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Mesarch Named 2013 PHS Outstanding Young Man

2013-Portage-OYM-Competition-1This year, thirty-two of Portage High School's talented young men competed in the 2013 Outstanding Young Man Scholarship Program. It took a lot for Eric Mesarch to impress the judges and crowd in order to win the title of Outstanding Young Man.

The thirty-one other PHS seniors who competed with Eric Mesarch were Eric Anderson, Joe Beckham, Greg Birkmeyer, David Burr, Dakota Callender, Logan Cole, Rashaan Coleman, Ty Crawford, Collin Czilli, Ian Deperio, Patrick Derr, Kevin Elkins, Justin Givens, CJ Haupt, Tim Huber, Devin Kludt, Anthony (AJ) Laramie, Jeff McElfresh, Todd Mocabee, James Podgorski, Greg Prohl, Top Pronpudpong, Alexander Schreier, Zach Smith, Tyler Soberg, Jimmy Spence, Jake Spencer, Cody Spoolstra, Zachary Swets, Ross Williams, and Ryan Wilson.

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Bride Blu: An Exclusive Blue Chip Bridal Event

Bride-BluPlanning a Wedding?
Let Blue Chip take care of everything!

Join us for bride blu on February 17, 2013 from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. in the beautiful Stardust Event Center.

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Portage HOSA Students Hosting Prom Fashion Show to Raise Money for Riley Children's Hospital

Portage-HOSA-Prom-StudentsPortage Chapter of Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), is hosting a Prom Fashion Show to support fundraising efforts for Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis.

Paris House of Bridal and Fashion of Michigan City, Louie's Tux Shop of Portage, and Dunhill Tuxedo of Merrillville, are companies that are donating prom dresses and attire for the event.

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Big Band Bash Scheduled at CHS

CHS-Big-Band-Bash-2013The Chesterton High School Music Department will present an evening of music and dancing that showcases the students of the Chesterton High School Jazz Ensemble. This event, known to the Duneland community as the "Big Band Bash," offers the public a nostalgic dance reminiscent of those held during the 1930's and 40's. The music selections will include the great jazz standards from the Big Band Era including well known melodies from the Glenn Miller, Stan Kenton, Louis Prima, Count Basie, Duke Ellington and Woody Herman bands.

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Discoveries Unlimited 2nd Annual Beans & Bags Event

disc-unlimThe 2nd annual Discoveries Unlimited Beans & Bags Event will be held at Strongbow Inn Banquet Center on Friday, February 1st, 2013. Doors open at 6:00 pm with the Chili cook-off beginning at 6:30. Sample several hand crafted Chili recipes and vote for your favorite, or bring your own chili and compete for the coveted Chili Champion Trophy.

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Try Your Hand at Texas Hold'em for Nativity!

Texas-Hold-emJoin us to help support Nativity School on February 2nd! This 80 seat tournament features a $60 buy in, a $10 chip upgrade and $40 re-buy. 100% of the proceeds goes to Nativity School!

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Tickets on Sale for Duneland Y Sweetheart Dinner Dance

ymca-logo-red-orangeOn Saturday, February 23rd The Duneland Family YMCA will host its annual Sweetheart Dinner Dance at Sand Creek Country Club.

The event will begin with cocktails at 6:00 PM followed by dinner at 7:00 PM. Dinner music will be provided by a group of talented CHS freshman. A DJ from Trans Audio Mobile Music will play dance music after dinner to get attendees moving both slow and fast to old favorites and the newest hits.

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