"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier

  • Mike McCurry
  • 04/3/14

Spring break in city “almost” as good as Florida

As I am writing this column, I realize that many Clarendon Courier issues will be sitting on front porches throughout the Village while many folks are enjoying the warmth of sunny Florida or somewhere similar. If you are not travelling or perhaps attend one of the parochial schools in the area, you might be enjoying a “stay-cation” like my family will be doing.   My family normally takes our “Spring Break” in December and January, because of my work.  Someone once told me that they hide during Spring Break so no one knows if they stayed home or not.  The McCurry’s aren’t going to do that!  We are going to enjoy wonderful world-class Chicago.  Why not enjoy all the wonderful things there are to do here?  One of our neighbors was gracious enough to offer their condo overlooking Millennium Park to us.  How could we say no?  This makes perfect sense with the museums, theater and lake nearby.  What a great opportunity to expose our children to the culture and educational opportunities the great city has to offer.

Ultimately, what really matters most is that our family will be together and the kids get a pool!  My kids love the pool and will spend all day jumping in and out of it.  By nighttime, it’s a very good thing for the parents!  These will be treasured memories that will last a lifetime.  Okay, now I’m finished making excuses.   Florida is a special place.  After the winter we have just come through, I do wish we were going there.  My mind takes me to our favorite place, Anna Marie Island, near Sarasota.  The beaches are long and the sand is sparkling clean.  The McCurry’s are pool and beach people!  Actually, we spend most our time doing these two activities.  Hopefully when you return from wherever you go, you will have not gotten too sunburned and your family has enjoyed one another.  At the end of your time away, what matters is that you got to spend it with our loved ones.  Welcome Home!

In Passing...

A revered resident passed away this past week.  Linda Hurt.  Many people will remember Linda from her 35 years of service as a science teacher at Hinsdale Central High School. Linda was known for organizing the Baccalaureate program at the school as well as a popular Bible study group for students.

I first met Linda when I was a young man coaching football at Hinsdale Central. We later shared duties as Elders at Christ Church of Oak Brook. Linda had a huge impact on me, and many others, with her relentless gifts of encouragement. Even towards the end of her life, Linda gave notes, books and her precious time to help people find their purpose.  She will be greatly missed by all who’s lives she touched.

Mike is a Clarendon Hills resident; husband; Indian Princes; Indian Guide Dad;  a Coach; an “old” football player and a real estate broker.  Mike’s columns are usually crafted about the buzz in and around Clarendon Hills.  It sometimes has a spin on real estate or cultural information, highlight a new business or announce school happenings.  He might include a “get-to-know” about some of our interesting Clarendon Hills residents and even a little about Clarendon Hills history. Whatever it is, it is sure to be about the “Talk of the Town”.

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"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier
"Talk of the Town" Mike McCurry's Column in the Clarendon Courier

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