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Midwest Moms Filling Boxes for Children in Need

operationchristmaschildlogoMidwest Moms on a Mission is currently running their 4th Annual Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Drive for Samaritan’s Purse International Relief. The purpose of the drive is to fill at least 400 shoeboxes with school supplies, hygiene items and small toys that will be delivered to children in need. This is a great opportunity to help make a child’s holiday season special!

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PNC Campus Shop Hosts Thirst Tour Event

Thirst-ProjectThe Purdue University North Central Campus Shop will host a Thirst Tour event on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. in the Library-Student-Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02. It is free and open to the public.

The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that helps build water wells around the world so that people have access to clean drinking water. The presence of a freshwater well in a developing nation can change a community forever. It also works to raise awareness about the global water crisis affecting more than one billion people. Thirst Project's School Tour is a nationwide initiative aimed at educating and engaging students to let them know more about this issue and how they can...

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Boston Students Enter the New Year at Full Speed

Boston Middle School’s Project Lead The Way class works on their first project of the year.


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Volunteers Invited to Washington Park Beach to Keep Great Lakes Beaches Barefoot Friendly

Adopt-a-Beach-Sept-15Public Beach Cleanup and Celebration Planned for Volunteers

Barefoot Wine is teaming up with the Alliance for the Great Lakes and Michigan City Parks and Recreation Department to host a public Adopt-a-Beach cleanup at Washington Park Beach. Following the cleanup, volunteers ages 21 and older are invited to attend a celebration, hosted by the Alliance for the Great Lakes, featuring Barefoot Wine and surf-inspired fare.

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Recent Happenings at Handley Elementary

Handley Elementary School students enjoy the bounce house during a recent Fun Night.


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Kiwanis Peanut Days are Friday September 21 and September 28!

Kiwanis logoThe Kiwanis Club of La Porte will be hosting their annual Peanut Days on Friday, September 21st and 28th in front of the La Porte Post Office and Kroger from 7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Stop by and meet local community members who are committed to supporting children in the La Porte area.

Donate what you can, and to say thank you a Kiwanian will give you a bag of peanuts. The proceeds from this collection go to support local programs and events.

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"No Walls" Service Held this Weekend

cross-yellowWe are excited to announce the “No Walls” Service will be held this Sunday morning at 10am at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds. This worship service is a combined service for many of the churches in LaPorte and will include: worship, teaching and fellowship. Any one in the community is invited.

Pastor Jeff Hines, from LaPorte Assembly of God, will bring the message and the worship will be led by the praise band from Crossroads Christian Center. The combined offering of the morning will go to the support of “First Step of LaPorte”, a benevolent ministry helping those in need in our community.

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"Stuff a Bus" a Huge Success for Salvation Army of LaPorte

Stuff-Bus-2012-La-Porte-1This last week, Al’s Market East and West, partnered with the Salvation Army of LaPorte to sponsor “Stuff a Bus”. This program was a great success thanks to the generosity of the people of LaPorte. Bags of groceries with the value of approximately $10, were offered at a discounted price of $5 to the store patrons. 415 bags were purchased by the public! These bags were then transported by a “bus” to Salvation Army and they will be unpacked and go to restock the food pantry shelves. We also received $300 in meat vouchers. All of these donations will be given to needy families in our community. We want to thank our community and Al’s for your generosity.

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Two Michigan City Families Celebrate Ownership of New Habitat Homes

2012-Habitat-Dedication-010Double dedication ceremonies were held Sunday afternoon for two newly constructed houses on Michigan City’s west side that were recently completed by the La Porte County Habitat for Humanity organization and volunteers.

The new home of Tracy Coleman and her sons Christian, 15 and Antonio, 10, is at 218 Willard Ave. A few blocks away, at 413 Lincoln Ave., is the home of Rose Sharp and her son Jordan, 7.

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Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Benefit from BMW’s Restore the Outdoors Facebook Promotion (Update: You Can Win an iPad!)

Restore-the-Outdoors-2012Update: The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore needs your help to raise funds from BMW of USA! 

Spread the word, like an image and help raise up to $10,000 for the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore without giving a dime! (AND NOW the Dunes will pick a winner for an iPad from someone that Shares this post as soon as they hit 7,500 LIKES) #LikeAndShareTheDunes: 

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PNC Sets Enrollment and Credit Hour Records

PNCPurdue University North Central set all-time enrollment and credit hour records this fall. The 2012 - 2013 academic year opened Monday, Aug. 20 with a record 6,048 students enrolled in a record 55,219 credit hours.

This represents a 15 percent increase in students over the fall semester of 2011.

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