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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Prepares for Homecoming

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Wheeler Volunteers

In Valparaiso, the Popcorn Fest is a tradition. People from all throughout the community come together to celebrate. Community organizations, school sports, clubs, and many others march in the parade down Lincoln Way. People young and old run in the Popcorn Panic and enjoy themselves at the festival to follow.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Donna & Jim Henry


Dona and Jim Henry are a passionate couple who are eager about their love of volunteering and the theater. They want to tell their story in hopes to spread their mission.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 21 - September 23, 2018

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What a very lively weekend; we have with something for everyone to enjoy! Looking across Northwest Indiana, we have the classic Steve Miller Band at the PAV, delicious Portage BrewFest & Taco Test, colorful Dunes Arts Foundation Hosts Plein Air Art Event and Public Art Sale, patriotic Valparaiso Varsity Football Celebrates Patriot Night and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 21st - 23rd!

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Michael J. Uzelac, D.D.S.

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The Region is lucky to have citizens doing so many great, innovative things for the area. In Valparaiso, one of those people is Dr. Michael Uzelac.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 14 - September 16, 2018

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Be it the lingering warmth of summer or incoming cool breeze of fall, the weather is just right to enjoy great events this weekend! Lets see what kinds of fun can be had this weekend, there is the exotic World Cultural Festival, healthy LifeWorks Family Fun Day, energetic Falling Waters 5K Classic Run/Walk, heartwarming Packathon, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 14th - 16th!

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Welcomes New Business, New Faces, and a New School Year

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Teacher Appreciation

While there were many new students that have decided to attend East Porter County schools, there are also several new teachers that have joined. Katie Goldbranson, an eager teacher that is elated to begin her career at Kouts, is one amongst the many that have migrated to the small town.

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Judy Kukelka

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Being in the business field is not only about studying and being passionate about companies, it is also about creating relationships with people in order to become successful and well-qualified. Judy Kukelka of Valparaiso has grown passionate about creating relationships within the Northwest Indiana community through her new job at StoryPoint Senior Living, and has become very successful and inspiring to the surrounding communities.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 7 - September 9, 2018

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Fall time is still fun time! Where to begin, this weekend has several fun things to do like the popping Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, stylish Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Friday Night Fever, tasteful Wine Down Summer, watery Dunebrook's 5th Annual Dragon Boat Races and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 7th - 9th!

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Helps Out Around Valpo

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Keep Calm and Pedal On: Valparaiso Night Bike Ride

Ready? Set. Pedal! This past Saturday, August 25th, the Valparaiso Parks Department held their 8th annual Valpo Night Ride. The Valparaiso Parks Department had an overwhelming amount of help from volunteers affiliated with the Washington Township Key Club. People of all ages came to take part in the community bike ride on Saturday. Whether the riders were wobbly toddlers on tricycles, teenagers hanging out after a week back at school, a dynamic duo on a tandem, or experienced cyclists, everyone who participated in this event had a wheelie good time.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Bob Kasarda

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Kasarda poses above with a rescued pig which now leads a happy life at a farm sanctuary.

Bob Kasarda, a reporter for The Times of Northwest Indiana, has made giving back to the community in one shape or form part of his everday life. Through his work as a Times reporter, a dog behaviorist and social media/publication person at Lakeshore PAWS, and an activist for all, Kasarda has dedicated his career and life to helping those in need.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 31 - September 2, 2018

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Need something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? There is great fun to be had with events like the colorful Artist Reception for Josh Christian, exciting Portage Live: City's 50th Birthday, relaxing Sunset Sounds with Steve and Mary E., delicious Taste of Duneland featuring the European Market and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 31st - September 2nd!

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