Sports can offer a sense of community to many young kids as they grow up. The opportunity to be surrounded by other kids who hold the same passion and adults who want to see them grow into strong adolescents can teach kids how to be a part of a team and work together. For Wendy Schnarr, Player Coordinator for Portage Jr. Miss Softball League, her love for her work comes from her desire to be a role model and teach kids the value of their community.
“I can show them all of the parts of what they are doing,” said Susie Matejczyk, “but I can’t do it for them.”
Fall is just around the corner so now is the best time to make the remaining summer weekends memorable. Where to begin, there are great events to enjoy like United Way's Day of Caring or Last Call for Summer, plays like Charlotte's Web or Wizard of Oz, jet ski racing at the AquaX Whiting Grand Prix, and so much more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 10th - 12th!
Northwest Indiana native Danielle Walker Balek has lived in Northwest Indiana for most of her life.
This is the weekend to rock away those summer days! With great musical options like Rock the Block, Dixie Crush at Founders Square Park, and Babapaloosa; it definitely makes this weekend a good one for music. Course why stop there, there is the delicious Taste of Michigan City, fun Valpo Kiwanis Club Annual Corn Roast Festival, exhilarating 10th Annual Great Lake Grand Prix and more to enjoy! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 3rd - 5th!
“You are special,” reads the note from Arianna Wilson of Portage, “and you are not alone either.”
Going out to enjoy summer could not be more fun this weekend! It can be so hard to choose what to do with great choices like eating pierogis at Pierogi Fest, having family fun time at Opportunities Enterprises Summer Celebration, enjoying softball at the NSA Girls Fast pitch Softball North/Central "B" & "C" World Series, shopping at the Portage Market on the Square or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 27th - 29th!
Discussions about schools often boil their makeup down to three main groups, students, teachers, and administrators. This lets a lot of the other people who play key roles in kid’s lives go underappreciated – like volunteer coaches, lunch staff, and social workers like Rachel Murray.
No time like summer time! So many great choices for this weekend like celebrating with McAfee Animal Hospital for their 75th anniversary, watching a classic Studio Ghibli film - Princess Mononoke, enjoying the action of Hub of Awesome Waterski Show, listening to your hearts content to the great bands at the Festival of the Lakes or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 20th - 22th!
Kim Schmick is quite possibly one of Portage’s busiest women. From her job as a paralegal at Manning & Mouratides P.C, to spending every night at the softball field either coaching or fulfilling her duties as Portage Jr. Miss Softball’s treasurer, she rarely rests and would not have it any other way.