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Nearly New Resale

Ribbon-Cutting

4:30 p.m. Thursday, May

9, 9995 W. Lincoln Highway,

Frankfort. Nearly

New Resale is a nonprofit

store that supports Noonan

Elementary Academy. The

ribbon-cutting ceremony

will celebrate the store’s

10-year anniversary. Nearly

New opened its doors in

May 2009 in the hopes of

providing a fun place for

the community to shop and

a source of income for the

private school, which is

supported 100 percent by

the parents and guardians

of the children that attend

Noonan.

Teen Advisory Board (Gr.

6-12)

6-7 p.m. Thursday, May

9, Frankfort Public Library,

21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Need

volunteer hours for school,

church, scouts, or just need

something to do? Join the

TAB and earn volunteer

hours just for helping us

out.

FRIDAY

Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival Fundraiser

6-10 p.m. Friday, May

10, CD&ME, 23320 S. La

Grange Road, Frankfort.

Help support the International

Award Winning

2019 Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival by attending the

annual fundraiser. The

cost is $40 in advance

or $45 at the door. Entrance

includes music by

three bands, a food buffet,

drinks from sponsors,

raffles and more. Reserve

your advance will-call

ticket at Down Home Guitars

or go to www.frankfortbluegrassfest.com.

The

Frankfort Bluegrass Festival

is a free two day nonfor-profit

event in downtown

Frankfort on July 13

and July 14 is only made

possible by donations and

sponsorships.

SATURAY

Geranium, Herb and Book

Sale

9 a.m. May 11, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Join the

Friends of the Frankfort

Library for this sale, which

will last until the plants

run out. The book sale will

run from 9 a.m. to noon.

Disability Fair

10 a.m.-2 p.m., May 11,

Lincolnway Special Recreation

Association, 1900

Heather Glen Drive, New

Lenox. Join the LWSRA

at a one-stop spot to learn

about disability services in

the Lincoln-way area. This

free resource fair is open

to parents, guardians, family

members, teachers and

therapists looking for disability

services in the Lincoln-Way

area. For more

information, visit www.

LWSRA.org.

SUNDAY

Library closure

All day May 12, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. The library

is closed for Mother’s

Day.

MONDAY

Nonfiction at Night

7-8 p.m. May 13,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort.

Join us on Monday evenings

to discuss a broad

selection of nonfiction.

This month’s selection is

“Maus: a Survivor’s Tale I:

My Father Bleeds History”

by Art Spiegelman. This is

the first installment of the

Pulitzer Prize-winning

graphic novel acclaimed

as “the most affecting and

successful narrative ever

done about the Holocaust”

SW

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(Wall Street Journal) and

“the first masterpiece in

comic book history” (The

New Yorker). Copies of

this month’s selection will

be available at the library.

Call (815) 534-6173 for

more information or to

register.

TUESDAY

Top Shelf Tuesdays

7-8 p.m. May 14, Frankfort

Public Library District,

21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. This

month we will discuss

“There, There” by Tommy

Orange. In this debut novel,

Orange writes about the

complex lives of Native

Americans. Set during the

Big Oakland Powwow,

characters, young and old,

are drawn together and

pulled apart for various

and complex reasons: violence,

love, tradition, money,

family, and more. Call

(815) 534-6173 for more

information, or to register.

Excel 2013 Pivot Tables

and More

7-8:30 p.m. May 14,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. A pivot

table is a tool that allows

you to reorganize and

summarize large amounts

of data to obtain a desired

report. Take a look at pivot

tables and other Excel tips

& tricks in this hands-on

class. Registrants should

be familiar with fundamentals

of Excel. Please

note: FPLD cardholders

have priority registration.

Non-FPLD patrons can register

one week prior to the

class. Register online or call

(815) 534-6173.

WEDNESDAY

Stenciled Tea Towels with

the Silhouette Cutter

7-8:30 p.m. May 15,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. Decorate

two tea towels using stencils

made with our Silhouette

Cameo cutter. All supplies

are provided. Please

note: Frankfort Library

card holders have priority

registration. Non-FPLD

patrons may register one

week prior to each session.

A non-refundable $10 supply

is required and payable

online at time of registration

or at the Circulation

Desk. All fees must be paid

prior to program start time.

Register online or call (815)

534-6173.

UPCOMING

It’s a Teen Book Club (Gr.

6-12)

6-7 p.m. Thursday, May

16, Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S.

Pfeiffer Road, Frankfort.

Teens discuss their monthly

reads, be it something awesome

or something lame.

This month’s selection is

“Broken Things” by Lauren

Oliver.

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Community Garden

7 p.m. Thursday, May 16,

Frankfort United Methodist

Church, 215 Linden Drive

in Frankfort. Join Frankfort

United Methodist Church

to meet about purchasing a

garden plot. The sites will

be onsite, and the church

will be reviewing sizes,

costs and rules of the road

for this exciting venture.

Library closure

All day Friday, May 17,

Frankfort Public Library

District, 21119 S. Pfeiffer

Road, Frankfort. The library

is closed for staff inservice.

Hickory Creek Middle

School Spring Musical

7 p.m. Friday, May 17;

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday,

May 18; and 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 19, Hickory

Creek Middle School,

22150 W. 116th Ave.,

Frankfort. Hickory Creek

students will perform their

version of “Beauty and

the Beast.” The show will

be presented by the Hickory

Creek Middle School

choral department and

directed by teacher Leslie

Walton with Cynthia

Corso Heath as the assistant

director. This production

will mark the school’s

23rd musical. Tickets are

$6 each and can be purchased

at the door or in

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Cinco de Mayo event benefits

KidsWork Children’s Museum

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

State Rep. Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) touches a

plasma ball Friday, May 3, during a Cinco de Mayo

fundraiser for KidsWork Children’s Museum at CD&ME

in Frankfort.

Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

At the Friday, May 3

fundraiser for KidsWork

Children’s Museum,

guests were immediately

drawn to the table with the

plasma globes.

When guests touched

the glass with their hands,

their hair stood on end,

giving them a taste of what

a child might experience

during a trip to the Frankfort

museum.

Now in its 10th year, the

annual fundraiser was held

at CD & ME with a Cinco

de Mayo theme. More than

65 gift baskets were lined

up for auction.

“We’re here to support

the museum 100 percent,”

Frankfort resident Stacy

Holland said. She and her

husband, Frankfort Mayor

Jim Holland, have hosted

the museum fundraiser for

the last five years.

“This year, there is a

great display where everybody

can vote on,” Stacy

Holland said. “You place a

dollar in the container, and

that will tell the board the

exhibit that they’re most

interested in for the museum

to purchase.”

Erica Petro, of Mokena,

who teaches a Zumbini

class at KidsWork, was the

chairperson for the fundraising

event.

“We have about 10

people on our fundraising

committee, who are

all volunteers,” Petro said.

“They have done so much

work before this night,

such as the marketing,

getting sponsorships and

much more. A goal is to

bring in the funds to purchase

more STEM exhib-

Brothers Miguel (left) and Diego Lucero, from the group

Cielito Lindo, perform at the Cinco de Mayo fundraiser.

its like the wind tubes. My Basso shared the same

hope with this fundraiser passion for the museum.

is that it benefits the community.”

little, we were members

“When my kids were

Petro added she hoped of the museum and went

children would benefit a lot,” Basso said. “When

form the play-based learning

offered at the museum. er, they didn’t want to go

my children got a little old-

“We want to bring more because there weren’t any

to them at KidsWork,” she exhibits geared towards

said. “If you can bring the older ages. That’s what

your child to a museum,

we’re doing with this fundraiser

… purchas[ing]

it’s so beneficial for them.

They just imitate life;

exhibits that are geared for

that’s how they learn. It’s

older aged kids.”

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to grow into.”

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Frankfort rally opposes proposed State abortion bills

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Representatives from Illinois

organizations against

abortion criticized proposed

State legislation that

aims to increase abortion

access during a Sunday,

May 5 rally at Peace Community

Church in Frankfort.

Speakers at the Rescue

the Babies Rally, which

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Attendees were encouraged

to speak out against

two Illinois House bills,

whether through signing

petitions, contacting

State legislators directly or

spreading the word through

their churches and other

community organizations.

House Bill 2467 would

repeal a 1995 law requiring

parental notification for

minors to have an abortion,

while House Bill 249 aims

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Among other changes,

House Bill 2495 would

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1975, which created criminal

penalties for performing

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Supporters of the proposed

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Planned Parenthood of Illinois,

argue the bills would

increase women’s autonomy

and reproductive freedom,

while opponents such

as the speakers at Sunday’s

rally claim the bills go too

far in repealing restrictions

on abortion.

Anderson, the youth pastor,

told attendees the Bible

took a “very clear” stance

on abortion.

“The Lord sees value

in every single human

life, even from within the

womb, because all people

are created in the image of

God from the point of conception,”

he said.

He urged attendees

to pray to “change the

hearts” of legislators seeking

to pass the bills, stay

informed about decisions

being made in Illinois and

vote accordingly.

“This is not just an intellectual

battle — this is a

spiritual battle,” Anderson

said.

Knorr said Illinois Right

to Life was confident the

bills could be defeated in

the House and said she had

seen an “absolutely incredible”

response from Illinois

residents participating in

rallies against the proposed

legislation.

“In addition to protecting

the unborn, we are also here

to return to these women in

our state some of the dignity

that they’ve lost, and really

show them the mercy

that they are worthy of, that

we believe they are worthy

of as Christians,” Knorr

said.

McDermed encouraged

attendees to keep putting

pressure on lawmakers.

“It’s easy to get tired,

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Ashley Veitkos (left) and Heidi Nagel, both of Tinley

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Mary Pat Ambrosino, CEO of the nonprofit Community

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Frankfort firefighters raise funds for local families

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Members of the Frankfort

Fire Protection District Local

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Muscular Dystrophy Association,

will fan out across

the Frankfort area with boots

in hand, asking pedestrians,

motorists, customers and

other passersby to make a

donation to MDA for the fire

fighters’ annual Fill the Boot

fundraising campaign, which

will take place Friday, May

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Center Road and Sauk Trail,

Nebraska Street and Elsner

Road, Colorado Avenue and

Pfeiffer Road and Nebraska

and White streets.

For 65 years, firefighters

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to help the Muscular Dystrophy

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transform the lives of children

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dystrophy, ALS and

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Lincoln-Way welding

teacher Daymon Gast

won $38,000 worth of

welding equipment after

being the leading vote

getter in a competition

held by Miller Welding,

but to Gast, the recognition

that the program got

from it, is worth more

than the prize package.

Miller Welding held

a competition called

“Who’s Building You,”

where teachers were

nominated by peers for

their work as a teacher as

to why they were deserving

of the prize.

Former East and Central

student Codey Underwood

nominated

Gast. Gast was one of

459 teachers nominated.

The final voting was

narrowed down to a top

three, where Gast won by

50 percent of the votes.

“I was honored and excited

that a student would

remember me for this opportunity

being a year out

of school,” Gast said.

Underwood is now a

Daymon Gast assess sophomore Tommy Schaaf’s work

in class Wednesday, April 24 at Lincoln-Way Central.

Gast said it is tough to get the students out of the shop

when the period is up. Sean Hastings/22nd Century Media

first year apprentice in the

597 Pipefitters program.

“He really had done

things right,” Gast said

about Underwood taking

advantage of what the

Lincoln-Way programs

offered. “He was a shining

example of how Lincoln-Way

and this program

can help students.”

Gast’s welding classes

have become so popular

that he now teaches them

all day to accommodate

for the amount of students

wanting to be in it.

Broker - Management Team

“10”

“The prizes are nice

and we’ll utilize those

quite well,” Gast said.

“But the recognition that

it gives the program is

important and when a student

goes out and interviews

and they see on an

interview application that

they went through our

program, that’s going to

help a student and ought

to give them a leg up.”

He also noted the importance

of having skilled

workers in the workforce

and how the numbers

have declined slightly

lately.

In class on April 24,

students were working

toward finishing up a

number of different projects

and Gast took the

time to check on each student,

assessing their work

and helping them if they

needed it.

And for senior students

Vaughn Clymer and Wyatt

Grady, to see their

teacher be properly recognized

for the work he

puts in, was nice to see.

It was clear that Gast’s

class is something the

two graduating seniors

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D157-C students explore culinary talents

Submitted by Frankfort

School D157-C

This year’s Creative Arts

Night provided Frankfort

School District 157-C students

with a culinary experience

April 11 at Grand

Prairie Elementary School.

The event was presented

by the D157-C Family

School Partnership, or

FSP, and organized by Tina

Kohler, past FSP president.

“So many kids are

watching cake decorating

contests and baking shows

on TV,” Kohler said. “I

thought, ‘What if we turned

this event into a culinary

experience and held a cake

decorating contest?’”

A total of 66 students

participated in a cake decorating

contest at the event,

with a maximum of nine

students per grade level.

In grades where more than

nine students signed up to

participate, the FSP drew

names to determine contestants.

Students each received

two round cakes to stack

and decorate with white icing

and two other colors of

their choosing, prepared in

piping bags with star and

round tips. The young cake

decorators let their creativity

shine by making designs

such as roses, stars, hearts

and more on their cakes.

Some even wrote

their names in icing on

the cakes.

School principals and

D157-C Board of Education

members Gina Briese,

Edie Adamski, Edith Lutz

and Larry Kociolek judged

the contest based on color

combinations, neatness and

design.

