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Links of the Week: The Official Retirement of the Links of the Week Column (Unless Someone Steals It)


Well, it’s the end of an era: This will be the final Links of the Week you’ll ever read on the LIFE sites (... unless someone else takes the reigns. If they do, call them a copycat and know the OG will always look down on them). More importantly, however, it’s my last day working for Ideas in Motion Media (aka the LIFE sites).

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Karen Kinsey


Being a kid is hard. Going to school, making friends, playing sports and more are a whole lot of responsibilities for elementary schoolers, and it’s all the more difficult for kids without access to food, school supplies or just simple stresses. When it gets to be a little too much, Home School Advisors like Saylor Elementary’s Karen Kinsey step in to help.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 20 - 22, 2017


If you’re looking for family fun events this weekend, we’ve got the list for you! This weekend’s list includes some spooky activities as well for those of you getting into the Halloween spirit as October moves along. Check out what Northwest Indiana has to offer and whether you’re looking for some wholesome family fun or getting your scare on, we’ve got you covered this Fall!

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Links of the Week: News Bloopers, Artificial Intelligence, and 4 Ideas to Speed Up Baseball Games


Hooo boy, am I tired. Last night, the Chicago Cubs advanced to the National League Championship Series in a thrilling, 9-8 game that was exhilarating the entire time I watched. I tuned in during the sixth inning, roughly two hours after the game had begun, and more than two hours before the game was going to end.

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Patrick Wilkins


With less than five years in between, Patrick Wilkins found himself going from behind the desk to the front of the classroom at Portage High School.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 13 - 15, 2017


Looking for things to do this weekend as Fall sets in and the sun still shines? We’ve rounded up some of the best, family-fun events going on this weekend in Northwest Indiana from the educational, to the spooky, to the just plain fun! Check out what the Region has to offer and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

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Links of the Week: Tom Petty, Screenwriting, and Traveling via Rockets


I am on the search for new podcasts, and I want *you* to suggest a few new options.

I like listening to comedy podcasts, politics (left, right, and center!), sports (mostly NBA), and I like a couple business-minded shows like HBR Ideacast and Freakonomics. Over the past few weeks though, I’ve trimmed down my collection for the first time in years.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 6 - 8, 2017


Fall has fallen and October is here! This weekend features a ton of great, family-friendly events for all ages, so be sure to see what's out there and take advantage of the beautiful weather while you have a chance.

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Amber Bardsley


Local Portage residents who have school age children are no doubt familiar with Amber Bardsley. She’s worked hard to help teach, motivate and inspire children visiting the YMCA for the last three years.

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Leigh Morris on Reality vs. Reputation: NWI Environmental Quality

Leigh-Morris If you asked many people—particularly those from other areas of the state—where Indiana’s worst environmental problems exist, they’d probably say it would be in Northwest Indiana. But they just might be dead wrong. The data suggest that Northwest Indiana’s reputation for air and water pollution may be quite different from reality.

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Links of the Week: Chicago Cubs, Consumer Submarines, and Steve Urkel is Back


There was a time when seeing the Chicago Cubs make the playoffs made me jump with joy. After seeing them win the title in 2016, this week's accomplishment just seems a little... dull.

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