In Valparaiso, the Popcorn Fest is a tradition. People from all throughout the community come together to celebrate. Community organizations, school sports, clubs, and many others march in the parade down Lincoln Way. People young and old run in the Popcorn Panic and enjoy themselves at the festival to follow.
One of the keys to every successful nonprofit are the volunteers supporting their mission, but they always need a little guidance and that is where volunteer managers like Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana’s Joan Vith step in.
What a very lively weekend; we have with something for everyone to enjoy! Looking across Northwest Indiana, we have the classic Steve Miller Band at the PAV, delicious Portage BrewFest & Taco Test, colorful Dunes Arts Foundation Hosts Plein Air Art Event and Public Art Sale, patriotic Valparaiso Varsity Football Celebrates Patriot Night and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 21st - 23rd!
What’s Recently Happened?
On Wednesday, August 15th, summer vacation came to an end and students arrived back at Westville High School for the new school year. Everyone has been adjusting to new classes, and for some, new teachers as well. This school year brings many new changes. For one Monday a month, students will get to experience a scheduled two-hour delay day. Last year, it was a fifteen minute late start every Wednesday, but this year, this time was combined into one longer delay for teachers to get more beneficial work time.
Not many people can say that they were both a chef and a teacher at the same school, but Mrs. Angie Williams is the exception. Mrs. Williams started, and managed, La Terrazza Deli, the school’s cafeteria, last year.
Sara Farlie is one of La Porte High School’s multi-sport athletes, but her talent does not stop there; Sara has been selected to represent LPHS not only through her athletic abilities, but also in ways which showcase her intelligence and outgoing personality.
A New Winning Culture for the Ingots
Athletes from all over the state have been starting competition for the 2018 fall sports season and, at River Forest, a particular team has been standing out in regards of the improvement that has been made in such a short time. A known thing that River Forest High School has been able to prove in the last few years is how strong of an athletic program a small school can really have. The athletes from the small town have given some of the best a run for their money and even taken them down. You can never count River Forest out of the running because their athletes are known to battle until the end.
Sarah Ellman, owner and instructor at Sarah Ladybug YOGA, has always believed improving one person’s life improves others’ lives, eventually creating a healthy and loving community. Ellman has done so much for the Northwest Indiana community through her work and activism, which has been influenced by nature and the idea that everything and everyone serves another.
Be it the lingering warmth of summer or incoming cool breeze of fall, the weather is just right to enjoy great events this weekend! Lets see what kinds of fun can be had this weekend, there is the exotic World Cultural Festival, healthy LifeWorks Family Fun Day, energetic Falling Waters 5K Classic Run/Walk, heartwarming Packathon, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 14th - 16th!
While there were many new students that have decided to attend East Porter County schools, there are also several new teachers that have joined. Katie Goldbranson, an eager teacher that is elated to begin her career at Kouts, is one amongst the many that have migrated to the small town.
What’s Going On:
The 2018-2019 school year is officially in session as of August 15! The school has some brand new teachers, as well as a brand new trades building to expand the vocational program.