The first-place winners

were kindergartner Lukas

Chmura, first-grader

Molly Langlands, secondgrader

Julianna Scariano,

third-grader Elsie Thomas,

Kindergartner Cora Anello participates in the cake

decorating contest April 11 at the Frankfort School

District 157-C Family School Partnership’s Creative Arts

Night: A Culinary Experience. Photo submitted

fourth-grader Kate Boender,

fifth-grader Sophie

Banninga, sixth-grader

Abby Stabrawa, seventhgrader

Madelyn Dryier

and eighth-grader Ryan

Hussey. Second-place winners

were kindergartner

Tyler Chmura, first-grader

Emma Michor, secondgrader

Molly Shanahan,

third-grader Lexi Darnell,

fourth-grader Audrey

Gleason, fifth-grader Paige

Osborne, sixth-grader Olivia

Baran, seventh-grader

Tony Mazziotta and eighthgrader

Rudy Gnade.

First-place winners received

a 110-piece cake

decorating set, and secondplace

winners received a

gift certificate for a free

bundlet from Nothing

Bundt Cakes.

In addition to witnessing

the cake decorating contest,

attendees could view

frosting-making demonstrations

by Christine Fenlon,

cookie-decorating and

macaroon-making demonstrations

by Julie Kreyenbuehl,

fruit centerpiecemaking

demonstrations

by Megan Levy, tamalemaking

demonstrations by

Laura Maldonado and Cecelia

Martinez, demonstrations

of how to use cooking

tools by Pampered Chef

Consultant Gail Hanks,

pasta-making demonstrations

by Lisa Podlesak, pizza-making

demonstrations

by Pizza Mia and cakedecorating

demonstrations

by Farmhouse Academy,

as well as presentations

on kitchen safety by the

Frankfort Fire Protection

District and nutrition by

Desiree Lavin.

Additionally, Berkot’s

donated 600 sugar cookies

to the event so every student

could decorate cookies,

and Jewel-Osco donated

a $50 gift card to help

the FSP purchase items for

the event.

“I hope students walk

away with a bit more experience

on how to make

something and that they

had fun,” Kohler said.

“The FSP is all about having

families come together

to learn something but have

fun while they’re at it.”

The frankfort station’s

Standout Student

Sponsored by Marquette Bank

Madison Glatz,

Lincoln-Way East

High School senior

Madison Glatz was

chosen as this week’s

Standout Student for her

academic excellence

What is one essential you

must have when studying?

I color coordinate everything.

I have highlighters

and pens in every shade

imaginable. Before any

big test, I like to go back

and rewrite all my notes

in different colors because

I remember information

better that way.

What do you like to do

when not in school or

studying?

I’ve always enjoyed

running and I just started

running competitively this

past year for track and

cross country. In addition,

when I’m not reading for

homework, I love to read

on my own.

What is your dream job?

My dream job would be

an interdisciplinary career

combining both political

science and psychology. I

hope to work in Washington,

D.C., for one of the

various government agencies,

such as the Department

of Justice, where I

could learn more about

how psychology is implemented

in legal processes

and have a voice in the decisions

that determine how

our society functions.

What are some of your

most played songs on your

iPod?

Photo submitted

I listen to a ton of different

songs depending

on what I’m doing at the

moment. When I study I

listen to classical music

to stay focused, but while

I’m running I usually like

to listen to rap because it

motivates me to keep moving.

And, since I’m a huge

history nerd, Hamilton is

always a part of my rotation.

What is one thing people

don’t know about you?

Most people don’t know

that I actually attended

grade school at St. Mary

Mokena. My graduating

class only had 60 people,

so it was a really big adjustment

to come to East

where there are more people

in the hallway during a

passing period than there

were in my entire grade

school.

Whom do you look up to

and why?

I look up to my mom because

she is the strongest

and most selfless person

I know. She always puts

me and my brother first no

matter what. Even while

she underwent chemotherapy

two years ago she

continued to make sure

we had rides home from

school everyday and that

we kept up our grades. She

always motivates me to try

my hardest at everything

I do and has made sure I

never give up even when it

gets tough.

Who is your favorite

teacher and why?

My favorite teacher is

Mr. Olson, who I had my

sophomore year for AP

U.S. History. I looked forward

to hearing his lectures

everyday, especially when

he dressed up as Thomas

Jefferson, and doing different

hands-on projects like

the Civil War baseball cards

and our 1920’s Famous

Icon Poster contest. Mr. Olson

and his class are what

first got me thinking of majoring

in political science.

What’s your favorite class

and why?

My favorite class is AP

Psychology because I love

learning about why we act

how we do. Mrs. Jacobucci

always works to engage the

class; we’ve made neurons

out of candy and brain caps

that we wore during our

neuroscience unit. Not only

am I already feeling prepared

for the AP exam, but

I am able to recognize the

psychology topics we learn

in class in my everyday life.

What’s your best memory

from school?

My best memory from

school is our yearbook Distribution

Day. I have been

a member of the yearbook

staff since my sophomore

year and Distribution Day

is when we finally get to reveal

the book we have been

working on for nine months

to the entire student body.

We get to school at 5:45

a.m. and, with lots of caffeine,

spend the entire day

in the auditorium handing

out yearbooks to students.

It’s such an exciting feeling

to finally be able to show

off our hard work to everyone

because we keep it a

secret all year.

Standout Student is a weekly

feature in The Station.

Nominations come from

Frankfort schools.


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the frankfort station | May 9, 2019 | 13

Nearly New Resale in Frankfort

to celebrate 10-year anniversary

Submitted by Nearly New

Resale

Nearly New Resale

Shop, located at 9995

W. Lincoln Highway in

Frankfort, is a nonprofit

store that supports Noonan

Elementary Academy,

an independent Catholic

school located in Mokena.

Nearly New opened its

doors in May of 2009 in

the hopes of providing a

fun place for the community

to shop and a source

of income for the private

school, which is supported

100 percent by the parents

and guardians of the children

who attend the academy.

“Our mission is to provide

moral and financial

support to Noonan Academy

where tomorrow’s

leaders are being spiritually

and morally formed

in the Catholic faith,” said

Kim Townsend, who has

voluntarily managed the

shop since it opened in

2009. It is a mission that

not only Townsend fully

believes in, but also the

Noonan volunteers who

assist in running the shop.

“It truly takes many

hearts and hands to make

Nearly New the success

that it is,” Townsend said.

“Our volunteers’ time and

dedication go towards supporting

the scholarship

program at Noonan Academy.”

Nearly New Resale will

be celebrating its 10-year

anniversary at 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 9, with a

ribbon-cutting ceremony

by the Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce, reception

and raffle.

“Our founder, Dr. Roberta

Noonan, came up

with the idea of opening

a resale shop to benefit

not only the academy but

also the community,“ said

Joseph Dunn, principal of

Noonan Academy. “She

hand-drew the layout of the

store, personally drove the

box truck around to newly

closed stores to secure fixtures

for the resale shop

and utilized the knowledge

she gained from being on

the board of directors for

the Crisis Center of South

Suburbia and assisting

with their resale shop to

help lay the foundation for

Nearly New.”

Dunn considers it a privilege

to have scholarships

to give away, thanks to

Nearly New.

“One of our ongoing

efforts is to pair up with

other non-profit organizations

in the Lincoln-Way

area,” Townsend said. “We

would love to form a partnership

with a local organization

to assist them in

helping those reliant upon

them.”

In the past, Nearly New

has donated items to local

high schools for drama

productions, clothing to

South Suburban PADS,

warm weather items to be

assembled into backpacks

to be distributed to the

homeless in Chicago and

linens to PAWS. From furniture

to decor and kitchen

items to linens, Nearly

New has items that will

allow families in need to

set up their new home.

The shop also has family

items such as clothing,

shoes, backpacks and toys.

Nearly New is looking for

an organization that assists

with job placement to provide

professional men’s

and women’s clothing for

job interviews.

Nearly New is looking

for a local organization

that is currently accepting

these types of items to repurpose

into angel gowns,

which are given for free to

grieving families. Affiliation

with a local hospital

is preferred. Additionally,

the shop offers the opportunity

to assist with transitional

work programs and

is looking to partner with

a company that gives its

employees the opportunity

to transition back into

work. Nonprofits interested

in forming a partnership

should contact NNRe

sale@gmail.com.

The shop offers a wide

variety of merchandise, including

nearly new clothing,

shoes, and jewelry to

home electronics, toys,

books and furniture. It is

also the only shop that carries

the full line of Rethunk

Junk paint and supplies, in

addition to offering classes

on-site for DIY-ers out

there.

Nearly New Resale is

open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday through Saturday

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welding

From Page 8

Guests mingle and examine gift baskets offered at the

fundraiser. Photo by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

well. We want to see the

eight-12 year old group

come back to the museum.”

According to Underwood,

will never forget.

“[I’ll remember] his

whole class; there’s no

dull moment in his class,”

Grady said.

“He’s a great teacher,

from working on the

smoker to learning pipe

and he wants to get us

certified by the end of

the year on certain parts,”

Clymer said. “The three

years that I’ve been in

this class, it’s hard to

say anything bad about

it.”

Students, community

members, other teachers

and fellow welders all

rallied behind Gast with

voting on Facebook after

Gast posted a video

of himself detailing what

the competition was. He

received over 80 Facebook

requests during the

week of the competition.

“I was pretty proud of

him,” Grady said. “It’s

a pretty big accomplishment,

I’d say, for New

Lenox and the welding

community.”

Clymer built off what

Grady said saying that

it benefits everyone because

it gives them recognition

as well as equipment

they need.

The “coolest” piece of

equipment in the prize

package is the augmented

virtual welding system,

Gast said.

The system allows the

students to weld without

striking an arc and it

gives feedback through

its technology sensors. It

can generate a report and

tell the student how they

performed with the weld

using the machine.

“In the big scope of

things, you can save

money without using

electricity and consumables,

but if the student

is struggling on learning

a particular process in the

shop and can’t get over

that hump with an actual

arc weld, they can come

into the classroom, weld

on the machine and it will

give an assessment,” Gast

said.

Gast said it’s like having

another teacher in the

classroom that can provide

input. It is valued at

$22,000, Gast said.

“We would never be

able to afford that without

the award,” Gast said.

“It wouldn’t even be a

thought.”

Students like Grady

and Clymer will only be

the programs will begin this

summer. For more information,

visit www.kidsworkchildrensmuseum.org.

able to use the new equipment

for a few weeks as

it was set to arrive earlier,

but for everyone else,

Gast hopes it gives them

a little more exposure to

ready them for post high

school.

But as the two said,

they are hoping to be certified

by the end of the

year, and are just glad

their teacher is receiving

more recognition.

“In my opinion, he deserves

it for teaching all

of us,” Clymer said. “He

doesn’t really get rewarded

other than this being

his job. So I think it was

something he deserved in

a way.”

Gast joked that he felt

like he was running a political

campaign trying

to get people to vote for

him.

“It was fun,” he said.

“I’ve got a new respect

for anyone running for

political office.”

He added that it was a

bit of a relief to have that

week over with, but is excited

for the program to

continue to grow.

And if there is anyone

that wants to learn more

about the trades, he said

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At 2:30 p.m. Tuesday,

May 21, Summit Hill

School District 161 will

hold a meeting at the

Mary Drew Administrative

Center, 20100 S.

Spruce Drive in Frankfort.

The purpose of the

meeting is to discuss how

students with disabilities

who attend private and

home schools within the

district will be served by

D161 during the 2019-

2020 school year.

In accordance with

the requirements of the

federal Individuals with

Disabilities Act, public

school districts must

spend a portion of their

Federal Part B special

education funds in order

to provide identified

students with disabilities

who attend private and

home schools with opportunities

to equitably

participate in special education

services offered by

the district. As part of

that process, the district

must conduct a public

meeting in order to discuss

its plans to fulfill

that responsibility for the

coming school year. In

addition, the district will

share information about

how students with suspected

disabilities can access

the process offered

by our district to screen

and evaluate those suspected

disabling conditions.

Residents with any

questions or concerns

in advance of the meeting

are asked to contact

Bridget Nolan at (815)

469-9103.

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Police reports

Man accused of stealing vehicle

A Bourbonnais man faces

multiple criminal charges

after allegedly stealing a

vehicle at a gas station in

Frankfort on April 30.

Brian A. Sundstrom, 30,

of 15 St. George Road in

Bourbonnais, was charged

with felony motor vehicle

theft, motor vehicle burglary

and theft.

Frankfort Deputy Police

Chief Kevin Keegan said

officers were dispatched

to the Speedway gas station

at 11151 W. Lincoln

Highway in reference to

a stolen motor vehicle in

progress. Dispatch advised

the vehicle, a white 2018

Chevrolet Silverado with

black rims, left the gas station

traveling eastbound

on Lincoln Highway. The

vehicle’s owner told police

he left the truck running,

unsecured, with the keys

in the ignition while he

was inside the store.

Officers reviewed the

gas station’s video footage

of the event, and one officer

recognized Sundstrom,

Keegan said.

Sundstrom was later located

walking in the area

of Williamsburg Trail and

Concord Avenue, and the

missing vehicle was discovered

near 108th Avenue and

Pioneer Trail, Keegan said.

A search of Sundstrom’s

person by an officers reportedly

revealed the owner’s

cellphone and a key

fob to the vehicle.

April 27

• Bret Lessard, 33, of 1416

Cherrywood Lane in New

Lenox, was cited in the

area of Lincoln Highway

and Pfeiffer Road for alleged

DUI and failure to

reduce speed to avoid an

accident.

