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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act amends the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and establishes the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act both effective April 2, 2020, until Dec. 31, 2020. The bill basically amends the employers’ threshold from 50 or more employees to fewer than 500 emplo…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Why is science so important even at a young age? It’s beneficial to brain growth and can enhance a child’s logic and capacity for reasoning. With that thought in mind, and while watching her son Charlie play a comparison game, Dr. Stephanie Ryan of Carmel decided to write a c…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Monday Musicale is now accepting applications for its annual Student Awards Competition. Auditions will be held Sunday, April 19 at the Michigan City First Presbyterian Church, 121 W. 9th Street, beginning at 1 p.m. Areas of competition include keyboard (piano or organ), inst…

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BNWZ Dignity 8017 won reserve grand champion bull at the 2020 Southwestern Exposition and Livestock Show’s Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, Feb. 1 in Fort Worth, Texas. Austin Nowatzke, Michigan City, owns the September 2018 son of PVF Insight 0129. He first claimed senior calf champion. Ch…

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On Feb. 8 students from the MCHS Band Department performed at Kankakee Valley Middle School at the Indiana State School Music Association (ISSMA) Solo and Ensemble Festival. In total, MCHS students received 11 Gold Ratings, 1 Silver, and 1 Bronze. Nine of the 11 Golds were performed in the G…

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La PORTE — Each fall the La Porte County Association of REALTORS (LPCAR), along with the La Porte Jaycees and the Deserving Children’s Roof Sit, help raise funds for the La Porte County Deserving Children Shopping event held in December.

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Bernadette Gibson originates to us from an Irish family and enhances her jewelry with a Celtic twist: not only in design, but in meaning. As a jeweler from Chicago’s Jewelers row at 9 N. Wabash for 30 years, she has relocated her talents to Michigan City for the last three years.

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MICHIGAN CITY — This April, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) and its partners invite the community to once again explore the world of “zines.” These miniature magazines, which are typically self-published and distributed in small batches, have seen an increase in popularity in recent years…

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MICHIGAN CITY — The La Porte Symphony Orchestra continues its 47th season on Sunday, March 15, with a celebration of Beethoven’s 250th Birthday. Under the direction of the LCSO’s fifth music director candidate, Wilbur Lin, the Orchestra will perform:

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Footlight Players’ current production of the musical “Gypsy” opened on March 6 to great applause. The show is listed as a memoir of the great burlesque queen, Gypsy Rose Lee, but we really see the story of the epitome of bound and determined stage mothers. Mama Rose is expertly played by new…

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Access the library’s Online Catalog from Home – www.mclib.org. Wi-Fi is available in the library. Normal library hours are Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays 1 to 5 p.m. For more information, contact the circulation desk at 873-3042.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Center for Creative Solutions has announced 10 grants available for any La Porte County area school wanting their students to decorate a rain barrel for their school. The awards are part of this year’s recognition of the Northwest Indiana Earth Day celebration on April 18…

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La Porte County Master Gardener Association Community Grants

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Michigan City Sail and Power Squadron is presenting two courses this spring. Both courses are free. The only cost is for the student text and materials.

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MICHIGAN CITY — The Barker Mansion and the Michigan City Commission for Women invite the public to step back through time in the shoes of two different women during a tour at the Barker Mansion. In celebration of Women’s History month, the 2-hour program will take place on Thursday, March 12…

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MICHIGAN CITY — Joy Elementary School has announced its honor and award-winning students for the second semester of the 2019/2020 school year.

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MICHIGAN CITY — Franciscan Health’s Northwest Indiana hospitals have been recognized by the American College of Cardiology for “demonstrated expertise and commitment” in treating patients with chest pain.

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Although there have been numerous tragedies in La Crosse, there have been good things there too – one was a doctor who cared for its residents for many years. His name was Dr. David Daniel Oak and in 1948 he had practiced medicine in La Crosse for 38 years.

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La PORTE – The community is invited to a program of Irish music performed by the group Au Tu in the La Porte Hospital Chapel at noon on Friday, March 6. The chapel is located at 1007 Lincoln Way in La Porte on the first floor of the hospital.