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Black Authors Book Club Invites Readers to Visit in February, and Stay for the Year By Patricia Muhammad February is Black History Month, and the Black Authors Book Club (BABC) in Dolton invites the community to join them this month and throughout the year to read selected biographies, autobiographies and novels about Blacks in entertainment, politics and history. “The book club has been around for more than 16 years.” said Ernest Wallace, president of BABC. “I became president in 2011, and since then, we’ve revamped the book club where we select one book to read each month. Some of the books we read in 2017 were the biography of John H. Johnson, founder of Ebony magazine, and the memoir of Dionne

Warwick (My Life as I See It).” Last month the group read Friends: A Love Story by Hollywood’s husband and wife actors, Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance, and this month the book club will read Richard Pryor’s Pryor Convictions And Other Life Sentences. One of the most famous and influential comedians of all time, Prior impacted many who came after him. Patricia Kennerson, who started out with the book club in 2002, stated that through the book club reading, readers glean a lot of information that one wouldn’t receive from news networks. “There is a lot of information that you will learn about black entertainers and those in politics. For me, it’s inspiring.

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We invite those interested in learning more about the black experience and the black community to become members.” Mary Loggins, who has been with BABC for more than 10 years, says, “I thoroughly enjoy being a part of the book club and we wish others would take advantage of this wonderful opportunity! We are always looking for new people to join us.” The BABC group meets from 7:008:30 at the Dolton Library, 14037 Lincoln Ave, Dolton, IL, on the last Thursday of the month. The book club is free to join. Each selected book is ordered 30 days in advance. To join the book club, call Ernest Wallace at (708) 600-6142 or email


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Thornwood HS’s PSAT Program Serves as a Model for District By Patricia Muhammad In conjunction with the Sylvan Learning Center, the SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test) staff at Thornwood High School have developed a cohort system designed specifically to help students obtain the highest possible scores on their SAT exams, according to Maria M. Brown, Division Leader for English, Reading, Speech, and Library at Thornwood. Brown stated that she, along with Thornwood parents and community stakeholders, agree that the SAT program serves as a model for District 205. Listed are several SAT components put into place to make the program shine. Thornwood has implemented SAT afterschool classes held Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Brown explained that on Tuesdays, two math teachers are selected to go over Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test (PSAT) prep lessons and on Thursdays, two English teachers are in the classroom to train the students on test-taking methods. To understand all aspect of the SAT exam, the sophomore and junior attendees rotate around Science, English, and Math classes. “We’ve seen an uptick in the number of students who are showing up in the afterschool and Saturday PSAT program. I can say about 30 students participate in the program each day, which totals about 90 a week. About 52 students come every single Saturday for the PSAT program,” Brown said. Another component that makes Thornwood’s PSAT program unique is the school’s SAT University. SAT University is in its second year, with classes running from June 6th through July 21st. The program has an enrollment of about 60 juniors and sophomores. At SAT University, students see a 70 point growth average in their scores, which is high, according to Brown. She added that PSAT growth average is normally between 30 to 40 points. As part of SAT University, students can chart their level of growth online through Method Test Prep, a website that assist students with the ins and outs of SAT exam preparation.

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Lansing Illinois Home to Military Museum by Arlo Kallemeyn


Crescent Jewelers has been open since 1992 in Lansing, Illinois and specializes in assisting it’s many customers with fine jewelry including diamonds, watches and precious gems. The jewelry store occupies the first floor of the building located at 18049 Torrence Ave. The basement level of the jewelry store is where thousands of military memorabilia and relics are housed. Medals from World War 2 on display at Crescent Jewelers Owner Bill Crescent and museum curator David Hilpp recently extended an invitation to the Issac Walton Club of Dolton for a Saturday morning tour. We took the back stairway into the basement and we literally stepped back in time. Thousands of war memorabilia are displayed that span hundreds of years. Bill and David have a story that goes with each item and many are attached to personal stories about how the item came to reside in the museum. Thousands of remnants are carefully preserved and include an ancient samurai warrior, helmets, daggers, and variety bomber jackets, uniforms and war medals. There are also newspaper articles of local war heroes who have earned the highest honors including Sgt. LeRoy Peterson of South Holland who died in World War 2 and was awarded the Purple Heart. Most items were acquired from World War II veterans or their families. Many family members have entrusted their items to Crescent Jewelers because they know that their loved one’s memories will preserved to honor their family and the sacrifice they made. Bill shared that he has been collecting war relics since the age of 12 and now conducting buying events in many Midwest states including Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Crescent said. “These items all have a story behind them and they say more about history than many textbooks.” I came away from the tour with a profound sense of gratitude for the sacrifice that so many men and women have made so we are able to enjoy the freedom we have in this country. Enshrined in our US Constitution are freedoms that include religious freedom, freedom of speech, and the freedom to peacefully assemble. The second amendment of the US Constitution gives every citizen the right to bear arms. It is my belief that these rights are US Navy Mark 15 Norden Bombsight protected by the brave soldiers of our country Samurai Warrior and they deserve our honor and gratitude. The military museum at Crescent Jewelers is a testament to the honor due to these brave soldiers - both past and present. Crescent’s private military museum is free and offers guided tours by appointment to veterans’ groups, school groups, historical societies and others interested in military history. For information, call 708-418-8200. Crescent Jewelers is located at 18049 Torrence Ave. in Lansing. Call toll free (877) 494-9342.

