March 25, 2019

Spring Has Sprung!

It’s officially spring! YA-HOO! It’s time to put ice, snow and polar temperatures behind us and get outside in the sunshine! The daylight hours are getting longer and signs of new life are just beginning to show. Bring on the power washers, garden hoses, leaf blowers and rakes for a spectacular spring clean-up! To assist you in this year’s clean up, Gus the Gardener is here to help! He makes fast[...]
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March 18, 2019

Pizza in the Fast Lane

Jiffy Pizza is known for its fresh, tasty pies and speedy delivery service. With its huge variety of pizza toppings and crusts to meet every taste, it’s a take-out favorite! Uncle Gio, the fourth-generation owner of Jiffy Pizza is running a Friday night special this week. All large pepperoni pizzas after 5 pm are only 5 bucks! He’s stocked up on ingredients and staff, and is ready for the phone to[...]
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March 11, 2019

Competition at the Coop

It’s casino night at the Rise and Shine Poultry Farm and all the roosters have flocked to the hen house for some serious competition! Six of Farmer Fox’s hens have bedded down in their nesting boxes and are ready to put their egg laying abilities on the line for a cut of the action! Romeo, a bit of a bad egg and the ring leader of this band of free range fowl, has come up with a dice throwing game, sure[...]
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March 4, 2019

Rich Pig, Poor Pig

Parker B. Porker is not only stinking rich, he’s FILTHY rich! Before starting his sporting goods empire where he really brought home the bacon, he dabbled in corn and soybean consumption. Parker lives like a pig in clover with all the fineries life can offer. He’s a true “rags to riches” story! Tonight, at Cob Roller Hills Country Club, Parker has invited a sounder of his old cronies over for drinks[...]
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February 25, 2019

Here Kitty, Kitty!

Persian Princess Artemisia is on the hunt for her royal cat Zenon. Zenon, also a Persian princess, is known for wandering and hiding amongst the splendors of the palace grounds. Artemisia spends hours searching and calling for her, but being a cat of means, accustomed to a pampered, regal lifestyle, she may or may not decide to reveal herself. Last time she disappeared, Artemisia found Zenon curled up[...]
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February 18, 2019

The Double Life of Dr. Doppelgänger

Dr. Doppelgänger is obsessed with doubles! His favorite pastime is to spot celebrity look alikes and hopes to someday see a dead ringer for himself! Literally, Dr. Doppelgänger leads a double life. He’s obsessed with filling his world with doubles, from seeing a movie double feature while double dating, to eating double decker sandwiches with a double dip of ice cream for dessert! His life is all about[...]
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February 11, 2019

The Game of 5 Houses

Members of 4 households circle the streets of India in a race to reach the city center pavilion first! The winning team will get the high honor of setting off the first fireworks for the spectacular Festival of Lights celebration! Who will be the luckiest and most strategic house to arrive at the festival first? Will it be the House of the Lotus, the House of Taj, House of Drums or House of the Tiger? Let’s[...]
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February 4, 2019

Have Cards – Will Travel

Grab your luggage, boarding pass, and a deck of cards to join in a journey to South America’s exotic Ecuador; home to the Amazon Rainforest, Galapagos Islands and miles of beaches stretched out along its coastline. This game night flight will take us to Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Tababela and then on to the capital city of Quito for some exciting card playing fun! CUARENTA, meaning 40, is[...]
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January 28, 2019

Take the High Road – Mayan Style

Let’s celebrate the innovation of the natives of ancient Mexico and Central America, the Mayans! Their highly developed civilization was known for skills in writing, art, architecture, a bar and dot counting system that included zero, elaborate calendars and astronomy. Mayans were master farmers that used advanced growing methods such as crop terracing and irrigation. A normal diet consisted of mainly[...]
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January 21, 2019

Remembering the Chicago Wheel

Rose Cranz carefully places a well-worn scrapbook in her lap. She begins flipping through the pages gently as to not tatter its contents. Memories flood in with the stories her great grandfather had re-counted, reaching back at least 6 generations. Young and inspired Harry Cranz started life in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania where he left school to take a job at a local steel mill. The work was hard and the[...]
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