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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.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am Photos

Photos

1953 Wedding of Parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

1953 Wedding of Parents of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Times columnist Philip Potempa's parents Peggy and Chester were married in 1953 with Peggy's twin sister Patty as the maid of honor and family friend Joe Ruszczyk as best man.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993

Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993

Peggy and Chester Potempa with Bride's Gown displayed at 40th Wedding Anniversary Party in 1993.

September 04, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Weekend fun includes both Corn and Mint cooking contests

FROM the FARM: Weekend fun includes both Corn and Mint cooking contests

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am
Chester Potempa in Farm Strawberry Patch on June 11, 2013

Chester Potempa in Farm Strawberry Patch on June 11, 2013

Chester Potempa, 83, father of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, picks strawberries on Tuesday in his new farm patch, which includes a frame of invading peppermint plants, in foreground.

June 12, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Lottie

FROM the FARM: Happy 90th Birthday Auntie Lottie

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Chester Potempa with Sisters Lottie (seated) and Loretta Celebrating Lottie's 90th Birthday

Chester Potempa with Sisters Lottie (seated) and Loretta Celebrating Lottie's 90th Birthday

Chester Potempa, father of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, joins sisters Loretta (standing) and Lottie, in Florida this week to celebrate Lottie's 90th Birthday with cake and homemade dandelion wine in the sunny morning room of her home near Sarasota, Fla.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Parents Peggy and Chester and Actress Mitzi Gaynor in March 2010

Times Columnist Philip Potempa with Parents Peggy and Chester and Actress Mitzi Gaynor in March 2010

Times Columnist Philip Potempa (left) is joined by his parents Peggy and Chester Potempa and singer/actress Mitzi Gaynor backstage at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville in this March 2010 file photo.

March 16, 2013 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Mushrooms not just a Halloween recipe ingredient

FROM the FARM: Mushrooms not just a Halloween recipe ingredient

Happy Halloween!

October 31, 2012 12:00 am
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