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Marijuana, MLK Breakfast and "How to Live to 100"

Best of the Blogs: Some of this week's top reads.

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Part 1: Will Illinois' New Marijuana Law Duplicate the Results in CO and CA?

Colorado broke new grounds by ringing in the New Year with the nation's first legal pot industry for recreational use, where a doctor's note is not required and where production of the marijuana is unregulated (unlike in the Netherlands). Nancy Thorner and Bonnie O'Neil posted a series of blogs about how this issue could impact Illinois.
- By Nancy Thorner and Bonnie O'Neil on Highland Park Patch

Fifth Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Interfaith Prayer Breakfast

The fifth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. breakfast will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at D'Andrea Banquets, 4419 Highway #14, Crystal Lake.  The theme for this year’s event is “My Dream for the World.”  The program will include a Call to Prayer and group prayer with participants from a variety of local faith traditions including Islamic, Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, various Christian traditions and New Thought.
- Posted by Rev. Anne S Muelleman on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch

"How To Live To 100"….Review of New TV Show on Friday Nights on The Cooking Channel plus Recipe & Video

Ellen Francis, the Vegan American Princess, invites you to join her in watching, “How to Live 100,” hosted by the very entertaining chef, Jason Wrobel. She says that he'll demonstrate easy recipes, interesting food ideas and valuable nutritional information. The hope would be that if you incorporate this wisdom into your life, it will certainly help you live healthier longer, if not to 100, then way past your expected mortality rate if you continued eating the typical American diet of excessive fat, sugar, animal derived and garbage foods.
- Posted by Ellen Francis, Vegan American Princess LA on Arlington Heights Patch

Planning a Spring Break College Trip?

Sandra Gibert offers some useful tips fro planning a college visit during Spring Break. Keep in mind: Keep an open mind:  visit at least one smaller, mid-size, and larger school; and Don’t visit more than two schools in a day.  (They tend to blend together, like looking for cars or homes.)
- Posted by Sandra Gibert for Ravinia College Consulting on Buffalo Grove Patch

Bingo Blizzard Blast: Win Prizes This Winter!

Kids, teens and adults can all participate in the Winter Reading Program fromJanuary 6 - February 28 at the Morton Grove Public Library. The library blogs about their fun programs that encourage reading at all age levels.
- Posted by Morton Grove Public Library on Niles-Morton Grove Patch

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