Category Archives: Health and Wellness

Improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park & Stone Lake Planned

     The City of La Porte Park and Recreation Department is preparing a master plan to make improvements to Soldiers Memorial Park. The first draft of the plan is available by clicking on the link below. The public may comment on the plan through August 15 by contacting Jon Ruble at Planned Environment Associates…

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Labor Day 20 Mile Bike Ride

     The 16th annual Active Living Faire at Wolf Lake will feature the bi-state Labor Day Bike Ride on Monday, September 2nd.      The 20 mile ride, with frequent stops along the way, will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a sign-up at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond.      Sponsored…

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Let’s Make 2019 Healthier!

As you change your calendar from December to January, there’s always a bit of a thrill in the promise of a new year that’s full of potential. The New Year is chance to start fresh and say goodbye to any of the frustrations the previous year held—a perfect opportunity to make resolutions that will help…

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Duneland Ski Club is Looking for Skiers & Snowboarders

The Duneland Ski Club of Northwest Indiana is now open for membership for 2018-2019.  A membership drive will be held at the Slide Shop at the Pines Ski Area, 674 N. Meridian (south of U.S. 6), Valparaiso.  The Slide Shop will be open for business and Duneland members will be on hand to talk to…

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Paws in the Park

     Humane Indiana’s 27th annual “Paws in the Park“ event is set for Saturday, September 28th. 2019 at Community Park in Munster.    This Fair Features:   • One Mile Walk • Vendor Fair • Food and Music • Games and Prizes • Pet Activities • Health & Fitness Attractions • Entertainment • Pet Adoptions.  …

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Chautauqua in the Dunes

    Chautauqua in the Dunes is four full days of events, August 15-18, 2019. Chautauqua will build on the cultural, historical, environmental, economic, political, and religious heritage found here in Northwest Indiana and throughout the Dunes region. Chautauquas were popular in the late 19th and early 20th century as accessible and participatory educational models. They…

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Back To School Exams for $35

219 Health Network is providing Back to School Exams for only $35. Insurance will not be billed for the exam. Please MAKE APPOINTMENTS. Cost does not include immunizations, medications and diagnostic tests or follow up. Please bring school forms. Payment is due at the time of service. Appointments can be made by calling: Lisa Richardson,…

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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana

     One of the 3 Major SuperFoods That Will Change Your Life and Health is blueberries. Steven Pratt, M.D., is a renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in disease prevention. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Kathy Matthews has co-authored several health and…

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Farmers Markets – A Growing Business

by Indiana Farm Bureau       Indiana is home to more than 180 farmers markets, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It’s prime time for farmers markets in Indiana as most markets open for the summer in early June. Farmers markets, which serve as a link between urban and rural communities, are growing in popularity,…

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Miller Beach Farmer’s Market

     The Miller Beach Farmers Market has a new schedule for summer.  They are more than just fruits and vegetables. You can get a massage, get professional advise from a life coach, talk to the folks from the US Census, and visit the music tent where there’s a sing along.      The Sunday market now…

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