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Smart 911 Available in Porter County

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A new 911 service that's currently available in 23 states and only in the Porter County area of Indiana, saves seconds when getting pertinent information to the 911 dispatcher and it's available free of charge. Paige Connelly, Public Information Officer, Porter County Central Communications, says along with general information like the phone number, location, number of occupants at an address, other details can be included.  Connelly says anyone can register online even if there area is not served—and Smart911 is especially good for family members visiting from out-of-town.  She also says that Porter County the first region in the state to recognize the value of the system Connelly says everyone should use it.  To sign up you just simply need to log onto smart911.com.  To hear the entire interview with Paige Connelly, click on the "Smart 911" link on my Audio player.   -Jay





(courtesy of www.portercountysheriff.com )



SoJourner Truth House

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SoJourner Truth House represents hope and help for homeless and at-risk women and their children in the Gary community.  Named after an escaped/freed slave who became an abolitionist, preacher, speaker, singer and champion of women's rights, SoJourner Truth even helped president Abraham Lincoln recruit black troops for the Union Army during the war between the states.  The facility also operates a food pantry that serves around 1,500 persons each month.

SoJourner Truth w Abe Lincoln










SoJourner Truth with Abraham Lincoln

    (photo in public domain)

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Region Man Authors Retirement Book

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Thanks to the baby boom generation, the most amount of workers ever, will be retiring over the next five to ten years.   Bill Leavitt a technical writer from Valparaiso, who retired early himself, says when it comes to the mental aspect of retirement a lot retirees will be venturing into uncharted waters.  This is one of the reasons Leavitt says he wrote a new book titled, "Retirement--Life's Greatest Adventure, A Retiree's Guide to a Happy, Fulfilling Life."  The book is being self-published and can be ordered online from the author's web site (listed below), Suzy's Cafe in Valparaiso, South Shore Visitors and Convention Center in Hammond and also at the Holidaze Arts and Crafts Show to be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday November 16th, 17th and 18th at the Porter County Expo Center in Valparaiso.  Be sure to tune in to hear exclusive reports featuring author Bill Levitt during our Region News Updates or hear all the reports On Demand at the audio links on my blog page.


The Author's link:    http://www.retirementlifesgreatestadventure.com/ 









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