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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso Hosts Winamac Old Car Club for Residents and Community


Part of growing older is remembering the journey that led to where you are now, and for many - part of that journey were the many cars they rode in throughout the years. On Wednesday, Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso partnered with the oldest car club in Northwest Indiana, the Winamac Old Auto Club, to bring fun and nostalgia to their residents with a classic car auto show.

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11th Annual One Amazing Golf Outing Presented by Senator Ed Charbonneau to Support Opportunity Enterprises

OE-Golf-Outing-Presented-by-Senator-Ed-Charbonneau-2018_01For the eleventh straight year, Friends of OE will host the One Amazing Golf Outing at Valparaiso Country Club on August 27, 2018. Senator Ed Charbonneau has signed on as the Title Sponsor of this year’s event. Additional sponsors include Metro Recycling; Chester, Inc.; First Merchants Bank; CATSI, Inc.; Tranco Industrial Services; Thorgren Tool & Molding Co. Inc.; St. Mary’s Medical; and The Ross Group.

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Valparaiso Police Department 2018 National Night Out a Huge Success


Last night Valparaiso officers participated in National Night Out. Over 30 officers and numerous civilian employees and Volunteers in Police Service (VIPs) participated in the national event. The event is designed for the community to show their support against criminal activities in their neighborhoods/communities and their support for police.

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More than 600 Celebrated Summer with Opportunity Enterprises


Perfect weather and lots of family fun activities made for a great third annual Summer Celebration Friday evening. Officials from Valpo Parks estimated more than 600 people attended the event that celebrates and thanks our incredible, inclusive community.

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Baby Boy Born in Car on Rt. 49


The Valparaiso Fire Department was dispatched for a child birth in the area of St. Rd. 49 and Vale Park Road at 0910 this morning. Upon arrival, the responding paramedic rescue unit and fire engine found a 32 year old female that had delivered a child in the back seat of their car on the shoulder of St. Rd. 49, just north of Vale Park Road.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Togetherhood Launches Togetherhood Libraries at Valparaiso Parks


Valparaiso Family YMCA Togetherhood volunteers stock Togetherhood Libraries, now open to the community at Will and Butterfly Meadows Parks in Valparaiso. A third location is being installed at Sunset Hill Park.

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Opportunity Enterprises: What Does It Feel Like to Belong?


Could you picture, for a moment, having nowhere to go? No one to care?

John and Robert are brothers in their fifties who both have disabilities. They were born in a generation where resources for people with disabilities were few. Their mother did not want to put them in an institution, so she kept them at home. They had very limited schooling and social interaction.

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OE Summer Celebration Is Free Fun for the Whole Family


Part block party, part festival, Summer Celebration is all about fun. Opportunity Enterprises’ 2nd annual Summer Celebration will be held Friday, July 27, 2018 from 5:30-8:30 pm at Urschel Pavilion in downtown Valparaiso. This free community event provides a fun evening for the family.

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WVLP 103.1 Brings Community and Delicious Food Together at the Annual Hog Roast

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Plates were piled high with delicious pulled pork and more at the annual WVLP 103.1 Hog Roast at Butterfield Pavilion at Fairground Park Friday night. With live ambient music, a selection of salads and pasta, grilled chicken, and a perpetually replenished table of home-baked desserts, the WVLP Hog Roast cranked tradition up a notch.

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Johnson’s Farm Produce Welcomes Families from Far and Wide to Annual Blueberry Madness Festival


There’s more to the Blueberry Madness Festival at Johnson’s Farm Produce in Hobart, which kicked off its two-weekend run on Saturday, than just blueberries. It’s a perfect way to give the whole family farm fresh fun and a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather.

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Porter County CASA Offers a Meaningful Volunteering Opportunity to the Community


Last year, close to 400 children were impacted by abuse or neglect in Porter County alone. Instead of making happy family memories and playing with neighborhood friends, the majority of these children were adjusting to new foster homes because their families were in crisis. That’s a heavy burden for a child to carry.

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