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A Pacific white-sided dolphin at Shedd is expecting

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We are delighted to announce that Piquet, one of the Pacific white-sided dolphins at Shedd Aquarium, is pregnant and due to deliver this fall. The 31-year-old dolphin is an experienced mother, having previously given birth to two healthy calves at Shedd – Sagu, born in 2012, and Makoa, born in 2015.

Our veterinary and animal care teams report that Piquet and her developing calf are progressing exactly as they should. They will provide her with any prenatal attention she may require in addition to the excellent care that is standard for all Shedd’s animals.

We are also anticipating the birth of beluga whale Mauyak’s calf in the...

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City of Hammond Public Presentation with Jeff Speck and Associates: Transforming Downtown Hammond

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Hammond, May 24, 2019 - Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City Department of Planning and Development Department invite you to a public presentation by best-selling author, city planner and urban designer Jeff Speck, along with urban design leader David Dixon, on Tuesday, May 28th at the Hammond Academy of Science and Technology gymnasium (door M) 33 Muenich Court, starting at 6pm.

Mayor McDermott and the City of Hammond are excited to begin working with Jeff Speck and Associates on transforming downtown. The potential for positive change in Hammond’s core is strong right now, especially with the upcoming South Shore West Lake Corridor Extension Project. “This new transportation component in downtown adds strength to this area, which has struggled for years. Having people looking to live downtown and make it their home is a game-changer for Hammond and the Region. We...

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2019 Northwest Indiana Graduation Station

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Caps off to these new graduates! Our coverage team has traveled across the Region to capture the culmination of these students' hard work. Celebrate with us and take a tour through our galleries.

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Community Healthcare System breaks the stigma around mental health at Healthy Mind, Healthy Body Symposium

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Mental health is hard to talk about, especially when something is wrong. Many find themselves embarrassed or ashamed, others stay quiet and shut people out. On Wednesday, Community Healthcare System hosted the "Healthy Mind, Healthy Body" Symposium, an evening dedicated to breaking the stigma around discussing mental health.

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READY NWI gathers to plan for region-wide student success

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On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers. This Thursday, the leaders had a lot to discuss, namely their upcoming annual Summer Institute and how to best meet the state’s new graduation requirements.

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Students learn their vital role at Citizen Science Symposium

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Entire worlds live right in our backyards. For the past several months, middle school students have been learning about the different worlds outside of their windows through the Dunes Learning Center’s new Citizen Science program. May 17 saw the culmination of their studies, as the students gathered at the Genesis Center in Gary for the Citizen Science Symposium.

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Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship available to students seeking a career in the surgical environment


rot3La Porte and Porter County students seeking a career in the surgical environment can apply for an award of up to $5,000 through the Maria Petti Memorial Scholarship.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 17, 2019


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The PTO of Kyle Elementary provided our students and staff with a hot dog lunch in our courtyard to celebrate our reading growth through out the year. Our principal Mr. Sopko, cooked all the hot dogs on his grill.

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University of Saint Francis Crown Point offers a unique educational experience

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Driving north on I – 65 from Lowell to Crown Point, you might look to your right and glimpse a brand-new building across from Franciscan Health Franciscan Point. Welcome to The University of Saint Francis Crown Point - a private, Catholic university that offers a variety of healthcare programs and degrees.

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Liz Guzman-Arredondo of Calumet College of St. Joseph grows her calling

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One of the eldest children in a blended family of 12 siblings, Liz Guzman-Arredondo, M.S.W., L.S.W., still remembers the moment she realized she wanted to be a professional helper. Growing up, she had the extra responsibility of caring for her many younger siblings. In truth, she said, she was forced to grow up a little before her time. One day, a social worker came to speak with a young family member who had had a baby. The impact the social worker’s guidance had on the young woman’s stress did not escape Guzman-Arredondo’s notice.

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Portage Township Schools Update, May 10, 2019


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Officer Monks and Officer Dandurand as well as K9 dog Nakir came to Kyle Elementary to talk about a K9's job on the police department and the importance of staying drug free.

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