VALPARAISO | The sign at the corner of Glendale Boulevard and Roosevelt Road says it's a nature preserve and wildlife area, but lately it's mostly been home to chain saws and trucks.
VALPARAISO | The city's battle with the emerald ash borer beetle goes on, but it got some reinforcements recently in the form of a $5,000 grant from the Alliance for Community Trees to pay for replacement trees.
VALPARAISO | It might have been a merry Christmas, but it has not been a happy new year for the spruce planted in the middle of the five-points roundabout in November.
VALPARAISO | A former downtown holiday tree is about to be given the holiday touch again.
VALPARAISO | Naturepalooza, the annual Living with Lakes seminar, will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Big Wheel pavilion at Rogers Lakewood Park.
VALPARAISO | Rogers Lakewood Park might qualify for a guest shot on one of those "ultimate makeover" reality shows as the parks staff tries to convert it from that carefree look to something more native.
VALPARAISO | The city's parks have started an affordable housing program for birds and bats.
VALPARAISO | City parks officials will get another roundabout landscaping project to look after, but they also will get equipment that should make it easier to tend to all the department's flowers and trees.
VALPARAISO | It was beginning to look like someone put a curse on the city's effort to start community gardens to grow vegetables for needy families.
Sometimes you've just got to stop and smell the butterflies.
VALPARAISO | The ground is tilled and the gardeners are ready and eager in Valparaiso. Now all they need is dry weather.
VALPARAISO | It's the first day of spring and as the last remnants of the February blizzard melt away, the city should be a blizzard of blossoms and bursting buds.
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