VALPARAISO | Three people with long-time and generous connections to the city's parks were honored Thursday during a reception at the Butterfield Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park.
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 Mayoral Advisory Council on Disability welcomed a new member Wednesday, but it continues to struggle to get a quorum for meetings.
VALPARAISO | From church services and Shakespeare to Lazer Ball, the upcoming season at Central Park Plaza promises to be busy and varied.
VALPARAISO | Playgrounds are a concept kids in many parts of the world can't comprehend.
VALPARAISO | The next phase of drainage work at Bicentennial Park should begin in two weeks following approval of a contract for the work by the city's Park Board on Thursday.
VALPARAISO | The Butterfield Family Pavilion at Fairgrounds Park has seen a lot since its Depression-era construction in the 1930s, from its days as an animal barn for the Porter County Fair to the upcoming Galacti-Con gaming convention in October.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Parks Department has a priority list of projects it wants to do in 2013 but only enough money to do about a third of them.
VALPARAISO | The city is getting a new restaurant, but this one is more likely to be popular with the softball crowd at Fairgrounds Park than the diners in Valparaiso's downtown dining district.
VALPARAISO | Evans Avenue between North Calumet Avenue and Washington Street should be back open to traffic by Friday.
VALPARAISO | If Dennis Rodman were a softball player, he might have blended in with the Crete Crush.
VALPARAISO | Bring on the rain!
VALPARAISO | The city will play host this summer to a national sporting event that promises to infuse the region economy with nearly $2 million.
VALPARAISO | The March warm spell enabled the city's golf courses to do something they haven't done in a long time - if ever - at this point in the year. They ended the month in the black.
VALPARAISO | Volunteers battled the cold, wind and rain Friday to remove playground equipment at Fairgrounds Park so it can be refurbished and used at the Kids Alive International children's village in Haiti.
VALPARAISO | When you have more projects to do than you can afford, the first thing you do is prioritize what needs to be done.
VALPARAISO | In overseeing the finishing touches to the Central Park Plaza during the past week in preparation for Saturday's opening, Parks Director John Seibert has noticed that a lot of people walk their dogs downtown.
VALPARAISO | To promote what Porter hospital CEO Jonathan Nalli called a "well-thy" lifestyle, the hospital has partnered with the city on the naming rights for the new Central Park Plaza amphitheater.
VALPARAISO | The dog days of summer are now the green days of Valpo.
VALPARAISO | The Evans Avenue reconstruction project is short, but it's big enough that Valparaiso Deputy Engineering Director Adam McAlpine is considering holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for it.
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