Updated: July 15, 2013 9:40PM
May 17: Tom Liss is 65 today
May 21: Our son Breandan Conley shares this day with a young vivacious mom, Reena Foster
May 22: Karen Caffarini
May 20: Tom & Kathy Liss, happy 40th
I am soooo ready for the Crown Point Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary Pancake Breakfast. Mark your calendars for 7 to 11:30 a.m. June 15. Over the past 18 years they sure do have it down and up and down flipping pancakes that are light and fluffy. My preference is blueberry, but they also serve regular and chocolate. I hope that they bring back the very junior firefighters having a flipping contest, hopefully at a specific time so we can all come and watch. How high can they go — and will they come back down on the head of a senior firefighter boss, or maybe get stuck on a pipe way up high. They could sell tickets for front row seats to watch that — with senior officers required to walk slowly back and forth behind the lines. I would buy one of those tickets.
May 16: The cars are back on the square for summer evenings. And, Cedar Lake United Methodist Church has a fundraiser chicken dinner at Great Oaks tonight. It will be great food for an even greater cause. Helping others.
May 17: Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is holding the annual Police Memorial for all fallen police that have served in any department in Lake County. It will be outside of the Lake County Jail in the Memorial Gardens starting at 10 a.m.
May 18: Crown Brewfest at the fairgrounds from 2 to 6 p.m. Sample all kinds of beer from micro-brewers and have fun too. Designated drivers get special wrist band and reduced admission charge. Visit www.crownbrewing.com for tickets and information. Should be fun.
Get ready for the wax museum at Col. Wheeler Middle School on May 23. The only thing wrong with this great presentation is it is too early in the morning — from 7:45 a.m. to 10:10 a.m. Maybe next year they can run it in the evening so more people can attend. The kids do an outstanding job representing people from history.
Selling tie-ins to the city sewer system was rejected years ago. It’s back! The thought has always been, if you want either city sewer or city water, bring everything — streets, street lights, curb and gutters and stormwater drainage up to city standards and then apply to be annexed. Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub is tired of running the old Hermits Lake sewer system, but this time both the commissioner and the city’s Mayor Dave Uran have found a way to make it work for everyone. At least it looks that way. The county will be the bulk customer, sending Hermits Lake excrement to the city. That way the city only has one customer, the county. Am I alone or is anyone else worried that this could smell wrong down the line? It will have to be an iron clad contract that no sewage is accepted until the entire tap-in fee of over a half-million dollars is paid to the city.