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Chester Potempa

Potempa Family Celebrating Father Chester's 85th Birthday

Potempa Family Celebrating Father Chester's 85th Birthday

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's (second from left) and his parents Chester and Peggy (center), celebrated Chester's 85th birthday at family barbecue hosted with Phil's siblings (left to right) David, Carol, Pam and Tom.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Happy 85th Birthday Dad!

FROM the FARM: Happy 85th Birthday Dad!

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 16, 2014 12:00 am
Fresh-Picked Strawberries from Potempa Farm

Fresh-Picked Strawberries from Potempa Farm

Fresh-picked strawberries from Chester Potempa's farm patch are rinsed, cleaned and then ready to be made into pies, toppings and preserves by Peggy Potempa.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Strawberries fade, but memories bloom in July

FROM the FARM: Strawberries fade, but memories bloom in July

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 02, 2014 12:00 am
Executive Editor Bill Nangle (left to right) with Peggy and Chester Potempa, Rita Nangle and Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Executive Editor Bill Nangle (left to right) with Peggy and Chester Potempa, Rita Nangle and Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Executive Editor Bill Nangle (left to right) with Peggy and Chester Potempa, parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa (far right) and Rita Nangle are shown at Thursday's retirement party at Briar Ridge Country Club in Munster. The Potempa Family presented a custom-made bluebird house create…

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Miss America Pageant back in AC where it all began

OFFBEAT: Miss America Pageant back in AC where it all began

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Revel Hotel and Casino in AC has record height, $2.4 billion price

OFFBEAT: Revel Hotel and Casino in AC has record height, $2.4 billion price

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 03, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Atlantic City and famed Boardwalk a favorite entertainment landmark

OFFBEAT: Atlantic City and famed Boardwalk a favorite entertainment landmark

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) with his Parents Chester and Peggy Potempa at Teibel's Valentine's Day Luncheon 2014

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) with his Parents Chester and Peggy Potempa at Teibel's Valentine's Day Luncheon 2014

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his parents Chester and Peggy stand at one of the display tables dedicated to USO entertainer Bob Hope, filled with personal effects from the late comedian who died at age 100 in 2003. The Potempa Family hosted their 6th Annual Valentine's Day Chari…

February 19, 2014 7:51 pm
OFFBEAT: Lowell reader wants update about actor Burt Reynolds

OFFBEAT: Lowell reader wants update about actor Burt Reynolds

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 29, 2014 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Reader wants weight update following 2010 Slim Down Challenge

OFFBEAT: Reader wants weight update following 2010 Slim Down Challenge

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Easy breakfast bake a great reason to turn on oven

FROM the FARM: Easy breakfast bake a great reason to turn on oven

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am
Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lakeshore Drive Apartment in December 2002

Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lakeshore Drive Apartment in December 2002

Chicago Gossip Columnist Irv "Kup" Kupcinet with Peggy and Chester Potempa in Kup's Lake Shore Drive Apartment in December 2002, with a portrait of Kup's late daughter Karyn hanging in the bedroom.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Chicago gossip columnist Kup never forgot beloved daughter

OFFBEAT: Chicago gossip columnist Kup never forgot beloved daughter

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Farm Thanksgiving includes first try at turkey deep-frying

FROM the FARM: Farm Thanksgiving includes first try at turkey deep-frying

Our family is thankful for how quickly my dad has been on the mend after his total knee replacement surgery last week.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Dad thankful for knee surgery

FROM the FARM: Dad thankful for knee surgery

Since the earliest days of summer, my dad has been combating a pesky left knee that hasn't wanted to cooperate with his busy and active lifestyle on our farm.

November 20, 2013 12:00 am
Chester Potempa's Custom Crafted Bluebird House and Peggy Potempa's Gift Basket of Homemade Jams and Preserves

Chester Potempa's Custom Crafted Bluebird House and Peggy Potempa's Gift Basket of Homemade Jams and Preserves

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's father, Chester Potempa, created a custom crafted bluebird house, with Phil's mother Peggy Potempa assembling a "From the Farm" gift Basket of her homemade jams and preserves for Lakeshore Public Media's 2013 Annual Holiday Auction.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
Chester Potempa with a Selection of His Custom Designed Birdhouses.

Chester Potempa with a Selection of His Custom Designed Birdhouses.

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's father Chester Potempa with a selection of his custom designed birdhouses.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Readers have lots to say, includes recipe request

FROM the FARM: Readers have lots to say, includes recipe request

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

September 11, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Mom and Dad

FROM the FARM: Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary Mom and Dad

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

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