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United Way of Porter County Holds 2018 Field Day to Foster Community Engagement

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United Way welcomed Porter County families to Sunset Hill Farm County Park on Saturday for their 3rd annual Field Day & Volunteer Fair.

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Portage Township Schools: From the Desk of the Superintendent


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When Portage Township Schools developed the Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach to School Safety and Security plan, our intention was to include representation from all of the law enforcement jurisdictions that serve the township; this includes the Portage Police Department, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police. Due to the Portage Police Department permitting their officers to be involved on a full-time basis only, we have made some revisions to our original plan for our School Resource Officers.

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Rittenhouse Village at Portage Host Special Ceremony for Annual Flag Day to Educate Community on the Flag’s Importance

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America dedicates each June 14th to Flag Day, a celebration of the day the Second Continental Congress adopted the flag of the United States. At Rittenhouse Village at Portage, celebrating this holiday in a patriotic way is always important. This year was no exception with a special service by five generations of Robert and Betty Johnson’s family.

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Portage Township Schools Revise Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach to School Safety Plan


Portage-Township-Schools-LogoWhen Portage Township Schools developed the Comprehensive and Collaborative Approach to School Safety and Security plan, our intention was to include representation from all of the law enforcement jurisdictions that serve the township; this includes the Portage Police Department, the Porter County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana State Police. Due to the Portage Police Department permitting their officers to be involved on a full-time basis only, we have made some revisions to our original plan for our School Resource Officers.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana's New Duneland Club Nets Recognition

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President and CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana, Ryan Smiley, recently accepted Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s prestigious Merit Award for Program Excellence in Best Overall Club Participation and Regular Attendance. The award was presented during Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s 112th National Conference in San Diego. Merit Awards for Program Excellence, are sponsored by MetLife Foundation and presented annually for outstanding programs developed and implemented to lead youth to great futures at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country. Each honoree receives a $2,500 award.

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NorthShore Health Centers Says “Happy Birthday, Baby!” With Kids' Carnival

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NorthShore Health Centers kicked off summer with a day of family fun at their 3rd Annual Happy Birthday Baby! Celebration Thursday morning. The event celebrated new patients who are around one year of age with a carnival and refreshments.

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Portage Township YMCA Hosts Free Over 55 Luncheon Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Portage

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The sun was shining bright today while the Portage Township YMCA hosted an Over 55 Free Luncheon. Over 60 lunches were provided by Miller’s Merry Manor and laughter could be heard among the various conversations that took place, but lunch wasn’t the only thing being served. The over 55 group received some valuable information from Miller’s, Kim Walters, Community Relations Director. Attendees were offered free lunch gift certificates, as well as, information regarding their respite care services. Respite care, also referred to as Adult Day Care Services, are available daily, weekly, and monthly at Miller’s.

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Rachel Cook in Pursuit of Radiant Vision

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Most high school seniors bite their nails over finals and college plans, eagerly anticipating the next chapters of their lives and celebrating with their friends. When she was a senior in high school, all Rachel Cook could focus on was the mystery of her deteriorating vision. The days following her graduation were filled with doctors and concern.

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St. Catherine Hospital Celebrates 90 Years in East Chicago With Public Health Fair

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It was a birthday celebration truly fitting with the mission that birthed St. Catherine Hospital over ninety years ago. In keeping with their ninety-year commitment to superior patient care, St. Catherine Hospital held a wellness fair Tuesday, as a thank-you to the community it is proud to serve.

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Strack & Van Til Supporting VNA Meals on Wheels Program in June 2018


Strack-Van-Til-Supporting-VNA-Meals-on-Wheels-Program-in-June-2018 Strack & Van Til is supporting the VNA Meals on Wheels program from June 18th through June 30th with a Round Up at the cash register! If you need groceries, be sure to visit any of the four Strack & Van Til locations in Valparaiso, Portage, and Chesterton, as well as the Town & Country location in Valparaiso. Last year, the Strack & Van Til Round Up raised $26,518.75! This helped deliver nearly 5,900 meals to seniors in our community!

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NorthShore Health Centers Loads the Bases for Annual Men’s Health Fair with the Gary SouthShore Railcats

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A warm summer day is a wonderful thing, and it’s even better if spent enjoying a leisurely game of what is often referred to as America’s pastime. But, what’s better is being able to do just that while taking care of your health at the same time. NorthShore Health Centers is happy to celebrate their relationship with the Gary SoutShore Railcats by offering their annual Men’s Health Fair at US Steel Yard in Gary, Indiana. This year marks the fifth year for the event.

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