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Gabriel’s Horn Homeless Shelter Launches Annual Fundraiser Campaign for Women and Children

Since its founding in 2004, Gabriel’s Horn has been a sanctuary for women and women with children during the most difficult time of their lives.   Not only has the facility provided warm beds for women and children facing homelessness for a myriad of reasons, but Gabriel’s Horn also provides a lifeline for those families to…

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Things To Do Thanksgiving Weekend

It happens every year! After Black Friday, Thanksgiving Weekend is Family Time. And, there are several local Holiday Events that celebrate the Beginning of the Holidays. These are traditional Holiday events that create long time memories that are passed down from generation to generation. Check out these events and click for more information!  Upcoming Events…

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Downtown Valparaiso Shops Participate in Pink Friday

     Downtown Valparaiso will be participating in the third annual, nationwide, Pink Friday small business shopping experience, on Friday, November 17th, 2023.      Created by The Boutique Hub, Pink Friday is a small business spin on the traditional Black Friday shopping experience, reminding consumers to #shopsmallfirst. Black Friday is the largest shopping day…

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Porter County Community Foundation Awards $99,393 to Community Organizations

 The Porter County Community Foundation recently awarded $99,393 to 15 local nonprofit organizations as part of its bi-annual grants cycle for 2023. Grant recipients include: • Art Barn School of Art – $10,000 to support a fire and security system and improve accessibility • Call-A-Ride – $6,000 to support operating two vans in Hebron and…

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Celebrate The Holidays With Valparaiso University

Valparaiso University is thrilled to invite students, faculty, staff, and visitors to join us for another year of celebrating the joys of the season. For ticket information on all Valpo performances, click here.  Vienna Boys Choir, Sunday, Nov. 26, 4 p.m. Chapel of the Resurrection The Vienna Boys Choir is bringing the beauty of Austrian…

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Decorated Halloween Homes

2023 Homes are in Red, We Will Be Updating as Halloween Gets Closer CHESTERTON:   Haunted Backyard Trail, 2023 1613 union Ave., Fri, Sat and Sun Only, Animatronics, Watch for lights and listen for screams. Clown tent, haunted house, corn maze, strobe lights in fog machines are used. Facebook  CEDAR LAKE: 12601 Fairbanks St., 2022 CROWN…

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Valpo Utilities Board Names Two New Members

      Jeff Lamb and Rod Gayda have been named to the Valparaiso Utilities Board, announced Valparaiso Mayor Matt Murphy. “We’re so pleased to have Rod Gayda and Jeff Lamb join this important board for the City. Their leadership and business experience as well as long-term commitment to the community make them both excellent…

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Hundreds of Crafters Ready for the Valpo Holidaze Craft Show

     More than 200 unique and eclectic artisans are slated to showcase their wares at the upcoming Valpo Holidaze Craft & Vendor Show – one of the largest and most fun crafts shows in the region. The event has expanded this year to include three buildings at the Porter County Expo Center due to…

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Valparaiso Creative Council To Construct Sculpture at Skate Park

     Valparaiso Creative Council (@valpocreates) is a non-profit organization comprised of community leaders entrusted with developing the Creative District for Valparaiso, IN. They are building this vision through art events, initiatives, public projects, and supporting local artists in ALL mediums, even sculpture!      They work closely with the city, yet operate independently and…

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New Art Walk Installed at Cumberland Crossing In Valparaiso

     17 pieces selected by the City’s Volunteer Art Advisory Committee for the New Art Walk at Cumberland Crossing. Using steel like that manufactured throughout Northwest Indiana, these new pieces are metal sculptures built by Greg and Alex Mendez of Decatur, Indiana. The Exhibit is located at the corner of Cumberland Drive and Vale…

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