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Valpo Parks Discovery Cottage Offers Enrichment Programs for Preschoolers


Valpo-Parks-Discovery-Cottage-Offers-Enrichment-Programs-for-PreschoolersThe new 2016-2017 class catalogue for Valpo Parks Discovery Cottage is now available online at valpoparks.org. Discovery Cottage hosts enrichment programs for preschool children ages 1-5 years old.

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Life Care Center of the Willows Hosts Competition to Celebrate 2016 Olympic Games

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Life Care Center of the Willows is certainly no stranger to hosting events that help entertain and engage the residents who live there. This week was no exception with a daily agenda of fun and exciting games to engage residents and to celebrate the Olympics.

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Kids Ride Free on the South Shore Line


South-Shore-Kids-Ride-Free-2016Earlier this year, the South Shore Line (SSL) expanded its Kids Ride Free program. This program expansion is part of the SSL’s ongoing effort to provide affordable and convenient transportation to and from South Bend, Northwest Indiana and Chicago.

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Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Holds First Annual Corn Roast

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The William Urschel Pavilion was the home of the First Annual Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Corn Roast. The celebration was held on the evening of Friday, August 5, and the Pavilion was quickly filled with positive energy and good food.

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3 Ambassador Girl Scouts Earn Gold Award

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Three best friends from Valparaiso recently earned Girl Scouting’s highest achievement….The Gold Award. All 2016 graduates from Valparaiso High School, Carissa Steele, Shelby Hoyert, and Breanna Horn are members of Ambassador Girl Scout Troop 509 under the leadership of adults Sue Reinhold and Linda Horn. The Gold Award is earned by those young women who have completed the stringent requirements leading up to a major community service project. Quoting from the Girl Scouts USA guidelines for earning the Gold Award, “80 hours is the suggested minimum hours for these steps: identifying an issue, investigating it thoroughly, getting help and building a team, creating a plan, presenting your plan, gathering feedback, taking action, and educating and inspiring others.” Working with these guidelines each of...

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VGo Robot Helping to Extend Reach of Care for Jacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation


VGo-Robot-Helping-to-Extend-Reach-of-Care-for-Jacobs-Ladder-Pediatric-RehabilitationJacob’s Ladder Pediatric Rehabilitation is extending their reach of care with their new VGo robot technology that they received as part of a generous donation by the Starlight Children’s Foundation.

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McAfee Animal Hospital Provides Excellent Emergency Care for Your Furry Buddy

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You can’t trust just anyone with the care of your fur-baby. I knew this when I got my own little golden puppy four years ago, but it never fully sank in until last Thursday, when my dog, Cider, needed emergency care. Thankfully, the staff at McAfee Animal Hospital were there to take care of her.

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Valparaiso Area Girl Scouts Hold "Camps-A-Cooking" Summer Camp


Valparaiso-Area-Girl-Scouts-Camps-a-Cooking-Collage-2016”Camps-a-Cooking” was the theme for the recent Girl Scout Day Camp at Camp Butternut Springs in rural Valparaiso. Over 110 Daisy, Brownie, Junior, and Cadette Girl Scouts from Valparaiso and surrounding communities spent a week learning how to cook their lunch over a campfire, as well as typical camp activities such as hiking, fishing, archery, canoeing, singing, crafts, and making new friends. Forty adult volunteers were also at camp during the week to help the girls have a safe and fun week.

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Duneland Family YMCA Happenings for Week of June 22, 2016


YMCA_SUMMER_DAY_CAMP_IS_BACK_IN_ACTION21-1---2016-06-09_16_32_08SPECIAL SUMMER CAMP SAVINGS! Now through July 15, save $45 for when you register your kids for Camp Shorwau, your kids will receive FREE swimming lessons while attending camp (a $20 value) and you’ll get an additional $25 off the program fee! Download your registration packet online at dunelandymca.org/youth-development/summer-camp or contact Sally Gabric at (219) 921 0183 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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Junior Girl Scouts Complete 2016 Bronze Award Project


Junior-Girl-Scouts-Complete-2016-Bronze-Award-ProjectTroop 30148, 4th and 5th grade Junior Girl Scouts from Parkview Elementary have spent this year working toward completion of the Bronze Award. One June 4th they earned their Bronze Award by cleaning upgrading Brownie Land at Girl Scout Camp Butternut Springs. Each girl spent more than 20 hours planning, securing supplies, and working on Brownie Land, including building custom benches for the area.

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Gary Railcats Tickets Available at McDonald's Family Sundays


gary-railcatsThe Gary SouthShore RailCats and the Northwest Indiana McDonald’s Owner/Operators have teamed up to bring special Sunday ticket vouchers on McDonald’s Family Sundays along with a special first pitch opportunity every Sunday.

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