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Portage Township Schools Update, December 1, 2017


Myers Elementary
Fifth grade students at Myers Elementary were rewarded for their hard work on their Accelerated Reader Goals for the first quarter by earning a trip to Dairy Dip, a local ice cream shop down the road from school. Students got to enjoy a sweet treat and an afternoon of fun and relaxation with friends!

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Annual Sand Creek Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Sparks Special Memories


Twinkling lights, a towering Christmas Tree, a horse-drawn carriage and caroling- Sand Creek Country Club transformed its clubhouse into a winter wonderland for people big and small on Wednesday night.

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Enbridge Strengthens Long-time Partnership With Purdue Northwest

Enbridge-Strengthens-Long-time-Partnership-With-Purdue-NorthwestEnbridge is expanding its partnership with Purdue University Northwest (PNW) through a $10,000 charitable commitment to create the student Model Pipeline Competition.

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PNW Class of 1,216 to Be Honored at Three Commencement Ceremonies

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest (PNW) will honor 1,216 graduation candidates during three Commencement Exercises Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9 at the Westville and Hammond Campuses.

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Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Awards Rain Barrels to Shirley Heinze Land Trust

porter-rain-barrels-2017Shirley Heinze Land Trust will be collecting rain water with the use of rain barrels, thanks to a grant offered by Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction. The organization received upcycled rain barrels through the Community Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant. Not only will the barrels help Shirley Heinze Land Trust conserve water and enhance its environmental stewardship, but the barrels will serve as examples for others to learn about what they can do to make a difference in the environment.

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Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad Embarks on New Partnership With Purdue Northwest

Purdue-Northwest-colorIndiana Harbor Belt Railroad (IHBR) presented $7,600 in scholarship funds to Purdue University Northwest (PNW). This inaugural gift will fund two half-tuition scholarships for PNW students in 2017.

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Whiting's Mascot Hall of Fame Continues Progress as Four Mascots Chosen for Induction

Whitings-Mascot-Hall-of-Fame-Continues-Progress-as-Four-Mascots-Chosen-for-Induction_01The Mascot Hall of Fame is an attraction working its way into the Whiting community recently. Founded as an online-only hall, excitement and anticipation has been high since the hall began planning its move to Whiting in 2014.

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Purdue Northwest Students Win First Place in Hospitality and Tourism Competition

PNW-Students-Win-First-Place-in-Hospitality-and-Tourism-CompetitionA team of six Purdue Northwest (PNW) graduate students won the grand prize at the internationally-recognized 2017 Smith Travel Research (STR) Market Study Competition earlier this month in New York City, NY.

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Support Habitat for Humanity of Porter County this #GivingTuesday!

Giving-Tuesday#GivingTuesday is the day we donate to organizations that matter to us. We hope you will take advantage of this special time to build families up by helping them realize their dream of home ownership. We can build community together with your support!

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Portage Township Schools Update, November 22, 2017


Crisman Elementary
Crisman second graders read the book Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet. This is the true story of the puppeteer of Macy’s Parade. Students designed their own Thanksgiving Day Parade balloons to represent a character from a book. Students had to solve problems in multiple ways.

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Winter Lights Drive-Throughs at Sunset Hill Farm Park

Winter-Night-Lights-5Porter County Parks & Recreation invites one and all to Sunset Hill Farm Park (775 Meridian Rd., Liberty Township) to enjoy our Winter Lights displays. Over 300 lighted displays, many hand-made by members of the Northwest Indiana Historical Power Association and park staff, are arranged around the park. Visitors are welcome to drive through the park to view the lights.

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