Top 10 ValpoLife Community Articles of 2013

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: December 31, 2013

Top-VL-Community-2013As we look to ring in a great year, we are taking a peek back into some of the great stories from our Community section in 2013. There were many tales over the year, full of good news, helping hands reaching out to those in need, celebrations of life and family, and so much more.

Please join us as we look back at some of the most impactful Community stories of 2013.

LTYM Brings Tears of Joy, Laughter Through Stories of Motherhood

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The third annual Listen To Your Mother show celebrated motherhood from a wide range of perspectives. The show featured a cast of fifteen women, sharing stories which ranged from heartwrenching to hilarious and uplifting, about the smooth and rough patches of motherhood.

Caring for Those Who Protect and Serve

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A police officer and his K9 partner have a unique relationship and the Valparaiso Police Department depends on the caring staff at Vale Park Animal Hospital for the health of their K9s. This year, retired K9 Frida received exceptional cancer care from the hospital's own Dr. Bill Donohue.

Social Media Turns Into Avenue of Support for Local Family

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We all know how social media connects us, bringing worlds together. For a local family, social media became a source of solace and encouragement during an incredibly difficult time.

VHS Students Honored with Local Scholarships

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Several community organizations and individuals who wish to help make education a little more affordable and accessible honored VHS students this past spring, at a Scholarship Awards Night.

VHS Honors Seniors as High School Careers Come to a Close

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The VHS Senior Banquet celebrated the end of a great four years with an evening of food, laughter, and camaraderie. Senior royalty winners were announced as well!

Bill George Named 2013 Kiwanis Club Volunteer of the Year

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The Valparaiso Kiwanis honored the volunteer of the year, selecting its candidate out of 14 kind nominees who work hard to give back to the community.

Le Roc Salon Helps Woman Feel Gorgeous

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Partnering with Hello Gorgeous!, Le Roc Salon & Body Bar gave one local woman battling cancer a complimentary makeover, to help her feel more beautiful during a difficult time.

A Giant Help for Gentle Giants

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Instead of asking for presents, one local girl asked her friends and family to bring donations for the Porter County Animal Shelter, donations that filled the back of her mother's station wagon.

Valpo Kiwanis Sends-Off Local Recruits

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The Valparaiso Kiwanis held a send-off luncheon for military recruits of La Porte and Porter counties, bringing together all branches of the military along with families, friends, veterans, and recruiting officers.

Sign an Affirmation to Support Diversity in Valparaiso

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This year, we teamed up the Advisory Human Relations Council and many other local organizations to help the Valparaiso community come together and affirm diversity in the city.