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Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Teen headed from dance honors to medical studies at IU

Decorated dancer and Munster High School graduate Aleksandra Gasich looks forward to beginning a career as a doctor of naturopathic medicine, an alternative medicine with a holistic approach.

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Spend a Night Out Against Crime in Munster

Spend a Night Out Against Crime in Munster

MUNSTER | The Munster Police Department and Choice Community Council invite all Munster residents to participate in the town's 19th annual National Night Out Against Crime, set for 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Munster Community Pool, 8837 Calumet Ave.

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Writing workshop, dinner and reading planned

HAMMOND | The Indiana Writers’ Consortium and Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education have teamed up to host a second Turn the Knob Adult Creative Writing Workshop from 1 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

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Book Brigade issues a call to action

Book Brigade issues a call to action

HAMMOND | What started out as a dream has turned into reality for Books, Brushes & Bands for Education.

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Humane Society to host adoption event, blood drive

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will host an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at the shelter, 421 45th St., as part of the ASPCA Rachael Ray $100K Challenge. Adoption fees will be waived for EMTs, paramedics and lifeguards.

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Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

Chesterton Art Fair features Porter and Lake county artists

PORTER | The 56th annual Chesterton Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday at Hawthorne Park. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and the admission charge is $5 per person. Parking is free.

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Runnin’ with the Devils 5K to benefit Tri-Creek students

LOWELL | The eighth annual Runnin’ with the Devils 5K Walk/Run, presented by the 33 RDP Dean A. Frigo Foundation, will step off at 8 a.m. Saturday from Lowell High School, 2051 E. Commercial Ave.

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Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Nursing assistant named Ambassador of the Month

Kim Hunt, a health unit coordinator and certified nursing assistant, is the July Ambassador of the Month for Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat announces first Veterans Build family

Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana and the NWI Veterans Action Council has announced the selection of a the veteran partner family for the Veterans Build project. The announcement was made at a fundraiser at Oil City baseball field in Whiting.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am
Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

Fundraiser benefits Lake Area United Way

DYER | Stardust Bowl and BMO Harris teamed up to host a one-of-a-kind bowling fundraiser to benefit Lake Area United Way. A total of $6,189 was raised during the well-attended event.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Hub City ready to host Lake County Fair starting Friday

The Lake County Fair begins Friday and runs through Aug. 10 at the Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. 

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Interest young children in reading and you have a reader for life

By any measure, we know that to do well in school, reading is fundamental. That is not just a catchy phrase, but a fact that teachers will talk at great lengths about, no matter the subject area.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscapes, wildlife, seashores, monuments, historic sites …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Time and effort recognized

Time and effort recognized

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

Children celebrate Hispanic culture at inaugural event

EAST CHICAGO | When community leaders Margaret Gomez and Rosa Rodriguez put their heads together in an effort to spark enthusiasm for their culture in Hispanic youth, the result was the Union Benefica Mexicana's first Tiny King/Queen Pageant.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Local breweries committed to Brewathlon fundraiser

VALPARAISO | The Foundation for Molecular Medicine will host an outdoor festival on Aug. 23 at Sunset Hill Farm Park, featuring microbreweries from around Northwest Indiana, Illinois and Michigan. Beginning at 7:30 a.m. the day starts off with a 5K fun-run, continues with live music, food, a…

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Essay on respecting different cultures earns coed a scholarship

Nevena Djurdjevic, 22, was recently awarded third place in the WyzAnt College Scholarship essay competition, earning her $2,000.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
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.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
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 …

July 25, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s efforts to balance the budget. Residents are happy to see improvements to the north and south sides of the city, as well as the total reconstruction of Mai…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

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.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

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.

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
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