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Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, June 27

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Updated: August 26, 2013 2:10AM



Happy Birthday

June 27: Rosemary De St. Jean

June 29: Chris Ross is 50

July 3: Ian Nicolini is officially old. He is 30

Happy Anniversary

June 27: Nikki & Kevin La Duke

If you buy Rosemary flowers for her birthday, make sure they are from Rosemary’s Heritage Flowers.

It also seems like yesterday, not four years ago, that we all were in the hottest church around to witness the joy of Nikki and Kevin saying I Do.

June 28: This reporter will be with a lot of people from Holy Spirit Catholic Church working at a Habitat for Humanity build in Gary. I can’t wait to show you the pictures. It will be Chris Ross’s 50th Birthday Party. She didn’t want a cake and candles, she wanted volunteers to come help build a house.

June 29 and 30: Crown Point Garden Walk. Visit seven beautiful gardens. The locations are on the tickets; get them at Alsip Nursery, Artful Gardens, Hubinger Landscaping, Leo’s Landscaping or Martin Landscaping.

June 30: See you at Mayor Dave Uran’s Citywide Picnic at the Fairgrounds. A BBQ place will be coming in and cooking two hogs. It starts at 2 p.m. with fun and games, and it is free to city residents.

July 4: The theme of the city of Crown Point‘s parade is “Hats Off to Our Heroes” and starts at Taft, goes north on Main Street and ends at the World War II tank. Official fireworks are at the fairgrounds and start at dusk.

July 5: Andrean has an all 1970s class Reunion from 7 p.m. to midnight in the school cafeteria. Admission is free but it is a BYOB — they know you are old enough. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres, mixers and snacks will be provided. Great ‘70s music and lots of inter-class competitions are planned. For information, or better yet, to volunteer, visit the Facebook page “Andrean Class of 1973” or email plamere@bhbvonline.com.

Looking for someplace different to visit while vacationing around the USA? Try some different museums. The Mustard Museum in Middletown, Wisc. (west of Lake Mendota at U.S. 12 and 14) was built in 1986. There is a Mustard University, gift shop and lots of fun stuff for little kids to old kids.

The Jell-O Museum, Le Roy, N.Y. (30 minutes southwest of Rochester and 60 minutes east of Buffalo/Niagara Falls) has horse-drawn Jell-O wagons, recipes, lots of fun things to do and see.

The Spam Museum in Austin, Minn., is the home of Hormel Foods, a theater, gift shop and silly things.

The Salt & Pepper Museum in Gatlinburg, Tenn., with over 20,000 salt and pepper shakers from around the world in display cases. With a gift shop too!

The Toilet Seat Museum in Alamo Heights, Texas — strange collection of decorated toilet seats as art work?

July 20 in Cedar Lake: The Summer Symphony on the Lake is coming July 20 at 7:30 p.m. at the Cedar Lake Town Complex Grounds in the Band Shell. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit and enjoy the fantastic sounds. It is free.

July 27 in Crown Point: The Summer Symphony on the Lawn is coming July 27 at 7:30p.m. It will be on the lawn in front of St. Anthony’s at Main and Franciscan. Once again bring your own lawn chairs or blankets to sit and enjoy the fantastic sounds of Northwest Indiana Symphony. It is free.

Be on the watch for a Murder Mystery dinner/auction coming in October at the Halls of St. George. For those of you that can afford $50 perperson for tickets, a great Western Murder Mystery will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana. It is called “Bullets in the Bathtub.” More to come, keep watching.

I read a piece on the preambles to the constitutions or state Bill of Rights for the 50 states in our imperfect union. Each and every state took time to thank God for our freedom, domestic tranquility, our right to choose our form of government, civil, political and religious liberty.



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