1 year ago


The Frankfort Station 021617

32 | February 16, 2017 |

32 | February 16, 2017 | The frankfort station Life & Arts The Fit Love yourself, care for your health In step Dads and daughters bond at Sock Hop Dance Arlene Santiago Contributing Columnist In the month of February, we think often think about love. We show love in different ways: gifts, kind words or grand gestures. We often forget about someone extremely important — ourselves. One of the best and most forgotten ways to honor the people we love is to take care of ourselves. Selflessness, although admirable, can leave others feeling guilty and often, you can be exhausted and sometimes resentful. Those who love you want to see you happy. They would love nothing more than seeing you take care of yourself. This includes your health. If you are not happy and healthy, you are no good to anyone else. For example, when a flight attendant goes through the emergency procedures on a plane, we are told to put on our mask first before assisting others. Same principle applies here for your health. It can be difficult and you might feel guilty, but the people who truly care will support you. How heartbreaking is it to see someone you love in a preventable state of poor health? Why would you want to do this to others? Your loved ones want you around for a long time and want you to be able to enjoy all life has to offer. Making changes does not have to be expensive or time consuming. Make small, realistic commitments Walk 10 minutes a day and work your way up. Skip a snack or say no mayonnaise on a sandwich. It may not seem like much but it adds up. Nickle and dime your way to good health. Sleep is underrated Not getting enough sleep can affect everything from our mood and skin problems to our productivity. Try avoiding large meals close to bedtime, as well as caffeine, nicotine and alcohol because digestion can disrupt sleep. Also, avoid bright electronic screens before bed. If we don’t have those devices close to us in bed, it is unlikely we will use them. This will equate to better sleep. Nourish your body Treat your body well and it will take care of you. Fuel your body with nourishing foods. It’s amazing how wonderfully the body responds. Start by increasing your water intake by a glass every day and work your way up to half your body weight in ounces. Water helps flush out the toxins and waste from the body. Get support Find a friend who wants to make changes and support one another from healthy eating, sharing tips or exercising together. Join a weight loss program offering meetings and support group. This is also a great way to meet new people who share similar goals. You can also hire a personal trainer and/ or nutrition coach who can custom tailor a program to help meet your goals. Short on cash? The Frankfort Park District and Frankfort Township offer inexpensive group fitness classes. Check out exercise DVDs at the Frankfort Public Library — it’s free. Many health insurance providers and employers offer healthy living programs for little to no cost. It may include discounted or free gym memberships, sessions with dietitians and health screenings. Often, participation in such programs comes with a discount on your insurance premiums. If you don’t want to make healthy changes, don’t do it for you. Do it for loved ones. Give the gift of extended years of good health to yourself this February. I’m sure your loved ones will appreciate it much more than a stuffed frog singing, “Come on Baby Light My Fire.” Arlene Santiago is a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach. She teaches various classes in the Frankfort area. She is also A Matter of Balance Coach, Fit and Strong Instructor and Beachbody Coach. Arlene can be contacted at with any comments or questions. Dan Knieriem dances with his daughter, Lyla, during the Daddy/Daughter Dance at the Frankfort Park District held Feb. 3-4. Photos submitted Ryan Petrow dances with his daughters Harper and Carsyn. The Dish From Page 31 which are designed to act as a flavor enhancer, bringing the pomegranate to the forefront and balancing the complexity of the flavors in the mix. “It also adds that frothy top to it,” Kapellas said. The finished mix is topped with a sage leaf not only for the sake of presentation, but also to add to the aroma of the cocktail. The pomegranate and lemon hit the sour taste buds, while the orange liqueur and syrup strike the sweet ones. The sage offers the savory element, while the bitters live up to their namesake. While the pomegranate and sage martini offers diners something undoubtedly new, it was inspired, in part, by the great success of the restaurant’s long-standing Bonefish Pomegranate Martini, a house-made infusion with Fris vodka, pomegranate and fresh mango. “That’s a huge hit, but we wanted to take a little swing on it,” Kapellas said. “Sage is a great fresh ingredient that has a lot of flavor.” The timing could not be better, either, for of-age guests looking to give it a try. The cocktail is already on the