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Local Family Raises Money in Hopes to Derail Pediatric Cancer The Shelbourne family partnered with the Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids (NICK) Foundation recently for a fundraiser at Tyler’s Tender where all the proceeds will go toward pediatric cancer research. All the proceeds from the event and Tyler’s Tender’s charitable donation of 15 percent of each bill will be lumped together in a check to Riley Children’s Hospital. The Shelbourne family chose to donate to the hospital where their son was treated. The Shelbourne family lost a son and a brother on Sept. 10, 2012, when a brain tumor took Adler Shelbourne’s life at 3 years old. They celebrate Adler’s birthday through a fundraiser in hopes to one day see a cure for their son’s disease. “Research for childhood cancer is very underfunded. A lot of the times people end up losing hope that there will one day be a cure,” said the child’s mother, Stephanie Shelbourne. “You need to spread your wings in order to get more people involved.” The well-attended event attracted young families who participated in face painting and balloon artist booths. Many of the items in the silent auction were kid-themed to give families the opportunity to donate.


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“These events and fundraisers are so important to finding a cure,” said Nicole Yarrow, director of services at the NICK Foundation. “Working with the Shelbourne family makes my heart full because we are keeping Adler’s memory alive and funding research so other families don’t have to endure what the Shelbournes did.” Last year’s birthday celebration of Adler raised approximately $3,000 toward the cause. The Shelbournes asked Tyler’s Tender to host the event because Adler’s favorite restaurant was Tyler’s Tenders and some of his favorite train collections could be put on display. “The NICK Foundation is such an amazing foundation,” Shelbourne said. “When Adler was first diagnosed, we were presented with a bunch of gift cards for gas and groceries, and of course, toys for Adler. Most importantly it was the constant support that got us through.” The NICK Foundation is non-profit pediatric cancer organization founded in 2009. The foundation provides emotional, social, and financial support to families affected by pediatric cancer. Visit to sign up for event notices or to receive any additional information.

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Library Program Highlights History of Pullman Porters, Museum The Hammond Public Library’s African American History Month program is Tues., Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. David Peterson, executive director of the National A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, discusses Pullman porters as well as A. Philip Randolph, organizer of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the Problems at your kitchen sink? Water heater on the b l i n k ? Fo r p l u m b i n g troubles one and all, here’s the number you should call. Witvoet Plumbing. 708-3317335 Battery Back-up Pumps give you peace of mind. We have the best one, the finest we can find. Witvoet Plumbing. 708-331-7335 Call The Plumber. Sewers, d ra i n s, r o d d i n g , w a t e r heaters, sump pumps, low water pressure, flood control valves. Drain Experts. 708259-9721, 219-614-7283

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Deadline Extended for Cook County Senior Tax Exemptions Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios announced on February 7th that his office has extended the deadline for the Senior Citizen Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption renewal applications and new applications for Tax Year 2017. The extended application deadline is March 2, 2018. Any application postmarked by Friday, March 2nd will be on time. The original deadline was February 7. More than 270,000 application forms were mailed in early January to seniors who received the exemptions last year. The Senior Exemption application is part of a booklet that also contains the separate, income-based Senior Freeze Exemption application. Tax Year 2017 taxes are billed and mailed in 2018. Savings appear as deductions on Second Installment Property Tax Bills which will be issued this summer. ”I extended the deadline so all seniors have extra time to return their applications to ensure they receive the expanded exemption savings this year,” Berrios said. “It is also important to remember that under Illinois law, seniors are required to reapply annually for both the Senior and Senior Freeze Exemptions.” To qualify for the Senior Citizen Exemption for Tax Year 2017, the property owner must have: • been born prior to or in the year 1952, • owned the property, or have a lease or contract which makes them responsible for the real estate taxes, and • used the property as a principal place of residence. Please Note: The new law will increase savings this year for the Senior Exemption from $5,000 to $8,000 in Equalized Assessed Value (EAV). It is important to note that the exemption amount is not the dollar amount by which a tax bill is reduced. EAV is the partial value of a property to which tax rates are applied; it is this figure on which a tax bill is calculated. The Assessor does not set tax rates. The savings for a Senior Citizen Exemption is calculated by multiplying the exemption savings of $8,000 by the local tax rate. To qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption for Tax Year 2017, taxpayers must have:

• been born prior to or in the year 1952, • a total household income of $65,000 or less for [income] Tax Year 2016, • owned the property or had a legal, equitable or leasehold interest in the property on January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017, • used the property as a principal place of residence as of January 1, 2016 and January 1, 2017, and • been responsible for the payment of 2016 and 2017 property taxes. Please Note: The new law expands eligibility by increasing allowable total household income to $65,000, from the previous limit of $55,000. There is also a new minimum $2,000 EAV deduction for the Senior Freeze, which will help offset increases in assessed value and help ensure that more seniors benefit from the Senior Exemption. “If you don’t qualify for the Senior Freeze Exemption because you exceed the income level, this does not mean you will not be eligible for the Senior Exemption,” Berrios explained. “The Senior Exemption has no income restrictions, and I’m concerned that seniors might discard the entire booklet and not receive the Senior Exemption savings to which they are entitled.” Seniors receiving the Senior Citizen Exemption automatically receive the Homeowner Exemption. Seniors receiving the Senior Freeze Exemption automatically receive both the Homeowner and Senior Citizen Exemptions. Eligible seniors who have never applied for the Senior and/or Senior Freeze Exemptions in the past, may visit the Assessor’s web site at and download an application, or contact the Assessor’s Office at 312-443-7550 and request a form be mailed to them. Applications for the Homeowner Exemption and additional exemptions administered by the Assessor’s Office will also be made available online. “One of the top concerns I hear through our Community Outreach Program is that seniors are struggling to make ends meet,” Berrios said. “I will continue to work for greater tax relief for seniors to ensure they can stay in their homes without worrying about the affordability of their property taxes.”


