Category Archives: Porter County

Porter County Fair Cancelled

     The Porter County Fair scheduled to run July 23rd thru Aug. 1 2020 has been cancelled.       The Grandstand was scheduled to feature top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience planned was the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and more! “A fair…

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Porter County Covid-19 Positive Cases and More Info

    Just in case you were wondering how many cases were in your own town in Porter County, we discovered a website by the Porter County Government that tells you exactly that. (updated daily)      There are also several informative links available as well, that we have included in this post.    …

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Anyone Can Vote By Absentee Ballot in NWIndiana

Due to the current health crisis anyone in Indiana can Vote by Absentee Ballot in Indiana. On Monday, April 13th Gov. Eric Holcomb changed the rules by lifting the regular absentee voting requirements. Now, any registered voter can request to vote by an absentee ballot. The previous reasons for absentee voting has now been removed.…

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A September Christmas Festival

     In an effort to help provide Porter County families in Need during the holidays, a fundraiser has been planned for Saturday, September 7th at Founders Square in Portage Indiana called “A September Christmas Festival.      There will be a full day of festivities to help raise money for Christmas gifts and meals for families…

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City of Valparaiso Wins Bicycle Friendly Award

     Valpo Parks is pleased to announce that the City of Valparaiso has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists.  Valparaiso joins only ten other communities in the State of Indiana and is the only Northwest Indiana community with recognition.        Mayor Jon Costas announced the award at the…

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Swale Music Fest Returns to Michigan City, Indiana

    The Michigan City Mainstreet Association is excited to announce the second annual Swale Music Festival at Charles R. Westcott Park – located at 400 E. Michigan Blvd. in Michigan City, IN.     The festival takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. and music takes place from 1:15 p.m. to…

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Prairie Magic Music Festival-

     The Prairie Magic Music Festival is an annual celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place each August.      This year, Los Lobos will headline the event. Additional artists for the day include Big Road, Robbie Fulks, and The Bottle Rockets.      Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades…

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Earth Day Takes a Break – New Service Offered

     The Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction board agreed to cancel the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration in April. The Porter County Expo Center, the venue the event has called home since 2012, will be wrapping up major renovations through May and will not be available.       “We did not find another venue that…

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Portage Turkey Trot – A Thanksgiving Tradition

     Thanksgiving for most, is a day filled with family, food and giving thanks. For the Portage Township YMCA, Thanksgiving is all of that and so much more. On Thanksgiving Day the Portage Township YMCA will host its 18th Annual Turkey Trot. Proceeds from this event will benefit their Annual Support Campaign. The Y uses…

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New Observation Deck at Sunset Hill Park

A new wetland observation deck at Sunset Hill Farm County Park is ready for visitors. Located on the northeast side of the pond, the viewing platform provides access for birdwatching and observing wetland wildlife. It will also serve as a place to provide educational programming about wetland plants and animals, which has become a popular…

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