Wednesday, February 13, 2013
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Bob Laird for the winning punchline to last week's Snowman cartoon: I don't know how he could stand it. Would you scratch my nose for me?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Patrick Ambler says he spend up to six hours a day praying for the ill at Divine Mercy Chapel in Chicago Heights.
The sound of an ambulance siren passes by a small chapel near the crossroads of America. Homewood volunteer Patrick Ambler folds his hands and begins the routine. "We pray for everyone who passes by in an ambulance," said Ambler. "If you need prayer, I will add your name to my list. I want people to come and experience the Lord." For years, the former U.S. Railroad Retirement Board member has put in countless hours volunteering at the chapel, praying up to six hours a day. Divine Mercy Chapel began as a dream by 40-year St. James staffer Dr. Raul Delgado. He wanted people to have a place to pray for loved ones at the hospital. In 1998, with the help of his son, Oscar, Delgado financed and furnished the chapel on the grounds of St. Agnes …
Friday, February 18, 2011
Women especially need to pay attention to their tickers, and Silver Cross staff can help.
Orland Park cardiologist Dr. Kathleen Drinan wants you to know your numbers. February happens to be American Heart Health month. Heart disease is the number one killer of women - twelve times more women die each year in the US from heart disease than they do from breast cancer. “Every year, 490,000 American women die of cardiovascular disease, while 40,000 die from breast cancer,” Dr. Drinan said. “We need to increase our awareness, because cardiovascular disease is very preventable.” Annual mammograms and Pap smears allows doctors to catch diseases in the early stages. They have greatly reduced the death rate from breast cancer and female cancers of the reproductive system. Dr. Drinan and Silver Cross Hospital are making an effort to …