As people prepare to fire up the grills and head to the beach for one last summer hurrah this Labor Day weekend, thoughts of colder days ahead come to mind.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
Different nuts with nutcracker
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MUNSTER | Northwest Indiana residents could see the first snowflakes of the season as soon as Monday evening.
Arthur Fykes, Hazel Crest | "I enjoy the weather because it's cooler and the leaves turning different colors and the sun rises and sets in a different position. I also enjoy driving through the forest preserves."
Jamaal Watson, Crown Point | "I get out to an apple orchard and get ready for Halloween."
Donna Maik, Hobart | "I love fall. It's my best season. I like the cooler weather and the season's changes."
Debbie Bruskoski, Gary | "Campfires and s'mores. It's the one thing I miss about not having a camper."
Walter Kania, Hobart | "It's nice. To me everything is getting ready to rest for the winter. The beautiful colors and the temperature changes, the fresh air and the storms are all part of fall."
Mary Bolinger, Valparaiso | "I like to walk in the woods and look at the colors. I take my grandchildren to the park for a picnic and walk through the leaves."
Region views on autumn
Region views on autumn
Farm wife Joann Scamerhorn's home-canned peaches await the pantry and basement cellar to be enjoyed throughout the winter, celebrating this fall's bountiful fruit harvest.
Fresh and moist zucchini bread, created by Times Columnist Philip Potempa's mother Peggy, is easy to make, using a simple family recipe by retired farm town teacher Anne Eckert.
A black and white barn cat proudly patrols the side yard of the Potempa Farm.
Natalie and Dino Northway November 11, 2011 Prairie Avenue Gallery Chicago, Illinois
Pumpkin is a vine vegetable that is low in calories, yet full of nutritional boosters such as carotenes, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E and fiber.
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