Category Archives: Valparaiso

Lake, Porter and Porter County Covid Test Sites

More NWIndiana Testing Sites Announced     Current Covid Conditions are by far the most challenging time that any of us has spent. The COVID-19 pandemic has altered so many aspects of our lives. The concept and realization that things are just going to be “normal” again is something that is hard to comprehend. Yes,…

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New Years Eve 2020

New Year’s Eve in Northwest Indiana      Spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s an event for everyone WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From to special concerts to Fireworks, these events will have you ring in the New Year in style! Home of the Indiana Dunes in Northwest Indiana, we feature Events…

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Where to Go For Christmas Lights

     Seems like the one thing popular this year during the Pandemic is to go see Christmas lights from the safety of your own car. We’ve compiled a list of Very Popular places for you to enjoy in the Northwest Indiana Region.      Folks are wanting to celebrate the season and give their…

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Shirley Heinze Fall Bird Count

Shirley Heinze Land Trust Bird Count with Indiana Audubon Society Brad Bumgardner at Walner Nature Preserve in Chesterton By Terry Bonace       A  group of skilled birders spread out to visit sixteen Shirley Heinze Land Trust nature preserves throughout Northwest Indiana. From Lake County to St. Joseph County, they were out looking for…

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Early Voting Has A Huge Turnout

     The weather is nice, the lines are long, and early voting has turned out to be a huge success. There have been long lines all day long with lines surpassing three sides of the Administration Building in downtown Valparaiso.       “The lines have been long at all Early Voting locations in Porter…

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Indiana Dunes Movie Premieres In Valparaiso

     Indiana Dunes Tourism, in partnership with the National Park Service and Smith Donovan, is celebrating the new film at a nature-themed outdoor movie night fundraiser at the 49er Drive-In on October 8, 2020.      The premiere of the new Indiana Dunes National Park documentary film, Indiana Dunes: Nature’s Masterpiece takes place on…

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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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Valparaiso Parking & Picnic Tables Help Downtown Restaurants Amid Covid19

In March, city of Valparaiso implemented a number of 15 minute spaces to encourage carry-out and curbside pickup for our local downtown restaurants. The 15 minute parking spaces allow for quick trips for carry out and curbside pickup, shopping, and services that have become important to local businesses during the pandemic. Due to the outcry…

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Chicago Street Theatre Suspends Fall Season

Over the last six months, Chicago Street Theatre has worked tirelessly to adapt to obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why, with a heavy heart, they are postponing our 66th season until January of 2021. They were hoping to reopen this fall and were prepared to follow the guidance of local and national…

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