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Get a Fabulous Pork Chop Dinner to Benefit Porter County Special Olympics

Special-Olympics-Porkchop-DinnerWhere else can you get an all-inclusive pork chop dinner — including potatoes, vegetable, applesauce, roll, and drink — for just $5? At Woodland Park, in Portage, on Friday, October 14, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. All proceeds benefit Porter County Special Olympics and assist with programs for over 600 athletes with physical and mental disabilities.

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Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce to Host Chamber Chili Challenge Oct. 8

3rd-Chamber-Chili-ChallengeThe 3rd Annual Chamber Chili Challenge will be on Saturday, Oct. 8 from 11 am to 2 pm at Thomas Centennial Park in downtown Chesterton.

Held in conjunction with Chesterton’s European Market, businesses and restaurants will compete in each of their categories for People’s Choice and Most Unique chili. Public tasting/judging will be available from 11 am to 1 pm. Admission is $6 (children age 7 and under are free). Attendees may receive half off admission by bringing a non-perishable food item to be used locally to stamp out hunger.

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Kelsey’s De-thrones Town & Country in the 2011 Perch Fest Cook Off

Portage-Perch-Fest-2011-Cook-Off-WinnersThis year, Kelsey’s Steakhouse of Portage won the 1st Place Traveling Trophy for the Commercial Division of the annual Seafood Cook Off Contest at the Portage Perch Fest. Portage Town & Country has taken the trophy the last two years with their Lemon-Pepper Perch, but guest judges, Carlos Rivero, Eloise Valadez, John Simiakos & Dennis Miles chose Kelsey’s entry, Grilled Sea Bass with Mango Salsa as this year’s winner of the coveted prize.

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Globe Star to Host Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

SpaghettiGlobe Star is hosting a spaghetti dinner to support the caregivers who provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities. The dinner features all you can eat spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, and a dessert.

August 25, 2011
The Baker's House, 6004 Miller Ave, Miller Beach, IN 46403

Tickets for adults are $6, children ages 5 to 12 $4, and children under 5 are free. For tickets, please call Jessica Lawson at 219.921.5492 ext. 6. Tickets will also be available at the door.

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The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce Announces 2011 Taste of the Region

bell-peppersOn Friday, June 24th and Saturday, June 25th the Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce will host the Taste of the Region, which will fill the Old Lake County Courthouse Lawn & Square. This year, the hours of the event have been extended and will take place from 11am -10pm.

Due to the overwhelming success of last year’s Taste of the Region, Main Street between Joliet and Clark Streets will be closed for the two day event. As a result of the street closures, there will now be more space available at the event with additional seating available in the street, a beer garden and a fun children’s activity area.

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Grab n Go Lunch to Benefit the Alzheimer's Association

Visit the Rittenhouse Website
6235 Sterling Creek Road
Portage, IN 46368
Phone: 219-764-2900

Rittenhouse Senior Living of Portage is hosting a Grab n Go Lunch fundraiser on Monday, June 6, 2011, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm for the Alzheimer's Association. $5 gets you a grilled hot dog, chips, drink and dessert. Can't make it to Rittenhouse during that time? They will deliver to businesses in Portage with an order of 5 meals or more!

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Purdue Prof's Books Serve as Guides to Making, Enjoying Wines

PurdueLogoChristian Butzke knows wine, and he's sharing his knowledge - from the vineyard to the glass.

Butzke is an associate professor of enology in Purdue University's Department of Food Science and a member of the Indiana Wine Grape Council and the Purdue Wine Grape Team. He authored one book that covers the basic science and art of wine production and edited another aimed at solving common problems for commercial winemakers.

Butzke and Nathaniel Bowler, a former student of Butzke's, compiled "Wine Appreciation" from lectures in Butzke's 300-student class of the same name and use it as the class textbook. But don't expect your standard textbook.

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