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Homegrown by Heroes Recognizes Hoosier Vets

WEST LAFAYETTE – Indiana farmers who are military veterans or on active duty can now market their products througha new initiative.Homegrown by Heroesrecognizes Hoosier vets througha partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Farmer Veteran Coalition with support from the Purdue University-based National AgrAbility Project.

Participating farmers are entitled to use a special logo on their packaging and signage, …

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Porter Regional Hospital Support Groups

Porter Regional Hospitalsupport groups will be offered in May for the following groups:

Breast Cancer Support Group – Hope & Healing
Porter Regional Hospital offers Hope & Healing, a support group for people coping with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or a long-term survivor. The group offers emotional support, information, education, and guest speakers. It also provides the opportunity for individuals to share their …

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BGCSJC Names New Executive Director

SOUTH BEND – Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County’s Board of Directors named Kristen Strom, former Director of Program Impact at the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Joseph County, as the new Executive Director. Ms. Strom succeeds the Club leadership role previously served by Jory Fitzgerald Kelly.

Ms. Strom is a native of South Bend, with a BS in Education from …

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Whiting Introduces New Mobile Parking App

WHITING – The City of Whiting is announcing a new way for drivers to pay the parking meter for both vehicles and boat trailer parking. Drivers can now use Passport, a mobile pay app that allows users to pay for vehicle parking and boat trailer parking from their phones. This new mobile option will be available at Whihala Beach and Whiting Lakefront Park.

Passport is …

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Price is Right Live at Morris Performing Arts Center

Come seeTHE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVEat Morris Performing Arts CenterSouth Bend, Indiana on Saturday, November 12, at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $33.50, $43.50, $53.50, and $69.50 and go ON SALE Friday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m. at the Morris Box Office, by phone at 574-235-9190 or 800-537-6415, or online at www.MorrisCenter.org. The Morris Box Office is open regular business hours Monday …

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Pioneer Packaging

PALLETS AND MUCH MORE For Susan and Wade Kohler, the business of making
pallets has led to warehousing, wholesaling, trailer rental, contract manufacturing,
and creation of livestock bedding made of ground-up wood scraps.

Service and ingenuity are the keys to this pallet manufacturer’s growth.

Entrepreneurs know to always be listening so they’ll hear when opportunity knocks. What about when an opportunity goes “moo”?

Yes, Wade and Susan Kohler of Pioneer Packaging answered that opportunity, too, when they got into the business of livestock bedding. It’s a perfect–but not necessarily obvious–complement to their primary business of making and delivering …

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Michiana Partnership Names New COO

SOUTH BEND – Jim Finan of Granger, Indiana, is the new Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Vice President of Business Recruitment for the Michiana Partnership, Inc., the two-state regional economic development organization covering Northern Indiana and Southwest Michigan. Jim brings a wealth of experience in both economic and community development including economic and business development for AEP’s Indiana Michigan Power, specifically in the “Michiana” …

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Free Community Wellness Seminars

Porter Health Care System will present the following community wellness programs in May. Pre-registration is required. To register, call 1-800-541-1861 or go to PorterHealth.com.

PAD … Are You Listening to Your Legs? l 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 3
It is estimated that by the age of 65, up to 20% of the population will have peripheral artery disease (PAD), a circulatory problem in which …

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United Way of Porter County Community Conversations

VALPARAISO – United Way of Porter County will be hosting public conversations about community needs throughout Porter County beginning Thursday, April 28.

In 2015, United Way of Porter County, in collaboration with One Region, The Times Media Co. and Lake Area United Way, conducted 55 community conversations in Porter County. Nearly 300 Porter County residents attended resulting in seven priority areas being identified – youth …

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United Way Retired Senior Volunteer Program Record Year

VALPARAISO – In 2015, United Way of Porter County Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) experienced a record breaking year in volunteers recruited, hours served and community members assisted.

Nearly 400 senior citizen volunteers served more than 30,732 hours and assisted more than 160,900 individuals throughout Northwest Indiana. The RSVP program is designed to keep senior citizens engaged in their community by offering Meals on Wheels, …

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