Rich Glennie

08/02/2017 - 5:46am
Nothing says “Welcome to Glencoe” like a holding pond full of green slime. That’s what greeted Heat in the Street attendees recently at the Glencoe City Center. A similar pond greets guests at the east entry into town at Veterans Memorial Park (near Burger King). It seems all holding ponds are not alike. There are retention ponds that retain water but never drain away. There are ponds that hold...
10/05/2016 - 10:27am
It appears the more things change, the more they stay the same. Or at least they come full circle at times. It seems that the “new health experts” today report they have found a magical way to build up a child’s immune system … let them play outside. Well, isn’t that a great revelation! Not only play outside but...
09/14/2016 - 9:05am
I walk by it every morning, and little has changed. The new Judd Avenue street work looks much like it did when the county broke ground last spring. It remains an eyesore and an embarrassment. Judd Avenue, after ground was opened up, was suddenly put on hold when unexpected problems arose, and the contractor pulled off the job for another work...
08/31/2016 - 9:48am
I was standing there admiring our newest acquisition — a Weber grill from Hite Hardware. It was nice and shiny and replaces an older one that was blown over and broken in a recent wind storm. As I was admiring the new shiny toy, it happened. A nut bounced off my head and onto the grill. My son Andrew was in stitches. It wasn’t that...
08/24/2016 - 11:31am
Standing next to the precipice, all the “sidewalk superintendents” were in agreement recently. The hole was a mighty fine one. The gathering started slowly. One or two “superintendents,” all of retirement age, sagely speaking about how the job should be done and what caused the problem in the first place. Before one knew...
07/27/2016 - 3:03pm
During last week’s hot streak, I spotted a sparrow sitting on my bird feeder. In his mouth was a seed, but he was too worn out from the heat to eat it. Not far away was a squirrel, sprawled out on the tire of my son’s trailer. He was spreadeagle on the top of the tire in the shade. He looked exhausted. My oldest brother in Arizona...
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