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Charity briefs for April 22, 2014

Here is a look at charity news in the Southland.

Pets o’ the Week for April 24, 2014

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The Thursday Neighborhood Star prints adoptable pets weekly when space permits.

Area shelters should send photos; pet descriptions; and shelter hours, address and contact information to Mike Deacon at mdeacon@southtownstar.com with “Pets o’ the Week” in the subject line.

PAWS Animal Shelter

8301 W. 191st …

Your Pets for April 24, 2014

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We want your pet photos

Whether it’s you with your dog, cat, bird, fish or lizard, please e-mail a jpeg photo with your name, your pet’s name and hometown to Mike Deacon at mdeacon@ southtownstar.com

Registration underway for 37th Ridge Run

Registration is underway for the Beverly Area Planning Association’s 37th Annual Ridge Run, slated for Memorial Day, May 26.

The start/finish line will be at Ridge Park, 9625 S. Longwood Drive, Chicago.

Race day registration opens at 6:30 a.m., with the start times being 8 …

Health briefs for April 23, 2014

Here is a look at health news in the Southland. Blood Pressure Screening: Silver Cross will offer free blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in April at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins are welcome. …

To Your Health: Traveling abroad? Don’t bring unwanted ‘souvenirs’ home

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International travel can be a wonderful experience. However, travel is not without risk, especially to developing countries, whether for business, pleasure or visiting family and/or friends. If you’re planning a trip abroad, your first stop should be at a travel medicine clinic for a pretravel …

Religion briefs for April 18, 2014

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Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship. Click Lifestyles at SouthtownStar.com for more Religion Briefs. Religion news and photos may be submitted to religion@southtownstar.com.

Holy Week Services: Christ Lutheran Church, 14700 S. 94th Ave., Orland Park, will hold Good Friday services …

Paired prosperity for Tinley teens

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Ashley and Amber Estes, seniors at Tinley Park High School, are identical twins in every way.

They look alike and act alike. Their tastes are identical and so are their goals.

So as the date for graduation draws closer, along with what for some would …

Monee mom’s career is a joke (or several ... )

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Comedienne Tracy DeGraaf still is adding to her original comedy act from 2010 — “Life Happens, Laugh Anyway” — and that’s a good thing. “I’ve grown so much as a comedian,” said DeGraaf, 48. “Comedy is something that takes forever to really hone. It really …

Habitat presents ‘Hard Hat & High Heels’ event

Habitat for Humanity Chicago South Suburbs will host what it calls a “very special” fundraiser on May 9 at Tall Grass Art Gallery, 367 Artists Walk in Park Forest.

Proceeds will be used to continue its various programs involving rehabbing foreclosed properties and providing weatherization …

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Religion briefs for April 11, 2014

Here is a look at news from Southland houses of worship. Fish Dinner: Our Lady of Loretto Women’s Guild hosts a fish fry from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday (April 11) in the parish hall, 8925 S. Kostner Ave., Hometown. The fish dinner includes one …

Your Pets for April 17, 2014

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We want your pet photos

Whether it’s you with your dog, cat, bird, fish or lizard, please e-mail a jpeg photo with your name, your pet’s name and hometown to Mike Deacon at mdeacon@ southtownstar.com

Pets o’ the Week for April 17, 2014

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The Thursday Neighborhood Star prints adoptable pets weekly when space permits.

Area shelters should send photos; pet descriptions; and shelter hours, address and contact information to Mike Deacon at mdeacon@southtownstar.com with “Pets o’ the Week” in the subject line.

PAWS Animal Shelter

8301 W. 191st …

Campus notes

Drake University Several local residents were named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. They include: Stephanie Pirko, of Frankfort; Michael Jennings, of Lockport; Christa Kordik, of Mokena; Hannah Bovard, of New Lenox; and Paige Zidek, of …

Health briefs for April 16, 2014

Blood Pressure Screening: Silver Cross will offer free blood pressure checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily in April at the Silver Cross Health Center, 12701 W. 143rd St., Homer Glen. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (708) 364-6337.

Bariatric Surgery Program: Free …

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Here is a look at charity news in the Southland.