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Albert's Diamond Jewelers Customer Appreciation Gala 2018

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To extend their thanks to the Northwest Indiana community, Albert’s Diamond Jewelers opened its doors as they kicked off the 2018 holiday season at the 24th Annual Customer Appreciation Gala. Albert’s clientele was invited to join in the fun as Albert’s offered their friends-and-family discount to all those attending the gala.

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Opportunity Enterprises Hosts 12th Annual ARTability Art Show


Beautiful art lined the halls of Valparaiso University’s Christopher Center on Friday as Opportunity Enterprises hosted their 12th Annual ARTability Art Show and Sale.

From stunning cityscapes and animal art, to painstakingly crafted ceramics--the men and women in OE’s Art Enrichment Program created hundreds of fantastic pieces.

2018Artability2Over the past year, more than 100 men and women with disabilities undertook nearly 5,000 hours of art education from OE’s dedicated instructors. The ARTability Show was their chance to show off the striking results of their efforts to friends, family, and art lovers from across Northwest Indiana. Attendees bid on the paintings and...

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The Valparaiso High School Drama Club Presents the Story Behind Peter Pan: 'Peter and the Starcatcher'


We all know the story of Peter Pan, the boy who never grows up, but do you know how he got his name? The Valparaiso High School Drama Club unveils the story behind the classic story in Peter and the Starcatcher.

Friday November 16th was opening in the Valparaiso High School Auditorium; the show runs through Sunday afternoon. Remaining showtimes are Saturday (11/17) at 7pm and Sunday (11/18) at 2pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.

2018VHSFallPlay2Proceeds go to the Valparaiso High School Theatre Boosters, Inc., a nonprofit that provides scholarships, funds workshops & productions, and provides support for all students at VHS who participate in the drama program.

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The Lakes of Valpo Host Fall Wine Tasting for Community

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The Lakes of Valparaiso and Wise Guys Liquors joined forces to offer the public a fall flavored wine tasting event. As the snow blanketed the ground outside, the event acted as the perfect opportunity to ‘wine’ down at the beautiful Lakes of Valparaiso Clubhouse.

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Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Hatta Girl Celebrates Women and Their Stories

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An assortment of hats was spotted Wednesday morning at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce’s second annual Hatta Girl, a celebration of local women. From fedoras to berets, the hats were as diverse as the women wearing them. Tea was enjoyed from ornate china cups, and guests listened to inspirational messages from four amazing women. The heartfelt messages were as warm as the tea as the panelist discussed the art of juggling life as a modern-day woman.

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Ideas in Motion Media Invites The Region to the 7th Annual Good Life Awards and #Vote4Good Contest on December 13th

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Ideas in Motion Media and our positive news websites and social media networks, ValpoLife.com, PortageLife.com. LaPorteCountyLife.com and NWIndianaLife.com are throwing our 7th Annual GOOD LIFE AWARDS Party!

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The City of Crown Point and American Legion Post 20 Become Veterans and Community to the 2018 Veterans Day Ceremony

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On Sunday, the Crown Point community gathered to honor one of our country’s most important and solemn holidays, Veteran’s Day. American Legion Post 20 partnered with the City of Crown Point to host a ceremony within the iconic Old Courthouse to recognize the service and sacrifice of veterans across the country.

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Zao Island's Greenhouse Welcomes The MegaBeatles to Raise Funds for Boys & Girls Club

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On Saturday, Beatles fans from across the Region gathered under the stars in Zao Island’s newest venue, the Greenhouse. They enjoyed a performance by one of our region’s premiere supergroups - the MegaBeatles, a Beatles tribute band composed of members from the CrawPuppies, the Chris and Lou Band, and Ed Reinhold.

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City of Hammond Honors Veterans at 5th Annual Veteran's Appreciation Day Parade

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The City of Hammond came together on Saturday morning to honor the Region’s veterans during the 5th annual Veteran’s Appreciation Day Parade.

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Come Together for MegaBeatles at the GreenHouse at Zao Island

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Hey Jude! Just because the weather’s turning a little nippier doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to music festival fun! In fact, this Saturday, you can experience all the enchantment of an outdoor concert while staying warm and dry indoors. Come Together at the GreenHouse at Zao Island for one of the most singular concert experiences of the season.

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Purdue Alumni Association Welcomes Women to Inspire and Connect at Inaugural Women’s Conference

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As Purdue University celebrates 150 years of Giant Leaps, the Purdue Alumni Association’s International Council of Purdue Women hosted its inaugural Women’s Conference in downtown Chicago. On November 1–2, 175 Purdue alumnae and women from across the country attended the two-day networking event to share in the challenges and victories of being a woman in both the workplace and beyond. A handful of inspiring keynote speakers and dozens of varied breakout sessions empowered women to live their best professional, personal, and intellectual lives.

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