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NPR's Kat Chow Visits VU to Close the Spring Speaker Series

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“A lot of my job is to share the stories of other people who might not have the opportunity to have their stories be heard,” said Kat Chow, featured speaker at Valparaiso University’s Pathways to Purpose Speaker Series on Wednesday night.

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City Wide Garage Sale Registration Opens May 1st, 2018


City-of-Crown-PointThis year the City of Crown Point will be hosting the City Wide Garage Sale during festival days. The City Wide Garage Sale is an event in which residents can register their sale that will take place Thursday, June 14th through Sunday, June 17th.

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Award-Winning Peter Aglinskas Returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts


Award-Winning-Peter-Aglinskas-Returns-to-Lubeznik-Center-for-the-ArtsFriday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM (CDT) Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will again host musician Peter Aglinskas. A recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department's "Artists International" Award, Peter infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, soul and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter's sultry solo guitar stylings while you peruse the galleries. Admission is free and a cash bar and lite bites will be provided.

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Blue Chip Casino's Eighth Annual Brewfest Media Preview Night Showcases Local Craft and Creativity

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The Blue Chip Casino was host to an IPA-lover’s paradise on Thursday evening, where brewmasters from 11 local breweries showcased their handcrafted brews to media members and selected guests in preparation for the Eighth Annual Blue Chip Brewfest in May.

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The City of Crown Point to Host Giant Iconic Kissing Couple Enhancing Exhibition Honoring all Branches of Service


City-of-Crown-PointOn Monday, April 23rd the installation of the dramatic Embracing Peace sculpture by renowned American artist Seward Johnson will begin at approximately 8am at the Legacy Fields Sportsplex located at 1313 E North St. near the main entrance.

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United Way of Porter County Brings Women Together at 2018 Women United Bunco Bash

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Bells were ringing on April 17th as women from around Porter County gathered to play some good old-fashioned Bunco. United Way of Porter County hosted their 2nd Annual Women United Bunco Bash at Spa Special Events Center in Porter. Sponsored by Porter Regional Hospital, the event offered a fun, social opportunity to support United Way’s mission to uplift lives in Porter County.

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Local Radio Station WVLP and Dozens of Local Musicians Play to Packed House for Fifth Annual Stars Over Valpo Concert

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Local Valparaiso radio station WVLP proved once again that you do not have to drive all the way to Chicago for entertainment, showcasing dozens of the best and brightest stars available anywhere at one fun-filled evening of music and laughter. Stars Over Valpo - WVLP’s premier fundraising event - celebrated its fifth annual year to a packed auditorium at Valparaiso University’s Center for the Performing Arts Duesenberg Recital Hall.

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NWI Young Professionals Bring You the First Annual Region Games: May 5th

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Good things happen when great people come together all in the name of philanthropy. On Saturday May fifth, five regional young professionals’ groups: Full Circle Young Professionals (from the Duneland and Portage Chambers), EPIC (Crossroads Chamber), Young Leaders United (YLU – United Way of Porter County), La Porte Jaycees (La Porte Chamber), and the Lakefront Career Network (LCN – Michigan City Chamber) will host the first annual Region Games!

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StoryPoint Brings Everyone to the YMCA's Table with Culinary Excellence

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On a warm Wednesday afternoon, a medley of tantalizing smells welcomed guests at the entrance of the Duneland YMCA. StoryPoint, a new independent senior living community in Chesterton, hosted one of their popular “give back” events to support their partnership with the Y. This time, tacos were on the menu.

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Watershed film premiers at Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration


Sarah ChurchA Purdue University research scientist who developed a film on water with input from collaborators from local cities, water and conservation planners, homeowners and farmers, will screen her project at the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration on April 21, at the Porter County Expo, 215 E. Division Rd., Valparaiso

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Blackbird Café Features Local Artist and Former Employee, Cortney Carey, in Art Reception

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Art has a way of bringing people together from all walks of life. At Blackbird Café, the focus isn’t just about the coffee and paninis; It has an extraordinary focus on art, making itself the epicenter of art culture in Valparaiso, a midwest ‘Vesuvio Café.’

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