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Gary Redenbacher in 1993 with Lillian Potempa, Aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Gary Redenbacher in 1993 with Lillian Potempa, Aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Gary Redenbacher in 1993 shares popcorn and conversation with Lillian Potempa, aunt of Times Columnist Philip Potempa at the 15th annual Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso.

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Orville Redenbacher and Grandson Gary Redenbacher in 1993

Orville Redenbacher and Grandson Gary Redenbacher in 1993

Orville Redenbacher and grandson Gary Redenbacher prepare to board the Hunt-Wesson float in 1993, continuing the family tradition to lead as celebrity grand marshals for the annual Orville Redenbacher Popcorn Festival Parade.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
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

Valparaiso office shortens its name, continues growing

VALPARAISO | The number of events keeps growing, but the Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events has shortened its name to Valparaiso Events.

December 22, 2013 9:45 pm

'Biggest Loser' to take part in Popcorn Festival Saturday

VALPARAISO | The FIT Across America 2013 tour, sponsored by Popcorn, Indiana and “The Biggest Loser” will be in downtown Valparaiso on Saturday as a part of the annual Popcorn Festival.

September 05, 2013 6:45 pm

Volunteers sought in march to honor fallen military

VALPARAISO | The Indiana Fallen Heroes project needs 204 volunteers to march on Saturday in the Valparaiso Popcorn Parade.

September 04, 2013 3:47 pm

Skateboards, bicycles not permitted at Popcorn Festival

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Police Department is issuing a traffic alert for Saturday due to the annual Popcorn Festival in downtown Valparaiso.

September 04, 2013 3:22 pm
Popcorn Can Be Enjoyed A Multitude Of Ways, Including With Traditional Salt And Butter Or With Caramel Glaze

Popcorn Can Be Enjoyed A Multitude Of Ways, Including With Traditional Salt And Butter Or With Caramel Glaze

Popcorn remains America's favorite snack and can be enjoyed a multitude of ways, including with traditional salt and butter or with caramel glaze.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters

"Caramel Almond Popcorn Clusters" is an easy popcorn recipe that adds some sweetness to the beloved movie treat.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn And Peanut Truffles

Popcorn And Peanut Truffles

"Popcorn and Peanut Truffles" adds some chocolate and salted peanuts to popcorn for a delicious and inviting treat.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Popcorn Festival up for best community celebration

Popcorn Festival up for best community celebration

VALPARAISO | Help show your community pride and love of Valparaiso’s long-standing Popcorn Festival as it marks 35 years.

June 11, 2013 6:14 pm
35th Annual Popcorn Festival poster contest winner announced

35th Annual Popcorn Festival poster contest winner announced

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is pleased to announce the winner of the 35th Annual Popcorn Festival Poster Contest! April Burford is a lifelong Northwest Indiana resident and Valparaiso University Alumni with a background in graphic design. “When I design an…

May 02, 2013 7:23 pm

Gin Blossoms to highlight Valpo Popcorn Fest

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.

April 07, 2013 6:30 pm
OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

OFFBEAT: Col. Sanders 'resurrected' for new KFC cookie commercials

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 09, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo to build on success at Central Park

Valpo to build on success at Central Park

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.

January 05, 2013 9:00 pm

Clock to add timely, timeless beauty to Valpo

VALPARAISO | By the time the Popcorn Festival fires up its annual tribute to Orville Redenbacher's favorite food, travelers on the ChicaGo Dash should know when the buses come and go.

January 01, 2013 12:00 am
Valpo resale shop survives, is prospering again

Valpo resale shop survives, is prospering again

VALPARAISO | Since it first opened 70 years ago this month, the Presbyterian Resale Shop has grown from a resale room on Franklin Street to an actual shop with a prime location on the courthouse square.

October 13, 2012 8:35 pm Photos

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Popcorn profits profitable for area nonprofits

VALPARAISO | It not only takes a village to raise a child, it also takes one to hold the city's annual Popcorn Festival.

September 23, 2012 7:30 pm
After 34 years, Valpo festival still 'pops'

After 34 years, Valpo festival still 'pops'

VALPARAISO | Emily Lammers cradled her 6-month-old daughter, Elise, in her lap as she waited for the popcorn parade to start Saturday in downtown Valparaiso.

September 08, 2012 7:30 pm Photos

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