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Administrative Professionals to be recognized at luncheon

Administrative Professionals to be recognized at luncheon

MERRILLVILLE | Catholic Charities, Diocese of Gary, will hold a luncheon on Administrative Professionals Day, April 23, to recognize the work of these individuals.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Hope luncheon a success, along with cookie request

FROM the FARM: Hope luncheon a success, along with cookie request

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Flower power,  book and 'Bachelor' floral, chase away winter blues

OFFBEAT: Flower power, book and 'Bachelor' floral, chase away winter blues

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Throw in the Trowel" by Kate Collins

"Throw in the Trowel" by Kate Collins

"Throw in the Trowel" ($7.99 Signet Press) is the 16th installment in author Kate Collins' popular Flower Shop Mysteries book series.

February 07, 2014 12:00 am
Writers celebrate their craft

Writers celebrate their craft

CROWN POINT | Write-on Hoosiers members were joined by fellow writers to celebrate the group's 25th anniversary in a recent event held at the Lakes of the Four Seasons Clubhouse.

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Seed No Evil" by Kate Collins and Penguin Publishing August 2013 Release

"Seed No Evil" by Kate Collins and Penguin Publishing August 2013 Release

"Seed No Evil" ($7.99 Penguin Publishing 2013) is the 14th book title in the popular Flower Shop Mysteries series written by author Kate Collins. Set for release in August 2013, it promises the wedding of main character Abby Knight after a nearly decade wait for fans of florist-turned-sleuth.

July 30, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Local author and Vera Wang both ready for summer weddings

OFFBEAT: Local author and Vera Wang both ready for summer weddings

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Lost Valentino and Gloria Swanson silent film showing Saturday

OFFBEAT: Lost Valentino and Gloria Swanson silent film showing Saturday

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
"Seed No Evil" by Kate Collins and Penguin Publishing

"Seed No Evil" by Kate Collins and Penguin Publishing

"Seed No Evil" ($7.99 Penguin Publishing 2013) is the 14th book title in the popular Flower Shop Mysteries series written by author Kate Collins. Set for release in August 2013, it promises the wedding of main character Abby Knight after a nearly decade wait for fans of the florist-turned-sleuth.

May 16, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Author Kate Collins ready for character Abby's August wedding

OFFBEAT: Author Kate Collins ready for character Abby's August wedding

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 16, 2013 12:00 am
Local author draws inspiration from gardening

Local author draws inspiration from gardening

An avid gardener, Linda Tsoutsouris created and maintained elaborate perennial gardens, vegetable gardens and rose gardens at her home in Valparaiso. A former elementary school teacher in Munster, Tsoutsouris also wrote romance novels set in Indiana and Illinois in the 1800s.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: New 'Nightshade' latest in 'Flower Shop Mysteries'

OFFBEAT: New 'Nightshade' latest in 'Flower Shop Mysteries'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am
"Nightshade on Elm Street" by Kate Collins

"Nightshade on Elm Street" by Kate Collins

Kate Collins' popular latest 'Flower Shop Mysteries' book title "Nightshade on Elm Street" was released on Nov. 6, 2012.

November 08, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: NWI stars in region romance author's steamy novel

OFFBEAT: NWI stars in region romance author's steamy novel

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: 'Flower Shop Mysteries' book series getting stage treatment

OFFBEAT: 'Flower Shop Mysteries' book series getting stage treatment

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 18, 2012 12:00 am

Best-selling author to speak at Influential Women event

CROWN POINT | New York Times extended-list, best-selling author Kate Collins of Valparaiso will give opening remarks at Influential Women of Northwest Indiana, 5 to 8 p.m. May 31 at Radisson Star Plaza, Merrillville.

March 01, 2012 2:49 pm
Valparaiso author to speak at Influential Women event

Valparaiso author to speak at Influential Women event

MERRILLVILLE | New York Times extended-list, best-selling author Kate Collins of Valparaiso will give opening remarks at Influential Women of Northwest Indiana, 5 to 8 p.m. May 31 at Radisson Star Plaza, Merrillville.

February 29, 2012 12:12 pm
OFFBEAT: Kate Collins mystery book signings and Gary dinner theater premiere in the spotlight

OFFBEAT: Kate Collins mystery book signings and Gary dinner theater premiere in the spotlight

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

November 03, 2011 12:00 am
Valpo author, favorite sleuth solves latest crime

Valpo author, favorite sleuth solves latest crime

In her latest book, Kate Collins, author of The Flower Shop Mystery series, takes us back to the era of traditional mysteries –– a genre exemplified by Agatha Christie who specialized in stately mansion murders where everyone seems to have a motive. Of course, Christie never had Abby Knight,…

October 30, 2011 12:00 am
Author Kate Collins

Author Kate Collins

Author Kate Collins has written 11 books in her popular Flower Shop Mysteries series. The latest book, "Night of the Living Dandelion" is available April 5, 2011.

May 02, 2011 12:00 am
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