2018 Saw Proactive, Positive Progress In The Neighborhood

As a hectic holiday season winds down and a new year beckons, let us take a moment to reflect on 2018 and to contemplate what’s in store for us as neighbors in the future. Central Neighborhood grew more connected, strong, and safe over the past year. Here’s why I think so: With the successful resolution…

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A Time To Reflect

As autumn takes a more firm hold on us, it seems a good time to review and reflect on what we’ve been up to for the past 18 months and where we go from here. We are so very fortunate to live where we do. Our neighbors and those who lived here before us have…

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Library Of Conflict

UPDATE: Since first posting this, the CNA worked closely with members of the Porter County Library System’s board of trustees. They attended our meetings, listened to our concerns, and ultimately reversed course on their plans to move or raze the home at 105 Michigan. As of the July 2017 library board meeting, steps were being…

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Get Involved, Make History

Valpo’s Central Neighborhood Association (CNA) is launching a new history project and we need volunteers to help. We’ll be: Combing through archives at the library Interviewing long-time neighbors Making videos and photo montages Learning new things, and Having fun. The project will culminate in a digital archive on this website highlighting the great people, connections…

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My Vision For Central Neighborhood

Two months ago, I was asked to lead this community group, the CNA, in this Central Neighborhood — the most historic, most storied, most coveted, most walkable, most diverse, most neighborly in Valparaiso — into its next chapter. My predecessors, including some still living in the neighborhood and active in this association, have been at…

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