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NorthShore Health Centers Celebrates Happy, Healthy Families with 2nd Annual First Birthday Party


A child's first birthday is a cause for celebration for NorthShore Health Centers. Over a dozen families joined the NorthShore team for their second annual First Birthday Party for patients at Chuck E. Cheese, marking another successful year of healthcare.

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Franciscan Health: A Safe Day for Kids in Crown Point

Franciscan-Health-A-Safe-Day-for-Kids-in-Crown-PointAudience members enjoyed a Pro-Kids Show program of music, magic and comedy, presented by Tim Hannig; at a third Safe Kids Day celebration offered by Franciscan Health and the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point April 22.

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Hammond Parks has Six Flags Great America Tickets!

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. invites all area residents to purchase your tickets for Six Flags Great America from Hammond Parks & Recreation at a steep discount!

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Sand Creek Country Club Hosts Annual Easter Egg Festival


On a sunny, warm morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted their annual Easter Egg Festival. The event included a wonderful Easter Egg Hunt in the club’s Clock Tower Garden, a delicious lunch, and wonderful memories made for the families of Sand Creek Country Club.

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Easter Came Early to Valparaiso Thanks to Porter EMS and InHealth


Volunteers began early Saturday morning setting up for the annual Breakfast With the Easter Bunny event. There were people cooking the breakfast food, setting up chairs, and scattering the Easter Eggs throughout the Expo Center’s grassy fields.

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Northshore's 2017 Eggstravaganza Brings Community Together for Family Fun


This year’s NorthShore Health Centers Easter Eggstravaganza was bigger and better than ever. NorthShore turned Saturday afternoon into a holiday festival with hidden eggs, face painting, and special character guests.

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Portage Township YMCA Hosts Annual Meeting in 2017


On March 16, 2017, the Portage Township YMCA hosted their Annual Meeting to kick off this year’s Annual Scholarship Campaign. Several community leaders, board members, and volunteers were in attendance. Amber Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of the Portage Township YMCA, began the meeting with the YMCA’s purpose and mission. The YMCA, also known as Young Men’s Christian Association, is much more than a gym; it is a non-profit dedicated to changing lives. The Portage Township YMCA opened in 1969 as a branch of the Porter County YMCA. On August 4, 1977, they were incorporated and became their own independent branch. They will be celebrating their 40-year anniversary this summer.

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Registration Now Open for 2017 Girl Scout Summer Day Camp

Worlds-of-Girl-Scouting-2All Girl Scouts now can register for the annual Valparaiso/Washington Twp. Area Girl Scout Day Camp. ”Zoom into Nature” is the theme for this summer’s Girl Scout Day Camp at Butternut Springs June 12-16, 2017.

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South Shore Line’s Kids Ride Free Program Makes Spring Break Travel Affordable


With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from communities throughout northcentral and northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Kids Ride the South Shore Line Free All Spring Break Long

South-Shore-Kids-Ride-Free-2016With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is reminding riders about its Kids Ride Free program. Kids Ride Free is part of the SSL’s ongoing efforts to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, cities in Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Hartsfield Village Resident Mary Kerekes Knits Hats for Babies Born in Community Healthcare Hospitals


CHS-hats-1Toting a bag filled with ruby-red hats, Hartsfield Village resident Mary Kerekes made a special delivery to the Family Birthing Centers at the hospitals of Community Healthcare System on Valentine’s Day. Since she started knitting, she has made more than 850 tiny hats – each stitched with love – and delivered them to the moms and babies at Community Hospital in Munster, St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, and St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart.

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