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Flint Lake Helps Fund Reading Buddies Program

Reading-Buddies-2014 2Reading, cute stuffed animals, and charity. Those aren't three words that are normally put together, but at Flint Lake Elementary they are synonymous. On Wednesday morning at Flint Lake Elementary second grade students presented a check of $234.16 to the Porter County United Way to help fund the Reading Buddies program to other schools around the county.

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Mayor Snyder Visits Portage High School

Mayor-Snyder-at-PHSMayor Snyder came to talk to some of the Social Studies classes at Portage High School on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Mayor Snyder fielded questions about what was being built in front of Meijer's and why we don't currently have a Sonic. These and the answers to many more questions helped connect the students to our local Portage government.

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Bargain Barn is Participating in 2014 Toys for Tots

rot1Did you know that Bargain Barn is a Toys for Tots drop of location? Yup! We want to make sure that EVERYONE gets gifts for the holidays.

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Enrich a Life This Holiday Season

2014-Enrich-a-life-this-holiday-seasonYour gift provides Lindsey and hundreds more children and adults with disabilities the chance to explore all of the amazing services available at Opportunity Enterprises. Today, Lindsey has the ability to make art, cook, play basketball, and make new friends. Her mother Cheri, couldn't be anymore proud of her accomplishments.

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A Portage Life That Matters: Ed Gottschling

Ed-Gottschling-1In 1968, Portage was finally incorporated as a city. And ever since, Ed Gottschling has been involved in one way or another.

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Three Generous Companies Partnered with Boys & Girls Clubs of NWI to Give Families a Special Holiday Gift

IN-Bev-BGC-Holiday Meal 5The Boys and Girls Club of Northwest Indiana Lake Station location had a special event on Wednesday morning in mid December. It was the first of the six club locations throughout Lake County, Indiana that took part in an annual tradition of giving families in the area a good holiday dinner.

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1st Source Bank Donates $25,000 to Valplayso Children’s Committee

1st-source-valplayso-25k-2014-1The stormy weather didn't stop the Valpo Parks Foundation from making a change in our community. 1st Source Bank presented the Valplayso Children’s Committee with a check of $25,000 on the evening of Tuesday, December 16.

Bob Ax, 1st Source Bank's Regional President stated, “Valplayso not only unites Valparaiso but also the region. Out of all of the organizations we could help, we definitely believe that this one is making a visible difference on a day to day basis.”

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