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Dr. Ric Frataccia, Memories and Messages


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.

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Greg Gavagan


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.

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Viking Football Fans Should Enjoy This Ride: My Two Cents


History eventually repeats itself, in a way. The problem is, often too much time passes waiting for good stuff to happen again.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 16 - November 18, 2018

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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!

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A Look Back on the 2017 Good Life Award Winners


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.

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Tammy Rose


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.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 9 - November 11, 2018

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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!

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Jamie Haney


As a professional harpist of Valparaiso, Jamie Haney shows that when you chase your passion, anything is possible.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 2 - November 4, 2018


The holiday season is just around the corner so start it off right with some fun events this weekend! Here are some fun things across Northwest Indiana to enjoy this weekend like the colorful Holiday Craft Show, energetic Liberty Bible Church Women's Fitness Class, delicious 25th Annual Wind, Spirits & Beer Tasting, entertaining International Film Festival at Valparaiso University, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for November 2nd - 4th!

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#1StudentNWI: Washington Township Spreads the Spirit of Halloween


What’s Recently Happened?
Spooktacular Festivities
Dinosaurs, princesses, and superheroes filed excitedly into the Washington Township Elementary Dold Gym this past weekend to celebrate the season of Halloween.

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#1StudentNWI: October at Boone Grove


Teacher Spotlight: Mr. Russell
The Boone Grove High School staff create a space where students can be the best versions of themselves. English teacher, Mr. Josh Russell, works endlessly to promote his student’s success.

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