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Porter County Auditor’s Office Launches Project to Assist Disabled Veterans With Tax Deduction

Vicki-Urbanik Attention veterans: A change in state law has cleared the way for more disabled veterans to qualify for a property tax benefit.

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Porter County Master Gardener Association Offering Scholarships and Grants in 2017

Purdue-Master-GardenerThe Purdue Extension-Porter County Master Gardeners Association (PCMGA) invite individuals, groups or charitable organizations in Porter County and the immediate surrounding area to apply for $1,000 scholarships, $500 Community Service Donations, $250 Community Grants or $250 Edible Garden Grants.

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2017 Camp FUNset Registration Now Open

Camp-Funset-Pioneer-DaysWe are excited to invite you back for a new season of fun and adventure at Camp FUNset. We have a great summer planned, with all the outdoor excitement we can have plus some fun new field trips.

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NIPSCO Employees Mentor, Develop Girl Scouts with 2017 Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day


Around 175 young girls filled NIPSCO and NiSource's Merrillville Headquarters in celebration of Engineering Week, with dozens of teams of NIPSCO engineers and Girl Scouts working together to create their own bridges.

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Zeta Mu Celebrates Tri Kappa Week by Honoring Portage Fire Department


For Tri Kappa members statewide, performing random acts of kindness is what Tri Kappa Week (Feb. 19-25) is all about. This year, the Portage Zeta Mu Chapter of Tri Kappa chose to shower with kindness the dedicated and deserving firefighters of Portage's Fire Department.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Receives Grant from Porter County Community Foundation

pccf-bgcpoco-2017The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County recently received a grant from the Porter County Community Foundation’s Community Fund. The organization has used the funds to partner with the David P. Weikart Center for Youth Program Quality, to assess the current programs offered at all four of the Club locations.

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Portage Township Schools Update, February 17, 2017


Aylesworth Elementary Porta-Botz
Aylesworth Porta-Botzs joined the Crisman Indians at Robotics competition Saturday at Colonel Wheeler Middle School in Crown Point. The Indians had an 8th place finish and the Porta-Botz 5th grade team finished 23rd and the 4th grade team 34th. We learned a lot about teamwork, patience, and perseverance after much mishap with our B bot. Our 4th grade team is excited to take what we learned and apply it to getting a jump start on next years program.

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2017 Earth Day Celebration to add Reuse Fair

Earth-Day-Celebration-to-add-Reuse-Fair-2017_01Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is adding a new feature to the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration; a Reuse Fair.

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South Shore Offering Westbound Free Ride Promotion, February 12 - 18, 2017


As you may have heard, South Shore Line wants to attract new riders with a special "We Love Our Riders - Free Rides Week", taking place from February 12th through Saturday, February 18th.

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Porter County Parks and Recreation Department Updates Master Plan in 2017


Every five years the Porter County Parks and Recreation Department produces an update to its Master Plan. The update is not simply a document in an electronic file folder or a deck of PowerPoint slides. The update is a cohesive and comprehensive process that brings together stakeholder groups, park users, advocates, elected officials, concerned citizens and funders. The Park Board in 2016 appointed one of its members as well as a member of the Parks Foundation Board as co-chairs for the current committee. Together with nine other members this group has reviewed massive amounts of data, met again and again and probed deeply into the maneuverings of our County Park Department.

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NIPSCO Environmental Action Grant Promotes Environmental Stewardship

rot2NIPSCO is accepting applications for its environmental action grant to support local nonprofit organizations with environmental initiatives. In its second year, NIPSCO’s Environmental Action Grant program aims to provide funding for restoration and education projects throughout northern Indiana.

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