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Governor Pence Names Multiple Appointees

INDIANAPOLIS — Governor Mike Pence recently named the following individuals to multiple boards and commissions.

Regional Works Councils
Aadron Rausch (Clinton County)
Margaret Semmer (Will County, IL)

Civil Rights Commission
Sheryl Edwards (Allen County)
Kent Hull (St. Joseph County)
Suzanne Gaidoo (Hamilton County)

Behavioral Health and Human Services Licensing Board
Stephen Viehweg (Hancock County)

Indiana Council on Independent Living
Christopher Cleveland (Marion County)

State Board

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Taste of Michiana 25th Anniversary Event

SOUTH BEND — SMG, operators of the Century Center, announced the 25th Anniversary of “Taste of Michiana” on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, from 5pm to 8pm. Over 40 of Michiana’s finest restaurants will be showcasing their signature items. Sample a variety of wonderful foods, as well as superb wines and beers from the region’s most fantastic breweries and wineries while you take in the stunning …

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New Lubeznik Center for the Arts Membership Benefit

Supporters of Lubeznik Center for the Arts now have an added benefit when they become a member at the Sustaining Level or above. LCA recently became part of The North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association which offers reciprocal benefits to over 700 arts, cultural, and historical institutions. This means that LCA members at the Sustaining level and above can take advantage of the member benefits …

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Purdue Research Project to Improve Water Management

WEST LAFAYETTE — A Purdue University researcher is heading a $5 million federally funded project examining the economic and environmental benefits and costs of storing water on farms in ways for crops to use it when they need it and to reduce nutrients draining into waterways.

Jane Frankenberger, professor of agricultural and biological engineering, is directing the five-year research addressing the issues of farm …

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Governor Pence Issues Statement Regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act

INDIANAPOLIS – Governor Mike Pence today issued the following statement after signing the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (SEA 101) in a private ceremony.

“Today I signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, because I support the freedom of religion for every Hoosier of every faith.

“The Constitution of the United States and the Indiana Constitution both provide strong recognition of the freedom of religion but today, …

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Porter Regional Hospital Offers Support Groups in April

Porter Regional Hospital will offer the following monthly support groups in April:

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 unique concerns …

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Gary Mayor Announces New Fire Chief

GARY — Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the departure of Deputy Mayor, B.R. Lane, who will be pursuinga specific opportunity in the public sector that will be announced later this month. In discussing Lane’s departure, Freeman-Wilson noted, “B. R. has played a key role as a member of Team Gary and in our efforts to revitalize our city. The mentor in me is excited about …

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Goodwill Retail Skills Boot Camp Starts March 30

SOUTH BEND — Retail Skills Boot Camp, a new class being offered by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc., includes credentials from the National Retail Federation (NRF). This seven week course is designed to prepare students for careers in customer service and retail environments. Students spend three hours each day in the classroom and four hours gaining hands-on experience in an actual retail environment. The …

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“Threatened” The Endangered Species Show

Fire Arts Inc. and the Indiana Chapter of the Sierra Club invite the public to a very special show, “Threatened,” The Endangered Species Show. This show features sculpture, ceramics and jewelry that depicts a few of the many earthly creatures and plant life whose existence is threatened by our changing world. The show will be open from April 3 – May 29. The opening reception …

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Pantry on the Go Starts Today

GARY — The Food Bank of Northwest Indiana and the Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Operators (NIMO) will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Pantry on the Go community program. Pantry on the Go is a mobile pantry that distributes food to residents who may not have access to a traditional food pantry. Grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy and proteins are distributed to hundreds of food insecure individuals weekly …

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