Make the Grant Park Candlelight Tour of Homes a Night to Remember

Red Bow and Greenery on Staircase Banister

When remembering the Candlelight Tour of Homes from previous years, former attendees smile wistfully as they seem to peer into the past.  They share warm memories of time spent with family and friends as they were delighted by the sight of the lights and decorations, the smell of simmering cider and mulled wine, the taste…

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Tis the Season to Sing … Pumpkin Carols?

Panel from Peanuts Comic Strip Where Linus Asks Lucy to Go Out and Sing Pumpkin Carols

My mom served as the Troop Leader for my sister’s Girl Scout Troop, and being too small to be left alone for fear I’d try to make Jiffy Pop without adult supervision, she dragged me along to the weekly meetings.  Let me tell you, as a five-year-old boy, watching paint dry is instantaneous compared to…

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