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The Portage Township YMCA Gears Up for the Ultimate Summer at the 2018 Healthy Kids Day


While it may feel far from around the corner, summer is almost here! School will soon be out, but the Portage Township YMCA kids will continue learning and growing thanks to the annual Healthy Kids Day this Saturday.

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The Challenger Learning Center Welcomes Young Adventurers and Explorers to the Annual Earth, Sea, and Sky Day


Families and their excited children filled the Challenger Learning Center Saturday to experience Earth, Sea & Sky Day, a fun day filled with activities to help kids of all ages engage with scientific principles that play out in our everyday lives. The annual event has evolved in its three years from an Earth Day celebration, to an Astronomy Day celebration, until it evolved into its current form combing and celebrating both.

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Sand Creek Country Club Welcomes Members to its Annual Opening Ceremony for a Day of Fun, Golf, and Friendly Competition


Spring took a while to come around this year, but Sand Creek Country Club welcomed it with open arms at their 2018 Opening Ceremony. Club members gathered around the Clock Garden to celebrate last year’s champions and captain, and to usher in a new season of competition.

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Portage Township Schools Update, April 20, 2018


Aylesworth Elementary STEM
Third grade recently did a grade level STEM activity. Mrs. Hufford, Mrs. Bolin, and I put on a small play about the gingerbread man escaping a wolf. He came across a river and couldn’t figure out how to cross it. The students had to build a boat that wouldn’t sink. They were given limited supplies and had to work as a team to accomplish this task.

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Portage Rotary Club to Hold Rib Sale

Portage-Rotary-Club-to-Hold-Rib-Sale-2018Portage Rotary Club is offering fully cooked, pre-packaged slabs of Wagner’s ribs, touted as the “best ribs in the region,” as a fundraiser to help support the club’s upcoming community service projects.

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Strack & Van Til Continues Legacy of Giving with American Cancer Society Donation


Representatives from the American Cancer Society gathered at the Highland Headquarters of Strack & Van Til this Thursday to accept a check from the Indiana grocery chain.

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IUN Business Luncheon Hosts Maria Wynne for an Afternoon of Leadership Inspiration


As lunchtime neared at Avalon Manor in Merrillville, students, faculty, and alumni of Indiana University Northwest began to flood into the banquet hall, eager for a day of food, education, and community connection.

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IU Day 2018: IU Northwest Celebrates its Past and Present


It’s not every day that you get to see the past and present collide! At Indiana University Northwest’s 2018 IU Day celebration, students and alumni came together to celebrate the institution’s academic impact as well as its history. Between caramel apples, build-a-bear stations, caricature artists, and music from the IU Calliope, there was something for everyone to enjoy.

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Portage English Academic Team Takes Second Place at DAC Academic Super Bowl

Portage-English-Academic-Team-Takes-Second-Place-at-DAC-Academic-Super-BowlPortage High School’s English team took second place at yesterday’s DAC Academic Super Bowl competition. This year’s Academic Super Bowl theme was World War I, so the English Academic Teams read the Ernest Hemingway novel “A Farewell to Arms” and three additional poems from Americans authors during that time period.

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Project Lead the Way Teachers Find Success With Middle School Pilot Class

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoThe Project Lead the Way middle school teachers are producing even more creativity in their classrooms thanks to their piloting of the PLTW Computer Science class for eighth grade students.

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NIPSCO Celebrates Arbor Day 2018 with Tree Plantings and Giveaways

rot1In commemoration of National Arbor Day, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) will host a number of tree-planting and educational events to demonstrate to communities the importance of trees and of planting the right tree in the right place.

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