Category Archives: Portage

Lake, Porter and Porter County Covid Test Sites

More NWIndiana Testing Sites Announced     Current Covid Conditions are by far the most challenging time that any of us has spent. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered so many aspects of our lives. The concept and realization that things are just going to be “normal” again is something that is hard to comprehend. Yes,…

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Connect to the Outdoors with First Day Hike

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors. Join us at the Indiana Dunes State Park where this annual tradition will look a little different this year as YOU get to…

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Mistle Toe On Main Street Drive Thru

      Portage will celebrate Christmas, the arrival of Santa, and the lighting of the Christmas tree in a safe, socially distanced celebration on Dec. 5. Portage Event Partnership, Portage Kiwanis Club, and the Portage Township YMCA are partnering to provide the holiday event beginning at 1 p.m. and culminating in the lighting of…

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Where to Go For Christmas Lights

     Seems like the one thing popular this year during the Pandemic is to go see Christmas lights from the safety of your own car. We’ve compiled a list of Very Popular places for you to enjoy in the Northwest Indiana Region.      Folks are wanting to celebrate the season and give their…

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Shirley Heinze Fall Bird Count

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Bird Count with Indiana Audubon Society Brad Bumgardner at Walner Nature Preserve in Chesterton By Terry Bonace       A  group of skilled birders spread out to visit sixteen Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana. From Lake County to St. Joseph County, they were out looking for…

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Rock the Vote Event Downtown Valparaiso

     The Porter County Democratic Party is planning an election bash called “Rock the Vote” on Saturday, September 19th downtown Valparaiso, Indiana from 2pm – 5pm..       “Rock the Vote,” is planned to do exactly what it says – Rock the Vote. Want to Register to Vote, want info on Early Voting locations,…

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Christopher Buckley Reflects on Patriots Day

On this Patriots Day 19 years after the infamous September 11, 2001, Christopher Buckley recounts his horrific experience as a Marine in an infantry battalion in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. As he remembers that day, Buckley recalls a scene of complete pandemonium and chaos. Buckley was awoken at 3a.m. local time to loud sirens and a…

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Indiana Sponsored Test Site Moves To Portage From Valparaiso

Effective on Monday, August 3rd, the Indiana State Department of Health Optum Testing site moved to 3564 Scottsdale Street In Portage. (The former home of North Shore Health Clinic). The last day of testing at the National Guard Armory in Valparaiso was Friday, July 31st.  OptumServe Health Services has provided 20 COVID-19 sites across the…

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Portage Brewfest Takes Place Outside

     Portage Brewfest is one of the few remaining Festivals that have not cancelled in 2020 in Portage Indiana. To keep it open, promoters continued to have the venue to be outside at the Portage Lakefront park Open Air Pavilion on Lake Michigan. The following changes have been made to keep the Special Event…

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United Way’s Day Of Caring Will Be Virtual In 2020

Northwest Indiana – United Way of Porter County is hosting a social distancing version of their Day of Caring volunteer event beginning Friday, August 7. This annual celebration of volunteerism will start with a virtual kick-off breakfast followed by a month of social distancing volunteer opportunities that can be done at home, in the office…

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