Keegan said officers were

dispatched to the area following

a report of a vehicular

collision with injuries.

Police saw two crashed

vehicles, a Jeep and a Kia,

on the north side of the intersection,

and the Jeep’s

passenger wheels were

over the curb and off the

roadway.

According to Keegan, the

Kia was traveling westbound

on Lincoln Highway

just before reaching

Pfeiffer Road and the Jeep

crashed into the rear of

the Kia. The Jeep’s driver

reportedly exited the vehicle

but left the vehicle in

drive, causing the Jeep to

collide with the rear of the

Kia a second time.

The driver of the Jeep,

identified as Lessard, allegedly

had glassy and

bloodshot eyes, smelled of

an alcoholic beverage and

failed sobriety testing.

April 14

• A wallet and sunglasses

reportedly were stolen

at Ryan’s Pub at 7928

W. Lincoln Highway. A

40-year-old woman told

Will County Sheriff’s Office

deputies the items

were taken while she was

at the bar celebrating her

birthday. The wallet reportedly

contained the

woman’s driver’s license,

ID and five credit cards.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The

Frankfort Station’s Police Reports

are compiled from official

reports found online on

the Frankfort Police Department’s

website or releases

issued by the department and

other agencies. Individuals

named in these reports are

considered innocent of all

charges until proven guilty in

a court of law.

FROM THE ORLAND PARK PRAIRIE

Celebrating 50: Orland Fire

dedication paves way for

open house in July

Throughout the past 50

years, the Orland Fire Protection

District has grown

from a volunteer fire department

into a full-time

district with high accolades.

And with its 50th anniversary

upon it, Orland

Fire is focusing on its beginnings.

To begin its 50th anniversary

festivities, Orland

Fire hosted a dedication

ceremony April 27, honoring

past members.

“Each vehicle has a

plaque on the side, and our

goal here is to remember

our history,” Fire Chief Michael

Schofield said prior

to the event.

Several past members

were honored April 27.

Among them was Art

Granat Jr., who accepted the

honor for himself and his

late father, Art Granat Sr.

OFPD dedicated its newest

fire truck to the father

and son. Granat Sr. was the

first elected fire chief when

it was a volunteer department.

And Granat Jr. spent

38 years as a firefighter for

Orland Fire.

The department also

dedicated a new ambulance

to Donald Piscitello,

who served Orland Fire

from 1994-2011. He died

in 2016.

Finally, Orland Fire

dedicated its new Legacy

Lane, a wall within the administrative

building that

features images of all the

retired OFPD firefighters.

The wall was dedicated to

the two retired firefighters

who made it possible: Dan

Schloegel and Dan Smith.

Reporting by Amanda Del

Buono, Freelance Reporter.

For more, visit OPPrairie.

com.

FROM THE LOCKPORT LEGEND

Tragedy begets comedy

during Limestone Stage’s ‘I

Hate Shakespeare’

The histories, tragedies

and comedies of William

Shakespeare have caused

countless theatergoers to

contemplate the meaning

of life and love. Limestone

Stage added laughter to that

list with its latest production,

“I Hate Shakespeare.”

The Steph DeFeriepenned

play found the

works of The Bard reimagined

and mined for humor

during a series of performances

held April 25-28

at the Lockport Township

Building. A texting Juliet,

zombie-hunted Richard III

and more had fans in tears

as a result of laughing,

from start to finish.

First-time Limestone

Stage cast member Josh

Funneman played Hamlet

throughout the night both

in the traditional sense and

as Shakespeare’s greatest

defender against the harsh

criticism of an Unhappy

Person played by Sabrina

Mangan. He served as a

narrator of sorts, introducing

scenes while illustrating

the many ways Shakespearean

themes are still

relevant today.

Limestone Stage Artistic

Director Kit Lindblom explained

that each year the

group presents a “spring

classic.” Past performances

have included “The Taming

of the Shrew,” “The Importance

of Being Earnest”

and “The Seagull.”

Reporting by Laurie Fanelli,

Freelance Reporter. For

more, visit LockportLegend.

com.

FROM THE MOKENA MESSENGER

Passion for pooches

inspires Mokena pet stylist

The dog days of summer

may still be months away,

but a new spot in Mokena

can let pooches get a head

start on their summer hairstyles.

Bone-ita — located at

11600 Francis Road, Unit

C3, in Mokena — held its

grand opening and open

house April 28, where

community members and

their canine companions

got a look at the pet-styling

shop and were served some

treats.

Kristin Anaya, owner of

Bone-ita, got started in the

dog-grooming profession

straight out of high school

and has continued with her

passion for nearly the past

20 years.

“A lot of my friends were

going off to college and I

wasn’t sure what I wanted

to do,” Anaya said. “I’ve

always loved animals. I

thought about possibly being

a vet tech, but I just

didn’t think I could deal

with the sad stuff. So, I

heard of a grooming school

in Homer Glen, which was

close to home, so I went

there.”

Since then, Anaya has

worked with other pet

groomers, most recently

in Frankfort at Hair of the

Dog, and even competed

in dog-grooming shows,

at which she specialized in

miniature poodle styling.

Reporting by T.J. Kremer

III, Editor. For more, visit

MokenaMessenger.com.

FROM THE TINLEY JUNCTION

Grade-school project has

kept Tinley Park family

smiling for more than 20

years

Most Mother’s Day gifts

have a short shelf life: A

card displayed for a month;

flowers that last a week; a

nice, two-hour meal.

For one Tinley Park family,

however, a simple plant

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“This afternoon, members of the District in

conjunction with the Will County Sherriff’s

Department put on a demonstration at Lincoln

Way East. The purpose of the demonstration

was to show the potential consequences

of drinking and driving to some of

the students. This is turning into an annual

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From the Editor

Supporting the arts is a community effort

nuria mathog

Editor

nfyn

From Page 18

is a gift that has kept giving

for more than 20 years.

As a young student at

Christa McAuliffe Elementary

School, Amanda

Meyers — a 30-year-old

English teacher these days

— painted a pot, put a

plant in it and gave it to her

mother, Trish, as a Mother’s

Day present. The plant

is still going and bringing

smiles to the family all

these years later.

The Meyers family is

not 100 percent sure when

the plant entered their lives

— Amanda’s third-grade

year is their best bet. But

Trish fondly recalls receiving

it.

“She came home and

was all excited but had to

wait to give me it,” Trish

said. “She was wondering

what my reaction would

be. I was over the moon,

of course, and she broke

out in the biggest, proudest

smile.”

In the years since, the

plant — still in its original

pot, with a young Amanda’s

handwriting etched on

This week, The

Station is shining

a spotlight on two

very talented Frankfort

residents: a student director

and a woman making

a name for herself in the

local art community.

Lincoln-Way East junior

Anmarie D’Ortenzio

has performed in more

than a dozen productions

over the years and recently

stepped into the role

of director with the debut

of her Civil War-themed

play “Sweet Pride,” which

was performed April 28 at

the Founders Community

Center.

What most stood out to

me about this story was

how D’Ortenzio’s fellow

its side — has been a continuous

presence on their

kitchen sink windowsill,

a reminder of their bond

and what they’ve meant to

each other.

“My mom is the strongest

woman I know,”

Amanda said. “My mom

puts family before anything

else. Growing up,

she never missed anything

— and I mean anything.”

Reporting by Will O’Brien,

Freelance Reporter. For more,

visit TinleyJunction.com.

FROM THE NEW LENOX PATRIOT

New Lenox triplets all put

up big numbers on ACT

The McDermott sisters

felt confident that they

would score well on the

ACT after all of the practice

tests they had done,

but for all three to score

near perfect or perfect was

something else.

Alayna, Corina and

Madeline McDermott,

triplet juniors at Lincoln-

Way West, scored 36, 35,

35 on their ACTs, respectively.

Alayna scored a 35 the

first time she took the test

students at East were willing

to volunteer so much

of their time to transforming

their classmate’s

creation into a reality. It

speaks volumes about

what kind of a community

Frankfort is: a place where

artists of all ages can nurture

their growing talents.

Another creative,

Frankfort artist Mary Ann

Grajek will see her work

featured in an exhibit

called “Unique Art by

Mary Ann Grajek” at

Salon Artists Gallery in

Park Forest. While Grajek

and turned it into a 36 on

the second try.

“I was speechless for a

while,” Alayna said. “But

I knew once I saw that

my scores were pretty

good, I knew that my sisters’

would also have done

pretty well because they’re

pretty on par with me most

of the time.”

Corina, though, is her

own worst critic, she said,

and while she knew her

sisters were going to score

well, she wondered if her

scores would be up there

with her sisters.

“When I got my score,

I was thrilled and really

proud of myself,” she said.

“I put effort in, too, I just

has only been creating art

for the past six years, her

effort and passion have

earned her a well-deserved

spot in the gallery, and

her work is a welcome

addition to Frankfort’s art

scene.

The hard work and

talent shown by these two

residents is inspiring and

demonstrates that excellence

in art that can be

pursued at any age — and,

even more importantly,

that it’s never too early or

too late to find one’s true

passion.

don’t realize it as much. I

was proud of them, and it

just shows that hard work

pays off.”

Madeline scored a 35 in

all four sections the first

time she took the test, with

no preparation or studying,

so she felt that with extra

practice tests and studying,

she could maintain or improve

her score.

“I didn’t really need to

learn anything; I just needed

to see if I could apply

it all in four hours, because

it does wear you down as

you go,” Madeline said.

Reporting by Sean Hastings,

Editor. For more, visit

NewLenoxPatriot.com.

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Lincoln-Way East junior debuts Civil Warthemed

play, Page 23

Lincoln-Way East

students Ellie

Houlihan (left) and

Max Adams perform

a scene in “Sweet

Pride” on April 28

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Community Center in

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was written, directed

and produced by

fellow Lincoln-

Way East student

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Faith Briefs

Frankfort United Methodist Church (215

Linden Drive, Frankfort)

Community Garden

Stop by 7 p.m. Thursday,

May 16, to meet about purchasing

a garden plot. The

sites will be onsite and we

will be reviewing sizes,

costs and rules of the road

for this exciting venture.

Worship Service

9-10 a.m. Sundays. Nursery

available. For more information,

call (815) 469-

5249.

Living Streams / Calvary Chapel (7837 W.

Lincoln Highway, Frankfort)

Midweek Bible Study

7 p.m. Wednesdays. The

group study will focus on

Old Testament-II Kings. For

more information, call (815)

464-5230.

Sunday Morning Service

10 a.m. The weekly service

will focus on Book

of Matthew. For more information,

call (815) 464-

5230.

The Family Hearth (119 Kansas St., Frankfort)

Spiritual Direction

By appointment. Personal

spiritual direction session

for men or women with a

male/female spiritual director

who is fully trained and

experienced with 15 years

of experience. Free will

donation. To register, call

(708) 334-1988 or email

familyhearthfrankfort@

gmail.com.

Needlecraft Workshops

10 a.m.-non Wednesdays.

Learn cross stitch or

crochet or work on your

own projects. There will

be free refreshments and a

free-will donation. Stop by

for a while, and sit a spell.

For more information or

to inquire about the possibility

of evening workshops,

call (708) 334-1988

or email familyhearthfrank

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Scripture Study

10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays.

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Endow Study

10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays

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For more information

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Book Club

10 a.m.-noon on the first

and third Thursdays, and

6-8 p.m. on the second

and fourth Tuesdays. The

Frankfort Literary Tea and

Scone Society Book Club

was inspired by the popular

“Guernsey Literary and Potato

Peel Pie Society” book

and movie. A presentation

of a classic will be read out

loud followed by a lively

discussion each month. A

$10 per month donation includes

refreshments (book

not included), or $20 includes

the book cost.

Hickory Creek Community Church (10660 W.

Lincoln Highway, Frankfort)

Marriage Night

7-10 p.m. Friday, May

17, Hickory Creek Church

is registered as a host site

for the first-ever Marriage

Night simulcast event

presented by RightNow

Media. Marriage Night is

a one-night event for married,

engaged and dating

couples to laugh and learn

as they hear from marriage

experts and discover how

to honor God through their

relationship. The speaker

lineup includes Francis and

Lisa Chan, Les and Leslie

Parrott, and comedian Michael

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Register at https://events.

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Doors open at

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Worship Services

5 p.m. Saturdays and

9 a.m., 11 a.m. Sundays.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Powerzone Kids Ministries

During worship at 5

p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.,

11 a.m. Sundays. Children

newborn to fifth grade

will enjoy age-appropriate

Bible lessons each week.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Reach Student Ministries

6:45-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays.

Students from sixth

grade through high school

can worship, connect with

other students, learn about

God and his word, and enjoy

high energy activities.

For more information, call

(815) 469-9496.

Mixed Bible Studies

We have many Bible

studies that meet throughout

the week in the evenings.

Contact the church

at (815) 469-9496 for a

current schedule.

Women’s Bible Study

Gathering is typically on

Mondays, Tuesdays and

Fridays at various times

throughout the year. Contact

the church at (815)

469-9496 for a current

schedule.

Men’s Bible Study

7:30-9 a.m. Saturdays at

the church. Session is off

the last Saturday of every

month.

To have your church’s events

included in Faith Briefs, email

them to Editor Nuria Mathog

at nuria@frankfortstation.com

or call (708) 326-9179 ext. 14.

Deadline is noon Thursdays

one week prior to publication.


