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A Pipeline of Stories from the Famous Palmer House

Few people can boast about a career that spans 50 years. Even fewer have an “everyday job” that involves rubbing elbows with famous stars in an unusual setting. Dick Staley of Lombard is one of those lucky people. Dick reported …

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Beacon Hill Raises $1,500 for Alzheimer’s Association

More than 100 Beacon Hill residents and team members recently squared off in a “Lip Sync Battle” to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. The fun event at the senior living community included individual and group performances of Madonna’s “Vogue,” Pavarotti’s “La …

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Teddy Bear Project Warms Hearts of Area Children

Beacon Hill resident Robert Schalund has volunteered at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago for nearly 50 years. The shriner and mason says helping kids suffering from orthopedic conditions, spinal cord injuries and other medical conditions is extremely rewarding. …

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Holocaust Memoirs Unite Lombard Seniors

Decades after the Holocaust, two Beacon Hill residents exchange memoirs and find peace in each other’s stories. Each year on April 28, the world observes Holocaust Remembrance Day, honoring the anniversary of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps. Seven decades …

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Resident Receives WWII Medals 69 Years Later

During World War II, Jim Pfafflin proudly served his country in the U.S. Merchant Marine. Now, nearly 70 years later, Jim received the official recognition he has long deserved, along with special tribute from a group of kids. On April …

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Helping Children Stitch by Stitch

Beacon Hill residents Peggy Sepanski, Joan Maxey, Doby Meyer and Alice Sommerville meet weekly as part of a sewing and quilting group at the community. While the women love their hobbies, they also share a strong sense of charity and …

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