Updated: February 12, 2013 12:08PM
Feb. 19: Victoria Borowski is 19 on the 19th.
Lake County Republicans will choose their new county chairman on March 2. The sitting chair, Kim Krull, is endorsing Allan Katz. I have been told that 50 elected Republicans will be supporting Lake County Councilman Daniel Dernulc. Let’s hope that they will be using voting machines this year. In the past the county Republicans have had more paper ballots cast than there were persons eligible to vote. I have also heard that the state GOP will have at least two people at the Serbian Hall to keep an eye on the proceedings. I do miss my friend John Curley.
Fish Fry season. All have carry-outs:
Feb.15: Sons of the American Legion, 4 to 8 p.m., 13050 Washington St., Cedar Lake
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry Fridays:
Feb. 22: 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Ann Seaton near Lake Eliza
March 8: 4 to 7:30 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield.
March 15: 4 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s, Crown Point
The cooking for the Knights is all being done by the K of C men from Lowell.
While the city is gearing up to hire a new police officer, the Crown Point Fire-Rescue Department is taking applications to become a volunteer firefighter. Deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 15. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of the city or Center Township, able to pass medical and physical ability examinations, and have a valid Indiana driver’s license with a good driving record. The applicants will have to pass an oral interview and selection process in late Feb. 2013, complete a background check and take an intense training of 300 hours beginning in March 2013. Applications are on line at www.crownpint.in.gov or at the firehouse at 126 N. East St. Any questions, contact Division Chief Michael Parks at 662-3248.
Kindergarten registration for Crown Point schools
Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Lake Street, Solon Robinson and Winfield
Thursday, Feb. 21 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. and 1 to 3 p.m. at Eisenhower, MacArthur and Timothy Ball
February 20 is the last day to register for the Cedar Lake Parks Department’s Mother & Son Western Stomp. It’s for children 5-12 and their moms from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Monastery Clubhouse.
February 22 is the last day to get St. Patrick’s Day Parade kids logo designs turned in. Speaking of St. Patrick’s Day Parade — Crown Point is strange — whoever heard of a St. Patrick’s Day Parade without politicians? It just doesn’t seem Irish. Oh sigh! It is a fun event anyway. No one else has a night-time parade. From the premier charity event of St. Baldrick’s head shaving for childhood cancer research, to the corned beef dinner, both at the fire station, to venders around the square with more food and crafts to the after dusk parade, it is a long and fun day.
February 27 is the last day to register for the Family Pirate Party at the Cedar Lake Monastery Clubhouse. The event will be 6 to 8 p.m. March 2 and the cost is $5 per person.
Let me know what your favorite Super Bowl ad was, please. I have a few: Clydesdales, Jeep for Vets, God made a farmer, and Tide. This year some of us at the party we attended didn’t really care who won or lost, since our Bears and Colts were not there. We just wanted to see a good game. But to make it interesting some of us picked teams to support. There were some people there that really were supporting a team and didn’t know we were just making noise for the sake of making noise. One lady would cheer and I would boo. Since she was actually supporting a team, I am glad her team won. We all had a great time. Thanks to our host and hostess.