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LWE student’s play focuses on history, sacrifice

Proceeds benefit

Frankfort Township

Food Pantry

Mary Compton

Freelance Reporter

For Lincoln-Way East student

Anmarie D’Ortenzio,

music and theater have been

lifelong passions.

The high school junior,

who has been singing since

she was 4 years old, is the

daughter of a voice teacher

and the granddaughter of

an opera singer. She also

spent 10 years with with

Curtain Call Theatre in

Mokena — experience that

helped prepare her for her

newest role as director.

On April 28,

D’Ortenzio’s play “Sweet

Pride” premiered at the

Founders Community Center

in Frankfort. More than

50 students auditioned for

the community production,

which D’Ortenzio wrote,

produced and directed.

“This is about a love

story during the Civil War,”

D’Ortenzio explained. “It

focuses on sacrifice and

how our pride gets in the

way of what we truly want.

Writing, producing and

directing this has been the

best experience of my life.”

D’Ortenzio has been in

more than 15 productions,

and her grandmother is her

main voice teacher.

“I’ve always had a love

for theater,” D’Ortenzio

said. “I can remember my

first role, which was a poppy

in ‘The Wizard of Oz.’ I

was 6 years old.”

D’Ortenzio described

her cast members, many of

whom are fellow Lincoln-

Way East students, as “incredible,”

adding everyone

volunteered their time on

Sunday nights to make the

production happen.

“Due to complications

with space, we got kicked

out of our original spot,”

D’Ortenzio said, laughing. “

... I expected to show this in

a small room at my school.

We ended up with the show

being at the Founders Center.

It worked out better than

I ever expected.”

In the months leading

up to the play’s debut,

D’Ortenzio’s mother, Marie

Michuda-D’Ortenzio,

opened up the family’s

home as a rehearsal space

for 28 students.

“I cook a lot,” Marie

Michuda-D’Ortenzio said.

“We have a big foyer. For

two months, I’ve had costume

racks, a stump, prop

tables in my living room.”

D’Ortenzio wrote three

different versions of “Sweet

Pride,” but it was only

within the past year that the

final product came to life.

She credited Lincoln-Way

East Choir Director Hanna

Samawi with giving her the

push forward to succeed.

“Putting this together has

been a lot of hard work not

only for me, but my assistant

director and the entire

cast,” D’Ortenzio said.

“Everyone pitched in, even

the moms.”

Max Adams, who had

the lead role of John, said

he was honored to be in

his friend’s production.

The Lincoln-Way East junior

not only performed in

“Sweet Pride” but was also

in his high school’s spring

musical, “Mamma Mia!”

“Anmarie is my best

friend,” Adams said. “When

I found out she was writing

a play, I knew instantly

I wanted to be involved. I

know how hard she works.

I knew it was going to be

amazing, and I had to be

part of it. When she said

proceeds were going to

the Frankfort food pantry,

I wanted to do this even

more. Being involved in a

process like this makes this

so much more rewarding.”

Lincoln-Way East senior

Ellie Houlihan, of

Tinley Park, plays John’s

love interest in the play.

“Sweet Pride” marked her

final performance as a high

school student.

“It’s so meaningful to

work with all these amazing

people — to keep learning

as my final high school

acting career ends,” she

said.

Houlihan has taken

part in all of the Lincoln-

Way East musicals since

her freshman year of high

school.

“Today, I play a southern

belle who is not satisfied

with her home life,” she

said. “She is looking for an

outlet to find freedom and

herself in a new way. This

is the biggest role I’ve ever

had. To play Maggie and

see the world through her

eyes has been interesting.

My mom would say I’m a

little like Maggie. She’s not

afraid to use her voice. She

makes herself heard, and I

admire that about her.”

For D’Ortenzio, the play

was a way to give back to

the community. Audience

members donated cans of

food, boxes of macaroni

and cheese and other items,

and all proceeds went to the

Frankfort Township Food

Pantry.

“I have a donation

bucket; we’re selling tea,”

D’Ortenzio said. “This

whole entire process is to

help the community. There

is no better way than to

bring the community together

than through beautiful

words.”

Lincoln-Way East student Anmarie D’Ortenzio (left) greets her grandmother

Anne Perillo on April 28 at the Founders Community Center in Frankfort, where

D’Ortenzio’s play “Sweet Pride” debuted. Photos by Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

Brianna Ebenroth (right), cast as Meemaw, performs a scene in “Sweet Pride” with

fellow Lincoln-Way East student Ellie Houlihan, who plays the role of Margaret in the

production.


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Stacey’s Place designs one-of-a-kind projects

Nuria Mathog, Editor

For Frankfort resident

Mike Moyzis, the best

part of completing a custom

woodworking project

is seeing how the finished

piece brings a smile to his

customers’ faces.

“It’s all personalized,”

he said. “The items that we

have in here are items that

pretty much nobody else

has.”

Moyzis and his wife,

Stacey Burke, celebrated

the grand opening of their

new downtown Frankfort

shop on April 26. Stacey’s

Place, located at 4 W. Nebraska

St. in Frankfort, incorporates

the craftsmanship

of the couple’s former

business, Morgan’s Place,

which specialized in vintage

and repurposed home

goods.

The new store also focuses

on refinished furniture,

Burke said.

“People bring in furniture

for us to paint, and we

couldn’t do that in a small

space,” she said. “So, by

taking this space on, it allowed

to showcase our

pieces, the scale of what

we do.”

In March, Stacey’s Place

was joined by Frankfort

shop Loulou Belle, which

also has a location in

Homewood. The Frankfort

site operates out of the

shared Nebraska Street address

and sells items such

as jewelry and home décor.

Lisa Komorowski, of

Flossmoor, who co-owns

Loulou Belle with Olympia

Fields resident Dodi

Wians, said the timing of

the partnership was perfect.

“[They] called us, but

we were thinking that we

needed a front door,” she

said. “It just kind of spontaneously

combusted.”

Morgan’s Place was

named after former Lincoln-Way

Central student

Morgan Schiller, who

has Williams syndrome,

and Moyzis said the new

business will continue the

couple’s tradition of supporting

individuals with

special needs. In October,

Stacey’s Place partnered

with the Chicago-based I

Am Who I Am foundation

to host an event allowing

young entrepreneurs with

Down syndrome to showcase

jewelry, bath products

and other items they had

created.

The store also sells jewelry

from Chavez to Charity,

which donates a portion

of its profits to causes such

as breast cancer research,

animal welfare and education

for girls around the

world.

Additionally, Stacey’s

Place encourages community

members to express

their creativity by learning

new skills — the shop

has offered instructional

workshops on topics such

as silver polishing and restoration,

mosaic making,

candle making and furniture

painting.

For Moyzis and Burke,

bringing customers’ visions

to life is a team effort.

Burke speaks with

the customers to get a

feel for how they imagine

the proposed project and

then gives directions to

Moyzis on how to create

it. Together, the couple has

designed everything from

entertainment centers to

signs with special sayings.

“I’m able to kind of

draw out of them colors,

wants, size, specific to

what they are looking for,”

Burke said. “And then

they’re able to get exactly

what they want, whether

it’s on a canvas or wood.”

Frankfort residents Mike Moyzis (left) and Stacey Burke pose April 26 during the grand opening of their new store

Stacey’s Place. Photos by Nuria Mathog/22nd Century Media

Among other items, the shop offers a large collection of jewelry.


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Frankfort artist showcases unique creations at gallery

Nuria Mathog, Editor

Growing up, Frankfort

resident Mary Ann Grajek

often felt like a square peg

in a round hole.

Today, the retired hairdresser

and business owner

actively embraces her

uniqueness, transforming

everyday items into unusual

works of art.

Her work has recently

caught the attention of the

creative community —

from 12-4 p.m. Saturday,

May 11, Salon Artists Gallery

in Park Forest will host

a reception for her exhibition,

"Unique Art by Mary

Ann Grajek."

"I am just so excited,"

Grajek said. "I'm elated. I

can't express how happy I

am ... I am just flabbergasted

that I have this once-ina-lifetime

opportunity to do

this and to share my work

with other people and to

make other people smile."

About six years ago,

with the encouragement of

her daughter, Grajek began

taking art classes at the

Vogt Visual Arts Center in

Tinley Park.

While Grajek has only

been an artist for the past

six years, she has always

had a creative flair. She

sews her own clothes and

once won a bronze medal

in a Hair Olympics competition

held in Chicago.

Grajek's artwork incorporates

many different

forms of media. Her creations

includes butterflies

and ornaments made from

repurposed jewelry and

watches, paintings with

gold foil and cakes with

unusual designs, as well as

more traditional drawings

with watercolor pencils.

"They call me prolific,

because most artists just

like watercolor or oil," Grajek

said. "I do every form

of art there is."

Grajek regularly shares

her skills with art students

by teaching classes

at schools and libraries.

Lately, she said, she has

been giving lessons on

painting with a blow dryer

— a technique that evolved

from the "dirty pour" style

of painting, which involves

pouring different layers

of paint and spreading the

paint around a canvas.

The result, she said, ends

up looking like a "big,

beautiful orchid."

"All these different colors,

they melt together ...

You couldn't do that in a

year with a paintbrush,"

Grajek said. "It's so beautiful."

Grajek said she has enjoyed

passing along the

techniques she has learned

to her young grandchildren,

whom she described

as "quite proficient" artists,

adding that appreciated

that creating art gave

her a meaningful way to

keep herself occupied postretirement.

"It keeps you from being

melancholy or depressed,

like a satisfaction," she

said. "Like, 'Hey, I did that.

Wow.' And then you go on

to your next class and you

create something new, and

I'm always loving the next

level, the next adventure."

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CD&ME event to raise money

for Frankfort Bluegrass Festival

Submitted by Frankfort

Bluegrass Festival

A fundraiser for the Frankfort Bluegrass Festival will

take place Friday, May 10, at the CD & ME in Frankfort,

which includes botanic gardens decorated with fire pits

and a fireplace. Photo submitted

CD & ME hosts a fundraiser

for the award-winning

Frankfort Bluegrass

Festival on Friday, May

10, at its majestic botanic

gardens, decorated with

fire pits, a majestic fountain

and a towering fireplace.

The indoor and outdoor

event runs from 6-10 p.m.

at CD & ME/Frankfort

Spirits, located at 23320 S.

La Grange Road in Frankfort.

The evening will feature

three live music acts:

The Grateful String Band,

Miles Over Mountains

and River Valley Rangers.

Tickets are $40 in

advance and $45 walk-up

and include music, food

buffet and three drink

tickets courtesy of sponsors

Blue Island Beer Co.,

Trails Edge Brewery and

Frankfort Spirits, serving

from its on-site distillery.

Raffles and split the pot

opportunities, as well as

100 percent percent of all

proceeds raised, benefit

the free non-for-profit festival,

which will be held

Saturday, July 13, and

Sunday, July 14, in downtown

Frankfort.

The cozy indoor loft,

the 32-foot gazebo and

multiple fire pits can accommodate

crowds rain or

shine. There is free parking

on-site.

Last year, the Frankfort

Bluegrass Festival on the

Green hit its highest note

yet, garnering the 2018 International

Bluegrass Music

Association’s “Event of

the Year” Award. Organizers

announced this year’s

fest is “still free through

the support from fundraising

and sponsorship.”

“CD & ME and our

supporters allow us to

keep our pledge to bring

free, top quality, awardwinning

bluegrass acts to

Frankfort every summer to

showcase this truly American

music,” said Amanda

Thompson, a fest coordinator.

“We’ve raised the

stakes for ourselves as the

International Event Winner

for 2018 and we were

only able to shoot for such

heights because of the support

we get right here at

home, north toward Beverly

and the city, and south

toward Kankakee way.”

Advance will-call tickets

are available through

www.frankfortbluegrassfest.com

or at Down

Home Guitars, located at

11 S. White St. in Frankfort.

Tickets can also be

purchased at www.downhomeguitars.com.

For further information

on tickets or sponsorship

opportunities, visit www.

frankfortbluegrassfest.

com.

Frankfort Arts Association

prepares for spring, summer art

Submitted by Frankfort

Arts Association

The Frankfort Arts Association,

or FAA, is a

newly formed nonprofit

501(c)(3) and plans to

market to its community

in a variety of fun and inclusive

ways. The FAA is

gearing up for an exciting

spring and summer.

A one night only popup

gallery will be held 5-9

p.m. Thursday, May 9, at

Shop Sweet Lulu, 9401 W.

Laraway Road in Frankfort.

Surrounding residents

will have the opportunity

to view and purchase FAA

members’ artwork. Scout

and Cellar Wines will

also be present with wine

and appetizers. This is the

first pop-up gallery for the

FAA.

On Sunday, June 9, the

FAA will present Art on the

Green, formerly known as

the Frankfort Fine Art Fair.

“The Village of Frankfort

has been extremely

supportive to our mission,

and it’s an honor for FAA

to be leading the charge of

Art on the Green,” FAA

President Lisa Podlesak

said.

With submissions still

being accepted, the FAA

has tripled last year’s artist

participation. This event

will be held in conjunction

with the Village’s soughtafter

Frankfort Country

Market and will showcase

artists, demos and works

from participants reaching

across the Midwest.

The Frankfort Arts Association

is dedicated to

enhancing the community

through creation, education,

promotion and appreciation

of the arts. Artists

need a space to dream, to

create, to inspire and to

be inspired. The association

is working to provide

a creative place within the

community where artists

can easily gather together

for enrichment, exploration,

and inspiration.

“The FAA has high aspirations

to help area artists

flourish, as well as identify,

set and accomplish creative

and locally beneficial

goals,” FAA Vice President

Kristin Murphy said.

