Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post: July 11
By Kitty Conley July 9, 2013 12:30PM
Updated: July 9, 2013 12:42PM
July 11: Dave Uran
July 13: Gene Cichoracki
Alright everyone, nice and loud, a big welcome home to James Dean Metros, Crown Point’s former mayor. The place in Valparaiso has been sold and Jim and his wife Marla now live in the Hub City. Things just might get interesting – hold onto your hats.
Sts. Peter and Paul’s 50th Birthday Party:
July 11: 6 p.m., official greeting of Archbishop Stefan with evening service and reception
July 12: 10 a.m., church service with both bishops followed by luncheon for all guests
July 13: 10 a.m., church service followed by all-day and evening picnic on church grounds
July 14: 10 a.m., special church service with bishops and additional clergy from other churches followed by Gala Banquet and Program at 6 p.m. Attending will be the Head of the Macedonian Orthodox Church His Beatitude Archbishop Stefan; Metropolitan of the American Canadian Macedonian Orthodox Diocese His Eminence Bishop Metojij; Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the United States Zoran Jolevski; the General Consul for Republic of Macedonia; and Mayor Dave Uran.
July 13 Sand Sculpture Contest: T ake part or watch at the Indiana Dunes State Park, Chesterton Contestants start at 8 a.m. and viewing and judging starts at 12:30 p.m. Just for fun.
July 18: $5 Italian Style lunch to-go or dine-in at Chicagoland Christian Village on 117th in Winfield. Proceeds go to the families involved in the Oklahoma tornados.
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 26: Anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act. First passed in 1990. This has been amended several times, but some of us still don’t get it. A handicapped parking space in front of a store is not just a fast parking space for able-bodied people. Taking up the sidewalk with alfresco dining outside of your restaurant cannot infringe on the right to pass on the sidewalk by someone in a wheelchair. Maybe that person that needs access is a vet who lost his, or now her, legs fighting for your right to make money.
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.
July 30: Blood drive, Crown Point Fire Department
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.