Her work has won several awards from the Indiana Broadcasters Association, Society of Professional Journalists/Indiana Chapter, and Network Indiana. She has also had academic papers selected for presentation at national conferences like the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication and Broadcast Education Association.
Laura watched her share of game shows growing up and one summer while in California, she's chosen to be a contestant on "Sale of the Century". Her TV favorites include The Honeymooners, Project Runway, Seinfeld, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who and Star Trek (TNG and the original). She also enjoys crossword puzzles and when asked what some of her favorite places to visit are she says -- office supply stores.
82-year old Elaine Chenore of Merrillville has a big heart, especially when it comes to doing good for animals. Elaine has been raising funds to provide local fire departments with oxygen kits that can save the life of a family pet. Elaine says, If people need oxygen when rescued from a fire, then pets might need it too, and these special kits are designed to fit the mouth of an animal.
The kits have been given to various fire stations across Northwest Indiana. Elaine has been the primary supporter of the endeavor, with some help from organizations and individuals who have donated. Her dream is see fire departments across the country equiped with the animal oxygen kits, but for now, Elaine is working to make sure departments in Northwest Indiana are equipped.
If you are interested in helping Elaine provide kits to more fire departments locally, please contact your local fire department for details.
From Last Chance Rescue: Benny is a three year old Black Lab, about 70 pounds. He is friendly and loves children. He may not get along with some other male dogs, but he is house trained and will sit and go in his cage on command. Benny would make a great family pet! He's neutered and current on vaccinations. Call Last Chance Rescue at 219-677-2961.
Lots of animal adoption-related events coming up in Northwest Indiana, including a big festival in Lake County this Saturday. Info at Animal Corner http://www.indiana105.com/on-air/laura-waluszko/animal-corner.html
Seven-hundred-sixty people attended the Pink Ribbon Society's 11th Annual Tea Sunday at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. It was an honor to be asked to emcee the event, which raises funds for breast cancer groups and programs in northwest Indiana. Since the inception of the Pink Ribbon Society, the group says they have returned more than 122-thousand dollars to the communities of Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton Counties. The founder of the Pink Ribbon Society, Ann Peters, is a 35-year survivor of breast cancer. The current president of the group is Susan Griffin, Marketing Manager of the Post Tribune.
For more information on the Pink Ribbon Society, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pink-Ribbon-Society/196728367038840
The society puts together a calendar featuring twelve survivors, and the Pink Ribbon Society Breast Calendar Survivor Calendar Girls are recognized during the Tea. The event also features several community leaders serving as "Celebrity Servers" (their aprons are raffled off during the event).
Events in the Region this weekend and next month... newly added items at Animal Corner and Green Zone --
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