Promoting good health in Hammond

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A healthy city is important because good health enables clear thinking, which makes for better life choices, increased self-esteem and sets a good example for youth, Marci Crozier, the General Manager of Franciscan Omni Health and Fitness says. For teachers, administrators and parents what we do is going to be a reflection for our youth,” Crozier says. “When you are ...

Festival of the Lakes Schedule: Something for everyone

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Music in the Air Hammond’s 11th Annual Festival of the Lakes is a five-day summer celebration that begins July 16 and concludes July 20. The festival focuses on entertainment, food, and activities. This year’s entertainment includes The Kinsey Report opening for Jimmy Cliff to kick off the week on Wednesday, July 16. Jimmy Sarr Band will open for Big & ...

Revitalization, restaurants, shops and festivals attract new residents to Hammond

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New Hammond residents Rick Soria and Scott Fech were drawn to the city because of its revitalization, restaurants, shops, festivals and proximity to Chicago. Fech is principal at the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in Hyde Park. “Hammond is a perfect location to commute to Hyde Park,” Soria says. Soria is Campus President at the Michigan City campus of Tech ...

Hammond woman grateful for Hammond Parks Program

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Evelyn Wilson says the Hammond Parks Summer Program has been extremely beneficial for her three special needs children. Wilson says the program provides breakfast, lunch and fun activities including games, arts and crafts, in a safe supervised environment. The children learn acceptance, Wilson says. “All ages, all colors, all abilities, all play together,” Wilson, who has been a program volunteer ...

Hammond officials say economic development is thriving

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Africa Tarver, Director of Economic Development and Phil Taillon, Executive Director of Planning and Development in Hammond say economic development is thriving in the city. Tarver and Taillon say Munster Steel has relocated to the Hammond, constructing a 131,000 square foot facility; Linde Gas has a substantial investment with the construction of a new specialty gas facility; Tribologik Corporation purchased ...

Hammond School Board names acting superintendent

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14 hours ago • Carmen McCollum The chief administrator for academic services for the School City of Hammond has been named the acting superintendent while Superintendent Walter Watkins remains hospitalized. The School Board voted to name Theresa Mayerik to the position. School leaders said there might be some other shifts but decided to hold off before moving anyone else. Mayerik ...

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

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July 07, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city of Hammond officially opened two pedestrian bridges on Monday, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bridge spanning Columbia Avenue and 167th Street near Southeastern Avenue and the Monon Trail bridge over …

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

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July 07, 2014 6:22 pm • Rob Earnshaw Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city of Hammond officially opened two pedestrian bridges on Monday, the Erie-Lackawanna Trail bridge spanning Columbia Avenue and 167th Street near Southeastern Avenue and the Monon Trail ...

New citizens look forward to becoming fabric of America

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July 04, 2014 – Ed Bierschenk On a crisp summer day with the sun glistening off Wolf Lake behind them, 50 new citizens were welcomed into the United States during a Fourth of July naturalization ceremony. “Proud,” was the word 19-year-old Ricardo Valdovinos of Portage used to describe his feelings about his mother, Maria Teresa, 45, becoming a U.S. citizen. …

No garbage pickup on July 4th

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The Sanitation Department will not be working Friday, July 4th, 2014, in observance of the July 4th Holiday. Friday’s garbage will be one day late. Sanitation will be working on Saturday, July 5th 2014.