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Lakeside Wealth Management Financial Advisor Timothy Rice Earns National Recognition as a Finalist for the 2018 Invest in Others Awards


Timothy Rice, Advisor at Lakeside Wealth Management in Chesterton, IN has been announced as one of three national finalists for the Community Service Award as part of the twelfth annual Invest in Others Awards. Rice is being honored for his work with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Northwest Indiana, which will receive a $5,000 donation from the Invest in Others Charitable Foundation. If Rice wins his category, the donation will increase to $25,000.

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Portage Township Schools Seeking Volunteers for United Way Day of Caring

Portage-Township-Schools-LogoPortage Township Schools is partnering with the United Way of Porter County for their annual Day of Caring on Aug. 10.

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Zao Island’s 8th Annual WVLP Livin’ It Up Music Festival Brings Fun and Rockin’ Music to Benefit Porter County Special Olympics

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The 8th Annual Livin’ It Up Music Festival cranked Zao Island to eleven on Saturday with a full lineup of talented local bands to raise funds in support of Porter County Special Olympics.

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Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana Rides for Philanthropy at Annual Spinning Spokes, Feeding Folks Cycling Event


Sunday morning, dozens of bike riders flooded the streets and trails of Northwest Indiana for Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana’s annual Spinning Spokes, Feeding Folks cycling event. Cyclists of all skill levels challenged themselves across five different courses of varying lengths while raising funds for an incredibly important cause.

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Meals on Wheels Volunteer Ambassadors of June 2018

Meals-On-Wheels-NWI-New-LogoOur volunteer ambassador for the month of June is a volunteer duo who have delivered for us for the past 8 years. Mary Lou Daniels and Frank (Bob) Paulson deliver meals to our clients in Hammond on Route 4. While Mary Lou and Frank deliver together, on occasion one or the other picks up individually. Mary Lou always calls the office as soon as the month changes in order to select the dates she would like to deliver the following month.

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Portage Township Food Pantry is "Raising a Roof”

Portage-Township-Food-PantryThe Portage Township Food Pantry is "Raising a Roof” and we need your help! We're in the process of trying to secure $500,000 in grant funding. Part of this process includes obtaining 525,000 in philanthropic community donations; which is a portion of the matching funds required for the project. Garnering strong community support is a critical factor in obtaining the grant.

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Franciscan Health Helps Community Garden Plan Take Root

Franciscan Health Michigan City is a key sponsor in an effort to help limited-income families eat healthier.

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Rachel Cook in Pursuit of Radiant Vision


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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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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2018 Portage Relay For Life Celebrates Survivors and Walks for a Cure


Cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters pitched tents in preparation for the 12-hour Relay for Life of Portage at Willowcreek Middle School on Friday night to help raise funds to support the American Cancer Society.

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Porter-Starke Clients Benefit from American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation Grant

rot001Porter-Starke Services, a not-for-profit community mental health center serving Northwest Indiana, received $4,000 from the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation to enhance the addiction treatment services offered at the center.

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