Perfect dinner, imperfect description


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In our wrap-up of the River Forest Memorial Day Parade last week [Caterer a perfect 2-for-2] we mischaracterized The Perfect Dinner as, well, a "caterer," which is not their primary business. They do offer catering, but their primary business is prepared family-favorite dinners available for carry-out or delivery during the week. The appropriate phrase, we're told would be "family dinner server." Also omitted in the write-up was Kristine Bick who designed and made the costumes and the set. Finally, the correct names of two OPRF students in the band are: Nicholas Ellman and Bryant Smith.

Serves us right.

It's a grand, old, high-maintenance flag

June 14 is Flag Day, and well, it appears some people don't properly demonstrate their patriotism. So at the request of a loyal reader, here are the "rules" for flying the flag, taken from

? The flag is normally flown from sunrise to sunset.

? In the morning, raise the flag briskly. At sunset, lower it slowly. Always, raise and lower it ceremoniously.

? The flag should not be flown at night without a light on it.

? The flag should not be flown in the rain or inclement weather.

? When flown vertically on a pole, the stars and blue field, or "union," is at the top and at the end of the pole (away from your house).

? The American flag is always flown at the top of the pole. Your state flag and other flags fly below it.

? The union is always on top. When displayed in print, the stars and blue field are always on the left.

? Never let your flag touch the ground, never ... period.

Winberie's is the winner

Gary Nebiolo of Winberie's, 151 N. Oak Park Ave., received the first Poehlman Award from Julian Middle School's CAST program.

The restaurant hosts an annual fundraiser where 25 percent is added to diners' tabs for the school's arts organization.

"For seven years they've turned over the restaurant to us in the spring," said CAST Director Bill McGlynn. The event typically raises $2,000 to $3,000, he said.

"We've always been as community-minded as possible," Nebiolo said, adding that he takes particular interest in supporting the arts.

The award is named after Jill and Michael Poehlman, who started the CAST program at Julian.

John Yoo, Katharine Grayson, Drew Carter

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