Doug Dvorak: The Best of America

Doug Dvorak will present a travel program called “The Best of America” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd., Shorewood. Dvorak spends several months of the year exploring the world, photographing and documenting his travels and compiling them into customized travel programs for presentations and workshops. He …

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Christine Stapleton sings Country

A Timbers’ favorite, singer Christine Stapleton will perform the classic songs of legends Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Tammy Wynette, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at The Timbers of Shorewood, 1100 N. River Rd. As a lark, Stapleton sang Patsy Cline’s “Crazy,” as a karaoke performance at her office Christmas party. She was overwhelmed …

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In touch with technology

Louis Bank’s daughter recently bought Bank his first iPad, and boy, is Bank glad she did. The 98-year-old Shorewood man is enjoying songs by Benny Goodman, movies such as “Paint Your Wagon,” reading email updates from his grandchildren and showing off photos from the art show Bank recently hosted as a tribute to his late …

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Discuss Dementia with Dr. Gandhi

Bhavesh Gandhi, M.D. will present a seminar titled “Dementia” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, at the Timbers of Shorewood retirement community, 1100 N. River Road. There are many causes of memory loss, and forgetfulness or confusion was once considered a natural part of aging. While some memory loss may be expected as a person …

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The Heart of our Community

At the June 11 Chamber Business After Hours held at Heartland Bank and Trust in Shorewood, the bank presented the 2013 Heart of our Community award to two recipients. This award was established to recognize local Shorewood residents who have stood out with their time and talent. Nominations were submitted by peers in the Shorewood …

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Tai Chi for Seniors

The fine art of relaxation

After a frustrating day of dealing with rude shoppers, Eleanor Keagle, 76, of Joliet, stomped into her home and threw down her coat and purse. Still boiling, Keagle remembered a better way to deal with her anger. So she turned on a CD of soft music and practiced tai chi for one hour. “It freed …

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