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Symphony of Chesterton Wins the High Note Award for Excellence in Customer Service


Symphony of Chesterton has a lot to celebrate! Last month, the assisted living center was honored with the High Note Award for the fourth time in the short few years the facility has been opened.

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Symphony of Chesterton Residents Enjoy Life Under the Sea with Art Celebration Bash

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Friday afternoon, the Symphony of Chesterton invited residents and the families to celebrate the arts with an underwater sea-bash at the facility. It was a day full of painting, cookies, cupcake making, and enjoying a family- and fish-friendly film!

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IU Northwest Astronomy Professor Explains Fascination With the Upcoming Solar Eclipse


Few subjects captivate minds - young and old - quite like astronomy.

Short of boarding a space shuttle, a planetarium offers the best possible environment to satisfy one’s celestial curiosity, and better still, earn credits to fulfill a science requirement at Indiana University Northwest.

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Visclosky Announces Grant Award for Porter County Volunteer Fire Departments

Congressman-Visclosky-HeadshotCongressman Visclosky announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has awarded a grant that will benefit several volunteer fire departments in Porter County under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.

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Eyes on the Future: Latest Developments at the Portage YMCA


The Portage Township YMCA Board of Directors is pleased to confirm that the Y’s Branch Manager, Cassie Cayetano, has accepted some additional responsibilities relating to the day-to-day operations of the Portage location. Amber Alexander resigned her position as the CEO as of August 9, 2017, for personal reasons.

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The Evolution of Fatherhood


The role of a dad in the average family has changed a lot since the days of my own father, and I would argue it has changed for the better. In a world where technological breakthroughs and their impacts can be sudden and far reaching and societal attitudes have changed greatly, it’s no surprise that the role has changed along with the times.

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NorthShore Health Centers Entertain Portage Community with Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair


NorthShore Health Centers continued their National Health Centers Week celebrations on Thursday, throwing a huge bash called the “Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair” at their Portage Scottsdale location.

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The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce Participates in United Way of Porter County's 2017 Day of Caring

Portage-Chamber-of-Commerce-United-Way-of-Porter-County-2017-Day-of-CaringThe Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce participated in the United Way of Porter County's Day of Caring on August 4, 2017. The ladies of the Portage Chamber each participated in a different project in a effort to have a greater impact on the community.

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Top Ten Places to Bring your Daughter in Northwest Indiana


Kids have an insatiable sense of adventure and boundless energy to back it up. As a parent, the struggle comes when trying to find ways to keep that energy from destroying the home you live in! If you’ve got a little one, you understand the need to escape the house and explore the town a bit.

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Full Day PreK Program Offered at Nativity of Our Savior School

Nativity-of-Our-Savior-ChurchNativity of Our Savior School is excited to announce another option, a full day pilot program, for our Pre-Kindergarten in 2017-2018! Our early learning programs are open to students who were 4 years old by August 1, 2017. Classes begin on Monday, August 28th.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Longtime Sweethearts Renew Vows in Hospital Room

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Longtime-Sweethearts-Renew-Vows-in-Hospital-RoomMike and Danielle Kubiak, of St. John, embrace after renewing their marriage vows in early August in Mike’s hospital room at Franciscan Health Dyer, prior to him receiving successful open heart surgery the next week. The ceremony, attended by family and hospital staff members, was performed by the Rev. Tim McFarland, a hospital chaplain.

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