Future Chefs Have A Blast at Sodexo Challenge

Budding 4th and 5th Grade Chefs Test Their Culinary Skills During Sodexo 2015 Challenge

Sodexo 2015 Future Chef Challenge Prizes

Sodexo 2015 Future Chef Challenge Prizes

It was a fun-filled morning in the Magee Middle School cafeteria as several Round Lake Area 4th and 5th graders gathered together with parents and supporters for an old fashioned cook-off...

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Assessor’s Budget Demands Sink Township’s Annual Budget

Assessor Ditton Wins Budget Battle Without Even Showing Up!

$98,000 Budget Deficit

$98,000 Budget Deficit

With a not-too-distant lawsuit settlement in mind, along with the current lawsuit by Assessor Chris Ditton, it was a forgone conclusion that the Avon Township Board would end up approving the 2015-2016 budget which carries with it a $98,000 deficit...

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Carlos Bermudez Eagle Scout Ceremony

Presentation of Eagle Scout Badge and Certificate to Carlos Bermudez Jr.

Eagle Scout Award

Eagle Scout Award

Round Lake Boy Scout Troop 275 has had a six year dry spell when it comes to having a Scout achieve the rank of Eagle Scout. Troop 275’s Eagle Honor Roll shows that seldom more than a year or two goes by without a Scout achieving that rank. That all changed on Sunday afternoon when “Life” Scout Carlos Bermu...

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Head Start Accepting Applications for 2015-2016 Year

Head startI was invited to stop by and visit the Head StartFamily Fun Fair” at St. Paul Lutheran Church on Greenwood Drive in Round Lake Park. While there I met Marie Bryant who oversees six sites as their Facilities Coordinator, Amber Swiderek who is the Center Director at St. Paul Lutheran Church, and Teresa Gutierrez, Family Development Specialist...

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Pleviak Elementary Spring Fling Craft Fair Video

At their first Spring Fling Craft Fair, the organizers at Pleviak Elementary had 49 Crafters and Vendors and actually had to turn away several others due to space limitations. Both gymnasiums were set up for the event which included so many nice hand crafted items. Besides the crafts and vendors, there were raffles, a kids craft table, and a bake sale.

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Avon Township Special Budget Meeting A Non-Starter

Attorneys outnumber spectators three to one

Attorney Mullen - Assessor Ditton

Attorney Mullen – Assessor Ditton

With multiple attorneys at the meeting representing the Township Board up front, the Assessor to the right of me, and the Board’s insurance carrier to the left of me,  I couldn’t help thinking of the Steelers Wheel song “Stuck in the Middle”  with the lyrics ” Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am s...

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