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A Spark for a Change: Finding the Ruby Slippers


sparkforchange rotator2I'm back, and I couldn't be happier to have my fingers to the keys again. It's been a crazy few months, but more than anything, I have had trouble coming up with something to say. I don't want to write for the sake of writing; I want every word to mean something.

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The Saying "If You Believe It You Can Achieve It" Is So True.


charlie-white-1Change is inevitable, like taxes and unpredictable weather. We all go through different changes in our lives, and the most important thing that one must remember when change comes around is not what happened, it's how you dealt with it that counts.

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City in the Spotlight: Crown Point


City in the Spotlight: Crown PointCrown Point is known as the “Hub of Lake County” due to its centralized location and distinction as the county seat of an area that boasts some municipalities with larger populations.

But it could just as well be known as the “Hub of Friendliness” due to the positive attitude of so many who live, work in or make decisions regarding the town’s direction.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Theatre Productions, Benefit Concert, Comedy Shows


Each weekend we bring you 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana so you are never without something to do! This weekend, the region will play host to a comedy show at Blue Chip Casino, theatre productions from Purdue University North Central, IU Northwest and Crown Point Community Theatre, a concert to benefit the Humane Society of Calumet Area, and fun events from Hoosier Star, South Shore Convention Visitors Authority, Valparaiso University, and Porter County Parks and Recreation!

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A Northwest Indiana Life in the Spotlight: Nicole Barker


nicole-barkerThe sand dunes surrounding Lake Michigan are a natural wonder, providing a tourist draw in Northwest Indiana.

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The Glass is Half Full: Support Leadership La Porte County's 30th Anniversary


glasshalffull“The Glass is Half-Full” is a weekly audio segment you can hear on our Ideas in Motion Media sites that looks at the side of a story that’s rarely reported or focused on - the good news.

In the latest “The Glass is Half-Full” episode, AM 1420’s Brian Brophy quickly gives a shout-out to ValpoLife.com's 5th birthday, which happened on Sunday. He then takes a look at Leadership La Porte County celebrating its 30th year of promoting community involvement and personal growth in La Porte County. There are several ways you can support Leadership La Porte County in its 30th year, Read more



"The Hot Dog Guy" on Why He Loves Crown Point


hot-dog-guyThis will be my sixth year as "The Hot Dog Guy", and I Love, Love, Love what I do. I sat behind a desk and/or in a car in a Sales/Marketing position for 30 years and would not change it for the world.

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I Didn't Need to be Stronger, I Wanted to be More Fit.


joe-oroszPeople have different goals when they are looking to get healthy. It could be weight loss, it could be for medical reasons, it could be to to make a positive lifestyle change, get a PR in a race, or a litany of other reasons.

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School Lunches Are Better Than Ever


Duneland-School-CorporationSchool lunches are healthier and better than ever. With the implementation of the new regulations set by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and strict specifications for food supplied by our government commodity program, American students are eating highly qualified products that are made and grown in the United States.

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Michelle McCaskey on March Madness


LC-basketball-winMarch Madness. This is the time of year in the Midwest, where the transition from winter to spring is on the minds of most people, and spring break is right around the corner, too. In most high school gyms the spring sports are fighting for space and practice time, but for sixteen boys basketball teams. They are given priority as they continue towards the state finals.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: NWI Boat Show, La Porte YMCA 5k, Snow Angel


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend we have the NWI Boat Show at the Porter County Expo Center, the La Porte Family YMCA 5k, Snow Angel at Chicago Street Theatre, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

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