Through fundraising

efforts, the FAA’s goals

include a physical space

for FAA member activity;

collaboration with the Village

of Frankfort; gallery

exhibits; a classroom for

art classes, workshops, and

lectures; shared spaces for

artists to rent; collaboration

with local businesses to

promote the Arts through

sponsored events and popup

galleries; sponsoring the

Creative Arts Showcase

in honor of Children’s Art

Month; and beautification

of the community through

public works projects.

In 2018, FAA members

picked up retired newspaper

boxes from The Chicago

Tribune. Artists painted

the outsides and installed

them in parks as free little

libraries.

Members of the Frankfort Arts Association pose with a series of free little libraries

they created in 2018. Photo submitted


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crosstown CROSSWORD & Sudoku The crosstowns: Frankfort, Homer Glen, Lockport, Mokena, New Lenox, Orland Park, Tinley Park

Across

Down

Crossword by Myles Mellor and Cindy LaFleur

1. Medical diagnostic

procedures

5. Very bright light

9. A sacred song

14. River to the Rhine

15. Annexes

16. Skylit courts

17. “Saving Private

___”

18. Hindu writings

19. Sublease

20. Where New

Lenox village governmental

operations

are based, goes

with 9 down

22. Survive, barely

23. Interior design

24. Hooter

25. Bitterly pungent

28. Attached with a

hammer

32. Eat

35. Middle East snack

37. Kind of question

38. Tommie of the

Miracle Mets

40. Rage

41. Tease

42. Amazon’s talking

assistant

44. ___ stone; final

47. Frisbee or Slinky

48. Informal eatery

50. Capital near

Casablanca

52. Unburdened

53. Lucy’s best friend

56. New Lenox

middle school

59. Frequent flier

62. Too proper and

modest

63. Moore of “G.I.

Jane”

64. Do followers

65. Gofers

66. Major or Minor

Bear

67. Hoity-toity

68. Henhouse

69. Benefit

70. Top model,

Banks

1. Sportscaster Albert

2. Having spokes

3. About to explode,

maybe

4. Five Nations tribe

5. Ancient Spanish

kingdom

6. Well known garden

7. 15 and 23, e.g.

8. Government security

agency, abbr.

9. See 20 across

10. More resolute

11. “Alice’s Restaurant”

singer ___

Guthrie

12. In ___ of (instead)

13. First name in the

“Ocean’s Thirteen” cast

21. Gibraltar feature

22. Eternity, almost

26. Wading bird

27. Evel Knievel, for

one

29. Aspiring atty.’s exam

30. Ferrari founder

31. Nodding

32. Car from Sweden

33. Tangelo

34. Mind your ____

and Q’s

36. Phi__ Kappa

39. Squeezes out

43. Least damp

45. Person from the

Spanish peninsula

46. Abbr. in many org.

names

49. Flowery verse

51. Water need

54. “Behind __ Lines,”

2001 Hackman film

55. Madagascan

monkey

56. Train

57. The Supremes or

Cream

58. Kind of chop

59. Sleekly designed

60. “Ooooh, ___

scared!”

61. Baltic capital

63. Bestow a knighthood

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

Crossword 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

Traverso’s Restaurant

(15601 S Harlem Ave,

Orland Park; (708) 532-

2220)

■5-7 ■ p.m. Mondays:

Free bar bingo.

TINLEY PARK

350 Brewing

(7144 W. 183rd St.,

Tinley Park (708) 825-

7339)

■6:30 ■ p.m. First Thursday

of each month:

Laugh Riot. Cost is

$25 and includes

dinner, two beers

and a comedy show.

For tickets, email

todd@350brewing.

com.

LOCKPORT

Port Noir

(900 S. State St., Lockport;

(815) 834-9463)

■4-7 ■ p.m. Monday-

Friday: Happy Hour

■8-10 ■ p.m. Thursdays:

Comedy Bingo

■8-11 ■ p.m. Fridays and

Saturdays: Live Band

■7-11 ■ p.m. Sundays:

Open Mic Night

MOKENA

The Alley Grill and Tap

House

(18700 S. Old LaGrange

Road, Mokena; (708)

478-3610)

■9 ■ p.m. Tuesdays:

Karaoke

Hickory Creek Brewing

Company

(1005 W Laraway Rd,

New Lenox. (779) 803-

3974)

■3 ■ p.m. -close Fridays:

Happy Hour from 3

to 6 p.m. followed by

Smokin’ Z BBQ food

truck from 5:30 to

8:30 p.m. and live

music.

To place an event

in The Scene, email

a.ivanisevic@22nd

centurymedia.com.


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Distinctive Home Builders Introduces New Craftsman Homes

In Manhattan and Peotone – From the mid-$200’s

New designs are a result of buyer feedback

Two refreshing designs mark

the beginning of a new series

of Craftsman-style homes

available from Distinctive Home

Builders at its latest new home

communities: Prairie Trails;

located in Manhattan within the

highly-regarded Lincoln-Way

School District and at WestGate

Manor in Peotone within

the desirable Peotone School

District.

“Craftsman homes were

introduced in the early 1900s

in California with designs

based on a simpler, functional

aesthetic using a higher level

of craftsmanship and natural

materials. These homes were a

departure from homes that were

mass produced from that era,

“according to Bryan Nooner,

president of Distinctive Home

Builders.

“The Craftsman design has

made a comeback today for

many of the same reasons it

started over a century ago. Our

customers want to live in a home

that gets away from the “mass

produced” look and live in a

home that has more character. As

a result of our daily interaction

with our homeowners and their

input, we are excited to introduce

these two homes, with additional

designs in the works.”

Nooner, who meets with

each homeowner prior to

construction, has been working

on these plans for a while and felt

that the timing was ideal for the

debut. “Customers were asking

for something different and

simple with less monotony and

higher architectural standards.”

The result was the Craftsman

ranch and the Prairie twostory,

now available at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

The Craftsman ranch features

an open floor plan with Great

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stone exteriors with cedar shake

accent siding, low-pitched gabled

bracket roofs, front porches with

tapered columns and stone piers,

partially paned windows, and a

standard panel front entry door.

Distinctive Home Builders

offers a Craftsman-style trim

package offering trim without

ornate profiles and routers. The

trim features simplicity in design

with rectangles, straight lines and

layered look trims over doors for

example. The front entry door

will have the standard Craftsman

panel style door. Distinctive has

also created a Craftsman color

palate to assist buyers in making

coordinated choices for the

interior of their new Craftsman

home. Colors, cabinet styles and

flooring choices blend seamlessly

with the Craftsman trim package

and are available in gray tones

package and earth tones.

Distinctive offers custom maple

kitchen cabinets featuring solid

wood construction (no particle

board), have solid wood drawers

with dove tail joints, which is

very rare in the marketplace.

“When you buy a new home

from Distinctive, you truly are

receiving custom made cabinets

in every home we sell no matter

what the price range,” noted

Nooner.

Distinctive Home Builders

works to achieve a delivery goal

of 90 days with zero punch list

items for its homeowners. “Our

three decades building homes

provides an efficient construction

system,” said Nooner. “Many of

our skilled craftsmen have been

working with our company

for over 20 years. We also

take pride on having excellent

communicators throughout our

organization. This translates into

a positive buying and building

experience for our homeowners

and one of the highest referral

rates in the industry.”

Nooner added that all homes

are highly energy efficient. Every

home built will have upgraded

wall and ceiling insulation

values with energy efficient

windows and high efficiency

furnaces. Before homeowners

move into their new home,

Distinctive Home Builders

conducts a blower door test that

pressurizes the home to ensure

that each home passes a set of

very stringent Energy Efficiency

guidelines.

With the addition of these two

new designs, there are now 15

ranch, split-level and six twostory

single-family home styles to

choose from each offering from

three to eight different exterior

elevations at both communities.

The three- to four-bedroom

homes feature one and one-half

to two-and-one-half baths, twoto

three-car garages and a family

room, all in approximately 1,600

to over 3,000 square feet of living

space. Basements are included in

most models as well. Distinctive

also encourages customization

to make your new home truly

personalized to suit your lifestyle.

Oversize home sites; brick

exteriors on all four sides of the

first floor; custom maple cabinets;

ceramic tile or hardwood

floors in the kitchen, baths and

foyer; genuine wood trim and

doors and concrete driveways

can all be yours at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor.

Most all home sites at Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor

can accommodate a three-car

garage; a very important amenity

to the Manhattan homebuyer,

said Nooner.

“When we opened Prairie

Trails and WestGate Manor we

wanted to provide the best new

home value for the dollar and

we feel with offering Premium

Standard Features that we do

just that. So why wait? This is

truly the best time to build your

dream home!”

Prairie Trails is also a beautiful

place to live and raise a family

featuring a 20-acre lake on site,

as well as direct access to the 22-

mile Wauponsee Glacial Prairie

Path that borders the community

and meanders through many

neighboring communities and

links to many other popular

trails. The Manhattan Metra

station is less than a mile away.

Besides Prairie Trails,

Distinctive Home Builders

has built homes throughout

Manhattan in the Butternut

Ridge and Leighlinbridge

developments, as well as in the

Will and south Cook county

areas over the past 30 years.

Distinctive Home Builders

chose the Will County village

of Peotone for its newest

community of 38 single-family

homes at WestGate Manor

within walking distance of the

esteemed Peotone High School.

Its convenient location between

Interstate 57 and Illinois Route

50 provide easy access to I-80

and commuters enjoy several

nearby train stations and a

35-minute drive to Chicago.

Visit the on-site sales

information center for

unadvertised specials and view

the numerous styles of homes

being offered and the available

lots. Call Lynne Rinck at (708)

737-9142 or (708) 479-7700 for

more information or visit www.

distinctivehomebuilders.com.

The Prairie Trails and WestGate

Manor new home information

center is located three miles

south of Laraway Rd. on Rt.

52. The address is 24458 S.

Rt. 52, Manhattan, IL. 60422.

Open Daily 10:00 a.m. – 5:00

p.m. Closed Wednesday and

Thursday and 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.


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The Frankfort Station’s

Sponsored content

of the

WEEK

What: A sprawling custom 4/5 bedroom, 4-1/2 bath home on a fantastic 3/4 acre

lot overlooking the seventh green in Prestwick.

Where: 681 Hawthorne Drive in Frankfort

April 11

• 24365 S. Arranmore Way, Frankfort,

60423-1828 — Mark A. McDonald to

John Morek, $70,000

• 11484 Rider Way, Frankfort,

60423-8216 — Running Alpaca Llc

Five Oaks L to Dennis D. Miller, Julie

E. Miller, $75,000

• 8283 Karli Jean Court, Frankfort,

60423-9240 — S&k Homes Llc

to Richard W. Fortner, Edie Waller

Fortner, $545,000

• 22112 Elise Boulevard, Frankfort,

60423-8015 — First Bank of

Manhattan Trustee to William

E. Gebhardt, Tera M. Gebhardt,

$564,900

April 12

• 7732 W, Kenton Court B, Frankfort,

60423-6978 — Lauren R. Pritchett to

Kyle Yaeger, $140,000

• 19546 S. Skye Drive, Frankfort,

60423-7524 — William J Ohanley

to David P. Croocks, Jamie L. Race

Munsell, $248,000

• 22341 Blarney Road, Frankfort,

60423-7858 — First Bank of

Manhattan Trustee to Eric E. Zwartz,

Kimberly Zwartz, $485,000

April 15

• 20507 S. White Fence Court,

Frankfort, 60423-8711 — Kenneth J

Zyer to Alexander A. Gordy, Sharon N.

Gordy, $265,000

The Going Rate is provided by Record Information

Services Inc. For more information,

visit www.public-record.com or call

(630) 557-1000.

Amenities: The circular drive leads to the beautifully landscaped walkway. There

is a dramatic entry into the two-story foyer with Tarraza flooring and a regal

chandelier. The huge sunken living room is light and bright, with beautiful windows

and stunning views. The formal dining room features crown molding. The amazing

kitchen, perfectly designed, includes loads of cherry cabinetry, dual single ovens,

gleaming granite counters, hardwood flooring and a huge eating area open to the

family room, perfect for entertaining. The inviting family room features built-in

bookcases, a large fireplace and a triple pane slider to the covered patio and

view of the golf course. The much-desired main level master bedroom comes with

hardwood flooring, crown molding, dual closets and a bath suite with beautiful

tile work, a separate walk-in shower and tub. The well-appointed main level

office features beautiful wainscoting and built-in bookshelves. The convenient

main level laundry room comes with hardwood flooring and tons of storage. The

second level includes three additional spacious bedrooms and two beautifully

updated baths. This home features an amazing partially finished basement with

a forced walkout, and there is also a large rec room with a stone fireplace, a retro

fun bar area, game area, sauna, 3/4 bath, workshop and storage.

The three-car heated side load garage comes with eight-foot doors.

The professionally landscaped 3/4 acre lot has multilevel

patios, a sundeck and spectacular grounds with a stunning

view of the golf courses. Additional features include a

security system, central vacuum and generator.

Asking Price: $529,000

Listing Agent: James

Murphy. For more

information, call

(815) 464-1110,

email murphygroup@

sbcglobal.net or visit

murphyrealestategroup.

com

Listing Brokerage:

Murphy Real Estate

Group

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SW suburban insurance

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Must be detail-oriented.

