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Third Annual Girls Beach Retreat – September 18 to 20, 2017

Third Annual Girls Beach Retreat – September 18 to 20, 2017

MONDAY: September 18, 2017 Three cars separately set out for a meet-up in Porter, IN. Cathy Full starts out from St. Charles to pick up Patti in Geneva at the eye-blink of dawn, they both drive to Lynn’s in Downer’s Grove.  There they all pile in Lynn’s chariot and start out for the “dive in

Post on : September 20th, 2017
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Melody McCormick De La Mar – August 2, 2017

Melody McCormick De La Mar – August 2, 2017

On our actual 50th anniversary, we dined at a new Italian restaurant that was outstanding in the relaxed European fashion- fantastic.! (Our actual anniversary was June 10, and we were married at St. Cajetan Church as St. Barnabas, my home parish, had been torn down. Jack belonged to St. Walter’s, but they didn’t offer to take

Post on : August 2nd, 2017
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Memory from Patti Poirier

Memory from Patti Poirier

Some years ago, 2013 I think, Betty Ashe came into town and some of us arranged a lunch meeting at Palermo’s within a couple of days. Diane Witt joined us at the very last minute, and we were about to leave because we hadn’t heard from her. She had been to Ft. Wayne, IN that

Post on : July 5th, 2017
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SummerDance – July 23rd

SummerDance – July 23rd

Chicago SummerDance Sunday, July 23, 2017 (4-7pm) – Ballroom May I Have this Dance Presents Ballroom + more! WHERE: Grant Park Spirit of Music Garden, 601 S. Michigan. Parking close by is available for discount prices through SpotHero. Below are a couple of pictures from June, 2015 when Sue, Patti and Joan attended SummerDance. The

Post on : July 1st, 2017
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Legendary Bridgeport Tavern Closes

Legendary Bridgeport Tavern Closes

Real estate taxes are responsible for the recent closing of Shaller’s Pump in Bridgeport. Both articles referenced below (Click the names) tell the story of a family business shut down for rising taxes and fees.   Story From Chicago City Wire Story From Chicago Sun Times  

Post on : May 31st, 2017
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“Chicago in the Sixties”

“Chicago in the Sixties”

This wonderful nudge to our memories was first discussed last year. Through the efforts of both Jerry Donahue and Pat Urbut, we can now bring this book excerpt for your enjoyment. I apologize for how long this took to put together, but Pat Urbut emailed me about the author’s permission just the day before I was

Post on : April 1st, 2017
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Upcoming Events – Committee Meeting

Upcoming Events – Committee Meeting

The first Planning Committee (and usually the only Planning Committee) meeting is scheduled for Sunday February 19th at 3:00 PM at Palermo’s in Oak Lawn. Anyone who has ideas on fun events for the coming year are encouraged to either leave a comment below, or email their ideas to suehurley@suzibelle.com or any of the other

Post on : September 30th, 2016
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Girls Beach Weekend Itinerary

Girls Beach Weekend Itinerary

Coming up next is the long-awaited Girl’s Beach Weekend. Plans are fluid, nothing is set in stone, but preliminarily here is what is planned: FRIDAY: Arrive at Liz Marron’s beach house sometime after noon. Two cars will be traveling from Chicago. Patti will be driving Lynn, Cathy Full and herself; Sue will be driving Mary

Post on : July 29th, 2016
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Girls Beach Weekend – September 18-20, 2015

Girls Beach Weekend – September 18-20, 2015

How could it be anything but a great weekend when it started at a dive called Joe’s Bar on Route 12 in Michigan City where upon entering one is accosted by the heady smell of grilled onions and beer. That’s where Patti and Lynn met up with Sue to put together the two baskets for

Post on : September 30th, 2015
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Reflections From Pat Urbut

Reflections From Pat Urbut

At Madelon’s and Earl’s party last Saturday I enjoyed myself and I believe everyone else too thought it was great – the party, the weather, our classmates and spouses. If you are totally bored with pro football then I suggest you not read any further but if you have a family member or friend who

Post on : August 30th, 2015
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