Tuesday January 23rd 2018

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“Winter Wonderfest 2017/18

“Winter Wonderfest 2017/18

For 17 years, I have been bringing my grandkids to Navy Pier for their annual, indoor festival, Winter Wonderfest! While it has seen many changes over these years, the improvements have been great and the ease of entering the indoor amusement park and getting through the [Read More]

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

“Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour” by Carol Moore

 Recommended **** I have a checklist somewhere of things I’ve always wanted to do, but never got around to doing.  Taking the Chicago Trolley Holiday Lights Tour turned out to be an easy and fun way to see the city lights during the holidays – and cross a couple [Read More]

Ice Skating is nice skating…even if there is NO Ice

Ice Skating is nice skating…even if there is NO Ice

Imagine if you will, being invited to go ice skating, indoors, in fact in a mall, but where the surface is not ice? What ? Yes! There is something new out there and the first indoor rink located in a shopping center is right here in Vernon Hills at the Hawthorn Mall. Ice [Read More]

The 49th Annual Jeff Awards- Aurora does it again!

The 49th Annual Jeff Awards- Aurora does it again!

Another Gala at Drury Lane Oakbrook to celebrate the world of Chicago Theater. What a world it is! While we are able to watch many award shows on television, being at a “live” one is far superior and the doors to the Jeff Award “party” are open to [Read More]

“Helping Hands”

“Helping Hands”

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet with a Northbrook Chiropractic,  Dr. Jose Aguilar. Dr. Aguilar, raised in Iowa, grew up in a household that had very little. There were lots of siblings and his mother suffered from migraines. These migraines were so bad, she would [Read More]

“Mrs. Libra and Zoey Zebra” book review by Rebecca Shaw

“Mrs. Libra and Zoey Zebra”  book review by Rebecca Shaw

Children’s books are fun. I am far from the correct person to do a review, so I find that by allowing my grandkids the pleasure, two things occur. First they get to read a new book ( age appropriate, of course), and secondly, they learn to “sing for their [Read More]

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

The Corner Auto Service Station- Is It Only a Memory?

  Last month, in one of my early morning breakfast conversations at a local café, several “counter creatures” (these are the guys and gals who are there every day and solve all the world problems, daily!) were saying that they miss having a local guy to fix their [Read More]

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks” a book review

“Scrumptious Sandwiches Salads and Snacks”  a book review

Highly Recommended **** Yes, I am on a diet! That’s what made it difficult to review a book that is filled with simple, healthy recipes for school, work and home- They are so great looking and because Jane and I are on a NO carbs, NO sugar diet plan, we could only [Read More]

Bernie Yvon remembered

Bernie Yvon remembered

It is hard to believe that it has been three years since the Chicago theater community lost Bernie Yvon. I find myself thinking of him often. When I see a play that I had seen him do in the past, or when I see something new where one of the characters reminds me of him, [Read More]

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

“Fat is where its at”! LET’S get rid of it!

In every life, a little fat can change your way of living. We all have had a reason to diet (or at least trim a few pounds, for an event or occasion). In my house, we have probably been exposed to every diet plan that has been developed. In fact, I think we own every [Read More]

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“Flamingo & Decatur”

“Flamingo & Decatur”

Recommended *** Little by little, the world is seeing Chicago as THE place for live theater! We have seen more actors [Read More]

“All My Sons”  reviewed by Michael Horn

“All My Sons” reviewed by Michael Horn

Highly Recommended ***** A clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, a fallen tree; so begins the Court Theatre’s [Read More]

“Traitor”

“Traitor”

A Red Orchid Theatre is known for bringing  us powerful stories in their very intimate space in “Old [Read More]

“Harbur Gate”

“Harbur Gate”

War is hell! Anyone who has been involved with the current war, or for that mater, Viet Nam ( although we never [Read More]

“She The People”

“She The People”

Highly Recommended **** This is a Second City production, so instead of placing this review at Theater, I am also [Read More]

“Boy”

“Boy”

What would you do if an accident took away a part of one of your children that could change their life? Anna [Read More]

Fireside Restaurant

Fireside Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “A DESTINATION RESTAURANT”? I am sure you have. What this means is a [Read More]