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Latest News and Events from Portage Health Foundation

October 12, 2021

Non-profits invited to apply for PHF’s Giving Tuesday match for 2021

Portage Health Foundation matching donations again this year

Applications are being accepted by Portage Health Foundation for non-profit organizations interested in partnering with the foundation’s annual Giving Tuesday campaign, where PHF matches..

October 11, 2021

Project Lifesaver coming to Western Upper Peninsula

Innovative program helps bring loved ones home

On Monday, October 11 representatives from Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon County Sheriff’s Offices introduced Project Lifesaver. Project Lifesaver is a program specifically designed to reduce..

October 4, 2021

Help prevent human trafficking with upcoming events in Copper Country

According to the Upper Peninsula Human Trafficking Task Force, human trafficking is happening here in the Copper Country. Local examples include an adult whose work visa expired that was forced to continue working for no or low wages; an adult..

September 27, 2021

Biblio Bistro: Salmon with Citrus Salsa - a Light, Unique Fish Recipe

This episode of Biblio Bistro features Salmon with Citrus Salsa which highlights fresh plum tomatoes and basil. Tomatoes are usually available at Copper Country Farmers Markets in late-summer through early fall. Basil is usually available at Farmers..

September 16, 2021

Biblio Bistro: Slow-Cooked Summer Squash

This episode of Biblio Bistro features Slow-Cooked Summer Squash which highlights fresh summer squash and thyme. Summer squash is usually available at Farmers Markets in mid-to-late summer.


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August 17, 2021

Fermentation Demonstration Coming August 25 in Hancock

The next Growing from the Heart event will feature a demonstration and skill-share focused on fermentation with hosts North Harvest CSA and Portage Health Foundation's Director of Community Health Dr. Michelle Seguin. The event is from 4 to 6 p.m...

August 12, 2021

Introducing Superior Educators

Starting this fall amazing local educators will be recognized with the launch of Superior Educators. This collaboration between several local school personnel and Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is meant to celebrate the people who make our area..

August 10, 2021

Podcast: Vern Hazard discusses the life-changing effect of Capturing Kids’ Hearts


The 2021-22 academic year is fast approaching and with that comes the fourth year in a row Portage Health Foundation (PHF) is bringing Capturing Kids’ Hearts to the public schools of Michigan’s Copper Country. To help everyone understand what the..

August 9, 2021

Thirteen area volunteer emergency services departments receive grants

Portage Health Foundation is proud to announce it has committed more than $50,000 to local volunteer emergency service departments throughout Baraga, Houghton, Keweenaw and Ontonagon counties.

“This is the first year we’ve offered this 50-50 style..

July 31, 2021

Biblio Bistro: Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto

This episode of Biblio Bistro features Carrots with Carrot Top Pesto which (unsurprisingly) highlights CARROTS! Carrots are available at Farmers Markets in mid-summer through early fall.

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