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Dear Amy: I have a teenage nephew who has always acted out; I believe it’s because he lives with his father (my brother), who makes dating and partying a priority over being a parent.

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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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MICHIGAN CITY — Non-profit groups can utilize a free meeting space at the historic Barker Mansion, where the lower level was recently renovated, and two rooms designated as community spaces.

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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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While everything in our yards and gardens are working their way towards dormancy, now is the perfect time to get going on planning and planting your spring bulb display.

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MICHIGAN CITY — To use a Marine Corps phrase, the Michigan City High School (MCHS) Marine Corps Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (MCJROTC) has started the school year off by “hitting the deck running,” said Sr. Marine Instructor Maj. Thomas McGrath.

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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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Dear Amy: My husband and I have become friends with another couple, and have gotten together with them several times, either at one another’s homes or by going out.

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La PORTE — Indiana’s collecting institutions are at risk of losing many Hoosier memories, and the threat to thousands of historical artifacts and documents is real and ongoing, said the La Porte County Historical Society Museum.

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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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MICHGIAN CITY — Local medical and health experts will offer presentations as part of a free community health fair on Saturday.

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Dear Amy: My husband met a woman at work, and they’ve become friends. I didn’t find out about her until my husband came to visit me at my job, because he said something was on his mind. He proceeded to tell me about this friend and how they had shared a kiss and had been “sexting.” He told m…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Saturday from 5 to 8 p.m. will be the culminating event of the Art In Nature series, the third annual Hunters Moon Dance Happening.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. — During Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, the American Red Cross urges eligible donors to give blood or platelets to provide hope and healing to patients fighting cancer.

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Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. If you have been anywhere out and about lately, you almost surely have run into pumpkins for sale.

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Dear Amy: I’m 52 years old, divorced for 10 years with young-adult children in their early 20s. For the first time in over 30 years I live completely alone. And I love it!

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I just made Japanese-style chicken from a recipe I found online. I printed out a list of ingredients and headed for the grocery store, because for some reason, I couldn't find anything called mirin in my fridge. Or sesame seeds, or scallions or a few other things the recipe called for.

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La PORTE — Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana is preparing to celebrate its fall season participants at its annual fall 5K events at the LaPorte County Fairgrounds on Nov. 9 in La Porte and on Nov. 10 at The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond.

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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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MICHIGAN CITY — Shirley Heinze Land Trust will host an educational bus tour along the east branch of the Little Calumet River and its tributaries in La Porte and Porter Counties on Oct. 12 from 9 a.m.-3 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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In August 2019, a convoy of antique and modern military vehicles visited La Porte. Members of The Military Vehicle Preservation Association were making their “transcontinental trek” from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco. They stopped briefly at the fairgrounds in La Porte. The convoy consis…

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La PORTE — The eighth annual Mission Quilt Sale will be held Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon at the La Porte Missionary Church, 104 E. 18th St. (corner of 18th and A streets), La Porte.

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MICHIGAN CITY — On Oct. 4, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will host its monthly First Friday cultural event. Everyone in the community is invited to visit the center from 5 to 8 p.m. to enjoy food, art, music and more.

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Dear Amy: My grandfather is well-off. He saved and spent very little throughout his life. For many years, he has promised my mother and me that we would receive a sizable inheritance. My grandmother died several years ago, and we are the only close family members he has left.

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Now that the butterflies are full fledged migrating, I can go outside and start trimming back some of my overgrown annuals and add a touch of color with some fall flowers.

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Aristotle once wrote that women have fewer teeth than men. For years, that was held up as proof that one of the smartest men who ever lived was actually an idiot.