3 Facts Every First-Time Pet Owner Should Know

3 Facts Every First-Time Pet Owner Should Know

From young adults looking to expand their family to seniors looking for a companion in retirement, there’s no age limit on getting your first pet. That said, there are a few key considerations to keep in mind when you adopt your new four-legged friend. Owning a pet is both a delight and a responsibility, and…

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Labor Day Bike Ride and Fishing Clinic

   The 17th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake will feature a Fishing Clinic for youngsters and the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, Sept. 7.         Sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), the 20-mile ride, with frequent stops along the way, will begin at 8:30a.m. with a sign-up in the…

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Valparaiso Parking & Picnic Tables Help Downtown Restaurants Amid Covid19

In March, city of Valparaiso implemented a number of 15 minute spaces to encourage carry-out and curbside pickup for our local downtown restaurants. The 15 minute parking spaces allow for quick trips for carry out and curbside pickup, shopping, and services that have become important to local businesses during the pandemic. Due to the outcry…

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NwIndiana Annual Fight Breast Cancer Walk

The global pandemic has not stopped Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN) in moving forward in its mission to provide affordable health services to the communities they serve! Part of this includes special events, and they are excited to announce that they will be hosting our 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk on Saturday, September…

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Chicago Street Theatre Suspends Fall Season

Over the last six months, Chicago Street Theatre has worked tirelessly to adapt to obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why, with a heavy heart, they are postponing our 66th season until January of 2021. They were hoping to reopen this fall and were prepared to follow the guidance of local and national…

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Bored? Try Goat Walking with the Family

Owners at Creme De La Crop Farm in Valparaiso found themselves without the time to take their goats walking, which is a much needed activity for the health and well-being of the goats. So, they came up with a method to have family volunteers walk the goats – which has turned out to be a…

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Drive Thru Testing Now Thru Sat in Hammond Indiana

    ISDH has also partnered with OptumServe to provide testing sites across the state. Individuals who are symptomatic for COVID-19 OR close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 positive patients when it is imperative that the contact continues to work and/or have close contact with at risk populations. It also applies to folks over 65 with challenging…

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65th Anniversary of Standard Oil Fire in Whiting Indiana

by John Hmurovic      Sixty-five years ago this month, Whiting was the site of one of the most spectacular industrial explosions in history. A solid, steel hydroformer, a unit used to increase the octane of gasoline, shattered into pieces in a powerful blast at the Whiting Refinery, then owned by Standard Oil. The sound of…

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Car Care Tips for Labor Day Weekend

Labor Day is typically one of the busiest travel weekends of the year as people look to get in the final trip of the summer.  Due to the many travel restrictions from COVID-19, more people will be driving to their holiday weekend destinations this year.  This places an increased importance on making sure your car…

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Problems You Shouldn't Ignore in Your Marriage

Problems You Shouldn’t Ignore in Your Marriage

Marriage is a beautiful thing, right? Two people come together in love and decide to spend the rest of their lives supporting one another and remaining loyal. With all the joy and beauty that comes from marriage, there’s a catch––it’s not easy. Though you love your partner, that doesn’t mean they don’t do things that…

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