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Four Local Nonprofits to Receive Grants From The Power of Youth

Valparaiso Parks and Recreation, the Visiting Nurse Association, the Portage YMCA, and Discoveries Unlimited will be receiving grants from the United Way of Porter County’s Power of Youth on Thursday, July 28th at the 2010 Porter County Fair. The allocation ceremony, The Power of Giving, will be held in the Grand Stand from 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm. POY-300x163

The Power of Youth Council chose the four recipient nonprofits for successfully implementing programs that help prevent teen substance abuse. Summer day camps hosted by Valparaiso Parks and Recreation, the Visiting Nurses Association’s youth bereavement...

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Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) Awards Tax Credits to The Caring Place, Inc

The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) through The Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) of the State of Indiana has awarded The Caring Place, Inc. $22,000 in tax credits to be distributed now through June 2011. The Caring Place, Inc., a regional not-for-profit organization whose mission involves providing shelter and services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, is one of the 181 not-for-profits in the state to be awarded NAP credits. CaringPllaceLogo

The sale of these tax credits to the general public will raise funds necessary to provide shelter, one-on-one and group support for clients – connecting them to...

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PNC Non-Credit Advanced Digital Photography Course

Purdue University North Central Office of Continuing Education is offering a non-credit class on digital photography. PNC

"Advanced Digital Photography" will meet Thursdays, July 29 to Aug. 12, from 7 to 9:30 pm. The registration fee is $139.

This advanced class is for participants who are very comfortable with their cameras. The majority of the class time will be spent outdoors concentrating on photographing landscapes, water and floral scenes on the PNC Westville campus. Exercises include using tripods, polarizing filters, close-up work, rendering clouds and sunsets for maximum dramatic effects and more....

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Wii Just Dance Tournament Results at the South Haven Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of South Haven recently held a Summer Wii Just Dance Tournament on June 28, 2010.wii-dance-boys-girls-club-1
1st Place Winners:

5 to 7: Eric Holden, score - 4974, song - Cotton Eye Joe

8 to 10: Alex Holden, score - 15,442, song - Jin Go Lo Ba

11 to 13: Josh Swier, score - 9,791, song - I like to Move It

14 & Up: Mychell Carlisle, score - 12,904, song - Dare

To join the many other exciting tournaments and activities planned throughout the summer...

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No Bummer Summer Day Camp Pictures

The Portage Township YMCA "No Bummer Summer Day Camp" has been having lots of fun! There are currently 125 campers enrolled in the camp. Registrations are still being accepted, as camp goes through August 20th! Click here for more information on the camp.

In Memory of Declan...

The picnic and dedication of the renovated Children's Room at The Caring Place Shelter, in honor and memory of Declan Faherty, was a tremendous success last Thursday evening. Wayne-Wilson-Mike-Bell-Dave-Owen-Mauri-and-Jan-Stump

In April 2009, The Caring Place lost one of its most valued volunteers, Declan Faherty, to a tragic accident. Each week, Declan spent a few hours with children in the Community Program - playing games, teaching, and simply being a friend and positive male role model to children who needed it most.

Our sincere thanks goes to the thoughtful...

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Names in Heaven

However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). names-in-heaven

Sometimes we get focused on the wrong thing, don’t we? We get distracted by the spectacular, the “noteworthy,” the awe-inspiring. (We all have a little ADD in us at times.) That’s what happens to the disciples in Luke 10. Jesus sends them out—72 of them—in pairs to go and proclaim the kingdom. They are sent to prepare the harvest, to prepare cities and towns along the way for Jesus to arrive. And so they go, and it’s likely many of them had never done anything like this. These 72 are not those who are closest to Jesus (not the...

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2 Preschool Summer Mini Camps Left!

2 Camps Left!! Yredlogo

Camp One:  July 12 – July 23
M/W/F    4 and 5 year olds – 9-11:30
T/Th       3 and 4 year olds – 9:30 – 11:30
Theme:  Week One-Circus under the Big Top
Theme:  Week Two-Summer Fun
Children will do academics and activities related to the themes. 

Camp Two:  Kindergarten Prep Camp – August 3 thru August 7
Monday thru Friday-Open to children entering Kindergarten-9:00-11:30 a.m.

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The Power of Giving

The United Way of Porter County's Power of Youth Council would like invite you to our 2010 POWER OF GIVING event. power-of-giving

Because of your generosity, the Power of Youth Council was able to raise more than $7000.00 to be awarded to nonprofits in Porter County with programs that address teen substance abuse prevention and early treatment.

Admission into the fair through this registration is $3.00, at the gate is $5.00. It is free to watch the grant award ceremony in the grandstand, although if you'd like to stay and watch the Hog Wrestling directly after, tickets for that...

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Central Church of God Pays Tribute to Soldiers

To honor the men and women of the U.S. Military, Central Church of God presented “Celebrating Our Gift of Freedom,” an event to recognize the members of the church and their families who served and currently serve. celebrating-freedom-central-church

U.S. Army recruiter, Sgt. Carlos Colon and Navy recruiter, Petty Officer Warderkous G. Banks spoke about their service in their military and took question from the Portage church’s congregation.

Colon said an event like this mean a lot because it shows people do care about the troops and was...

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Mothers & More Night Out

The Porter County Chapter of Mothers & More will meet for our monthly meeting and a Mothers' Night Out on Thursday, July 15th at El Salto in Chesterton at 7:30pm. mmlogomt

Mothers & More is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of mothers through support, education, and advocacy.  We offer playgroups, mom’s night out, monthly meetings, and children’s outings.

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