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This year’s Black History Gala will feature the Afro Blues Ensemble’s 100th Birthday celebration of Dizzy Gillespie and Ella Fitzgerald on Wednesday, February 21, in the Performing Arts Center (PAC). The one-hour concert will begin at 7:00pm and will be followed by a “Soul Food” buffet from 8:009:00pm. This unique ensemble, led by Art “Turk” Burton, Master Percussionist, will feature other world-class musicians, highlighting their musical genius. Dizzy John “Dizzy Gillespie” Birks is considered one of the greatest trumpeters of all time. He was a trumpet virtuoso and improviser. His beret and horn-rimmed glasses, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks, and light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, and bebop. Always a musical ambassador, he toured Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America under the sponsorship of the U.S. State Department. Gillespie left a legacy of goodwill and good humor that infused jazz musicians and fans throughout the world with a genuine sense of jazz’s ability to transcend national and ethnic boundaries. For this reason, Gillespie was and is an “international treasure.”

Ella Dubbed the “First Lady of Song,” Ella Fitzgerald was the most popular female jazz singer in the United States for more than 50 years. In her lifetime, she won 13 Grammy Awards and sold over 40 million albums. Her voice was flexible, wide-ranging, accurate, and ageless. She sang sultry ballads and sweet jazz, and could imitate every instrument in an orchestra. Fitzgerald worked with jazz greats Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, and Dizzy Gillespie. She performed at top venues all over the world to diverse audiences. Afro Blues The February 21 performance will feature Art “Turk” Burton on percussion; Leon “Q” Adams on trumpet; Edwin Daughtery on saxophone; Edward Beard, piano; Dushon Mosley, drums; and Maggie Brown, vocals. More information is available by calling South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life & Leadership at 708-596-2000, x2499. South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Illinois.

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Windham white vinyl fence panels. Never used, original boxes, Home Depot. $40 ea. 6 ft x 6 ft, no posts. 708-3050888

New hand mixer $5; multi use cart $15; end tables $15; table lamp $5; floor lamp,tall $15; wood bookcases $20 ea. 708-460-6035

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C A l e nD A R Friday, February 16

Special Showing Of The Movie BLACK PANTHER 9:30am at New Vision Lansing 8 Theaters, 16621 Torrence Avenue, Lansing, IL. Box Office: 708/418-5157. FREE for the first 416 who call to register. For more information, call 708/596-6040, ext. 3150.

Saturday, February 17

Olympic Trials 11:00am - 1:00pm at Dolton Public Library District, 14037 Lincoln Ave., Dolton, IL. For children. For more information call 708-8492385.

Sunday, February 18

Celebrate the Year of the Dog 1:00pm - 2:30pm at Dolton Public Library District, 14037 Lincoln Ave., Dolton, IL. For children. For more information call 708-8492385. We are Throwing a Fit Party Sunday, February 18, 1 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 508 Chicago Road, Thornton, IL. Are you tired, stressed or looking to loose weight? Come see what the fuss is all about. We will have FREE samples to try! Bring your friends and family, there will be prizes given away. Come join us! Call or text Cathy at 708-4398876 to reserve your seat.

Tuesday, February 20

South Holland Historical Society 7pm at American Legion Hall, 443 - 157th Street, South Holland, IL. South Holland Historical Society presents Curator Ed Smith with a presentation on how and why streets got their names—like Route 6/159th Street/162nd Street for starters! See you there!

Wednesday, February 21 FAJITAS! 5pm to 7pm at Thornton United Methodist Church, 712 Chicago Rd., Thornton, IL. Join Wednesday and enjoy a delicious dinner for $8 per person.

Thursday, February 22

Memory Loss, Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics 6:00 p.m. at the Acorn Public Library, 15624 Central Ave., Oak Forest IL. Presented by Alzheimer’s Association Illinois Chapter. Attendees will learn the difference between normal, age-related memory changes and more serious memory problems that should be evaluated by a medical professional. Topics that will be covered include: common causes of memory loss, risk factors and the importance of an accurate diagnosis. Program specialist Phillip Bennett will present and take questions following the program. The end of Alzheimer’s disease starts here. To register for this program offered at no cost, call 847.933.2413 or register online at www.

Saturday, February 24

A Tribute to Black History Month 3pm - 5pm at Faith United Methodist Church, 15015 Grant St., Dolton, IL. Dolton Mayor Riley Rogers invites the public to enjoy two one-act plays with professional actresses, appropriate music, special effects and narration. Go back in time to hear the voices of Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth. For more information call 773-370-3305. Black History Celebration Saturday, February 24 from 1:00 until 4:00 PM at the Sandridge Community Center, 600 Oglesby Ave. in Calumet City. FREE - all ages. This Calumet Memorial Park District event Features performances from musicians, bands and poets from local schools and communities. Refreshments will be served. Remember, celebrate and participate! For more information, call (708) 868-2530 #128, or email Black History Reading Night Saturday, February 24, from noon - 2:00pm at Dolton Public Library, 14037 Lincoln Ave, Dolton, IL. Adults only. For more information, call (708) 849-2385.

