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Posts for: April, 2017

We have an exciting project happening in downtown Crystal Lake next week!


A 7th grade Language Arts class, at Bernotas Middle School, has approached Downtown CL
and the City to gain permission to place poems on the sidewalks in downtown Crystal Lake
to celebrate National Poetry Month. The students have been reading and writing poetry all
year, and have several poetry projects underway. Recently, they read an article about
sidewalk poetry in Boston. The poets use stencils and water repellant spray to spray
poems on the sidewalks. The poems only show up when it rains.  


The poets will work downtown in the early afternoon on Monday, April 24th. There will be
adult supervision.  Approximately 25 poems will be applied to the sidewalks.  Locations
are throughout downtown.  The poems would start to wash away in several weeks and
would only be visible when it rains.


In addition, note cards of the original poems will be left at downtown restaurants
and shops so poetry admirers could obtain a copy of the poems, if they choose.  


All of the poems have been submitted for review, and we think you will be very pleased!



Don't let the fear of tooth decay
keep you from indulging
in Easter candy.


Whether you’re 5 or 105, Easter candy can be incredibly tempting.  However, too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing.  92% of adults and 60% of children have dental decay. 

Abstaining from  Easter candy is no fun for anybody.  A few simple tips can ensure that your child (or even you!) get to enjoy the fun treats while protecting their teeth in the meantime. Here are some ideas you can try:

  • Don’t let sugary treats sit in your mouth for too long. Stick with candy that dissolves quickly or is chewable. Bacteria in the mouth feed off of sugar to create acidic reactions, and when there is a lot of sugar sitting on your teeth for long periods of time, the acid can damage the teeth enamel.
  • Parents may want to limit how much Easter candy their child can eat, especially if he or she ended up with a lot of egg-hunt loot!  A suggestion is letting the child eat as much candy as they want, IF they brush their teeth between each piece! What a brilliant idea to not become the “mean parent.” The amount of candy they consume is entirely up to them at this point.
  • Try to have them eat all the candy they want in one sitting, and then get rid of the rest. Dragging out the candy consumption is actually worse for your teeth, because you’re consistently feeding sugar to the bacteria. If your kids eat a lot at once, then they can just brush their teeth and be done with it.