8 | September 29, 2016 | The orland park prairie News opprairie.com Once a week is weak. You don’t have to wait until the paper arrives for your news. Business Briefs Broker associates at RE/ MAX 1st Service, Orland Park, saluted for Success in Real Estate Sales Broker associates at RE/ MAX 1st Service, 15637 S. 94th Ave. in Orland Park, recently received special recognition from the RE/MAX Northern Illinois region for their sales achievements in 2015. RE/MAX salutes its brokers by awarding membership in honorary clubs, each recognizing an important level of success in annual sales production. 100% Club: Those who earn membership in the 100% Club have reached an outstanding level of sales productivity. Achieving this laudable level of success are Michele Beckers, Carl Bohne, Steve Brashler, Skipper Denton, Jeanne Dominguez, Madonna Egan, Denise Hoekstra, Margaret Marasco and Beth Rose. Executive Club: Executive Club membership recognizes a group of affiliates whose sales productivity is well above the industry norm. Named to Executive Club membership for their 2015 achievements are Maria Casas, Cynthia Doehler, Michael Fegan, Christine Fischer, Robert Haustein, Karen Irace, Maria LiMandri-Vaagen, Catherine Maier and Vicki Melonas. Marcus Theatres’ Orland Park Cinema employee receives Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award Orland Park resident Fiona Lane has been honored by The Marcus Corporation as one of three 2015 Ben Marcus Humanitarian of the Year Award recipients. Lane is the assistant manager at Marcus Theatres’ Orland Park Cinema. The Ben Marcus Humanitarian Award, named after Marcus Corporation founder and committed community advocate Ben Marcus, builds on the company’s legacy of community involvement Please see Business, 9 Sportsplex offers four days of free fitness for area seniors Join today to get all the news from your newspaper as it happens—online anytime, anywhere. Visit OPPrairie.com/Plus to become a member. Brought to you by THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE Submitted by Village of Orland Park Sportsplex Healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and medical screenings are just some of the activities that will be offered during Sportsplex Senior Week, hosted by the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department. Seniors need not be Sportsplex members or village residents to participate in the free activities that are open to all area seniors. Offered Oct. 3-6, the fourday health and fitness festival will offer healthy activities for the region’s many seniors, age 55 and older. All activities will be held at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. Senior-oriented events will be held on Monday, Oct. 3 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.; Tuesday, Oct. 4 from 7:45 a.m.-12 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and Thursday evening, Oct. 6, from 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. Opportunities include the walking club, UGI exercise ball workouts, pickle ball, bocce ball and more. Light and Healthy Moves will be held at 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday morning to get participants moving. Flu shots will be available for a fee and are free for seniors with Medicare insurance coverage. Total cholesterol checks will be available for a fee and the Sportsplex will offer light refreshments and breakfast or lunch on different days. Information tables with healthy living, home health care, senior medical care and more will be on-hand all four days during the event. “Participating seniors will receive raffle tickets at each of the activities in which they participate,” said Village Sportsplex Fitness Manager Deborah Graham- Geghen who coordinates the fest each year. “The hospitals and offices have been generous donating prizes and baskets to make this a great week for area seniors,” she added. Prizes from area businesses will be awarded at the end of the night on Thursday, Oct. 6. The winner does not need to be present to win. T-shirts can be claimed Thursday evening after participation in the exercise classes from 5-6 p.m. T-shirts and raffle will be at approximately 6:30 p.m. Pre-registration is required for many of the free events and seniors need not be Sportsplex members or residents of Orland Park to participate. Registration is ongoing and all events are free except for the medical screenings. Seniors who bring a friend will receive an additional raffle ticket. Further information is available at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. For more information, call the Sportsplex at (708) 645-7529.
