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Everything “Odd” About the New Duneland Club’s Tween Center Makeover


When the decision was made to build a new Duneland Boys & Girls Club in Chesterton, the goal was to provide a fun and safe after-school and summer facility for more kids to attend. Since opening the Club’s “new doors” in April 2017, membership has increased and average daily attendance of youth visiting the Club has more than doubled.

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Texas Corral Restaurant’s 5th Annual Car Show and Family Fun Night Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club

BGCNWI-Texas-Corral-South-Haven-Club-Benefit-2018_02 For a 5th Year, Texas Corral Restaurant hosted a Car Show and Family Fun Night to give local families an outlet to have fun and spend time with each other while supporting a local organization. The Car Show and Family Fun Night is an annual fundraiser that raises resources for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club, while also promoting awareness about the South Haven Club and the after-school programs it offers to youth ages 5 to 18 years.

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Celebration of Wildlife at Sunset Hill Farm Set for October 7th


Has your pet made a difference in your life of the lives of those around you? Does your pet provide service to someone who is disabled? Has your pet overcome an abusive past to become a loving, caring member if your family? Has your pet alerted you to a dangerous situation?

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Hannah's Hope to Host Their 2018 Charity Gala, "Dreams"


More than 350 supporters of Hannah’s Hope are anticipated at Woodland Park’s Oakwood Grand Hall in Portage on Saturday night, October 13, 2018 as they share and celebrate some of the many amazing stories of children that the local charity has assisted over the years through their EAP (Equipment Assistance Program). They will also be celebrating and thanking the region for the 2017 grand opening of the Hannah’s Hope Playground at Founder’s Square. The playground, which boasts equipment designed to challenge children with special physical, social, and sensory needs, was a dream many years in the making for the Northwest Indiana charity that is now a reality.

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Dedicated Patrons Support Hannah’s Hope Rain or Shine at 9th Annual Charity Golf Outing


On a rainy Saturday, Hannah’s Hope packed the Brassie Golf Club to capacity for their 9th Annual Charity Golf Outing. Golfers, volunteers, and other supporters prowled the greens at the Chesterton golf club as they showed their support for the ever-growing nonprofit.

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Explore the Region through Your Favorite Northwest Indiana Downtowns!


Northwest Indiana is lucky to have so many downtowns that offer food, shopping, and entertainment for everyone! Based on your input, we have put together a list of some of the best things to do in your favorite downtowns as well as some up and coming cities and towns!

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United Way of Porter County Holds 2018 Field Day to Foster Community Engagement


United Way welcomed Porter County families to Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Saturday for their 3rd annual Field Day & Volunteer Fair.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana's New Duneland Club Nets Recognition


President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Ryan Smiley, recently accepted Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Best Overall Club Participation and Regular Attendance. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 112th National Conference in San Diego. Merit Awards for Program Excellence, are sponsored by MetLife Foundation and presented annually for outstanding programs developed and implemented to lead youth to great futures at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Each honoree receives a $2,500 award.

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NorthShore Health Centers Says “Happy Birthday, Baby!” With Kids' Carnival


NorthShore Health Centers kicked off summer with a day of family fun at their 3rd Annual Happy Birthday Baby! Celebration Thursday morning. The event celebrated new patients who are around one year of age with a carnival and refreshments.

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Duneland Chamber Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary for Lakefront Fireworks


The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will once again host the 10th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront event on Monday, July 2, 2018. “This event has become a tradition for Duneland families. I am excited to announce to the community that they will once again be able to enjoy this patriotic evening with their families at our lakefront. Holidays are important, and this event brings people together,” said Maura Durham, Duneland Chamber president.

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Whiting Unites as Superhero Saturday Dominates Downtown Whiting


Heroes filled the streets of the City of Whiting as they gathered downtown to celebrate the total vanquishing of evil doers everywhere. Fearless heroes leapt off the pages of DC and Marvel alike and performed daring stunts and wielded their powers by demolishing brick walls, hitting their target with giant boulders, and forging their balloon weapons in the name of all things good and super!

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