Please send inquiries and work

history to:

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Senior Living - Lemont

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Registered Nurse

Full-Time Cook

Part-Time Driver

Call for Details

(630) 257-7721

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Heaven Sent Caregivers

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Garage

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1052 Garage Sale

Frankfort 9045 Arbor Walk

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quilting, preschool supplies,

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Lockport 1323 Prodehl Drive.

May 9-10 - 11, 9-1pm. Morton

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mugs, and much more

New Lenox 2069 Finborough

Circle. Thurs. 5/9 - Sat. 5/11,

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1053 Multi Family

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Orland/Homer Bridelwood

Subdiv. Bell &Anand Brook

5/9 - 5/10 - 5/11, 9-3pm

Household, clothing, furniture

Tinley Park 7525 Claremont

Drive. Fri. 5/10 9-4pm, Sat.

5/11 8-4pm. Baby and toddler

clothes and toys, household

1054 Subdivision

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Frankfort Autumn Field

Subdivision, corner of Wolf

and Laraway Roads. Sat. 5/11,

8-2pm. 15+ families!

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Upgraded white trim/doors &

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This building has underground

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1225 Apartments

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Oak Forest Terrace

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Spacious 1 & 2 Bdrms.

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708-687-1818

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Mokena/Weber

Wills Apartments

1 Bedroom apt. $ 850

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CLOSE TO METRA AND 1-80

708-479-2448

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2276 Tuckpointing/Masonry

2701 Property for

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SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 11338 Stoll Road, Frankfort, IL

60423 (Single Family Home). Onthe

16th day of May, 2019 to be held at

12:00 noon, at the Will County Courthouse

Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street,

Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, under Case

Title: PennyMac Loan Services, LLC

Plaintiff V. Mitchell Kowalewski; et.al.

Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 0952 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

SHERIFF'S SALE OF REAL ESTATE

of 246 Franklin Avenue, Frankfort, IL

60423 (Single Family ). On the 16th day

of May, 2019 to be held at 12:00 noon,

at the Will County Courthouse Annex,

57 N. Ottawa Street, Room 201, Joliet,

IL 60432, under Case Title: PNC Bank,

National Association Plaintiff V.Unknown

Heirs and Legatees of Phyllis

Maher aka Phyllis A. Maher; Kelly Maher;

Patricia Maher; Unknown Heirs

and Legatees of Kimberly Maher aka

Kimberly A. Maher; LVNV Funding

LLC; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.

fka Capital One Bank; Jonathan

Womack Special Representative for

Phyllis Maher aka Phyllis A. Maher, deceased;

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants Defendant.

Case No. 18CH 1441 in the Circuit

Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit,

Will County, Illinois.

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

For Information Please Contact:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

2702 Public

Notices

Certificate No. 32819 was filed in

the office of the County Clerk of

Will County on April 23rd, 2019

wherein the business firm ofJillian

Dent Consultancy 959 Troon Trail

Frankfort IL, 60423 was registered;

that the true orreal name ofthe

person owning the business, with

their respective post office address

is as follows:

Jillian Dent

959 Troon Trail

Frankfort IL, 60423

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have

hereunto set my hand and Official

Seal at my office in Joliet; Illinois,

this 23rd day of April, 2019

Lauren Staley Ferry

Will County Clerk

2703 Legal

Notices

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PennyMac Loan Services, LLC

Plaintiff,

vs.

Mitchell Kowalewski; et.al.

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 0952

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 13th day of February,

2019, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

16th day of May, 2019 ,commencing at

12:00 o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street,

Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public

auction to the highest and best bidder

or bidders the following-described real

estate:

LOT 11INTHE HOMESTEAD SUB-

DIVISION UNIT ONE, BEING A

SUBDIVISION OF THAT PART OF

THE EAST 1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST

1/4 OF SECTION 31, TOWNSHIP 35

NORTH, RANGE 12 EAST OF THE

THIRD PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN, AC-

CORDING TOTHE PLAT THEREOF

RECORDED SEPTEMBER 16, 1997,

AS DOCUMENT NUMBE R

R97-80276, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS.

Commonly known as:

11338 Stoll Road, Frankfort, IL 60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family Home

P.I.N.:

19-09-31-202-019-0000

Terms of Sale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. Nojudicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights in and tothe residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made incash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

Codilis & Associates, P.C.

15W030 N. Frontage Road Suite 100

Burr Ridge, Illinois 60527

P: 630-794-5300

F: 630-794-9090

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

PURSUANT TO THE FAIR DEBT

COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT

YOU ARE ADVISED THAT THIS

LAW FIRM ISDEEMED TO BE A

DEBT COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING

TO COLLECT ADEBT AND ANY

INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL

BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

STATE OF ILLINOIS

)

) SS.

COUNTY OF WILL

)

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OFTHE

TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS

PNC Bank, National Association

Plaintiff,

vs.

Unknown Heirs and Legatees of Phyllis

Maher aka Phyllis A. Maher; Kelly Maher;

Patricia Maher; Unknown Heirs

and Legatees of Kimberly Maher aka

Kimberly A. Maher; LVNV Funding

LLC; Capital One Bank (USA), N.A.

fka Capital One Bank; Jonathan

Womack Special Representative for

Phyllis Maher aka Phyllis A. Maher, deceased;

Unknown Owners and Non-Record

Claimants

Defendant.

No. 18 CH 1441

NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE

Public notice ishereby given that pursuant

toajudgment entered in the above

cause on the 15th day of February,

2019, MIKE KELLEY, Sheriff of Will

County, Illinois, will on Thursday, the

16th day of May, 2019 ,commencing at

12:00 o'clock noon, at the Will County

Courthouse Annex, 57 N. Ottawa Street,

Room 201, Joliet, IL 60432, sell at public

auction to the highest and best bidder

or bidders the following-described real

estate:

LOT 3IN BLOCK 7IN ARTHUR T.

MCINTOSH AND COMPANY'S LIN-

COLN MEADOWS, ASUBDIVISION

OF THE NORTHWEST 1/4 OFTHE

SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SECTION 21,

TOWNSHIP 35 NORTH, RANGE 12,

EAST OF THE THIRD PRINCIPAL

MERIDIAN, EXCEPT THAT PART

DEDICATED FOR HIGHWAY PUR-

POSES, ACCORDING TOTHE PLAT

THEREOF RECORDED DECEMBER

16, 1957 AS DOCUMENT NO.

839447, IN WILL COUNTY, ILLI-

NOIS.

Commonly known as:

246 Franklin Avenue, Frankfort, IL

60423

Description of Improvements:

Single Family

P.I.N.:

19-09-21-409-002-0000

Terms ofSale: ten percent (10%) at the

time of sale and the balance within

twenty-four (24) hours. No judicial sale

fee shall be paid by the mortgagee acquiring

the residential real estate pursuant

to its credit bid at the sale or by any

mortgagee, judgment creditor, or other

lienor acquiring the residential real estate

whose rights inand to the residential

real estate arose prior to the sale. All

payments shall be made in cash or certified

funds payable tothe Sheriff of Will

County.

In the event the property is acondomin-

ium, in accordance with 735 ILCS

5/15-1507(c)(1)(H-1) and (H-2), 765

ILCS 605/9(g)(5), and 765 ILCS

605/18.5(g-1), you are hereby notified

that the purchaser of the unit, other than

amortgagee, shall pay the assessments

and legal fees required bysubdivisions

(g)(1) and (g)(4) of Section 9and the assessments

required by subsection (g-1)

of Section 18.5 of the Illinois Condominium

Property Act.

Pursuant to Local Court Rule 11.03 (J)

if there is asurplus following application

ofthe proceeds of sale, then the

plaintiff shall send written notice pursuant

to 735 ILCS 5/15-1512(d) to all parties

to the proceeding advising them of

the amount ofthe surplus and that the

surplus will beheld until aparty obtains

acourt order for its distribution or, in

the absence of an order, until the surplus

is forfeited to the State.

FOR INFORMATION PLEASE CON-

TACT:

ANSELMO LINDBERG OLIVER

LLC.

1771 W. Diehl Rd. Suite 120

NAPERVILLE, ILLINOIS 60563

P: 630-453-6960

F: 630-428-4620

Plaintiff's Attorney

MIKE KELLEY

Sheriff of Will County

LEGAL NOTICE

We hereby give notice that apublic

hearing will be held before the Village

ofFrankfort Plan Commission/Zoning

Board of Appeals on

May 23, 2019, at 6:30 p.m., in the

Board Room of the Frankfort Village

Hall, 432 W. Nebraska Street,

Frankfort, Illinois 60423.

TPS Group Property, LLC has

filed anapplication for variances of

building materials requirements

and front yard setback from 30 feet

to 15.5 feet for Lots 1-3 and alot

coverage variance from 20% to

21.19% for Lot 1 to permit the

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2703 Legal

Notices

construction of three single-family

homes on Lots 1-3 of the Ash

Street Subdivision. The property is

legally described as follows:

PIN: 19-09-28-226-004-0000

LOTS 20, 21, 22, 23 AND 24 OF

BLOCK 2IN HOLDEN’S ADDI-

TION TO THE TOWN OF

FRANKFORT ACCORDING TO

THE PLAT RECORDED JUNE

15, 1859, IN BOOK 63, ON AN

UNNUMBERED SHEET BE-

TWEEN PAGES 100 AND 101,

AND LOCATED ON THE EAST

1/2 OF THE NORTHEAST

FRACTIONAL 1/4 OFSECTION

28 NORTH OF THE INDIAN

BOUNDARY LINE, IN TOWN-

SHIP 35 NORTH AND IN

RANGE 12, EAST OF THE

THRID PRINCIPAL MERIDIAN,

DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

BEGINNING AT A POINT 60

FEET WEST OFTHE NORTH-

WEST CORNER OF LOT 1

BLOCK 1OF SAID HOLDEN’S

ADDITION, BEING THE

SOUTHWEST CORNER OF

UTAH STREET AND ASH

STREET AND RUNNING

THENCE SOUTH 250 FEET,

THENCE WEST 140 FEET,

THENCE NORTH 250 FEET,

AND THENCE EAST 140 FEET

TO THE POINT OF BEGIN-

NING, SITUATED IN THE VIL-

LAGE OF FRANKFORT, IN

WILL COUNTY, ILLINOIS.

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

5piece Entertainment Center

solid oak smoked glass doors,

fully lighted, lots ofstorage for

cd’s & tapes, etc. Excellent

condition $65 OBO

708-532-4044

Amana Washer $100.

708.525.9622

Bridgestone Blizzak W570

winter tires size 215/45R17

$100 for all 4never used, still

in wrap. Tinley Park

773-552-7850

Brown reclining love seat with

center console. Excellent condition

$85 Call 815-838-0239

Coleman 16’x10’ Weathermaster

Screen room tent 5person

tent @ 6x10 screened room,

never used $99.50 Call

708-429-0259 after 4pm

Collection of 60 unique Shot

Glasses. Varied sizes & shapes.

Each with adifferent design.

Great for a man cave, bar

display, or gift. $40 for whole

collection. Call 708-642-9019

Craftsman 21” Mulit Cut Rotary

Lawn Mower and bag 6.0

H.P. recently tuned up. $75

Call 708-429-0259 after 4pm

Dining room or Kitchen light

fixture made in Italy. New in

box, never installed. Retail

value at $250 selling for $65

815-485-6008

2900 Merchandise

Under $100

Exercise Equipment, small

trampoline, exercise bike, AB

lounger, Elliptical. $100 Call

708-987-8641

Four nice solid oak kitchen

chairs good condition $60 or

$15 each Call 708-301-6797

GE Gas Dryer $100.

708.525.9622

Ice crusher $10, Waffle iron

$10, Silver plated service for

eight $15. Call 708-349-3238

Like new glass sliding bath tub

doors. $100.

Call 708-614-1988

Maple crib and mattress, car

seat, used only at NaNa’s,

Buggy $100. 815.838.6054

Paslode staples full cases $25

ea, Craftsman 10” table saw on

stand w/manual $50, Sears table

router w/skill 13/4 H.P.

$25 708-534-3423

Power-Flo Matrix 1.5 H.P.

Hayward pool pump and filter.

Assembly model# SP15931

$100 OBO Call John

708-263-3340

Pro golf bag $30. Bullseye

Putter $30. Golf book by Tiger

Woods “How IPlay Golf” $10.

Golf balls LK. New $4/doz

Large bird cage $20.

70-478-8976

PVC pipes 210’x2” $5 each,

One 10’x4” pipe $8, Craftsman

VAC replacement filter for

16x32 gallon vacs made before

1988 $15. Call 815-485-5966

Set of2handmade cedar Adirondack

chairs with footstools.

$75. Call 708-479-1504

Treadmill. Good working

condition. $100 OBO

Call 773-581-6621

Vintage Gilbert Erector Set

No. 10051 with electric engine

and manual $45 Monkena

708-479-1613

Weslo Climber Model WLCL

99617.0 Used twice $30. Call

815-464-3017

Wooden desk &chair. Very

good condition. Desk has ink

well, pencil tray, and under

desk storage. Mounted on

wooden base. $75 OBO Call

708-407-8099

Yarn work/X stitch art for

walls $10, oil paintings all

scenes &sizes 11x14 & 36x48

up to $100. Work boots size

10.5 yellow weatherized $30.

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Athlete of the Week

10 Questions

with Wil McPhillips

Wil McPhillips is a senior

on the Lincoln-Way East

boys volleyball team.

How long have you

played volleyball

and how did you get

started?

I started in eighth grade

for Summit Hill. I started

playing club halfway

through my freshman year.

