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Calumet College of St. Joseph Celebrates Graduates with Awards Banquet

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On Thursday, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) celebrated some of its graduating students during an awards banquet. CCSJ, a small, private four-year institution located in Whiting, Indiana that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees hosted the banquet celebration for some of the college’s high-achieving graduates across different departments and degrees. Among the awards were those of academia, leadership, and spirit.

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Ideas In Motion Media's 4th Annual All About the Girls Inspires Strength in Women Across the Region

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This Thursday night, Ideas in Motion Media gathered women from across the Region to hold one of its favorite events of the year, the Fourth Annual All About the Girls! Hosted and organized by Jenny Craig-Brown, the event comes around once a year to inspire and empower women from all walks of life.

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Lubeznik Center and Safe Harbor Celebrate Young Artists and Community with Mural Unveiling

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Safe Harbor at Lake Hills Elementary School celebrated nine talented fourth graders on Wednesday as the students unveiled a mural they created through the after-school program, which provides educational, artistic, and other developmental opportunities to elementary, middle, and high school students within Michigan City Area Schools.

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The Final Stop for Portage High School's BPA


Final-Stop-for-PHS-BPA-2018Portage High Schools Business Professionals of America, traveled to Dallas, Texas Wednesday, May 9-Sunday, May 13, 2018 to participate in the final leg of BPA’s yearlong competition. Sponsor Lisa Melendez had the pleasure of traveling with three amazing students.

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Fronius Volunteers at Portage Community Garden

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Fronius USA, through their HOPE (Helping Others & Providing Energy) program, recently spent two working days working with the Portage Community Garden. The Fronius HOPE program is the leading manufacturer’s corporate social responsibility program, focusing on engaging staff in community involvement and volunteerism. Fronius employees spent their afternoons preparing the gardens, planting, and beautifying the garden for its service season.

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2018 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

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Of all the events we see throughout the year, graduations and commencements are the ones that most embody our good news mission. To see all the hard work put in and out of the classroom by students, parents, teachers, coaches, families and friends culminate in one event, with everyone across the school celebrating the same thing; it's just awesome.

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Portage Township YMCA Gearing Up for the Best Summer Ever

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At the end of the summer, families want to hear their child had “the best summer ever.” To help make that happen, Portage Township YMCA is offering two day camps, keeping kids in Portage and the surrounding areas adventurous, active, engaged and healthy all summer long. YMCA camp programs offer youth fun and unique experiences with an opportunity to explore the outdoors, meet new friends, discover new interests and create memories that last a lifetime.

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McColly Real Estate Announces Peanut Butter & Jelly Drive to Support Local Charities

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McColly Real Estate, care of McColly Charities, is sponsoring a peanut butter and jelly drive. Peanut butter and jelly is a great staple for families in need. Peanut butter is one of the most needed items for all food banks due to its popularity, long shelf life and high protein amount.

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Mayor McDermott Announces Management Team for Sportsplex


rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces that James Taillon, II has been named General Manager for the Hammond Sportsplex and Kymberli Roberts, Assistant General Manager Basketball/Volleyball. “We are very fortunate to have these two talented and experienced individuals to lead the Sportsplex into becoming the premiere athletic facility in Northwest Indiana.”

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NIPSCO to Explore Range of Options to Meet Future Electric Needs


rot3Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) has announced the opening of a request for proposals (RFP) to consider a combination of potential resources to meet the future electric needs of its customers.

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“Listen to Your Mother” Brings the Region Together to Honor and Celebrate Mothers

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The Annual “Listen To Your Mother” show, presented at the Art Theater in Hobart, was a beautiful way to honor mothers. Saturday evening, Queen B Productions presented different cast members with each of their own unique stories. The director and producer of the show was Carrie Bedwell, a teacher of more than 20 years who dedicated the show to her mother who is battling lung cancer. The Master of the Ceremony Chris Mahlmann hosted the event. Mahlmann has countless awards and is the owner of Ideas in Motion Media. The whole night evoked many different emotions within the speakers and the audience. Whether it was laughter or tears, the message remained the same: mothers know what is best.

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