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Top 10 Entertainment Articles of 2009

Another year has passed and it has been a busy one for ValpoLife. As we looked back on this momentous first year, we revisited some of the top articles in each section. Here are some of the most viewed articles in Entertainment:

Valparaiso’s Campground
Mink Lake Campground is currently Valparaiso's only campground open for business within the city limits. This small wooded location for camping is great, right on beautiful Mink Lake. The wonderful local attractions such as Mink Lake Golf Course and 49er Dive-In, along with the wonderful variety of outdoors recreation will have you and/or your relatives coming back season after season. Mink Lake in Indiana is a glorious selection for your in-laws with an RV who like to visit for an extend amount of time.
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Lux and Mie Boutique Spring Fashion Show
Lux & Mie Boutique has a new line of apparel for spring! To show it off the designer boutique hosted a seasonal fashion show. The show featured clothing, shoes, jewelery and more! Located in the heart of downtown Valparaiso, Lux & Mie is one of the cities newest, trendiest shops for all ages.
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Valpo Shop Highlight: Maurices
Maurices genuinely cares about customers, communities, associates, business partners, and results. This sense of caring and respect for one another, coupled with a recognition of ownership and accountability, allows Maurices to foster an environment of empowerment. They recognize and value the unique strengths and diversity of each individual, which makes for a better place to work, a better store to shop, and a better member of the community.
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ValpoLife Posts Photos from Weekend’s Activities
This past weekend was a great weekend to serve the Valparaiso community. On Saturday alone, there was the Dollars for Scholars 3 on 3 basketball tournament, Rebuilding Togther- Valparaiso's day for rebuilding the community, and the Taltree 10. The weather was welcoming, and ValpoLife.com was able to make it to all 3 events!
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PNC Students Develop Computer System for Salvation Army
Purdue University North Central students in the Computer & Information Technology program took on a challenge to apply their Information Technology stills to assist the Porter County Salvation Army. Students John Stratka and Joshua Sutton, are in the "Topics in Information Systems and Technology" senior capstone course, taught by Mark Smith, associate professor of Computer & Information Technology and department chair.
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Chanticleer, Vienna Boys’ Choir Highlight Choral Series
Two of the world’s most renowned choral groups and Valparaiso University ensembles will be featured during a special five-concert series of choral performances during the University’s 2009-2010 music season. Tickets go on sale July 6 for the Valparaiso University Choral Concert Series, taking places on the following dates.
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Garlic Mashed Potatoes by Porter Health System
This recipe is brought to you by Porter Health System's Health eCooking. These garlic mashed potatoes are fat free! Use skim milk instead of heavy cream to lower calories, fat, and sodium. Make these potatoes one day ahead, and refrigerate until just before serving.
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Valpo Velvet’s Grand Opening
Valpo Velvet Ice Cream Shoppe's grand opening was last Thursday, so we headed down there to check it out. We had a great time, had some great food and met a lot of fantastic loyal Valpo Velvet customers. How great is it that we are able to have our own gourmet ice cream shoppe that has been able to stand for three generations, right here in Valpo? We were able to put together a video for the shoppe while we were there,so be sure to check out the video after the read more.
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Book of Aerial Photography Now Available for Purchase
Great gift for family, friends, and businesses, just in time for Christmas! Large quantity orders offered at a discount! Stop by Air One and pick your copy up today! Local pilots and aerial photographers, Tom and Brad Cavanaugh released a hardback, coffee table-style book of over 100 color images of Northwest Indiana.
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Public Enemies Confidential: Johnny Depp, Michael Mann, and Me
The email hit my inbox on Thursday morning February 28, 2008. The message from the Joan Philo Casting Co. in Chicago blasted to the Times’ newsroom was straightforward: the agency was looking for real newspapermen, to be extras for an upcoming movie, Public Enemies. Women need not apply, there were no women reporters in the 1930s (or`40s or `50s, for that matter.) Oh, and by the way potential extras, the message said, the movie stars Johnny Depp.
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