Central Park Plaza
Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and local legend Bill Wellman at Central Park Plaza Ampitheater earlier this summer.
Tens of thousands of people will pop over to Valparaiso today to see the annual Popcorn Festival that began in 1979 as a tribute to popcorn king Orville Redenbacher.
There is nothing like the smell of popcorn wafting from the kitchen or the office microwave to lure people to the tasty treat. It is irresistible. Similarly, there is nothing like the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival to attract people to not only the live music, parade, activities, and food of th…
Semento's Napoli Cafe cook Mike Lindholm serves up a slice of lasagna at the event on Tuesday.
Semento's Napoli Cafe cooks Kyle Coots, left, and Mike Lindholm serve lasagna at the 36th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | The city's Park Board approved a $2.78 million 2015 budget Tuesday that includes 3 percent raises for all employees.
A statue of gourmet popcorn namesake Orville Redenbacher sits in Valparaiso's Central park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department already is getting inquiries about renting the William Urschel Pavilion being built in the expansion of Central Park Plaza and scheduled to open next August.
VALPARAISO | Police officers and community members who gathered Tuesday morning at Central Park Plaza for Coffee and Chocolate Milk with a Cop had some extra water with their beverages courtesy of a rainstorm.
VALPARAISO | The City Council approved borrowing up to $15 million for the Redevelopment Commission to meet its upcoming obligations and have a cushion to lure a couple of prospects to the city in the near future.
VALPARAISO | If you are looking for things to do during a night on the town in Valparaiso, the city has an app for that.
VALPARAISO | This year's Popcorn Festival will take on a whole new flavor. Actually, 250 new flavors.
Chicago Street Theatre director Eric Brant attributes his inspiration for their Shakespeare in the Park festival to regular drives he took four years or so ago with his wife through downtown Valparaiso.
Gracepoint Church's lead pastor Ben Lamb welcomes a large crowd to the church's Pack the House Concert Sunday evening at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza.
Pete Rivera plays guitar for the Gracepoint Church band at the Pack the House concert held at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza Sunday evening. The event was held to collect donation for New Creation, the local men's shelter.
Bill Wellman cuts his birthday cake Saturday.
Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas presents a key to the city to local legend Bill Wellman at Central Park Plaza during the Test Drive and Taste event Saturday. A tribute was made to Wellman in honor of his 90th birthday.
Valparaiso local legend Bill Wellman cuts his birthday cake during a tribute held in honor of his 90th birthday at the Test Drive and Test event at Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | Grieger's Motor Sales has partnered with local restaurants and businesses in downtown Valparaiso to bring Test Drive and Taste, a new festival that celebrates Valparaiso's cultures.
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