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NIPSCO shines light on charity giving

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. doesn’t just help keep families warm and their seasonal lighting aglow for the holidays. The utility and its employees also help to put food on the table and toys under the tree for families in need throughout its service area. …

‘A Christmas Story’ comes to life in Hammond

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While it has been more than 30 years since the film based on the short stories and anecdotes of author and Hammond native Jean Shepherd hit the big screen, the South Shore region continues to celebrate and honor “A Christmas Story.” Each year, during the …

2014 Holiday calendar of events Northwest Indiana

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DAILY THROUGH  THE HOLIDAY SEASON Whiting Lakefront Park Holiday Light Spectacular recurring daily at Whiting Lakefront Park, 1500 Park Road, Whiting, each day at dusk to Jan 5. This drive-through display of lights will be set up in the park and consist of more than …

Shipshewana On The Road makes holiday shopping easy

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Fresh ideas are budding at the Shipshewana On The Road event, held at the Porter County Expo Center and Fairgrounds in Valparaiso, one mile south of U.S. 30 on State Route 49. More than 200 booths will be filled with the latest products, all gathered …

Kouts invites you to a holiday celebration

Join the Town of Kouts Saturday, Dec. 6, and Sunday, Dec. 7, in celebrating the Christmas season. Visit local crafters in local homes and businesses. Find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list. More than 29 locations with many stops having multiple craftsmen in …

Scents of Angels  offer heavenly aromas

Scents of Angels is a candle company founded by the CEO in 2005. All Scents Of Angels candles are handcrafted in the United States using 100 percent soy wax. The candles are environmentally friendly, have excellent aromas and come in various sizes. The business has …

Celebrate December’s First Friday

Enjoy the sounds of live music Friday, Dec. 5, at  8 p.m. at Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, from Earl Miller and Sandy Gleim, members of the La Porte-based Trouble Blind band. In their “professional lives,” he is an …

D’Amico joins Cruises and More Travel Agency

Juanita D’Amico is proud to announce that she has joined the team at Cruises and More Travel Agency. D’Amico is working as a travel agent and office manager, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cruises and More Travel has been …

Pamper yourself or a loved one with a gift from Serenity Salon & Spa

Let Serenity Salon & Spa, 880 E. Sidewalk Road, Chesterton, make your holiday shopping easier and less stressful. Gift cards make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. They are available in-store and online for spa packages, specific services or any dollar amount. Serenity …

Chesterton Feed and Garden Center offers the perfect gift selection

Imagine the snow flakes blowing gently over rows of fresh, green Christmas trees that stand against a white, winter sky. Feel the cold nip of the wind on your nose as you stand beside our beautiful hand-groomed trees sitting in fresh water to preserve their …

New procedure for nerve pain in the feet

Persons with nerve problems often experience numbness, burning, tingling (a feeling of pins and needles), cramping or shooting pain in their feet or toes. Dr. Michael Nirenberg, a podiatrist in Crown Point, became involved in learning new methods to lessen nerve pain in his patients. …

BJ’s Coins builds on 37 years of expertise

BJ’s Coins is the flagship of Portage Commons on U.S. Route 6 in Portage. BJ’s Coins buys and sells jewelry and coins and is owned and operated by Bob and Ruth Jones. It is the oldest retail store on U.S. Route 6 in Portage. They …

The region’s university

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Indiana University Northwest is the region’s leader in innovation, offering cutting-edge degree programs that will give you an advantage in an increasingly competitive job market. Best of all, with an IU campus close to home, you can earn a world-renowned degree at an affordable price, …

Lower your heating bills this winter

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The amount of energy used in an average residential house is responsible for twice as many greenhouse gas emissions as the average car, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Both the agency and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. have tips on how homeowners can …

Local Franciscan  Alliance hospitals  are lung screening  Centers of Excellence

Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City and Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Hammond recently were named Screening Centers of Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. The hospitals were cited for their ongoing commitment to responsible lung cancer screening. Low-dose CT screening for lung …

New procedure for  nerve pain in the feet

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Persons with nerve problems often experience numbness, burning, tingling (a feeling of pins and needles), cramping or shooting pain in their feet or toes. Dr. Michael Nirenberg, a podiatrist in Crown Point, became involved in learning new techniques to alleviate nerve problems in his patients. …

Suite start at Community Hospital

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Community Hospital in Munster opened its new Family Birthing Center last week, a state-of-the-art facility that doubles the capacity of the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit and offers amenities and resources geared toward helping moms and their babies throughout the birthing process and beyond. The …

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit saves lives at Porter Regional Hospital

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Most parents don’t anticipate problems with their delivery or their baby. Yet even typical pregnancies can result in unanticipated high-risk births and babies with special needs. According to the March of Dimes, about one in 10 babies will require intensive medical care immediately after birth. …

The value of carrying to full term

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According to the March of Dimes, premature birth is a serious and costly problem. They report that more than a half million babies are born too soon in the United States each year, costing the nation more than $26 billion annually. Babies who survive an …

Methodist Hospitals helps new moms and babies get off to a great start

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A new baby is among life’s greatest joys. The miracle of birth happens at Methodist Hospitals everyday. As a result, the hospital’s remarkable Women and Children Services professionals know exactly how to make this special time safe and comforting for mothers, babies and their families. …

Brain-saving cooling cap at Franciscan St. Anthony combats birth hypoxia

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Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Crown Point offers a new weapon to combat birth hypoxia, a relatively rare occurrence in which oxygen flow to a newborn’s brain is impaired due to a number of possible causes. And parents Karen Rothe …

Foot and ankle pain goes hi-tech

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Podiatrists Michael Nirenberg and Michael Lacey are now using a hi-tech camera to alleviate painful arthritis of the foot and ankle. Arthritis in the foot and ankle is common, affecting millions of Americans each year. Drs. Nirenberg and Lacey are now using a hi-tech camera …

NIPSCO: Planting trees for the future

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Northern Indiana Public Service Co. understands people have a connection with their trees. They provide shade on hot days and beautify a yard with greenery in the summer and brilliant colors in the fall. But the utility company also knows that if not careful, a …

Earth Day every day: A company truism , that started with a comprehensive plan

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Doing your part to look after the environment isn’t hard — we’ve all heard of the three R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle — and in fact, companies like the Lake County Solid Waste Management District (LCSWMD) have been working hard for more than 20 years to …

Open up to the sounds around  you at Page Family Hearing

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If you’re having trouble hearing what your family and friends are saying to you on a regular basis, it’s probably time for a hearing test and could be time for a hearing aid. For that, Page Family Hearing in Merrillville has got you covered. From …

Going the extra mile to get customer the right vacuum

The Henry Company has both sold and serviced vacuum cleaners in the Northwest Indiana region since 1939, celebrating its 75th anniversary. The successful repair portion of the business (over 8,000 vacuums and carpet cleaners repaired per year) has allowed the third generation family-owned company to …