You know what’s refreshing? Talking with someone who really loves her job, especially if that someone is a teacher. Cheryl Highlan has been teaching for 24 years. A Chesterton native, Highlan’s career started and bloomed in the Valparaiso school system, where it’s still going strong. Highlan currently teaches at Thomas Jefferson Middle School.
Time to enjoy summer in the area with a fun filled weekend! Try some ethnic Greek food at the Grecian Festival, watch a vintage baseball game featuring the Sunset Hills Colonels V. Chicago Salmon, enjoy the action of Northwest Indiana's roller derby league, or any of the many other choices this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 13th - 15th!
As the summer months approach, students are often impatiently waiting for their release from the education system, daydreaming about the boundless fun they are going to experience with their new freedom. Vacations, sleeping in, and pool parties are all the rage during those final months of the school year. Some students, however, have other activities in mind.
When I talked with Faith Graves, an incoming freshman at Valparaiso High School, I noticed right away that she was your regular teenage girl. She was born in Valparaiso and has lived in the small Northwest Indiana town her whole life. She spent her Thomas Jefferson Middle School years taking part in afterschool activities like Dance Club, 4-H, and track, and she has a family she loves, an older brother to look up to, and a best friend she adores.
The big summer holiday may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun ends! From the Portage and Valpo markets, to the opening of a new art exhibition, to nature activities for both adults and kids, there are plenty of exciting things to get you out and about this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 6th - 8th!
With Fourth of July right around the corner we've got some great summer activities to get you out and about this weekend! There's something for everyone including the Lightning Bug Music Festival, a couple of local theater productions, a tour of the Porter County Courthouse and downtown Valpo, and much more! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend!
Allison Hadley grew up in Hobart, and graduated from Hobart High School in 2012. Following high school, she received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications with a minor in Marketing through Purdue University Calumet in 2016.
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Now that school is officially out, summer is in full swing. Chesterton’s spring sports all finished strong, as well. The baseball team made it to semi-state, senior golfer Mitch Davis made it to state, the softball team beat out rival Valpo for the Sectional title, and girls track won the IHSAA sectional title. Also, boys volleyball won Regionals and many senior track boys medaled or won titles at state. On top of all of that, seniors Braden Corzan (track/football), Lucas Davison (wrestling), Jakob Kintzele (cross country/track), Austin Peterson (basketball/baseball), junior Eli Pokorney (wrestling), and sophomore Jake Wadding (basketball) were all named candidates for NWI Times’ Athlete of the Year award. Finally, Chesterton athletic...
Here in Valparaiso there are plenty of things to do!
Following a calling to help others better their health, Nathan Dolan pursued a career in healthcare administration. While that wasn’t always his initial career path, he shares that he’s learned useful lessons from all parts of his life that he can apply to his job today.
Summer is officially here this weekend and we've got some great summer activities from a strawberry festival, adventuring with dinosaurs in the new Jurassic Park, Naturepalooza, and much more! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend!