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For some, retirement is a perfect time to go into business.
Retirement is the time to pursue dreams. For some, that means time in the sun playing golf or traveling to exotic places. But for a growing number of retirees, it means realizing the dream of owning their own business.
While there aren’t any hard numbers to confirm that, Lorri Feldt of the Northwest Indiana …Read Full Article
A summer packed with arts and entertainment across the region.
South Shore Arts will present the fourth exhibit in its Outstanding Midwest Artist Series, this time featuring Chicago artist Chris Cosnowski, who paints icons of Americana in a photo-realistic style.
At once lifelike in detail and humorous in concept, Cosnowski’s artwork recalls Western classical art through its use of figurative sculpture as subject matter.
“Trophies …Read Full Article
GARY – Chicago restaurant management veteran Jack Strode and family have reopened the Miller Bakery Café.Strode has managed iconic Chicago restaurants including Smith and Wollensky, Rosebud Prime and the Cheesecake Factory.He is also the third generation of his family to grow up along the shores of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Strode saw a unique opportunity to bring the historic Miller Bakery …Read Full Article
Agritourism is growing, especially among “mature visitors.”
Agritourism is a blip on the radar in northern Indiana but it’s starting to burn more brightly, particularly among older adults, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service. Numbers compiled by NASS shows agritourism contributes about $3 million a year to the state’s economy.
While Indiana officials and representatives of the region’s tourism offices don’t yet compile separate …Read Full Article
Lady Apollonia of Aust with a touch of Valpo.
Ellen Foster has two missions when she sits down to write.
The first is writing about a point in time hundreds of years ago.
The next is writing about a place nearly 4,000 miles away from her Valparaiso home.
While Foster wasn’t alive in the late medieval times of the 14th century to know first-hand what …Read Full Article
You’ll love the flexibility–and can enjoy your garden all year.
If you look forward to the color provided by pots of flowers throughout the summer, you’re not alone. What’s not to like about container gardening? You can have a riot of color in a pot that can be moved around for the best view and situation, and it can be changed out each season. It’s …Read Full Article
Designing fashionable clothing for disabled customers.
When Suzy Grcevich opened Christy’s Closet in 2009, it was aimed at a specific client – her wheelchair bound daughter. The business, in fact, is named for her daughter, Christy.
She has been the caregiver for her daughter since 2006. Noticing the difficulty Grcevich faced each day getting her daughter dressed, Elizabeth Garcia, a close friend, came up with …Read Full Article
From Oz to “Scheherazade” to rock ‘n’ roll.
Northwest Indiana fans of Emerald City – and all things Oz – can fly over the rainbow with performances of “Wicked,” April 28 through May 19 at The Morris Performing Arts Center in South Bend.
The Broadway smash hit and Tony-Award winning musical shares the story of the good witch and bad witch who become enemies first …Read Full Article
Art, architecture and fascinating history.
Art and architecture drew me to Catalonia in the far northeast corner of Spain.
I’ve always been fascinated by the idiosyncratic Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi (1852-1926), mastermind of the Sagrada Familia cathedral that’s been under construction in Barcelona for more than a century. Nonetheless, it’s already a UNESCO World Heritage site and a consecrated minor Roman Catholic basilica.
The cathedral, …Read Full Article
Fill your days with education, exercise, nature and the arts.
Retired doesn’t have to mean slowing down, mentally and physically. With more seniors living longer and leading more active lives than ever before, many are choosing to fill their days with enriching activities.
In a 2008 mail survey of 3,000 Michigan AARP members age 50 to 62, 832 said they were “currently working or looking …Read Full Article