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Portage craft fair Sunday one-stop shop for mom

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department is offering an one-stop shopping event for Mother's Day gifts.

April 24, 2014 7:19 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Portage must focus on governing, not politics

GUEST COMMENTARY: Portage must focus on governing, not politics

As we near two years of divided government in Portage, now is a great time to reflect on how Portage’s elected leaders of different parties can do a better job of working together to find solutions in the best interest of Portage residents.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Inquiry into missing park cash turned over to prosecutors

PORTAGE | The investigation into missing Portage Park Department money has been turned over to the Porter County prosecutor's office.

November 06, 2013 5:30 pm

Portage parks to develop fee structure for nonprofit groups

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department staff has been asked to develop a policy setting standards for allowing discounted rental fees to nonprofit groups.

April 21, 2013 12:00 am

Portage parks take stock of trees

PORTAGE | For the most part, the trees within the city's parks are healthy.

August 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Mother of teen who drowned hopes his death will serve as warning

Mother of teen who drowned hopes his death will serve as warning

PORTAGE | For 36 hours Christine Forystek waited for rescuers to bring her son home.

July 11, 2012 7:30 pm
Concessions served at Lakefront Park

Concessions served at Lakefront Park

PORTAGE | Lunch is served at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

July 03, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Proposals sought for Founders' Square development

PORTAGE | The city is taking steps to move forward the development of Founders' Square Park.

June 29, 2012 10:45 pm

No search started for new Portage park superintendent

PORTAGE | There's been no timeline established to fill the vacant Portage Park Department superintendent position.

September 01, 2011 5:00 pm
Born Learning Trail turns play into learning

Born Learning Trail turns play into learning

PORTAGE | Alexandra Warwick hopped and skipped between the letters painted on the asphalt trail at the Woodland Park playground Wednesday afternoon.

July 20, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Skate park work should begin July 11

PORTAGE | Work to renovate the skate park at Woodland Park should begin July 11.

July 04, 2011 12:00 am
Portage parks department cancels summer day camp

Portage parks department cancels summer day camp

PORTAGE | The Portage parks department has canceled its summer day camp program because of low attendance.

June 29, 2011 8:40 pm

Caterers submit applications to Portage Parks Department

PORTAGE | Five companies have submitted applications to become caterers for the Portage Park Department.

June 22, 2011 7:00 pm

Artists sought for fall festival

PORTAGE | The Portage Park Department is seeking artists to participate in its fall Harvest Festival on Oct. 8 and 9 at Woodland Park.

June 20, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: National park can help solve urban problems

DOUG ROSS: National park can help solve urban problems

Business and community leaders gathered Thursday on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Portage to celebrate the centerpiece of the Marquette Plan -- the creation of a new park on what was once a toxic wasteland.

June 16, 2011 4:17 pm
Portage Community Market opens

Portage Community Market opens

PORTAGE | Tom and Debbie Holmes were out hitting garage sales Saturday when they spotted the Portage Community Market.

June 04, 2011 6:45 pm Photos

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Portage Community Market opens for season Saturday

PORTAGE | The Portage Community Market will open Saturday for its third season with some changes.

May 29, 2011 6:45 pm

Portage kids celebrate trees

PORTAGE | One by one, members of the Woodland Park preschool class took turns shoveling a bit of dirt around the roots of a red maple tree.

April 30, 2011 12:00 am
Skaters, bikers elected to skatepark committee

Skaters, bikers elected to skatepark committee

PORTAGE | Four members of the skateboarding and biking community were elected to represent their peers on a committee to help determine the future of Portage's skatepark.

April 29, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Group proposes winter drive-through event in Portage

PORTAGE | Kathy Ribik believes Portage's undeveloped downtown area could become a mecca for people seeking a little holiday spirit this year.

April 20, 2011 12:00 am
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