Dawn Zigler grew up in rural La Porte County and spent a lot of time in La Porte growing up. She attended La Porte High School and studied at Purdue North Central after graduation. Now, she is celebrating 16 years at Meridian Title Corporation and currently works as a Senior Account Manager.
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!
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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.
For Beth Pishkur, community is everything. She’s Michigan City born and raised, and a lifelong health professional dedicated to improving the city she loves.
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!
One of the things La Lumiere prides itself on is the diversity of the community. For many students, like senior Natalia Trejo Bax, that diversity is what drew them to La Lumiere and what makes La Lumiere feel like home. Natalia is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. She moved to the United States when she was 5 and spent the majority of her childhood in North Carolina. She now lives in South Bend, Indiana with her parents, Anne Bax and Guillermo Trejo, and her twin brother, who is also a student at La Lu, Julian Trejo Bax.
Having and maintaining a sense of community is very important to people who have given back and benefited from the surrounding area. For Liz Burnham of La Porte, being a part of the community has become one of her many passions in life and has allowed her to get where she is today.
Fall time is still fun time! Where to begin, this weekend has several fun things to do like the popping Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, stylish Lubeznik Center for the Arts: Friday Night Fever, tasteful Wine Down Summer, watery Dunebrook's 5th Annual Dragon Boat Races and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for September 7th - 9th!
Communication, hard work, and giving back are goals in life that people strive to achieve. For Steve Olson of La Porte, Indiana, these are not only goals; they are a part of his daily lifestyle.