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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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Chamber’s Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

duneland-chamberThe Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting its Annual Ugly Christmas Sweater Party & 2012 New Member Reception on Wednesday, December 12, from 5pm – 7pm. The event will be held at Gelsosomo’s Pub in Chesterton, located at 371 Indian Boundary Road.

Tickets for the event are $20 for Chamber and community members, and only $10 for Chamber members who joined in 2012 (discount applies to principal managers and owners). Tickets include heavy appetizers, one drink ticket and one raffle ticket.

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Surprise the Kids with an Entire "Evening with Santa"

Evening-with-Santa-2011-3The Portage Township YMCA preschool academy is inviting the public to this exciting event that the kids will never forget. Mark your calendars-December 7, 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Enjoy games, sundae bar in Santa’s Sweet Shop, pictures with Santa, crafts, games and more.

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Community Caroling and More $5 Specials for 2nd Progressive Open House

duneland-chamberHoliday shoppers are invited to Duneland’s 2nd Progressive Open House this Thursday, December 6. Shoppers can enjoy $5 food and drink specials at participating restaurants from 4pm – 7pm and from 4pm – 8pm, participating shops and boutiques will be offering holiday sales and specials.

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Mistletoe and Music at Blue Chip Casino



Join all of us at PortageLife at the Mistletoe & Music event as we celebrate our office Christmas party with Blue Chip Casino!



Featuring Rick Saucedo, Elvis impersonator

Network your office in a delightfully festive setting...

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CHS Madrigal Dinner Tickets on Sale Beginning Monday, November 19

CHS-Madrigal-DinnersChesterton High School Music Dept. will present its 40th annual Madrigal Dinners on Friday, Nov. 30, Saturday, Dec. 1, and Sunday, Dec. 2, in the school cafeteria. All seats are reserved and tickets go on sale for $30 per person at the CHS Music Office (Entrance 30 - Northeast side of the building across from the tennis courts) beginning on Monday, Nov. 19. Tickets will be sold from 7:30-11:45 a.m. and 12:45 - 4:00 p.m. through Friday, Nov. 30. No phone orders will be taken and there will be no exchanges or refunds. Performance times are Friday, Nov. 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 1 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.

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Portage Football, P.E.A.K. Program to Welcome Harlem Wizards

Portage-FootballThe Portage High School Football team in partnership with the Portage Township Schools’ P.E.A.K. Program, are bringing the 50 Years of Wizardry Worldwide Tour starring the Harlem Wizards and the Portage P.E.A.K. Players to the Portage High School Gymnasium on December 8, 2012 at 7:00 (doors open at 6:00 pm).

During the action packed two hours of family fun for the entire community, fans will experience a magical display of tricks, coordinated ball handling, fancy passing and aerodynamic athleticism combined with high-energy comedy and audience interaction. The experience can only be summed up in two words: Awe-Inspiring!

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Hundreds Brave the Cold to Enjoy Twilight Parade

Chesterton-Twilight-ParadeChesterton’s chilly streets of Broadway and Porter Avenue were packed with hundreds of expectant Duneland children last Friday evening. They weren’t disappointed. More than 40 local organizations spread holiday cheer with entries in this year’s annual Twilight Christmas Parade, hosted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce.

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YMCA to Host Middle School Lock-In

Middle-School-Lock-InThere is no better way for middle school students to enjoy the holidays than with a Lock-In! The Portage YMCA is hosting a Lock-In on November 30, open to the first 100 students. Doors will open at 10 pm and lock behind us!

The cost is $20. A parent or guardian must sign youth in at the door.

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