Here we are, the first day of October, just 30 days from the little ghouls and goblins rat-a-tat-tating on our doors for tricks or treats. Autumn most certainly is my favorite season of the year. All the fall color changes, an extra hour of sleep, football, hockey, crisp, cool air and all th…
I can truly say I am a proud member of the Portage United Methodist Church. I have been a Methodist all my life and love my church family immensely.
Here we are almost a week after our wonderful 4th of July festivities.
Anyone who knows Randy and me knows public safety is very important to us. With him being a firefighter-paramedic for most of our married life, seat belts and a myriad of other safety devices are a way of life for our family. He has served as a Portage firefighter for the last 20 years and a…
I’ve always believed we have angels here on earth, watching over us to help us through not only the really bad stuff but some of the little things we don’t even give a second thought.
Well, my Portage friends, March is definitely coming in like a lion. Hopefully that means it will go out like a lamb! While we’re waiting in this weary winter land, I hope that many of the events starting tomorrow will have you feeling warm and seeing green instead of white.
When I was 9, my thoughts were about talking to my friends on the phone about the boy in school with cooties and playing with my Barbie dolls. While times have changed and girls don’t necessarily play with Barbie dolls anymore; I know one thing for sure: The furthest thing from most girl’s m…
Let’s face it, Portage: It’s been one crazy winter so far. Snow, below-zero temperatures, lost days of work and school, travel hazards, accidents and a state of emergency are things that have become commonplace in our lives this winter. Hopefully the snow forecast for today is slight because…
Just thinking about memories of my childhood and my kids' childhoods bring a flood of warmth to my heart in response to a couple of things coming up in Portage when it’s so cold outside.
Christmas is my favorite holiday. Yes, I have to admit that when I was young it was all about Santa and presents galore. We were a middle class, union family and I remember as I got older and I realized what it took to create the Christmas that my Mom and Dad thought we deserved each and every year.
The story starts out with a little girl born more than four years ago to Mike and Mary Martinez.
What a difference a day or two makes in the weather in Northwest Indiana. Had to break out the winter coat today and I was wearing sandals two days ago. But don’t let the chill in the air deter you from some great October events right here in our fair city.
Here we go Portage! Be prepared for much to do in Portage this weekend and next in our fair city. Starting with “The King” himself.
Remember when you were young? You wanted to be older and be able to do more things like drive, vote and drink alcohol. It always seemed to me that once I reached a milestone, it wasn’t all that important to me anymore, it was just old-hat. I felt like all I did was get older and one step clo…
With school starting last week I’ve been thinking about the kids in our community and all the things various organizations do to help improve their quality of life.
At times I get questions from people who live here and are moving here, asking the difference between Portage and Portage Township.
Since I was young, my parents have taught me to follow the Golden Rule; do unto others as you would have them do unto you. I happened to join a church in this community where its members feel the same way, in fact, much more at times.
Here we are almost a week after our wonderful 4th of July festivities. It was perfect weather this year which made for more spectators than I’ve seen in a long time. It almost seems like if it’s going to be super hot in Northwest Indiana, Independence Day always seems to be the hottest. With…
When I was young, we just hopped on our bikes and tore out into the street, off on another adventure. Now there are so many factors to consider when you send your kid out on a bicycle.
If you haven’t noticed in the last couple of years, Portage Township is on the move. Portage Township is the city of Portage, the town of Ogden Dunes and the unincorporated portion known as South Haven.
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