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St. Mary Medical Center to Host “Shine a Light on COPD and Lung Disease”

St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart will host its annual program, “Shine a Light on COPD and Lung Disease,” from 1:30-4 p.m. on Monday, November 18. The program will feature physician presentations on lung cancer screenings, minimally invasive robotic thoracic surgery and the diagnosis, treatment and management of COPD-related illnesses. There will also be a […]

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Migration Birding Hike with Indiana Audubon Society at Indiana Dunes National Park

Region residents are invited to join birding expert and Indiana Audubon Society Executive Director Brad Bumgardner on Saturday, November 23, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, for his migration birding series. Participants are asked to meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and car pool to the birding spot of the month. No experience required. […]

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State Representative Pressel says Energy Assistance Program Provides Help to Those in Need

With this week’s cold weather, many Hoosiers may be thinking about the impact of sub-freezing temperatures on their heating bills. State Representative Jim Pressel of Rolling Prairie, a member of the House Utilities, Energy, and Telecommunications Committee, says there’s help available for those who need assistance through the Energy Assistance Program.  The federally-funded program is […]

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Franciscan Health Fitness Centers Annual Fall Open House

Region residents are invited to stop by Franciscan Health Fitness Centers for their annual fall open house happening at all three clubs – Schererville, Chesterton and Chicago Heights – Wednesday, November 20, 9am-8pm. Free all day, including facility tours, educational booths, and more. Guests are invited to go dressed in their workout clothes. The schedule […]

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Merrillville Community Planetarium Offers Space, Program for Holiday Parties

The Merrillville Community Planetarium not only offers a chance to learn about space… it also provides a space to hold private gatherings, like holiday or birthday parties. The private show fee of $82 includes up to one hour in the theater for a planetarium show of choice and one hour in the waiting area where […]

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Special Presentation on Underwater Plant Life

Region residents are invited to a free program on how plants reproduce underwater and the role of underwater plant life with regards to other life including humans. Nathanael Pilla will discuss the importance of pondweeds, duckweeds, and other submerged plants.   Attendees will also be introduced to many native and a few non-native submerged plant […]

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Pets and Family Photos with Santa

Pets & Family Photos with Santa Saturday December 7, 2019, from 10am – 3pm at Chesterton Feed & Garden Center, 400 Locust, Chesterton. $10 per photo in a holiday frame, printed on site. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry and families and pets in need.

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Second Chance 4 Pets Network and 4 Paw Sake Rescue to Co-Host Christmas Open House

Second Chance 4 Pets Network and 4 Paw Sake Rescue will co-host a Christmas Open House on Sunday, December 8, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Paw Palace, 2739 Glenwood-Dyer Road in Lynwood, Illinois. Have your pet’s picture taken with Santa (for a nominal fee), Christmas shop for your pet, enjoy some Christmas […]

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Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Salute to Leadership Dinner in January

The Greater Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Salute to Leadership” dinner on January 11th at Sand Creek Country Club. The Board of Directors of the Valpo Chamber will honor outgoing Mayor Jon Costas with the 2019 Distinguished Community Leader Award. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates a leadership role, […]

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Senior SantaPaws Seeks to Provide Holiday Joy

Silverstray Social, a local nonprofit providing free social media and promotion to help animals in shelters and with rescues find homes, has teamed up with some area retailers for an effort called Senior SantaPaws. The nonprofit’s founder Kelly Carey said she started the program to be able to provide senior citizens with a special package […]

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