VALPARAISO | The citywide vision plan has a name — Valpo Next — and a color scheme — blue and green. All it needs is the input of about 30,000 city residents to be complete.
I’m convinced that we have found the reset button this season. I could not ignore the swelling of the gift guide but more than just volume, the grassroots creativity and innovation appearing in almost every category of business, is staggering. I am afraid that I am over-using the word inspir…
Over the years I forgot how to play.
VALPARAISO | The design of the next generation of Valplayso will be done by Leathers and Associates, the same company that did the original design for the Valparaiso playground in 1994.
The village of South Holland is taking its community-friendly concept to a new level through the use of social media. Members of the Economic Development Commission created a Facebook "fan” page as a way to encourage connections.
What would we do without social media? I ask myself this question time and time again; however, as a teen I’m not sure what I would do without it. I do know I would be lost.
At the first sign of a cough or weird bump, there are people who go right to a keyboard and mouse, clicking and typing in symptoms and coming up with their own diagnosis.
I have two grandsons now. They’re brothers.
VALPARAISO | Felony child molesting charges have been filed against a Hebron man accused of having sex with a girl under 14 "too many times to count" between Aug. 1, 2012, and March 2.
VALPARAISO | Get your treehugging/planting clothes on and celebrate National NeighborWoods Month by volunteering to join the city's Shade Brigade at a pair of tree plantings Saturday and Oct. 5.
Now that I keep track of my activity when I'm awake and know exactly what the percentages are on light and deep sleep, I have pinpointed exactly where the problem lies: There are not enough hours in the day. Furthermore, this is not a time management issue, or the result of a lack of balance…
In the pre-high maintenance world everyone's Mom got her hair done once a week. Kind of the standard perq for washing the dishes by hand, peeling potatoes three or four times a week, ironing men's dress shirts and keeping the household budget on track, the checkbook balanced. Sounds grim, bu…
I know folks who love Skype and I know I'm not one of them.
A logotype collection of well-known social media brand's printed on paper. Include Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Google Plus, Instagram, Vimeo, Flickr, Myspace, Tumblr, Livejournal, Foursquare and other logos.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR: Forget about being in the audience, staring at the tube, you are now part of the show
Last night I was watching “The Newsroom” on HBO and thinking about the way the drama is written by Aaron Sorkin and edited for the modern episodic television series. Scenes taking place simultaneously flow through seamlessly, as the participants move across the screen in blended conversation…
SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana foodies may soon get a new destination where they can stock up on organic kale, quinoa and a wide assortment of cheeses.
A local nonprofit group is vying to be top dog in an online competition that could put its product on Wal-Mart shelves.
When you work around creative and innovative people, the conversation inevitably turns to innovation and youth.
It's been proven over and over again that presentation is everything. Though fashion is often dismissed as frivolous and personal style as an unattainable aspiration to be French, what is more important than how we look? Reconciling the person we see in the mirror as a projection of who we a…
Anyone who spends any time on social media platforms -- namely Facebook -- knows the sites are a conduit largely for promotion of one's own views, life celebrations or other preferences.
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