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Cookie Walk at the YMCA

candyGET YOUR SWEET TREATS AT THE PORTAGE TOWNSHIP YMCA! Before your workout, stop in the Y on Monday, Dec. 13 for, “Sweets by the Pound”. The Y’s fitness dept. will be holding a cookie walk starting at 8 am until the sweets run out. Included will also be cookbooks for sale with all the delicious recipes of your purchases.

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Turkey Dinner at the American Legion

Happy-ThanksgivingThe American Legion in Portage is hosting a Turkey Dinner on Thursday, November 18, 2010, from 11 am until the food is gone. The dinner includes turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, vegetable, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, salad, dinner roll, and coffee for $8 per person. Children under 10 are $4 and there is a $0.25 extra fee for carry out.

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An Authentic Spanish Buffet to Benefit the Homeless

Enjoy a buffet of authentic Spanish food, entertainment, and more – And help the homeless in Porter County! housing-opportunities

Sunday, December 5, 2010
12:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Don Quijote` Restaurante`
119 E Lincolnway
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Tickets: $35 each

Includes a buffet featuring the best in Spanish cuisine, live music, silent auction, raffle, and more. Funds raised will support Housing Opportunities in helping the homeless in Porter County.

For information or to donate items and services for silent auction and raffle, contact Kevin Feldman (219) 548-2800 ext. 305

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction

The March of Dimes is hosting a Signature Chefs Auction on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 6:00 pm. The auction will be held at Avalon Manor in Merrillville. march-of-dimes-auction-tasting

Along with the auction, a tasting will be held, featuring many of the top chefs of Northwest Indiana and the chefs of the American Culinary Federation. Mr. Ian E. McFadden, CEO of Methodist Hospitals, will be honored as the 2010 Honoree.

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Chamber Tailgate Party Offers Up a Chili Challenge

The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the second annual Chamber Tailgate Chili Challenge is next Friday, September 24, 2010 from 3pm to 6pm in the Chamber of Commerce Parking lot at 220 Broadway in Chesterton. The Chamber Tailgate Chili Challenge is held in coordination with the Chesterton High School Homecoming Parade that passes through the historic downtown.

Chamber member restaurants compete to see who has the most school spirit as well as best tasting chili sampled by the Tailgate party attendees. Individuals who wish to be an official judge pay a nominal judging fee of $5.00 at the entrance and may try each restaurant’s chili. Those who do not wish to try chili but would still like to enjoy the Tailgate party offered by the Chamber may enter free of charge and enjoy snacks, corn hole and a beer garden by the Upper Deck Lounge.

For more information or any questions regarding the Chamber Tailgate Chili Challenge, please contact Tiffany Bley, Events Coordinator at the Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce at (219) 926-5513.

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Buy Chicken, Support the Hoosier Burn Camp!

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A benefit for the Hoosier Burn Camp will be held this Saturday, September 18, from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm! Nelson's Port-A-Pit rotisserie chicken will be sold in the Portage K-mart parking lot. Look for James Tudor, Robin Wilkening and BruceAnn Singleton dancing on the K-mart corner to remind all chicken lovers to buy chicken and support the Hoosier Burn Camp!

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Community Fun Night to Support NeighborLink

Bob Evans is hosting a Community Fun Night to support NeighborLink Porter County! The event will be held September 12 and 19, 2010, from 7:00 am - 9:00 pm. Present this flyer and 15% of the sales will go to support NeighborLink! NeighborLink-bob-evans-flyer

NeighborLink Porter County volunteers help complete work projects for those who are less fortunate in our community. NeighborLink serves seniors, single moms, disabled, and low income families. Our volunteers do things like install wheelchair ramps, roofs, plumbing, HVAC, provide transportation, and more!

If you would like to know more about NeighborLink Porter County, please visit our website Read about some of those who have received help from NeighborLink on our blog at

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