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Top 10 Entertainment Articles on ValpoLife in 2018


We published several hundred entertainment stories to the ValpoLife.com entertainment section this year. Stories on great local theatres to restaurants and more in Valparaiso were fair game for good news.

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The Into the Spider-Verse Movie Finishes off Marvel's Year of Spectacular Films


Rating: 9/10


In our current reality, Peter Parker is still our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Still shooting webs, swinging from buildings and protecting us from evil villains. At the same time, however, the villain Kingpin has acquired a machine that can combine parallel universes with our own. This results in a new Spider-Man emerging in the form of young high schooler named Miles Morales. Although different, Spider-Men from numerous “Spider-Verses” must now join together to defeat Kingpin and get back to their respective dimensions.

What Worked:

To begin, Into the Spider-Verse may be the best visually appealing animated movie I have ever seen. The movie’s style is a combination of realism and video game...

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Albert's Diamond Jewelers Treat the Guys to "Men's Night"


Following a great “Ladies’ Night” last week, it was the guys’ turn Thursday night for Albert’s Diamond Jewelers’ annual “Men’s Night.” From free massages, whiskey tastings, to casino tables, it was a night the guys won’t soon forget!

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IIMM Presents the 7th Annual Good Life Awards


Proving once again that there is certainly no shortage of good news in Northwest Indiana, Ideas In Motion Media was thrilled to present their 7th annual Good Life Awards event, honoring those individuals and non-profit organizations who work tirelessly year-round to make the Northwest Indiana region a better place in which to work, play, and live.

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VNA of Northwest Indiana Honors Loved Ones with Trees of Remembrance

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On Tuesday evening, friends and families united at the Christ Lutheran Church in Valparaiso for the VNA of Northwest Indiana’s annual Tree of Remembrance Ceremony. The tradition is a way to honor passed loved ones during the holiday season.

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A Michigan City Favorite Has Returned: The 2018 Snowflake Parade

A Michigan City favorite has returned! Hundreds of people filled the street waiting to see Old Saint Nick to make his way down Franklin in the Snowflake Parade. Attendees were in for a fun-filled night to celebrate ‘the most wonderful time of the year!'

“It’s an old tradition here in Michigan City for the Santa Claus and Santa’s house which is a replica of the old one from the 60’s and 70’s,” said Fire Chief Randy Novak, of Michigan City Fire Department. “We brought it back and we’re trying to make it as authentic as we can.”

2019SNOWFLAKEPARADE2The parade was originally scheduled for last week, December 1st. Due to unfavorable weather conditions, it was rescheduled for December 8th. Today’s...

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Albert's Diamond Jewelers Kicked Off the Holiday Season with Their 16th Annual "Ladies Night"

Thursday evening Albert’s Diamond Jewelers in Schererville hosted their 16th annual Ladies Night event. The tradition started when they first initially moved to their Schererville location nearly 17 years ago, and it has been a hit ever since. In fact, attendees were so eager to get the night started, that the line lined around the entire store, well before the event’s official kick off at 5:00pm.

Albert’s Marketing Coordinator and Social Media Specialist, Christine Martinez, said it’s a great way for local ladies to get together and kick off the holiday season.

Screen Shot 2018-12-06 at 9.01.31 PM“We invite all our customers to come out and enjoy a fun party that we put together for them," Martinez...

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Oak Partners Celebrates Clients at Annual Holiday Client Advocacy Dinner

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For a financial advising firm such as Oak Partners, few things are as moving as receiving the total trust of their clients. On Thursday December 6, Oak Partners celebrated the trusted bond they share with their clients, by hosting them at Gamba Ristorante in Merrillville, for their annual Client Advocacy Night. The event honored clients who referred family, friends, and colleagues to Oak Partners throughout the year.

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Dining Specials Offered at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa this December

Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017 Celebrate Christmas on Tuesday, December 25, with a lavish Christmas buffet at Options. The Christmas Buffet, for $26.99 plus tax, is served from 11 am - 8 pm and features traditional Christmas favorites, including sage-rubbed turkey with cranberry glaze, cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, maple-glazed ham, New York strip steaks, crab legs and more. Add one lb. crab legs for just $9.99.

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2018 Valparaiso University Annual Tree Lighting


“This tree is a reminder of hope that something wonderful is coming,” Valparaiso University President Mark Heckler said as the community awaited the annual Christmas Tree Lighting on Tuesday night.

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December at Blue Chip: Christmas Buffet, Live Music, Spa Specials and More

Blue-Chip-Gaming-September-2017 Spend the holidays at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, and enjoy a lavish Christmas buffet, live music, spa blu specials and New Year’s eve festivities.

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