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Porter Health Care System Offers Healthy Heart Diet Classes

Porter Health Care System will offer Healthy Heart Diet classes in February. The free classes will provide an understanding on how to read food labels and choose heart-healthy food, along with teaching basic heart healthy food preparation tips.

Classes will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m., Tuesdays, Feb. 3 and 17 and from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19 in the Cardiac Rehabilitation …

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South Shore CVA to Host Annual Partnership Summit

MERRILLVILLE — The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will be hosting their 2015 Partnership Summit at the Radisson Hotel Star Plaza on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The summit is open to current partners as well as businesses interested in learning more about the services offered by the South Shore CVA. Cost of the event is $25 and includes a networking breakfast featuring attendees from local …

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East Chicago Waterfront Projects on Schedule

Encouraging news from East Chicago, where the latest RDA-funded Marquette Plan projects are on schedule to be completed by this Spring.

A groundbreaking occurred in October for the project that is expected to enhance the downtown area of the North Harbor District by adding a flower garden, ornamental lighting, seating, green space and a stage area. The construction of a splash pad, improved parking

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Hospital Names January Ambassador of the Month

MICHIGAN CITY — Alison Lindsay Barczak, a three-year PCL Alverno laboratory phlebotomist, is Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City’s January Ambassador of the Month.

The award has been presented by the hospital’s Social and Recognition Committee since 1988 and recognizes employees who exhibit the mission and values of Franciscan Alliance – compassion for those in need, respect for life and the dignity of mankind, wellness …

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MLK Observance Features Civil Rights Activist/Freedom Rider

HAMMOND — A campus visit by a Civil Rights activist, Freedom Rider and offspring of Ku Klux Klan members highlights Purdue University Calumet’s Martin Luther King Jr. observance Jan. 27-29.

Alabama native Bob Zellner, whose father and grandfather participated in the KKK, will discuss the search for racial justice and inequalities of the past during his keynote Convocation address, “Freedom Stories: An Unlikely Voice …

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HUD Awards Choice Neighborhood Grant in Gary

WASHINGTON — Building on a commitment to help local communities redevelop distressed public or assisted housing and transform neighborhoods, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro announced seven new Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grant awards, including $500,000 to the City of Gary, Indiana. These awards will help grantees craft comprehensive, locally driven plans to revitalize and transform distressed neighborhoods. Part of the …

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Health Insurance Sign-up Programs

LA PORTE, STARKE COUNTIES — IU Health La Porte and Starke hospitals’ certified Health Exchange navigators have added convenient evening and afternoon sessions for those who would like help signing up for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. One-on-one appointments also are available by calling 855.400.2045. Open enrollment for the marketplace ends Feb. 15, 2015. All Americans are now required to have health insurance or …

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Community Disaster Preparedness Training

WEST LAFAYETTE — Purdue Extension is helping to provide training in January so that Indiana communities can organize to better prepare for and recover from disasters.

The free, one-day training is designed to encourage communities to form a COAD, an acronym for community organization active in disaster. The training will be conducted by leaders of the umbrella Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, of which …

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Purdue Unification Process Underway

Purdue Calumet and Purdue North Central began a planning process to unify into a single university of two distinct campuses. Plans call for the new name of the unified institution—Purdue University Northwest—to be adopted in time for the start of the 2016-17 academic year, pending accreditation approval by the Higher Learning Commission. The unification is intended to create a stronger Purdue presence in Northwest Indiana …

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Success Trek Welcomes Kara Fasone

VALPARAISO — A new team member has joined Success Trek, increasing the firm’s emphasis on helping businesses and organizations sustain growth and profitability through Industrial and Organizational Development approaches.

Kara Fasone came to Success Trek through a client where she was completing a college internship. She will be working as an intern for Success Trek while she completes her master’s degree.…

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