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Mary Stanek

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Thanksgiving cheer is straight ahead

By Mary Stanek

Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon

3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394

I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. “May your stuffing be tasty, may your turkey be plump, may your potatoes and gravy have nary a lump,” as the old saying goes.

You may also watch the Bears against Detroit on Thanksgiving morning, if you choose!

A very Happy Birthday to Mrs. Joyce Svatos on her 90th. She is the mother of two daughters–one of whom (Paula) I attended grade school and high school with. At our grade school, Mrs. Svatos was a volunteer in the library. She is also a grandmother of two and a great grandmother of two. She did and does an amazing job at being all of those: mom, grandma and great grandma. I know this because her daughters, Paula and Mary, are amazing women.

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Dawn Pavloski has been teaching at Curie High School for 13 years. She teaches theater production, and her students draw sets for the school’s shows. They recently entered and won a contest to design a float that will be used in the Magnificent Mile festival of lights parade on Nov. 21.

T-Mobile sponsors the building of the float, which is built by KERN Studios of New Orleans. The students had several meetings regarding their sketches and were interviewed by a news reporter from ABC 7. For details, visit themagnificentmile.com. Congratulations!

Our Archer Heights Branch Library, 5055 S. Archer, is now open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. It is a wonderful resource to make use of. There is now a kiosk in the lobby where various city fees can be paid with cash, checks or credit cards. Starting in December, in-person events are back.

In-person Polish and English book discussions will be held on Dec. 15 and 22, respectively, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Books may be checked out prior to the discussions at the circulation desk.

Kids may be interested in the MSI Science Club – Superhumans Unite! This will be held on Dec. 1, 8 and 15 from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. Test the strength of magnetic fields and build 3-D hologram viewers. Please register and pick up materials at the branch desk to be used while online.

I decided to visit the Archer Heights branch last week but failed to look at the hours. They open at noon on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays now open at 1 p.m.

After a year’s absence, the eighth-grade students at St. Bruno School celebrated with a Halloween party. On All Saints Day, the third and fourth graders dressed up as various saints. The Day of the Dead celebration I mentioned previously was also held on Oct. 31, honoring departed loved ones.

As always, I encourage everyone in West Elsdon and Archer Heights to read the Greater Southwest News-Herald—the paper that has faithfully served the Southwest Side since 1924. In years past, that meant either buying a copy of the paper on the newsstand or calling (708) 496-0265 and ordering a one-year subscription by mail.

Of course, there is now a third option. Go to the company’s sharp-looking new website, southwestregionalpublishing. com, click on the “Subscribe Today” option at the top menu bar, and you’ll find three options (online, print, online and print).

Not only can you subscribe quickly and easily to the Greater Southwest News-Herald, you’ll see how you can subscribe to the company’s four other publications (the Clear-Ridge Reporter & NewsHound, Desplaines Valley News, the Regional News and the Reporter).

These papers cover other parts of the city, as well as a wide range of southwest suburbs. Please check it out today!

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