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Popcorn Festival Food Drive: Banta Feeds is Gonna' Get it Poppin'


Are you going to the Popcorn Festival this year on September 12th? Will you be attending any of the festivities at the Popcorn Tent? If so, you won't be alone--Banta Feeds Food Drives is going to be there too.

The Popcorn Festival Food Drive will be taking place between the dates of September 8th-12th. A Banta Feeds container will be placed at the entrance of the Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Tent, downtown on Lafayette St., where all of the Popcorn Fest guests will be asked to insert a non-perishable food donation. All of the donations collected will be distributed to one of...

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Pathways Offering Free Bicycle Parking at Popcorn Fest


The Valparaiso Pathways Committee is offering free, supervised bicycle parking on Popcorn Festival day, September 12, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 210 Washington St.

Riders can park their bikes any time from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the designated lot. Committee members will supervise the bike lot but suggest that riders bring their own bike locks.

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Scouts Camp on Center Field


On August 15th the Boy Scouts of America went to a ballgame they'll never forget!

It was "Scouting Day" at the Steel Yard and after the Railcats game about 300 people got to pitch their tents and spend the night in the outfield. There was food, drinks and s'mores (even a movie was shown on the jumbotron) after the game.  Some of the scouts even got to meet the...

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BridgePoint Church to Hold Grand Opening


We're excited to invite one and all to join us on Sunday, September 13th at 10:30 a.m. for our Grand Opening Celebration service!

During the Grand Opening service, we will be dedicating our new facility (the former YMCA building). BridgePoint Church is located at 105 N. Washington St. Valparaiso.  

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Parks Department Receives Donation from VU Sports Administration Masters Program


Tuesday, August 26th, graduates of the Sports Administration Masters Program of Valparaiso University presented a generous $1500 donation to the Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation.  Park Board Vice President, Deb Butterfield, thanked the students as she accepted the check during the monthly Park Board meeting held at Forest Park Golf Course.

Discovery Cottage Now Accepting Preschool Dance Registrations


The Valparaiso Department of Parks and Recreation is now taking registrations for our Preschool Dance Class at Discovery Cottage for ages 3-5. 

Class is on Fridays starting September 11 through October 16 from 2:00-2:30 pm. The fee is $30/$40. The class is taught by Miss Katie from United Dance Arts of Valparaiso.  Call the Park Department at 219-462-5144 or visit us online at www.valparaisoparks.org

Queen Esther - A Musical Dramatization By Keri Burman


Queen Esther - A Musical Dramatization By Keri Burman of Yadah Praise Productions -will be at Valparaiso's Christ Lutheran Church 9/29/09 at 7:30 pm!

Keri Burman, an actress and singer of Yadah Praise Productions found my Blog on the Women's Bible Study I facilitate at my Church in Valpo! Since our topic is Women of the Bible and Ms. Burman (a local Valparaiso resident) does Musical Dramatizations (scriptural based monologues and songs) to tell the incredible stories of Humble Heroines like Queen Esther.

She wrote me a letter and enclosed her CD and asked if we would be studying the book of Esther (which we will be this fall), and if we would be...

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Building a Team for Success


The planning of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County's 10th annual Steak & Burger Dinner is underway and in order for invitations to be sent, a logo must be designed and chosen to represent all clubs.  This year the winning artwork belongs to South Haven Club member,Tabitha Eggars, age 18.

Tabitha's artwork was one of over 100 entries submitted and will not only appear on the invitations, but also on the cover of the event's program.

The Steak & Burger Dinner is an annual fundraising event for the Boys & Girls Clubs...

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Welcome Aboard My Big Yellow School Bus!


Hi! My name is Miss Rue and I love to drive my big yellow school bus.

My friends and family have to chuckle a bit when I say that out loud (and I do say it out loud and often), but I think it is so much fun, a joy, a blast, and such a hoot.

As fun as is to drive those big yellow diesel beasts, it also comes with an awesome and serious responsibility. The safety of our kids in getting to and from school, transported to activities is the most important part of our jobs each and every day.

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Look at These Valparaiso Babies


We are now taking submissions for our latest community photo submission article: Look at These Valparaiso Babies. We want folks out there who have new family members to show them off so all our viewers can welcome them to Valpo! Just take a picture and send it in to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

City of Valparaiso September 11 Observance


The City of Valparaiso and Mayor Jon Costas invite the public to an observance of the September 11 terrorist attacks at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 11 at the First Responders Tribute Garden located at Foundation Meadows at 3210 Campbell in Valparaiso.

Police Chief Mike Brickner will speak and observe a moment of silence to reflect on the tragedy that affected all Americans on September 11, 2001.  In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Parks Department Maintenance building at the same...

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