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Hannah’s Hope Holds 6th Annual Pop Tab Collection

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As the 6th annual Hannah’s Hope Pop Tab Collection took place on Saturday, a friendly competition between Porter County schools concluded at the South Haven McDonald’s here in Valparaiso. Participating students, along with their families and principals, celebrated their hard work with a meet-and-greet from Ronald McDonald and some ice cream.

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Getting to Know Hannah’s Hope

Getting-to-Know-Hannahs-Hope-01 The story behind Hannah’s Hope is not the way one would choose to start a story, but with an ending that continues through the positive work being done by its organizers.

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Franciscan Health Celebrates First Baby of 2017

Franciscan-Health-Celebrates-First-Baby-of-2017The Franciscan Health Center for Women and Children in Lafayette welcomed Montgomery County's first baby of the year at 4:42 p.m. on Jan. 1, 2017.

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Franciscan Health Dyer Welcomes First Baby of 2017

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Welcomes-First-Baby-of-2017Kasper Otworowski, who came into the world at 1:46 a.m. Jan. 1, became the first child born in the new year in Lake County. He is shown at Franciscan Health Dyer with his mother, Monika, of Cedar Lake, before they were joined later by husband, Cezary, and other two sons, Kyle, 8, and Kevin, 6, who would meet their new brother for the first time.

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I Double Dog Dare You to Visit the Indiana Welcome Center for the Annual “A Christmas Story” Display


“A Christmas Story” is already a magical holiday tradition, but the Indiana Welcome Center, located at 7770 Corinne Dr, in Hammond, really brings the story to life with its annual themed display.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Gifts that Stimulate the Left Brain

Brain-Balance-Gifts-that-Stimulate-the-Left-BrainIf you’re shopping for a child who is left brain weak, the following gifts that were curated by parents of the Brain Balance Program stimulate the left brain and are the perfect choice!

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Gifts that Stimulate the Right Brain

Brain-Balance-Gifts-that-Stimulate-the-Right-BrainIf you’re shopping for a child who is right brain weak, the following gifts that were curated by parents of the Brain Balance Program stimulate the right brain and are the perfect choice!

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Troopers Participate in 2016 Shop with a Cop Event in Portage

Indiana-State-Police-Shop-with-a-Cop-Portage-2016_01Indiana State Police were happy to participate this Saturday morning, December 17th, 2016, with the Indiana Black Troopers Association in a “Shop With A Cop” event at the Portage Walmart.

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Top 10 Children’s Books for Kids with ADHD, Learning Differences and Sensory Processing Disorder


The following books offer information and support to kids who struggle with ADHD, learning differences and sensory issues. These are great gift options for those special children who need to know they’re not alone in their struggles.

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The City of Whiting Holds Their Annual Illuminated Christmas Parade

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The city of Whiting sprang to life in a cacophony of light and sound with the annual Whiting Christmas Parade. The Whiting community experienced seeing live reindeer walk down 119th Avenue. They also had the opportunity for their children to have a photo snapped with Santa. But most of all, they were able to see the magic of a thousand lights upon Whiting City Hall.

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Shuttle Service Available for A Major Event and Holiday Market

A-Christmas-Story-ExhibitThe Indiana Welcome Center’s annual exhibit, A Christmas Story Comes Home, will kick-off this Saturday with two events, the annual A Major Event and the new Holiday Market. A free shuttle service will be provided for overflow parking. Guests can park in the Homestead Athletic Complex, 8071 Kennedy Avenue in Highland from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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