X-Rock 103.9 Biography: LAURA WALUSZKO
On the air: News during Bob & Tom and middays
High school: River Forest
Favorite bands and artists: The Firm, ELO,Foreigner, REO, Genesis, Def Leppard
Album I think you should hear: LPs from the K-Tel collection
Favorite guilty pleasure song: Anything Bee Geesfrom Saturday Night Fever soundtrack
Favorite retro TV shows: The Honeymooners, Star Trek
Favorite kids show: Game shows (remember when it was $10,000 Pyramid?)
Favorite retro movies: Airplane, Star Wars
First job: Fast food
Things I did as a kid: Watched game shows
From Last Chance Rescue: Buster’s person died and he is longing for a forever home. He is a white Maltese, 9 years old, very small pup – about 18 pounds. He is housebroken, good with other dogs, and should be fine with cats and older kids. He likes to run, so he needs a fenced yard to keep him safe and happy. He is neutered and current on vaccinations. Please call Last Chance Rescue if you are interested in Buster, 219-677-2961.
A Fruit Tree Pruning Workshop will be conducted at Deep River County Park on Monday, March 3 at 10 a.m. Meet the Lake County Parks horticulturist Bryan McKay in front of Wood’s Historic Grist Mill for this free program. The group will walk to the orchard for a demonstration on the proper pruning techniques for fruit trees. Learn about insect control, sprays and year-round-care for your trees. Remember, the weather can be severe in March, so dress accordingly. For more information call 219-947-7275.
Deep River County Park is located at 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart, IN 46342 at the intersection of County Line Road and 73rd Avenue. From I-65 and Route 30 go east 4 miles on Route 30 to Randolph Street, then north to the first stop sign and east to the park. GPS coordinates: Deep River Grist Mill: 41.475944,-87.222285 and Deep River County Line Road: 41.483097,-87.22008
Presentation on the Millennium Reserve Project: Suellen Burns, Senior Advisor for the Millennium Reserve Project, Illinois Department of Natural Resources will presents the vision of the “Millennium Reserve Project” on Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. hosted by the Gibson Woods Wild Ones.
The Millennium Reserve stretches from downtown Chicago east to the Indiana border and southwest to Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie in Wilmington, Illinois. The immediate focus within this area is the Calumet Core region encompassing numerous neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side, the southeast lakefront, and 35 south suburban municipalities. In aggregate, the Calumet Core includes a collection of over 15,000 acres of open space such as parks, trails, wetlands, and forest preserves. Nearly 6,000 of these acres are considered high-quality natural areas. More than 400,000 residents live in the Calumet Core.
The public is invited to attend the presentation about this most interesting project. For information call 219-844-3188.
Gibson Woods Nature Preserve is located at 6201 Parrish Avenue in Hammond, IN 46323. From I/80-94 take Cline Avenue north to the169th exit then west to Parrish and north to the park. GPS coordinates: 41.599352,-87.45186
Beginner Obedience Class:
The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Beginner Obedience class will start on March 19th. This class is for dogs 6 months of age & older; cost for the class is $90.00 for the 8 week session. Owners must bring proof of their dog's current vaccinations on the first night; dogs should be wearing a metal training collar, attached to a 6ft leather leash. Experience instructors teach owners how to train their dogs in basic obedience, using positive reinforcement only in the form of treats & praise. Classes are held at the club building located at 110 N. Main St, in Hebron, IN. For more information please call 219-996-4770, 219-916-1594, 219-756-7035.
Puppy Obedience Class:
The Dunes Dog Training Club's next Puppy Obedience class will begin on March 26th. This class is for puppies 2-6 months of age; cost for the class is $80.00 for the 7 week session. Owners must bring proof of their puppies current vaccinations on the first night; puppies should be wearing a flat, buckle-type collar, attached to a 6ft leather leash. Experienced instructors teach owners how to train their puppies in very basic obedience, using positive reinforcement only, in the form of food and/or treats. Classes are held at the club building located at 110 N. Main St., in Hebron, IN. For further information please call 219-996-4770, 219-916-1594, 219-756-7035.
Best Buddies Pet Food Distribution: Free Pet Food assistance every 3rd Monday of each month at Hebron Country Food Pantry. You must be a registered client of the Hebron Country Food Pantry and will need to fill out a short application with us to be eligible. Please bring ID. And recycle those plastic grocery bags for us to refill!
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