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January 16, 2020

Eisenhower Students Write Santa Letters to Support Make-A-Wish

Eisenhower High School foreign language teacher Brenda Antoniazzi last month organized a campaign in her classes to help children suffering from serious illnesses.

Through Macy’s, her students wrote letters to Santa on behalf of those children. For every letter written on the special cards the retailer donates $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“I wanted to do something nice with our students for the holidays, and this was easy,” said Antoniazzi, who teaches Spanish and French.

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January 9, 2020

“Reading is Sweet” Winter Reading Program

“Reading is Sweet” is the 2020 youth winter reading theme. Beginning the week of January 5 and ending Saturday, February 1, patrons can register and receive fun prizes each week for reading. Stop in once a week for a special coupon and an entry for one of their raffle prizes! 

The program is free to youth patrons with an Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library card and $5 for those without a card or non-residents.

For more information, call the library at 708-371-5666 or visit the library’s website at The Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library is located at 11960 S. Pulaski Rd. 

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JANUARY 2, 2020

Blackhawks Hockey Clinic in Mt. Greenwood

The Chicago Blackhawks are giving kids the opportunity to participate in free learn-to-play ice hockey clinics, coached by the Fan Development staff on Wednesday, January 29 at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. Use of skates and equipment will be provided at no cost. Prior ice skating experience is required. All participants will receive a free Blackhawks jersey to keep. Advance registration is required.

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December 26, 2019

Alsip Police Dept. and Arkema Host Successful Toy Drive

The Alsip Police Department would like to offer its thanks to everyone who supported the department's Annual Toy Drive! With help from generous donors, the department donated more than $2,000 in toys to ChildServ to brighten the holiday season for lots of children. A special thank you to Arkema Inc. for teaming up with the department and to Lt. Gutkowski and Officer Merlo for making the very special delivery!

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