Category: A & E

Ageless Beauty

Trying out the latest options for achieving a younger look.

by Jane Bokun

Each year as I get older, surprisingly, I want to look younger. We all know the feeling of wanting the wisdom of age, but the face and body of an 18-year-old.

It would be perfect.

We would look young, but inside we would know not to drink and drive, or send money …

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A Plan Gone Awry!

The No. 1 reason: failing to plan for a long-term-care event.

by Debbe Buckman

Before embarking on my insurance career, I was charged to help in the financial planning for one of my parents. Six years after his plan was set up, Alzheimer’s set in, and consequently, he entered a nursing home for five years! I was shocked to find out that Medicare did not …

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Alive in the Winter

Houseplants provide color through the darkest months.

by Jean Starr

It was the mid-’70s when I started growing plants indoors–English ivy and spider plants in macrame hangers, African violets and begonias. I let them all fade away 15 years later when I moved into a house with a yard. I didn’t have space or time for houseplants. Another 20 years of gardening outdoors, and now …

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The Truth About Trips, Spills and Falls

The likelihood of suffering a serious injury from a fall is high, but five simple tips may help you beat the odds.

by Cassie Richardson

At some point in life, we all fall down. There should be no shame in that.

If you’re anything like me, childhood lessons on how to ride a bike or skate included plenty of missteps that sent you tumbling to …

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Wounded Healers

Helping out in the journey of grief.

by Nancy Henke-Konopasek

The grieving process is a journey no one ever wants to travel, but unfortunately it is a journey many people must make. Someone you love has died, and you are grieving. You may wish you could share this journey with others who have “been there”–people who understand, people who can help you to move forward. …

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Visiting Death’s Door

Don’t-miss attractions in Door County, Wisconsin.

by Elizabeth J. Musgrave

It’s not a “summer home” location with sprawling mansions referred to by the owners as “shacks.” Nor is it a resort area with cabana boys bringing you frozen concoctions with umbrella garnishes. It’s more of a place you go to get away from stress, to unwind and get back to the important things in life …

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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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