"The 30th Annual Boy's and Girl's Club Golf Outing was a huge success as there were multitudes of eager golfers ready to tee off at Forest Park Golf Course around noontime on July 8, 2010. The outing was to benefit the Boy's and Girl's Clubs all over Porter County and sponsorships ranged from $150 to $1150. Rain delayed the outing in the beginning, but the sun came out later for a great day of golfing.
PortageLife sits down with Portage mayor, Olga Velazquez. Â Velazquez talks about how she ended up in the Portage community, her history in Portage, and all of the great opportunities that Portage can offer anyone.
PortageLife.com had the opportunity to sit down and talk with Leigh Morris about some of the potential improvements that are envisioned for Northern Indiana and his appreciation for all that is great about Portage. Morris, a regional leader in Northwest Indiana, serves as Deputy Commissioner of the Toll Road Oversight for the Indiana Department of Transportation as well as serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA).
On July 28, the Wings of Freedom Tour visited Northwest Indiana, giving us a glimpse of what the air looked like during World War II. PortageLife was able to take a ride in the famous 909 Bomber.
Happy October! Here is the round up of events in Northwest Indiana. The Vikings celebrated homecoming against Merrillville. http://www.valpolife.com/sports/high-schools/34631-vhs-homecoming-an-essential-high-school-memory La Porte and Valpo ran off in victory at the DAC Cross Country Meet. The running didn't stop there, Munster Boys and Hobart Girls also scored victory at the NCC Cross Country Championship. A crowd came out clad in purple to participate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's in Michigan City. http://www.laportecountylife.com/health/assistance/34700-alzheimer-s-association-walk-to-end-alzheimer-s-raises-more-than-42-000 500 Turkeys...
This past weekend was jammed pack with events! The whole of La Porte County came together to celebrate the life of beloved La Porte High School teen Jake West. Thirteen schools and 4000 runners showed up for Culver's Cross Country Invitational. Portage and Hobart celebrated their homecomings in a big way.You could not stop the beat at Hobart's first Marching Band Competition. Hobart residents "jumped in for a cure" to support Leukemia & Lymphoma research. La Porte manufacturing businesses had a chance to show what they are all about at the annual Made in La Porte showcase. It was the battle of two tractors at Culver's Restaurants monthly fundraising event. Lastly, the fall weather was enjoyed at the County-a-Fair & Storytelling Festival in Schererville. Now that is what I call a weekend.
Another beautiful fall weekend in Northwest Indiana has came and went. Culver hosted their annual Boys' & Girls' Cross Country Meet that brought together grand total of 4000 runners in the area. Portage High School celebrated their homecoming with a smashing success. The area's elite marching bands came together in Hobart's first ever competition. Last, but certainly not least, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society hosted "Jump in for a Cure" to raise funds for the cause.
Another wonderful weekend has came and went in Northwest Indiana! Athletes and fans came out for the Michigan City Homecoming, Portage's Home Opener, and the New Prairie Cross Country Invitational. The community came together in the Walk to End Alzheimer's and The Conquer Chiari Walk. Lastly Harley Davidson in Michigan City supported our furry friends with the Hogs for Dogs charity event. Way to go NW Indiana!
It was a busy weekend here in Northwest Indiana for September 13-15th! Take a look back at some of our top stories from this weekend, like Chesterton's Homecoming Parade, Football Game, and Ceremony and the Portage Township YMCA's big gala fundraiser on the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Also, the Valparaiso Fire Department Local 1124 hosted its 4th annual Benefit Run to raise funds for the Hoosier Burn Camp, and Purdue University North Central welcomed students, alumni and the community for its first-ever Homecoming Event!