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YMCA to Hold Camp Counselor Auditions


Are you a kid at heart? portage-township-ymcaWould like to spend your summer teaching, mentoring and making an impact on a child’s life?  The Portage Township YMCA will be holding 2010 Summer Day Camp Counselor auditions April 5th, April 8th, April 12th and April 15th from 6pm – 7pm. Appointment is necessary. Please fill out an application at the Welcome Center Desk indicating an interest in becoming a camp counselor. The YMCA Summer Day camp is scheduled to run from June 7, 2010 – August 25, 2010, Monday thru Friday from 9 am – 3 pm.

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Former Notre Dame President Visits Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County


The Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County (BGCPC) were visited by former Notre Dame University president Rev. Edward A. “Monk” Malloy. boys-girls-club

Father Malloy, who sits on the Board of Trustees for the Boys & Girls Clubs of America was asked to visit local clubs to learn more about the financial challenges and future improvement projects local clubs face.

BGCPC President Chuck Leer and Board of Directors Chairman David Hollenbeck orchestrated the visit with Father Malloy, which included a tour of both the South Haven and Portage locations. The young members of the South Haven Club welcomed Father Malloy by wearing...

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PNC Sets Veterans Awareness Month Activities


Purdue University North Central has designated April as Veterans Awareness Month and has scheduled a series of informational activities that will help veterans, their families, friends and PNC faculty and staff become more familiar with the unique needs of veterans, enhancing the veterans' experience at PNC.purdue-north-central All events are free and open to the public. There will be time for questions, answers and conversation at each presentation.

On April 5 from noon to 1 p.m. in Library-Student Faculty Building Assembly Hall, Room 02, Belinda Huley, PNC Student Support Services Disabilities Services coordinator will discuss "Special Accommodations for...

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Aylesworth...At The Movies


All across Portage Township Schools, students are engaged in Accelerated Reader, which is a program that targets students’ reading level and provides them with short assessments to gauge their comprehension. aylesworth

At Aylesworth Elementary School, each grade level has a required designated amount of points each student needs to earn each trimester. The challenge has been to move the students beyond what’s expected and to read more often, as good readers excel in all academic areas.

Therefore, this year, Aylesworth implemented Theater Thursday. By obtaining a site license, Aylesworth was afforded the opportunity to show a...

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La Leche League of Porter County


All breastfeeding mothers and mothers-to-be interested in breastfeeding are welcome to come to our meetings or call one of our Leaders for breastfeeding help or information. la-lecheBabies and non-separating toddlers are always welcome at our meetings.

Meeting Information

LLL of Porter County meets in Valparaiso at Trinity Lutheran Church, 201 Washington Street, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.

  • Steelworkers Award Tallian with Tommie Blaylock Award


    The United Steelworkers of America (USWA) Local #104 awarded State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Portage) today with the Tommie Blaylock Award for Outstanding Leadership. tallianThe award is given each year to those who help promote and support the rights of Hoosier working families.

    “I am extremely humbled and honored by this award,” said Tallian. “Indiana workers are at the heart of some of the most important legislation I have worked on at the Statehouse, and I will continue to be a voice for workers across our state.”

    While in the Indiana Senate,...

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    1000 coats, 500 shoes, and $.50 clothes


    Contributed by Brandon J. Miller

    We made a commitment at last fall to try to give away 300 coats to those in need for the winter.  Now as spring is upon us, I am glad to report that we were able to give away right around 1000 coats!

    That is more than three times what we had anticipated.  It seemed like God was working a 5 loaves and 2 fishes type miracle every day.  The more we gave away, the more we had to give away.   We were able to go door to door in several at risk neighborhoods spreading God’s love and your gift of warmth.  The stories that came out of your generosity are amazing.  One family purchased 30 new coats, hats, and gloves and brought them to the shop for us to give away.  Ogden Dunes Community Church was...

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    PNC Hosts Social Sciences Colloquium on Equador


    Purdue University North Central will present a Social Sciences Colloquium with Dr. Kenneth Kincaid, assistant professor of History, speaking on "Invasive Species, Native Traditions and Resistance: Not Avatar! Ecuador in the Early Twentieth Century!" on March 31 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Technology Building, Room 134. purdue-north-centralThe event is free and open to the public.

    Kincaid explains his topic, "In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries Ecuador's diverse landscapes were the testing grounds for numerous projects designed, on one hand, to exploit the natural riches of this small South American country and, on the other, to modernize the...

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    New Four-Day Preschool Program


    Register NOW for the Portage Township YMCA’s Preschool Academy 2010-2011 school year. ymca
    • To enroll in Pre-K Academy, child must be four by August 1, 2010.  Class meets Mon., Wed. and Fri. either 9:30 am – noon or 12:30-3:00 pm.   Monthly fees are $75 for Primary members and $67.50 for Primary Plus members.
    • To enroll in Junior Academy, child must be three by August 1, 2010.  Class meets Tues. and Thurs. either 9-11 am or 12-2 pm.  Monthly fees are $50 for Primary members and $45 for Primary Plus members.
    • To enroll in our new NEW-4 DAY A WEEK...

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    Porter County Awarded $107,776 to Expand Emergency Food & Shelter Programs


    The Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) has awarded a $107,776.00 grant to assist local nonprofit charities to expand crisis shelter and food programs that help the poor and homeless in Porter County. united-way-porter-county

    The state set-aside committee has selected this jurisdiction to receive an award under Phase 28 of the Emergency Food and Shelter Program. Congress has appropriated $200 million to supplement and extend emergency food and shelter programs.

    Representatives from around the county comprise a local FEMA board which will decide how the funds will be distributed. The United Way of Porter County has been selected to...

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    Young Citizenship Awards at Saylor Elementary


    Two 5th grade students at Saylor Elementary, Tyler Goodman and Savannah Harmon, recently received the Young Citizenship Award.citizen This award is given by the Portage Exchange Club. Two 5th grade students are selected twice a year, by all of the 5th grade teachers, by demonstrating quality conduct in their everyday life. The students will have excelled in the areas of: citizenship, attitude, academics, character, service, leadership, and sportsmanship.

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