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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: John Norris

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John Norris takes a break from watching his son Gus, who will be 2 in September, to play by the pool on Memorial Day.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for June 1 - 3, 2018

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We're moving into June! Inconceivable! This warm-weather-weekend brings a whole host of fun things for you and the family to partake in including: Flashback Cinema featuring The Princess Bride, Plays, Fundraisers (with and without exercise involved), a cruise night, musical performances, donuts at the park, and much, much more! Check out our 10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Counts up the Final SCORE

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What's Happened:

On April 27th, the bearcats dressed to impressed. The 2018 Prom took place from 7 PM to 11 PM at Avalon Manor.

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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: Sarah Choate

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Sarah Choate, Assistant at the Montessori Academy of Valparaiso, loves that moment when the lightbulb goes off and one of her students finally grasps a concept or a subject. And for the past seven years, she has been using that desire to see all of her kids succeed in the classroom.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for May 25 - 27, 2018

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Believe it or not, Memorial Day is already upon us and June is just around the corner! With warm weather finally here to stay, this weekend is the perfect opportunity to get outside and enjoy the beautiful temperatures with the people you love! Take a look at all the awesome things happening this weekend, including markets, cruise nights, Star Wars, and more, with our 10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana! 

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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: Carlett Rennalls

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Carlett Rennalls was born in Jamaica and has made her mark on Northwest Indiana. She moved to Indiana in 1996. She has continuously helped others as a caregiver, assisting the elderly and the sick. She has been aiding others for more than 20 years and says she is proud to have built her life here.

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#1StudentNWI: News & Notes from Kouts

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Teacher Spotlight: Cindy Perkins

Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher Cindy Perkins spent nine years in advertising but wanted to find a more fulfilling career. Her own love of learning and reading led her to be a kindergarten teacher, where she could help students have a strong foundation in school from the very beginning. During her time as a stay-at-home mom, she honed her cooking and sewing skills, which sparked her interest in becoming a FACS teacher.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for May 18 - 20, 2018

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The weather is warm and the Region is heating up! This weekend features a whole slew of fun and worthwhile activities including charity events, free community dinners with the kids, popcorn with King T'Challa, dancing, and more! Need something to do this weekend? Look no further than our 10 Fun Things to do in NWI! 

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#1StudentNWI: Chesterton Wraps Up the Year

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What’s going on: Spring Play, Nationals

This past weekend, the Chesterton High School Theatre Dept. put on their performance of “The Somewhat True Tales of Robin Hood.” Opening night was Friday, April 20 and the show began at 7 pm. The auditorium was packed with young and old alike, ready to watch the show. There was a 7 pm performance on Saturday April 21 as well as a 2 pm matinee on Sunday April 22. The show was directed by instructional aide Dakota McCoy, assisted by student director senior Alexis Hoover, CMS math teacher Rob Yong with sound, and Kevin Murray on lighting. Attendees were treated to a delightful, dramatic, and humorous retelling of the Robin Hood story, full of physical comedy as well as a creative telling of a beloved classic.

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A Valpo Life In the Spotlight: Scott Holmen

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As the new Exalted Ruler of Valparaiso’s Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge #500, Scott Holmen has his work cut out for him. Thankfully, he loves Valpo, golf, and helping people, so he seems to be a good man for the job.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI for May 11 - 13, 2018

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Mother's Day weekend is here and as we celebrate all the mothers and grandmothers that have helped to raise and inspire us, check out all the events going on this weekend to honor them! From hospital tours for expectant mothers, brunches at the park, theater shows on motherhood, days at the zoo, and more, this weekend promises something fun for every type of mother in Northwest Indiana! 

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