Sunday, February 25

African-American Doll Show and Discussion 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm at Dolton Public Library, 14037 Lincoln Ave, Dolton, IL. Adults and

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Monday, February 26

The Lansing Historical Society 6pm at Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing IL, on the main floor near the stage. Program will be “What’s Up With History In Our Schools.” Students from District 158 will perform their reader’s theater about the founding of our country, under the direction of Mrs. Mary DiGrispino. For more information call Barb at 708-474-7497.

Friday, March 9

Glenwood Academy Community Celebration 7:00pm - 10:00pm at Irwin Family Center, Glenwood Academy, 500 W 187th ST., Glenwood IL. 25th Annual Food, Fun, and Family Fest! For more information, call 708756-5104.

Saturday, March 10

WASTED! The Movie Event 11:30 A.m. - 2:30 P.m. At Covenant United Church Of Christ, Barbara W. Smith Family Life Center, 1130 East 154th St.,, South Holland, IL. Presented By One Earth Film Festival, WASTED! The Story Of Food Waste Aims To Change The way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it is contributing to climate change and how we can make small changes to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental film festival, creating opportunities for understanding climate change, sustainability and the power of human involvement. FREE! REFRESHMENTS! PRIZES! ACTION TABLES and MORE… For more information, call 708333-5955, email INFO@COVUCC.ORG, or visit WWW.COVUCC.ORG. ID Theft Presentation March 10 from 2:00 pm- 3:00 pm at at Dolton Public Library, 14037 Lincoln Ave, Dolton, IL. Adults. For more information, call (708) 8492385.

Tuesday, March 20

History Book Discussion Group: 1776 7:00pm at the Calumet City Public Library, 660 Manistee Ave., Calumet City. The group will discuss 1776, by David McCullough. Read the book before you attend the discussion. Books are available now at the Library’s Reference Desk. Call (708) 862-6220, ext. 2 for more details.

Thursday, March 22

Bible League Women’s Luncheon at Teibel’s 11:30am at Teibel’s Restaurant, corner of Routes 30 and 41. Bring a friend, enjoy

fellowship, and learn about Bible League International’s work in Latin America. Soloist is Sarah Van Drunen. Call your key contact or call Jan at 708-474-2170 by March 18 to make your reservation.

Sunday, March 25

Glenwood Academy Spring Open House 3:00pm at Irwin Family Center, Glenwood Academy, 500 W 187th St., Glenwood IL. To RSVP or for inquiries, contact Director of Admissions at 708-756-6116. For more information visit open-house.


New Faith Toastmasters Club Learn how to improve your speaking, listening and leadership skills. Visit the New Faith Toastmasters club every 2nd and 4th Thursday at 7:15pm, at the New Faith Baptist Church, 25 S. Central, Room 101, Matteson, IL, old church building (known as Genesis). Visiting is free of charge. Contact Terri at with questions. Volunteers Needed Bibles for Missions Thrift Store is seeking friendly, dedicated volunteers to be cashiers, sorters, pricers, etc. Looking for people willing to make a half-day or full-day commitment, one day a week, Monday through Saturday. Training is available. 100% of all Thrift Shop proceeds go to purchase Bibles and study materials for missionary endeavors through Bible League International. Great for the newly retired or anyone interested in participating in the spread of the Gospel. Just stop by and ask for the day manager. Located at 2821 Highway Ave, Highland IN. 219 923-6436. Community Empowerment and Engagement Learning Series 6:30pm every 4th Tuesday at Faith UMC, 15015 Grant St., Dolton, IL. Free nontraditional courses for teens and adults about communication, entrepreneurship, finance, nutrition, marriage, relationships, wellness and community activism. For more information, call 708-841-3939 or visit National Alliance On Mental Illness Monthly Support Group Our family support group meetings provide an opportunity to meet with others who have relatives and friends living with a mental illness. Feelings can be shared and issues discussed under the guidance of a trained facilitator. These meetings are free. We meet at Advocate South Suburban Hospital, located at 17800 S. Kedzie Ave., Hazel Crest, IL, LL Dining Rm #1, and we meet the 2nd Saturday of each month from 2pm to 4pm. Hope to see you there! Please call Ms. Tovar at 708-785-2316 for any additional information. Purple and Goldtimers Monthly Breakfast

We meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 9am at Tom’s Restaurant at 894 Burnham Ave, Calumet City, IL. Anyone who retired from Thornton Fractional North is invited to come and socialize with your former coworkers. For more information, call 708-868-3131. Well Walker’s Club This walking club is for adults over the age of 18. Receive a FREE pedometer when you join. Monthly meetings feature guest speakers discussing a wide range of healthcare topics. For info call 219-392-7104. Cutting Coupons for the Military The Lansing Business Women’s Association clips and sorts coupons for our military families overseas. Coupons can be used 6 months past the expiration date at their commissary. Join us on the first Monday of every month, 9:30am – Noon and 6:00pm – 7:30pm in the Community Room at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL. Bring scissors and coupons. For info, call 708-323-5232. Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis The friendly Lansing Golden-K Kiwanis Club Meets every Wednesday afternoon at 1:30pm in the Eisenhower Center. All senior men and women are welcome. For more information, call 708-474-1882. Church Food Pantry Every 2nd and 4th Saturday, 10-11 am. The Lighthouse Community Church 17500 Lighthouse Lane, Lansing, IL 708-474-9045. Evening Men’s Bible Study 6:45pm - 8:00pm at Cottage Grove Christian Reformed Church, 166th St. and Cottage Grove Ave. (by the roundabout) in South Holland, IL. Discover your Bible with us on Monday evenings starting January 8. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. We would love to have you join us! For information call the church at 708-331-0391 or Carol at 708339-6793. Morning Men’s Bible Study 9:45am - 11:00am at Cottage Grove Christian Reformed Church, 166th St. and Cottage Grove Ave. (by the roundabout) in South Holland, IL. Discover your Bible with us on Tuesday mornings starting January 9. We will continue our study of the Acts of the Apostles. We would love to have you join us! For information call the church at 708-331-0391 or Carol at 708339-6793. Women’s Bible Study 9:45am - 11:00am at Cottage Grove Christian Reformed Church, 166th St. and Cottage Grove Ave. (by the roundabout) in South Holland, IL. Discover your Bible with us on Tuesday mornings starting January 9. We will continue our study of the Gospel According to Mark. We provide a nursery for infants through age 5. We would love to have you join us! For information call the church at 708-3310391 or Carol at 708-339-6793.

