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Local students named to Trine President’s List

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NEW CARLISLE — New Prairie High School has announced its recent honor rolls.

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The La Porte County Parks are on Facebook. Please join as a fan and learn about all the great things happening in the parks.

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La PORTE — A roundtable for tutors volunteering for READ La Porte County Inc. will be held from 9:30am to 11 a.m. on Jan. 30 in Meeting Room B at the La Porte County Public Library, 904 Indiana Ave., La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Footlight Players of Michigan City has announced that they are offering The Robert W. Komendera Theatrical Scholarship Program honoring their longtime member and president.

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MICHIGAN CITY — After a two month hiatus over the holidays the Footlight Players are happy to be back hosting an open-mic night every fourth Friday of the month at 7 p.m.

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This list includes events that are open to the public. All listings must be submitted in writing by noon Monday for inclusion in Thursday’s What’s Happening. Listings may be emailed to ahaverstick@heraldargus.com.

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Winter never seems the same anymore. When I was a kid it seemed like the snowfall came in feet instead of inches. These days we spend more time going back and forth between snow and non-snow days that I have a feeling that all my plants are going to be confused soon if it doesn’t get warmer …

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La PORTE — The La Porte County Park staff are inviting area residents to bundle up and grab their entire “flock” to be treated to a continental breakfast with the park’s feathered friends.

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Terra Verde Garden Club

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MICHIGAN CITY — The School of American Music (SAM) will present “Viola Virtuosity!” featuring violist and composer Rudolf Haken and violist/violinist Kunito Nishitani for free concerts in New Buffalo and Michigan City.

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Winter never seems the same anymore. When I was a kid it seemed like the snowfall came in feet instead of inches. These days we spend more time going back and forth between snow and non-snow days that I have a feeling that all my plants are going to be confused soon if it doesn’t get warmer …

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VALPARAISO — The 16th annual Gardening Show sponsored by Purdue University Cooperative Extension and its Porter County Master Gardeners will be held Jan. 25 at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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The La Porte County Parks are on Facebook. Please join as a fan and learn about all the great things happening in the parks.

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La PORTE — Dion Diakis was installed the 126rd Worshipful Master of Excelsior #41, Free and Accepted Masons of the state of Indiana at the La Porte Masonic Temple on Dec. 14, 2019 as he leads the lodge into its 182nd year of existence.

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MICHIGAN CITY — A longtime Valparaiso University lecturer and a former Roosevelt College and Career Academy interventionist have joined the Marquette Catholic High School teaching staff for the spring 2020 semester.

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This list includes events that are open to the public. All listings must be submitted in writing by noon Monday for inclusion in Thursday’s What’s Happening. Listings may be emailed to ahaverstick@heraldargus.com.

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La PORTE — Door Village Lion members recently served an estimated 65 seniors a complete Christmas dinner including home made pie and deserts; and ended the combined December membership meeting and Senior Christmas Dinner with familiar Christmas songs and hymns and a fun group sing along.

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Dear Amy: I brought a big client to the bank where I work. I partnered with a “relationship representative” (a female colleague) to build the account at the bank.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) in Michigan City has announced an expansion of its scholarship program to include adults. Start-up funding for this project has been provided through a grant from the Unity Foundation of La Porte County.

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Dear Amy: My family was friends with a couple from our church (“Alan and Jenny”) for many years. I’ve never met a more loving, happier, or more fulfilled couple than those two. They had three amazing children together.

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Dear Readers: Many of us are now in the recovery mode of the holiday season – after gorging on gingerbread and eggnog and letting the glitter of the season release us from December’s gloom. In the spirit of the season, I present my annual roundup of charitable organizations readers should co…

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Dear Amy: I am 33. My parents split up when I was 10, but I am still close to both. My dad remarried when I was 12. My mom has not remarried or dated anyone since their divorce.

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The La Porte County Parks are on Facebook. Please join as a fan and learn about all the great things happening in the parks.

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La PORTE — The La Porte County Historical Society is inviting you to consider one of its many publications available for sale at the museum, 2405 Indiana Ave., La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Two outstanding La Porte County students have been named recipients of full-tuition, four-year scholarships as the Unity Foundation of La Porte County’s 2020 Lilly Endowment Community Scholars.

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During the 2019 holiday season, some were, for the first time, introduced to the Giese Chapel which has been a holiday favorite since 1947.

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This list includes events that are open to the public. All listings must be submitted in writing by noon Monday for inclusion in Thursday’s What’s Happening. Listings may be emailed to ahaverstick@heraldargus.com.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Reins of Life is a 41-year-old non-profit organization that helps improve the lives of children and adults with disabilities through equine-assisted activities and therapies. They have locations in Michigan City and South Bend. Volunteers are an invaluable part of the operati…