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Partners Celebrate East Branch of the Little Calumet River Opening

Save-the-Dunes-LogoThe East Branch of the Little Calumet River is one of Northwest Indiana’s invaluable natural resources, providing habitat for aquatic wildlife and picturesque views for hikers on nearby trails. Save the Dunes, Shirley Heinze Land Trust, the National Park Service, Student Conservation Association, and the Northwest Indiana Paddling Association are working to restore habitat and improve access along the river corridor.

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Indiana's Newest Stinky Invader


Ever wonder why you’ve been seeing so many of these unfamiliar creepy crawlies in the house lately and what on Earth they are? Crawling all over the walls and ceilings and seemingly everywhere lately, they can be quite a nuisance; and if you think your house is bad, one house was once found to have over 26,000 of the bugs overwintering in it according to the Journal of Entomological Science.

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Mayor David Uran Visits with Crown Point Residents during 2017 "Meet the Mayor" Event


On Wednesday morning, residents of the Crown Point community were invited to Main Street Cafe to meet with Mayor David Uran and share their concerns and questions about the city. This event, which is hosted monthly at different locations, gives residents a chance to connect directly with the mayor and his department heads, and have their concerns addressed.

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Ford of Valpo Participates in Sapper 6 Run to Honor Fallen Soldiers


In every community, there are people and businesses that pull together to support worthy causes. In Valparaiso, one of those businesses is Ford of Valpo and their amazing staff who often take time from their days to support local causes.

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Valpo Parks' Ogden Gardens Uplit for the First Time


Ogden Gardens celebrated the addition of new lighting on Monday evening with friends and community members alike. Since 1958, Ogden Gardens has stunned its visitors. With its beautiful flowers, trees, gazebo, and Japanese Garden, viewers are continually rendered speechless by the gifts that this garden has to offer. The lighting was not only a celebration of Ogden Gardens history, but also a symbol for peace and safety within the community.

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Holladay Properties Builds Bridges in Community on Day of Caring


When it comes to supporting the communities you work and live in, Holladay Properties takes this responsibility very seriously, and this was on full display last month as the crew at Holladay took part in the United Way of Porter County’s Day of Caring.

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If Valpo Could Give One Thousand Dollars To One Nonprofit It Would Be...


Thursday night, we asked Valparaiso residents on our ValpoLife Facebook page what nonprofit in the area they would give to if they suddenly had a thousand dollars to donate as they wished. Something must have been in the air on Thursday evening, because the response from our audience was astounding. Within an hour the comments started piling up, and within a few short hours, they were coming in a mile a minute with suggestions for charitable organizations, topping out at 287 comments by early Friday morning with almost 15 thousand views.

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Candace’s Region Rotary Round-Up


Rotary is a global network of 1.2 million neighbors, friends, leaders, and problem solvers who come together to make positive, lasting change in communities at home and abroad. Over the years, Rotarians have taken on global causes ranging from literacy and peace to water and health, but most often, it is the work done locally that has the greatest impact on you, the community members reading this article.

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Albert's Diamond Jewelers Raises Awareness and Over $240K for Multiple Sclerosis at the 14th Annual MS Auction

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The W. F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Indiana Welcome Center was filled with warmth and enthusiasm as hundreds of people filled the room Sunday afternoon for the 14th Annual Albert’s MS Auction which saw over $240,000 raised. 

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Cancer Resource Centre, Community Healthcare System hold 14th Annual Unite & Fight Cancer Walk & 5K


Over 1,000 participants ran and walked through the streets of Munster in honor of cancer survivors and victims at the Community Healthcare System’s 14th annual Unite & Fight Cancer 5k.

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Culver's of Valparaiso Welcomes 4-H Members, Local Farmers to "Thank a Farmer Day"


George, Speckles and Quinn stole the show at Culver’s of Valparaiso Sunday, enjoying a day of affectionate new friends. The two rabbits and sheepdog were out front of the restaurant as a part of a special day, celebrating agricultural pride and supporting the millions of Americans who keep food on the nation’s tables.

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