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Karen Sala

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Ready to watch fall baking shows

By Karen Sala

Your correspondent in Gage Park

(773) 471-1429 • [email protected]

I cannot believe how fast the month flew by. October is almost here. It’s time to start decorating for Halloween. The Halloween baking shows are starting, and I can’t wait to watch.

I have started my day by making some Beef Stroganoff.

One day last week I did not think I was going to get out of the neighborhood to go to work. They are replacing old sewer pipes, sucking the gunk out of sewers, filling potholes–you name it, they are doing it.

Streets were closed with no warning. That meant backing up a pretty far distance on these narrow streets, and I’m not crazy about that. All the one-way streets make it a little difficult, too. I’ll tell you I was close to just going back home, but I finally figured out a route.

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The annual Veterans’ Food Drive hosted by Caring Patriots has been going on for a few weeks now at different locations. Their goal is to provide meals for 1,000 veterans in need for Thanksgiving. If you cannot donate in person or if you would like to register a veteran in need, you can go to caringpatriots.org.

Elora Shrode, a checker at my Jewel-Osco, along with other many volunteers, did an amazing job collecting these past few weekends.

The Dolly Parton Imagination Library is still available in our area. Get a free book every month until your child is 6 years old. That will amount to quite a little library. Even if you don’t have a child, it would be nice to donate. Go to imaginationlibrary.com and fill out the easy form. I did it and so far I have gotten at least four books for Alex.

Some of my friends from the neighborhood have done it too, so I know it’s legit. When I checked 60632 it worked, but you can check and see if your ZIP code is on the list. It looks like they have expanded the program. I can’t wait to see what book Alex gets in October.

As I write this, I can hear the railings going up on my front porch. I can hardly wait to see it all done.

Please stay safe and I’ll see you next week.

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