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Small Business Citizenship: The Full-Participation Practice of Dr. Gus Galante

Small Business Citizenship: The Full-Participation Practice of Dr. Gus Galante

Co-chair Gus Galante greets riders just before the start of the annual Hospice Hustle at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point in September. The 25-, 62- or 100-mile bike ride benefits the non-profit Hospice of the Calumet Area. This is the tenth year for the benefit ride.

October 08, 2014 11:20 am
Tax cuts, land-based gaming top casino wish lists

Tax cuts, land-based gaming top casino wish lists

INDIANAPOLIS | A panel of Hoosier lawmakers seeking strategies to stem the state's gaming tax revenue decline and preserve 13,000 casino jobs listened closely late last week as Indiana casino operators shared their ideas.

September 28, 2014 10:45 pm Related
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Big names headline Munster Friends of Theatre luncheon

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Big names headline Munster Friends of Theatre luncheon

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am
Pedaling fundraisers

Pedaling fundraisers

Riders head out at the start of Sunday's 10th annual Hospice Hustle at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Bicyclists had the choice of 25-, 62- or 100-mile bike rides to benefit the nonprofit Hospice of the Calumet Area.

September 21, 2014 9:15 am
Pedaling fundraisers

Pedaling fundraisers

Co-chairman Gus Galante greets riders before the start of Sunday's 10th annual Hospice Hustle at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point. Bicyclists had the choice of 25-, 62- or 100-mile rides to benefit the nonprofit Hospice of the Calumet Area.

September 21, 2014 9:15 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hammond grad's Tippi tribute is stage return of 'Birds'

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Hammond grad's Tippi tribute is stage return of 'Birds'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 20, 2014 12:00 am
Bead For Life Earth Necklace

Bead For Life Earth Necklace

BeadforLife, a non-profit organization, has beautiful new handmade jewelry to help make a difference and look good doing it. The group creates sustainable opportunities for women to lift themselves out of extreme poverty through their own hard work. Women in Uganda create beautiful jewelry o…

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Fifth Third Bank, Gwyneth Paltrow event raising money for cancer fight

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Fifth Third Bank, Gwyneth Paltrow event raising money for cancer fight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 04, 2014 12:00 am
Riley Mandel and Father Howie Mandel

Riley Mandel and Father Howie Mandel

Riley Mandel, 21, and her father, Howie Mandel, attend the 20th annual Race to Erase MS Event in May at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Amen to cops vs. church flag football fundraiser

WILLIAM NANGLE: Amen to cops vs. church flag football fundraiser

We are all familiar with the doctrine that separates church and state. Well, in Crown Point the line will be a bit blurry Sunday, Sept. 14. That’s when members of the First United Methodist Church will take on officers of the Crown Point Police Department in a game of flag football.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Tiramisu dessert tribute takes top honor at Taste of Care

FROM the FARM: Tiramisu dessert tribute takes top honor at Taste of Care

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

July 09, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Fans fascinated by both Doris Day and her age

OFFBEAT: Fans fascinated by both Doris Day and her age

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 07, 2014 12:00 am Video
OFFBEAT: Kathie Lee's summer vacation includes Doris Day

OFFBEAT: Kathie Lee's summer vacation includes Doris Day

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

FROM the FARM: Time to taste and dine while helping worthy causes

FROM the FARM: Time to taste and dine while helping worthy causes

While serving as guest speaker at Saturday's 60th Anniversary Luncheon Celebration for St. Mary's Medical Center Auxiliary of Hobart, reader Sarah Boyajian of Hammond asked me an interesting question.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
AP Photos: Maya Angelou's life and art

AP Photos: Maya Angelou's life and art

Publisher Edward Lewis, left, television producer Suzanne de Passe, second from left, actress Ruby Dee and poet laureate Maya Angelou, right, pose for photographers before they were honored at the Eighth Annual Black History Makers Awards dinner in New York on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1994. The ev…

May 28, 2014 5:23 pm
OFFBEAT: LongHorn Steakhouses launch new 'Prime Time' menu for perfect portions

OFFBEAT: LongHorn Steakhouses launch new 'Prime Time' menu for perfect portions

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Alligator hat nets top award at 2014 WANISS May Wine Brunch

OFFBEAT: Alligator hat nets top award at 2014 WANISS May Wine Brunch

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 18, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana Dunes Altrusa chapter kicks off 70th year

HOBART | Altrusa International of the Indiana Dunes will install the 2014-15 officers and kick off its 70-year celebration at its monthly meeting from 5:30  to 8:30 p.m. today at the Hobart Elks Lodge 1152, 3580 W. 61st Ave.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Hats favorite crowning moment of WANISS May Wine

OFFBEAT: Hats favorite crowning moment of WANISS May Wine

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Teens can give back through time, talent

YOUNG VOICES: Teens can give back through time, talent

As a high school student hoping to capture a decent part-time job this summer, I realize I will more than likely be making minimum wage. As long as I can take some of the burden off of my parents when it comes to things like gas money, my Barnes & Noble book buying addiction, or saving f…

April 28, 2014 12:00 am
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