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By Karen Sala

Your correspondent in Gage Park

(773) 471-1429 • [email protected]

Today is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day.

October is Fire Prevention Month. Make sure you have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in your home.

St. Gall School, 5515 S. Sawyer, is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic today and also on Nov. 15. Walk-ins are welcome. The hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you can’t make it and would like to find a clinic near you, call 833-621-1284. The Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is authorized and recommended for anyone 12 and older.

Oct. 16 is National Boss’s Day. Have a great day Mr. Smo and Arkadies. I know I still owe you apricot kolacky, but I’m not sure if I can bake and bring them to you during the pandemic.

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This is a very busy day. It’s Sweetest Day and National Liquor Day too. Celebrate accordingly by buying your sweetie a nice gift and have a drink too!

There will be a Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Gage Park, 2411 W. 55th St., on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. Come one come all and celebrate your heritage through dance, music, cultural exhibits and arts and crafts. This event is free and recommended for all ages.

Bilingual Story Time begins at the Gage Park Branch Library. It will be every Monday from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Registration is required. Please go to chipublib.bibliocommons.com/events and register by 10:30 a.m. the day before. It takes place on Zoom. You will receive an email about 24 hours before with a secure link. This is recommended for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.

If you would like to find out the name of your alderman and what ward you live in, you can check it out by going to chicago.gov/…/lookup_ward_and_alderman.html. All you have to do is type in tour address and it will tell you your alderman, their address, phone number and what ward you live in.

I see more and more of the Divy/Lyft bikes parked throughout the neighborhood. There are two parked by Nightingale School and a couple stationed down 55th Street. You have to use the app on your phone and each ride starts at $3.30. Go to Divvy® in Chicago | Lyft Bikes. There are supposed to be 600 stations throughout Chicago.

Drop off your gently used winter coats at the GPLXC Cultural Center, 2711 W. 51st St., Tuesdays through Friday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. throughout the month of October.

Happy birthday wishes are sent out to Rose (Theresa) Stubitsch. She will be celebrating her 98th birthday tomorrow!

A Happy Belated Birthday shout out to Joannie Dailidonis. I know you had a wonderful day celebrating with Ben and Matt and the rest of your family. Hope you have many wonderful years ahead!

A joke from Mike: Why didn’t the teacher fart in front of her class? Because she was a silent tutor.

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