Monthly Archives: August 2011

Pompei Orland Park Is Open!

I remember summer nights in the mid 90’s when we used to walk out of our apartment on Laflin, through the courtyard and down the street to Pompei on Taylor.  The atmosphere was always welcoming and the food always great.  We would then … Continue reading

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Free at Last, Free at Last

Well, almost.  Tomorrow is the first day of school for Orland Park District 135 students.  That group includes my four darlings, thank you.  Sure, it is a shortened day, but I intend to use it to the fullest. 

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School Supply List Shuffle

    As usual, I have waited until the very last minute to pick up this year’s school supplies.  Sure, I grabbed a few things last year that I have stored away for this very purpose…, where….did….I put those….whatever, better … Continue reading

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Teacher Requests, Too Intrusive or Justified?

The new school year is approaching fast and soon teacher assignments will be mailed home here in Orland Park. 

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Happy 100th Birthday, Lucy!

Today would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday.  I feel a closeness, almost a kinship when I think of her and her character on the “I Love Lucy” show. 

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Kid’s Day at the Taste of Orland Park

My family always enjoys attending the Taste of Orland Park.  We make sure to get there during their annual Taste of Orland Park Kid’s Day which features all the Taste has to offer plus many free, kid friendly activities to entertain the little … Continue reading

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For Tala

Before meeting the Albakri family, I had never heard of Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA).  It turns out I’m not alone.  Most people are completely unaware of its existance.  The family, joining efforts with the FSMA foundation, are hoping to change that. 

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