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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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Chamber Members Invited to be Part of Portage Community Market

portage-community-marketThe Park Department is extending a special invitation to Chamber members to participate in the Community Farmers Market. The Park will waive the $5 administration fee to all members. The daily vendor rate is $10. A seasonal discount rate for Chamber members is $128.

The Community Market is on Saturdays and it runs June 4th through October 1st in Founders' Square Park. The Market hours are 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

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Make a Fashion Statement with a Conscience

The eState in Portage is now carrying From Soldier to Soldier bracelets. This is a fund-raising and awareness campaign based on a designer version of the survival bracelets worn by thousands of US and allied soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. $25 from the sale of each bracelet will be donated to organizations assisting wounded veterans and their families.

The survival bracelet in the field is braided by the soldiers with parachute cord. Often, a uniform button is sewn on and used as the clasp. The button clasp symbolizes the uniform and the clasped bracelet symbolizes the bond among the soldiers that can never be broken. The original idea came from Stefan Hylleborg, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan.

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We Just Put 20,000 Happy Memories on Sale - 25%Off

PL-Photo-Sale-1Now is the perfect time to order that photo! Our photo collection is extensive, covering events and people across every part of town, from parades to swim meets, business grand openings to school fundraisers. We do our best to capture the GOOD in the community and chances are we've captured something that's GOOD to you.

Head to our Photos page and click around to find photos of your family, friends, or yourself. You can purchase the photos as prints in various sizes, or on a whole lot of different items (like coffee mugs, mouse pads, ceramic tiles, desk organizers, tote bags, magnets, playing cards, t-shirts, etc.). All you need to do in order to get the 25% off from now until the end of April is use our coupon code: SpringPL25!

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New Spring Line at Engstrom Jewelers Just in Time for Mother's Day

Stop by Engstrom Jewelers and browse the new lines of jewelry just brought in this week!

Pink sapphire and diamond 14kt white gold ring
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Black and white diamond 14kt white gold ring
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