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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: Making Memories in the Community


Bill and Joan Harnden met each for the first time at a donut shop in Chicago called Stan’s Donuts. A year later, Bill dropped to one knee and proposed, creating a beautiful, fun memory among the glazed donuts and brewed coffee.

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An Albert’s Wedding Couple One Year Later: A Love 10 Years in the Making


Erazema (Cookie) and Mark Czuba had been dating for 10 years before they got engaged in February 2015. A brief year later, they were married in a special "Say I Do" ceremony at Albert's Diamond Jewelers on Valentine's Day of 2016.

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Second Chance to Register for Girl Scouts in 2017

Girl-Scouts-logoGirl Scout troops in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. still have spots for girls who missed fall registration and would still like to join. Troops are available at most elementary schools for Daisy Girl Scouts (Kindergarten and 1st grade), Brownie Girl Scouts (2nd and 3rd grade) and Junior Girl Scouts (6-8 grade). Middle school girls can join Cadette troops. 9th and 10th Senior troops or 11th and 12th grade Ambassador troops have room for more interested girls.

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Lakeshore Paws and Vale Park Animal Hospital Start New Fur-ever Rescue Program


There is an endless need for animal support when it comes to rescue and adoptions. Fortunately, there is also an endless amount of love, care, and giving for the animals taken in by the Northwest Indiana rescue centers and animal hospitals.

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Oak Partners, Inc. Provides Clients, Families a Fun Evening at Central Park Plaza Ice Rink


On Wednesday, Oak Partners, Inc continued to build their presence in Valparaiso by inviting clients and their families to the new Central Park Plaza Ice Rink in downtown Valparaiso for an evening of skating. Oak Partners expected around 160 clients and family members to attend the event for which they rented out the facility and ice rink for the entire evening.

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Jacob’s Ladder: Making a Difference for One Region Family

Jacobs-Ladder-Making-a-Difference-for-One-Region-Family-2017 In the fall, Beth Johnson, from Lakeside Wealth Management, had the chance to tour Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation in Chesterton with the Lakeside team. That visit peaked her interest and ultimately led to her signing her son Andrew up for speech therapy, just one of the many areas in which Jacob’s Ladder works with children.

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Frontline Foundations Hosts Free Family Group Support for Addiction

Frontline-FoundationsFor family members or loved ones struggling with addiction, Frontline Foundations, Inc. begins a free program this month for La Porte County residents. Family Matters Group Support will begin Tuesday, January 24th.

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A Tradition of Love: Saying “I Do” at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers


One was a truck driver stationed in California, the other, a driver stationed in Indiana. Miles and miles stretched between them, but this Valentine’s Day, their routes are merging together at Albert’s Diamond Jewelers store.

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Vale Park Animal Hospital Extends Hours for Their Clients, Both Four and Two-Legged


Vale Park Animal Hospital strives to make each and every visit a great experience, and I am talking about their furry friends and their two-legged clients.

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Have Some Fun this Weekend at JAK’s Warehouse

rot2Do you have an extra day this weekend to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr Day? Then, why not head to JAK’s Warehouse? We will be open on Monday during the holiday, at 10 a.m. instead of the normal week-day hours.

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It’s Girl Scout Cookie Time

Girl-Scouts-logoGirl Scouts throughout Valparaiso and Porter County will be taking orders for Girl Scout cookies until January 18th. In addition to the popular Thin Mints, Trefoils, and Samoas, a new cookie this year is the S’More, a sandwich cookie that blends the graham cracker, marshmallow, and chocolate flavors of campfire S’Mores.

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