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Valpo to open bids for Central Park II in September

VALPARAISO | The city's Parks Department already is getting inquiries about renting the William Urschel Pavilion being built in the expansion of Central Park Plaza and scheduled to open next August.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Orville losing title role at Popcorn Festival

VALPARAISO | This year's Popcorn Festival will take on a whole new flavor. Actually, 250 new flavors.

July 30, 2014 4:30 pm
Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

Northwest Indiana loves its festivals

You name it and Northwest Indiana likely has a festival to celebrate it. Nearly every community throughout the region hosts some sort of festival during the year.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos


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
Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

Kernel of Truth: Valparaiso's Popcorn Fest celebrates 35th anniversary this weekend

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival celebrates its 35th year Saturday, but the fun and activities dedicated to what still ranks as America's favorite snack are already starting.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos


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

Valpo's Central Park, its activities, keep expanding

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.

March 04, 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

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
Valpo rolling out big welcome for Horizon League tournament visitors

Valpo rolling out big welcome for Horizon League tournament visitors

VALPARAISO | The scramble is on to put together plans to promote the city during next week's Horizon League championship basketball tournament at Valparaiso University.

February 23, 2012 2:42 pm

LaPorte orchestra concert hits sour note with local group

VALPARAISO | A behind-the-scenes war has broken out over the upcoming appearance of the LaPorte County Symphony on Saturday at the new downtown park amphitheater.

August 06, 2011 9:15 pm

Valpo eateries to remove outdoor dining for Popcorn Fest

VALPARAISO | Outdoor dining at downtown restaurants on Lincolnway will have to take about a 12-hour break to accommodate the Popcorn Fest.

July 29, 2011 7:55 pm

Valparaiso University has much to offer

More often than not, I am reminded how lucky we are to have Valparaiso University in our community. They offer such a wide variety of events and experiences that enrich our city that encompass everything from sports to cultural events. They have an upcoming concert that will be no exception.

February 18, 2011 12:00 am

Get 'dazzled' this weekend in Valparaiso

Got cabin fever? Downtown Valparaiso has the perfect solution to get you out and about this weekend.

February 04, 2011 12:00 am

Looking back at the year

As I look back, it seems many of my articles stated can you believe it's already the first of spring, 4th of July, first day of school and many other milestone days. But here we are, the last day of 2010.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am

Get ready for Holly Days, Live Nativity tonight

Today is a very special day in Valparaiso! My oldest son is 11 today. Well, that is certainly reason for celebration but that's not all. From 5 to 7 p.m. the annual Holly Days and Live Nativity will be happening for all to enjoy. Santa will be making his grand appearance, but first the Holly…

December 03, 2010 12:00 am

It's a magical time of year

The holiday season is quickly approaching and many of you are planning on entertaining relatives. If plans are for more than one day, you will have to do something other than just sitting in the house. What will you do? Where will you go?

November 19, 2010 12:00 am

There's more entertainment tonight

Tonight, the world renowned Canadian Brass will perform at the Valparaiso University Chapel of the Resurrection. The enthralling sound of the world's leading brass ensemble is sure to make for a remarkable performance. Friends Chuck Daellenbach and Gene Watts first came together in 1970 to f…

November 05, 2010 12:00 am

Time to Trick or Treat downtown

Fall Days and a favorite holiday make October one great month. My boys have their costumes chosen and since I'm not very handy with a needle and thread, we opt for the ease and convenience of store- bought costumes. That was an interesting trip but I was able to enjoy a few good laughs as th…

October 22, 2010 12:00 am

They are coming to Valparaiso in November

Five tremendous brass musicians — each a virtuoso in his own right — form the legendary Canadian Brass. With an international reputation as one of the most popular brass ensembles today, Canadian Brass has truly earned the distinction of “the world’s most famous brass group.”

September 24, 2010 12:00 am
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