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Local Voices: Best Blog Posts of the Week, Dec. 9-16.

This week includes: Christmas and holidays, volunteerism, healthy eating, stuff one medical pro thinks you should avoid, and stuff another thinks you should embrace.

Here's a sampling of what Patch's Local Voices contributors from the La Grange, Western Springs and La Grange Park area shared with us this week:

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La Grange's B. Boutique got a Christmas shoutout from kourture.

Over 800 people participated in Nazareth Academy's Giving Tree Drive.

The Community Park District announced youth classes, dog-obedience classes and its annual Daddy/Daughter Date Night.

Dr. Sarah K. Kelly offered some healthy eating tips for avoiding holiday weight gain.

Western Springs' First Congregational Church Preschool became a miniature Santa's workshop to make presents for moms.

Mécénat Wine Shop followed up with the answers for their Wine Trivia challenge.

Reverend Jennifer Burns Lewis of the Presbyterian Church of Western Springs offered an invitation to prepare hearts for the celebration of Christmas.

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District gave us this story of using biosolids to improve Hinsdale's Veeck Park.

Local chiropractor Victor Manzo warned about the dangers of milk, Splenda and asprin.

And personal trainer Megan Kennihan praised the virtues of ginger, fennel and coriander.

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Are you interested in sharing your knowledge, community news, organization updates accomplishments, advice, photo galleries, or anything else with our Patch readers? It's free and simple to post in Patch Local Voices here: La Grange / Western Springs. (Most posts are cross-published to both sites.)

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