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Updated: March 5, 2013 11:50AM



Happy Birthday

March 8: Tyler Bush

March 10: the Baumgardner Twins – Mark & Melissa

March 11: Todd Wilkening

March 12: Jerry Caravana

March 10: Daylight Savings Time begins. Spring forward, and lose an hour of sleep.

Watch out for the Crown Point Flash ... er, no ... Cash Mob. A group of women have been gathering once a month, having some breakfast in Crown Point and then surprising one Crown Point retailer by all arriving at one time spending money. That is the Crown Point Cash Mob. Good work, ladies.

Fish fries — all have carry outs

Fridays during Lent, 4 to 7 p.m., St. Andrew’s, 801 W. 73rd Ave., Merrillville, with pierogis

Knights of Columbus: 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 8, Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Winfield; 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 15, St. Mary’s, Crown Point.

The cooking for the Knights is all being done by the K of C men from Lowell.

Saturday, March 16: Safe Sitter baby-sitting class from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, 1201 S. Main St., in the Marian Education Center. Students 11-14, cost $60 and registration is required by calling 757-6368.

Wednesday, March 20: Town of Cedar Lake Blood Drive at town hall, 7408 Constitution Ave., 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 374-7000 Ext. 124 to schedule an appointment, but walk-ins are also welcome. Photo ID required. All blood donors will be treated to a BBQ pulled pork sandwich.

The Crown Point Fire-Rescue Canine Unit is getting ready for K-9 Jake’s arrival and need some help. They need to build some agility equipment. They need lumber, hardware, barrels and other items. If you think you can help, give them a call at 662-3248, Ext. 0. They have a big list of equipment to purchase.

When Interstate 65 was built, 129th Avenue was cut in two, dead-ending on either side of the interstate. The Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, who own the hospitals and St. Francis University, have committed to building a bridge connecting the east and west sides of 129th Avenue in the future. It will be a more direct route from their University Campus in Crown Point, teaches nursing and other medical disciplines, to St. Anthony hospital. Just for you to consider, with the suggestions that road closures for the new Illiana Expressway/toll road would not be detrimental. I have been told that 129th Avenue had been used for years for kids that were at Crown Point High School to get back out to the farms on the east side of I-65. If it had been a group of profit-motivated business people with short-range goals instead of the sisters that plan for 50 to 100 years out, the University and Franciscan Point might have not built there at all without that connector road.

Easter will be here before you know it. Just three weeks until Holy Thursday, March 28, and the start of the Triduum.

Crown Point Jr. Bulldog Football sign-ups: 12 to 5 p.m. March 9 at the field. For more information go to www.cpjrbulldogs.com.

Cheerleader sign-up: At Lake Street Elementary School, returning girls 5 to 7 p.m. April 12, new girls 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13. Girls must live in CP or Hanover school district. For more cheer information go to: www.crownpointjrbcheer.org.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just 10 days away. I can hardly wait. No one else has a nighttime parade. From noon to night, from Fire Department to the Square. Good family fun.



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