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By Mary Stanek

It’s time to fly our American flag once again. Flag Day is celebrated this Monday, June 14. The day commemorates the adoption of our flag on June 14, 1777 as stated, “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.”

Want to give your kids a summer of reading and fun? If so, join the folks at St. Bruno’s Playground, (49th and Harding) for Reading in the Park every Wednesday from June 16 to July 28 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. Three will be crafts, a reading circle and fun in the playground. As usual, masks are requested, along with social distancing.

I’ve always loved mathematics and think it is just plain awesome. So, here’s to the seventh graders from St. Bruno School on learning the concept of compound probability. Being able to predict certain occurrences, such as the probability of a married couple both living to age 80, or the likelihood of two hurricanes in the same community can prepare students for many future careers, such as in the insurance and retirement fields. It is just plain fun playing with dice or a deck of cards, (or for adults, a roulette wheel).

The Archer Heights Civic Association has thanked 23rd Ward Ald. Tabares for allocating funds to install digital speed signs at Archer and Kostner. This intersection has been known for a few fatal accidents.

These signs will take 30 to 60 days to be installed. They will not be used to issue traffic citations, but will collect data and statistics that could justify the installation of a speed or red-light camera.

Tabares and the Garfield Ridge Civic League are having a property tax appeal workshop from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 16 at Cross Roads Community Church, 5433 S. Austin. Learn how to appeal your taxes, which can help lower your assessment and property tax bill. There will be guest speakers from the Cook County Assessor’s Office.

Happy birthday wishes go out to my St. Turibius classmate and friend, Kelly Altobelli, on the 12th.

Sorry I missed you all last week. Our family goes up to the north woods in Iron Mountain, Mich. around Memorial Day. May 26-27 was so cold up there, my husband was forced to buy himself a Green Bay Packer sweatshirt! Now that is cold.

 

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