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George Grenchik

Spring, time for baseball and recycling

Well, it’s spring ... I think, hope, pray.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am

My father keeps them laughing

Well, Dad’s in the hospital.

April 03, 2014 12:00 am
The season of Lent; the season of changes

The season of Lent; the season of changes

Snowmen outside George Grenchik's Calumet City home.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am
The season of Lent, the season of changes

The season of Lent, the season of changes

Happy Lent.

March 20, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet City planning for its future

I went to a meeting a little while back.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

Hopeful signs at the Chicago Auto Show

I’ve never really been much of a gear head — you know, way into cars. I’ve been around for a long time, but I’ve only owned three new cars. I’ve had used ones and I tended to keep those a long time. I was a good friend of Terry Nelleman, of the former Terry’s Motors in Calumet City, but not …

February 20, 2014 12:00 am

St. Florian School in Hegewisch worth saving

Well I see that St. Florian Catholic School in Hegwisch is slated to be closed next school year by the Archdiocese of Chicago. That’s a shame.

February 06, 2014 12:00 am

TV weather reports sometimes state the obvious

Well, it’s gotten cold again.

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

Reflecting on the past

Well, we’re barely into this new year. This is usually a time when folks think about people of the past year and look forward to the next. So will I.

December 30, 2013 9:12 am

Here's hoping Cal City can find replacement for Sears

Well, I went to River Oaks recently. Christmas shopping should be easy for me, just the wife and my father. And it should be even easier this year than most. That’s because we are getting a new basement floor, newly painted walls, and of course, sundry other items to compliment the “new” room.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am

Join Cal City Pride Facebook group

Well, it happened again.

November 21, 2013 12:00 am

Haunted hayride scares up fun in Cal City

Well, with Halloween gone, we’ve passed the last commercial speed bump before the onslaught of advertising prep for the “big one” — Christmas, the season of Biblical spending. (That’s kind of ironic, no?)

November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Local organizations for the needy seek donations

I met up recently with some old friends from my earliest teaching days at St. Victor School in Calumet City. Tom Pietrasek, Sue Schmakel, Sister Therese Del Genio, and I taught together for several years in the early to mid 1970s.

October 17, 2013 12:00 am

Tax situation in Illinois hurting local economy

I see that the Dari-Ville in Lansing is closed. I never went to that establishment, but I have driven by on many occasions. I notice it because there was so often a large number of people waiting to be served. Seems like they did good business.

October 03, 2013 12:00 am

T.F. North football team, tailgate brings community together

As I am writing this, I am contemplating turning on the furnace for a minute or two, though being the thrifty soul that I am, I probably won’t.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am

Cal City church helps youth with start of school year

Kelvin caught me outside reading on my lawn chair along side the house. Older retired guys do things like that. And younger guys like Kelvin (around 12) sometimes hustle older guys for jobs. Kelvin comes around because earlier this year, I succumbed to his sales pitch which was him simply as…

September 05, 2013 12:00 am

Calumet City the scene of two major August events

A couple of signs of early August in Calumet City caught my attention recently.

August 15, 2013 12:00 am

VictorFest is a lesson in community spirit

Have you ever had this experience?

August 01, 2013 12:00 am

VictorFest next weekend promises fun for whole family

Summer used to be my leisure season. No school, catch up on some house upkeep in a leisurely kind of way, read a lot. But not so much since my retirement from full-time teaching. And there’s one word to explain that change in my summertime situation — VictorFest.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am

Educational achievement is more than just tests

When I was teaching full time, I used to have a standard response to people who would ask if I was going to teach summer school. I’d say without hesitation that the words “summer’” and “school” don’t belong in the same sentence.

July 04, 2013 12:00 am
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