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Published: Sunday, June 23, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

I’m asking the Crystal Lake community to better support our local smaller businesses.

As a child, I can remember getting my haircut at downtown’s own “Joe’s Barber Shop.” I’d ride my Schwinn bike with friends all over our town. We’d stop by the local 7-Eleven for a comic book and candy, and travel over to the strip-mall stamp/coin shop. We’d pick out something we all thought was both rare and unique. Right next to this shop was Pinemoor Pizza. Pinemoors’ has been around much longer than many pizza places for good reason.

Greek family restaurants like Andy’s (recently receiving a credit card machine), downtown’s Olympic and Around the Clock have a welcoming atmosphere for both friends and family.

Mr. A’s is still around, known for lunch specialization in roast beef sandwiches, and not far from them is The Freeze, serving us with varieties of soft-serve ice cream and foot-long hotdogs. Around since 1976, Country Donuts, with coffee, started our morning out sweet.

We all love our mothers and wives, but for decades now we have been getting good Celtic accolades for them at the Irish Boutique. Both flowers and plants for our own yards bought at Flowerwood and Countryside.

Support local.

Scott Taillet

Lake in the Hills

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