Restaurant landmark continues family tradition

Sisters and co-owners Amanda Rosenberg and Katrina Lott pose for a photo at Smitty’s Pancake & Steak House off of Broadway on Thursday. Smitty’s was honored by the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship as its April Small Business of the Month. Leo and Cleo Werner bought Smitty’s 47 years ago and passed the restaurant down to their two daughters. John Roark /

In any small to mid-size American town there are always establishments that residents reflect upon with fond memories. 

I.F.’s Cinco de Mayo celebrates respect, unity

Viva el Folklore dancer Lucero Bran performs a traditional dance from Nicaragua at the Cinco de Mayo festival Saturday at Tautphaus Park. Bran has been dancing in the group since it was created 13 years ago by her mother Raquel Acosta. Kelsey Pennock /

The line for Mexican corn stretched across Tautphus Park, weaving through a kaleidoscope of bright tents and food booths.



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