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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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Portage Historical Society to Host 25th Anniversary Celebration

Portage-Historical-Society-25-AnniversaryThe Portage Community Historical Society will celebrate their 25th anniversary on Sunday, February 24, 2013, noon, at Woodland Park in the Sycamore Room. Tickets are $25 a person and will be held at the door when payment is received by mail.

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A Great Group to Meet: The Ladies of Harley


It was a typical Saturday morning at Suzie’s Cafe in Valparaiso. The waitstaff was hard at work to make sure that the patrons of the restaurant were comfortable and full. They wove their way through each room carrying meals to waiting customers. And mixed with the alluring smells of pancakes, fresh coffee and fried eggs was another sensory trigger: laughter. Pleasant noises were heard throughout the place and there were people talking everywhere. But one room in particular held the warmest and most pleasant grouping of vocal convivialities that any who entered immediately became curious as to what was happening in that room.

The Ladies of Harley and Duneland HOG were the room’s...

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Region Rat Rollers Expanding, Raising Money

Region-Rat-RollersThe Region Rat Rollers are on the hunt for new blood! We need some new skaters, refs, and NSOs for the new year.

If you are interested in skating or volunteering for the league, please come to R-Way Skate Center on January 12 from 10 am until noon. The entry fee for skaters is $10, and if you don't have skates, you can rent them for $2.50.

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Gabriel's Horn Homeless Shelter Dinner Dance

Gabriels-HornThe Annual Gabriel’s Horn Dinner-Dance is from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Jan. 12 at Woodland Park's Oakwood Hall, 2100 Willowcreek Road. The cost is a $15 per person, which includes dinner provided by Clancy’s Irish Pub, entertainment by local artist, Dan Reisen and dancing with DJ, Just Friends and Us. There will be silent auction for a myriad of gift baskets for all your wants and needs. A cash bar will be available for all your special libations.

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Ring in the New Year in Northwest Indiana!


2013 is fast approaching. And that old Orioles holiday hit song begs the question, "What are you doin' New Year's Eve?"

Not sure? You're in luck then, because we at PortageLife  have scoured the area to find the best places to celebrate the New Year! Whether you're looking for something kid friendly or 21-and-older, there's something for everyone to choose from!

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Celebrate New Year's Eve at the Porter County Expo

Porter-County-Expo-New-YearsRing in the New Year with a Funkadelic Fever event at the Porter County Expo Center! The night will feature entertainment by Chris & Lou and Steve Zana.

Only $60 per person provides a great prime rib dinner, dessert, dancing, and an open bar!

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The Merriment of Mistletoe and Music Sure Showed the Spirit of the Season

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What’s better than good food, good company, and Elvis? Not much, I’d say. That’s why LaPorteCountyLife and many other organizations headed over to Blue Chip Casino Hotel and Spa for the first ever Mistletoe and Music event. We decided to have our office Christmas party in style!

The event took place in the elegant New Orleans Ballroom on the second floor of Blue Chip’s Stardust Event Center. Lovely holiday decorations adorned all the right places and Christmas trees sparkled and glinted in each corner. A lavish buffet was ready for the guests to enjoy. The chefs pulled out all the stops with fresh salad and hot soups, a mashed potato bar (fabulous idea), prime rib and turkey carving stations, other...

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Waggin' Tail Gate Party to Benefit Local Dogs

Waggin-Tail-Gate-PartyA waggin' tailgate party will take place this weekend to raise money for the care and rescue of animals that end up on "death row" at a local animal control facility. NWI Dogs In Boarding raises money for boarding, until rescue or transport can be found, and for all medical bills that arise from their care!

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250 Enjoy Visits with Santa at the YMCA

Everyone had a jolly good time at the Evening with Santa this past Friday evening at the Portage Township YMCA. Over 250 people shared the holiday spirit before the madness begins.

Gonzalez girls and Cochren girls


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