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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Neil Mangus


Neil-MangusAt the beginning of every year, the subject of health is brought up. Many people make (and keep) resolutions that deal with their physical, mental, and emotional health. I recently spoke with a man whose very career deals with the health and well-being of others. Meet Neil Mangus, the first La Porte County Life in the Spotlight of 2013.

Mangus was born in Elmhurst, IL and raised in South Bend, IN. There he attended Jefferson Elementary, followed by Warren Elementary, Dickinson Middle School and then La Salle High School. In high school, Mangus was very interested in biology, chemistry and other sciences. He knew from an early age that he wanted to be a part of the medical field.

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: New Year's Celebrations, Ice Cream Bash, and Furniture Sale


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a holiday artisan market, end of the season ice cream bash, resolution run, New Year's Eve celebrations, holiday basketball tournament, wine tasting, and golf events are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!pottery

A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Larry Noel


Larry-Noel“Going the Distance for Cancer Care!” is the motto behind the La Porte Hospital Foundation's Tour De La Porte annual run/walk event. The event began after Larry Noel rode his bike across the United States to help raise money for the American Lung Association in 1999.

Noel said, “My family has been hit hard by cancer; my mother, my father, my brother and my sister have all dealt with cancer. I wanted to do something that would bring money to La Porte to help people that are dealing with cancer.”

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: End of the World Run, Brunch with Santa, and Santa at the Orchard


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend an end of the world run, brunch and donut decorating with Santa, winter wonderland, a swing concert, various Christmas services, a sweet bake sale, end of the world sale, and Christmas traditions presentation are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!End-of-the-World-RunRead more



Top 10 LaPorteCountyLife Voices Articles of 2012


Top-10-Voices-LPLHaving an opinion, speaking your mind, telling it like it is...whatever you want to call it, at LaPorteCountyLife it's all good news. There have been so many positive things that people have shared with us this past year, and rightly so because a lot of positive things have happened this year.

Here are the Top 10 Voices Articles of 2012. Please read on and enjoy.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Tiffany Bley


Tiffany-Bley-Rose-AwardLove is a four-letter verb. Care is a four-letter verb. Bley should also be a four-letter verb. Tiffany Bley loves and cares for her community and she is constantly showing that through her actions. She is A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight.

Bley has lived in Indiana since she was a wee one. She was born and raised in Chesterton, IN and attended school from kindergarten through high school there. Upon graduation, Bley headed to Purdue and majored in Communications. She also minored in Political Science and French. This is one busy girl.

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Here's Why Porter Regional Hospital was Voted "Best Place to Work"


Porter-Blog-1Porter Regional Hospital has been voted by its employees “The Best Place to Work.” If you have ever visited Porter Regional Hospital, no doubt, you were greeted with a smile or a friendly hello from one of the volunteers; received a friendly smile from a doctor or nurse or even been given a flower by one of the Environmental Services Technicians more commonly known as the housekeepers. Nothing can be more true of the people that work at Porter Regional Hospital than the positivity that emulates from its employees. As an Environmental Services Technician (EVS) or housekeeper, I have been privileged to experience firsthand why Porter Regional Hospital has been voted “The Best Place to Work.” I have worked as a housekeeper for about six months and I have noticed friendships...

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Basketball Game, Nutcracker, and Christmas Concert


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend a basketball game, a 5k run, Christmas pageant concert, Nutcracker performance, holiday bazaar, dog rescue benefit, men's night out, holiday concert, jewelry class, and a Christmas Carol presentation are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!Read more



A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: DeNita Ton


DeNita-Ton-1DeNita Ton, community services director for the Salvation Army in Michigan City, had a dream when she was a pre-teen that foreshadowed her life’s work.

“I dreamed that hundreds of people were in front of me and they were all hungry,” she said. “They were begging me for food.”

The dream became a reality when she started volunteering as a youth leader for the Salvation Army’s Sunbeam Troop, a program for needy girls that is similar to the Brownies.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Dave Woodson


DaveWoodsonYou see his comments on the LaPorteCountyLife Facebook page; you see him tweet away on Twitter; and he’s an active Linkedin participant. He leaves his mark all over social media flora and fauna. Dave Woodson is this week’s A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight.

Woodson was born in La Porte and raised in Springfield Township. He attended Landmark Christian Acadamy, then La Porte High School. After he graduated from high school, Woodson went to Purdue North Central where he pursued his bachelor’s degree in Communications, and minors in English and Management. He finished up...

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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Iconoclastic!, Sparkle Shopping, and Evening with Santa


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Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend an art opening, a veteran's concert, a holiday mingle event, a holiday open house, holly days celebration, a benefit sale, an evening with Santa, paws for a cause, dinner with a mascot, and a bell choir concert are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!IconoclasticRead more




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