Eloise Marie Valadez
Entertainment Editor/Features Reporter
Eloise is A&E Editor and a food, entertainment and features writer for The Times, subjects she has covered for over two decades in and around the Region. She was the youngest of eight in a Chicago household filled with fantastic cooks and artists.
Performers from the Region and the general Chicago area are currently presenting a variety of productions via Zoom, websites and other online avenues.
For those who prefer not stepping into the kitchen to cook, there are a variety of restaurants in the area that feature specialty seafood dishes.
The educational and entertaining Culinary Night at the CVPA series takes place Feb. 25 and features a food demo as well as info about French cooking techniques and culinary history.
Savor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks takes place through Feb. 28. Region restaurant fans are encouraged to come out to support favorite eateries or discover new restaurants during the event.
Catherine Lanigan, who resides in LaPorte, has been a writer of romance novels, screenplays and other books for more than four decades.