Category: A & E

Don’t Miss These Events!

A roundup of entertainment from across Indiana and Chicagoland.

by Jane Bokun

From Broadway shows to wrestling with a one-armed bandit, there are lots of exciting things to do in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and more.

Tired of waiting for the next episode of “Downton Abbey”? If you’re not afraid of the high life, this area has it all including concerts, art …

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Most Influential Over 50

Honoring outstanding examples of inspirational leadership, innovation and service to others and the region.

by Jane Bokun

Here in Indiana we have those who influence through great discoveries and those who are just influential because of the time they have taken to painstakingly help others. In this issue, we profiled Oprah Winfrey, and even Dr. Barbara Backer, a longtime physician who showcases warmth, intelligence, and …

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Pepsi Donates to United Way “I Need a Hug” Program

Employees at Pepsi Beverages Co., Munster, recently donated dozens of stuffed animals to Lake Area United Way for the “I Need a Hug” Program.

“Pepsi Munster was excited to collect stuffed animals for Lake Area United Way’s “I Need a Hug” campaign, said Pepsi Merchandising Manager, Evelina Swiech. “Pepsi employees collected 54 stuffed animals and $50 in cash to put smiles on local children’s faces.”…

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World Renowned Playwright Directs RED at the IRT

James Still has become an internationally recognized artist winning accolades such as the Pew Charitable Trusts’ National Theatre Artist Award and has showcased his work within the most highly regarded theatre institutions including Piccolo Spoleto, Sundance, The Kennedy Center and Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC, Denver Theatre Center just to name a few. His plays have been produced in all 50 states, worldwide in 11 …

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Rethink Employee Retention

7 Guidelines for Engaging and Accommodating Your Older Staff
By: Ruth Crocker

Mary loved her job as a recreational therapist in a skilled nursing facility. Her co-workers marveled at her ability to assess the needs of residents and propose exactly the right activity for a patient recovering from a brain injury, stroke or other trauma. Her thirty plus years of experience in all manner of …

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Grow It In a Pot

Gardening is a great way to enjoy the warmer weather, and you don’t even need a lot of space to grow some great edibles.

by Jean Starr

Anything that can be grown in the ground can also be grown in a pot. Think of the advantages of walking outside to snip a salad from a container of lettuce, or picking a tomato warmed from the …

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Honor Flight

Volunteers arrange daylong Washington trips to celebrate the lives and contributions of veterans.

by Nancy Henke-Konopasek

In 1943, Highland, Indiana resident, R. Paul Joyce answered his country’s call to serve in World War II. At the age of 19, Joyce joined the Cadet Program of the Army Air Force. Paul served as a radio operator and gunner aboard the B-17 Flying Fortress with the 8th …

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Hungry Hound Boutique & Grooming Celebrates First Birthday

HOBART- Hungry Hound Boutique & Grooming will be celebrating their first birthday at their Hobart location. There will be an all-day event October 18th, with special treats for clients (including the four-legged ones), the entire store will be on sale, clients can enter to win a year of free grooming and more. The celebration will begin at 9am and end at 5pm at the …

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Emerging Young Attorneys

Making a difference by serving clients and communities alike.

by Cassie Richardson

Today’s young attorneys take their jobs as seriously as they take their suits. The area’s young and rising stars give back to their communities through philanthropic efforts or service on boards. Meet our top 10 picks from young legal professionals who are giving back and making a difference in their communities.

Carly Brandenburg,

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Why We Rescue

Rescue animals can enrich your life when you invite them into your home.

Anastasia M. Trakles

When I was a little girl, my mom and I were taking a walk in our garden in the small town of Interlochen, Michigan, and we heard a funny sound coming from the blackberry patch. We looked and found a beautiful Siamese kitten, not even 6 months old, rolling …

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