Minnie is a lover
State Rep. Kevin Boyle on Dec. 5 reintroduced legislation to strengthen the state’s hate crimes law. Boyle’s bill would expand the offense of ethnic intimidation to include malicious intention against the actual or perceived ancestry, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity of an individual or group of individuals.
Thursday, December 18
There are plenty of local events to spread the holiday cheer this season.
Hanukkah started Tuesday night, and Santa Claus will be visiting Northeast homes in a week. Besides exchanging gifts, local folks are looking forward to sharing meals with loved ones.
Nov. 17 through 30
The Somerton Spartans football team recently won the Mighty Mites Division (9 and under) championship in the Northeast Suburban Athletic Conference (NESAC) with a 30-0 victory over Calvary A.A. It was Somerton’s first football championship in any division in about 30 years, according to team officials.
Line dancers donating toys
Healthy living: Bernadette Anderson (left), with Moss Rehab, checks Shirley Smuckler’s blood pressure during a Subaru ‘Share the Love’ health and nutrition fair at the Klein JCC. During the event, adults performed exercises and had their blood pressures checked. MARIA POUCHNIKOVA / TIMES PHOTO
Hanukkah begins next week, and Christmas is just two weeks away. Many Jews and Christians are looking forward to a nice meal with loved ones and the exchanging of gifts.