Category Archives: Porter County

Rock the Vote Event Downtown Valparaiso

     The Porter County Democratic Party is planning an election bash called “Rock the Vote” on Saturday, September 19th downtown Valparaiso, Indiana from 2pm – 5pm..       “Rock the Vote,” is planned to do exactly what it says – Rock the Vote. Want to Register to Vote, want info on Early Voting locations,…

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Christopher Buckley Reflects on Patriots Day

On this Patriots Day 19 years after the infamous September 11, 2001, Christopher Buckley recounts his horrific experience as a Marine in an infantry battalion in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. As he remembers that day, Buckley recalls a scene of complete pandemonium and chaos. Buckley was awoken at 3a.m. local time to loud sirens and a…

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Chautauqua In the Dunes Is Happening!

Relive the cultural, educational, artistic, and historic experience of the 1880s-1920s Chautauquas. Based on the model of the Chautauqua Institute in New York, guests will experience lectures, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, artistic performances, and a creative makerspace. Chautauqua in the Dunes brings together learners of all ages to explore and engage the mind, body, and…

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Bored? Try Goat Walking with the Family

Owners at Creme De La Crop Farm in Valparaiso found themselves without the time to take their goats walking, which is a much needed activity for the health and well-being of the goats. So, they came up with a method to have family volunteers walk the goats – which has turned out to be a…

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How to Avoid Intersection Accidents

How to Avoid Intersection Accidents

Valparaiso has recently installed several Roundabouts and we thought it prudent to provide some tips.  Even if you drive through intersections numerous times a day, there are still dangers lurking at every corner. Intersections present major dangers for drivers. Most accidents can be avoidable if drivers follow the right precautions for how to avoid intersection…

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Don Quijote To Raise Money for Meals On Wheels

Don Quijote Restaurante presents their Annual “Benefit Dinner” Curbside to raise $20,000 for the VNA Porter County Meals on Wheels program. Since mid-March, Meals on Wheels has seen a 57% increase in need and anticipates it will only continue to rise. In an effort to meet the need a new walk-in refrigerator is necessary to…

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Valparaiso Mandates Mask Requirements

Valparaiso Supports Mask Mandate to Begin July 27      The City of Valparaiso reminds the community of the statewide mask mandate, beginning Monday, July 27 as announced by Governor Eric Holcomb. “The health and well-being of our community remains our top priority.      Since the onset of this pandemic, we have relied on…

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Valparaiso Recreation Center Makes Changes Amid COVID-19

Although you may have heard that the Coronavirus has greatly effected the hospitality industry the most, you would be surprised that it hasn’t effected Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso Indiana. Yes, they have made several changes to their operations since opening with Indiana’s Stage 4.5 “Back On Track” opening, but attendance is in full “swing.”…

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United Way’s Day Of Caring Will Be Virtual In 2020

Northwest Indiana – United Way of Porter County is hosting a social distancing version of their Day of Caring volunteer event beginning Friday, August 7. This annual celebration of volunteerism will start with a virtual kick-off breakfast followed by a month of social distancing volunteer opportunities that can be done at home, in the office…

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Porter County Fair Cancelled

     The Porter County Fair scheduled to run July 23rd thru Aug. 1 2020 has been cancelled.       The Grandstand was scheduled to feature top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience planned was the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and more! “A fair…

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