opprairie.com News the orland park prairie | September 29, 2016 | 9 Police Reports Two women allegedly try to take felonious amount of fragrances from store Tammy L. Pickard, 34, of 5742 Winchester Ave. in Chicago, and Catherine M. Byrd, 47, of the same address, were charged Aug. 29 with one felony count each of retail theft after they allegedly tried to take seven bottles of fragrances valued at a total of $670 from a department store at Orland Square Drive. The women were seen in the store together, as Byrd handed items to Pickard, who concealed them in her purse, police said. They reportedly fled the scene in a vehicle that was stopped near 144th Place and John Humphrey Drive. Byrd was driving, while Pickard was one of two passengers, police said. Three bottles of cologne valued at a total of $247 reportedly were found inside the vehicle. Another four bottles valued at a total of $423 were reported stolen but not recovered, police said. Pickard additionally was charged with unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia after police reportedly found a silver pipe and poker in her wallet. Byrd additionally was charged with failure to reduce speed to avoid a crash, leaving the scene of a crash, driving with a suspended license and operation of an uninsured vehicle for alleged traffic offenses while driving the 2012 Kia Rio. Aug. 25 • Dewisha M. Mismukes, 31, of 380 Greebay Ave. in Calumet City, was charged with one felony count of retail theft/false return after she allegedly took a comforter off a store shelf and returned it for a voucher valued at $274.36. She fled the scene in a 2001 Chrysler Town & Country but was stopped near the intersection of John Humphrey Drive and 94th Avenue, police said. She was charged with a felony because she had “priors,” police said. Aug. 24 • Danny L. Lewis, 62, of 247 Minocquast in Park Forest, was charged with felony retail theft after he allegedly tried to take three underwear items, two handbags and a pair of shoes valued at a total of $807.47 from a department store at Orland Square Mall. Lewis was with an unidentified female who took a shopping cart into a fitting room while he waited outside, police said. She reportedly returned with a bag under the cart. The two walked to a cashier, where she started an interaction while Lewis took the bag and tried to leave the store before he was stopped, police said. The woman reportedly left the scene without being apprehended. The bag was used to conceal the merchandise, police said. • Shelly E. Schultz, 44, of 16021 91st Ave. in Orland Hills, was charged with retail theft after she allegedly tried to take a backpack valued at $129 from a store at Orland Square. She reportedly was spotted and recognized by an undercover police officer as she concealed something, pushed a shopping cart into the parking lot and left the area. On video surveillance, she was seen concealing the backpack, police said. She reportedly was arrested at her residence. Editor’s note: The Orland Park Prairie’s police reports come from the Orland Park Police Department. Anyone listed in these reports is considered to be innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. Business From Page 8 by recognizing exceptional associates who have gone above and beyond in their volunteering for others. Lane has had a wide-ranging impact in the Chicagoarea community through her involvement as a volunteer for three different programs. One program is held at a long-term care facility for the elderly on the north side of Chicago, where Lane coordinates craft and music programs focused on improving cognitive function in a fun setting. Lane also is a Minister of Care, trained and certified by the Archdiocese of Chicago, to be present spiritually with those who are no longer able to come to church. She also knits scarves, hats and blankets for a family shelter in Chicago and shawls for people receiving end-of-life care. In addition, Lane volunteers each month at a soup kitchen and food pantry, as well as health fairs throughout the state, where she gives vaccines, takes readings of vital signs and provides information on chronic illnesses. She also volunteers at soup kitchens, clothing drives and prayer services with her parish. In addition to her community contributions, Lane works part time at Orland Park Cinema and attends school full time to receive her master’s degree in nursing, with a focus on emergency medicine. She was to graduate in August. To recognize her commitment to the community, The Marcus Corporation donated $1,000 to the charity of Lane’s choice, Little Sisters of the Poor St. Mary’s Home in Chicago. Orland Parkers help Silver Cross Hospital win eight national marketing awards Silver Cross Hospital received a total of eight awards in two national healthcare marketing competitions, including a Gold Award for the hospital’s SCHedule Now total integrated marketing campaign. Silver Cross was the first hospital in Illinois to offer online scheduling for several outpatient tests, as well as physical and occupational therapy. In addition to the Gold, Silver Cross also received awards in the 33rd annual HealthCare Advertising Awards for its keeping Your Heart Running Smoothly health promotion program, Foot Fair, Mama Says…Get a Colonoscopy newspaper ads and IMatter.silvercross. org website. The Healthcare Advertising Awards is the oldest, largest and most widely respected healthcare advertising awards competition. The awards are sponsored by Healthcare Marketing Report, the leading publication covering all aspects of healthcare marketing, advertising and strategic business development. A national panel of judges reviewed all entries based on creativity, quality, message effectiveness, consumer appeal, graphic design and overall impact. In addition, Silver Cross received three Silver Aster Awards from Marketing Healthcare Today Magazine and Creative Images Inc. for its Mama Says… Get a Colonoscopy newspaper ads, Keep your Heart Running Smoothly advertising campaign, and IMatter. silvercross.org website. The Aster Awards Program is an elite competition dedicated to recognizing the nation’s most talented healthcare marketing professionals for outstanding excellence in advertising. Winning entries, judged by a diverse panel of industry experts, were published in the Marketing Healthcare Today magazine and posted on the www.asterawards.com. The Silver Cross Marketing and Community Relations team is led by Ruth Colby, senior vice president of business development/ chief strategy officer and includes Tracy Simons, director of marketing and community relations; Karen Helman, manager of marketing and community relations (Orland Park resident); Carol Banas-Hicks, community programs and senior advantage coordinator; Suzanne Bies, marketing coordinator; Ben Hernandez, E-Marketing Coordinator; and Leslie Newbon, community outreach coordinator. Compiled by Editor Bill Jones, email@example.com. WANTED: Vendors Our Active Aging Expo will be 9am - 2pm Saturday, October 22, at the Tinley Park Convention Center 18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park Vendors are needed to offer seniors and baby boomers everything they need to know about health and wellness, fitness, financial planning, shopping and entertainment, assisted living, real estate, travel and more. For more information, call (708) 326-9170 or visit www.22ndcenturymedia.com/events. EVENTS Deadline: March 4, 2015 Deadline: October 5th, 2016