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Valentines Day

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
Custom Decorated Cakes Featuring Bob Hope with Wife Dolores and His Friend Phyllis Diller

Custom Decorated Cakes Featuring Bob Hope with Wife Dolores and His Friend Phyllis Diller

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.

February 19, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts create valentines for veterans

Scouts create valentines for veterans

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.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Scouts create valentines for veterans

Scouts create valentines for veterans

Tiger Cub Scout Cameron Spencer proudly displays his "handmade" valentine.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts create valentines for veterans

Scouts create valentines for veterans

Webelos I Scout Matthew Gatton shows Tiger Scout Aiden August the proper way to display his heart on his valentine.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
Scouts create valentines for veterans

Scouts create valentines for veterans

Bear Cub Scout Adrian Rodriguez works on writing his special message in his valentine.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am
New Products for Friday, Feb. 13, 2014

New Products for Friday, Feb. 13, 2014

Perry good

February 13, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Salmon Pate

Salmon Pate

Salmon Pate is a delicious and decadent creamy and flavorful spread for crackers and cucumber slices. Serve with champagne for an elegant, romantic treat.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Share a heart-shaped pizza with your Valentine for a good cause

Share a heart-shaped pizza with your Valentine for a good cause

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.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
FROM the FARM: Readers offer special Valentine's Day recipes

FROM the FARM: Readers offer special Valentine's Day recipes

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Share your funniest Valentine's Day stories for NWI Communities contest

Share your funniest Valentine's Day stories for NWI Communities contest

When I think of funny Valentine's Days memories, one in particular stands out to me.

February 10, 2014 3:45 pm
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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New Products for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

New Products for Friday, Feb. 7, 2014

Floral passion

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Donate to pet rescue and receive a photo

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.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Fond of fondue: Legendary Geja's fondue restaurant sharing 'secret' melted cheese blend as V-Day favorite

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.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
From sweet to sassy, a Valentine wine selection

From sweet to sassy, a Valentine wine selection

All wine pairs well with romance. But some bottles really wear their hearts on their labels.

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Valentine's Day treats: For true love, layer passion fruit and chocolate

Valentine's Day treats: For true love, layer passion fruit and chocolate

Passion fruit, chocolate and Champagne. Could there be three ingredients better suited for a holiday built around love?

February 05, 2014 12:00 am
Chilly weather, chili cookoff

Chilly weather, chili cookoff

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.

January 30, 2014 10:00 am
More antidotes for cabin fever, wine deals and Valentine's Day coming up

More antidotes for cabin fever, wine deals and Valentine's Day coming up

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.

January 23, 2014 10:00 am
Times Columnist Philip Potempa's Older Sisters Carol (left) and Pam

Times Columnist Philip Potempa's Older Sisters Carol (left) and Pam

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.

April 10, 2013 12:00 am
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