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Cardiac Wellness Day From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital POB Conference Room, 4320 Fir St., East Chicago. Come and celebrate Cardiac Wellness Day with our extraordinary staff. This free event focuses on overall wellness for everybody, not just cardiac patients. FREE— to register, call 219-836-3477 or toll free 866 836-3477. Current Concepts For Treating Lower Back Pain Thursday, February 15 from 5:00-6:00 p.m. at the Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Avenue, Munster, IN. A Community Hospital physical therapist will discuss current evidence-based treatment approaches and interventions utilized in managing lower back pain. FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866-836-3477.

Saturday, February 17

Celebrate ‘Da Region At 219 Day 6:00 to 11:00 pm. at Hammond Civic Center. All region residents over 21 years of age are invited to join us for the fun, weird, and wacky event that celebrates everything Region. Free admission. The event theme is “Feats of Strength.” There will be a Gladiator Joust, Punching Arcade, Thumb Wrestling, Tattoo Contest, Climbing Wall, Selfie Booth, Region Rat Piñata and more. Live entertainment includes Rico Hampton as Michael Jackson, Nomad Planets and The Crawpuppies. Various Region craft beers will be available for only $5 each. Food vendors exclusive to the Region will be on hand including Ladies Gourmet Popcorn, Solitas Puerto Rican Food, Jodie’s Italian Ice Factory and Zel’s Roast Beef. Corporate sponsorships are still available! For information, call 219.853.6378, email, or visit Kindness Rocks! Random Acts of Kindness Day Saturday, February 17 from 11:00am 12:00pm at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41), St. John IN. Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day at the St. John Branch by painting kindness rocks. All materials provided. Please register. Registration required: visit branches/sj.htm or call 219-365-5379.

Monday, February 19

Beginner’s Knitting 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway (US 30), Schererville, IN. Adults. Learn the basics of knitting. Adults only. Participants must bring at least one skein of bulky yarn and size 10 or 11 knitting needles. Please register for both sessions. Visit www.lcplin. org/branches/ds.htm or call 219-322-4731 for more information. Movie Monday Monday, February 19, 11:00am - 1:00pm at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41),St. John IN. Adults. Contact the library for more information about this month’s featured film! Registration required: visit or call 219-365-5379. Free Weight Loss Seminar Monday, February 19 from 12:00-2:00 p.m. at the Community Hospital Medical Office Building, 801 MacArthur Blvd., Munster, IN. Bariatric surgeons Drs. Paul Stanish and Hung Dang, along with Healthy 4 Life Weight Loss Professionals, will present “Medical and Surgical Weight Loss Solutions…What’s Right For Me?”, comprehensive medical, endoscopic and surgical long term weight management solutions available at Healthy 4 Life Munster. FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866-836-3477.

Tuesday, February 20

Black America from MLK to Today 6:30pm - 8:00pm at the Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway (US 30), Schererville, IN. Adults. Explore the accomplishments and challenges of racial equality by viewing and discussing a fourpart PBS documentary (shown in one-hour segments) about Black America in the last fifty years. Visit or call 219-322-4731 for more information. In Remembrance of Martin - Morning Showing Tuesday, February 20, 10:30am - 11:30am

at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41),St. John IN. Adults. As we celebrate Black History Month, join us for this documentary featuring some of Dr. Martin Luther King’s family, friends and colleagues as they memorialize his life and work. Run time: 60 minutes. Registration required: visit www. or call 219-3655379. In Remembrance of Martin - Afternoon Showing Tuesday, February 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41),St. John IN. Adults. As we celebrate Black History Month, join us for this documentary featuring some of Dr. Martin Luther King’s family, friends and colleagues as they memorialize his life and work. Run time: 60 minutes. Registration required: visit www. or call 219-3655379. Dyer Historical Society: Vintage Valentines Tuesday, February 20, 7:00 pm at Dyer Town Hall, 1 Town Square, Dyer, IN (Rt. 30, just east of Hart Street) in the Lower Level Main Meeting Room. Speaker Pat Kincaid will present “Remembering Special Valentines.” Join us as she takes us on a sentimental journey through her valentine collections while discussing a bit of history and the mystery of vintage valentines. Free event, and refreshments will be served. For info, contact Kathy Powers at 219.865.6108, or St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary TJ Uniforms Sale Tuesday, February 20 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital POB Conference Room, 4320 Fir St., East Chicago. For more information call 219-392-7030. Quilters Guild Meeting February 20, 7:00pm at Heritage Redeemer Lutheran Church, 651 E. 166th St., South Holland, IL. Our February monthly meeting will spotlight one of our talented members. Award winning quilter, Donna Zelesky, will be giving us a “trunk show” of her many quilts and the stories behind them. For info visit or email quilting@

