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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Amanda Maynard

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Amanda Maynard, the Director of Development in Portage, has always loved the sense of community in small towns in Northwest Indiana.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 31 - April 2, 2017

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We're not FOOLIN' around when we say we have some great events this weekend. Now that the weather is a little friendlier, there are plenty of fun events to put you in the Springtime mood. In East Chicago, the I am HOPE Benefit Concert is sure to put a little hop in your step and in Valparaiso, the Indpendent Cat Society won't be playing a trick on you with their April Fool's Egg Hunt!  There are these and more fun events in this week's 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: March Brings Success in Robotics and Marketing at the PCCTC

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What’s Happening
The five electronics students at PCCTC wrapped up their robotic competition after six months of hard work. Originally, when the competition started, there were 52 teams working on robots. The team started in October at Purdue when they came up with their original robot and placed in the top three, allowing them to move on to nationals. The contest was called the “National Nanoline Technology Contest” and was hosted by Phoenix Contact. This contest has been put on for nine years now. At the national level, only eight teams remained. The project that the career center team had was a “souped up” go-kart. They bought a cheap go-kart intended for children and took it to the next level.

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Julia’s Slice of Life: Tips and Tricks for Decluttering Your Home

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It’s officially spring now, the time of year when we all begin to think about spring cleaning. Those two words will either make you clap or cringe, but the truth is, home organization has become a trend in recent years. With resources like Pinterest and the wildly popular book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, more and more people are choosing to simplify and rid their spaces of stuff.

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Barb Lusco

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It started with a book, “The Bobbsey Twins at the Seashore.” It was the twins’ love of their 36-foot Chris-Craft boat that inspired Barb Lusco to say, ‘One day, I’m going to have my own 36-foot Chris-Craft boat.’ Combine that with a love of Lake Michigan and numerous beach day vacations with her family as a child, and of course Lusco was bound to be a boater.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 24 - 26, 2017

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Though it may not feel like it, Spring is here and we have a list of some fun season themed events this weekend. In Portage there is the Spring Fashion Show and Dessert Bar and in Michigan City, there is the Spring garden show to pep you up for the Spring cleaning duties.  There's these and more fun events in this week's 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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Julia’s Slice of Life: Make St. Patrick's Day a Family Affair

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St. Patrick’s Day is a happy holiday, known for its parades and green rivers and friends cheers-ing with mugs of green beer. While the latter gets much of the attention in our culture, St. Patrick’s Day is also a fun day for families. I talked with some local moms about ways in which they make the Irish holiday a family affair.

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A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Irene Moore

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Irene Moore, coordinator for the Meals On Wheels program, was born and raised all around Northwest Indiana and is making sure she is leaving her mark.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 17-19, 2017

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We're at the middle of the month for March and luckily for everyone, St. Patrick's day is on a Friday this year! A big event not to miss is the Crown Point St. Patrick's Day parade. If you're not feeling green, there are plenty of other great concerts, brew fests, and other fun events in our 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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Introducing Julia Perla Huisman’s “Julia’s Slice of Life”

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I never was able to “escape” Northwest Indiana, no matter how hard I tried.

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#1StudentNWI: Portage Students Plan to Take on the World

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Student in the Spotlight
Although Senior Jonathan Moran is new to Portage High School, he has received some of Portage High School’s greatest awards and has made some great accomplishments himself. Moran and his younger brother Jacob made this move last fall from Crown Point High School.

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