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New Attractions Make Zao Island a Year-Round Destination


With school in full swing and summer turning to fall, it is easy to feel as though the fun and games are over. At Zao Island, however, the fun is just getting started. Everything you love about the recreational center is still there, but renovations have also led to exciting new ways to enjoy Zao Island.

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Bare Naked Ladies Help Kick Off “Forever Valpo” Campaign at Valparaiso University


The Forever Valpo campaign of Valparaiso University was unveiled to the public on September 23rd. It was a celebration among students, administration, alumni, and rock band Bare Naked Ladies under the strobes of the Athletic Recreation Center.

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2016 Popcorn Festival Recap


The 38th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival is a wrap, and we were there to catch a bunch of action from the day. Word on the street is that everyone had a great time and while you were busy running in the races, walking in the parade, or just having a good time, we were out finding some cool stories and taking a bunch of photos from the day (and the week leading up).

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Blue Chip Casino is Your Destination for Gaming Excitement in September 2016

Blue-Chip-Casino-is-Your-Destination-for-Gaming-Excitement-in-September-2016Fall into fun at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, with a Hoosier Fight Club MMA event, Hairball's tribute to arena rock and gaming excitement.

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Garwood Orchards Continues Tradition of Entertaining La Porte County Community with 2016 Apple Fest


With school back in session, families have to plan what to do with their beautiful Northwest Indiana weekends. For some lucky people, they chose to visit Garwood Orchards in La Porte for their Apple Festival.

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Sauers Buick GMC's 12th Annual Car Show and Family Fun Festival Benefits the Salvation Army


For years, the Sauers Buick GMC parking lot in La Porte, has been transformed into a sea of vintage and classic cars for the Annual Car Show. On September 10, for the second year in a row, the dealership has partnered with The Salvation Army.

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Avalon Springs Health Campus Takes Residents on a Special Trip to Notre Dame

avalon-springs-hc-notre-dame-2016-1This summer, 13 of the 15 North Indiana Trilogy campuses came together to give residents a special experience with an overnight retreat to Notre Dame University! Avalon Springs Health Campus, an affiliate of Trilogy Health Services, brought along four residents and five staff members on the trip.

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The 2016 Cutest Baby Contest Showcases Valpo's Cutest Citizens


During the week of Valparaiso’s annual Popcorn Festival, the smallest competition in town takes place at the Urschel E. Pavilion - the Cutest Baby Contest. Nearly one-hundred babies were entered this year in the contest, but only six boys and girls made it to the finals, which took place on Wednesday night. The cutely-clad children made their way through the crowd and up to the stage to determine the two winners - one boy and who girl - who would be crowned the Cutest Baby.

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2016 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Guide


For one day each year, the city of Valparaiso basically shuts down in the name of "popcorn". This year will be no different as the 38th Annual Popcorn Festival is making its way to town on Saturday, September 10, 2016.

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Sand Creek Country Club Closes Out Summer with Annual Labor Day Party


Labor Day signifies the end of summer for many, but for Sand Creek Country Club it was a way to throw one last end-of-the-season party. On Sunday evening, Sand Creek’s members came together on their “backyard” to enjoy one of the last warm nights of the year with food, bounce houses, a putt-putt contest, tons of games, fireworks and plenty more fun activities for all ages.

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Opportunity Enterprises, VU Graduate School, Valpo Parks Team Up for Block Party


Since the opening of Central Park Plaza, hundreds of events have brought the community closer together. Thursday night, Opportunity Enterprises, the Valparaiso University Graduate School, and the Valparaiso Parks Department teamed up to create another great chance for Valparaiso to have some fun.

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