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Thicke Should Be Ashamed, Save the Brainerd Building and Cancer Camp

Best of the Blogs: This Week's Top Reads.

Written by Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph.

Check out these unique blogs found among our 23 Patch sites in the Chicago suburbs. Just click on the headlines below to get the full story from some of our bloggers. Then get inspired and start your own blog!  Support your cause, promote your organization or share your expertise. Contact Senior Community Editor Marcia Sagendorph atmarcia.sagendorph@patch.com to get started.


Shaming the Wrong Slut

Like most Americans, I was appalled by the Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke performance during the MTV Video Music Awards.  I mean, it was disgusting to see a married man in a suit tight enough to see his parent's religious beliefs grinding his crotch against a girl young enough to be his daughter while he croons "You know you want it".
- Posted by Jennifer Wilson on Evanston Patch

Music's in the Air

Or at least it will be on Saturday, September 7 at the First Presbyterian Church, when the New Tradition Chorus takes the stage--er, pulpit. Get your tickets soon at www.savebrainerd.org, as this is sure to be a sellout. The concert is a fund-raiser for the Brainerd Community Center, and is just an example of the kinds of artistic performances and events that could be staged at the renovated Brainerd Building.
- Posted by Joyce Lee on Libertyville Patch

Children Learn Bowling at Cancer Camp

Highland Park resident Bruce Siegel for the 16th consecutive year taught bowling this summer to children who have cancer or are in remission at the One Step at a Time Summer Camp on the campus of George Williams College at Williams Bay, Wisconsin.
- Posted by Dan Friedlander on Highland Park Patch

It's about safety, not convenience

Put up in a yard due to anger over a city mandate to build a median preventing left turns after the train tracks on Crystal Lake Avenue, this cross seems to have gone too far and was done with poor character.
- Posted by A. Robinson on Crystal Lake-Cary Patch

GT Skokie Young Artists Announces Auditions for original piece, "Trusted Promises"

"Trusted Promises" is a story about discovering the honest truth about growing relationships (friendships, classmates, etc). Love comes from the heart while being a child at heart; you can be reminded to honor your promises. Audition Date: Saturday, September 7 from 5-7pm, Sunday September 8 from 2-4pm.
- Posted by Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre on Skokie Patch

I'm A People Person, Oops, I Mean A People Cat...

Not only do I love people, but I love to get attention and plenty of it! I will astound you with my purring if you pet me or play with me, says Cleo, on of the adoptable animals at Placing Paws Animal Rescue.
- Posted by Penny Herbst on Northbrook Patch

Don't Forget Grandparents Day!

Grandparents day is September 8, 2013, show grandma and grandpa how much they love and appreciate them with a touching card from Sincerely Yours by Tracy.
- Posted by Christine Fluhler on Grayslake Patch

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