Central Park Plaza
VALPARAISO | It's an unpleasant job but cleaning up after your pet is part of the responsibility of ownership, and it's the message behind the city's "Scoop the Poop" program.
VALPARAISO | The city again is offering rain barrels to residents at a reduced price.
VALPARAISO | Traffic on Washington Street in the city's downtown has been one-way northbound since Dave Smith was a lad, but he thinks it's time for the city to consider making it a two-way street again.
VALPARAISO | The nationally known pop rock group Gin Blossoms will be the headline act for September's 35th annual Popcorn Fest, the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events office announced recently.
VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.
VALPARAISO | If you hear taps being played at sunset in downtown Valparaiso soon, don't think the city administration expects you to turn out the lights and go to bed.
Valparaiso resident Bob Cunningham and his son Tyler play in the splash pad at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso last May .
In Valparaiso, we have so much to celebrate in the way we work and play and live each day.
VALPARAISO | Central Park Plaza was a busy place in 2012 with 107 events, but, as Valparaiso prepares to unveil plans for the park's expansion, it's already set for an even busier 2013.
VALPARAISO | Whether he's looking back at the past year or ahead to the next one, Mayor Jon Costas sees plenty of things to be optimistic about.
Orville Redenbacher's daugher Gail Tuminello sits next to a bronze statue of her father unveiled at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso Sept. 4, 2012. The statue now has its own Twitter account.
People gather at Central Park Plaza, awaiting the arrival of the Valparaiso High School homecoming parade.
VALPARAISO | The downtown Central Park Plaza will become a promotional South Shore commuter rail line poster child, but the city might have to wait until next year to get it done.
VALPARAISO | Applications are now being accepted from charity organizations interested in sharing in proceeds from the annual Mayor's Charity Ball to be held July 26 at Central Park Plaza.
VALPARAISO | Orville is welcoming a very important guest on Sunday. Oscar.
VALPARAISO | Many improvements have been made in the city in the last decade, but Mayor Jon Costas promised many more in the coming decade.
VALPARAISO | The city's skating rink at Tower Park opened for the first time in two years on Wednesday, but it probably won't be around for long.
VALPARAISO | The city's Redevelopment Commission put a hold on funding for any new pathways or facade grants, will spend only about $15,000 to assist expansion of Central Park Plaza and won't fund planned streetscape work on North Calumet Avenue.
It's no secret I'm a big fan of the future, in the sense that I hope we all have one. Keep those Mayans cranking out the calendars, please.
VALPARAISO | Central Park Plaza's first full year of operation was a good one with 88 events, but Tina St. Aubin said residents can expect even more things happening at the park this year.
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