Mary Stanek

Mary Stanek

Time for sweatshirts, jackets and warm socks

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By Mary Stanek

Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon

3808 W. 57th Place •  (773) 284-7394

Well, the weather has turned to fall, along with the sunrise being later and sunset earlier. It is sweatshirt, warm socks and jacket time – goodbye capris and sandals.

With that comes preparation for Halloween. Sts. Bruno & Richard School will be celebrating Día de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) on Sunday, Oct. 29 from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Bruno, 4751 S. Harding. There will be face painting, food, beverages and much more.

Our family loves to hand out candy on Halloween, but by 7 p.m. or so, it’s lights out and no more answering doors. That is probably a good idea for all of us. If you feel this way as well, 23rd Ward Ald. Silvana Tabares’ office has window signs available that state your house is only giving out candies ‘til 7 p.m.

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Hispanic Heritage Month is coming to an end, but students at Sts. Bruno & Richard School have been very busy learning about the different countries in Latin America. On Sunday, Oct. 15 the school will be open from 10 to 11 a.m. for all to see the beautiful classrooms and taste some foods unique to Latin America.

I missed the CAPS Beat 822 meeting on Oct. 3. My girlfriend and I took a trip to Coloma, Mich. Things sure are different in Coloma. But anyways, my husband attended the meeting and said it was good. Thank you to the police officers and Alderman Tabares and her staff. The group will be out “plogging” (picking up garbage) this Saturday, Oct. 14 starting at 10 a.m. Our meeting point is Senka Park, and my family, including Oliver, will be out to help.

There will be another flu and COVID-19 vaccination event on Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. hosted by Alderman Tabares at Metropolitan Family Services, 3843 W. 63rd St Pre-registration is required, but these days everything revolves around the “QR” code, which I can’t send you. So for more information, please call (773) 582-4444.

I saw on social media that a 70-year-old man was hit by a car, a few blocks from my home on Pulaski. Unfortunately, he passed away. I myself am scared to cross Pulaski at the light by 57th Street. I always try to wear light clothing so cars can see me in the dark, and it is getting dark. I usually stick my handbag out as well and look in all directions.

I guess we will not be all that surprised when I tell you that some cars that turn left really do not see pedestrians–they are just concerned about turning left. So, let’s all be safe and careful out there.

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