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In Honor of Father’s Day, We Hear from a Few Good Men of Porter County CASA


In honor of Father’s Day, the Porter County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are celebrating the men who volunteer their time to support children in need. Hailing from different backgrounds and bringing a range of skill sets, these men all share one thing in common– how much they care for kids.

“Advocates volunteer among chaos,” said Dr. Tim Knauff, Senior Pastor at Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso and CASA volunteer of three years. “When it is necessary for the Court to be involved with a young person, there are suddenly many, many floating pieces. Involvement includes not only the young person, but perhaps multiple parents, grandparents, and extended family members, siblings, friends, school personnel, and agencies.”

“I have found the significance of being an advocate is contained in some of the first...

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Terry's Discount Windows & More offers energy efficient windows and incredible financing


Energy efficiency? I think yes. And so does Terry’s Discount Windows & More. If you are looking to save energy in your home, it’s time to start thinking about investing in energy efficient windows.

These top-of-the-line windows are installed professionally by Terry’s Discount Windows & More master-certified installers and are equipped with much more than just glass and a frame.

When you buy a Terry’s Discount Windows & More window, you are making an investment. Here’s why.

“We are very much about energy efficiency-- the way we insulate and cap our windows on the outside is a finished product,” General Manager Mark Hudson said. “Many other people put a foam block in there and call it insulation. We have a liquid foam and it expands until it touches.”


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Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek


From eating right and exercising, to self-care and mental well-being, there are so many ways to enrich our lives through healthy habits. Though these options are out there, we sometimes need a little guidance in discovering new ways to create healthy lifestyles. This Friday, area women were treated to an afternoon of doing just that, and got a healthy start to their weekend at Porter Regional Hospital’s Mini Wellness Retreat at Sand Creek Country Club.

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St. Catherine Hospital offers family birthing center tours

St. Catherine Hospital offers Family Birthing Center tours for expectant mothers to view our spacious labor and delivery suites, meet the staff and ask questions regarding their stay. Tours are available at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 8 & 29, at the Family Birthing Center, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Call 219-703-2020 to schedule your FREE tour. For information on the tours or other health related programs offered by Community Healthcare System, please visit our website at COMHS.org/baby.

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Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 16th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday – Friday from 8:30 am. - 4:30 p.m. Pay via cash, Visa, MasterCard or Discover. Carnival Mega Passes can also be purchased online at www.festivalofthelakes.com. Carnival Mega Passes will also be available on site at the Modern Midways Ticket Booth at Wolf Lake Memorial Park for $60 each. So be sure to purchase your tickets now to take advantage of the $10 savings!

Purchasing a Mega Pass allows unlimited carnival rides during the Festival of the Lakes, July 17-21 from open...

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Downtown Hammond Plans Urban Makeover With Renowned Designers


Jeff Speck, the nationally acclaimed urban designer and author of the 2012 book “Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America One Step at a Time,” sees lot of potential in downtown Hammond.

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Storypoint Chesterton Receives Book, Puzzle Donations From Local Woman’s Club

StoryPoint-LogoStoryPoint Chesterton is excited to share that the Chesterton Woman’s Club generously donated over 50 books and puzzles to our senior living community.

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Indiana State Troopers Reunite Man with Family

Indiana-State-Police-logoTroopers Alissa Partyka and John Landowski were able to reunite a man with family yesterday evening after they had reported him missing on May 13th.

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Community Healthcare System's Stroke & Diabetes Awareness Fair highlights local innovation and healthy living


On Tuesday, nearly 80 booths packed The Center for Visual and Performing Arts for Community Healthcare System’s Stroke and Diabetes Awareness Fair. Participants at the event, sponsored by Community Hospital of Munster and St. Catherine Hospital of East Chicago, enjoyed free screenings that checked blood pressure, pulmonary function, balance, and evaluated stroke risk. 

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Contract for phase I of the Singing Sands Trail awarded by INDOT

my-michigan-city-cover The City of Michigan City is happy to announce that the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has awarded the construction contract for phase I of the long-awaited Singing Sands Trail in Michigan City.

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South Shore Line offers free shuttle service to the beach for another season

SouthShoreNICTD In partnership with the National Park Service and the Dunes Learning Center, the South Shore Line’s (SSL) free shuttle bus service to Miller beaches will resume Memorial Day weekend.

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