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Brunch with Santa Brings Families Together for Festive and Joyous Afternoon at Sand Creek Country Club


On a bright and snowy Sunday morning, Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton hosted a beloved tradition: Brunch with Santa. Club members enjoyed this merry event with family and friends and grew excited for Christmas day.

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Santa Warms Hearts at Annual Holiday Event at Portage Township YMCA


You’re never too old to for an evening with Santa Claus. Partaking in the reindeer games and other fun activities is enjoyable at any age.

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Portage Township Schools Update, December 7, 2018

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Mrs. Mathisen's 3rd grade class got a demonstration on fractions by using yarn to teach equivalency.

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Franciscan Health Michigan City Presented Blessing and Tour for VIP Guests

“The new $240 million 425k square-foot facility, demonstrates the commitment the Franciscan alliance has made to our community, and will carry us to the 22nd century,” said Dr. David Fumo, Medical Staff President at Franciscan Health Michigan City.

In celebration of the Franciscan Alliance’s commitment to the community, the hospital invited VIP members to a blessing from Donald Hying, Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, followed by an elaborate tour of the new state-of-the-art facility, Thursday, December 6.

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 8.46.01 PM“This has been in the works for two and a half years,” said Dean Mazzoni, President and CEO of the hospital at today’s...

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Gov. Holcomb Outlines 2019 Next Level Agenda With Emphasis on Workforce, Health

2018GovHolcomb Gov. Eric J. Holcomb today announced his 2019 agenda, which continues his focus on jobs, economic growth, health, infrastructure and government service.

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Meals on Wheels Lights the Night for Senior Hunger

Meals-on-Wheels-Lights-the-Night-for-Senior-Hunger-2018About 70 people gathered at Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana to officially launch Light the Night for Senior Hunger, Powered by NIPSCO. The year-end campaign is underway to raise funds to deliver nutritious meals to seniors and other adults in need.

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Munster Surgeon’s Donation Helps Women Access Breast Cancer Care

Munster-Surgeons-Donation-Helps-Women-Access-Breast-Cancer-Care-2018Board Certified Plastic Surgeon David Robinson, MD, and his practice, Indiana Plastic Surgery, have made a $1,500 donation to the Women’s Diagnostic Center of Community Hospital. This contribution will benefit the breast diagnostic imaging fund, helping local uninsured women to receive imaging and biopsy services at the Women’s Diagnostic Center.

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Dealership Gifts $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana

Dealership-Gifts-5000-to-Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-IndianaAmongst glimmering new vehicles, Dave Brubaker, general manager of Team Chevrolet in Valparaiso and his employees generously donated $5,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana. On hand to accept their extreme generosity was Ryan Smiley, president and CEO of the multi-county Boys & Girls Clubs organization.

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Portage High School Preparing for College and Careers Classes Attend the Construction & Skilled Trades Day

PHS-Preparing-for-College-and-Careers-Classes-Attend-the-Construction-and-Skilled-Trades-Day-2018On Tuesday, November 27, thirty-five students from the PHS Preparing for College and Careers Classes attended the Construction & Skilled Trades Day at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Students were given opportunities to explore the work done by apprentice tradespeople in the more than 17 construction and building trade organizations represented. Many of the student activities were hands-on experiences, including bending conduit, laying brick, making stainless-steel tool boxes, stripping electrical wire and using simulators to operate heavy equipment.

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The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) for Emergency Shelters and at-risk Afterschool Meals Programs

Portage-YMCA-CACFP-LogoThe Portage Township YMCA today announces sponsorship of the Child and Adult Care Food Program at the following sites: Aylesworth Elementary School, Jones Elementary School, and the Portage Township YMCA. Meals will be available at no separate charge to enrolled children without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

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Interested in Impacting Your Community? AmeriCorps Can Help


Every year, AmeriCorps offers 80,000 service opportunities for adults of all ages and walks of life through a vast national network of partnerships with non-profit organizations. In Northwest Indiana, there is no doubt that AmeriCorps members have the ability to change lives while fulfilling vital roles in the community. Maddie Grimm, United Way AmeriCorps Program Director, is a master at connecting people to passionate efforts that surround their skill sets. She believes that everyone has something to bring to the table when it comes to supporting community.

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