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…
Custom decorated sheet cakes, designed by Wise Way Foods Bakery in Winfield, featured Bob Hope with wife Dolores, along with the couple's friend Phyllis Diller at Sunday's charity luncheon at Teibel's raising money for Honor Flight Chicago.
CHICAGO | Cub Scouts of Pack 773, who meet at Annunciata Parish on the East Side, spent time at their meeting crafting valentines for the residents of Manteno Veterans Home. The Scouts have been participating in the Valentines for Veterans Project for several years.
Tiger Cub Scout Cameron Spencer proudly displays his "handmade" valentine.
Webelos I Scout Matthew Gatton shows Tiger Scout Aiden August the proper way to display his heart on his valentine.
Bear Cub Scout Adrian Rodriguez works on writing his special message in his valentine.
Salmon Pate is a delicious and decadent creamy and flavorful spread for crackers and cucumber slices. Serve with champagne for an elegant, romantic treat.
SCHERERVILLE | Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up during American Heart Month to raise funds and awareness regarding heart disease.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
When I think of funny Valentine's Days memories, one in particular stands out to me.
Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.
CROWN POINT | Sunshine PAWS completed more than 150 successful adoptions in its first year of operation. But, more funding must be secured to keep the organization growing.
Fond of fondue: Legendary Geja's fondue restaurant sharing 'secret' melted cheese blend as V-Day favorite
Jeff Lawler, managing partner for Geja's Cafe fondue restaurant in Chicago's Lincoln Park area, is happy to be face to face with romance every day.
All wine pairs well with romance. But some bottles really wear their hearts on their labels.
Passion fruit, chocolate and Champagne. Could there be three ingredients better suited for a holiday built around love?
As we brace for yet another round of the polar vortex, why not whip up a batch of chili to put some spice in your routine? --- Kathleen Dorsey, Managing Editor, Shore Magazine.
A bite-and-sip warm-up party in the gallery at South Shore Arts on Tuesday, white sale extraordinaire at Tabor Hill and 18th Street successfully roasts a pig in spite of lake effect snow. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Times Columnist Philip Potempa's older sisters, Carol (left) and Pam, seen at February's Valentine's Day reader event at Teibel's, share same recipe favorites from their youth.
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