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Julia’s Slice of Life: Tips and Tricks for Decluttering Your Home

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It’s officially spring now, the time of year when we all begin to think about spring cleaning. Those two words will either make you clap or cringe, but the truth is, home organization has become a trend in recent years. With resources like Pinterest and the wildly popular book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, more and more people are choosing to simplify and rid their spaces of stuff.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Mary Olsen

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Mary Olsen, a Pilates instructor at Pumps Fitness in Valparaiso, is helping the community stay healthy and strong. She even is helping some small friends that will be buzzing around our flower beds come spring.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 24 - 26, 2017

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Though it may not feel like it, Spring is here and we have a list of some fun season themed events this weekend. In Portage there is the Spring Fashion Show and Dessert Bar and in Michigan City, there is the Spring garden show to pep you up for the Spring cleaning duties.  There's these and more fun events in this week's 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: Fantastic February Recap at Kouts, Making Way for a Magnificent March

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Spectacular Students:
While Kouts is filled with amazing athletes that deserve credit for all their amazing dedication, some specific individuals deserve recognition.

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Julia’s Slice of Life: Make St. Patrick's Day a Family Affair

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St. Patrick’s Day is a happy holiday, known for its parades and green rivers and friends cheers-ing with mugs of green beer. While the latter gets much of the attention in our culture, St. Patrick’s Day is also a fun day for families. I talked with some local moms about ways in which they make the Irish holiday a family affair.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Helene Pierce

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The phone rings at the Valpo parks Department. The voice that answers is the familiar, happy, and excited voice you hear each time you phone the department. It is the same voice who answers questions about youth sport registration while shopping at Target. And, it is the same voice laughing and congratulating her fellow racers after another 5k race.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 17-19, 2017

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We're at the middle of the month for March and luckily for everyone, St. Patrick's day is on a Friday this year! A big event not to miss is the Crown Point St. Patrick's Day parade. If you're not feeling green, there are plenty of other great concerts, brew fests, and other fun events in our 10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: Boone Grove Marches On

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Teacher Spotlight: Edward Ivanyo
Mr. Ivanyo is always somewhere in the Boone Grove halls, he's always watching over the students, like a noble knight. But, do we acknowledge him as much as we should?

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Introducing Julia Perla Huisman’s “Julia’s Slice of Life”

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I never was able to “escape” Northwest Indiana, no matter how hard I tried.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Kris Shultz

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The pack is composed of a group of tough survivors. They have been through a lot, have been afraid, feared, and now are living in happiness on the three-parcel land area in Westville with their leader, Kris Shultz. There are two blind pups, a skinny greyhound with a bad leg, an Egyptian rescue with the translated name of Mercy, and a house of feral cats who lodge in the backyard. These four-legged animals are the “undesirables” as some may say, but, for Shultz and her husband, they are family.

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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: March 10-12, 2017

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We're into the second week of March and we can all feel spring tip toeing in. We're almost out of the chill! To keep you warm until then take a look at our great events this week! 

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