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Portage High School Thespians Drama Club Hold Annual Variety Show


On Friday night, the Portage High School Thespians Drama Club held its annual Variety Show in the school’s auditorium. This performance featured over 30 acts of singers, dancers, poets, and bands.  It certainly lived up to the audience's expectations, but to also its historic reputation.

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2017 Award Winners Announced at Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair


Hammond-Commission-on-Disabilities-Award-Winners-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the 2017 award winners at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities 31st Annual Awards Breakfast and Resource Fair which took place this morning at the Dynasty Banquet Hall.

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Henrietta Lacks Family Members Discuss Her Legacy at IUN Event


Henrietta-Lacks-Family-Members-Discuss-Her-Legacy-at-IUN-EventIndiana University Northwest Chancellor William J. Lowe, and the campus’s One Book … One Campus … One Community… Reading Initiative, recently introduced a packed auditorium to two family members of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells were taken without her knowledge in the 1950s. Her story, chronicled in “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot, sparked an ongoing bioethical and racial debate. Veronica Robinson and Shirley Lacks, the great-granddaughter and daughter-in-law of Henrietta Lacks, discussed Henrietta’s legacy as the origin of many breakthroughs in medicine, as well as the family’s struggle with the ethics of how her cells were acquired.

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NEO Adult Education Offers a Fast-Track to Success This Spring


NEO Do you feel stuck? Do you need a better job? Is your second language English? Do you want to go to college or get specific job training? Do you dream of becoming a U.S. Citizen? If you answered yes to any of these questions, NEO Adult Education can help.

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All Hands on Deck! Adult Education Program in Portage Seeks Volunteers


NEODo you have a passion for helping others? Would you like professional experience to build your resume to find a better job? NEO Adult Education needs YOU!

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Portage Township Schools Update, March 24, 2017

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Aylesworth Elementary
Lilly in Mrs. Morris' 4th grade class is their class artist. "Today I gave her the task of completing our class art project for Black History Month. We're a bit late getting it done, but better late than never."

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Portage YMCA Conducting 2017 Community Needs Assessment

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We need as many residents in Portage and/or participants of the Portage Township YMCA to complete the Community Needs Assessment.

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Brain Balance Achievement Centers: Vacation Destination for Kids Who Struggle


Brain-Balance-Achievement-Centers-Vacation-Destination-for-Kids-Who-StruggleVacation planning tips for families with children who struggle with sensory, social and behavioral issues.

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Friends of Portage Township Foundation Friendly Fortune Tickets are Now Available!


Friends-of-Portage-Township-Foundation-Friendly-Fortune-Tickets-Now-Available-2017The Friends of Portage Township Foundation are excited to announce that the tickets for the June 2017-May 2018 drawings are now available for purchase for $20 each.

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Strack & Van Til Donates $1,000 to Respite Care Service for Equipment, Services

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On Wednesday morning, Strack & Van Til paid a visit to Respite Care Services to present them with a generous $1,000 check to fund new equipment and services for the consumers of this tight-knit community.

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Duneland Students Get a Dose of Adulthood through 2017 Duneland Chamber Reality Store

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This year’s 8th Grade Duneland Reality Store introduced a new class of students into a decades-old tradition of immersive learning and community collaboration. Each student followed their own GPA-based career path through an adult finances simulation. It’s a fun way to see what life may be like for students a decade after high school.

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