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Marlene Zloza

Fall fun and fundraisers planned for Schererville

Leaves are changing colors and dropping to the ground, we have had a frost, and any hope that summer may show up this year is gone. But, here are some events planned around the Town of Schererville as you enjoy autumn.

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Every Child Ready to Read workshop set for parents

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Public Library, Youth Services Department, in collaboration with East Chicago Moms Taking Charge Program, will host an Every Child Ready to Read Second Edition Workshop for parents on  from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Main Library, 2401 E. Columbus Drive. The …

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Hoosiers can get help enrolling in health insurance at hospital programs

EAST CHICAGO | Local residents with no health Insurance can get help at monthly programs hosted by St. Catherine Hospital, 4321 Fir St. More than 46 million Americans are not covered. Staffers at St. Catherine Hospital are trained to help those who are seeking solutions. The hospital is an a…

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PUC College of Business providing leadership training to EC middle schoolers

HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet’s College of Business has received $30,754 of a $54,000+ collaborative grant from Foundations of East Chicago to provide self-leadership training that helps East Chicago middle school students realize their potential for successful futures.

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'The Humanities Today' to be discussed at PUC

HAMMOND | “How to Talk about the Value of the Humanities in the Age of Corporate University” will be discussed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Purdue University Calumet’s Gyte Building, Room 103.

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Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

Grandson joins grandmother in skydiving adventure

HIGHLAND | Teresa Freyek is a 67-year-old grandmother who had been telling her family that she wanted to skydive before she died.

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Chili’s Restaurant steps up to aid The Salvation Army

Chili’s Restaurants is known for its “Give Back Night Program,” which offers individual locations a way to be involved in their community and support not-for-profit organizations. Chili’s is putting a spin on its traditional give back program by dedicating the entire month of October instead…

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Budding artists volunteer at NICO families reunion

Budding artists volunteer at NICO families reunion

CROWN POINT | Members of Crown Point High School’s National Art Honor Society, Gaby Richmond, Alex Baloski and Hannah Earl, enthusiastically volunteered last month at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Reunion at Franciscan St. Anthony Health Crown Point for all babies born in 2013. They spent the…

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IUN to host conference for those with disabilities and employers

GARY | The Indiana University Northwest Office of Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs, together with Everybody Counts and MAAP Services for Autism and Asperger Syndrome, will host a Disabilities Employment Awareness Symposium from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in the John W. Anderson Libr…

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Adoption fee waived this weekend at Humane Society Calumet Area

MUNSTER | Humane Society Calumet Area will offer all treats and no tricks this month with an Adoption Fee-Waived Weekend at its adoption center and additional specials throughout the month.

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Spay-ghetti dinner set for Nov. 8

PORTAGE | Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry Inc., of Hobart, will hold its third annual Spay-ghetti Dinner from 5 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8 at Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road.

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Ridge View fifth graders use Lego Robotics in classroom

Ridge View fifth graders use Lego Robotics in classroom

HOBART | When most people think of Legos, they think of toys. But in Ridge View Elementary School teacher Danielle Mckee’s fifth-grade class, her students think of them as a learning tool to show kids an educational and fun way of learning.

October 20, 2014 7:15 am Photos

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Supporter collecting shoes to help Soles4Souls fight poverty

GARY | A NWI/Chicago City-Wide Shoe Drive organized by a woman named Jeana Payne is collecting shoes to help the poor.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

All ages find it’s Fun to Learn @ the Library

At the Cedar Lake branch of the Lake County Public Library, we often add the catch phrase, ‘It’s Always Fun @ the Library!’ to our handouts.

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Caring ways earn home health nurse top state award

Nurse Johanne Janke of Community Hospital Home Health Services, Munster, has been named the 2014 Home Care and Hospice Nurse from the State of Indiana by the National Association for Home Care and Hospice and the Home Healthcare Nurses Association. Janke’s nomination at the state level recog…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

SSC can help make your college, career dreams come true

Making choices about higher education is becoming more and more difficult for high school graduates and returning adults. There are some huge questions weighing on you that you want answered before making the significant financial and time commitments required to achieve your goals … Is coll…

October 20, 2014 12:00 am
Truck manager finds good health requires commitment

Truck manager finds good health requires commitment

SCHERERVILLE | What do you get when you combine smart eating and a motivated, focused workout routine with a dash of extraordinary common sense and plenty of commitment?

October 20, 2014 12:00 am

Ghosts, books, giggly stories and Chicago trip planned

Adults will enjoy listening to local author Mark Marimen as he presents “Ghost Tales of Indiana” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Crown Point Community Library, 122 N. Main St. Enjoy the spooky atmosphere, cider and festive treats.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Women’s volunteer service group to convene in Merrillville

Women’s volunteer service group to convene in Merrillville

The Central Area of the Links will gather at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza in Merrillville for the 2014 Central Area Leadership Summit. In addition to providing hands-on leadership training and transformational program opportunities to Links members Friday through Sunday, the organization wi…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
BNI to host ND prof for education lecture

BNI to host ND prof for education lecture

HAMMOND | Bishop Noll Institute, in conjunction with the Notre Dame Club of Northwest Indiana, is hosting a free lecture on Catholic social teaching at 6:30 p.m.  Wednesday in the school auditorium, 1519 Hoffman St.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Take a deeper look at school bullying

EAST CHICAGO | According to the Youth Risk Behavior Survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 percent of Indiana high school children are bullied on school property.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am

IUN Fall Preview Night scheduled for Thursday

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host Fall Preview Night at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Savannah Center, 3400 Broadway. High school students, adult learners and other students of all ages and interests are invited to speak with faculty members, learn about campus groups and programs, t…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
Hospice volunteer leads with compassion and dedication

Hospice volunteer leads with compassion and dedication

Marilyn Kmak has a fire in her heart for service that most of her friends find "extraordinary."

October 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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The power of partnership

For the past 25 years, the Crown Point Community Foundation has worked with donors to grow our assets. As the assets grow, so does the Foundation’s ability to be a grant-maker. The Crown Point Community Foundation has grant cycles in February, June and September. Nonprofits seeking funding c…

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
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