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Pretty soon the kids will be out of school and their parents will be looking for activities to keep them busy.
Breakfast with the Easter Bunny was hopping this Sunday in Hegewisch. The General Pulaski Knights of Columbus 3223 served up its annual tradition with plenty of eggs, French toast and pancakes to satisfy hungry attendees.
As Chicagoans, we often take for granted how many great options we have in our own backyard. Our museums, zoos and theaters are among the best in the country and our skyline definitely rivals any in the world.
LARC is selling tickets to a rocking fundraiser.
For the Mathews family, the Chicago Police Memorial Foundation’s Run to Remember is an important time to be together.
ABC recently announced the new celebrity dancers who will compete on “Dancing with the Stars” and created a buzz like it does every season.
Hegewisch pride is running high this week thanks to the great news that St. Florian School will remain open. This neighborhood, which may be considered small compared to many of its Chicago counterparts, is never lacking in the size of its heart.
I think we are all ready to say goodbye to February and look forward to springtime. March gets us one step closer and it seems a lot of new activities are sprouting up next month.
The new building at the Illinois side of Wolf Lake looks quite cool and should open soon to visitors.
Two big birthdays happened in the past few weeks. I turned 35 and the little guy turned 2. You may recall that 35 years ago was the winter of 1978 to ’79, another miserable winter that my mom and many local meteorologists have referred to lately. Two years ago, the winter was nice and mild e…
The Calumet Memorial Park District is alive with the sounds of music.
A little frigid weather can’t stop ice fishermen. Even as temps were dipping below zero on Monday, they were dipping their lines into Wolf Lake waiting for a nibble.
As always, I’m inspired by volunteers who work hard in their community to make a difference.
One seventh-grader at St. Florian School has taken action to save the school she loves. Jennifer Dejanovich, a seventh-grader at the Catholic school in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood, started a Facebook page to bring together those who wish to help the school, which is among those to be cl…
It may have seemed like the past few days have been winter fest enough, but another sort of fest is taking place in a few weeks near Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.
Now that it’s a new year, it’s time to plan some educational and healthy activities everyone in the family can enjoy.
As I get older, Christmases from the past start to blend together. They’re a cherished collection of memories, tastes, smells and emotions.
I had a nice chat with Santa Claus during Sunday morning’s Knights of Columbus breakfast at St. Columba in Chicago’s Hegewisch neighborhood.
Driving home through downtown Hegewisch the other night, I couldn’t help but notice how beautiful it looked with snow on the ground. I saw Christmas lights on the Baltimore Avenue streetlights and painted winter scenes on the grocery store windows.
Buying toys for kids and seeing their faces as they open their gifts is one of the best parts of Christmas. Even though my son has plenty of toys, it was hard to resist buying the Little People airplane, the Thomas the Tank Engine train set and the Mickey Mouse ball pit.
The Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club recently celebrated its 34th annual awards banquet at J.J. Kelley's Restaurant, 2455 Bernice Road in Lansing.
There’s something for everyone happening in Hegewisch the next few weeks. Whether you love a good meal or learning about local history, we’ve got you covered.
Now that Halloween is over, it’s time for November and all the wonderful food and activities in store for us. If you didn’t get enough tricks and treats at Halloween, check out Timothy Tegge, a Midwestern magician and comedian coming to town.
People always want to know about the casket on our front lawn.
Taking a tour of St. Florian School was a trip down memory lane for 30 alumni who recently reunited for the first time in 15 years.
Shiny chrome, spinning wheels and sassy tunes filled our weekend as we attended car shows Saturday and Sunday.
During our morning walk on Monday, my son and I stopped at the Hegewisch branch of the Chicago Public Library. There was a special story time going on and the kids were loving it as the storyteller told of a ghost chase. The attendees ran in place, laughed and clapped along with her.
Put yourself into fest mode because it’s officially time to celebrate fall. We’ve already started to make our rounds, visiting the apple orchard, working on Halloween costumes and planning a trip to the pumpkin patch. We have a few other tricks up our sleeve when it comes to keeping the Hall…
While driving through Lansing and Hegewisch this weekend, I spotted members of different Knights of Columbus groups handing out Tootsie Rolls and collecting donations. They walked along the cars at popular intersections or stood in front of busy stores, spending their free time to help others.
It’s always nice to hear from my friends at the Lansing Golden-K Club. They recently sent me some news to share with my readers.
The calendar is filling up quickly thanks to lots of local car shows and fundraisers.
We have successfully checked off most of the adventures on our summer bucket list and even managed to sneak in a few extras.
When you have a kid, you spend a lot of time outdoors whether you like it or not. It seems like not event bugs, heat, rain or barking dogs can deter little people from wanting to explore the outside world on a daily basis. I’m not much of an outdoors girl but thanks to my son, my arms are sp…
There have been quite a few times this summer when our nights out transported us back in time.
When school is out for the summer, there are always more activities for kids. Of course, that also means a lot more kids running around and longer lines.
A plane flies over Hegewisch about every five minutes. If you’ve never spent a Chicago morning watching the sky, listening for that rumble of a jet engine, you’ll just have to trust me. I’m kind of an expert on our city’s flight patterns these days.
When you have a little one, it can be hard to stay up to date on the lives of friends, family and celebrities. It’s great to connect with a letter, social event or online to find out the latest news.
Moving to Chicago from Northwest Indiana took some adjusting. One of the hardest parts for me has been the proximity of houses. When I went in my childhood backyard wearing pajamas or mismatched socks, no one saw me. But in my Hegewisch neighborhood, the neighbors’ yards and ours are much cl…
“These are kid-friendly chickens,” my brother-in-law said, “the golden retrievers of chickens.” I started to laugh but I was also interested in learning more about the new feathered nieces I was getting.
Wisconsin Dells has the best of many worlds as we found out during a recent two-night visit. At only three-plus hours from Hegewisch and with a special last-minute deal at a water park resort, it made for a perfect mini-family getaway.
South Suburban Humane Society staff members have been working their tails off to save more animals’ lives and win the ASPCA/Rachael Ray $100,000 Challenge.
If you haven’t been to the Museum of Science and Industry in the past few years, this is a great time to revisit an old friend.
Considering what an industrious and modern city Chicago is, I’ve always been confused as to why we have had no curbside recycling in Hegewisch since I’ve lived here. This month that is finally changing.
June just kicked off, and I’ve already checked one thing off my summer bucket list. Last week we visited Fair Oaks Farms, a family-friendly adventure center about an hour away in Indiana.
If you’ve always wanted to know more about the history of the Southeast Side, you should check out an upcoming documentary screening.
Next time I ride the South Shore from my Hegewisch neighborhood to downtown Chicago, I will take a closer look at the Van Buren Street station.
Life starts to move outdoors this time of year and many local nature-themed events this weekend can help keep you busy.
It’s always exciting to open a real letter. It’s even better when you recognize the handwriting on the envelope and feel instantly happy, like I did a few weeks ago when I found a letter in my mailbox from my old friend Ray Scahill.
It’s the first day of May and it finally feels like summer, that great time of year when our minds drift to warm weather and daydreams about all the fun in store in the next few months.
“We are now traveling at a speed of 100 miles per hour,” the conductor announced as our Amtrak train sailed toward Springfield, Ill.
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