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FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing a wonderful reader story.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Birthday balloons

Birthday balloons

Birthday balloons are trapped under driftwood on the beach at the Portage Lakefront Park and Riverwalk.

August 05, 2014 11:40 am
OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' opens today, Blum bringing Frankie Valli back

OFFBEAT: 'Jersey Boys' opens today, Blum bringing Frankie Valli back

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 20, 2014 12:00 am
90-year-old ex-president makes parachute jump

90-year-old ex-president makes parachute jump

KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine | Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday on Thursday by making a tandem parachute jump near his summer home in coastal Maine, fulfilling a goal he made five years ago after a similar jump even though he can no longer use his legs.

June 12, 2014 6:24 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Chicago Cubs Valpo name Jeff Samardzija has media buzzing

OFFBEAT: Chicago Cubs Valpo name Jeff Samardzija has media buzzing

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 29, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Whiting reader looking for update on Fats Domino

OFFBEAT: Whiting reader looking for update on Fats Domino

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 05, 2014 12:00 am
Polish priest celebrates 80 years with faith and treasured memories

Polish priest celebrates 80 years with faith and treasured memories

Rev. Jozef Zuziak of Merrillville is known to many for not only for his devotion to prayer, but also for his harmonica and skiing hobbies.

January 15, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Valparaiso woman appears as contestant today on CBS 'Let's Make A Deal'

OFFBEAT: Valparaiso woman appears as contestant today on CBS 'Let's Make A Deal'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: WLS Radio's Larry Lujack dead at age 73

OFFBEAT: WLS Radio's Larry Lujack dead at age 73

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

December 19, 2013 11:24 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Betsy Palmer celebrating birthday and move from NYC

OFFBEAT: Betsy Palmer celebrating birthday and move from NYC

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 27, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County Courthouse 135th Birthday Celebration

Lake County Courthouse 135th Birthday Celebration

CROWN POINT | The Lake Courthouse Foundation is announcing a Birthday Celebration for “The Grand Old Lady” turning 135 years old.

August 30, 2013 1:35 pm Photos

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Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Joe Jackson, father of the late Michael Jackson, second from right, joined Mayor Rudy Clay, far right in honor of what would have been Michael's 53rd birthday. The senior Jackson cut the 360 degree cake made by Sugarbuds in Toronto that featured images from Michael's career.

June 04, 2013 6:43 pm
Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Joe Jackson, the patriarch of the Jackson 5 family, cuts one of three cakes made for his son, Michael Jackson's birthday as more than 200 fans gathered at 2300 Jackson St.

June 04, 2013 6:14 pm
Pat Boone Celebrating 75th Birthday

Pat Boone Celebrating 75th Birthday

Singer Pat Boone is shown celebrating his 75th birthday with cake at his office in Beverly Hills on June 1, 2009.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
Pat Boone ready to celebrate early birthday with Drury Lane audiences

Pat Boone ready to celebrate early birthday with Drury Lane audiences

With a nearly 60-year career performing, entertainer Pat Boone said he's not sure how he managed to never be booked for a concert at any of the Drury Lane theaters in Chicagoland.

May 10, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader trying to find WLS Radio's Larry Lujack

OFFBEAT: Reader trying to find WLS Radio's Larry Lujack

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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"Topps" for a day

 

April 28, 2013 12:00 am
101 and going strong

101 and going strong

HAMMOND | Olga Stiga, resident at Hammond Whiting Care Center and lifelong Whiting resident, celebrated her 101 birthday Feb. 25.

March 01, 2013 3:05 pm Photos

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Hammond Fighter Miguel Torres

Hammond Fighter Miguel Torres

Fighter Miguel Torres celebrated his 32nd birthday at AquaVor nightclub in Hammond on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013.

January 27, 2013 12:00 am
Kids celebrate birthday party for Jesus

Kids celebrate birthday party for Jesus

Barb Harrison, seated, reads the story of the Nativity at the Birthday Party for Jesus hosted Wednesday by North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan for preschool-age children at Wicker Memorial Park Clubhouse in Highland.

December 12, 2012 2:17 pm
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