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Advanced Animal Medical Hosts Open House & Adopt-a-thon for Dyer Community to Find New Forever Friends


When you adopt a pet, you’re giving it a “forever home,” but if you do it right, you’ll also become its forever friend. Advanced Animal Medical’s understanding of this relationship dynamic is obvious as soon as you walk through the inner doors, where a cat icon points to the left and a dog icon points to the right, designating the separate waiting and exam rooms for maximum pet comfort.

This Sunday, Advanced Animal Medical hosted its Aloha! Open House & Adoption Event, opening the facility to the community to offer a full view of the offerings and the thinking behind the layout. The fun-for-the-whole-family event invited the community to bring their human and fur children alike to enjoy the new facility, providing games and treats for both kinds of kids. Human-only activities like face...

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Stand Up for St. Jude House Brings Community Together to Celebrate 23 Years in Service

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“No matter what we do or how we do it, it always revolves around the cause of helping abuse victims in our community,” said Kelley Wotherspoon of Crown Point. “No matter how things have changed over the years, St. Jude House continues to keep the heart of the mission as their focus.”

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Rosalyn Baldwin Spreads the Love During Visit to Hammond Police Department


Friday night, 8-year-old Rosalyn Baldwin visited the Hammond Police Department and did what she does best: offered hope, inspiration, and solidarity through hugs. Baldwin’s mission to visit each state in the U.S. landed her in Hammond after she saw the name on a map of Indiana, Lieutenant Steve Kellogg stated. He shared that Baldwin’s mother, Angie, told her to pick a city in Indiana to visit, and since Baldwin hails from a town with the same name in Louisiana, it was no contest.

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Merrillville Intermediate School Hosts Relay Recess Walk to Raise Money for American Cancer Society


It was a beautiful and perfect Thursday afternoon for some fun outdoor activities, face painting, and a fundraising for a good cause. Merrillville Intermediate School, in partnership with S.T.A.N.D., hosted the Relay Recess Walk for its students to help raise money for the American Cancer Society with support from the Merrillville community.

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St. Mary's Students Enjoy Annual Ride Your Bike to School Day

St-Marys-Students-Enjoy-Annual-Ride-Your-Bike-to-School-Day-2018_01On Friday, May 18th, a large number of students who attend St. Mary Catholic Community School in Crown Point pedaled to school. Students were excited and many parents joined in on the school’s annual “Ride-your-bike-to-school Day.” The group traveled from The Lake County Fairgrounds to St. Mary’s were they were met at the school by many of their classmates who rode from other directions.

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Clifford Pierce Middle School Remembers Staff Members in Heartfelt Memorial Garden Ceremony


Losing a beloved friend or family member is an emotionally taxing event for someone to go through. Losing two in less than a year is undescribable. That’s how the students and staff of Clifford Pierce Middle School in Merrillville felt when two staff members, Secratary Beth Sarsfield and Math teacher Tonda Poindexter, passed away. Now, at the end of the school year, students and teachers have come together to show these two beloved members of the Clifford Pierce family that they will never be forgotten in a heartwarming display of community support and love.

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Calumet College of St. Joseph Celebrates Graduates with Awards Banquet


On Thursday, Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) celebrated some of its graduating students during an awards banquet. CCSJ, a small, private four-year institution located in Whiting, Indiana that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees hosted the banquet celebration for some of the college’s high-achieving graduates across different departments and degrees. Among the awards were those of academia, leadership, and spirit.

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Ideas In Motion Media's 4th Annual All About the Girls Inspires Strength in Women Across the Region

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This Thursday night, Ideas in Motion Media gathered women from across the Region to hold one of its favorite events of the year, the Fourth Annual All About the Girls! Hosted and organized by Jenny Craig-Brown, the event comes around once a year to inspire and empower women from all walks of life.

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Duneland Schools Honor Teacher and Staff Retirees in 2018


The Duneland School Corporation honored retiring teachers and support staff this past Wednesday at a special reception celebration at its Administration Center.

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Lake County Public Library Recognizes Young Readers

Lake-County-Public-Library-Recognizes-Young-ReadersThe Lake County Public Library Foundation recognized first place winners of the annual Read-a-Thon at Avalon Manor in Merrillville on Tuesday, May 15. Foundation members: Charman Shields-Williamson, Arnette Bosch, Marti Ross, Tom Lounges, Michael McIntyre, and Tracy Anderson pose with the winners and their trophies: Berlyn Compton, Aowynn Cooper, James Aguila, Jacob Herrick, Emma Gray, Amanda Booker, Bernie Perea, Nolan Medrano, Kirk Turner, Petey Perea, Julian Jordan.

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Crown Point Community Foundation Awards Scholarships

Crown-Point-Community-Foundation-Awards-Scholarships The Crown Point Community Foundation is proud to continue its tradition of helping to make higher education possible. The Foundation recently awarded 95 scholarships totaling over $350,000.

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