My sister (Sarah) used to

play, so I thought it’d be

cool if I started playing,

too.

So, you got a pretty

late start then, not

playing until eighth

grade. Were you just a

natural at the sport?

In eighth grade, I actually

didn’t play at all. I

sat on the bench for my

team at Summit Hill. Playing

football my freshman

year I think helped with

my conditioning and then

I played on the sophomore

team my freshman year

and that’s when I started

getting good.

What was it like

being part of a state

champion team last

year?

It was awesome. Being

the runner-up the year

before was a good experience,

too. I got to play

with a lot of great guys on

those teams and I learned

a lot. The biggest thing is

to not dwell on anything

and just worry about the

next point.

You’ve moved to

outside hitter this year

and are putting up

huge numbers. What’s

that been like?

It’s been fun. Middle

is what I’m going to play

in college and it’s what

I’ve played the most, but

outside gives me some

opportunities to get more

touches on the ball, so it’s

been fun.

You guys had a huge

tournament win at

your own Lincoln-Way

East Invite (on April

25). Do you feel like

the team is starting to

play at the level you

want to be at?

Yes, absolutely. Practices

are getting a lot more

competitive and that helps

a lot, too.

If you could be anyone

else for a day, who

would you want to

be?

I’d probably be (Lincoln-Way

East coach Kris

Fiore). I’d just want to see

what he deals with on a

daily basis.

What have you

learned playing from

coach Fiore?

He always preaches, especially

when it comes to

playoff time, ‘Next ball’

and the three-second rule.

You have three seconds to

celebrate and then it’s on

to the next point.

Steve Millar, 22nd Century

Media

You’re stranded on a

deserted island and

can have an endless

supply of one food.

What do you pick?

I’d go with chili cheese

dip and lemon-lime tortilla

chips.

If they were making a

movie about your life,

who should play you?

LeBron James. He’s a

freak athlete and I want to

be a freak athlete like him

when I’m like 30 years

old.

Do you have any

hidden talents?

I play the drums. I’ve

played since I was 5 or 6

years old. I’ve never really

had lessons or anything

like that. I just have fun,

messing around, playing

what I feel like playing.

It’s cool.

Interview conducted by

Sports Editor Steve Millar


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high school highlights

The rest of the week in high school sports

LW East badminton sends

two to state

Paige Carlson finished

second in singles at the

Plainfield East Sectional

on May 2. The Lincoln-

Way East senior and her

teammate, fellow senior

Casey Kirschsieper, both

advanced to the state meet.

Kirschsieper finished third

in singles.

Carlson sealed her trip to

state with an exciting 21-

19, 17-21, 21-18 win over

Lockport’s Samantha Keta

before falling to Lemont’s

Karla Pulido 24-22, 21-13

in the championship match.

Kirschsieper beat Plainfield

East’s Melissa Witczak

21-15, 21-19 in the

third-place match. The

Griffins (10.5 points) finished

second in the team

race, just a half-point behind

Lockport.

The state meet begins

Friday, May 10 at Eastern

Illinois University.

Griffins softball sweeps

doubleheader

Chloe Geijer’s walk-off

RBI double in the bottom

of the eighth inning

lifted Lincoln-Way East

to a dramatic 4-3 win over

Homewood-Flossmoor on

Saturday, May 4.

Geijer, Chloe Honchar,

Danielle Stewart and Danielle

Drogemuller each had

two hits in the win while

Drogemuller threw eight

innings without allowing

an earned run.

Later that day, the

Griffins beat Young 5-0

as Stewart and Lindsay

LaDere each drove in two

runs while Payton Wuske

and Taylor Hochman combined

for the shutout.

The Griffins improved

to 15-3.

LW East volleyball goes

3-0

Tommy Daum and Ian

Nicholson had five kills

each as Lincoln-Way East

shook off a tight set-two

loss to roll in the final set

for a 25-20, 26-28, 25-12

win over Homewood-

Flossmoor on April 30.

The Griffins then beat

Stagg 25-23, 25-23 on

May 1 as Wil McPhillips

had nine kills, Nicholson

finished with four kills,

and Owen Morrow dished

out 16 assists.

East recovered from a

slow start May 2 against

Providence to pick up an

18-25, 25-12, 25-19 win.

McPhillips had 16 kills,

Trevor Lewis finished with

10 kills, Danny Pacini had

20 digs, and Jason Kougan

added four blocks.

The Griffins improved

to 25-6.

Girls soccer

Lincoln-Way East 1,

Bolingbrook 0

Brooke Johnston scored

the lone goal for Lincoln-

Way East in the May 1

win. Bridget Grady recorded

the shutout.

Boys tennis

Lincoln-Way East 4,

Homewood-Flossmoor 3

Kevin Galassini and

Emerson Dell rallied for a

dramatic 1-6, 6-3, 6-3 win

at No. 1 doubles to seal the

victory for the Griffins, who

stayed unbeaten in South-

West Suburban play at 7-0

and extended their conference

winning streak to 58.

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Baseball

Frankfort native Anderson has day to remember

Steve Millar, Sports Editor

Steve Ruzich has

coached the South Suburban

College baseball team

for over 30 years, but he

said he’s never seen anything

like the performance

Providence graduate Logan

Anderson delivered in

an April 7 doubleheader

against Elgin.

Anderson, a Frankfort

native and freshman infielder,

became the first

player in Bulldogs history

to hit four home runs in

one day, doing it in just 14

innings as both games of

the twin bill were seveninning

affairs.

“I’ve never experienced

anything like that,” Anderson

said. “The most home

runs I’d ever hit was two

in a game.

“We came in early that

day for batting practice,

like normal, and I went

through my normal routine

in the cage, hitting

off the tee and then off the

machine. I was just feeling

it that day. The games

started and I was getting

pitches I liked and hitting

them. When I kept seeing

fastballs, I knew I wasn’t

going to miss them.”

Anderson hit two home

runs in the first game. After

he went deep again

early in the second game,

everyone in the South Suburban

dugout started realizing

it was going to be a

special day.

“It’s kind of like a nohitter,”

Anderson said. “You

don’t talk about it. I was just

like, ‘I’m going to go out

there and play baseball and

if it happens, it happens.’”

It happened.

Anderson crushed his

fourth home run of the day,

the dugout went nuts, and

he enjoyed his run around

Frankfort native Logan Anderson hit four home runs for South Suburban College in

an April 7 doubleheader. Photo courtesy of South Suburban College

the bases.

“Rounding the bases, I

couldn’t help but smile a

little bit,” Anderson said.

“It was crazy. I was like,

“That’s four?’”

Ruzich couldn’t believe

what he was seeing, either.

“That was unreal,” Ruzich

said. “He had one of

those days. In all my years,

I’ve never seen anyone do

that. I told him he better

eat the same thing and

wear the same clothes for

the next game.”

Even crazier is that Anderson

nearly made it five.

In the seventh inning of

game two, he hit a ball that

had home-run distance,

but was just foul.

“I came up with the

bases loaded and everyone

was expecting me to hit

one,” Anderson said. “I got

a fastball on the first pitch

and I turned on it, hit it out

but it was a couple feet

foul. I was like, ‘Wow.’ I

ended up with a sacrifice

fly.”

In high school, Anderson

was a three-sport

standout at Providence,

also starring in football

and wrestling. Baseball,

though, was his choice to

pursue in college.

“My heart wasn’t in

the sport of wrestling,”

he said. “I stayed with it

because I had the most utmost

respect for my coach,

Keith Healy. Football, I

was thinking I could go

somewhere and not play or

get hurt and be done. Head

injuries are always something

that could happen in

football, too.

“Baseball’s had my heart

since I was a little kid.

When you have a good day

on the baseball field, there’s

nothing like it.”

Through 45 games,

Anderson led South Suburban

in home runs with

six, ranked second in RBIs

with 37, and was hitting

.277.

He quickly earned a

place in the middle of the

lineup.

“We expected him to be

able to give some thump to

the middle of our lineup,”

Ruzich said. “He bats in

our fourth spot, where

there can be a lot of pressure

on a hitter, especially

a freshman, but he’s handling

it well.”

Any doubts Anderson

had about his ability to hit

in that spot as a freshman

are gone now.

“My confidence has definitely

gone up,” he said.

“I don’t want to toot my

own horn, but when you

have a day like that, how

could it not go up?”


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Girls Track and Field

Griffins tie Homewood-Flossmoor for conference title

JEFF DEGRAW

Freelance Reporter

Lincoln-Way East’s Jenna Couwenhoven crosses the

finish line to win the 1,600 meters at the SouthWest

Suburban Blue meet May 2 at Lockport.

In any athletic competition,

you never know

when one point at any time

throughout the contest will

make a difference.

That scenario was never

more evident than May 2,

on a cold, overcast evening

at the Southwest Suburban

Blue girls track and field

championships hosted by

Lockport.

After 18 events were

contested, the meet ended

in a tie between Lincoln-

Way East and Homewood-Flossmoor

as each

team scored 167 points

and were declared cochampions.

This rarity happened

with the same two teams

just two years ago.

Lockport finished third

(113 points), followed by

Bolingbrook (44), Sandburg

(34) and Stagg (19).

“It takes everyone on a

team to win a championship

and we had contributions

from everywhere,”

East coach Brian Evans

said. “This was a team endeavor

tonight, not everything

went our way, but

we also had kids step up

when needed. It was a valiant

effort and you could

say we came up a point

short, but we are still cochampions.

“This team is young and

we are learning every day

and every time we compete,

which is exciting.”

The Griffins had six individual

champions, but

used team depth to overcome

the nine champions

that the Vikings produced.

Winners for East were

Emma Barnard in the pole

vault (10 feet, 3 inches),

Mackenzie O’Brien in the

discus (108-1), Ashley

Mills in the 800 meters (2

minutes, 25.23 seconds),

Jenna Couwenhoven in

the 1,600 (5:28.98), Katie

Sciarini in the 300 hurdles

(45.89) and Mariam Azeez

in the long jump (18-2

1/4).

Azeez, who is a freshman,

also placed fourth

in the 100 and 200 meter

dashes, and is excited

about her first year of varsity

track as she is among

the top long jumpers in the

state.

“I expected to make the

varsity team, but not to

have the success I have

had,” Azeez said. “My

coaches are great and the

work we do has helped

me tremendously. My goal

is to break 19 feet in the

long jump and I’m confident

and in a good spot to

Lincoln-Way East freshman Mariam Azeez leaps in the long jump at the SouthWest

Suburban Blue meet May 2 at Lockport. Azeez won the conference title with a jump of

18 feet, 2 1/4 inches. Photos by Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

qualify for state next week

at sectionals.”

Another part of the Griffins

youth movement is

Sciarini, who is a sophomore

and has one of the

state’s best 300 hurdle

times.

“I run both hurdles and

relays, but the 300 hurdles

are my favorite,” Sciarini

said. “My goal is to place

at state, but next week we

all have to take care of

business at the sectional

meet.”

But as on any team that

is filled with underclassmen,

you must have a

leader. For East, that leader

is senior Taylor Wright,

who will be headed to

Eastern Illinois for her collegiate

track career. Wright

has one of the top 400 meter

times and is in the top

10 of the long jump.

In the conference meet,

she placed second in the

400, took third in the 100

and 200, and was fourth in

the long jump.

“I really enjoy the variety

of events and I like

pushing myself,” Wright

said. “It keeps me competitive

and my goal is just

to get better each time out.

If I run or jump a personal

best the next two weeks,

the places will take care of

themselves.”

This Week In

Griffins Varsity

Athletics

Badminton

■May ■ 10 - at State

Tournament at Eastern

Illinois U., 9:30 a.m.

■May ■ 11 - at State

Tournament at Eastern

Illinois U., 9:30 a.m.

Baseball

■May ■ 10 - hosts Joliet

West, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - hosts Burlington

Central, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 13 - vs. Bolingbrook

at Route 66 Stadium, Joliet,

4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 15 - hosts

Bolingbrook, 4:30 p.m.

Girls Soccer

■May ■ 9 - at Plainfield

Central, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - PepsiCo

Showdown championship

vs. Marist at Lyons, 9 a.m.

■May ■ 14 - vs. Stagg at LW

Central Regional semifinal,

6 p.m.

Softball

■May ■ 10 - at Plainfield

East, 4:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - hosts Joliet

West, 10 a.m.

■May ■ 14 - at Stagg,

4:30 p.m.

Boys Tennis

■May ■ 9 - at SWSC Meet at

Lockport, 4 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at SWSC Meet at

Lockport, 8:30 a.m.

Boys Track and Field

■May ■ 15 - at Bloom

Sectional, 1 p.m.

Girls Track and Field

■May ■ 10 - at Homewood-

Flossmoor Sectional, 2 p.m.

Boys Volleyball

■May ■ 9 - at Bolingbrook,

5:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at North Central

College quad, 9 a.m.

■May ■ 14 - at LW West,

5:30 p.m.

Boys Water Polo

■May ■ 9 - vs. TBD at LW

West Sectional, 5 p.m.

■May ■ 10-11 - at LW West

Sectional, TBA

Girls Water Polo

■May ■ 10-11 - at LW West

Sectiomal, TBA

Lincoln-Way co-op

Athletics

Boys Lacrosse

■May ■ 9 - hosts Downers

Grove South, 7:30 p.m.

■May ■ 11 - at Dunlap,

10:30 a.m.

■May ■ 13 - at Hinsdale

Central, 7 p.m.

