Category: A & E
Events, plays, music and other pastimes across the region and beyond.
by Jane Bokun
From a farm where ice cream is a major draw to big-city Broadway plays, there are lots of exciting things to do in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and more.
If you long for entertainment, but not at the expense of outrageous parking fees and your sanity, try Northwest …Read Full Article
Today’s buyers want green features, open floor plans and big master suites.
by Jane Bokun
You might think today’s executives are only looking for mega-mansions in hyper-exclusive communities, and in some cases, you would be right.
But, not in the case of Northwest Indiana, according to Gary Green, owner of Wagner Homes. Green says executives are looking for such things as green living, large master …Read Full Article
Three of the region’s best choices for a delicious steak dinner.
by Barbara Eastman
Americans eat more red meat than citizens of any other country in the world. Maybe our love for beef stems from our history, rife with cattle barons, cowboys and campfires. Whatever the reason, we love a good steak, and for those living in Northern Indiana, there are several great places to …Read Full Article
Six top cities for retirement, and they’re all in Indiana!
by Shari Held
Thinking about retiring soon? That used to automatically mean moving to Florida or Arizona or other sunny climes. But not anymore! Many seniors opt to retire in their communities, or if they do move, it’s often within the state.
What makes a location a good place to retire? According to Phillip Stafford, …Read Full Article
Why Retire Anywhere Else?
For a great place to retire, there’s no need to cross the state line.
As a native born and raised in Indiana, I am convinced it is one of the most intriguing and beautiful states in the U.S. We have beautiful parks, cities and towns, diversity, culture, amenities and quality of life abound. Where else would I venture in my retirement …Read Full Article
Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend
by John Cain
The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra will close out its 2014-15 concert season on Thursday, May 14, with a celebration of American composer George Gershwin, whose jazz-influenced compositions spanned both popular and classical genres. Lyric Opera of Chicago alumni Kimberly Jones and Bill McMurray will bring their talents to the roles of …
WEST LAFAYETTE – To understand what it takes to live to be 100, scientists in the field of aging research have been enlisting help from the oldest-living humans. But a powerful observation – when it comes to aging and cancer, pets and people are in the same boat – is opening the door to a new research possibility: the oldest dogs as our greatest teachers.…Read Full Article
Recent data show that the unemployment rate for those age 55-plus is approximately 3.9 percent – a fraction of the total U.S. unemployment rate which hovers at 5.5 percent. This statistic will no doubt come as a surprise to older job seekers who are still struggling to find work – especially as they compete for positions against younger, less experienced and lower paid workers.
Ford …Read Full Article
6 Tips to Creating Peerless Value at Work
By: DeEtta Jones
Given the rapid pace of change in most organizations, it is likely that you have—at least on occasion—considered the value you add (and what you have invested in it). Value is the return on investment benefit that your company enjoys because of your unique contribution to clients, colleagues and work product. It also includes …Read Full Article
Entrepreneurs find personal and financial rewards in self-employment.
by Laurie Wink
Considering the growing number of Baby Boomers leaving long-term jobs–by choice or necessity–to start their own businesses, the word “retirement” might have to be retired.
Boomers now represent more than half of self-employed workers, according to the U.S. Labor Department. The percentage of entrepreneurs ages 55 to 64 grew from 14.5 to nearly 23 …Read Full Article