I just need to say, "Thank you." My little boy has been playing football since the age of 5 - when his little neck muscles could barely hold his head up wearing a helmet. Over the years, he has been through many changes, growing and becoming the person he is today. I am overwhelmed with the options he faces, never knowing how hard it might be to have so much available for his future. As hard as I tried over the 17 years of his life, nothing has impacted him more positively than his football family.
My name is Ric Frataccia. I live in Fishers, Indiana with my wife, Luba, and our two boys, Aidan (11) and Ryder (6). I am the oldest of Dr. E. Ric Frataccia and Mrs. Kaye Frataccia’s two sons.
During Doc’s time as Assistant Superintendent and later Superintendent at Portage Township Schools I had the pleasure to work with him as both a member of the community and later as school attorney. He was an inspirational, once in a generation leader. I have never met a more competent person in education. However, what inspired you most about him was his passion for children and their learning. It drove everything he did – everything. It was why he woke up in the morning. It was his why.
Those who have stopped by Blackbird Café in downtown Valparaiso in the early hours of the morning may have met Greg Gavagan, a 68-year-old retiree who frequently stops by Blackbird with a flag in his hand and a story to share.
History eventually repeats itself, in a way. The problem is, often too much time passes waiting for good stuff to happen again.
With snow everywhere to be found then it is time for some winter fun to be had! Stay warm and enjoy some great events this weekend like the exhilarating First Skate at Central Park Plaza's Ice Rink to Benefit the Valpo Parks Foundation, tasty La Pour Brew & Wine Fest at La Porte Civic Auditorium, colorful Opportunity Enterprise's ARTability 2018 at Valparaiso University, classic "The Sound of Music" at Chesterton High School, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for November 16th - 18th!
Now almost 10 years ago we started this crazy mission, and the cliff notes version has been a story made up of one part innovation, two parts madness, three doses of perseverance, and a relentless response to the question of what good news do you have to share.
Tammy Rose is ready to serve and cater to your needs. What spent years as merely an idea is now ready and out on the table. Rose owns Cozy Catering, which takes pride in homemade and healthy ingredients.
Here are some great ways to enjoy fall this weekend so stay warm and have some fun! There is memorable fun to be had the weekend like the wonderful Snowfest Arts & Crafts Show at Boone Grove High School, heartwarming Lakeshore Paws: Pets for Vets, challenging Rittenhouse Village Presents Vera Bradley Bingo, musical La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Concert, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for November 9th - 11th!
As a professional harpist of Valparaiso, Jamie Haney shows that when you chase your passion, anything is possible.