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Between the Lines Book Club 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the Dyer-Schererville Branch Library, 1001 W. Lincoln Highway (US 30), Schererville, IN. Adults. The Between the Lines book club will be reading Remarkable Creatures by Tracy Chevalier. Copies of the book can be picked up from the circulation desk at the Dyer-Schererville branch library. Visit or call 219-322-4731 for more information. Color Yourself Happy! Wednesday, February 21, 10:30am - 11:30am at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41), St. John IN. Adults. Enjoy coloring - alone or with the whole family! We’ll provide the materials for coloring, or you can bring your own! Cookies and beverages will be provided. Registration required: visit www. or call 219-3655379. Wednesday Stitchers Wednesday, February 21, 12:30pm - 2:00pm at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41), St. John IN. Adults. Bring your favorite yarn or thread project and enjoy some great company while you create! All crafters are welcome, no matter what craft you enjoy! Registration required: visit branches/sj.htm or call 219-365-5379. Great Books Discussion Wednesday, February 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm at the St. John Branch Library, 9450 Wicker Avenue (US 41), St. John IN. Adults. Join us for a discussion of some of the great writings of Western literature and how it can apply to us today. This month: Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Books available for purchase. Registration required: visit branches/sj.htm or call 219-365-5379. St. Catherine Hospital Auxiliary TJ Uniforms Sale Wednesday, February. 21 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Catherine Hospital POB Conference Room, 4320 Fir St., East Chicago. For more information call 219-392-7030. Free Baby Class: Infant Massage and Baby’s Development Wednesday, February 21 from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at Community Hospital Fitness Pointe, 9950 Calumet Ave, Munster, IN. Therapists from

Community Hospital’s Physical Therapy Department will provide an introduction to infant massage and answer questions about your infant’s development in the first year of life. FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866-836-3477. Hartsfield Village Annual Health Fair Wednesday, February 21 from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. at Hartsfield Village, 10000 Columbia Ave., Munster, IN. Over 20 vendors, some offering free hearing aid cleaning, free chair massages, and some vendors will be offering free samples. FREE, but registration is required by calling 219-836-3477 or toll free 866-836-3477. Bone Density Screening Wednesday, February 21. Screenings available from 9 to 11 a.m. at St. Catherine Hospital Radiology Department, 4321 Fir St., East Chicago. Determine risk related to osteoporosis. The bone strength screening is performed using the heel of the foot. Results are available the same day. FREE—to register, call 219-836-3477 or toll free 866 836-3477.


Bible Study First Christian Church holds an Adult Weekly Bible Study every Monday at 6:30pm. The church is located at 202 W. Pine St., Griffith, IN. For more information, call 219-924-6840. D.E.W. D.E.W. (Disciples Equipped to Witness), the High School Youth Group of Munster Church, meets on various Sunday evenings at 6 pm. The goal of DEW is to have teens grow in their personal relationship with Christ and be equipped to share that faith with others wherever they go. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting group, please call Linda at 219-836-1400. Ongoing Auditions Northwest Indiana Youth Chorus will be having auditions on Monday evenings at 6:30pm. Come prepared to sing a song of your choice. Located at the Lincoln Center in Highland, IN on Lincoln between Indianapolis and Kennedy Ave. For more information, call 219-629-5448. Attention Men! Men face specific and unique tests of faith and challenges in life. Wisdom tells us to gather together with other men to study how the Bible applies specifically to a man’s heart and life. Bible studies offer a different kind of arena where men can talk about things that really matter. Munster Church offers a friendly Men’s Bible Study every Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. There is fellowship, good discussion and even coffee and treats. The study is led by Pastor Herm Schutt. Please feel free to join the men any Wednesday morning you are available! Any questions? Call @ 219-836-1400 or e-mail EPIC, Munster Church’s Jr. High Student Ministry Meets Sunday evenings 6 pm - 8pm at the church at 214 Ridge Rd., Munster. All 6th-8th graders are welcome to join for games, food, songs, and discussion. For more information or a schedule, contact Justin Makowski at or visit www. Caregiver Support Group Meeting Meets every fourth Sunday at 2:00pm. at Franciscan Health Hospital, Dyer, IN in the Blessed Mother Conference room, at the West entrance (behind St. Francis statue off Rt. 30 entrance). Sessions last approximately 1 ½ hours. This support group encompasses Alzheimer’s/Dementia, Cancer, Stroke and other adult-care responsibilities, and is open to family and friends looking for compassion and information-sharing. Call 219-365-3898 or 1-888-303-0180 (toll free help line) for more information. Overcome Your Fear Of Public Speaking Do you want to overcome your fear of public speaking? We can help! Toastmasters teaches public speaking and leadership skills. The Calumet Toastmasters Club meets at the Family Christian Center located at 340 45th St., Munster, IN at 7:00 PM twice each month. For more information, please email calumet., or call 219-2183174. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. NAR-ANON Family Groups Serenity Seeker ll meeting is every Sunday at 7:00 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church,

