Category Archives: Valparaiso

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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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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St. Iakovos Greek Festival Cancelled

      After much discussion and consideration, the decision has been made to cancel this year’s St. Iakovos Greek Festival that was to be held in September at the Porter County Expo Center.  The decision was made out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health of those that attend the Festival…

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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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VU Organist Announced

Valparaiso University announces Sunghee Kim, D.M., has been named University organist in addition to assistant professor of church music and organ. Kim has served as visiting assistant professor of music and interim University organist at Valparaiso University for the past three years. In her role as organist, Kim will be responsible for planning worship services,…

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Indiana Sponsored Test Site Moves To Portage From Valparaiso

Effective on Monday, August 3rd, the Indiana State Department of Health Optum Testing site moved to 3564 Scottsdale Street In Portage. (The former home of North Shore Health Clinic). The last day of testing at the National Guard Armory in Valparaiso was Friday, July 31st.  OptumServe Health Services has provided 20 COVID-19 sites across the…

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