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Whiting Unites as Superhero Saturday Dominates Downtown Whiting

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Heroes filled the streets of the City of Whiting as they gathered downtown to celebrate the total vanquishing of evil doers everywhere. Fearless heroes leapt off the pages of DC and Marvel alike and performed daring stunts and wielded their powers by demolishing brick walls, hitting their target with giant boulders, and forging their balloon weapons in the name of all things good and super!

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Gary SouthShore RailCats "Scout Night" Draws Large Crowd

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The Gary SouthShore RailCats hosted “Scout Night” on Friday evening, as they took on the Sioux City Explorers for some professional action. Fans from all over Northwest Indiana gathered around for the occasion, which included roughly 80 people associated with local Boy and Girl Scout troops. The RailCats also incorporated a “Sandlot” theme to the night, referring to the iconic baseball movie of the ‘90s. With both themes set, the evening was composed of several events planned for after the game.

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La Porte County YMCA Promotes Healthy Lifestyles Through Healthy Kids Day

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While school may be out for the summer, the La Porte County YMCA believes learning healthy habits remains an important part of kids’ lives year-round. That’s why the YMCA, along with YMCAs nationwide, hosts Healthy Kids Day each year to promote both physical and mental healthy living to children and their families.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Premature Children, Families Helped by Foundation


Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Premature-Children-Families-Helped-by-FoundationKim Splant and her husband, Phil, donated a commemorative bench, made of 400 pounds of recycled plastic, in honor of Henry Penegor. He was the son of Sarah, standing-right, and husband, Eric, of Schererville. The Spants donated the bench, and $1,500 to Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where Henry died in 2012 after a premature birth. The Splants, who live in Dyer, began the Nathan C. Splant Foundation in 2007.

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“Listen to Your Mother” Brings the Region Together to Honor and Celebrate Mothers

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The Annual “Listen To Your Mother” show, presented at the Art Theater in Hobart, was a beautiful way to honor mothers. Saturday evening, Queen B Productions presented different cast members with each of their own unique stories. The director and producer of the show was Carrie Bedwell, a teacher of more than 20 years who dedicated the show to her mother who is battling lung cancer. The Master of the Ceremony Chris Mahlmann hosted the event. Mahlmann has countless awards and is the owner of Ideas in Motion Media. The whole night evoked many different emotions within the speakers and the audience. Whether it was laughter or tears, the message remained the same: mothers know what is best.

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The City of Hammond Celebrates Cinco de Mayo with Delicious Food, Authentic Entertainment, and Family Fun

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From the flavor of the food to the flavor of the entertainment, the City of Hammond hosted a Cinco de Mayo festival as vibrant as their city in the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday night. For only $15 for adults and $5 for children, families from the Region packed the center to share in a local celebration of this great Mexican-American holiday.

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La Porte Family YMCA Brings Community Together at 15th Annual 5k/10k

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The low temperatures and strong winds were no match for the scenery and community spirit at the La Porte YMCA’s 15th Annual 5k/10k Run-Walk on Saturday morning.

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Michigan City Elston Branch Spring Open House Scheduled for April 21st


logoCome join us for a fun-filled day at the Y! On Saturday, April 21st, our Michigan City Elston Branch will host a Spring Open House from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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Hammond’s 15th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Connects Vets and Families to the City

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On a chilly afternoon in Hammond, children and community members gathered at Hessville Park for the 15th annual Easter Egg Hunt. Bundled in winter coats and donning pink bunny ears, the participants and volunteers brought a little bit of spring cheer to a brisk Palm Sunday.

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Sauers Buick GMC Employee Spotlight: Tim Crozier


Employee Spotlight - Tim CrozierBorn and raised in Michigan City, Tim Crozier spent much of his life building- his family, furniture, and even cars. When he joined Sauers Auto a short while ago, he knew the auto industry, but had to don a new hat as a part of Sauers’ ace sales team.

“Back when I worked at AM General, I fell in love with building cars,” said Crozier. “It was a fascinating experience to watch and participate in, so from that point 15 years ago I fell in love with building cars, but selling them is a whole new ballgame. There’s so much to learn.”

Going from putting cars together behind the scenes to putting keys in customers’ hands at a dealership proved to be challenging, but incredibly rewarding. Meeting customers and working with them to get the right car for the right price is a new experience that the outgoing Crozier...

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South Shore Line Expands Kids Ride Free Program to Make Spring Break Play-Cation Travel More Affordable

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With spring break right around the corner, the South Shore Line (SSL) is expanding its Kids Ride Free program for spring break to include 3 children under the age of 14 to ride free with a paying adult on ALL trains (not just off-peak and weekend) from March 24 – April 7, 2018.

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