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LET LOVE WARM YOUR WINTER DAY: T h is lovely item was on t he chu rch m a rque e of Mu n ster C hu rc h C RC , Hohman and Ridge Road in Munster. This picture was taken on Thursday February 8th 2018, the day before we were deluged with snow! N 2 N has a snow story to tell and I am sure Shopper readers do too! Let’s hear from you. In the meantime, stay warm and wonderful! *** H A P P Y B I R T H DA Y T O DAV I D VANDERVORT OF STEGER: Formerly of South Holland. David will be celebrating his 48t h bir t hday w it h best buddies Spencer and Brian as he does each year. This year a heavy metal concert is also in the works. Happy Birthday Davy! *** T H E PU L SE OF T H E M I DW E ST ECONOM Y A ND M A NUFACTUR ING : The Calumet Area Industrial Commission (CAIC) will be hosting William Strauss, Senior Economist of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, at their Tuesday, March 6, 2018 meeting. Location is the Center for Visua l and Performing A rts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Mr. Strauss will discuss the current status and projection for the Midwest Economy and its manufacturing sector. At the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank, his main responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of the Midwest economy and its manufacturing s e c t o r. H i s r e s e a r c h p a p e r s h a v e focused on such topics as our Regional economy, the automobile sector and the trade-weighted dollar. Mr. Strauss has presented testimony on manufacturing issues before of the U.S. Senate. He has also been interviewed by a number of radio a nd telev ision news prog ra ms and publications. Mr. Strauss currently teaches at the DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. In 2010 t he Gra ha m School awa rded M r. St rauss it s E xcel lence in Teaching awa rd. Wa lk-ins $ 60 for members and $70 for others. Call 708-9286000 for information. *** SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE BUSINESS AND CAREER INSTITUTE 2018 CHICAGO WOMEN’S CONFERENCE AND EXPO: 10th annual women’s conference and 10t h a nniversa r y event! Recognizing the full plate most women carr y and the various hats they wear, SSC plans to recognize some of the interests and needs that women from all ages and diverse professiona l and ethnic backgrounds have. The Conference and Expo takes a proactive stance in assisting women with juggling their numerous demands and obligations by offering an informative and enjoyable event. On Friday March 16t h, 2018 t he event w i l l ta ke place at t he main Sout h Suburban College campus, 15800 S. State Street, Sout h Holland, IL. Over 20 speakers and 50 vendors will provide attendees with the latest information on personal health a nd wel lness, business a nd f ina nce, p er s on a l emp ow er ment a nd muc h more. There will be goods and services, i nclud i ng je wel r y a nd ac c e s sor ie s, nutritional supplements, home goods, gifts, specialty foods, handcrafted items and much more. Go to t heir website

MANY THANKS TO THE GREAT DOCS A N D N URSES AT NORT H W EST ER N MEMORI A L HOSPITA L : By t he t ime The Shopper hits the stands and home deliveries, it will be Thursday, February 15th, the day after Valentine’s Day and the start of Lent! Hopefully the two feet of snow that is currently on the ground Friday, February 9th is well on its way toward melting into spring. I had a bout with the f lu bug last week and went to N W M Ho s pit a l f or t r e a t m e nt . My husband brought me in Thursday and I was admitted with f lu-like symptoms. Tests were run and it turned out I was just shy of actual flu but sick enough to stay overnight. In the meantime, my husband L a r r y wou nd up hav i ng emergenc y surgery (not flu related)—so we had hisand-her rooms in the hospital. I am sure the Hilton Hotel would have been cheaper and a lot more fun! The doctors and nurses could not have not been nicer, kinder or more thoughtful. Larry is pictured here with Nurse Ethan. Nurse Emanuel had just left for home after an 11-and-a-half hour shift! They gave out their TLC even though they were tired themselves. Special shoutout to Larry’s truly gifted surgeon Jeffrey Fronza who left us laughing! *** SPECIAL THANKS TO CALUMET CITY’S KEN WATSON DEVINE: who along with daughter Alania shoveled snow all the way around our block! AND TO DAVE KOZA AND R ALPH FOR shoveling and snowblowing sidewalks and the alley during the height of the snowstorm on Friday. Blessings to the world’s most wonderful neighbors! *** WASTE NOT WANT NOT: For those of us of a certain age, we grew up hearing our parents admonish us not to waste food because “children in Europe are starving.” It was likened to a sin to waste even a morsel of precious food, since that vital commodity was so scarce in wartorn Europe during and immediately after W WII. Fast forward to the present a nd t he s a me i s t r ue now, e xc ept certain circumstances prevail. These circumstances are well documented in a film to be presented at Covenant United Church Of Christ, Ba rba ra W. Smit h Family Life Center, 1130 E. 154th Street, South Holland on Saturday March 10, 2018 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Presented by One Earth Film Festival, WASTED! The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle and eat food. According to presenters, WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it is contributing to climate change and how we can make small changes to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century. Again according to presenters, “One Earth Film Festival is the Midwest’s premier environmental f i lm fest iva l, creat ing oppor t u nit ies for u nder st a nd i ng cl i mate cha nge, sustainability and the power of human involvement.” The event is free and there w ill refreshments, prizes a nd action tables. For more information, call 708-3335955 or email or visit

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Veterinarians and other pet specialists are reminding pet owners about the dangers to pets that accompany Valentine’s Day. Chocolate is toxic to both cats and dogs, although cats will seldom eat it. Chocolate can cause the following symptoms: Vomiting Diarrhea Hyperactivity Increased heart rate Seizures Tremors Serious cases can even lead to death. The darker the chocolate, the more dangerous it is. Baking chocolate is the most dangerous. It is best to keep all chocolate out of reach of pets. Lilies are toxic to cats. All types of lilies are dangerous to cats, including Asiatic, Day, Calla, Easter, and Tiger. Ingestion of even a small part of a lily plant, including the pollen or even the water the flower is stored in, can lead to acute kidney failure and death in cats. Symptoms of lily poisoning include: Dehydration Drooling Lack of appetite Lethargy Tremors

