Peggy Zabicki

Peggy Zabicki

A sweet treat to start the month

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By Peggy Zabicki

Your correspondent in West Lawn

3633 W. 60th Place •  (773) 504-9327

Are you looking for a special gift for that special someone? Look no further. I received a dozen chocolate covered strawberries from a friend last week. They were big and flavorful. The chocolate coating was rich and sweet. The strawberries were beautifully packaged.

Best of all, these confections are made by a neighbor right here in West Lawn. Her name is Lucy, and she is the owner of Lucy’s Sweet Treats. Call her at (773) 573-7826. Best gift ever! I highly recommend.

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Peggy Zabicki

Speaking of delicious food, the Calvary Lutheran Church Seniors at 6149 S. Kenneth are having a barbecue luncheon at noon Tuesday, June 21. The cost is only $10 per person. Bring a few dollars for bingo and raffles. Call Elaine at (773) 424-3031 to register ahead of time.

The Chicago Lawn (8th)District Police are holding their next monthly meeting for seniors on Friday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. The meetings are always held at the Eighth District headquarters, 3420 W. 63rd St. These meetings give seniors a chance to meet with our local police, voice their concerns and find out what’s going on in our neighborhood. If you need more information, give the Eighth District police a call at (312) 747-8730.

St. Mary Star of the Sea Parish welcomes the Rev. Erasto Nyoni as their new associate pastor. Father Nyoni was born in Tanzania. He was ordained to priesthood on June 18, 2005. He received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy at the Salvatorian Major Seminary and a bachelor’s in Theology. Father Nyoni received his master’s degree in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola University in Chicago. He will begin his service at St. Mary’s on July 1.

The West Lawn Branch Library, 4020 W. 63rd St., kicks off their Summer Reading Program for kids on Saturday, June 25 at noon. There will be lots of activities, including open play areas, craft tables, face painting and photos at their social booth. Pre-register ahead of time in person or by calling (312) 747-7381.

Apologies to all who tried to call or text me last week. I was away from my desk, so to speak. My son, Joe, gifted me and my hubby, Roman, with a three-day stay at the Fairmont Hotel downtown, just five minutes from Millennium Park.

We visited all our favorite places downtown and walked to the Chicago Blues Fest. On the first day of the Fest, we enjoyed a performance by the Linsey Alexander Band.  Linsey and Roman were in a band called “The Fabulous Equitables” back in the 1970s.  They played at many epic blues clubs on the South Side. Linsey went on to form his own band. He is a Delmark recording artist and performs regularly at Kingston Mines.

Roman has played drums at every club in Chicago with many rock bands – Phil ‘n the Blanks, Slip, LOOK, The Pheromoans, The Cut Outs, The Vidiots, The Viaducts, Beware of Attack Musicians, The High Tones, and Milk of Amnesia. He continues to beat his brains out on the drums today.

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