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8 | November 9, 2017 | The orland park prairie News Business Briefs Jiffy Lube in Orland Park to offer vets free oil changes On Veterans Day — Saturday Nov. 11, Jiffy Lube at 9254 W. 159th St. in Orland Park and at 12554 W. 159th St. in Homer Glen will be giving free oil changes to veterans with a military IDs as thanks for their service. Marquette Bank announces free homebuyer seminar for Orland Park Marquette Bank recently announced a free homebuyer seminar to be held from 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Marquette Bank located at 15959 108th Ave. in Orland Park. The seminar is to cover homebuying basics, including owning versus renting, the benefits of using a real estate agent, the home-buying WHEN ART IMITATES LIFE HONORING BULGARIA’S UPCOMING EU PRESIDENCY JANUARY–JUNE 2018 SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 7:30PM OZINGA CHAPEL IN PALOS HEIGHTS Vladigerov, Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony and Copland’s Symphony for Organ and Orchestra with Organist David Schrader Tickets from $25. Student and group tickets, too. Fees may apply. IPOMUSIC.ORG // 708.481.7774 Stilian Kirov, Music Director process, mortgage options, making an offer, the benefits of a home inspection, and other financial options, including free grants and down payment assistance for qualified buyers. The seminar is open to the public. Seating is limited. To register, call (708) 243-8990 or email dosulli Orland Square opens new children’s STEAM play area Orland Square recently opened a new children’s play area at Orland Square focusing on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics. The area was slated to open to the public Saturday, Nov. 4. It is approximately 1,800 square feet, with an open floor plan, creating an interactive environment for both children and parents alike. The STEAM play area features a variety of learning opportunities focused around core areas of children’s education, further reinforcing Orland Square’s commitment to the advancement of knowledge for children in the Orland Park community and surrounding areas. Located in the lower level JCPenney wing, the play area is near the carousel, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Journeys Kidz and Kids Foot Locker Fly Zone, creating a dedicated wing IPO ANNIVERSARY SEASON TH Sponsored by to children’s entertainment. Additionally, Orland Square has partnered with Prairie Art Studio, a community-based art studio offering creative after-school activities, to display more than a dozen pieces of local children’s art on a rotating, quarterly basis. Pathway to Living begins pre-leasing at senior housing community in Orland Pathway to Living — a Chicago-based developer, owner and operator of senior living communities — recently announced the start of pre-leasing at Heartis Village of Orland Park, a 96-unit assisted living and memory care community in Orland Park. The 89,622-square-foot property, which is being developed by Caddis Healthcare Real Estate, is expected to open in early 2018. Situated on a 3-acre parcel at 7420 W. 159th St., Heartis Village of Orland Park is to feature a mix of 72 assisted living apartments. Available floor plans, which range in size from 371-1,032 square feet, include one-bedroom/ one-bath, one-bedroomplus-den/one-bath and twobedroom/two-bath layouts, each with a kitchenette. The property also is to offer 24 memory care studios on the ground level in two layouts: one with a private shower and one with a shared shower. The studios’ square footage ranges from approximately 260-360 square feet. Residents of these units benefit from Pathway to Living’s A Knew Day memory support program. In addition to the residences, Heartis Village of Orland Park is to feature indoor and outdoor amenity space. Assisted living ame- Please see Business, 12 The best of the rest Orland Park’s next most creative still shine as Halloween contest runners-up Samantha Barry, 9, of Orland Park, used her hair as the tip of a crayon costume she entered for one of 22nd Century Media’s Halloween contests this year. Photos submitted Jade Hamilton, 15, of Orland Park, carved a pumpkin in the likeness of Sloth from the movie “Goonies” for her entry in the pumpkin carving contest. Carol Mozwecz, of Orland Park, submitted this photo for the Halloween costume contest.

® School the orland park prairie | November 9, 2017 | 9 The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student Sponsored by Marquette Bank Jack Enright, Center second-grader Jack Enright was chosen as The Orland Park Prairie’s Standout Student because of his academic accomplishments. What is one essential you must have when studying? One essential I must have when studying is quiet. I need quiet to concentrate and think. What do you like to do when not in school or studying? I like to play football for the Orland Park Pioneers and baseball for the Orland Youth Association. What is your dream job? I would love to be a professional baseball player. Pitcher is my favorite position. What are some of your most-played songs on your iPod? I like AC/DC songs — “TNT,” “Thunderstruck.” Other favorite songs are “Paradise City.” What is one thing people don’t know about you? People don’t know that I love “brackets,” like NCAA basketball playoff brackets, football and baseball playoff brackets, anything! Whom do you look up to? My parents, because they work hard but always have time for me. Photo submitted What do you keep under your bed? I keep a lot of toys under my bed, like my army guys and my electronic football game. Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. [Jane] Karpinski, because she is nice and she teaches me a lot of good stuff. What’s your favorite class? My favorite class is gym, because we jog and get to play sports. What’s one thing that stands out about your school? My school hosts a lot of neat activities, like author visits. This year, we already had Tad Hills and David Biedrzycki. What’s your best memory from school? My best memory from school was going to Brookfield Zoo on a field trip in first grade. I really loved the dolphin show with my friends. Standout Student is a weekly feature for The Orland Park Prairie. Nominations come from Orland Park area schools. School News Moraine Valley Community College Rizza Ford service director talks to auto tech students Students enrolled in Moraine Valley Community College’s Automotive Technology Program networked with Chicago area automobile dealers to discuss future career opportunities in their dealerships. To prepare, students worked with the college’s Job Resource Center to create a resume to give to each of the service managers. David Claster, service director at Joe Rizza Ford in Orland Park, talked about the need for employees who have a passion for the automotive industry. Instructor Bob Faoro said the school is to host a similar event again in the future. Western Kentucky University Student from Orland among those who contributed to success for White Squirrel Weather White Squirrel Weather is an applied research, professional service-learning initiative that leverages expertise within the Western Kentucky University Meteorology Program to provide real-time hyperlocal weather observations and forecasts for the WKU campus community. At its launch in October 2016, the infrastructure consisted of one automated weather station, located on top of the Environmental Science and Technology Building. One student coded the website that broadcasts a 2-minute update cycle of campus weather data, including temperature, moisture, humidity, pressure and wind, along with the campus and sky view from the roof of Van Meter Hall. Another student maintained the group’s social media presence on Twitter. A year later, the success of the White Squirrel Weather operation is demonstrated via a variety of community partnerships and services that elevate the WKU community with regard to weather-related decisions that have a positive impact on the health and safety of university students, staff, faculty and visitors. The daily operation of White Squirrel Weather is now driven by 19 undergraduate students, one Gatton Academy student and one graduate student. The student sectors of the operation include four general forecasters, among them Kelli McShane, of Orland Park. Compiled by Editor Bill Jones, THERE’S A BETTER WAY TO ADVERTISE THIS HOLIDAY SEASON CONTACT The Orland Park Prairie DANA ANDERSON 708.326.9170 ext. 17