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Golden Opportunity entertainment books, NW Indiana & So. Suburbs IL. FIne dining, fast food, services, sports, theater & more. Selling for charity, $25. 708-917-6829 Paymaster check printer serires X-2000 $15 obo. 708494-4880 High Sierra duffle bag w/ wheels, many pockets 27” x 16” x 14”, like new $25 obo. 708-494-4880 Cottage metal bed, double size, exposed steel coil spring, frame attaches to header x footer, burnished black $100 obo. 708-4944880 Toledo Model 8186-25 lb counting scale w/key pad and lb/kb switching, $200 obo. 708-494-4880 Oki Dot matrix printer microline 490 24 pin printer, $100 obo. 708-494-4880

ARLO KALLEMEYN Emperor Claudius II of Rome, also known as Claudius the Cruel was having a difficult time recruiting men as soldiers. He believed that the men did not want to leave their sweethearts so he cancelled all engagements and marriages throughout Rome. Since young lovers still wanted to get married, and the Chapel of Love in Las Vegas was too far from Rome, another option was needed. A young Roman priest, St. Valentine, began secretly marrying couples. He was eventually caught, arrested and condemned. He was beaten to death and beheaded on February 14th, around the year 270. In honor of St. Valentine, give the love of your life a gift, a card, a phone call or a text—and give thanks we have a President instead of an Emperor! Best regards Arlo Kallemeyn Shopper Publisher and big fan of Valentine’s Day For sale: New Longbo men women watch combo $30; dashcam pro with video audio polaroid wireless headphone, bluetooth, $15

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When is it time to say goodbye to a house you love? I remember being very impressed with the property on my first visit. The 100 year-old farm house shone with careful restoration and charm. The acreage that surrounded it was dotted with heirloom fruit trees and organic pathways winding through a variety of flower and veggie gardens. The owner, and mother of one of my recent clients, wanted my opinion as to its value. True comps were hard to find, but we came up with a plan for pricing. However, after a long interview, we determined she wasn’t emotionally ready to sell. Our relationship developed into a warm friendship, and two years later she finally was ready to say goodbye. Years of taking care of the house on her own (after her husband died) had taken its toll. She longed for a new vision and new adventures. It didn’t take long to get an offer, and fortunately it was a cash buyer with plenty of motivation. The couple, who owned and adjacent property, wanted to buy the house for their daughter and son-in-law. Getting a loan on the property might have been difficult. It was built on a skirted post and pier foundation. In addition, at the time, there was no heat source to the

As the ad shows, what better way to show your love for your sweetie than to buy her an air conditioner? It may go over better than you think. It will last longer than flowers, it will still be keeping her cool long after the Fannie May candies are gone and who would want to be on a Caribbean cruise this time of year anyway. Give it some thought.

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Van Drunen Heating is celebrating our 50th year in business! This year we will be reprinting our ads which our company used in 1968. If you have ever heard of the Internet, go to or dial 708-ED9-6444. Those red trucks are still in the neighborhood.

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February 15, 2018



Lake County Library Seeks Master Gardeners Association Volunteers for Book Sale Room Offering $100 to $500 Grants The Lake County Public Library is currently seeking volunteers for the Friends of the Library book sale room located at the Merrillville branch. Current openings include 5pm to 8pm on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings from 9:30am to 1pm. Other openings may be available on a month to month basis. Duties of this position include sales of materials, maintaining a record of sales for each shift, and other small duties as assigned. For sale: One Llanta noeva para cadilac $95 I paid $115 sale 90. Para cartar zacate boeloa $25. 708-418-3354 For sale: Furniture items, sleeper couch, roll-top desk, lazy-boy chair, living room tables, bedroom set, and more. Everything negotiable. 708-989-3030 For sale: Snowblower MTD pull start, 2 cycle. Runs good, $85. 219-285-1007

Applicants for the book sale room must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers must have the ability to make correct change, be capable of working alone or with others, and have good customer service skills. Volunteer applications can be picked up at any branch of the Lake County Public Library. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please call Megan Harms in the Public Relations Department at 769-3541, extension 317.

For sale: Nails new in box roofing, drywall nails and screws, fence poultry, 12D sinkens common paid $847, Take $250. 330lbs. 708-2101711 For sale: Gas stove white, self cleaning oven, $150. 708-715-2348 For sale: Washer, $150; Dryer $100. 708-715-2348

HP Laptop Core i5 16�LCD , webcam, Windows 7 new battery Wi Fi fast and nice $160. 219-285-1007

The Lake County Master Gardeners Association, a 501(c) (3) organization, is offering grants from $100 to $500 to schools, churches, organizations, businesses, or others who meet certain criteria. The grant money must be used for new or existing garden-related projects in Lake County, Indiana. An educational aspect is preferred but not required. If you feel that you meet the requirements, or know someone who would benefit, download a Grant Application at www. For more

information or to request an application, email or call the Purdue Extension Office in Crown Point at 219-755-3240. In the event there are more applicants than we can accommodate this year, we will consider those who apply in the order in which they are received. Six grants were awarded in 2017 to happy recipients. This year’s Grant Applications are due March 1, 2018 and will be awarded before April 1, 2018. DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY !!!

car steel garage door for sale $50. 219-730-3370 Wood upright curio cabinet. Five shelves. Light. $50/ B. O. Lansing area. 708-7698558





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The Shopper community newspaper Internet edition for February 15, 2018

The Shopper 2/15/18  

The Shopper community newspaper Internet edition for February 15, 2018