Leaves are down, Christmas trees are up
Finally, all the leaves have come down, (I believe we ended
up with six bags full.) Now it is time to gear up for Christmas.
Neighborhood Family WinterFest will be held at Marquette
Bank, 6316 S. Western, on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free
event will feature refreshments, kids’ activities and $50 prize drawings for
adults and kids. Bring your camera for photos, because the rumor is that
Santa Claus will be dropping by.
Chicago Lawn Branch Library, 6120 S. Kedzie, every Wednesday from noon to 12:30
p.m. Children birth through 24 months will enjoy simple stories, nursery rhymes
and songs in both English and Spanish.
The St. Rita Parish Giving Tree has appeared in the
vestibule of the church, 6243 S. Fairfield. There were still a few ornaments
left on the tree last Sunday, so please feel free to stop by this Sunday,
choose an ornament and purchase one of the gifts requested on the ornament for
someone less fortunate. Gifts will be due back under the tree by Dec. 10.
Beneficiaries this year will be folks served by Almost Home, a group first
started in Hometown, which aids the homeless.
On a sad note, former St. Rita parishioner Norma Paule
passed away recently. Norma and her husband, Paul, raised their family on 66th and
Talman. She was very active in the church for many years. Her funeral is
10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1 at St. Rita Church.
Former St. Adrian School students may remember Sister del
Rey (Nancy Lee) Waite, who taught language at the school many years ago. Her
favorite part of teaching was directing the student plays. She passed away Nov.
For the past two weeks our trivia
question has been: In 1967 what local pharmacist had a column in the Southwest
News-Herald? No one guessed it the first week, so I dropped a few hints last
week: His first name was Joe, his last name began with R., and he had a few
locations here in the neighborhood.
The hints did the trick. Nancy B.
got it right away answering Joe Rochkes. The Remblake-Rochkes Apothecary was at
2421 W. 63rd St. The Rochkes Medical Arts Pharmacy was at 3213
W. 63rd St. And the Rochkes Pharmacy in the Marquette Medical
building was at 6122 S. Kedzie, right across from the Chicago Lawn Branch Library.
For this week’s question let’s go
with the same theme: In 1967 who was writing the Bowling Briefs column
for the Southwest News-Herald? Just like Joe Rochkes, this gentleman had
several locations, with the original one in Chicago Lawn.
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