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Kitty Conley’s Scratching Post, Sept. 5

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Updated: September 10, 2013 1:11PM



Happy Birthday

Sept. 6: Ruth Sutton Egofske

Sept. 9: Curt Graves

Happy Anniversary

Sept. 5: Wayne and Angie Borowski

Sept. 8: Richard and Linda Angerman

Jerry Ross is coming to Crown Point for a book signing and fundraising event at the Old Lake County Court House on Sunday Sept. 22. They will be celebrating the 135th anniversary of the building. He will be signing his book in the rotunda, and all proceeds of book and CD sales will be donated by Crown Point’s very own astronaut to the Courthouse Foundation. There will also be a silent auction, and a cake reception. Games on the lawn for kids. Lots of fun to be had by all.

Here we go again. I love plays on words:

This girl said she recognized me from the vegetarian club, but I’d never met herbivore.

I’m reading a book about anti-gravity. I can’t put it down.

I dropped out of communism class because of lousy Marx.

I took the job at a bakery because I kneaded dough.

Parents watch out. The MTV awards Show was making money off of young women being misused. The lewd showing on a program designated to attract 14 and under was out of line. What message does this give to 10, 12 and 14 year old girls? That this behavior and choice in clothing is the way to be popular and loved? Yes, it is up to parents to censor things that their children see.

It is also up to the so-called adults that run the companies that put on these programs and buy advertising on these programs to take care. If this program had been designated as R rated, then it would be up to the parents to not allow their younger children to view it. Just like movies. It looks like in the future parents are going to have to just say “No, you cannot watch the MTV video awards shows.”

Franciscan St. Anthony Health is offering diabetes education classes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in September, October and November. Tuesday class is from 1 to 3 p.m. and Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday classes begin on Oct. 8 and Nov. 5 and Wednesday classes begin on Oct. 9 and Nov. 5. There are four sessions for each class and participants need to start with the first session.

The classes will take place in the Burrell classrooms, located on the hospital’s lower level. Registration is required. Program fees are covered by most insurance companies. If you are interested, please check with your insurance before registering. Medicare A and B does cover a series of classes one time and individual appointments yearly, if needed, after classes. Call 757-6268.

Andrew Kyres is inviting everyone to come to First Financial Bank’s Sept. Morning Business Hour 8 to 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13 from 8-9 at the Crown Point Banking Center located at 11890 Broadway. That is where Broadway ends at U.S. 231. Congressman Pete Visclosky will be the guest speaker. While there is no charge to attend please RSVP to Judith Mariola at Judith.mariola@bankatfrist.com.

I went out to dinner at Lucrezia’s on Main Street. It is a white table cloth Northern Italian restaurant. I had a very tasty four cheese stuffed chicken breast. It came with cooked broccoli and cauliflower, and mashed potatoes. I also had a cucumber, sliced tomato salad, decorated with a few red onion slices and vinaigrette that I chose to have on the side. The red wine vinaigrette was very bland, and the tomatoes were red but not ripe. The brandy cream sauce on the chicken however, was very good, but sparse. If you order it I suggest asking for extra sauce on the side. The person across the table from me had the Insalata Caprese, which he enjoyed. His main dish was veal cannelloni, made from homemade pasta sheets rolled with ground veal and spinach, and covered with a spicy marinara sauce, which he also seemed to enjoy. That was a great compliment from this man because he is someone that is used to his little Italian mother’s gourmet cooking. The quantity was large and very filling. Also very bland was the complimentary appetizer of Tuscan Herb bread with a wine dipping sauce. The cost for my meal with just water including tip was $31.20. The man across from me without the cost of drinks was $28.80 for the food. Twenty percent tip was added to the entire bill because of the size of the party. Each person had to pay the one person who was paying the total bill. The waiter was great, but his helpers need a little polish. In a fine dining restaurant indicated by these prices you do not pass a plate from one diner to another. Serve on left side and take away on right side should be standard practice in this kind of establishment even in Crown Point. It is not a white table cloth restaurant because they don’t have table cloths, but their offerings should place it in fine dining. The food was worth the expense, while the service was not completely.

October 5 is Oktoberfest in Crown Point from 3 to 11 p.m. located on South Main Street. Mark your calendar. The city is also accepting applications from vendors. Contact Special Events at 662-3290. Spaces fill up quickly.



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