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A Little Rain Makes for Better Picking at Johnson’s Farm 20th Annual Strawberry Festival


The morning skies may have been gray on Saturday, but that only made it easier to spot bright, red strawberries in the field. Johnson’s Farm Produce, located off of Ridge Road in Hobart, has been hosting its Strawberry Festival for 20 years, and the Johnson family wasn’t about to let a little drizzle stop the fun.

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General Insurance Services Partners with Region Organizations to Bring Safety Education to the Community at Family Safety Day


How can you tell if your fire extinguisher is still usable? Does your family have an evacuation place in the case of an emergency? Is your car seat properly installed and safe for your child? Do you own a carbon monoxide detector? These were just a few of the many questions answered at Family Safety Day in La Porte. General Insurance Services (GIS) hosted the annual event on Saturday at Crichfield Elementary School. Retired Chief and lifelong member of Center Township Volunteer Fire Department, Rod Carringer, in partnership with GIS, was instrumental in organizing the event.

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Family & Youth Services Bureau of Porter County’s Annual Chalk the Walk Brings Pops of Color and Family Fun to Valparaiso

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Courthouse Square is a little more colorful after sponsored local artists put chalk to the sidewalk during Saturday’s 6th annual Chalk the Walk event hosted by Family & Youth Services Bureau of Porter County.

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2018 Portage Relay For Life Celebrates Survivors and Walks for a Cure


Cancer survivors, caregivers, and supporters pitched tents in preparation for the 12-hour Relay for Life of Portage at Willowcreek Middle School on Friday night to help raise funds to support the American Cancer Society.

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Valpo Parks Foundation Officially Opens Samardzija Field at Tower Park


After months of strenuous work and constant planning, the Valpo Parks Foundation opened Samardzija Field at Tower Park. The Valpo community came together on Friday to honor the field that Jeff Samardzija, a professional pitcher for the San Francisco Giants, his family members, and other stakeholders in the Valpo community broke ground on in the fall of 2017. After the ribbon cutting ceremony, Valpo’s youth players took to the field for the first time.

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Boys & Girls Clubs Members Kicking off Summer! 2018


Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana Club members have been enjoying the first few weeks of summer with field trips and activities!

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Franciscan Health Crown Point: Premature Children, Families Helped by Foundation

Franciscan-Health-Crown-Point-Premature-Children-Families-Helped-by-FoundationKim Splant and her husband, Phil, donated a commemorative bench, made of 400 pounds of recycled plastic, in honor of Henry Penegor. He was the son of Sarah, standing-right, and husband, Eric, of Schererville. The Spants donated the bench, and $1,500 to Franciscan Health Crown Point Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where Henry died in 2012 after a premature birth. The Splants, who live in Dyer, began the Nathan C. Splant Foundation in 2007.

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Residences at Coffee Creek Makes its Virtual Debut to the Duneland Community!


This past Thursday, members of the Duneland business community gathered at the Residences at Coffee Creek for a sneak peak of the emerging senior living and memory support building on the edge of the Coffee Creek watershed.

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6th Annual Lakeshore PAWS Pup Crawl

Lakeshore PAWS dog rescue will be hosting its 6th Annual Pup Crawl event from 5-10 p.m. June 16 at the Central Park Plaza Home to the Porter Health Amphitheater in downtown Valparaiso.

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Opportunity Enterprises Has Been Making Amazing Happen for 50 Years!


Because of you amazing successes are happening every day! Read some of our Amazing successes and stories here…

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Valparaiso Kiwanis Club Celebrates Youth Dedicated to Serving Their Country


The Valparaiso Kiwanis Club and the Indiana Kiwanis District Foundation hosted the fifth annual “Salute to the Recruits” dinner Wednesday evening. The night brought together citizens of the community to recognize young men and women enlisting in the armed forces. The Old Town Banquet Center brought together approximately 380 people to honor those who have served, and who are about to serve.

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