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OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Here's your chance to win autographed 'Little House' cookbook

OFFBEAT with PHIL POTEMPA: Here's your chance to win autographed 'Little House' cookbook

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 10, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

FROM the FARM: Birthday party memory includes young Betsy Palmer

Today is my 44th birthday, but rather than writing about my birthday party celebrations, today's column highlights this special day by sharing a wonderful reader story.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

Photos

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his Mother Peggy Potempa (left)

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his Mother Peggy Potempa (left)

Jim Nabors (center) with Times Columnist Philip Potempa (right) and his mother Peggy (left) in 2000.

August 06, 2014 12:00 am
Peggy Potempa (standing), Mother of Times Columnist Phil Potempa, is Shown with her Cousins Elsie Fae (left) and Dixie Ann

Peggy Potempa (standing), Mother of Times Columnist Phil Potempa, is Shown with her Cousins Elsie Fae (left) and Dixie Ann

Peggy Potempa (standing), mother of Times Columnist Phil Potempa, is shown last Wednesday at the Green Family Reunion with her cousins Elsie Fae (left) and Dixie Ann (right).

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
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
Peggy Potempa and Farm Collie Laddy with Family's 1969 Oldsmobile 85 Cutlass

Peggy Potempa and Farm Collie Laddy with Family's 1969 Oldsmobile 85 Cutlass

Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, is shown at the family farm in August 2000 with her collie Laddy and her mother's 1969 Oldsmobile 85 Cutlass.

July 06, 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
Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, with Comedienne Phyllis Diller in October 1994 in Indianapolis

Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, with Comedienne Phyllis Diller in October 1994 in Indianapolis

Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, is shown backstage swapping recipes with comedienne Phyllis Diller in October 1994 at Beef and Boards Dinner Theatre in Indianapolis.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am
Country Singer Vince Gill with Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Country Singer Vince Gill with Peggy Potempa, Mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa

Country Singer Vince Gill chats backstage with Peggy Potempa, mother of Times Columnist Philip Potempa, Thursday, following his concert at Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville.

May 10, 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
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
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
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