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Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana Donates Garage Door to Habitat For Humanity Home


Friday morning Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana donated and installed a garage door and opener on the home of a deserving Merrillville family. The home which is close to being completed by Habitat for Humanity was in need of a few final touches to make it truly ready for its new owners.

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Porter Regional Hospital Unveils “Hope Lives Here” Gallery to Shine Positive Light on NICU Journeys


When parents have a baby in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), their hearts may be heavy as their little ones fight to get healthy and stronger – some weighing only slightly more than a pound. At Porter Regional Hospital’s NICU, hope lives, in a stunning photography exhibit featuring NICU graduates who have grown to be happy, healthy, and strong. The display is an uplifting reminder for parents that there is hope for their tiniest bundles of joy.

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United Way of Porter County Annual Golf Outing Raising More Than $57,000 for Community Impact Programs


United Way of Porter County annual golf outing raised more than $57,000 on Monday, May 21 thanks to the support of more than 50 businesses and 140 golfers, selling out the event.

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City of Whiting Introduces Pop Ups in the Park for Local Vendors


Whiting and Robertsdale businesses will have an exciting opportunity this summer! Starting May 28th, the City of Whiting will have Pop Ups in the Park, a chance for area businesses to set up shop along the beautiful lakefront and sell their goods to the community.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Take 1st Place in the Art Van Charity Challenge


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana joined the Art Van Charity Challenge on Crowdrise back on May 1st. This marked the third year for the Club’s participation in the Challenge – a three-week initiative where individuals and corporations were encouraged to give back to their communities through online donations. After taking second place in the Challenge last year, the Clubs and all their supporters were even more motivated to win the grand prize of $100,000 in 2018 despite competing against numerous other Midwest nonprofits.

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Community Healthcare System Hosts Educational Stroke and Diabetes Fair


Attendees at the Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair, hosted by Community Hospital and St. Catherine Hospital, learned about the different ways that individuals can take charge of their health. The event boasted a full house of vendors and informational booths, as well as lectures on the advances made to treat stroke and diabetes.

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International Subaru of Merrillville Awarded for Exceptional Customer Service


International Subaru of Merrillville goes to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome, bringing the Subaru Love Promise to life by showing respect to all people and working to make a positive impact on the communities in which their customers live and work.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Partners with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana to Make a Difference in Children’s Lives


This past spring semester, business students at the Calumet College of Saint Joseph partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana to engage in a student-run project that will have a long-term, positive impact on the clubs in the area. Through focus groups and final reports, the students had the unique opportunity not only to learn a ton, but also to improve the lives of local kids.

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United Way of Porter County Annual Golf Classic 2018 Gives Back to the Community


Some people can only dream of going to work to eat fresh burgers off the grill, sample adult beverages, win prizes, and golf with some of their closest friends. The United Way of Porter County’s  Annual Golf Classic: Party on the Green made that possible for many men and women this past Monday! The event took place at Valparaiso Country Club and served as the kickoff for the organization’s 2018 fundraising campaign.

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Rosalyn Baldwin Spreads the Love During Visit to Hammond Police Department


Friday night, 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin visited the Hammond Police Department and did what she does best: offered hope, inspiration, and solidarity through hugs. Baldwin’s mission to visit each state in the U.S. landed her in Hammond after she saw the name on a map of Indiana, Lieutenant Steve Kellogg stated. He shared that Baldwin’s mother, Angie, told her to pick a city in Indiana to visit, and since Baldwin hails from a town with the same name in Louisiana, it was no contest.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 18, 2018


Myers First Graders Head to the Zoo
First graders from Myers Elementary School in Portage recently boarded their buses on route to Lincoln Park Zoo. The weather was overcast and gray, but the chaperones were abundant, and the children were filled with giggles and smiles! The main objective of the trip was for the children to observe animals and plants in their differing habitats. Animal and plant non-fiction books were read to each of the first grade classes prior to embarking on their trip. Students also gained additional information by reading animal books alone and with friends. The first graders’ animal unit of study was enhanced by the exciting experience of actually going to the zoo and seeing the animals up close. At the conclusion of the trip, all agreed that it...

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