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Valparaiso Police Department Fireworks Safety Tips for 4th of July 2015

valpopoliceThe Valparaiso Police Department is reminding individuals to think safety during the July 4th Holiday Weekend. The July 4th weekend has typically involved alcoholic beverages during weekend celebrations. Additional officers will be on patrol during the holiday weekend searching for impaired drivers. If you are going to consume alcoholic beverage plan ahead, be responsible and don’t drink and drive.

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The Gary Air Show is Back! Here's All You Need to Know!

GaryAirShowLogoFor the past two years, NWI residents had to miss out on the exciting, high flying entertainment that came from the Gary Air Show. However, after much anticipation the Gary Airshow is back and promises to be bigger and better than ever before.

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Police to Enforce Fireworks Ordinance During 4th of July 2015


valpopoliceThe City of Valparaiso has a fireworks ordinance that will be enforced during the upcoming July 4th weekend.

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Solarize Valparaiso Extends Contract Deadline to July 31, 2015

rot7A partnership among the Northwest Indiana Regional Planning Council, the City of Valparaiso, the Porter County Career and Tech Center, and Ivy Tech has resulted in the following exciting cost savings for residents interested in alternative energy generation:

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Compost in Porter County Makes the Grade

Compost-pilesPorter County residents who take advantage of compost from two public compost sites for their gardens are taking home quality material, as reported by A&L Great Lakes Laboratories, Inc., a third party company hired by the Recycling & Waste Reduction District of Porter County to analyze the compost.

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Perma-Green Offers Mosquito and Other Outdoor Pest Control

filler1With the heavy rains that have come through the region, there are lots of pockets of standing water dotting the area, and pretty much everything is wet. It’s a perfect place for mosquitoes to breed. Not only are they annoying, but mosquitoes also pose health risks to humans and animals.

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Finding Gary: An Interview with Jerry Davich on his Latest Book Lost Gary

.LostGaryJerry Davich, writer, columnist, radio host and author of his latest book "Lost Gary: Rusted Landmarks of the Steel City" originally had little interest in the city of Gary, the city he grew up in. The city was crumbling, the buildings abandoned relics of a bygone era and its populace, an aging group of individuals whose best memories of the one-time “wonder city” are long gone.

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