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Southlake Family YMCA Breaks Ground on New Expansion


Few things are more rewarding than watching a community come together to support a worthy cause. For the Southlake Family YMCA, Thursday morning was full of support, promise and celebration. Members of the community gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking for a massive expansion of the facility.

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Humane Indiana Unveils Mobile Adoption Vehicle

Humane-Indiana-Unveils-Mobile-Adoption-Vehicle-2017_01Humane Indiana recently unveiled a new mobile adoption vehicle donated by Thomas Ray Crowel. The vehicle will take adoptable animals to events and off site locations to help more animals find homes.

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Be On The Lookout for #BoulderBayRocks - Putting Inspiring, Positive Messages Throughout Valparaiso


The team at Boulder Bay Realty recently got together to try and make someone’s day. They decorated rocks with pictures and inspiring messages, taking inspiration from a similar project, and have now placed the rocks all over Valparaiso for people to find and share.

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LIFER Drew Holt Couldn't Help But to Adopt a Dog from Lakeshore PAWS After Covering Event


Dogs are (arguably) one of the best things on planet Earth. When my fiancee and I decided it was time to welcome a new dog into our lives and inject some much-needed energy into our senior dog, Spanky’s life, we began looking at local rescues.

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St. John Chamber of Commerce, Tri-Town Rotary Host Fun and Delicious 14th Corn Roast to Benefit Organizations and Community


The St. John Chamber of Commerce and Tri-Town Rotary hosted their 14th Annual Corn Roast on Friday. Local businesses, officials, and locals came together to serve tons of corn and entertain St. John residents who braved the heat on a night where all proceeds went back to the community.

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Symphony of Chesterton Residents Enjoy Life Under the Sea with Art Celebration Bash

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Friday afternoon, the Symphony of Chesterton invited residents and the families to celebrate the arts with an underwater sea-bash at the facility. It was a day full of painting, cookies, cupcake making, and enjoying a family- and fish-friendly film!

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The Evolution of Fatherhood


The role of a dad in the average family has changed a lot since the days of my own father, and I would argue it has changed for the better. In a world where technological breakthroughs and their impacts can be sudden and far reaching and societal attitudes have changed greatly, it’s no surprise that the role has changed along with the times.

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NorthShore Health Centers Entertain Portage Community with Patient Appreciation Health & Fun Fair


NorthShore Health Centers continued their National Health Centers Week celebrations on Thursday, throwing a huge bash called the “Patient Appreciation Health and Fun Fair” at their Portage Scottsdale location.

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Top Ten Places to Bring your Daughter in Northwest Indiana


Kids have an insatiable sense of adventure and boundless energy to back it up. As a parent, the struggle comes when trying to find ways to keep that energy from destroying the home you live in! If you’ve got a little one, you understand the need to escape the house and explore the town a bit.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: Longtime Sweethearts Renew Vows in Hospital Room

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-Longtime-Sweethearts-Renew-Vows-in-Hospital-RoomMike and Danielle Kubiak, of St. John, embrace after renewing their marriage vows in early August in Mike’s hospital room at Franciscan Health Dyer, prior to him receiving successful open heart surgery the next week. The ceremony, attended by family and hospital staff members, was performed by the Rev. Tim McFarland, a hospital chaplain.

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Top Ten Things for Young Dads to Do in NWI


If you’re like me and have a kid with an appetite for wonder, an insatiable curiosity and boundless energy, you’ve found yourself looking for things to do in the area to keep the both of you entertained and, more importantly, sane. Personally, I moved back to Valpo in 2014 with my family from the wintry urban metropolis of Montreal, Canada after five years away from Northwest Indiana. When my wife and I moved back down with our young daughter, we wanted to put down roots and really take advantage of the ever-growing and changing town of Valparaiso and the region of Northwest Indiana and see what they had to offer. We have a dog as well, half Pomeranian and Cocker Spaniel, with no limit to his energy either, so it was clear we had to find some active and interesting activities to keep us all healthy and...

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