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Updated: January 14, 2013 7:17AM



During the Christmas holidays, it seems wherever we go, whatever kind of store or business, there is music and singing filling the air.

It is such a happy feeling, and probably makes most of us spend more time and money. Yet the joy it brings keeps smiles on our faces.

As soon as Jan. 1 rolls around, though, it’s as if someone turns the electricity off, and no more music is heard.

But there will be reason for you to delight in song in February, so keep those smiles going. The Valparaiso Kiwanis Club is proud to present the Purdue Varsity Glee Club in concert at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at the Valparaiso High School auditorium.

These young men’s voices will thrill you as you listen to one of the finest singing groups in the nation, and it’s especially exciting to have some of our former Porter County high school students part of this awesome glee club.

If you are still trying to decide on something unique to give mom or dad, grandparents, or special friends, what could be better than treating them to such a delightful Sunday afternoon? Or, instead of flowers or candy this Valentine’s Day, get some extra hugs by having tickets inside that lovely card.

And the price is right! Advance tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students, and free for children up to age 5. Tickets at the door will be $15.

Tickets can be purchased from any Kiwanis member, at Purdue University North Central (600 Vale Park Road), the YMCA (1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive), or at the Festivals and Events Office (162 Lincolnway), all in Valpo.

Aren’t you glad I gave you such a great last-minute gift idea?

Early Christmas gifts were given to three Porter County Career and Technical Center students recently when they learned they had been nominated for the prestigious Award for Excellence, the highest state award for vocational students.

With 1,100 students eligible for this nomination, it is truly an honor for these young men to be recognized by their instructors as worthy.

Valparaiso High School senior Matt Mues was nominated by Curt Hawkins, criminal investigation instructor; Ben Brubaker, also a Valpo senior, represents the electronics and computer technology area, and was nominated by instructor Dave Kenning; Portage student Alexander Schreiser is the choice of the health occupations instructors for his expertise in health occupations and medical terminology.

To top it off, The PCCTC Alternative Energy Demonstration Project was nominated for an Indiana Partnership award.

It will be late in January before these outstanding students will know whether they are state winners, but their top-notch win is being chosen by their very own teachers.

Congratulations to all of you for all the efforts you put into being the best you can be. You are my pet persons of the week.

I would guess that many of you did much of your gift shopping online. Although I had no choice but to do that for some of my high-tech grandkids, I really don’t have any fun sitting down at a machine and pressing buttons to do my shopping.

I would rather shop “hands on.” While standing in a long line to purchase my items, I always end up chatting with the person in front of or behind me, and often the conversations are interesting and amusing.

If that puts me in the “old” category, that’s OK with me. I still like talking to people more than to a screen with words and pictures — and people can answer my questions much easier, too!

So, have fun online. My old friends and I will keep the stores open.

Then I hope you have a great day because you deserve it. Thanks for reading. Fly your flag.



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