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AAUW Helps Women Go to College through Wreath Sales

AAUW-Helps-Women-Go-to-College-through-Wreath-SalesHoliday wreaths made at a local farm from fresh scotch pine are helping women who are non-traditional students (over age 26) complete their education. Members of the Valparaiso Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) are taking orders for wreaths and swags until November 10. Proceeds will fund scholarships and other education programs. Wreaths are suitable for outdoor and indoor holiday decor, or for use on a loved one's grave. Swags (36 inches) are $20, and wreath prices are: 20 inch -$16, 24 inch -$21, 32 inch- $26, and 44 inch- $36, and all are trimmed with pinecones and bright red bows. Wreaths will be delivered the weekend before Thanksgiving (Nov. 22-24). To order, or for more information, call (219)462-9709, or contact any member.

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PNC, Library Presents Screening of “Wish I Was Here”

wishiwashereThe movie “Wish I Was Here” will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Michigan City Public Library, 100 E. Fourth St. in Michigan City, offered through a collaboration between Purdue University North Central's Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series and Michigan City Public Library. The showing is free and open to the public. The film is rated R for language and sexual content.

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Culver's of Valparaiso Donates Portion of Day's Sales to American Cancer Society

culvers-breastcancer-1Known for their delicious custard and monthly philanthropic events, the Valparaiso Culver's restaurant also does their part to support Breast Cancer Awareness.

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Martin Binder Jeweler Makes VHS Homecoming Even More Special

Martin-Binder-VHS-Bracelets 1Two weeks ago, I had the incredible privilege of being a part of Valparaiso High School's Homecoming Court. The court experience made an already thrilling week even more special, and I was blessed to have spent it with five of VHS's brightest and most beloved senior girls: Kathryn Bower, Caroline Dykes, Meghan Gallagher, Julia Manion, and Olivia Rausei. These girls are involved in everything from football management to student council, and it was so fun to get a glimpse into their lives and see all the different things one may involve them self in during their time at VHS, all while being a good friend and respected by their peers.

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Thomas Jefferson Middle School Mural: "Diversity and Strength as a Global Community"

Diversity-and-Strength-as-a-Global-CommunitySeveral Thomas Jefferson Middle School 8th grade students led by German teacher Kandel Baxter and Language Arts teacher Michelle Coberg created an artistic mural themed Connecting Countries & Cultures for a national mural contest through People to People. The Mural is titled "Diversity and Strength as a Global Community."​

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Valparaiso Police Add 7 New All Wheel Drive Vehicles to Fleet

Valpo-Police-Preparing-for-Winter-Months-01The Valparaiso Police Department recently added seven new Ford Explorers to their fleet of police vehicles. The new addition of all wheel drive vehicles (4x4) brings the total number of four wheel drive vehicles or all wheel drive vehicles to twenty in their police fleet.

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Thomas Jefferson Spell Bowl Wins at Willowcreek Invitational

2014-Spell-Bowl-WillowcreekThe Thomas Jefferson Middle School Spell Bowl team continued its winning ways Wednesday evening with a win at the Willowcreek Invitational. Team members spelled 67 out of 72 words correctly to bring home the blue rosettes.

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