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Concert, film series continues Aug. 1

CHESTERTON | Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Aug. 1 at the bandstand in Thomas Centennial Park, downtown Chesterton, with Cynthia Shelhart’s Traditional and Contemporary Celtic Harp Music.

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Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

Middle schoolers perform scripts for younger students

CROWN POINT | Colonel Wheeler Middle School seventh-graders came to Lake Street Elementary School last month to perform Reader’s Theatre scripts for the younger students.

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Critique night planned

Local painter Mark VanderVinne will host critique night at the Chesterton Art Center at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While VanderVinne is a painter, he will be able to ad…

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Children's art classes offered

CHESTERTON | Danielle Volkman will be offering a series of Saturday afternoon children's art classes from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Chesterton Art Center, 115 S. 4th St.

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Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

Izaak Walton League hosts Hartsfield Village residents

GRIFFITH | More than a dozen residents of Hartsfield Village in Munster enjoyed a summer outing last week to the Izaak Walton League in Griffith for fishing, relaxing and a picnic lunch. Some of the 500 Izaak Walton chapter members came out to help at the outing, which was arranged by Bobby …

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Pet adoption fees waived Saturday for Scouts and troop leaders

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event Saturday with adoption fees waived for families with children in Scout troops and Scout troop leaders as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the shelter, 421 45th St.

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Hammond delegates attend Hoosier Girls State

EAST CHICAGO | American Legion Auxiliary Unit 369 sponsored two high school juniors, Lauren Richey, of Bishop Noll Institute, and Oxcnitl Haro, of George Rogers Clark High School in Hammond, to attend the 73rd annual session of Hoosier Girls State, held June 22-28 at Trine University, Angola.

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Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

Let's Ride For Paws to benefit three animal groups

PORTER | Let's Ride For Paws Benefit will be held Sunday starting at Leroy's Hot Stuff, 333 W. U.S. 20. Proceeds will benefit Best Buddies Pet Pantry, Giant Paw Prints Rescue and Guardians of the Green Mile. All vehicles are welcome.

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Artists needed for show

CHESTERTON | During the month of August, the Chesterton Art Center will be preparing for ArtComp, a juried exhibition of local artists.

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Pair From Pines Village reach new heights

Pair From Pines Village reach new heights

VALPARAISO | Jill Silhavy and Ken Holt won a ride in the Kiwanis Hot Air BalloonFest.

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Members from 44 churches to gather in Merrillville

MERRILLVILLE | Christian Methodist Episcopal members from Indiana and Michigan will gather at Radisson Hotel at Star Plaza Sunday through Aug. 1 for the Michigan-Indiana Region Leadership Training School & Annual Conference.

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Cats of St. Francis comes to the rescue

Cats of St. Francis comes to the rescue

The Cats of St Francis Rescue evolved out of the rescue of 60 cats from a hoarding situation in Merrillville in late 2012.

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'Today Show' segment features Pierogi Fest

'Today Show' segment features Pierogi Fest

WHITING | Pierogi Fest has received a lot of national and worldwide exposure thanks to Oprah Winfrey, the Travel Channel and CNN.

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Police: Phone app helped locate C.P. burglary suspect

CROWN POINT | A Crown Point woman was arrested on a burglary charge after an app on her neighbor's phone indicated the neighbor's missing iPad was in the woman's home, police said.

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Cook County sheriff's police looking for DUI, seat belt violations

Don't drive drunk and buckle up in Cook County this weekend.

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E.C. police investigating suspects in fatal shooting

EAST CHICAGO | Police on Thursday continued to investigate a fatal shooting a day earlier in an alley on East Chicago's south side, an official said.

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Board considers renaming school after Michael Jackson

GARY | The Gary Community School Corp. will consider renaming a school after King of Pop Michael Jackson.

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Gary to pave 55 streets in wake of 'rough' winter

GARY | The city announced plans Thursday to pave 55 streets this summer on a $6.4 million contract.

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Valpo area man falls victim to phone, computer scam

CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso area man lost use of one of his computers after a caller who claimed to be from Microsoft convinced him he had trouble with his operating system.

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Highland stopped in Little League state final

Highland stopped in Little League state final

After emerging victorious from a series of late-inning dramatics, Highland was finally stopped in championship game of the Indiana Little League State Championships, falling to New Albany, 2-0, Wednesday at the Al and Jan Barker Sports Complex in Plainfield.

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Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

Former Strongbow chef a finalist on Hell's Kitchen

One of the two finalists on tonight’s season finale of Fox Network’s Hell’s Kitchen is a former chef at Valparaiso’s Strongbow Inn.

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One airlifted from Portage accident

PORTAGE | A man was airlifted to a Chicago-area hospital Thursday afternoon after receiving head injuries in a two-car crash at County Line Road and Lincoln Street.

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South Shore CVA earns creativity awards

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently earned two awards for its creativity.

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Corn Roast organizers seek vendors/sponsors

ST. JOHN | Businesses and organizations have the opportunity to showcase themselves in front of the Tri-town community as a vendor or sponsor of the annual St. John Chamber/Tri-town Rotary Corn Roast on Aug. 8. Held from 4 to 8 p.m. on the lawn of the Community Hospital Outpatient Centre, 96…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Backpack giveaway benefits 100,000 schoolchildren in U.S.