Girls Lacrosse

■May ■ 13 - hosts Wheaton-

Warrenville South,

7:30 p.m.

■May ■ 14 - at Naperville

North, 7:30 p.m.


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Baseball

LW East completes sweep

of Sandburg with 2-1 win

TIM YONKE

Freelance Reporter

Energy may have been

low, but the execution was

high as the Lincoln-Way

East baseball team jumped

over visiting Sandburg to

take sole possession of first

place in the SouthWest Suburban

Blue with a 2-1 victory

on Saturday, May 4.

There was a good reason

for the lack of exuberance.

“Both teams had prom

last night so I thought

overall the energy was a

little lower than it normally

would be … but that’s to

be expected,” Lincoln-Way

East coach Eric Brauer said.

However, with both

teams entering the game

with conference records of

4-1, the importance of the

game wasn’t lost on either

side.

The Griffins improved to

19-4 and 5-1 in the SWSC

Blue with the win.

Sandburg’s first two batters

reached base on a single

and a hit by pitch. That early

threat was erased by East

ace pitcher Cole Kirschsieper,

who struck out the

next three hitters.

Just as they had eight

days before in a 13-1 blowout

of the Eagles on their

home field, the Griffins

started quickly in their first

at-bats.

Matt Watson drew a walk

and scampered to third on a

double by Ryan Ritter. Watson

scored on a sacrifice

fly by Ryan McCoy before

Ritter scored what would

prove to be the winning run

on an error.

However, unlike the previous

meeting when the

Griffins scored eight times

Lincoln-Way East senior Cole Kirschsieper throws

a pitch against Sandburg on Saturday, May 4.

Kirschsieper pitched a complete game in the Griffins’

2-1 win. Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

in the first inning, it would

be all the runs they would

score.

“It was a very, very different

game than it was over

at their place,” Brauer said.

“Credit is due to their pitcher

(Ryan Leland), and our

pitcher. They both threw the

ball well.”

East had two potential

scoring opportunities

squelched in the fifth and

sixth innings. In the fifth,

the Griffins left the bases

loaded and in the sixth, they

stranded runners at second

and third.

“We were sound, but we

didn’t come up with the

clutch hit,” Brauer noted.

Meanwhile, Kirschsieper

was cruising through the

first five innings. However,

the last two frames were a

little tense.

Sandburg touched the talented

University of Illinois

recruit for three singles in

the sixth, the last one by

Will Wirt plating the Eagles’

lone run.

A long fly ball was

tracked down by left fielder

Joey Selvaggio to end the

inning.

In the seventh, Kirschsieper

walked the first batter

on four pitches. After a

sacrifice bunt put the tying

run at second, the Griffins’

pitcher finished the game

with a pop out and a strikeout.

“I didn’t have my best

stuff, but I was just trying

to find a groove and throw

strikes and let my defense

make the plays,” Kirschsieper

said.

One key teammate was

McCoy. The junior catcher

called a good game and then

helped with the bat as well.

Besides the sacrifice fly, he

had a ringing double and

drew a walk in three at-bats.

“We came out a little

flat,” McCoy said. “It

wasn’t our best game, but

we really battled out there.”

Because of the recent

rains, East had played just

once since facing Sandburg

back on April 26.

“It’s hard to stay focused

when you can’t play all

week, but you still have

to go out and get the job

done,” McCoy said.


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Next step for LW co-op star Behrens? Harvard

STEVE MILLAR, Sports Editor

Caroline Behrens’ college

choice ended up being a nobrainer

- as much because of her

brain as her lacrosse skills.

Behrens, a Lincoln-Way East

student and the star of the Lincoln-Way

co-op lacrosse teams,

found herself with an opportunity

too good to pass up when

Harvard offered her a lacrosse

scholarship. She’s just a junior,

but she was quick to commit to

play for the Crimson.

“Obviously, the academics

there are great, but it wasn’t only

that,” Behrens said. “Being on

campus and walking around just

felt like home. I love Cambridge

and Boston. I wanted a city feel

around me to be able to do interesting

things and I know there’ll

be great opportunities for internships

in Boston.

“Plus, the girls on the team are

really close-knit and it’s a great

atmosphere with the team. It was

just the perfect place in all aspects.”

Behrens has played lacrosse

longer than almost all her peers.

While the sport has caught on

more and more locally over the

last few years, there weren’t

many area girls trying it out

when Behrens started playing in

third grade.

Back then, the thought of playing

the sport in college seemed

absurd. But Behrens quickly developed

dreams of having a future

in lacrosse.

“When I first started, I never

thought I’d go down this path,”

Behrens said. “By fifth or sixth

grade, though, I started to take it

more seriously and started playing

on more competitive teams.

By seventh grade, I knew I wanted

to play in college.”

Behrens has blossomed into

one of Illinois’ top lacrosse players.

Through May 6, she’s scored

232 career goals to go with 47

assists, 95 ground balls won, 263

draws controlled and 47 turnovers

forced.

Lincoln-Way East junior and Lincoln-Way co-op star Caroline Behrens, one of the top lacrosse players in the state, is committed to play at

Harvard. Photos by Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

“She’s just so fast,” Lincoln-

Way coach Kathryn Allison said.

“She has the footwork, the speed,

the agility and the all-around

IQ. She knows where to be, she

knows where everyone else is and

how to avoid them. The knowledge

she has, she teaches to everyone

else on the field.”

Behrens has led Lincoln-Way

to a 12-0 record. The team is

ranked No. 10 in the state by

MaxPreps.

“It’s great that we’re doing so

well,” Behrens said. “It’s amazing.

I’m super excited about it,

and hopefully we can keep it going

for a long time.”

As successful as Behrens has

been on the lacrosse field, she’s

always made academics her No.

1 priority. She has a 4.73 GPA on

a 4.0 scale.

“Academics have always been

a huge part of my life,” she said.

“It’s academics before sports,

always. I’ve worked hard in the

classroom and to get a chance

to go to a school like Harvard

shows that the hard work has really

paid off.”

Making the decision to commit

to Harvard was a big weight

off Behrens’ shoulders.

“It’s nice to not have to worry

too much about what I’m doing

in the future because I already

have it planned out,” she said.

“It’s really exciting.”

Behrens has worked just as

hard on the lacrosse field, continuing

her progression in the

sport through playing with one of

the area’s top club teams - Team

One Lacrosse - and travelling to

tournaments and camps throughout

the country, especially in the

lacrosse hotbed that is the East

Coast.

“I definitely think I’m a completely

different player now than

when I was a freshman,” she

said. “The camps I’ve been to

over summers, the teams I’ve

played on and played against.

My high school team has helped

me a ton, too, and helped me develop

so much. I think I’m such

a better player now.

“There are a lot of coaches

who have helped me get here,

and the other big thing has been

the work I put in on my own at

home. I always make sure that I

get my work in.”

For Lincoln-Way lacrosse, and

for the growth of the sport in

the area in general, Behrens is a

shining example of how far one

can go in lacrosse. Allison hopes

her story may inspire more girls

to play the sport.

“She’s helped the strength of

our whole program increase and

it’s going to continue to increase

because of players like her,” Allison

said. “I’m going to be sad

to see her go.”

Luckily for Allison, Behrens’

departure is still a ways down

the road. Lincoln-Way co-op has

its postseason around the corner,

with a chance to make a big run,

and Behrens figures to lead the

team again next season.

“I just really want to build up our

team chemistry and help everyone

develop to be the best player and

person they can be,” Behrens said.

“It’s really exciting to see how far

we’ve gone, and I want to help our

team keep building.”


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fastbreak

MArk Korosa/22nd century

media

1st and 3

Three TEAMS THAT

WON CHAMPIONSHIPS

LAST WEEK

1. LW East girls track

The Griffins and

Homewood-

Flossmoor tied for

the SWSC Blue title

with 167 points

and were declared

co-champions. Katie

Sciarini (above) won

the 300 hurdles.

2. LW East boys water

polo

The Griffins went

undefeated in

the SouthWest

Suburban, capping

an 8-0 run with

an 11-9 win over

Sandburg on May 2.

3. Providence softball

The Celtics, who

have players from

Frankfort, clinched

a share of the GCAC

Red title and ran

their winning streak

to 17 with a doubleheader

sweep of

Trinity on May 1.

Water polo

LW East boys, girls hope to carry momentum into sectionals

Griffins’ boys team

wins SWSC title

STEVE MILLAR

Sports Editor

Lincoln-Way East’s

boys water polo team was

beaten twice in the regular

season last year by Sandburg.

The Griffins turned the

tables this season, completing

a two-game sweep

of the Eagles and finishing

off a perfect run through

their SouthWest Suburban

schedule with an 11-9 win

on May 2.

East clinched the South-

West Suburban title with

the victory.

“We kind of expected to

go into that game and beat

them, but it felt good,” junior

Ben O’Connell said.

“It was definitely a goal to

win the conference.”

The Griffins did not stop

there, though, in compiling

big wins over the final

week of the regular season.

East hosted a quad on

the final day of the regular

season on Saturday, May

4, and went 2-0 with an

8-6 win over Conant and a

15-7 victory against Palatine.

The victories sent the

Griffins into the postseason

with a 19-8 record.

They’re the top seed in

the Lincoln-Way West

Sectional and open play

Thursday, May 9 against

either Stagg or Bremen

co-op.

Lincoln-Way East junior Ben O’Connell fires a shot against Palatine on Saturday, May

4. O’Connell scored twice as the Griffins closed the regular season with a 15-7 win.

Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

“We really need to step

up and the people who

have stepped up need to

stay there,” O’Connell

said. “No one can go backward,

just forward.

“I think this is going

to be a really good year

and there’s a really good

chance for us to go to state

and get a win up there.”

The big wins last week

give East momentum

heading into sectionals.

The victory over Conant

was especially important.

Conant was ranked No.

7 in the state by illpolo.

com, with the Griffins at

No. 12. Conant also beat

East 7-6 in the state quarterfinals

last season.

“Our guys and Conant

work a lot together in the

offseason,” East coach

Ryan Lodes said. “They

know each other. I know

both teams want to play

hard against each other.

We all play clean water

polo, and this gets us both

better for what’s next.

“It was a fantastic opportunity

to play water polo

and just look to finish strong

going into sectionals.”

Senior Adam Hudson

scored three times in the

win over Conant. Patrick

Rossetto added two

goals, while O’Connell,

Ryan Kilpatrick and Bryce

Wyma each scored once.

Jacob Fisher scored

three times in the victory

against Palatine.

O’Connell, Kilpatrick and

Danny Vamvakas added

two goals each. Rossetto,

Noah Schor, Henry Harrington,

Jacob Falejczyk

and Alex Goetsch scored

once each.

“Last year, Sandburg

beat us twice and we came

back and beat them in the

sectional,” Lodes said.

“So, I’ve tried to get it into

our heads that it can be any

team on any day. We have

to be ready every game. I

think our guys can rise to

the occasion.”

LW East girls close regular

season with four straight

wins

Lincoln-Way East’s girls

team also had a strong final

week of the season,

highlighted by an 11-6 win

over Lincoln-Way West on

April 30.

Tina Winter scored

four times, Alicia Pearson

three, and Emma Hernandez

and Katie Meagher

two each in the win over

the Warriors. Morgan

Grove made 10 saves.

The game was tied

6-6 going into the fourth

quarter, which the Griffins

dominated with five

straight goals.

“At the start, we were

kind of hesitant on offense

and we were a little

stressed out, but we got

more confident in our shots

at the end,” Winter said.

East scored on three

straight power plays to

take control. Winter found

the net twice and Hernandez

once.

“West’s goalie (Julia

Mindy) is phenomenal, so

it was hard to shoot against

her,” East coach Kendra

Will said. “It was all about

getting the ball to the right

spot where we could get

shots on her. We started

drawing ejections and we

got some momentum.”

Also last week, the Griffins

beat Bremen 13-3 and

Sandburg 7-3 to finish the

regular season at 20-9-1.

East is the No. 2 seed

behind Lincoln-Way Central

in the Lincoln-Way

West Sectional and was set

to open the postseason on

Wednesday, May 8 with

a quarterfinal against Andrew

or Ag Science.

“The sectional is close

between a lot of teams,”

Will said. “You’ve got to

bring it and be ready.”

A possible rematch

with West, the No. 3 seed,

looms in the semifinals.

“We’re ready, we’re excited,”

Winter said. “We

obviously want to go win

and go to state. That’d be

awesome for us.”

LISTEN UP

“Rounding the bases, I couldn’t help but smile a little bit. It

was crazy. I was like, ‘That’s four?’”

Logan Anderson - Frankfort native and Providence graduate, on hitting his fourth home run in

one day during a doubleheader for South Suburban College against Elgin.

Tune In

Water Polo, Thursday, May 9-Saturday, May 11

Lincoln-Way West Sectional

• Boys and girls teams from all three Lincoln-

Way schools compete for a shot at state.

Index

43 - This Week In...

41 - Athlete of the Week

FASTBREAK is compiled by Sports Editor

Steve Millar, s.millar@22ndcm.com.


Frankfort’s Hometown Newspaper | May 9, 2019

clean sweep

Griffins beat Sandburg again,

move atop SWSC Blue, Page 44

FIT TO BE TIED LW

East girls track ties H-F for

SWSC Blue crown, Page 43

Lincoln-Way East’s Caroline Behrens to take lacrosse and academic talents to

Harvard, Page 46

Lincoln-Way East junior Caroline Behrens is committed to play lacrosse and study at Harvard University. Photos by Steve Millar/22nd Century Media

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