It’s the middle of summer and already Valpo has been bustling with activity. For students, no school and no homework means there's plenty of freedom! There are so many activities for students to take part in like riding bikes, driving through the country, shopping, grabbing dessert, or seeing a show, and luckily, Valparaiso makes all those options a possibility.
Old Time Country Market
In May, it was announced that the there would be a new grocery store opening in the Westville community. After months of anticipation, the time is here! Old Time Country Market is open and in business.
Lisa Lemmons is a native of Chesterton, Indiana and has lived in the Region for 22 years. She works for Press Ganey Associates and is passionate about patient care, health and safety. She continuously puts others first, and has always been a big believer in helping people and genuinely caring about the needs of others.
No time like summer time! So many great choices for this weekend like celebrating with McAfee Animal Hospital for their 75th anniversary, watching a classic Studio Ghibli film - Princess Mononoke, enjoying the action of Hub of Awesome Waterski Show, listening to your hearts content to the great bands at the Festival of the Lakes or any of the other many options this weekend! Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for July 20th - 22th!
Recently happened: Hoosier Girls State
From June 24-30 at Trine University, around 500 girls from all over the state of Indiana gathered for the 77th annual Hoosier Girls State. Hoosier Girls State is run by the American Legion Auxiliary. While at Hoosier Girls State (HGS), delegates took part in creating a mock government within their fictional political party, the Nationalists and Federalists, and also within their cities, counties, and state. Girls could run for a number of offices including county sheriff and governor of HGS. They could also be a part of their party’s platform committee which chose the issues their party wanted to help change.
What happened recently
During the 4th of July festival there were many bright and sunny days to celebrate. Those days consisted of five fun filled days of carnival rides, food, arts and crafts booths, and a diverse line-up of musical talents. The Kiddy Parade on July 1st, as well as the Twilight Parade on July 3rd were also held in fair weather.
Baseball, Leadership, and New Students
Even though the school year officially ended in May, the Fifty-Niners continued to succeed outside of the classroom well into the month of June. One state athletic title just wasn’t enough this year, and on June 16, the Niners brought home the 3A Baseball State Title.
Known as “Grandma” to the Hobart High School theatre kids, Nancy Petruska has served as a role model and compassionate supporter for people across Northwest Indiana. Whether baking cookies, volunteering to help the growth of young people, or supporting local businesses, Petruska has a way of making sure everyone she meets feels the love.
Time to enjoy summer in the area with a fun filled weekend! Try some ethnic Greek food at the Grecian Festival, watch a vintage baseball game featuring the Sunset Hills Colonels V. Chicago Salmon, enjoy the action of Northwest Indiana's roller derby league, or any of the many other choices this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 13th - 15th!
As the summer months approach, students are often impatiently waiting for their release from the education system, daydreaming about the boundless fun they are going to experience with their new freedom. Vacations, sleeping in, and pool parties are all the rage during those final months of the school year. Some students, however, have other activities in mind.
The Golden Ingot Pride Marching Band Marches Through The Summer
This Fourth of July was an extremely hot and humid one, but that didn't stop the River Forest marching band from appearing in the local parades. Despite weather in the 90’s, high humidity, and the sun glaring down on everyone, the marching band was able to push through and deliver a great show for the community. The marching band performed in the Lake Station parade Tuesday night and in the Hobart parade Wednesday morning.