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Puppies & Mom Safe After Months of Evading Capture


Eight puppies are safe and sound as a result of the dedication of a group of committed and caring people, and a lot of luck.

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Michigan City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Hosts Local Heroes Event to Build Community Relationships


Too often, the only contact we get with local police is when we see those flashing lights in our rear view mirror. The staff at Michigan City Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram held a Meet and Greet with Everyday Heroes event to help ease that stomach-tightening feeling, to show the community a different side of the police and to help raise funds for much-needed equipment.

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Calling All Ugly Lamps for ‘A Christmas Story’ Comes Home Exhibit

Leg-Lamp-A-Christmas-StoryDo you own a lamp that your family and friends find hideous or think you have what it takes to create the ugliest lamp? Enter it into the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s Ugly Lamp Contest now until Nov. 17 and have the chance to win an iconic leg lamp just like Mr. Parker’s “Major Award” from the holiday movie classic, A Christmas Story. Lamps can be dropped off at the Indiana Welcome Center during normal business hours Monday through Sunday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Books Bring Holiday Cheer to St. Francis Center Residents

Books-Bring-Holiday-Cheer-to-St-Francis-Center-Residents-2017Each Christmas season, Barnes and Noble in Valparaiso donates some $3,000 in new books for residents at St. Francis Center, through a program in which customers are offered an opportunity at checkout to purchase a book to donate. “This donation makes the holidays extra-special for the kids. They love getting new books,” said Guadalupe Florez, second from right, St. Francis Center community relations specialist.

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Bishop Noll Band to Participate in Annual Thanksgiving Tradition

Bishop-Noll-Marching-Band-2017-resizedContinuing a Thanksgiving tradition, Bishop Noll Marching Warriors will bring their musical talents to State Street for the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade.

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Schererville Strack and Van Til's Third Annual Haunting For Heroes a Blast


Hotdogs roamed the aisles of Strack and Van Til’s, followed by dragons in search of treats on Saturday evening.

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Hobart Celebrates Halloween with Annual Pumpkins in the Park Festivities


Princesses, superheroes, and monsters of all kinds braved the cold on Saturday as they converged for Hobart’s annual Pumpkins in the Park event at Festival Park. Hobart’s costumed residents enjoyed live music, pumpkin decorating, and trick-or-treating with candy handed out by the city’s local businesses, nonprofits, and Fire and Police departments.

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St. Mary's School - Grandparents Welcomed for Special Morning at St. Mary's School

St-Marys-School-Grandparents-Welcomed-for-Special-Morning-2017 01On Thursday, October 19th, St. Mary Catholic Community School hosted their annual “Grandparents and Special Persons Day.” The St. Mary students and staff first welcomed guests with coffee and cookies before each student brought their grandparent or special person to visit their classroom. The special day at school was brought to a close with an exciting musical program led by St. Mary’s music director, Mr. Tony Rossi. A good time was had by young and old alike!

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2017 Northwest Indiana Trick or Treating Times


The witching hour is upon us this year and Halloween is in full swing! Here are all of The Region's trick or treating times so you and your child can stock up on the maximum amount of candy goodness. 

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NorthShore Health Centers Provide Candy and Resources at 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat


A rainy day wouldn’t stop the Halloween fun at NorthShore Health Centers’ 2nd annual Halloween Trunk or Treat bash on Tuesday evening. The event saw over 350 families from all over The Region come to NEO (Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities) Adult Learning Center in Portage in hopes of getting some of the sweet, delicious loot that NorthShore and its many partners had to hand out to the costumed boys and girls- and sometimes even parents- that walked through their doors.

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What a Treat at Zao Island's Trunk or Treat!


On Sunday, Children and families dressed up in their best costumes and were entertained by the many activities that Zao Island had to offer at it's Trunk-or-Treat event. With haunted miniature golf, hayrides, a costume contest, and a trunk-or-treat path, there was no better place to spend the evening. No matter what age, Zao Island was the perfect place to bring together families and friends.

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