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…Did You Know? #StPatricksDay

by Maryann Pisano on March 2, 2015

At age 16, St. Patrick was captured by Irish raiders and spent 6 years in captivity He converted to Christian, and returned to Ireland to be a Christian missionary He died on March 17, 461 It is said that he rid all of the snakes out of Ireland, and turned the country Christian It is […]

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Chicagoland St. Joseph Day Tables

by Maryann Pisano on February 28, 2015

March 15 Immaculate Conception Church Elmhurst 12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Donations Appreciated   Mazzini- Verdi Club Franklin Park 3:00 p.m. Adults $30, Kids $15   Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Melrose Park 1:30 Table Minimum Donation: $10, Kids Free   St. Celestine Church Elmwood Park 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Donations Appreciated   […]

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Oscars 2015: Emme’s Best Dressed List #AcademyAwards

by Maryann Pisano on February 23, 2015

Margot Robbie Saint Laurent Anna Kendrick Thakoon Felicity Jones Alexander McQueen Chrissy Teigen Zuhair Murad Lupita Nyong’o Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa Kerry Washington Miu Miu Zoe Saldana Atelier Versace Gwyneth Paltrow Ralph & Russo Couture Jennifer Hudson Romona Keveza Reese Witherspoon Tom Ford REINING QUEENS Jennifer Lopez Elie Saab Haute Couture Jennifer Aniston […]

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It’s Almost Oscar Sunday! #AcademyAwards

February 21, 2015
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Emme’s Picks:   Best Picture American Sniper *** Best Actor  Bradley Cooper *** Best Actress Rosamund Pike *** Best Supporting Actor Mark Ruffalo ***  Best Supporting Actress Meryl Streep *** Animated Feature Film Big Hero 6 *** Some of Emme’s Favorite Looks:     Photo Credits: perezhilton.com cocoperez.com huffingtonpost.com justjared.com

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How Much Should You Tip?

February 21, 2015
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DAILY LIFE Taxi driver: Varies depending on locality. Assume 15% will be enough; an extra $1 to $2 for help with bags. Food delivery person:* 10% of the bill (excl. tax), at least $1 for bills up to $10. Should tip 15%-20% for a difficult delivery. Grocery loader: Check with store policy if tips are […]

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Emme Magazine’s Movie Review of ’50 Shades of Grey’

February 16, 2015
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**CAUTION:  SPOILERS!** After reading Fifty Shades of Grey a few summers ago, I had to see the movie.  I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  From what I had heard, the acting was pretty terrible.  But, tickets in hand, I went to see the movie anyway to get a taste for myself. The theater was completely packed. […]

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Where Can You Go for the Best Paczki? #FatTuesday

February 16, 2015
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If you didn’t know, a paczki (pronounced poonch-kee) is a Polish doughnut.  The doughnut is dusted in sugar and filled with custard, chocolate, or fruit filling.  They can be a caloric bomb of 400 calories.  (Yikes!)  But, Catholics see Fat Tuesday as a day where they can binge on calories if they are giving up […]

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Enjoy Pepper and Egg Sandwiches During Lent

February 16, 2015
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Ingredients 4 sandwich rolls 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 green bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced (about 1/2 cup) 6 eggs 2 ounces shredded Gruyère cheese Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 medium garlic cloves, minced […]

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Will You Get Ashes On Ash Wednesday?

February 16, 2015
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Ash Wednesday is the distribution of ashes to kick off Lent.  But why do we receive ashes?  Receiving ashes comes from a  ceremony from many years ago.  Christians who committed horrible crimes had to do a public penance.  Each Ash Wednesday the Bishop blessed the hair shirts that they had to wear over the forty […]

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The Most Romantic Quotes from “Eleanor and Park” #ValentinesDay

February 7, 2015
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“I don’t like you, Park,” she said, sounding for a second like she actually meant it. “I…” – her voice nearly disappeared – “think I live for you.” He closed his eyes and pressed his head back into his pillow. “I don’t think I even breathe when we’re not together,” she whispered. “Which means, when […]

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