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Girl Scouts Enjoy Service Project in Michigan

Girl-Scouts-Enjoy-Service-Project-in-Michigan-2018Cadette Girl Scout Troop 148 and Senior Troop 11 of Valparaiso traveled to Camp Soni Springs in Michigan recently to help out at the Apple Cider Bike Ride. The girls passed out Gatorade, cider, and snacks as well as cheered the riders on their journey. When that job was done, they helped adult volunteer Joe Baker paint the archery shed.

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Johnson’s Farm Produce Celebrates Fall and Family at Fall Festival


At Johnson's Farm Produce, picking the perfect pumpkin is easy; not taking them all home is the hard part! On Sunday, Johnson's Farm Produce held their Fall Festival for the Hobart community to enjoy.

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Shedd Aquarium Beluga Whale is Pregnant

Shedd-Aquarium-Beluga-Whale-is-Pregnant Shedd Aquarium announced today that one of their marine mammals is expecting. Mauyak (MY-ak), a 37-year-old beluga whale (Delphinapterus leucas) is pregnant and expected to give birth in summer 2019.

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Grand Opening Set for New Simply Amazing Market Inside Valparaiso Meijer

oe logoThe Simply Amazing Market, a division of Opportunity Enterprises, is proud to announce the grand opening of an additional store location inside the Valparaiso Meijer. The store will open its doors on Monday, September 24, 2018 with a celebratory ribbon cutting being held in conjunction with the Valparaiso Chamber on Monday, October 8, 2018 at 4:30 pm.

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Gearing for 100 Year Celebration of the Katherine House Reflecting on Past and Looking Toward a Great Future


In East Chicago’s Harbor Area sits the “old” Katherine House. Still holding a regal presence, it sits squarely across the street of its current home, the East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. The Katherine House, as it was known, has a rich place in East Chicago’s history. Built in 1919 by the local faith based community, its purpose was to serve as a youth center. Fast forward to 1973. As the Boys & Girls Club organization was growing throughout Lake and Porter Counties, the East Chicago Club became the third Club added to the Boys & Girls Clubs family. Lowell Robertson, founder of the East Chicago Club, worked with the Katherine House to merge into the now present East Chicago Katherine House Boys & Girls Club. As a contingent of the merger, girls were accepted as members. In 1992, the current East...

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The Lakes of Valparaiso Host Breakfast on the Go For Residents


A healthy, filling breakfast is the perfect way to start each day, but some days that's a bit more difficult than others. Early on Tuesday morning, the residents of The Lakes of Valparaiso had it easy and got to enjoy their breakfast on the go thanks to The Lakes staff.

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Two Local Boys Earn Eagle Scout Rank


Two local boys earned their Boys Scouts of America Eagle rank and were presented with the designation at an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at Augsburg Lutheran Church in Porter on August 26th.

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Everything “Odd” About the New Duneland Club’s Tween Center Makeover


When the decision was made to build a new Duneland Boys & Girls Club in Chesterton, the goal was to provide a fun and safe after-school and summer facility for more kids to attend. Since opening the Club’s “new doors” in April 2017, membership has increased and average daily attendance of youth visiting the Club has more than doubled.

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Girl Scout Sign-ups at Tower Park

Girl-Scouts-logoGirls and adults in the Valparaiso/Washington Twp. area who are interested in joining Girl Scouts can register on Tuesday, Sept. 11 from 5:00-6:30 PM at the Tower Park shelter, corner of Evans and Franklin St. in Valparaiso. Adult volunteers are needed to be co-leaders at most of the elementary schools in Valparaiso and Washington Twp. There are also openings in Daisy Girl Scout troops (grades K-1); Brownie troops (grades 2-3); Junior Girl Scouts (grades 4 and 5); Cadettes (grades 6-7-8); Seniors (grades 9-10) and Ambassador Girl Scouts (grades 11-12).

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Texas Corral Restaurant’s 5th Annual Car Show and Family Fun Night Benefits Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club

BGCNWI-Texas-Corral-South-Haven-Club-Benefit-2018_02 For a 5th Year, Texas Corral Restaurant hosted a Car Show and Family Fun Night to give local families an outlet to have fun and spend time with each other while supporting a local organization. The Car Show and Family Fun Night is an annual fundraiser that raises resources for Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana’s South Haven Club, while also promoting awareness about the South Haven Club and the after-school programs it offers to youth ages 5 to 18 years.

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11th Annual One Amazing Golf Outing Presented by Senator Ed Charbonneau Raises $40,000 for Opportunity Enterprises


For the eleventh year, the Friends of OE hosted the One Amazing Golf Outing at Valparaiso Country Club on August 27, 2018. Senator Ed Charbonneau served as the Title Sponsor of this year’s event inviting local police and firefighters to golf in the event. While the weather was a steamy 90+ degrees, the scores on the course reflected the championship effort put forth to raise nearly $40,000 by the 134 golfers in attendance.

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