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Franciscan Health Hammond: Bowling Fund-raiser a Striking Success

Franciscan-Health-Hammond-Bowling-Fund-raiser-a-Striking-Success-2018The fourth annual Catherine McAuley Clinic, “Rollin’ for a Reason” bowling fundraiser was a striking success. Some 211 bowlers of all skill levels, including Franciscan Health Sisters (from left) Aline Shultz, Marlene Shapley and Mary Joseph Watkins, took to the lanes at the Stardust Bowl III in Dyer Jan. 13 to knock down some pins, while also helping to knock down barriers to health care for the uninsured and underinsured who rely on the clinic for their medical needs. Organized by Art Branco, MD, a longtime clinic board member, and staffed by his family and other volunteers, the event raised $25,930 to support work being done at the clinic.

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Banga Realty Celebrates Prosperous First Year by Giving Back to the Community

BangaOne week before Christmas, a little boy in the community wrote a letter to Santa explaining that he had just heartbreakingly lost his father. When Santa traveled to deliver his letter of response to the boy in person, he brought that and a Power Wheel ride-on toy car in his sleigh, or in this case, roughly 15 police vehicles running their sirens. Before his mother could make her son put shoes on, the boy was already riding the Power Wheel around the block.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Newest Medics Ready to Serve

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Newest-Medics-Ready-to-ServeMembers of the 17th paramedic graduation class at the Franciscan Health Crown Point Emergency Medical Services Training Academy recently were honored for their achievements during a program in the hospital’s Marian Education Center.

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Healthcare Foundation of La Porte Awards Prize for Being Active


The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) awarded its winter Get Active, Get Fit! prize on January 16, 2018 to Maddox Maxfield, a five-year-old from La Porte. His prize was his very first brand new bike and Spiderman helmet - his favorite superhero.

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: NICU Unit Parents, Babies Helped by Cookie Link Club

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-NICU-Unit-Parents-Babies-Helped-by-Cookie-Link-ClubParents whose babies are patients in the Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit recently received gift bags containing such items as toothpaste, toothbrushes, games, books, shampoo and premature infant clothing from the Crete, Ill.-based Cookie Link Club, a 17-year, 30-member group of friends who gather for fellowship during the holiday season and collect donations for community causes.

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Portage Rotary Club Celebrates Year of Service to the Community


Join members of the Portage Rotary Club at their One Year Anniversary Celebration. The family friendly and FREE event will be held on Saturday, January 27th from 4 pm to 6 pm at Neighbor’s Educational Opportunities, 5201 US 6 in Portage and is open to the community. Included in the celebration are Laser Ball and other family games as well as a taco bar provided by Leroy’s Hot Stuff.

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Horseshoe Casino Finds Meaning, Pride in Bettering the City of Hammond


Horseshoe Casino in Hammond has become a central hub for fun and festivities in Northwest Indiana, allowing guests not only to have a great time playing their games and enjoying the food and atmosphere, but also hosting a plethora of community events and concerts. They have become a true staple of the Region throughout the years and an important part of the Hammond community.

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NIPSCO and Gary Neighborhood Services Incorporated Take a Stand Against Bullying for Gary’s Middle School Youngsters

rot2With the bullying epidemic now at an all-time high, (NIPSCO) Northern Indiana Public Service Company and (GNS) Gary Neighbor Services Incorporated decided to do something about it. Increasing at ever alarming staggering rates, statistics indicate that bullied middle school youngsters are at a much higher risk for low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, and suicidal thoughts. Intrinsically aware of the proverb, “knowledge is power”, it was no secret that middle school youngsters within the area and other school regions within the proximity needed more access and exposure to Anti-Bully based reads however; a lack of funding within the realms of the school budgeting often prevented such purchases from taking place.

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Baby Bottle Ministry's Generosity will Benefit Children

Baby-Bottle-Ministry-Check-Presentation-2017Sandy Lewis, a member of Holy Name Catholic Church in Cedar Lake, recently presented a check for $2,100 to Jamie Donsbach, center-right, manager of the prenatal assistance program at St. Clare Health Clinic in Crown Point.

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Michigan City Area Schools Holiday Food Drive a Hefty Success

Michigan-City-Area-Schools-Holiday-Food-Drive-a-Hefty-Success-2017More than two tons (4,237 pounds) of canned goods and other non-perishable food items were collected by Michigan City Area Schools students and staff as part of the district's annual Holiday Food Drive.

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Highland Police Put Down Razors for No-shave November, Raise Funds for the Cancer Resource Centre in Munster


Members of the Highland Police Department abandoned their department’s grooming policy and grew facial hair during the months of November and December in support of a good cause. No-Shave November, a national campaign, was launched in 2009 to raise awareness and funding for cancer prevention, education and research.

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