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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 9 - November 11, 2018

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Here are some great ways to enjoy fall this weekend so stay warm and have some fun! There is memorable fun to be had the weekend like the wonderful Snowfest Arts & Crafts Show at Boone Grove High School, heartwarming Lakeshore Paws: Pets for Vets, challenging Rittenhouse Village Presents Vera Bradley Bingo, musical La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Opening Night Concert, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for November 9th - 11th!

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La Lumiere School Celebrates Culture and Basketball


Teacher Spotlight: Señora McDonnell

Mrs. Andrea McDonnell, or Señora as her students know her, has worked at La Lumiere for 15 years. She teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 4, Spanish Literature, and AP Spanish Language & Culture. Mrs. McDonnell is originally from Michigan City still lives there now, married with two kids. McDonnell attended the University of Dayton and has been teaching for 20 years in total.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Rita Barzoni


Rita Barzoni works at Paladin, a non-profit organization that provides services to those with special needs. She has dedicated the last 25 years to helping others. Her co-workers recognize Barzoni as one who excels at her job.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI November 2 - November 4, 2018


The holiday season is just around the corner so start it off right with some fun events this weekend! Here are some fun things across Northwest Indiana to enjoy this weekend like the colorful Holiday Craft Show, energetic Liberty Bible Church Women's Fitness Class, delicious 25th Annual Wind, Spirits & Beer Tasting, entertaining International Film Festival at Valparaiso University, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for November 2nd - 4th!

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#1StudentNWI: Michigan City High School Celebrates Homecoming, Class Olympics, and More


What’s Happened?

(Winning seniors celebrate after the class olympics - Photo Credit: Jeremy Lugbill)

Earlier this month, Michigan City High School showed its spirit during the week of Homecoming. From spirit week to the class olympics to game night itself, the students represented their school through fun activities that everyone could be involved in.

Student council mapped out most of the week, especially the spirit days and assembly. The goal of the week was not only to feature the homecoming candidates, but to have the four classes compete for the Spirit Stick through various events.

Spirit week consisted of a new theme each day: pajama day, decades day, half and half day, celebrity day, and class color day. Each day, all students in spirit wear were...

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Doug Ross


“There’s a lot of good that is done in the process of being a storyteller,” said Doug Ross.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI October 26 - October 28, 2018


Halloween is here so time to celebrate this spooky holiday with some wonderful events! There are many ways to enjoy this weekend like the delicious Trunk or Treat at Wicker Park, colorful Dance Party at the Y, hot Flame + Flair Halloween Festival, delightful Pumpkins in the Park, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for October 26th - 28th!

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#1StudentNWI: Westville's Halloween Festivities


What’s Recently Happened?

Fall has arrived! For the community of Westville, that means it’s time for our annual Pumpkin Festival and parade. Each year the Pumpkin Festival takes place at Prairie Meadow Park, where many vendors come from all over the area. This year, the fest took place on the weekend of September 28th through September 30th. Along with visiting all the shops each vendor has to offer, the Pumpkin Festival has much more to provide for a weekend full of entertainment for the whole family.

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A La Porte County Life in the Spotlight: Deborah Carter


Deborah Carter is Principal of Boston Middle School in La Porte. Known by her friends as Deb, she is self proclaimed people person. Her philosophy is to be hands-on with her teachers, students, and staff and flexible to their needs. Therefore, you won’t find Carter at her desk often. With her warm heart and strong work ethic, Carter is a wonderful role model for her school. She leads in style, always in a fashionable pair of shoes.

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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI October 19 - October 21, 2018


Time to start getting in the mood for Halloween this weekend! Look for an array of events to enjoy this weekend like the classic Flashback Cinema: Beetlejuice at the Portage 16 IMAX + GDX, spooky Boo at the Zoo, yummy Addison Pointe Health & Rehabilitation Center Trunk or Treat, musical City of Hammond hosts Monster Mash, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for October 19th - 21st!

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#1StudentNWI: MQT Digs Pink and Rehearses for the Fall Play


Student Spotlight

Grace Murphy is gearing up to act in her 13th production, Our Town. She has “been in two other plays at Marquette, and at least ten other plays at La Porte Little Theatre.”

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