Category: Glenview

Town Hall

My Congressional district is the Illinois 10th.  We seem to identify as Moderates, which has us sending the following people to Congress: 2010:  Robert Dold – R 2012:  Brad Schneider – D 2014:  Robert Dold – R 2016:  Brad Schneider – D There was…

An Evening with the History Nerds

Friends of the Glenview Library hosted a program last night with John Alexander, a Civil War scholar who runs a used bookstore downstate with his lovely wife.  I found him particularly charming because he said several times that his interest was not necessarily in…

One More Thing to Love about My Library

Reprinted from my blog on the Glenview Patch: I love to read.  My average is at least one book per week, and has been for many years.  But when I started making blankets with our local chapter of Project Linus, it really cut into…

Small Business Saturday on Sunday

Yesterday was Ainslie’s birthday party, and while I got some shopping done, I neglected Small Business Saturday: The 2nd annual Small Business Saturday® is a day dedicated to supporting small businesses on one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year. So today, I went…

Community Bark West

Almost from the day I adopted Gibbs, I have wanted to take him places.  I want him to grow up to be a well-adjusted, well-socialized dog.  It took forever before his immunizations were done, but then I started taking him to Doggie Do Rite,…

Sam Martirano’s

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Packing Up

About a week ago my dog, Shadow, died. It was not an epic tragedy, but if you are interested in the details, you can find them here. We haven’t decided if or when we might look for another dog, so I packed up the…

At the Children’s Museum

Glenview is very proud of Kohl’s, its childrens’ museum in the Glen Town Center.  Very hands on with the pretend grocery store and pretend sandwich shop and pretend vet’s office, etc.  My brother’s family bought a membership this year and we took the kids…

I Can’t Even Believe I am Doing This

Again, with the cupcakes. I mentioned that a cupcakery opened in Glenview and I had to walk by it on my way to Noodles last night and they had a sign in the window advertising S’mores cupcakes: It was ok.  The marshmallow icing was…

Again with the Cupcakes

About five minutes after professing that I am not a crazy cupcake lady, and that it is just a Washington thing, I saw a window sign in the Glen Town Center that a cupcakery  was coming.  Cup of Cake opened sometime when I was…