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A New Chellberg Farm Family is Making the Farm Cool Again

New-Chellberg-Farm-Family-is-Making-the-Farm-Cool-Again-2017_01Years ago, Annette Hansen and her son stopped by the Chellberg Farm in Porter to see the animals. There were pigs to pet, cows to moo with, and chickens to peck and poke.

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Hammond's 2017 Summer Recreation Program

Hammond-Parks-2017Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation present: Summer Recreation 2017, a supervised program with Arts & Crafts, Sports and Games.

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City of Valparaiso's 4th of July Blast Celebration New Location


The July 4, 2017 celebration will be located on the Cumberland Loop located at Vale Park Road and Valparaiso Street. Thanks to a partnership with the Urschel’s, the property within the loop will be the launching area for the fireworks display. It will also host the stage for musical entertainment and provide a seating area for guests. Vale Park Road will be closed from Valparaiso Street to Cumberland Drive and will be the site for food trucks, concessions, porta-potties, and other guest services.

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Valparaiso’s Bike to Work Week May 15-19, 2017


The Valpo Parks and the Valparaiso Pathways Committee invites community members to celebrate National Bike to Work Week by pedaling to work during the week of May 15-19. 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 “Valparaiso Pathways.”

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Valpo Parks Honors the Friends and Legends of the Community

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Everyone is faced with obstacles in their life and career. One obstacle was faced on Thursday when the inclement rainy weather forced the annual Valpo Parks Foundation Awards Reception indoors. But what makes those people overcome those troubles, and continue to lead on, are the qualities found in those who are then named the Friends and Legends of Valparaiso.

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Valpo Parks Monday Shorts, May 1, 2017

Valpo-Parks-Monday-Shorts-2017A quick look at the week ahead...

Summer Youth Baseball: Registration deadline is Wednesday May 3 to sign up for Rookie (ages 7-8) and Summer Minors (ages 9-10) Baseball. Games begin June 3. Visit or call 219-462-5144 to register.

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Dunes Learning Center Receives $2,500 Environmental Grant from Patagonia

Military-Kids-to-CampIndiana Dunes National Lakeshore education partner, Dunes Learning Center, is proud to be the recipient of a $2,500 Patagonia Environmental Grant to engage youth through field-based stewardship and learning in their communities.

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Urschel Named Valpo Velocity’s Title Sponsor at Opening Ceremony


The surprise was unveiled at the Valpo Velocity Opening Ceremony on Wednesday: Urschel Laboratories Inc. is the secret title sponsor for the new bike share program. Yet, to offer their support for the innovative, fun program, Rick Urschel said that it was no surprise at all the company wanted to be part of another great initiative in Northwest Indiana.

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Porter County Parks & Recreation Announces Brincka Cross Land Acquisition

rot4Porter County Parks & Recreation is pleased to announce that on April 14, 2017, Porter County Park Board President Rich Hudson executed the closing documents to acquire 15 acres adjacent to Brincka Cross Gardens. The Parks are planning to add a much-needed parking lot on the property and maintain the rest for conservation and accessibility purposes.

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"Leaders Giving Back" Campaign to Renovate Tower Park

Valpo-Parks-Leaders-Giving-Back-Campaign-to-Renovate-Tower-ParkThis is YOUR park Valparaiso! You are invited to join an extraordinary list of notable athletes and community leaders who have come together to help renovate Tower Park for a next generation of kids, families and adults.

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Valpo Parks' Upcoming Projects and Partnerships Designed to Make Valparaiso More Fun


The Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation is a team of staff and volunteers who come together to achieve the same goals: sustaining the city’s high quality of life through recreational activities, both indoor and outdoor. This team is does not sit anyone the bench, but instead welcomes "athletes" of all ages and fitness levels to join in the fun of Valpo Parks.

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