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What a Treat at Zao Island's Trunk or Treat!


On Sunday, Children and families dressed up in their best costumes and were entertained by the many activities that Zao Island had to offer at it's Trunk-or-Treat event. With haunted miniature golf, hayrides, a costume contest, and a trunk-or-treat path, there was no better place to spend the evening. No matter what age, Zao Island was the perfect place to bring together families and friends.

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City of Hammond Announces 2017 Trick-or-Treat Hours

rot5Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that the 2017 Trick-or-Treat hours for Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, will be from 5pm until 7pm.

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Michigan City Parents Support Group Provides Safe Environment Where Parents of Kids with Disabilities Can Connect, Share and Advocate

Michigan-City-Parents-Support-GroupThe Michigan City Parents Support Group is pleased to announce that Heidi Brett Baker, the Director of Student Support Services at Michigan City Area Schools will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, September 28 meeting being held in its new home, the First United Methodist Church located at 121 East 7the Street from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Brett Baker, who recently transformed the Special Education Department into Student Support Services, will provide families and the community with an update, her vision and supportive philosophies for servicing children in the district and peer to peer integration.

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Meeting of the La Porte County Indiana Genealogical Society September 2017

LCIGS-Meeting-September-2017Sixteen members and guests enjoyed the program at the monthly meeting of the La Porte County Indiana Genealogical Society on September 12, 2017. The group met at the La Porte Park Department Headquarters.

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A Note from the Michiana Humane Society: Help for Houston Pets

Michiana-Humane-Society-Help-for-Houston-PetsImagine losing your pet in a natural disaster. Nothing would be worse.

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A Note from the Michiana Humane Society: Clear the Shelter Success!

Michiana-Humane-Society-Clear-the-Shelter-Success-2017197 guests signed in on Saturday for Clear the Shelters! 38 applications were submitted (some pets got multiple apps). 23 pets found homes... and potentially a few more!

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LIFER Drew Holt Couldn't Help But to Adopt a Dog from Lakeshore PAWS After Covering Event


Dogs are (arguably) one of the best things on planet Earth. When my fiancee and I decided it was time to welcome a new dog into our lives and inject some much-needed energy into our senior dog, Spanky’s life, we began looking at local rescues.

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A Note from the Michiana Humane Society: Our Beautiful Dogs!

Michiana-Humane-Society-Our-Beautiful-DogsWe are delighted to have three of our shelter dogs featured on today's "The Rescue Runway" blog!

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Symphony of Chesterton Residents Enjoy Life Under the Sea with Art Celebration Bash

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Friday afternoon, the Symphony of Chesterton invited residents and the families to celebrate the arts with an underwater sea-bash at the facility. It was a day full of painting, cookies, cupcake making, and enjoying a family- and fish-friendly film!

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The Evolution of Fatherhood


The role of a dad in the average family has changed a lot since the days of my own father, and I would argue it has changed for the better. In a world where technological breakthroughs and their impacts can be sudden and far reaching and societal attitudes have changed greatly, it’s no surprise that the role has changed along with the times.

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Top Ten Places to Bring your Daughter in Northwest Indiana


Kids have an insatiable sense of adventure and boundless energy to back it up. As a parent, the struggle comes when trying to find ways to keep that energy from destroying the home you live in! If you’ve got a little one, you understand the need to escape the house and explore the town a bit.

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