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OFFBEAT: Columnist and TV personality Dorsey Connors lived storied life

OFFBEAT: Columnist and TV personality Dorsey Connors lived storied life

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 19, 2014 12:00 am

ISP offers tips for safe holiday weekend

This weekend, Memorial Day weekend marks the official start of the summer travel season. Many folks are gearing up for that summer vacation. Your Indiana State Police offer a few tips one should keep in mind when traveling. First, carrying large amounts of cash is not a good idea. Carry only…

May 21, 2013 7:35 pm

We’re not watering down this threat to your chimney

CROWN POINT | We are big fans of the May flowers, but we’re more concerned with something else April showers can bring: indications of serious damage to chimneys.

April 22, 2013 5:12 pm
Eating like a Bird: Today's design for bird feeders offers seed of change

Eating like a Bird: Today's design for bird feeders offers seed of change

Tia Wilks, owner of Jake's Feed and Garden, doesn't believe the expression "bird-brain" is very accurate.

November 29, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Color for cold weather: Blooming plants add a splash of indoor color during winter's long dark days

Color for cold weather: Blooming plants add a splash of indoor color during winter's long dark days

The first official day of winter is still a month away. But the season is now in full swing for shorter days and less sunshine to herald the arrival of months of cold and colorless outside landscapes.

November 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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A strong reminder: Late-summer is the time to plant garlic

A strong reminder: Late-summer is the time to plant garlic

The vegetable many gardeners are most likely to forget to plant each year is garlic, which is also called "the stinking rose."

September 19, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Backyard greenhouses allow cultivation and climate control for plant management

Backyard greenhouses allow cultivation and climate control for plant management

While Steve Penrod, owner of First Class Deck in Hobart, was working on a deck project for a client, he also found himself helping construct a greenhouse for the same yard.

August 29, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, left, shakes hands with Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas during Pence's tour of Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of his statewide "listening" tour. Pence is the Republican candidate for governor.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence shakes hands Friday with programmer Brandon Marcotte at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of Pence's statewide "listening" tour.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence, second from right, speaks to supporters Friday at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso, including Portage Mayor James Snyder, from left, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas and Task Force Tips CEO Stewart McMillan, as part of Pence's statewide "listening" tour.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

Task Force Tips CEO Stewart McMillan, left, shows U.S. Rep. Mike Pence various machines involved in the factory's production line of firefighting nozzles during Pence's statewide "listening" tour on Friday. Pence is the Republican candidate for governor.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence in Valparaiso

U.S. Rep. Mike Pence speaks to local supporters Friday at Task Force Tips in Valparaiso as part of his statewide "listening" tour.

March 16, 2012 1:45 pm
Dems' Gregg smiles while shredding Pence in campaign ads

Dems' Gregg smiles while shredding Pence in campaign ads

Republican gubernatorial candidate U.S. Rep. Mike Pence.

March 16, 2012 12:00 am
Illinois tipped workers make more than double Indiana's

Illinois tipped workers make more than double Indiana's

On a busy day, Jessi Goodman makes hot tea, serves coffee, takes three tables' worth of orders, serves their food, refills coffee, gets the hot sauce and brings dessert -- all in one hour.

August 02, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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Of Notoriety: DVD Organization Tips

Of Notoriety: DVD Organization Tips

I've been spending my summer shadowing Times Columnist Philip Potempa, who is also my professor at Valparaiso University. During my time shadowing Professor Potempa and writing on this blog, I have discovered an enjoyment of writing film reviews. As a lover of cinema, movies have always had…

June 28, 2011 4:27 pm Photos

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Tech-savvy retailers boost holiday sales

Tech-savvy retailers boost holiday sales

Technology has ratcheted up the holiday shopping game for consumers and retailers, making this season more hands-on than ever.

December 05, 2010 12:00 am Related

Green investing tips

Venture abroad: European companies set the pace in development and deployment of green technology. Many are more profitable than their fledgling U.S. counterparts.

October 03, 2007 12:00 am

At the alter: How to plan a green wedding

Brides and grooms are showing love for one another -- and the earth -- with environmentally friendly weddings. Hosting green nuptials mainly comes down to making eco-conscious tweaks on tradition.

October 03, 2007 12:00 am

At work: Green is a growth industry

Tom Ochsner of St. Peters, Mo., makes a living by advising homeowners how to save money on home heating and cooling bills.

October 03, 2007 12:00 am

At home: Eliminate those hidden hazards

Toxic chemicals aren't just a threat in the outdoor environment. They're creeping into American homes.

October 03, 2007 12:00 am
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