menu and plans to be around until May 1. Before then, however, Bonefish is running a “Martini Mondays” promotion through March 20, so diners looking to try the latest offering on the cheap can get it for $5 instead of the regular price by visiting on a Monday. Best paired with ... While diners typically think food, then what matches it well for a drink, it is not out of bounds to handle that choice in the other direction. For anyone just dying to try the new pomegranate and sage martini, and then wondering what best pairs with the drink, Kapellas recommends Bonefish’s most-prized appetizer, the Bang Bang Shrimp. That said, with the complexity of the drink itself, diners looking for something new to accompany it are free to let their eyes wander across the menu. Prefer bubbles? For those with a preference for things like Bellinis, mimosas or blackberry sangria, Sunday would be the day of choice at Bonefish Grill. Among the restaurant’s offerings from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on a special brunch menu is the “Endless Bubbles Brunch” ($19.90), which gives the diner his or her choice of eggs Benedict, Brunch Favorite or omelet, as well as an endless supply of one of the three aforementioned drinks. “Brunch is one people don’t realize we have,” Kapellas said. Endless Bubbles also are available for $6 by the glass or $12 with any entrée. Readers are reminded to brunch responsibly. Puzzles the frankfort station | February 16, 2017 | 33 crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur Across 1. “Wanted” poster word 6. Mister 9. Forgo 13. Center of activity 14. Port 16. Cash register part 17. Open and observable 18. Prince Charles’ sport 19. Priests’ robes 20. Tinley Park HS girl's basketball star 22. Ink stain 23. Towel holder 24. Canary colors 26. Stew ingredient 30. ___ if I care! 31. Dry Spanish libation 32. Paella pot 34. Cement 38. Muslim religious leader 39. Says indistinctly 41. Distinctive air 42. Australian cockatoo 44. Prayer ending 45. Chinese dynasty 46. Heart 48. Tinley Park bar and grill 50. Shacks 54. Money records inspector 55. Reverse 56. U.S. composer, Arnold 62. Flowers, for short 63. Gunky buildup 64. Motherless calf 65. Canal 66. In fine fettle 67. Decree 68. NBA team 69. 76 product 70. Work areas Down 1. Run ___ (go wild) 2. Monetary unit of Bulgaria 3. Summer coolers 4. Small field 5. Dionysian attendants 6. Tropical evergreen that is the source of chicle gum 7. Show won by Jordin Sparks in 2007, familiarly 8. Track event 9. Horse’s neighbor 10. Hunting call 11. Guitar stroke 12. Cozy homes 15. Hour, canonical 21. Things you don’t do 25. Floral necklace 26. Type of cotton 27. Detail-oriented, to say the least 28. Italians’ capital smelling apparatuses 29. Vertical 31. Whit 33. Phone-number intros 35. Uplift 36. Coastal raptors 37. U.N. Secretary-General Hammarskjold 40. Shoot from a distance 43. Temporary beach residence 47. “Garden of Earthly Delights” artist 49. Hit the dirt? 50. Light measure 51. Accustom (to) 52. Fess up to 53. Scrawny person 57. Maui dance 58. Foreshadow 59. Athena’s shield 60. Star-crossed lover in ‘’Casablanca’’ 61. Accumulates How to play Sudoku Each sudoku puzzle consists of a 9x9 grid that has been subdivided into nine smaller grids of 3x3 squares. To solve the puzzle, each row, column and box must contain each of the numbers 1 to 9. LEVEL: Medium Sudoku by Myles Mellor and Susan Flanagan answers FRANKFORT Pete Mitchell’s Bar & Grill (21000 Frankfort Square Road, Frankfort; (815) 464-8100) ■6-8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Free N’ Fun Bar Game. Free to play. ORLAND PARK Girl in the Park (11265 W. 159th St., Orland Park, IL; (708) 226-0042) ■7 ■ p.m. Mondays: Trivia ■5:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Live Music ■8 ■ p.m. Thursdays: Bingo ■8 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Live Music The Brass Tap (14225 95th Ave. Suite 400, Orland Park; (708) 226-1827) ■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia. Prizes awarded ■9 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Live music Dan ‘D’ Jac’s (9358 171st St., Orland Hills; (708) 460-8773) ■Thursdays: ■ Friday and Saturday: Whirlwind karaoke ■Wednesdays: ■ Open mic comedy night with host Ray Fischer Fox’s Restaurant and Pub (9655 W. 143rd St., Orland Park; (708) 349- 2111) ■6 ■ p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays: Live entertainment ■7 ■ p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: Live entertainment and face painter Traverso’s Restaurant (15601 S. Harlem Ave., Orland Park; (708) 532- 2220) ■8 ■ p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays: Karaoke TINLEY PARK Bailey’s Bar & Grill (17731 Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park; (708) 429- 7955) ■9 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Karaoke ■7 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Trivia ■10 ■ p.m. Fridays: DJ Dance Party To place an event in The Scene, email b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com.