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Please, a show of hands from those who like breakfast for dinner, or “breck for dinn,” as my 9-year-old son Evan recently dubbed the meal.

I thought so. Breakfast for dinner is great, and it’s a favorite meal of mine, one we have every so often; usually when eggs are on a really good sale or I’ve run out of other ideas.

The options are many and varied: egg casseroles, quiches, omelets, egg sandwiches, pancakes and French toast with bacon or sausage. 

They all make good choices.

Rebecca Susmarski


Fox’s Restaurant and Pub

(9655 W. 143rd St., Orland Park; (708) 349-2111)

6 p.m. every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Live entertainment

7 p.m. every Friday and Saturday: Live entertainment and face painter

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S. Harlem Ave., Orland Park; (708) 532-2220)

8 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays: Karaoke.

Papa Joe’s

Rebecca Susmarski

As our summer winds down, Mokena slowly begins to prepare for a change of climate; of shorter days filled with cool breezes and colorful leaves. 

However, the village is no stranger to more severe weather. 

The first recorded sighting of a tornado occurred here in the summer of 1911, when black skies and a swirling funnel cloud forced most Village residents to their cellars. 

Danny Ciamprone

The fifth- and sixth-grade Sparks girls basketball team recently won its division in the Mokena Community Park District’s recreational league

The Sparks went 7-5 during the regular season, good enough for third place. During the playoffs, though, they pushed past bronze all the way to the championship title, beating the Fever (second place in regular season) 27-17 before downing the Sky (first place in regular season)

The team is coached by Becky Rogers and Ken Alvers.

In an effort to help local women and families impacted by domestic violence, the Crisis Center for South Suburbia will be collecting donations at the upcoming Lady - A Women’s Expo, hosted by 22nd Century Media.

The expo, which is scheduled for 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Tinley Park Convention Center, will feature dozens of booths, offering everything a woman needs — health tips and screenings, fashion and beauty, food, home décor, shopping, and more. The event is sponsored by Meijer and Beyer Natural Health Solutions.

In celebration of its 20th anniversary, the Cancer Support Center will host its spring gala on Saturday, April 26, at the Olympia Fields Country Club, 2800 Country Club Drive, Olympia Fields. 

The Homewood-based organization provides free services to individuals and families affected by cancer and has a Mokena office.

The gala will run 6:30-11 p.m. and will feature an awards segment during which two individuals who personify the center’s compassionate mission will be recognized. 

For more information, call (708) 365-1216.

Mokena mailboxes took a beating. Many are dented, cracked and snapped in half while others stand untouched. The funniest one is on Haas Road. Kudos to the creative folks who zip tied the box vertically to the side of the post. One on our cul-de-sac surrendered to the snowplows after leaning sideways, backward then forward as though pleading for winter to die. Another casualty of a brutal season.

How about you? How are you this side of frozen? Broken, dented, barely hanging in there?

Rebecca Susmarski

Nearly 200 parents gathered at Lincoln-Way East High School on Wednesday, Sept. 17, to honor the school’s Top 15 academic students and to learn about how students should prepare for college from freshman to senior years and the new electronic transcript process.

Danny Ciamprone