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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Comic Jerry Lewis and singer son Gary Lewis share stage

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Comic Jerry Lewis and singer son Gary Lewis share stage

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 02, 2014 12:00 am
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AJ Rodriguez, of East Chicago, tries his luck at the strength challenge game Monday afternoon at the Labor Day Festival in Highland.

September 01, 2014 5:08 pm
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Children take to the air Monday on one of the rides on the Midway at the Highland Labor Day Festival.

September 01, 2014 5:05 pm
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Carol Millman pours out some homemade root beer Monday afternoon at the Highland Labor Day Festival.

September 01, 2014 5:05 pm
Summer send-off parade

Summer send-off parade

Bands from Washington Township and Morgan Township high schools are in the spotlight Monday as they march down Ind. 49 in the Malden Labor Day Parade.

September 01, 2014 4:33 pm
Summer send-off parade

Summer send-off parade

Children adults gather candy tossed along the Ind. 49 parade route Monday in Malden. It was the town's 16th annual Labor Day event.

September 01, 2014 4:33 pm
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The Lions Club mascot waves to the crowd during the Lowell Labor Day Parade on Monday.

September 01, 2014 3:46 pm
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Members of area labor unions march and throw candy Monday during the Lowell Labor Day Parade.

September 01, 2014 3:47 pm
Hour Glass museum hosts Ogden Dunes Stories Project

Hour Glass museum hosts Ogden Dunes Stories Project

OGDEN DUNES | The history of a Northwest Indiana beach community was on display Sunday at the Hour Glass Museum.

August 31, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

BRIAN HOWEY: Awaiting Evan Bayh’s profound decision

NASHVILLE, Ind. | Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 when he appears at a Northwest Indiana One Region event, Evan Bayh is expected to make a decision that will have emphatic political ramifications for Indiana over the next decade.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
BOB HEISSE: Chime in about voting, get ready to participate at the polls

BOB HEISSE: Chime in about voting, get ready to participate at the polls

Labor Day weekend signals the end of summer for some, the start of college football for others and the political campaign season for all.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Celebrating the value of work

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Celebrating the value of work

“It was working men and women who made the 20th Century the American century.” -- President Barack Obama

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Whether you see the results or not, all work is important

In this age of specialization, the meaning of work gets harder to explain. I know that sounds like a bunch of drivel, but think about conversations that you have with people outside of work and you will have a clearer understanding of what I mean by the meaning of work.

August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Labor Day closings

CHESTERTON

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 56: Deep River Water Park

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 56: Deep River Water Park

For kids and young parents in the region, visiting Deep River Water Park is a ritual as summery as hot dogs on the grill.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am
ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor East surpassed previous safety record

EAST CHICAGO | Labor unions secured weekends, breaks, paid vacations, sick leaves, 8-hour workdays and countless other benefits you might have seen enumerated on bumper stickers or in chain emails. 

August 29, 2014 5:00 am
Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

LOWELL | Grabbing up a couple of Bishop Noll Institute commemorative plates from 1966, Sharon Speichert paid for her purchase, then perused items in a nearby booth.

August 28, 2014 7:36 pm Photos

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Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Lauren Enchis, of St. John, sits in her booth and does crossword puzzles as she waits for shoppers.

August 28, 2014 5:30 pm
Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Garage sale kicks off Lowell Labor Day celebration

Shoppers check out some kids toys and clothes Thursday during the Lowell townwide garage sale.

August 28, 2014 5:30 pm

Highland hosts its first Labor Day festival

HIGHLAND | Highland hosts its first Labor Day Festival Friday through Monday in Main Square Park, 3001 Ridge Road.

August 27, 2014 6:28 pm
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