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South Shore Clean Cities Hosts Congressman Pete Visclosky on Radio Program ‘The Green Commuter’

south-shore-clean-cities-logoSouth Shore Clean Cities (SSCC) welcomes Indiana Congressman Pete Visclosky to the April 23 edition of The Green Commuter on Lakeshore Public Radio.

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Members Advantage Credit Union Awards Two $1,000 College Scholarships

members-advantage-scholarships-01Members Advantage Credit Union has awarded two $1,000 college scholarships to area high school seniors: Luke Latchford and Jessica Reason. Latchford, who is graduating from Michigan City High School, is the recipient of the Leona Bruno Scholarship, while Westville High School senior Jessica Reason has been awarded the Gail Walker Scholarship.

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Arbor Day Event Plants the Seed for Local Neighborhood

Valparaiso-Vibrant-VisionaryOn Saturday, April 19, community volunteers will gather to plant more than 100 trees in one Valparaiso subdivision. In celebration of Arbor Day, the Shade Brigade, an initiative of the City’s Department of Public Works, will host their largest tree planting project to date.

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Crisman Elementary 2nd Graders Get the “Buzz” on Electric Safety

crisman-2nd-grade-electrician-01Buzz Ingram, a NIPSCO retiree, came for a visit to help students understand the dangers of being around electricity. Mr. Ingram explains how to stay safe inside and outside of the home using the safety village he brings along. He demonstrated many different scenarios so the children come away from the presentation with a great understanding of how dangerous electricity is. A big “Thank You” goes out to Mr. Ingram!

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OE Runners Spots Available for the 2014 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

2014Open lottery registration closed last week for the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Runners lucky enough to secure a race entry through the lottery were notified on April 14. For runners who did not receive a race entry but are still interested in running this year’s Chicago Marathon, Opportunity Enterprises has a limited number of entries available. Runners can register for the race through OE and entries will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration involves a $185 payment to secure your spot, and a commitment to raise a minimum of $1,500, for a total minimum commitment of $1,685, by October 1st of this year.

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Chesterton Middle School Participates in the 2014 Reality Store

2014 Reality Store 1On April 16, 550 Duneland middle school students from St. Patrick’s, Chesterton Middle School, and the Discovery Charter School received a wake-up call during the Duneland Chamber of Commerce 8th Grade Reality Store. This annual event was coordinated by the Chamber’s Partners in Education Committee – a working group composed of community volunteers, Chamber staff, and partners from the Duneland School Corporation.

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Matt Stewart Named Men's Field Top Performer of the Week by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Matt-StewartThe Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference has announced that Matt Stewart (Hobart, Ind.) is the conference's Men's Field Top Performer of the Week after their efforts during the week of April 7-13.

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