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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up


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


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...


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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Portage Township Schools Update, September 29, 2017


Kyle Elementary
Mrs. Mathisen's 3rd gr. class participated in a field trip to West Beach to learn all about the lake and it's surroundings.

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Region Dog Park Roundup

Region-Dog-Parks-01It’s no secret that man’s best friend can use a place to run off some energy. Dog parks are getting easier to find and with the Region creating fun spaces for every member of the family, even the four legged ones, these parks offer a fantastic place to take your pooch for socializing and playtime.

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The Clothesline Project Exhibit Returns to IU Northwest Oct. 2-12

clothesline-projectExhibit sheds light on gender violence

The Women’s and Gender Studies Program (WGS) at Indiana University Northwest invites the campus and greater community to view “The Clothesline Project” to be featured in the Moraine Student Center from October 2-12. The T-shirt exhibit is part of a national project intended to educate, break the silence, and bear witness to gender violence.

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Open Enrollment Continues at New Vistas High School

NEONew Vistas High School, a tuition‐free public high school serving students of all ages from across Northwest Indiana, is currently holding open enrollment for the current school year. New Vistas High School is designed to serve students, including adults, who seek a supportive and personalized option for earning their Indiana high school diploma. The school offers flexible day or evening and full or part-time scheduling and offers an open door for those students who wish to re-engage in school, no matter their age.

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Gene Haas Foundation Awards $15,000 in Scholarships to Purdue Northwest Students


The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded $15,000 in scholarship funds to 13 Purdue University Northwest (PNW) students attending the College of Technology. The students range from freshman to graduate level and all are pursuing careers in advanced manufacturing.

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South Shore Line Adds to Train Schedule and Increases Capacity for 2017 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

SouthShoreNICTDFor both runners and observers, the South Shore Line invites you to leave your vehicle at one of our convenient stations in Indiana, and take the South Shore Line to Chicago for all Bank of America Chicago Marathon events for near door-to-door service.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Invites FBI Special Agent to Brief Students on Career Opportunities


Early Tuesday afternoon, students and faculty gathered at Calumet College of St. Joseph to hear from a special guest to The Region from the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent Wendy Osbourne, a veteran of the bureau for over 25 years. Osbourne was at CCSJ as part of their effort to give students a leg up for internships and careers before and after graduation.

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Purdue Northwest Sinai Forum Presents Lawrence Krauss October 15, 2017

Purdue-Northwest-colorThe Purdue University Northwest Sinai Forum will feature award-winning theoretical physicist and bestselling author Lawrence Krauss, at 4 p.m. CDT, Sunday, Oct. 15 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex on the PNW Westville Campus.

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