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2 | February 15, 2018 | The orland park prairie calendar opprairie.com In this week’s Prairie Business Briefs................8 Pet of the Week.............10 Photo Op......................10 Announcements.............10 Puzzles..........................29 Classifieds................ 32-41 Sports...................... 41-48 The Orland Park Prairie ph: 708.326.9170 fx: 708.326.9179 Editor Bill Jones, x20 firstname.lastname@example.org Sales director Dana Anderson, x17 email@example.com real estate sales Tricia Weber, x47 firstname.lastname@example.org business directory Sales Kellie Tschopp, x23 email@example.com Recruitment Advertising Jess Nemec, x46 firstname.lastname@example.org Legal Notices Jeff Schouten, x51 email@example.com PUBLISHER Joe Coughlin 847.272.4565, x16 firstname.lastname@example.org Managing Editor Bill Jones, x20 email@example.com president Andrew Nicks firstname.lastname@example.org EDITORIAL DESIGN DIRECTOR Nancy Burgan, x30 email@example.com 22 nd Century Media 11516 West 183rd Street Unit SW Office Condo #3 Orland Park, IL 60467 www.OPPrairie.com Chemical- free printing on 30% recycled paper circulation inquiries firstname.lastname@example.org The Orland Park Prairie (USPS #025604) is published weekly by 22nd Century Media, LLC, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3 Orland Park IL 60456. Periodical postage paid at Orland Park, IL and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send changes to: The Orland Park Prairie, 11516 W 183rd St SW #3, Orland Park, IL 60467 Published by www.22ndcenturymedia.com THURSDAY Brownie Bar and Pictionary 4-5 p.m. Feb. 15, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will play a friendly game of Pictionary while eating brownies with various toppings. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.thebri dgeteencenter.org. International Art - Brazil 4 p.m. Feb. 15, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Students grades 3-5 can travel the world, and explore art and artists from around the world. Registration required with child’s Orland Park Public Library card. Soul Cafe: Choose to Care (Girls Only) 5-6 p.m. Feb. 15, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will celebrate and discuss the diversity of beauty while decorating a potted cactus with inspirational words to take home. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter.org. Digitizing Your VHS Tapes 6 p.m. Feb. 15, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can save memories in a digital format using the equipment in the SMARLab to convert VHS to DVD. DIY Drop-In Decorative Decals 7 p.m. Feb. 15, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can join for decorative decal making to brighten up the home. All supplies provided. No registration required but space is limited. Priority is given to OPPL cardholders. FRIDAY Teen DIY Bath Boms 5 p.m. Feb. 16, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Teens grades 6-12 can learn how to make fizzy bath bombs and take them home and use them to de-stress, or give it to someone as a gift. Registration required with teen’s Orland Park Public Library card. Showcase - Clarence Goodman 7 p.m. Feb. 16, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Singer/ songwriter Clarence Goodman has taken the path of the American troubadour for a number of decades. He has been called a cross between Sam Cooke and Bob Dylan, and his original compositions span the breath of Americana, from pop to soul to folk. Bridge Winter Olympics & Rep Team USA w/Danger Scene 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 16, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will celebrate the Winter Olympics and participate in the Bridge’s very own Winter Olympic games. Enjoy live music from electronic band Danger Scene with free donuts and coffee from Dunkin’ Donuts. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteen center.org. SATURDAY Super Smash Bros. Tournament 1 p.m. Feb. 17, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Kindergarten through eighth-grade students can join this oneon-one tournament. Register to compete or drop in to watch and cheer. Registration required with teen’s Orland Park Public Library card. MONDAY Pages & Pastries Book Discussion 10 a.m. Feb. 19, Panera Bread, 15252 S. LaGrange Road. For adults. Off-site book discussion hosted by the Orland Park Public Library. Visitors can chat about the book of the month, “Cutting Back,” by Leslie Buck. New members always welcome. Books are available at the library for checkout. Family Bingo 3 p.m. Feb. 19, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. All ages can enjoy a round of BINGO on a day off of school. Children must have an adult present to play. Registration not required. Space is limited. Harmonica w/MG Bailey 5-6 p.m. Feb. 19, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will learn to play a tune on the harmonica with the One- Man-Band, Matt Bailey. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.thebri dgeteencenter.org. TUESDAY Adult Fiction/Nonfiction Book Discussion 10 a.m. Feb. 20, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can discuss “Dinner with Edward” by Isabel Vincent. Gmail Part 2 11:30 a.m. Feb. 20, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can set up a free email account. Prerequisite: mouse skills. Study Hacks 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 20, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will discover secret strategies to study more effectively, improving memory and preparing for tests and quizzes. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.theb ridgeteencenter.org. Murder, Mayhem, Mystery and the Birth of Motion Pictures 7 p.m. Feb. 20, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can travel back 120 years to the birth of motion pictures — an Industrial Revolution tale filled with international intrigue, mechanical marvels, fabulous flops and even some murder and mayhem, too. See rare clips of the earliest motion pictures and learn how inventors such as Edison established the path leading to today’s dazzling blockbusters. WEDNESDAY Mini Clay Pots 4-6 p.m. Feb. 21, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park. Students will mold, score, and build small pots using oven-bake polymer clay and incorporating unique textures, colors, and designs. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532- 0500 or visit www.thebri dgeteencenter.org. Understanding Hidden Medical Conditions 4:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 21, The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court. Students will gain knowledge and compassion for those living with diabetes, learning how to provide support for others living with medical conditions. This is a free event for teens in grades 7-12. For more information, call (708) 532-0500 or visit www.thebridgeteencenter. org. Beyond Gmail 6 p.m. Feb. 21, Orland Park Public Library, 14921 S. Ravinia Ave. Adults can learn about Google, Drive, Docs and Hangouts. Prerequisite: email account and Internet experience. UPCOMING Orland Reads @ Mariano’s 9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Mariano’s Cafe, 9504 W. 142nd St. Off-site book discussion hosted by the Orland Park Public Library. Discussion of “The Book That Matters Most” by Ann Hood, a selection of ALA Book Club Central. Books are available at the library for checkout. Coffee & Conversation 9-11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, Orland Fire Protection District Administration Building Board Room, 9790 W. 151st St. Orland Fire Protection District and Aishling Companion Home Care are to present on CPR. The guest speaker is retired Orland firefighter Chris Smith, who will provide instructions and information on the importance of knowing CPR in saving lives. The event is free of charge ad features coffee and snacks for attendees. ONGOING Leisure Plotters Club 12:30-2:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month, Orland Township, 14807 W. Ravinia Ave. All seniors are invited to join in for coffee, bingo and socialization. For more information, contact Alice at (708) 614-9202. The Leisure Plotters are to host their holiday party from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 13 at Orland Chateau. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the November meeting. The price includes family-style food service and entertainment. Have an item for calendar? Deadline is noon Thursdays. To submit an item to the calendar, contact Editor Bill Jones at (708) 326-9170 ext. 20 or email@example.com.
opprairie.com News the orland park prairie | February 15, 2018 | 3 Orland Park Village Board Police officer praised for going ‘above and beyond’ Officials debate LEDs vs. fluorescent options Jon DePaolis Freelance Reporter An Orland Park police officer was recognized Feb. 5 at the Village of Orland Park Board of Trustees meeting for going above and beyond the call of duty in order to help a resident. During the recognition portion of the meeting, Orland Park Police Chief Tim McCarthy presented Officer Phillip Glecier to the board members. McCarthy said around 9 a.m. on a January morning, Orland Park police received a call from a senior citizen about a “possible suspicious person near her home … because she saw some tracks in the snow.” McCarthy said Glecier was dispatched to the home, did an investigation and checked the area. While he did not find any signs that would indicate criminal activity, Glecier listened to the woman’s concerns about the lock on her storm door being broken. “Officer Glecier said he might be able to come by after work to fix that,” McCarthy recounted. “After work, he did. He went out and bought a lock for the door and new parts at the Home Depot. He came back and repaired the door for [the woman].” The resident wound up writing a letter thanking the police department and Glecier. “We don’t pat our officers on the backs enough for those types of things, for which we really do receive a lot of letters,” McCarthy said. Mayor Keith Pekau said he receives several of these types of letters, but he noted that this instance was “above and beyond.” “It demonstrates what all of our officers do — how you serve and protect,” Pekau said to Glecier. “I really want to thank you for your efforts on this.” Trustee Michael Carroll added that he has known Glecier since the officer was a community service officer with the police department. “This is not unusual [behavior] for Phil,” Carroll said. “When I was a Cub Scouts leader, he helped out our pack. He came out and talked to our kids and spent as much time with them as they wanted. He wasn’t onduty, but he came out after his patrol to help us out. This is what he does on a regular basis and what kind of a man he is.” McCarthy concluded the recognition by mentioning that Glecier also was honored at the police department’s awards ceremony. Round It Up A brief recap of action and discussion from the Feb. 5 meeting of the Orland Park Village Board. • Village Board members voted 6-0 to approve the creation of a new Technology Commission, which as described in a staff memo would provide suggestions about improvements to the Village’s technology and ways to use it to enhance Village services. • In another 6-0 vote, the board members approved changes to the Veterans Commission. Mayor Keith Pekau said these were made to “reflect what [the commission] is currently doing.” • The board members also voted 6-0 to eliminate the Senior Citizens Advisory Board, Community Relations Commission, and the Parking and Traffic Advisory Board. Pekau noted that these commissions had not been active in several years. Mayor wants to see more on lights before decision to switch Later in the meeting, the Village Board members voted 6-0 to approve a contract with CTS Group in an amount not to exceed $634,253 for Phase 2 projects. Trustee James Dodge was absent. The Village entered into an agreement with CTS Group in 2015 to evaluate Please see Village, 8