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Nestled on the southern crescent shore of Lake Michigan surrounded by the Indiana Dunes State Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Porter Beach is an eclectic community of 125 homes ranging from small, seasonal lakefront cottages to large, permanent residences.  The community treasures its beautiful natural surroundings and cherishes a diverse, fun-loving and spirited collection of closely knit neighbors.
 
 
 
~ Upcoming Events ~
Porter Beach's Annual Hog Roast and Street Dance Is Coming Soon!
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:00pm
 
Place:  Dearborn and Lake
Cost:  $10 for PBA members, $20 for non-members, kids 5 and under are free
Band:  The Smoking Suits
Provided:  Delish whole hog sandwiches, pop, wine and keg beer
You bring:  A salad, side or dessert, beach chairs/blanket,
                     friends, family, good weather
 
Please RSVP as soon as possible to help the committee with the numbers.
Nancy Bremner:   847-922-0207 or nancy.bremner@kraftfoods.com
Mary Smith:           219-926-2676 or marydoodle16@gmail.com
What’s new?
This year we will have a pop-up store featuring one-of-a kind Porter Beach lifeguard apparel.  Everything will be in classic light grey, and feature the logo that appears on this invitation.  Store hours will be from 6 – 7:30pm.  Cash and checks only.
 
Don’t be disappointed!  Although we will have shirts at the party, you can guarantee your very own unisex T-shirt ($10), ladies fitted T ($12), tank top ($10), crew sweatshirt ($20) or hoodie pullover sweatshirt ($25) when you RSVP your shirt styles/size requests to Mary Smith at marydoodle16@gmail.com by July 7.
 
Sizes:  Adult (unisex): XXXL, XXL, XL, L, M, S.  Youth: L, M, S.  Toddler: 2T, 3T, 4T
Ladies fitted t-shirt: order at least one size up, they run very small and fitted. XL, L, M, S
 
Remember:  These make great gifts and Christmas will be here before you know it.
 
See you on the beach!!
 
Upcoming town meetings in Porter
All meetings at the Town Hall. 
 
Normal schedule for town boards is as follows:
  • Town Council - 2nd and 4th Tuesday
  • Police Commission - 3rd Tuesday
  • Board of Zoning Appeals and Planning Commission - 3rd Wednesday
  • Storm Water Board and Redevelopment Commission - 4th Tuesday

~ Refuse and Recycling Schedule ~
Trash & Recycling Collection Schedule for 2014
 
The town's service provider, Regional Industries, picks up trash each Monday and recycling every other Monday.  If any of these holidays falls on a Monday, then collections occur on Tuesday.
News Year's Day
Memorial Day
Independence Day
Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day
 
Click here to download Porter's trash and recycling calendar.

Content taken from Town of Porter website:


 
~ News about Porter ~
Bicycles on the South Shore?
 
Could Porter Beach residents look forward to taking their bicycles into the city for a day of sightseeing along lakefront trail and other bike-friendly destinations?  Perhaps, according to a report by the National Parks Conservation Association, the Field Museum and Indiana University titled, "The Future of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore" offered recommendations for ensuring the national park is supported and protected for our children and grandchildren to enjoy. Among the recommendations was to better connect the region’s residents to their nearby national park by improving access and transportation alternatives.  Specifically, the report suggested; “Given the demand from Chicago-area bike riders, the South Shore Line should allow bicycles on trains.”  Read about it in the Northwest Indiana Times.

 

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