Category: A & E

Where to Go, What to See

“PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER” Begins in August at Drury Lane Theater in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois.

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 …

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The Executive Home

OPEN-STYLE KITCHENS Executive homebuyers also want large master suites,
says David Gring of Steiner Homes Ltd., but fewer want large Jacuzzi tubs.

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 …

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Where’s the Beef?

WINNING DINNER William B’s, in the Blue Chip Casino, is one of the finest and most attractive steakhouses in the area.

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 …

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Best Places to Retire

SOUTH BEND Professional baseball, Notre Dame, parks and culture.

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, …

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Publisher’s Message – Summer 2015

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 …

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Arts Update

Upcoming events in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend

by John Cain

Northwest Indiana
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 …

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Elite Aging Studied in Oldest-living Dogs

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.

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Job Search Age Discrimination and How to Avoid It

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 …

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Indispensable, Irreplaceable You

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 …

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Small-Business Startups

Dwayne Walker left work in corporate
America to launch Chicagoland Popcorn.

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 …

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