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WELCOME JUNE!!!! - by Marla Mink-Johnson

Sunday, June 19th is Father's Day so HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the dads out there! Many countries all over the world observe Father's Day. We typically spend the day in the backyard grilling but other countries have their own traditions. For example, in Germany it is celebrated on Ascension Day and is also called Men's Day and all men celebrate. According to Wikipedia, "It is tradition for groups of males (young and old but usually excluding pre-teenage boys) to do a hiking tour with one or more smaller wagons, Continue Reading

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Hiring a Contractor? - by Marla Mink-Johnson

What is your warranty? Please get several bids and pay attention to how long they warranty their work. I have priced roofing jobs and one company
in particular came in about the same price as the lowest bid but he guaranteed his work for 10 years while the others guaranteed theirs only 5. Obviously I 
hired the one with the best warranty. I wanted that coverage and I felt if he is going to give me twice the warranty he probably is confident in his and his crew's skills
and likely is on the job supervising it himself. And I was right. The roofs he did are beautiful.

Google the company or person. Check the BBB online to make sure they don't have complaints or lawsuits. 
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June Recipe! - by Marla Mink-Johnson

Spanish Spice Dry Rub

6 T  paprika
4 tsp. ground cumin
4 tsp. dry mustard
4 tsp ground or freshly crushed fennel seed
4 tsp. salt
2 tsp. fresh coarsely ground black pepper

I would probably double or triple this and keep it handy. We lightly spray filets with an olive oil cooking spray before applying the rub to help it stick. 
Apply the rub and grill the steaks as usual. This is truly to die for. 

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Featured Event: The Book of Mormon


Playing June 7 THROUGH June 12 various times. 

  • Date: 07/09/2016
  • Time: Various
  • Location: Peoria Civic Center - 201 SW Jefferson Ave, Peoria, IL 61602
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