Category Archives: Portage

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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Walgreens Offers Covid-19 Testing In Northwest Indiana

An East Chicago Walgreens is offering free drive-through COVID-19 testing for anyone older than 18 – anyone is eligible who meets the CDC Criteria. The store is located at 720 W. Chicago Ave. At this location there is no appointment needed, no referral required and testing for all patients, there is no phone number because…

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George Floyd | BLM Protests Planned in Northwest Indiana

Trying to find the local Protests is very difficult. Even though protesters are required to register in the city where they are planned, it is often a secret where they are to be held. Here’s what we have been able to find: UPCOMING EVENTS: Car Protest – Symbolic Funeral Process for Black Lives, July 23rd,…

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Easter From a Distance in 2020

CEDAR LAKE The Cedar Lake Fire Department will take the Easter Bunny from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, throughout the town on a fire truck. Listen for the “noise” to see them in your area, covering the town and township. Candy will not be handed out, nor will anybody be allowed near the fire…

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Local Restaurants Offering Delivery And Pick UP!

Please help our Area Restaurants. You want them to still be here when this is all over, so they need your support now during this crisis!  Here’s a List of Area Restaurants Offering Delivery, Curbside, and Pick up, Check It OUT! CHESTERTON: • El Cantarito Mexican Cuisine, Carry Out – 728-6962 25 % OFF! –…

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Things to do in Portage Indiana

    Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk Park Festivals and Events at Founders Square Fish On Fishing and Outdoor Show American English Beatles Concert Summer Music Festivals Elvis FANtasy Fest Annual Turkey Trot at the YMCA Concerts in the Park Portage Community And Business Night Annual Nativity Fest Senior Health Fair A September Christmas Festival FIND…

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