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Valpo Night Ride 2019

The Valpo Night Ride is this weekend. Valpo Parks officials say the 15-mile ride around the city lets participants bicycle by starlight as a group at a safe pace. The Valpo Night Ride, which has a 10 pm start time, is Saturday August 24th, and registration is available online at the Valpo Parks website.

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New ‘Sign Toppers’ Going Up on Street Signs in Banta Neighborhood

In Valparaiso, twenty-four new sign toppers are going up in the Banta neighborhood thanks to the city’s Neighborhood Grant Program and the Banta Neighborhood Association, which represents about five-hundred homes on Valpo’s northeast side. The sign toppers on selected street signs feature a design inspired by a home on Locust Street. The actual graphic was […]

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Chasing Dreams ‘Dream Walk’ at Festival Park in Hobart

In Hobart, it’s the Dream Walk – Walk for a Cause, A Walk for Awareness this Sunday August 25th at Festival Park and Community Center to benefit Chasing Dreams, a nonprofit that provides educational, physically motivating and socially encouraging programs for individuals with special needs and their families. Walk registration is available online. The nonprofit […]

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Hammond Public Library Plans Furniture Sale

The Hammond Public Library plans a furniture sale this Friday, August 23rd and Saturday, August 24th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Those interested in purchasing may visit the library’s Community Room on those days to view the items for sale, such as chairs of various types, desks, stepstools, small tables, shelving, and […]

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Kankakee Valley REMC to Host Electric Vehicle Test Drive Experience

In Wanatah, Kankakee Valley REMC is hosting an electric vehicle test drive experience next week. The member-owned rural electric cooperative purchased a 2019 Chevy Bolt this year and is giving area residents a chance to get behind the wheel. The event is August 26 from 7:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and August 27 from 7:30 […]

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Chicago Air and Water Show is this Weekend

The 61st Annual Chicago Air and Water Show is this Saturday and Sunday at North Avenue Beach and is free. City of Chicago officials say planes take off and land at Gary/Chicago International Airport. Headliners include the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the Army Parachute Team Golden Knights, and the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team. South Shore […]

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Valparaiso’s Transit Connect Takes Riders to South Shore Line

In Valparaiso, there’s a new bus route that’s been taking riders to the South Shore Line every day. South Shore Transit Connect runs between Valpo’s Transit Center on Brown Street to the South Shore’s Chesterton Dune Park Station six times daily. The new service began two weeks ago, on August 1st and will be offered […]

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Challenger Learning Center to Host ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ Laser Light Show

In Hammond, the Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana will be holding an adults only Dark Side of the Moon Laser Light Show Spectacular August 23rd. There will be two evening show times, one hour each (from 7 PM – 8 PM and 8 PM – 9 PM.) Guests will be treated to a full […]

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Strack and Van Til’s ‘Checkout Challenge’ Helping The Salvation Army

Strack and Van Til’s “Checkout Challenge” is helping out the Salvation Army. It started Monday August 5th and continues through August 18th. The Salvation Army says rounding up your grocery bill to the next dollar at the checkout line will provide needed support for programs benefiting children, adults and families in Lake, Porter and Jasper […]

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Hammond to Host ‘Protecting Places of Worship Forum’

The City of Hammond and Hammond Police Department are presenting an interfaith meeting focused on preventing and responding to hate crimes targeting places of worship. The free “Protecting Places of Worship Forum”, facilitated by the US Department of Justice Community Relations Service, is August 16th at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and participants are […]

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