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HOBART – The Hearts of Hope tree lighting ceremony was held on Wednesday, Feb. 12at St. Mary Medical Center in Hobart. Cardiovascular patient Raymond Perry, 31, of Crown Point, shared his personal story, and lit the heart-decorated tree with lights that shine in honor of those whose lives have been affected by cardiovascular disease. The annual Hearts of Hope campaign raises funds for the …Read Full Article
The Saint Joseph’s College (Rensselaer, Ind.) Concert Choir and Chamber Singers toured Italy November 11-19, 2013 with members of the St. John Cantius Church (Chicago, Ill.) choirs. While the SJC choirs sing at liturgical, College, and local events regularly, an invitation to sing Mass at St. Peter’s Basilica for the closing weekend celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Cappella Giulia (the Vatican choir) …Read Full Article
BLOOMINGTON – Forests may stay green longer due to global climate warming, but it doesn’t mean those same forests will actually grow more. In fact, new research in two papers published by scientists at Indiana University finds that even though trees may keep their leaves on longer during warm years, how much they grow depends on how much rain they receive.
And with drier conditions …Read Full Article
Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.
by Shari Held
2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.
Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to Northwest Indiana and the surrounding area, …Read Full Article
WEST LAFAYETTE — The gray winter skies are a reminder that people should consider supplementing Vitamin D levels to ensure they maintain strong bones, says a Purdue University nutrition expert.
“Those who live in Indiana and other Midwest communities should be seasonally supplementing,” says James Fleet, distinguished professor of nutrition science, who studies how Vitamin D controls calcium. “That’s not a surprise to …Read Full Article
Porter Regional Hospital will present the following community wellness programs in March. The free presentations will be held in the Community Room at Porter Regional Hospital, 85 East US Highway 6 in Valparaiso. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861.
No More Excuses: Reduce Your Risk of Colon Cancer • March 4 • 6 p.m.
A recent study conducted by the Colon Cancer Alliance stated …
A diversity of entertainment, from Johnny Cash to Agatha Christie.
by John Cain
Theatre at the Center will present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster, February 20 through March 30. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and …Read Full Article
Cockroaches, dust mites, dander, and mold can trigger cold-and flu-like symptoms, said immunologist Dr. Joan Lehach.
As frigid temperatures and unusually snowy conditions over much of the nation continue to keep many Americans indoors, a veteran allergy expert reminds us that staying inside may keep us warm, but it also us gives us prolonged exposure to four powerful indoor allergens capable of triggering a variety …Read Full Article
February isAge-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)AwarenessMonth,an initiativedevoted to help identify symptoms, riskfactors, and treatment options forcandidates who experience low vision or are at risk of this devastating disease.As our population’slargest generation continues to grow, the number of peopleaffected by AMD will continue to increase. In the next 16 years, anestimated10,000 baby boomers will turn …Read Full Article
GRIFFITH and MERRILLVILLE — Nonprofit organizations across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are participating in the first-ever NWIgives day of giving, scheduled for February 12, 2014. Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating Northwest Indiana charities in …Read Full Article