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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Lisa Formosa-Parmigiano

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Lisa Formosa-Parmingiano is an important member of the community as she continues to inspire others with her incredible knowledge of the theater while providing a space to master various acting techniques. She believes there are aspects of the theater that can contribute to the journey of self discovery and lead to active self awareness. She acts as the Director of Education at Chicago Street Theatre, where she administers the Teen Ensemble, the Great Teen Festival, and takes on many other duties that involve the theatre, such as writing grants.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 28 - September 30, 2018

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As Autumn sets in, so begins the great events to enjoy this time of year! The array of events we have this weekend are the delicious St. Peter Germanfest, colorful 5th Annual UMW Fall Arts & Crafts Show, thrilling Sweeney Todd, professional Purdue University Northwest Fall Career Expo, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 28th - 30th!

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#1StudentNWI: Settling into the School Year at Valparaiso High School

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Katherine “Katrina” Gootee is a great student. She’s responsible, organized, and participates in extracurriculars while maintaining excellent grades. She has many friends in the high school and is a very kind and respectable student.

How old are you?

“I am 16 years old”

What activities do you do in high school?

“I participate in Women’s Chorus, Girl’s Swimming and Diving, and Spell bowl.”

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

“I see myself pursuing a CSI major as a sophomore in an undergrad college; most likely ND or VU.”

What do you think of our high school?

“I think it has a lot of great opportunities. I see great things for VHS in the years ahead.”

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#1StudentNWI: Wheeler Prepares for Homecoming

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Wheeler Volunteers

In Valparaiso, the Popcorn Fest is a tradition. People from all throughout the community come together to celebrate. Community organizations, school sports, clubs, and many others march in the parade down Lincoln Way. People young and old run in the Popcorn Panic and enjoy themselves at the festival to follow.

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Dona & Jim Henry


Dona and Jim Henry are a passionate couple who are eager about their love of volunteering and the theater. They want to tell their story in hopes to spread their mission.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 21 - September 23, 2018

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What a very lively weekend; we have with something for everyone to enjoy! Looking across Northwest Indiana, we have the classic Steve Miller Band at the PAV, delicious Portage BrewFest & Taco Test, colorful Dunes Arts Foundation Hosts Plein Air Art Event and Public Art Sale, patriotic Valparaiso Varsity Football Celebrates Patriot Night and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 21st - 23rd!

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A Valpo Life in the Spotlight: Michael J. Uzelac, D.D.S.

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The Region is lucky to have citizens doing so many great, innovative things for the area. In Valparaiso, one of those people is Dr. Michael Uzelac.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 14 - September 16, 2018

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Be it the lingering warmth of summer or incoming cool breeze of fall, the weather is just right to enjoy great events this weekend! Lets see what kinds of fun can be had this weekend, there is the exotic World Cultural Festival, healthy LifeWorks Family Fun Day, energetic Falling Waters 5K Classic Run/Walk, heartwarming Packathon, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 14th - 16th!

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#1StudentNWI: Kouts Welcomes New Business, New Faces, and a New School Year

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Teacher Appreciation

While there were many new students that have decided to attend East Porter County schools, there are also several new teachers that have joined. Katie Goldbranson, an eager teacher that is elated to begin her career at Kouts, is one amongst the many that have migrated to the small town.

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A Valpo Life In The Spotlight: Judy Kukelka

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Being in the business field is not only about studying and being passionate about companies, it is also about creating relationships with people in order to become successful and well-qualified. Judy Kukelka of Valparaiso has grown passionate about creating relationships within the Northwest Indiana community through her new job at StoryPoint Senior Living, and has become very successful and inspiring to the surrounding communities.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI September 7 - September 9, 2018

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Fall time is still fun time! Where to begin, this weekend has several fun things to do like the popping Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, stylish Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Friday Night Fever, tasteful Wine Down Summer, watery Dunebrook's 5th Annual Dragon Boat Races and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 7th - 9th!

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