• I’m sad to report that Jalapeno Mexican Grill in the Oak Ramble Plaza on Bruce B. Downs Blvd. has closed,
We had no word yet on possible replacements for Jalapeno had at our press time.
• I’m somewhat happier to report that I — and about 12,000 other people — successfully completed the three-mile walk along Bayshore Blvd. for the “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” event to benefit the American Cancer Society on October 20.
The Hillsborough event raised nearly $400,000, only $60 of which was raised by yours truly, who walked (but did not don a pink bra) in honor of my dear friend and breast cancer survivor Pegah Stegeman and in memory of my best friend’s mom Norma Getter, who lost her battle with the disease about 30 years ago. For info, visit MakingStrides.acsevents.org. — GN