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Meet Nia, First Magellanic Penguin Chick Bred at Shedd Aquarium Gets a Name

First-Magellanic-Penguin-Chick-Bred-at-Shedd-Aquarium-Gets-a-NameShedd Aquarium announced today that the first Magellanic penguin chick (Spheniscus magellanicus) bred at the aquarium, which hatched on Mother’s Day weekend, is a female. At a regular check up with the aquarium’s veterinary team, a blood test determined the sex and showed that she has been hitting all the major milestones. Shortly after, the aquarium hosted a contest for staff to choose her name. Shedd volunteers, partners and staff came back with a resounding answer – Nia (NEE-ah)!

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Chicago Celebrities Help Kids Get Curious in Shedd Aquarium's New Kids' Video Series

Chicago-Celebrities-Help-Kids-Get-Curious-in-Shedd-Aquariums-New-Kids-Video-Series“Sea Curious” Features Actor Kel Mitchell, Chicago Fire Players Brandt Bronico & Richard Sánchez, Chicago White Sox Player Yolmer Sánchez, Mi Tocaya Chef Diana Dávila and Olympic Bobsledder Aja Evans.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club Offering Teen Travel Basketball League

Boys-and-Girls-Clubs-of-Greater-Northwest-Indiana Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s Duneland Club is offering a 2019 Teen Travel Basketball League. The league is open to all high school boys, freshmen to seniors.

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NorthShore Health Center's Host 3rd Annual Trunk or Treat


With Halloween just a day away, monsters, heroes, and princesses of all kinds descended upon Lake Station for NorthShore Health Center’s Annual Trunk or Treat festivities. Costumed kids and families enjoyed candy, treats, and information courtesy of NorthShore and their partners.

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Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics Announces 2018 Pumpkin Contest Winners


Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics' annual pumpkin contest is a hit yet again! The contest is held each year between local area dentists who are asked to design & decorate pumpkins. They compete each year against one another and people are welcome to vote on their favorites! Dr. Trang Vu's office at Vu Family Dentistry took home the win this year. Check out all the great creations below.

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2018 Northwest Indiana Trick or Treating Times


Sidewalks will once again be filled with ghosts, witches, and goblins, as Halloween 2018 is right around the corner! Stock up on treats and goodies for the trick-or-treaters on Halloween night. Find the Northwest Indiana trick-or-treat times for your neighborhood below! The trick-or-treat hours listed below are for Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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Shedd Aquarium Beluga Whale is Pregnant

Shedd-Aquarium-Beluga-Whale-is-Pregnant Shedd Aquarium announced today that one of their marine mammals is expecting. Mauyak (MY-ak), a 37-year-old beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is pregnant and expected to give birth in summer 2019.

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Fall Fun for Everyone at the Portage Township YMCA

fillerThe Portage Township YMCA is hosting family fun in October times two. Fairy Gardens have gained quite the following and the Portage YMCA promises to deliver with their Fall Family Fairy Garden Fundraiser, taking place on Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 2pm-4pm at their facility located at 3100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage, IN. For just $25 per garden, families will have all the supplies necessary to create a fall-themed fairy garden complete with mums. Funds raised will support the purchase of new hand weights for their revved-up group exercise schedule, having something for everyone. Tickets may be purchased online or at the Y.

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Portage High School Homecoming Parade Shows City Colors


Hundreds of youths donning Portage’s school colors of Red, White, and Black congregated behind Willow Creek Middle School Thursday evening to prepare for the Homecoming Parade. At 5pm, police sirens signaled the beginning of Portage’s annual parade. Eager attendees sprinkled down Central Avenue to show their Indian Pride.

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Gearing for 100 Year Celebration of the Katherine House Reflecting on Past and Looking Toward a Great Future


In East Chicago’s Harbor Area sits the “old” Katherine House. Still holding a regal presence, it sits squarely across the street of its current home, the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. The Katherine House, as it was known, has a rich place in East Chicago’s history. Built in 1919 by the local faith based community, its purpose was to serve as a youth center. Fast forward to 1973. As the Boys & Girls Club organization was growing throughout Lake and Porter Counties, the East Chicago Club became the third Club added to the Boys & Girls Clubs family. Lowell Robertson, founder of the East Chicago Club, worked with the Katherine House to merge into the now present East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. As a contingent of the merger, girls were accepted as members. In 1992, the current East...

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Everything “Odd” About the New Duneland Club’s Tween Center Makeover


When the decision was made to build a new Duneland Boys & Girls Club in Chesterton, the goal was to provide a fun and safe after-school and summer facility for more kids to attend. Since opening the Club’s “new doors” in April 2017, membership has increased and average daily attendance of youth visiting the Club has more than doubled.

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