“We have over fifty clients joining us today,” said Crystal DeHaven, Oak Partners’ Director of Client Experience. “This is our 8th Annual Garden Walk. Basically, it’s just about inviting our clients to come and hang out with us and do something they enjoy. We invite them to bring guests so it’s kind of an informal introduction as well.”
A number of area homeowners are scratching their heads over their blue spruce trees. According to Lyndsay Ploehn, Agriculture and Natural Resources Associate for Purdue Extension – Porter County, people are calling to ask why their trees are losing needles or branches are turning brown.
Volunteer spots at the 14th Valpo Triathlon on July 16 is available in many areas: finish line, food tent, transition area, bike or run course assistance and registration. On race day, volunteers will get a volunteer shirt, coffee and donuts, as well as access to the food tent after the race. To volunteer online, individuals can go to www.valpotri.net and click on the “Volunteer” tab.
Summer Skates roll into Central Park Plaza this Monday as the Valpo Parks and the Valpo Family YMCA bring roller skating to the William E. Urschel Pavilion. "We had a great response with ice skating this winter," said Valpo Parks Director John Seibert. "We wanted to offer a similar experience this summer - with roller skating. We are glad to partner with the YMCA to take the popular Valpo Skates outdoors and bring it downtown."
As I step foot onto Camp Lawrence, I was welcomed with warm smiles. It was the morning of Thursday, June 8, otherwise known as the beginning of the Chasing Dreams Dream Summer Camp, and one could just sense the excitement in the air. The Dream Summer camp is a camp for kids with special needs from the ages of 5-22.
Renovation of Tower Park is getting another significant boost with a lead gift from the Samardzija family to renovate the baseball/softball field in the park at Franklin Street and Evans Avenue. The Valparaiso Parks Department and the Valparaiso Parks Foundation gratefully announce this gift as the latest in a series of public private partnerships that will be announced in the coming weeks.
Valparaiso Parks has made an exciting announcement concerning the future of Valpo's Tower Park baseball field.
The City of Whiting is excited to welcome Rivich Antiques & Enterprises to Whiting Lakefront Park, who will be holding their auction ‘The Vintage Board of Trade’ on Thursday, June 2nd at 6 p.m in the park pavilion. The auction will feature 300 lots of vintage Chicago design pieces including old advertising, jewelry, home decor, mid century furniture, art, and even garden items.
The Valpo Parks is ready for summer and registration for its Discovery Day Camp is now open. The first week of summer camp, which is held at the 122-acre Rogers-Lakewood Park, begins June 6. Ten weeks of day camps are available for boys and girls, preschool thru eighth grade; campers are divided into age-appropriate groups.
The Valpo Parks invites community members to celebrate National Bike to Work Week by pedaling to work during the week of May 16-20. The Valpo Parks encourages residents to show their support of the national event by posting their ride-to-work photos, mileage and bike-friendly businesses on the Facebook page for “Valpo Parks.”