host, Mark McDonald and the popular Illinois Stories has been
re-airing the trip to Middletown that he and his production company
previously did. The show features the Knapp Becker Library and
Museum and the Old Stage Coach Inn. It is a great informational
piece about the history of Middletown. If you haven't seen it yet,
you can catch it on Tuesday, July 8th at 6:30 p.m. on WSEC.
not too late to beat the heat and learn how to swim
Swim lessons are being offered by the Lincoln Park District Red
Cross Certified Lifeguards. The next session begins Monday, July 7.
You may choose 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. or 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. for lesson
times. The next Saturday session begins July 12 with lessons
starting at 9:00 a.m. for one hour. If you are interested in
learning to swim or improving your water skills this is designed for
you. Ages 3 to adult may register at the Park District. Call
732.8770 for additional information.
and games with the family
The Lincoln Public Library District and Weyerhaeuser are
sponsoring a games night with the family this Thursday, July 10th
from 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Library Annex, 725 Pekin Street.
Pre-registration is required by calling 732-5732. All children MUST
be accompanied by adults.
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it time you started writing?
The Lincoln Writers Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the
home of Marjorie Hamilton, 421 S. Monroe. Suggested topics to write
about: an enjoyable time when you entertained someone in your home;
if you were a host on a television show, what you would feature on
that show; or what you liked to do with your grandparents. Meetings
are open to anyone interested in writing. For further information
landfill is a terrible thing to waste
Mark July 12th as a day you start to help recycle if you haven't
Glass will be collected in the Wal-Mart parking lot from 9:00
a.m. to noon. Food and beverage container glass in all colors will
be accepted. NO ceramic, dishware, light bulbs, windows or mirrors.
All glass must be thoroughly rinsed with metal or plastic rings
removed. Labels may be left on. For more information, contact the
Agency at 732-9636. Sponsored by the Lincoln Junior Woman's Club,
the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, Saint-Gobain, and
Got a good piece of news,
information or something that we can all brag about? If you do,
e-mail Mike and let us tell everyone about it. Plus you can win
cash. Every submission, whether we use it or not, will get your name
in the "Close Up" grab bag. At the end of the month we will draw a
name and someone will get $25.00 just for dropping us an e-mail. If
you wish, we will be happy to donate your winnings to the
organization of your choice.
You can contact Mike at
[By MIKE FAK]