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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Summer Co-Ed Flag Football League Registration Ends Wednesday, May 28, 2014

FF-team-photoRegistration for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Summer Co-Ed Flag Football League ends Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Portage, South Haven and Duneland Units. Youth ages 6-13 can register now to play in the flag football league offered by Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County this summer. The flag football league is officially endorsed by the NFL. Every player receives an official NFL team-branded jersey and a set of flags to keep. Boys and girls will learn the fundamentals of flag football and will play in a division based on age. Games will be played among teams from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso, South Haven, Portage, and Duneland Units. All games will take place on Saturdays May 31 – July 19, 2014 at “Field of Dreams” located at 700 North and McCool Road in South Haven.

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Join The Mucking Crew in 2014!

rot2Maybe you don't want to be a Mudathlete®, that doesn't mean you can't be part of our Mucking Crew®. By agreeing to help us for the day you get the exclusive Mucking Crew® T-shirt (it is worth doing this for the shirt). Plus, we will feed you and those 21 and over get one free beer!

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Fegely Middle School Students Learn Economics Firsthand with the 2014 Food Fest

2014-international-food-fest-01Fegely hosted a Food Fest which complements the study of other cultures. Students have a chance to sample various kinds of food from other cultures. Participating students get a practical lesson in supply and demand economics. It’s an exciting marketplace atmosphere. It’s a reflection of what middle school is all about. Mrs. Guth and Mr. Sawochka take advantage of doing this every year.

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South Haven 3rd Graders Explore the Nation with Scrapbooks

schnarr-02Mr. Schnarr and his 3rd graders have been traveling the nation this semester, virtually that is. Third graders at South Haven Elementary have been studying the different regions that make up our nation by exploring internet sites for each state, watching videos about the history and discovering interesting facts about our nation. Students then put this information in their scrapbook binders along with pictures and souvenirs.

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Metro Recycling Awarded Employer of 2014

metro-recycling-may-19-2014-01On May 13th, Metro Recycling was honored to be awarded the Employer of the Year award from Opportunity Enterprises Job Source program.

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Local Union Carpenters Donate to Edison High School Track Team

IKORCC-Local-Union-1005-presents-the-Edison-High-School-Boys-Track-donationIndiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters members from Local 1005 presented the Edison High School Boys Track Team with a $600 check.

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EMPOWER Porter County Newsletter, May 19, 2014

Empower-Porter-CountyPrevention of Underage Drinking
Underage drinking is a national public health issue with serious implications. According to SAMHSA's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 10 million people younger than the age of 21 drank alcohol in the past month in the United States. However, many young people start drinking before the age of 15. The age range between 11 and 18 is an impressionable period when youth are especially susceptible to outside influences such as peers, family members, and the media.*

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