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Sunday, May 5, 2013
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Fun activities for the kids at your Cinco de Mayo celebration.
Cinco de Mayo, the Mexican Holiday that celebrates the Mexican Army’s victory over France in the mid 1800’s, has become a bigger and bigger event here in the U.S., mostly due to our love of Margaritas and imported beer. However, it has morphed into a celebration of Mexican culture - so why not take the opportunity to teach your kids about Mexico in a fun way. If you were thinking about inviting some friends or neighbors over this weekend to celebrate, here are five Cinco de Mayo party ideas the kids will love. It’s a Fiesta! Mexican Flag – Have the kids make their own Mexican Flags with this fun idea from the A Mom Not a Pro blog. Even a toddler can make this fun flag art. DIY Mini Pinata – Mari over at the Inspired by Familia blog has a …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
A trip to the newly unveiled Presidential Center in Dallas could leave a visitor in shock and awe.
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Thursday, April 25, 2013
Grab your friends, have some fun and rejuvenate your spirit
It has been a long winter and for many Moms now that their kids' Spring sports season is starting, their free time is quickly disappearing. So, don't wait for Mother's Day for your day of rest. I say it's time to plan a Mom's Night Out! Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. I firmly believe that Moms need a break every now and then to relax, cut loose, and connect with fellow Moms. (Dads need a night out too, but they can write their own article.) It keeps us sane and more importantly it keeps us happy. My kids surely know that a "Happy Mom means a Happy Home." A night where I don't have to wash dishes, cut someone's meat, wash gym clothes, or clean up spills is heaven. A night where I…
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Boston area showed its strength in the wake of the marathon bombings, and in turn it strengthened the nation's resolve to defeat those who seek to do us harm.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Ideas on how to protect and enjoy our planet
Earth Day is coming up on Monday and it's the perfect time to reflect on how to protect our planet as well as have fun celebrating with the family. From simple tips to help your family go green, to baking Earth Day treats, to starting your own garden, to recycling crafts, here are a few the best ideas and activities I’ve seen to celebrate Earth Day this year. Tips to Help the Family Go Green Here are 5 Fun Ways to Help Your Family Go Green for Earth Day. SheKnows.com had some good ideas on teaching the kids to celebrate Earth Day. Earth Day Fun & Games On Earth Day, The Nature Conservancy is asking people to get outside and join the world’s largest picnic celebration, Picnic for the Planet. Join millions of other families as they celebrate…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents have begun to weigh in.
Should the Federal Communications Commission lighten up on enforcing its ban on swear words and nudity on broadcast media? The agency has proposed doing just that — letting "fleeting" violations slide and enforcing its rules only for "egregious" offenses. The FCC invited comments for 60 days on the enforcement change in an April 1, 2013 announcement (click on PDF thumbnail). Lake Forest and Lake Bluff residents are among those who have submitted comments. "As a woman, the suggestion of allowing full frontal nudity is degrading and horrifying. Nothing good can be achieved for women from this: this will only increase young girls' anxiety over their physical appearance, encourage women to value their physicality rather than their intellect …
Monday, April 15, 2013
The City of Lake Forest seeks resident input on housing options at a community engagement forum at Gorton Community Center Thursday.
Do you feel that Lake Forest has an adequate variety and supply of housing options? Should development of additional housing options be encouraged? Considering the housing options that are currently available, does the community need more of some options and less of others? These are a few of the questions the City of Lake Forest is asking residents to consider in preparation for a community engagement forum to be held 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 at the Gorton Community Center. Resident input will be sought to assist the city in pursuing goals established by the recently adopted City of Lake Forest Strategic Plan. Over the past few decades, different types of housing have been constructed in Lake Forest, including large single family …
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Residents of our state will soon have the right to carry concealed weapons in public, but that doesn't mean safety is guaranteed.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
State legislature may consider whether to move to a graduated income tax rate, meaning those who earn more would pay more.
Did the tax man take a big bite out of your wallet this month? With tax season almost behind us, let's take a look at an issue before the state legislature — should Illinois switch from a flat income tax rate to a graduated rate? The last year Illinoisans escaped paying income tax to the state was 1969. Just seven states still collect no income tax. Thirty-four states use the graduated income tax system, while eight others join Illinois in imposing one rate on all. Our friends at Reboot Illinois put together a graphic look at various aspects of the flat tax vs. graduated tax debate, excerpted here on Patch. Check out the full graphic at RebootIllinois.com. Want to know more? This article is posted throughout the Chicago-area Patch network…