Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

Seeking answer to loose dog dilemma

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By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327

Happy May 20, dear readers. Today is National Rescue Dog Day. We are to recognize all the benefits of rescuing a dog and allowing it to adopt you into their lovable life.

There are certainly a lot of dogs in our neighborhood that need rescuing. Every single day in West Lawn, there are runaway dogs reported. Every time I drive through our neighborhood, I see loose dogs running around.

I’ve reported on this problem so many times. I know that many of you have called 311 and reported on loose dog sightings. Why are so many Southwest Side dog owners so irresponsible? I wish I had an answer. I wish there were a solution.

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Peggy Zabicki

In addition to loose dogs, I continue to see loose chickens on Central Park Avenue. Seems appropriate that May 20 is also National Dance Like a Chicken Day. I will observe this holiday. Wine or beer may be involved. If you see me running loose outside, dancing like a chicken, you do not have to call 311.

Speaking of law and order, the next CAPS meeting for Beats 813 and 833 will take place on Tuesday, May 24 at 7 p.m. at West Lawn Park, 4233 W. 65th St.

The Southwest Regional Senior Center, 6117 S. Kedzie, is now open and serving lunch to all seniors on the Southwest Side. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. They also have two exercise classes per day at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

The exercise equipment room is closed. My hubby used to run on the treadmills and use the bikes and other equipment. Sadly, it’s been two years since the equipment room was open. There used to be lots of seniors using the equipment and just hanging out socializing. Hopefully, this will take place once again.

In the meantime, the center is hosting a pizza party on Tuesday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. Drop by or call (312) 747-0440 to RSVP.

The West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., will present a money basics workshop at 6:30 p.m. Monday, May 23. This program for adults will provide information on credit and debit, money management and personal finance. Call the library at (312) 747-7381 to register.

On Wednesday, May 25, the library will be showing the movie Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith from 5 to 7:30 p.m. This movie is appropriate for all ages. Advance registration in person or by phone is required to attend.

On Wednesday, May 25, Hubbard High School is presenting a free outdoor art and music festival called Hubbard Palooza from 4 to 7 p.m. Their main stage. located at the school’s back parking lot at 62nd and Springfield, will have dancers, singers, bands and choirs.

There will be a public mural unveiling, art presentation, book giveaway and raffles. In addition, vendors will be selling jewelry and craft items. There will be lots of food for sale.

Even though this family fun event is located in West Lawn, a Hubbard High School student I talked to said the festival is open to the public, and all are invited.

West Lawn neighbor Christina and her daughter, Daliah, invite kids ages 5 to 13 years old to their new Pokemon Card Game Club. They meet every Saturday from 5:45 to 7:15 p.m. at the Hurley School playground, 3849 W. 69th Place. Bring your own Pokemon cards to trade or play games or just to chat.

Thank you for your calls this week. Thank you, Mariah, for your nice text message. It was nice to chat with you. Good luck with school!

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