Schoolchildren in Northwest Indiana will benefit from a national backpack giveaway campaign.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Festival offers picnicking, swimming and music

CROWN POINT | Hundreds of young people from across Indiana are providing community service to Northwest Indiana agencies and residents through the Awestruck Experience. 

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

Purdue Calumet honors fitness management students

HAMMOND | Four Purdue University Calumet fitness management students have received 2014-15 scholarships awarded by the university’s Department of Fitness, Wellness and Recreational Sports.

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Annual scholarship golf outing set for Wicker Park

HIGHLAND | A shotgun start will kick off the eighth annual Greater Calumet Area U.S. Bowling Congress  Scholarship Golf Outing on Aug. 2 at Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course, 8554 Indianapolis Blvd. Cost  is $80 per person, which includes greens fees, use of cart, steak dinner, beer and prize…

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Cancer center offers exercise, education and support

MUNSTER | Cancer Resource Centre, 926 Ridge Road, offers free education programs, mind/body/spirit classes and support groups for those with a cancer diagnosis and their caregivers. Call (219) 836-3349 to register for all programs.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Citywide school supply drive underway

MICHIGAN CITY | Thirteen local groups have announced a communitywide school supply drive, which will run through Aug. 11. Supplies collected during the drive will be distributed to area students who are in need of materials to start the school year.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

South Haven Unit's Torch and Keystone clubs raise money for Hannah’s Hope

VALPARAISO | South Haven Unit’s Torch and Keystone Club members are dedicated to taking care of others’ needs and giving back to the community.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

New art series at Lubeznik Center for the Arts

MICHIGAN CITY | Lubeznik Center for the Arts will hold an opening reception for its new exhibits, Invasive Species, Transformation, and Aquatic Kaleidoscope, from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Porter County crime briefs

Man arrested after resident reports 'moaning' in the woods

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Valparaiso posts school registration information

VALPARAISO | Online registration for Valparaiso schools begins at 8 a.m. Aug. 4. Each school will have staff and computer labs available from 8 to 11 a.m. and 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 4-6.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

Highland Parks Performing Arts Group presents 'The Wizard of Oz'

HIGHLAND | Follow the Highland Parks Performing Arts Group down The Yellow Brick Road as it presents "The Wizard of Oz" at 8 p.m. July 31, and Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at the Highland Main Square Gazebo, 3001 Ridge Road. Directors C. Dale Kelly and Valerie Wotkun, with Choreographer Catherine …

July 24, 2014 12:00 am

5 agencies respond to fire that damages vacant Hobart house

HOBART | A fire damaged an unoccupied home late Wednesday in Hobart.

July 23, 2014 11:15 pm

Schererville woman killed in Bishop Ford accident

CHICAGO | A 64-year-old Schererville woman died Wednesday after her car was struck on the Bishop Ford Freeway by a tire that flew off of a vehicle being driven by a Hammond woman.

July 23, 2014 8:01 pm
Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

Police: Valpo man jailed after failing to pay $160 to taxi driver

PORTAGE TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso man who called for a taxi to take him from Ameristar Casino in East Chicago to Portage ended up in jail when he couldn't pay his cab fare.

July 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Griffith mosquito sample shows West Nile virus

GRIFFITH | A sample of mosquitoes collected at the intersection of Colfax and Main streets has tested positive for West Nile Virus by the Indiana State Department of Health, Griffith officials said.

July 23, 2014 5:30 pm

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July 23, 2014 4:55 pm
High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

High waves prompt Lake Michigan beach hazard advisory

A forecast including waves as high as 11 feet on Lake Michigan prompted a beach hazard statement for Lake, Porter, LaPorte and Cook counties through Thursday morning.

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Two arrested in Hammond armed robbery

HAMMOND | Hammond police arrested two people Tuesday night in connection with the armed robbery of a juvenile earlier in the evening.

July 23, 2014 9:48 am

Assessor's office reps to visit properties to verify tax information

VALPARAISO | The Porter County assessor's office has issued a reminder to residents that representatives of that office have started visiting properties to verify information for accurate property tax assessment.

July 23, 2014 9:00 am

Audition for children's choir and perform at fall festivall

Southlake Children's Choir is auditioning children 7 to 18 who love to sing all summer. There is no deadline for joining the choir.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Art league welcomes nature painter to Monday meeting

HIGHLAND | LACARE Art League will meet at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Glory to God Church, 3711 Ridge Road, with Carol Heikema as guest demonstrator. Visitors are always welcome at no charge and refreshments are served. Call Ann Noldin at (219) 864-0593 for more information. Heikema works in waterco…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Speakers address Alzheimer's and dementia topics

Speakers address Alzheimer's and dementia topics

MERRILLVILLE | Alzheimer's & Dementia Services of Northern Indiana will host a monthly two-part program for families affected by the disease Friday in the Downstairs Conference Room at the Lake County Public Library, 1919 W. U.S. 30.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Sleep lab donates bedroom furniture to shelter for homeless women

Nothing beats a good night's sleep, and a Munster medical facility is helping provide that very thing for homeless women in Valparaiso.

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Dragon boat racing planned

MICHIGAN CITY | Dunebrook is bringing Dragon Boat racing to LaPorte’s Stone Lake on Sept. 6. The event will be led by Dragon Boat Race co-chairs Tim Gartland and Ted Perzanowski.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Annual car show set for Saturday

Annual car show set for Saturday

LAPORTE | The LaPorte County Historical Society is hosting its seventh annual Old Car Show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on the grounds of the museum, 2405 Indiana Ave.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
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