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Dear Amy: My mother conceived both my brother and me using a sperm donor. This information was never kept from us, and my mother has spoken openly about it throughout our lives.

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Before they were world-famous, or even Great Britain-famous, the Beatles would play three or four shows a day at several different venues. If you've ever been in a band, you know what that means.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Footlight Players invite you to come-on down and visit the teeniest town in Texas. The destination is "Doublewide, Texas," a town consisting of 6 mobile homes, doublewides of course, and a collection of the wackiest characters in the U.S.A.

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Dear Amy: I am a man in my 60s, happily married for 31 years. We have two wonderful young-adult sons. I am also estranged from my elderly parents and my one younger sibling, a brother.

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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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WESTVILLE — Purdue University Northwest’s (PNW) student-produced television program, “The Roundtable Perspective,” developed in partnership with Lakeshore Public Media, has received two industry awards. The recognitions mark the third consecutive year the show has been honored.

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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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MICHIANA SHORES — Chicago’s Goodman Theatre award-winning director Steve Scott returns to Dunes Summer Theatre to direct the musical “Working” by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso. Scott will be joined by Musical Director Andrew Flasch (Valparaiso) to deliver this celebration of America’s workers.

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Dear Amy: My husband and I are really frustrated with his father and his father’s second wife, who came into the picture when all the children were adults. We have been trying for almost a decade to connect and make getting together more bearable. It’s not working, and I’m ready to throw in …

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Dear Amy: My childhood best friend, “Lynn,” died after a long battle with colon cancer. She asked me to spread her ashes in Ireland, off of cliffs that we once visited together on a vacation. She asked me this the last time I saw her, and I was completely stunned, but agreed. She died a coup…

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Like most other days I play this fun game called “what is that living on my plant?” But at this point of year it’s different. Most plants are already in full bloom and/or producing their fruits. So my energy levels on insect removal are not quite as ambitious as they were in May when my plan…

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MICHIGAN CITY – On Aug. 17 at 7:30 p.m. The Tryon Farm Institute and Kristina Isabelle Dance will host a Bonfire Concert featuring Tryon resident Mark Grobner with his hammer dulcimer.

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La PORTE — The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra (LCSO) and Interim Music Director, Charles Steck, announce auditions for the 2019-20 season. Auditions will take place Aug. 27 from 7-9:30 p.m. at the La Porte High School (Door 15) located at 602 F St.

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Get your checkbooks out — it's bargain time. The average price of a Manhattan apartment has dropped from $1.2 million to $1.1 million.

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Dear Amy: Back before we were married – in the 1960s (pre-Roe v. Wade), my wife and I borrowed $500 and went to a small dusty town on the other side of the Arizona-Mexico border to get an abortion. The “clinic” was tiny. It only had screens for windows. Our journey was not without risk and danger.

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SOUTH BEND — The public is invited to a celebration of the dedication of Lydick Bog as an Indiana State Nature Preserve on Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Eastern Time. The event will include a dedication ceremony, guided hikes and light refreshments. It will take place at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, loc…

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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 best friend, “Betsy,” recently gave a used violin to my adult son. Betsy had the bow restrung and other repairs made before giving it to him.

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Dear Amy: I’m a 60-year-old woman. A few years ago, I moved back to the mid-sized city where I grew up in order to take care of my aging father.

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La PORTE — The La Porte County Symphony Orchestra, will present the 14th annual Hoosier Star competition on Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. at the La Porte Civic Auditorium.

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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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THREE OAKS, Mich. — Taking the stage as Mark Twain, actor Richard Henzel doesn’t set out to make audiences feel like they’re meeting the legendary writer of “Tom Sawyer” and “Huckleberry Finn.”

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CHESTERTON — The Chesterton-Porter Rotary club has announced it will host the all-day music and vendor event Babapaloosa on Aug. 24 from noon until 10 p.m. to benefit the club’s work in the Duneland communities.

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Most will not know much if anything about the crime in La Porte County in 1926. However, with all of the publicity about the exhumation of the body of the noted bank robber, John Dillinger, it brings back memories of a crime in La Porte that was attributed by many to this noted individual.

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La Porte County Genealogical Society

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MICHIGAN CITY — Local ROTC students mixed adventure and training with an out-of-state leadership camp.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Indiana State Prison in Michigan City has successfully completed a comprehensive audit of its Offender Grievance System, with no deficiencies cited.

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Nothing gets me more upset in the garden than when I discover tomato hornworms have been munching on my plants. They fluster me to no end.

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Dear Amy: I went out with a guy for two months last year. We met through mutual friends. Now the friends who introduced us are getting married, and I’m going to have to be around him again for the entire week of their small (fewer than 20 guests) destination wedding.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Office of Academic Affairs at Marquette Catholic High School released the 2019 Spring Honor Roll Friday. The Honor Roll is reflected by a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher. From there, it is divided into three tiers: cum laude (3.00-3.69 GPA), magna cum laude (3.70-3.9…