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Think Pink with Texas Roadhouse

TXRH-breast-cancerDuring the month of October, customers can get one of our cool t shirts that we have each year to support breast cancer research. Cost is only $15 per shirt so come and help us find a cure!

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Chesterton Makes Halloween Extra Sweet with Downtown Trick or Treat

Chesterton-trick-or-treat 2Halloween is the time of year that many kids and adults look forward to. Dressing up, eating massive amounts of candy, the crazy and cute decorations, it's all good fun. And the Duneland Chamber of Commerce always kicks it up a notch. Each year, the town of Chesterton has businesses in the downtown area that open their door to trick-or-treaters. It's a safe and fun way to celebrate Halloween.

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AAUW Helps Women Go to College through Wreath Sales

AAUW-Helps-Women-Go-to-College-through-Wreath-SalesHoliday wreaths made at a local farm from fresh scotch pine are helping women who are non-traditional students (over age 26) complete their education. Members of the Valparaiso Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) are taking orders for wreaths and swags until November 10. Proceeds will fund scholarships and other education programs. Wreaths are suitable for outdoor and indoor holiday decor, or for use on a loved one's grave. Swags (36 inches) are $20, and wreath prices are: 20 inch -$16, 24 inch -$21, 32 inch- $26, and 44 inch- $36, and all are trimmed with pinecones and bright red bows. Wreaths will be delivered the weekend before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-24). To order, or for more information, call (219)462-9709, or contact any member.

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Culver's of Valparaiso Donates Portion of Day's Sales to American Cancer Society

culvers-breastcancer-1Known for their delicious custard and monthly philanthropic events, the Valparaiso Culver's restaurant also does their part to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Martin Binder Jeweler Makes VHS Homecoming Even More Special

Martin-Binder-VHS-Bracelets 1Two weeks ago, I had the incredible privilege of being a part of Valparaiso High School's Homecoming Court. The court experience made an already thrilling week even more special, and I was blessed to have spent it with five of VHS's brightest and most beloved senior girls: Kathryn Bower, Caroline Dykes, Meghan Gallagher, Julia Manion, and Olivia Rausei. These girls are involved in everything from football management to student council, and it was so fun to get a glimpse into their lives and see all the different things one may involve them self in during their time at VHS, all while being a good friend and respected by their peers.

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Habitat for Humanity Homeownership Fair

Home-Ownership-Fair-FlyerHabitat for Humanity is holding Homeownership Fairs next week. These sessions are informational for anyone interested in owning their own home, that doesn't qualify for traditional financing. The sessions will be held Tuesday October 28 at 10 a.m. and Wednesday October 29 at 4 p.m. at the South Haven Library and also on Thursday October 30 at 4 p.m. at the Portage Library. We do have a flier available with the basic requirements.

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2014 Red Ribbon Week

2014-Red-Ribbon-WeekThe Porter County Substance Abuse Council works to reduce substance abuse in the county. Together with Portage Mayor Snyder, Police Sgt. Hughes, Union Fire Department Chief Beach, and others, they helped to raise awareness today with over 70 students from Myers Elementary in Portage. The event was the annual Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off. This year Mayor Snyder hosted the event and talked to the students about being drug free. Tim Kunstek, Director of Student Services at Portage High School, talked to the students about not giving poison to dogs and not consuming poison.

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