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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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Methodist Hospitals Foundation to hold Annual Golf Outing

2019-mh-golfWhat: Methodist Hospitals Foundation to hold 9th Annual Golf Outing. Event proceeds will benefit the Heart Rhythm Center at Methodist Hospitals.

When: The golf outing will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019. Shot gun start is at 12:00 p.m.

Where: Innsbrook Country Club, 6701 Taft Street, Merrillville, IN

Why: Heart disease is the No.1 cause of death in the U.S. The lives of our patients are changed when electrical Pacemakers, implantable defibrillators, and other medical interventions are utilized to treat them when the electrical impulses that allow their hearts to beat are irregular and place them at risk. More than half of patients treated at the Heart Rhythm Center are underinsured or uninsured. Event proceeds will support this service; help secure equipment...

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READY NWI 8th Annual Summer Institute prepares educators to lead student success


Although most local schools are out for the summer, many educators and representatives from local K-12 schools and colleges took time out of their schedules to gather at READY NWI’s 2019 Summer Institute. The Summer Institute’s focus was Schools & Community: Partners in Student Success.

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Leadership Life: A great look at state leadership with Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch

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Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch was born and raised in Evansville, Indiana, and entered public service as a means to help her community feel more connected with local and state government. She’s served as County Auditor, County Commissioner, State Auditor, State Representative for House District 78, and now Lt. Governor. Her portfolio in this role includes overseeing the Indiana State Department of Agriculture, Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority, Office of Defense Development, Office of Community and Rural Affairs and Office of Tourism Development, among myriad other responsibilities as chairwoman of several councils and tasks forces. When asked recently whether she enjoys running as a means of fitness, she promptly answered, “Yes. For office.” Get to know more about Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch here in the Leadership Life...

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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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Exterior Services with Affordable Remodelers


The Affordable Remodelers team has more than 50 years of combined experience, making them experts in their craft. When it comes to exterior home improvements, they cover most exterior projects, but their core focus is on roofing, doors, siding, and windows.

When your home needs to be updated or storm damage needs to be repaired, Affordable Remodelers offers 100% financing for your project. Affordable Remodelers is fully licensed, insured, bonded and most products come with a lifetime warranty.


New high-quality roofing gives peace of mind to any homeowner. Affordable Remodelers uses top-of-the-line materials and professional installation so homeowners can rest easy knowing there is a high-quality roof above their heads. Affordable Remodelers can also help you increase natural light...

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Pup Crawl 2019 Raises Awareness for Lakeshore Paws


Lakeshore Paws, a local non-profit that rescues dogs and finds them new homes, hosted their annual Pup Crawl fundraiser event at Central Park in Valparaiso on Saturday evening. The event serves as a fundraiser and a way to spread awareness of the organization.

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Washington Park Zoo hosts Brew at the Zoo


Wine and beer enthusiasts enjoyed sunny weather, delicious wines and brews, and zoo animal exhibits at the 2019 Brew at the Zoo fundraiser at Washington Park Zoo in Michigan City, Ind. Attendees also enjoyed live music from the band HiFi2WiFi.

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Sojourner Truth House Color Walk paints the town


Color filled the streets of Gary Saturday morning as walkers laced up their tennis shoes and took to the roads for the annual Walk for Sojourner Truth House (STH). This year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, and was deemed a “color walk” in celebration of this noteworthy commemoration.

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Southpoint US 30 Cruise IN at Harley Davidson Valparaiso


On Friday, hundreds gathered at Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso as classic hot rods and modern muscle cars filled the parking lots and lined the streets.

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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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