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Sixth Class of Master Recyclers Finishes Coursework


sixth-class-master-recyclersThirteen residents became Porter County Master Recycler interns at a recognition event held recently by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction.

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Metro Recycling to Plant Trees in Griffith Central Park 10/20 as Part of Commitment to Environment

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When it comes to keeping the Earth clean, Metro Recycling doesn’t shirk its duties. On the contrary, as a recycling company they see it as part of their responsibilities to contribute a significant effort to maintaining a sustainable environment.

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Community Healthcare System and Community Foundation of Northwest Indiana, Inc. Reach Out to Hurricane Victims

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Community Healthcare System presented a check for $90,965 on Wednesday, Oct. 11 to the American Red Cross for those affected by recent hurricanes. The funding represents one of the largest contributions to the Red Cross made by a single corporation in Northwest Indiana.

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up: Crown Point

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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Hallmark Store Brings Children Cheer


franciscan-health-crown-point-hallmark-store-brings-children-cheerLittle Green Apple Hallmark of Crown Point recently donated more than 300 Itty Bitty plush, stuffed animals to the Prenatal Assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point. “For the last several weeks, we invited customers to purchase an Itty Bitty and then the store would donate an Itty Bitty for each one purchased. Many customers also donated the one they purchased when they learned it was to help local children,” said Linda O’Leary, right, store manager.

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Volunteer Tax Preparers Sought for IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program


United-Way-PC-LogoAre you looking for a volunteer opportunity in Porter County? The United Way of Porter County is seeking volunteers to help elderly, moderate-to-low income Porter County residents file their federal and state income taxes for the 2017 tax year.

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Partners of Life: Best of Non-Profit Round Up

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Our nonprofit partners are a special group of people, often selfless, and concerned only with helping others. Their many volunteers and workers find ways to bring positivity and hope to many in the Region; stories we’re proud to help tell.

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Holladay Properties Builds Bridges in Community on Day of Caring

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When it comes to supporting the communities you work and live in, Holladay Properties takes this responsibility very seriously, and this was on full display last month as the crew at Holladay took part in the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring.

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up

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Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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Cancer Resource Centre, Community Healthcare System hold 14th Annual Unite & Fight Cancer Walk & 5K

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Over 1,000 participants ran and walked through the streets of Munster in honor of cancer survivors and victims at the Community Healthcare System’s 14th annual Unite & Fight Cancer 5k.

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If Portage Residents Could Give $1,000 To One NonProfit It Would Be...

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Tuesday night, we asked Portage residents on our PortageLife Facebook page what nonprofit in the area they would give to if they suddenly had a thousand dollars to donate as they wished. Portage residents were definitely in a giving mood Tuesday evening, because the response from our audience was enthusiastic. The comments piled on quickly with users’ suggestions for charitable organizations, topping out at nearly 50 comments by Friday morning and thousands of views on the post.

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