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Looking for Some Great Father’s Day Deals? Look No Further!

June is here and Father’s Day is right around the corner. There are so many great options out there – golf, jewelry, technology, dinner, specialty gifts – that sometime it can become overwhelming. Where do you begin?

We’re gathering together a list of many of the special offers put out by our great advertisers

Martin Binder Hosting Father's Day Seiko Contest
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Martin Binder Jeweler loves contests and when they reach 800 followers on Facebook, they will pick a random winner of a $325 Seiko Le Grand Sport wristwatch, just in time for Father's Day! If you already "like" Martin Binder, many great big sparkly thank you's! Tell your friends!

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Keenan Baxter Performs at Portage Community Market

portage-community-marketLocal keyboardist, Keenan Baxter, will be performing Smooth Jazz and various genres on Saturday, June 18th from 10am - Noon at the Portage Community Market.

The market is open Saturdays through October 1st from 8am - 1pm rain or shine at Founders’ Square Park. Items available for purchase include bread, vegetables, flowers, homemade baked goods, prepared foods, honey, jams, jellies, canned foods and beverages and an array of craft items. Food concessions are also available. Located amongst beautiful park surroundings Founders’ Square is located 2 blocks east of City Hall on the North Side of Central Avenue downtown Portage, Indiana.

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Portage Historical Society to Host Rummage Sale

PCHS-MuseumThe Portage Historical Society is hosting a Rummage Sale at Countryside Park on June 18th, 7:00 am to 2:00 pm. For those wanting to rent a space to sell items, the cost is $10. Contact Patti at 219.921.9577 or Rhonda at 219.762.3707 for more information.

Countryside Park is located on Hwy 6, across from Calumet Bowling Alley. Click here to learn more about the Portage Historical Society!

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Resale for Life Bazaar to Be Held June 11

relayLogoThe City of Portage Relay for Life Team is sponsoring a Resale Bazaar on June 11, 2011 from 9 am to 2 pm in the city hall parking lot to help raise funds for the ACS. Vendors are invited to sign up for two "lot spots", application forms available here. Return the completed application form along with payment to City of Portage Human Resources Department by Wednesday, June 3, 2011. Set up will be from 7:30 am to 8:30 am. Tear down will happen immediately after the event.

Please keep clothing items to a minimum. Vendor is responsible for removal of all unsold items from premises at conclusion of event. No refunds available after June 3.

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2011 Portage Community Market Opening June 4th, Seeking Vendors

portage-community-marketThe 2011 Portage Community Market is set to kick-off on Saturday, June 4th at Founders’ Square Park from 8:00am-1:00pm. The opening day is chalked-full of special events. In additional to the market vendors, Bob Barthel will be performing live from 9am-12pm. He sings and plays the acoustic guitar. PoPo’s will have a 12 foot inflatable slide set up for the kid and the Portage Garden Club will be conducting a hands-on clinic called “Creating Patio Gardens and Organic Gardening” beginning at 10am. All of the programs are free to the public. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and spend the entire day at the park. The market is a rain or shine event.

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VisionPoint Offers 5 Area Locations to Serve Your Optical Needs

Visit Vision Point with five Northwest Indiana locations and the all new Sunglass Point in Valparaiso! At VisionPoint, on-site eye exams are offered and glasses are ready the same or next day. Most vision insurance plans are accepted. Over 30 designer sunglass brands are offered as well, with over 600 sunglasses!

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Chesterton's European Market Opens With Market Day Deals and a New Website

chesterton-european-marketChesterton’s European Market opened May 7, 2011. Chesterton’s European Market is open every consecutive Saturday from 8am to 2pm, however they are closed for Oz Festival weekend September 17 and reopen until the last Saturday in October. The Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the launch of a new, fully functional website for Chesterton’s European Market. “We are pleased to have had the ability to update our European Market website, as it hasn’t been since 2003 and with our growth we want to make information as accessible as possible,” said Tiffany Bley, Market Director.

The new website boasts rolling photographs, an event calendar, a news section that features a tentative listing of weekly vendors and a musician schedule. The listings are tentative as the Market is rain or shine so when poor weather comes vendors may cancel. The website also features a detailed vendor section, describing the seasonal vendors that participate in the market every single Saturday throughout the season.

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