Sunday December 17 3:42 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Family

A world view: Bishop Noll French student wins state-wide poster contest

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Putting her creativity and talent to work, Bishop Noll sophomore Catherine Menge recently won first place in a state-wide poster contest.

Emerald City Theatre Delivers First of Mary Pope Osborne’s Gift of 60,000 Books to CPS 2nd and 3rd Graders

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PHoto: Skinner West Elementary 2nd and 3rd grade students and Principal Deborah M. Clark meet Magic Tree House: Showtime with Shakespeare cast members Leon J. Evans and Nik Kmiecik after receiving free Magic Tree House books from author Mary Pope Osborne and Emerald City Theatre.

Comcast Donation to Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Duneland Facility gives Kids access to State-of-the-Art Technology

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Indiana District 4 Representative Ed Soliday; Chesterton, IN, Town Manager Bernie Doyle; and Duneland Chamber of Commerce president Maura Durham joined Comcast to announce a $10,000 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s (BGCPOCO) Duneland Club. The funds will be used to purchase additional technology for the Club’s STEM lab, including a new electronic whiteboard.

Bishop Noll Hockey Team helps Haven House

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TIS THE SEASON: Continuing its tradition of giving back to the community during the Christmas season, the Bishop Noll Hockey Team just finished its collection of toys and gifts.

KOHL CHILDREN’S MUSEUM IS RINGING IN 2018 AT 8:30 A.M. AND 12:30 P.M. ON NEW YEARS EVE

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Kohl Children’s Museum is giving Times Square a run for its money with their New Year’s Eve “midnight” celebrations at 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 31 at the Museum’s facility at 2100 Patriot Boulevard in Glenview. To kick-off 2018, an entire wing of the museum will be decorated “to the nines” for the full Times Square experience, complete with giant confetti drops at “midnight” and festive activities designed specifically for children throughout the day.

Mommy’s Little Piggy Eating Contest

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The “Mommy’s Little Piggy” mashed potato eating contest will feature plates mounded with mashed potatoes and contestants of different age groups showing “how the piggies eat.” On Saturday, Dec. 16, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host the contest that pays tribute to the holiday classic A Christmas Story scene in which Mrs. Parker devises a plan to ensure an uncooperative Randy finishes his supper. Much to Mr. Parker’s dismay, she asks Randy to show her “how the piggies eat” and soon he is giggling and he devours his potatoes face first.

Santa Updates His Whimsical Hideaway to Feature a Flurry of Pop-Up Events

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CHICAGO (NOV. 22, 2017) – The Swissôtel Chicago today announced a flurry of new pop-up style events taking place within the beloved Santa Suite December 16. Also, new to this year’s Santa Suite, an elegant, evening event for adults to enjoy, kid-free, in the Santa Suite. The first-ever Holiday Pop-Up Dinner, A Winter’s Eve, a progressive style dining experience, will take place on Thursday, Dec. 14.

SnowFlurry 2018 Participant & Volunteer Sign-Ups Coming Soon!

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Snowflurry 2018 will be held next March 3rd, but we will soon begin preparations for this school year’s event.