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Gary SouthShore RailCats Host Bishop Donald Hying's Birthday Bash, Joining Baseball, Charity, and Partying


The Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted one of the biggest parties of the year at the U.S. Steel Yard on Tuesday, celebrating Bishop Donald J. Hying’s 55th birthday. With the ‘Cats locked in a tight championship race, the fans’ energy was high as they cheered on their hometown club and raised money for the Bishop’s Mercy Fund.

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IU Northwest Welcomes Gary Students Back to School


Students in Gary and around the region headed back to school this week.

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IU Northwest Camp Exposes Underrepresented Populations to STEM Careers

IU-Northwest-Camp-Exposes-Underrepresented-Populations-to-STEM-Careers_01 Thirty-five teens from area high schools spent time at Indiana University Northwest this summer, immersed in hands-on learning in science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM).

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana's Lake Station Club Earns 'Painting A Brighter Future' Grant from Cedar Lake True Value


As students across Northwest Indiana prepare for the new school year, Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Lake Station Club is receiving a fresh coat of paint in their gymnasium thanks to a partnership with Cedar Lake True Value. The Lake Station Club is one of many across the nation selected to receive ‘Painting A Brighter Future’ grant.

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Take a Kid Fishing Day Teaches More than just the Skill


Fishing, once a means to survive for thousands of years, has transformed into a traditional craft that offers more than just a good catch. What better way to spend a sunny Saturday morning than to take a group of 35 children fishing, helping them to appreciate the lifelong values found within the hobby of fishing. Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, United Way of Porter County, and Dr. Larry McAfee from McAfee Animal Hospital united to create and sponsor Take a Kid Fishing, hoping to ignite a new passion for the children involved. The event took place on Dr. McAfee’s property on August 11.

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More Than 1,000 United Way Day of Caring Volunteers Got Their Hands Dirty Helping Area Nonprofits


Thanks to more than 1,000 volunteers 62 community projects were completed on Friday, August 10 as part of United Way’s annual Day of Caring program.

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United Way of Porter County Fastens Community Together in Another Successful Day of Caring


United Way of Porter County is famous around the Region for the vast number of organizations and programs they support. Year-round, 8,000 volunteers and over 4,000 donors impact lives across Northwest Indiana. United Way of Porter County and the surrounding community pulled out all the stops, gathering 1,101 volunteers together to help 43 nonprofits complete 79 projects across the Region; the majority of projects took place on Friday, August 10, this year's Day of Caring.

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Roger Brooks Congratulates Michigan City in Kicking Off Planning for Downtown Civic Plaza


An intense summer rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of the large group gathered at 7th and Franklin in Michigan City on Thursday evening. Michigan City welcomed back Roger Brooks to kick off the public outreach campaign. Brooks will design the downtown civic plaza being built next year. The plans could include a 10,000 square foot ice rink, a full concert stage, and outdoor areas for games like shuffleboard, chess, and checkers. City representatives hope to host a large series of events throughout the year, from art fairs and concerts to local markets and fitness classes where the community can gather and...

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Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Kick-off Breakfast Unites the Region in Fight Against Breast Cancer


Lake County united on August 9 to break breast cancer barriers at the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer kick-off breakfast at the Hellenic Cultural Center in Merrillville. The spotlight shined bright on survivors, their stories, and local doctors that provided a kaleidoscope of information regarding the resources that are available parallel to the detection of breast cancer. The gathering made it clear that without the community’s support, breast cancer would be a lonely trial with little to no answers.

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Porter County to Receive More Than $25,000 in Federal Funds for Emergency Food and Shelter Programs


Porter County has been awarded $25,000 by the federal Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) to support local services.

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IU Northwest Announces New School of the Arts

IU-Northwest-Announces-New-School-of-the-Arts-2018Indiana University Northwest on Monday announced its new School of the Arts, created to house the Departments of Fine Arts, Performing Arts, and Communication. Also housed in the new school will be the management of the black box and proscenium theaters, as well as the two art galleries.

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