Saturday December 3rd 2016

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“Where do all the actors come from?”

“Where do all the actors come from?”

I guess the way that this works is that the older kids, who have "paid their dues", so to speak get the bigger roles and the first and second graders, the ensemble parts. In this one, the mice, which are the tiniest of roles, are first and second graders who truly get [Read More]

The Heartland Spa in its new home

The Heartland Spa in its new home

The suites are exquisite, the grounds are beautiful and the area is one that you will enjoy strolling about. Just steps from the resort, on the walking path, you will be viewing the estates and mansions of some of the areas wealthiest residents. At Heartland Spa, you can [Read More]

“Cookie Love” a cookbook for the Cookie Monster

“Cookie Love” a cookbook for the Cookie Monster

when I was asked to read a new book, "Cookie Love" written by Chicagoan Mindy Segal with Kate Leary, I said, "Why Not?". Ms Segal owns a very unique little bakery cafe in town called Mindy's Hot Chocolate. While bakery goods are her specialty and cookies her love, her cafe [Read More]

American Girl Place- a family tradition

American Girl Place- a family tradition

American Girl Place, a young girl’s fantasy, has become our family tradition. Yes, as each granddaughter has reached their fifth birthday, they have had their special day at The American Girl Place. Zoe, the first, in Manhattan, followed by Sarah, here in Chicago, and [Read More]

“Triple Crown for Chicago News Media”

“Triple Crown for Chicago News Media”

Augie loves books. He also loves his business and his clients, thus he makes sure that they are happy with what he carries and feel comfortable in his shop. He not only sells books, he offers discussion groups to his “readers”, both history and mystery. He has authors [Read More]

The Underground- Chicago’s hidden treasure.

The Underground- Chicago’s hidden treasure.

The lower portion of the city has been in place for many years and while many residents and visitors are not aware of this treasure, there are many locals who use it to get places faster, safer and dryer or cooler (depending on the time of year). [Read More]

“The Hunting Ground”

“The Hunting Ground”

How can sports be more important than one's dignity and why does the word "NO", mean nothing? If you have children in high school, they need to see this film. If you cannot get to this theater, check to see where else it will play, but know that very soon it will also be [Read More]

“Fear No Mirror”

“Fear No Mirror”

Just think, you can leave work for a lunch break and return an hour later slimmer and on your way to reaching the goal you have set- getting into those tight jeans or that bikini that you wore years ago! [Read More]

“Want To Buy A Watch”?

“Want To Buy A Watch”?

For years, or to be closer to real, decades, the expression, “Do you wanna buy a watch?” said with with a raspy voice, meant you were hearing a commercial for Howard Frum, THE “watch” man in Jewelers Row.Jewelers Row is famous for its extensive [Read More]

Where are all the papers?

Where are all the papers?

Have you ever looked around your office and wondered “where did all these files come from?”. Of course, you have. If you have been in business for any period of time, you have seen the old files keep piling up. What to do with them? Well, you can toss them out. But, [Read More]

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