Category Archives: Valparaiso

Olga’s Place Expands to Downtown Valparaiso

Olga’s Place is a mother daughter locally owned restaurant with two locations that started in Westville Indiana and recently opened a second location in the popular Downtown Valparaiso District. WESTVILLE LOCATION: 219-785-7100 454 W. Main Street, Wesville Don’t let the exterior fool you, once inside, you’ll feel like you’re in a fine dining restaurant! The…

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Hoosier Riverwatch Training by Shirley Heinze Trust

​Join Nicole Messacar, Education Coordinator with the LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District, for a free workshop where you will learn about water quality  and gain hands-on experience and skills to become a volunteer for Hoosier Riverwatch. By participating in Hoosier Riverwatch, citizens of Indiana can become active stewards of our water resources through watershed education,…

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VU Jazz Fest 2018

Valparaiso University will host the 2018 Jazz Fest April 2–6 with an array of exciting performances by talented artists, including local performers as well as The Tierney Sutton Band featuring Tierney Sutton, vocals, Don Braden, composer/arranger/tenor saxophone soloist, and The Bill Boris Trio. Featured Jazz Fest events: Local high school bands — Monday, April 2,…

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Valpo Chamber Hosts Memorial Opera House 125th Anniversary

The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce hosted an 125th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, February 15th. On stage was the backdrop of the Upcoming Production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Several  representatives from the local community, the chamber of commerce and the theatre community were present. As a special treat, there were two performances shown by…

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“Hurly Burly” is about the Excesses of the ’80s

Chicago Street Theatre’s intense production of “Hurly Burly” is a definite must-see. I’m not sure if David Rabe’s scathing indictment of Hollywood in the ‘80s is entirely accurate, but it is definitely disturbing. Karl Berner gives a tour de force performance in this amazing piece of theater! 3 ½ Spotlight Eddie (Berner) and Mickey (Andy…

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Hunchback of Notre Dame – Valpo

The Hunchback of Notre Dame musical begins as the bells of Notre Dame sound through the famed cathedral in fifteenth century Paris. Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer who longs to be “out there”, observes all of Paris reveling in the Feast of Fools. Held captive by his devious caretaker, the archdeacon Dom Claude Frollo, he escapes…

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Taltree Changes Name To Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

by Sue Baxter    The Board of Directors of Taltree Arboretum and Taltree’s Founders have reached an agreement to change the name of Taltree to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, named after founders Damien and Rita Gabis. The Taltree board and founders will donate the 300 plus acres to the university in exchange for Purdue…

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Hilltop Neighborhood House Announces Soup Day

Hilltop Neighborhood House is very excited to invite organizations to participate in celelbrating their 19th Annual “Heartwarming Soups and Hometown Entertainment” community dinner on February 27th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.      This dinner has become a “Signature” event for them. They hope to have 17 or more different restaurants to participate and donate…

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Local Organizations and Schools to Invited to Porter County’s Reuse Fair,

    Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction invites non-profit organizations and schools to register for its Earth Day Reuse Fair, scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 21, in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration at the Porter County Expo Center, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso.      The event aims to connect participants…

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Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Valpo compost site to open Saturdays for Christmas tree, electronics recycling Bring your live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Off-season hours begin Jan. 7 This site is…

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