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  • Join The Chicago Astronomical Society Saturday May 7th - May 5, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society on the first Saturday night of each month to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.On Saturday, May 7 2016, Mars is bright, and as close to earth as it will get for 2 years. Saturn is higher in the sky and better placed for viewing. Later, Jupiter’s moon Io will cast its shadow on Jupiter. The Read more…

  • Come To The 17th Peace Officer Memorial Ceremony - May 5, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office is announcing the date and location for the 17th Peace Officer Memorial ceremony. The annual ceremony is an opportunity to reflect on the line of duty deaths suffered by police officers during the previous year as well as years past. The Peace Officer Memorial is conducted in conjunction with ceremonies being held during National Police Week in Washington D.C. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed Read more…

  • Michigan City Tree Board Giving Away 500 Tree Seedlings - May 5, 2016 at 11:40 pm

    The Michigan City Tree Board would like to announce that they will be giving away 500 tree seedlings at the Michigan City Farmer’s Market, located on the corner of 8th Street and Washington Street, on Saturday, May 7th,. The Farmer’s Market is open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and the seedlings given away will include: tulip trees, white pine trees, dogwood trees, plum trees and redbud trees. Tree seedlings Read more…

  • Check Out The 1000 Drops of Water Campaign - May 5, 2016 at 11:37 pm

    The 1000 Drops of Water campaign is a fun and colorful activity for children ages 4th grade and younger. Children can review the safe swimming tips on one side of the education sheet, and color or artistically decorate the other side. Turn them into the Michigan City YMCA at Elston, or La Porte Hospital by June 1, and your artwork could be chosen as a winner to decorate the hallways Read more…

  • Take Part In Screen-Free Week - May 5, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    With all the smartphones, tablets, computers and video games around, it’s easy to forget that there is life beyond a screen. It’s Screen-Free Week, a time to rediscover some of the joys of being unplugged. Josh Golin with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood says turning off screens can shift the focus to more engaging activities, which can improve well-being and relationships. While the idea of having their children go Read more…


News From Around The World

  • SpaceX Rocket Successfully Clears First Stage in Launch from Cape Canaveral

    SpaceX/Flickr(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — SpaceX successfully landed the first stage of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform during a mission to launch a Japanese commercial communications satellite into orbit early Friday morning. The launch happened at 1:20 a.m. ET from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Landing confirmed. Second stage continuing to carry JCSAT-14 to a Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit. pic.twitter.com/HfHI5cwoYX — SpaceX (@SpaceX) May 6, 2016 SpaceX Read more…

  • Venezuela Faces Beer Shortage as Country’s Brewer Shuts Its Doors

    iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Beer is the latest victim of Venezuela’s economic crisis after the country’s largest brewer was forced to halt production late last week. Empresas Polar produces about 80 percent of the beer brewed in the country, as well as various snacks and soft drinks. The shutdown of Empresas Polar’s breweries began in July 2015, when the corporation was forced to suspend operations at two of its six plants Read more…

  • Trump Caters to Coal Country in West Virginia Rally

    ABC News(CHARLESTON, W.Va.) — Before Donald Trump came out to the stage at the Charleston Civic Center in West Virginia, it was clear where the crowd’s support was going. Chants of “We want Trump!” rang through the audience. “TRUMP DIGS COAL,” signs were scattered through Charleston Civic Center Thursday evening. One day after becoming the presumptive Republican nominee, Trump made his first campaign stop in the Mountain State, with a Read more…

  • "Captain America: Civil War" Now in Theaters

    Marvel Studios/Disney(NEW YORK) — The summer movie season has begun with the release Thursday night of Marvel’s latest film: Captain America: Civil War. The movie follows up on Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Chris Evans’ titular character clashes with Robert Downey Jr.‘s Iron Man over a controversial government policy intended to regulate the superheroes. Iron Man is in favor of governmental oversight, Captain America isn’t. Read more…

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