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28 | February 16, 2017 | The Homer Horizon puzzles 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 girls 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 HOMER GLEN Mullets Sports Bar and Restaurant (14903 S. Bell Road, Homer Glen; (708) 645- 7000) ■7 ■ p.m. Wednesdays: Trivia LOCKPORT The Outpost Pub & Grill (14929 Archer Ave., Lockport; (815) 836-8893) ■8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays: Live DJ and Karaoke Strike N Spare II (811 Northern Drive, Lockport; (708) 301-1477) ■9:30 ■ p.m.-12:30 a.m. Mondays: Quartermania ■Fridays: ■ Live bands 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 TINLEY PARK Ed & Joe’s Restaurant & Pizzeria (17332 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park; (708) 532- 3051) ■7:30 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Team Trivia 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. MOKENA The Alley Grill and Tap House (18700 S. Old LaGrange Road, Mokena; (708) 478- 3610) ■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Karaoke NEW LENOX Little Joe’s Restaurant (1300 N. Cedar Road, New Lenox; (815) 463-1099) ■5-8 ■ p.m. Tuesdays: Piano Styles by Joe To place an event in The Scene, email b.kapa@22ndcenturymedia. com. answers 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 local living the Homer Horizon | February 16, 2017 | 29 Outstanding new home values in Peotone can be yours At Westgate Manor Distinctive Home Builders is building new homes from the low $200s When it comes to a preferred location, Peotone is a steadily growing suburb with a strong infrastructure and an irresistible small-town charm with a bright future—which is why Distinctive Home Builders chose the Will County village for its newest community of 38 single-family homes: Westgate Manor. “Peotone is a family-friendly village just south of Chicago and is one of the best kept secrets among new home seekers,” said Bryan Nooner, President of Distinctive Home Builders. “We expect to attract home shoppers from northwest Indiana and the south suburban Chicago marketplace. We will likely also see buyers from the Kankakee area because the Peotone school district is so desirable.” Several factors attracted Distinctive Home Builders to this hometown atmosphere community, not the least of which was its convenient location between Interstate 57 and Illinois Route 50 and easy access to I-80. Commuters will enjoy several nearby train stations and a mere 35-minute drive to Chicago. “It’s a vibrant, growing community that benefits from ease of access to job centers in the west and southwest suburbs with impressive commercial and industrial growth that has followed the residential boom here,” said Nooner. “Affordable land prices in Peotone, combined with lower construction costs add up to savings when compared to a similarly-equipped home in the area,” added Nooner. Westgate Manor brick and frame homes offer (features vary per model) The Fahan II, a split level 3-4BR luxury townhome at Brookside Meadows. 2-Story Great Room Prairie Model three to four bedrooms, two to threeand- a-half baths, full basement, formal dining room, vaulted, tray or nine-foot first-floor ceilings, a large kitchen with custom maple cabinets, family room or great room, and concrete driveways. Depending on the home selected, other standard amenities can include a living room, den, dinette, a tray or vaulted ceiling in the master bedroom, and dual-zoned heating and air conditioning. Distinctive Home Builders offers a wide variety of styles and selections— buyers can choose among 12 different designs—each available in three to eight different elevations at Westgate Manor, including two-story and ranch homes. Square footages span 1,600 to 2,500 for ranches and 1,800 to 3,000 for two-story homes. “Most home shoppers feel there must be a trade off from getting what you need and what you want in a new home. With our new premium inclusions we have closed that gap significantly by including additional features that our buyers told us were most important to them,” said Nooner, who added that “now is the best time to buy, because you can still take advantage of preconstruction prices that range from the low $200s which makes this a terrific New home value.” Other premium standard features included at Westgate Manor are brick front exteriors on the first floor, free basements in most models, ceramic tile or hardwood floors in the kitchen, baths and foyer; and custom maple cabinets. Distinctive kitchen cabinets feature solid wood construction (no particle board), have solid wood drawers with dove tail joints, which is very rare in the marketplace. “When you build a new home with Distinctive, you truly are receiving a hand crafted home with custom made cabinets no matter what the price range,” noted Nooner. This year, Distinctive Home Builders is celebrating 30 years building thousands of homes throughout the Will and south Cook county areas. Distinctive Home Builders, an industry leading innovator, offers the fastest build times (90 working days) with a “Zero Punch list” closing policy. Prior to closing, each home undergoes an industry leading 100-point checklist to insure the home measures up to our high quality standards. Single-family 2-3BR townhome - The Lennan II, at Brookside Meadows. Exterior Prairie Model Customers stay connected to the progress of their home from start to finish through Distinctive’s unique construction portal. “Our customers simply download our Distinctive HomeBuilders app and they are in touch with their new home 24/7 from anywhere in the world. The app allows our customers to see the progress of their home and access their documents at any time,” Nooner explained. “Our customers really appreciate the integration of social media sites directly in our app allowing them to easily share photos and updates of their new home with family and friends,” he concluded. As a semi-custom builder, Distinctive Home Builders can modify any of its standard designs to cater to a customer’s tastes, which means that moving walls, adding extra windows or even extending the garage are all possible. Nooner added that “All our homes are highly energy efficient and will be built to the new National Energy Code guidelines. Every home we build has upgraded wall and ceiling insulation values with energy efficient windows and high efficiency furnaces. Before our customers take possession of their new home, we perform a blower door test to insure that each home passes a set of very stringent guidelines which insures that our homes are tight and energy efficient. Owning a more energy efficient means lower gas and electric bills for our customers each month.” Peotone was established in 1856 and offers tree-lined streets and a charming downtown area complete with diners, pizza parlors, cafes and pubs. In season there is a Farmer’s Market in front of the American Legion. Also the community has a popular Fall Fest in front of the famous Peotone Windmill; once a thriving flour mill that put Peotone on the map in the late 1800s. A Christmas in the Village Festival is another annual community event that concludes with a Lighted Parade at night. Peotone now has an estimated population of just over 4,000. Metra rail service is nearby providing commuters easy access to downtown Chicago. Westgate Manor is conveniently located within walking distance of the esteemed Peotone High School. The Westgate Manor new home offsite Sales and Information Center is located in Manhattan three miles south of Laraway Rd. on Rt. 52. at 16233 Pinto Lane, Manhattan, IL, 60422. Hours are daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed Wednesday and Thursday and they are always available by appointment. Specials, prices, specifications, standard features, model offerings, build times and lot availability are subject to change without notice. Please contact a Distinctive representative for current pricing and complete details. For more information, call (708) 479-7700 or (708) 737-9142 or visit