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  What’s your favorite Olympic sport?  We asked Emme readers and here’s what they said:  Gymnastics Beach Volleyball/ Swimming  Track They also picked… Basketball Golf Fencing Diving Rowing Tennis

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Fast, Easy and Delicious Back-to-School Recipes

by Maryann Pisano on August 11, 2016

You had a long day at work and your kids are exhausted from their school day. You’re helping them finish their homework at the kitchen table and realize that it’s 5:00 p.m. Crap, it’s dinner time!  Here are some easy and delicious snacks and recipes for busy parents, students and people! Sliders Ingredients Butter or Hawaiian Rolls […]

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Chicagoland St. Joseph Day Tables

by Maryann Pisano on March 3, 2016

March 13 Immaculate Conception Church Elmhurst 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Donations Accepted *** Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church Melrose Park 1:30 Table $10 Donation *** St. Celestine Church Elmwood Park Noon to 2 p.m. Donations Accepted *** St. Vincent Ferrer River Forest *** St. Zachary Church Des Plaines 12:15 p.m. to 3 p.m. […]

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Mama Pisano’s Minestrone Soup #MeatlessMeal #Lent

February 21, 2016
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  Minestrone Soup Sauté: 1 onion, 4 cloves garlic in olive oil, add 8 cups of water, and 3 beef bullion cubes Then add: 4 sliced carrots 3 cubed potatoes 2 sliced celery 1/2 small chopped cabbage 1 sliced onion 1 diced onion 1 diced green pepper 1 small can corn undrained 1 can cannelloni […]

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What Did You Give Up? #Lent

February 21, 2016
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It’s that Lenten time of year where we reflect on prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.  Several non- Catholics are confused as to why we give up something during Lent.  Giving up something for Lent is a form of fasting.   By depriving ourselves of a small pleasure or indulgence, we can give our attention to God instead.  This can be […]

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John Conenna Pays Tribute to His Father, Vincenzo Conenna

February 17, 2016
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Vincenzo Conenna, who was the owner of Venus Travel, Inc. recently passed away in 2015.  His son, John Conenna, remembers his father’s legacy. Where was your father, Vincenzo Conenna, born? He was born in Mola di Bari, Italy on Oct. 12.  He started his career in banking for a company called Mid City National Bank, […]

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Money, Love, Health — YOUR 2016 Horoscope

December 29, 2015
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ARIES It’s a year of self-discovery and a time to realize your dreams! Your hard work and dedication can finally pay off, with you reaping the rewards. On the business front, ample opportunities to elevate your professional profile can help your career take flight. Connections and collaborations with others are what will catapult you into […]

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Happy Veteran’s Day! My Grandfather Pasquale Pisano Served in the Korean War!

November 8, 2015
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My grandfather, Pasquale Pisano, served in the Korean War as a butcher.  He was stationed in San Francisco, Calif. He talked about his days in the Army up until he passed away.  This Veteran’s Day, thank a Veteran for our freedom!

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WHY are Black Cats Bad Luck?

October 19, 2015
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Who doesn’t love black cats around Halloween?  They’re cute, they’re cuddly, and they’re also a witch’s best friend!    So, why are these creatures considered bad luck? Dating back as far as 3000 BC, all cats were held at a high esteem.  However, in Europe during the Middle Ages is when their reputation began to […]

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A Ghoulish Read: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

October 14, 2015
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If you’re looking for a creepy, ghoulish, scary as hell read this Halloween, you’ve found it in the book Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake.  The story is about Cas Lowood, a boy who travels around the country hunting ghosts that kill the living.  His ghost hunting job leads him to Thunder Bay, where […]

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