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Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

Valparaiso brings Shakespeare to the great outdoors

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.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
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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.

June 29, 2014 8:01 pm
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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.

June 29, 2014 8:01 pm
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Bill Wellman cuts his birthday cake Saturday.

June 28, 2014 7:18 pm
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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.

June 28, 2014 7:17 pm

Test Drive with a Taste celebrates Valparaiso culture

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.

June 25, 2014 10:04 am
Valpo vendors brave rain at Central Park Plaza Market

Valpo vendors brave rain at Central Park Plaza Market

VALPARAISO | Tuesday's weather couldn't keep everyone away from the Central Park Plaza Market, a farmer's market in downtown Valparaiso. 

June 10, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Valpo to buy 'Big Dancer' sculpture next to YMCA

VALPARAISO | Orville Redenbacher is about to get a dancing partner.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am

IDEM award a real tree(t) for Valpo

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso has a shady reputation, but in a good way, and it recently received recognition from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management for its use of trees in helping to control stormwater.

May 20, 2014 5:00 pm

Time to order rain barrels in Valpo

VALPARAISO | Now that the weather finally has warmed enough that we can expect less snow and more rain, Valparaiso announced it is again offering rain barrels for residents.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Sister Hazel to perform at Valpo festival

Sister Hazel to perform at Valpo festival

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Events office announced Thursday that Sister Hazel will headline the second annual Summer Jam and Music Festival on June 21 at Central Park Plaza.

May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
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Participants in the Visiting Nurses Association Stroll for Hospice hold hands Sunday afternoon as Porter County VNA President Rick Rhew gives a speech before the walk in Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza.

May 04, 2014 3:06 pm
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Participants in the Visiting Nurses Association's Stroll for Hospice walk signed memorial banners for friends and family at Central Park Plaza Sunday afternoon in Valparaiso.

May 04, 2014 3:06 pm

Parks panel glimpses Central Park plans update

VALPARAISO | With the exception of a few final details, some of which will be determined by the final budget, the design of the Central Park Plaza addition is complete.

April 22, 2014 9:05 pm
Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

Valpo mayor sees more big projects coming for city

VALPARAISO | As Valparaiso moves toward completing the long-range vision being developed under ValpoNEXT, the city still has some big plans it hopes to accomplish in the next two or three years, Mayor Jon Costas said.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm

Plan for Chicago Street condos criticized

VALPARAISO | The city's plan to sell two lots it owns on Chicago Street to have condominiums built on them was opposed at Tuesday's Plan Commission meeting.

April 08, 2014 9:04 pm

Fees having an impact again in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The impact of the parks' impact fee on the city's parks department budget is growing again after going through a couple of years when the fee was waived to try to encourage development.

April 05, 2014 8:23 pm
Porter County on the move

Porter County on the move

Students and supporters look on as a Valparaiso High School band plays at the start of a fall sports rally at Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza in October. The city plans to expand the popular downtown park.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo finalizes design contract for Central Park Plaza

VALPARAISO | The city's Board of Public Works and Safety approved a contract Friday with Design Organization for $812,585 for developing the final design and construction plans for the expansion of Central Park Plaza.

March 14, 2014 11:29 am
Costas touts Valparaiso's great past, better future

Costas touts Valparaiso's great past, better future

VALPARAISO | After a decade in office, Mayor Jon Costas said Valparaiso has evolved "from good to great," but he sees the city's future bringing "opportunity like never before."

January 28, 2014 4:06 pm Photos

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