The Homer Horizon • The Lockport Legend

Including a calender of local holiday events

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22nd Century Media to

hold Mistletoe Market

Event to feature

Santa, reindeer

and vendors

To finish out its 2019

Ladies Night Out series,

22nd Century Media is

pulling out all the stops

for its upcoming Mistletoe


The event — presented

by Colleen McLaughlin

of the McLaughlin Team

at Coldwell Banker Residential

— is scheduled for

4-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec.

5, at Orland Park Crossing,

14255 S. 95th Ave. in

Orland Park, at the former

Charming Charlie and The

Dailey Method store locations.

The majority of the

event will be held indoors.

In addition to more than

70 vendors, with beauty,

clothing, food, gifts, health

and wellness, jewelry and

more, the event also will

have special visitors from

the North Pole, presented

by Fox’s Pizza, including

Santa, Mrs. Claus and an

elf from 4-8 p.m. Families

are encouraged to bring

their cameras to snap

their own free photos with

Santa. A couple of Santa’s

reindeer, presented by Porter

Place Memory Care,





will also be at the event

from 5-8 p.m. Attendees of

all ages can visit with them

outside the former Charming

Charlie location.

Starting at 5:30 p.m., the

Sandburg Chamber Singers

are to sing holiday music

outside the entrances at

both locations. Chef Michael

McGreal, of Joliet Junior

College Culinary Arts,

will do a live ice-carving

demonstration, presented

by Dykstra Home Services,

starting at 5:30 p.m. outside

the former Dailey Method


Holiday Glamour sponsor

Von Maur will offer

holiday makeovers at the

event. DIY Sign Party is to

offer attendees the chance

to paint their own ornament

for $5-$8.

When attendees visit

both locations of Mistletoe

Market, they will have

the chance to get a punch

Unique, Fair Trade Handmade Gifts!


Women’s Apparel, Handloomed Handbags,

Accessories, 100% Alpaca Knitwear, Ornaments, and more!

Find discounts not found online!

Sunday, December 15 • 2-5pm

6819 W 167th St., Tinley Park

All proceeds support female artisans in Peru and provide

free education programs to families in Lima, Peru.

on their Mistletoe Market

Passport and enter to

win gift cards as well as

Broadway in Chicago tickets.

The grand prize is two

gold tickets to WeishFest

on Dec. 6 at 115 Bourbon

Street to see Andy Grammer

and Walker Hayes


The first 200 attendees

also will receive a free tote

bag from Artistic Med Spa.

Other sponsors for

Mistletoe Market include

Coldwell Banker Residential

Brokerage & Neighborhood

Loans, Moraine

Valley Community College,

Sterk Family Law

Group P.C. and Women’s

Healthcare of Illinois.

The event is free to attend,

but attendees are encouraged

to bring a new

toy to donate. Following

the event, toys will be donated

to several area organizations

for the holiday


For more information,

visit 22ndCenturyMedia.


Submitted by 22nd Century

Media, 11516 W. 183rd Place

3SW, Orland Park. For more

information, call (708) 326-

9170 or visit 22ndCentury


Can’t make it? Shop online and see our

complete list of holiday markets

708.459.8803 • HuayWasi.com

Ladies Night Out - Mistletoe Market Vendors

• 22nd Century Media

• 3B’s Mobile Boutique

• A-N-D Bedding

• ARMOR Video & Photo

• Artistic Med Spa

• Avon

• Bare Scrubs by Mary


• Beautycounter

• Between Me, You, and

The Wall

• Brannigan Chiropractic

• Charlene’s Doggie Oasis

• Chela Nay Boutique

• ChoVonne Accessories

• Colleen McLaughlin,

The McLaughlin Team,

Coldwell Banker


• Coldwell Banker

Residential Brokerage &

Neighborhood Loans

• Color Street - Tracy

Swanson, independent


• Comfy Threads Boutique

• Crafts by Rosemary

• DIY Sign Party


• Dykstra Home Services

• Eagle Sports Range

• Elements by The


• Fabulously Sweet


• Four 12 Photography

• Fred Astaire Mokena

• Gemzisle

• Gift Basket by Occasion

• GorJus Whips Body


• Gracie Pie Apothecary

• Hemp Heals Body Shop

• Huaywasi: Handmade

in Peru

• Imperfect Produce

• Infinity Scarves by Nancy

• Inspirational Lula

Ladies Tiffany & Sheri


• Inspire Studio Gallery

• Irish Greens

• Jean Lachat Photograph

• Jewels 2 U

• Juicy Luzy Sangria

• Just a Spoonful

• Laurie’s Fudgelicious


Skin Care

• LegalShield

• Madewithalittlelove

• Made for Me Boutique

• Mary Kay Cosmetics

• Matilda Jane Clothing

• Mrs. Banton’s Cookies


• Norwex

• Nothing Bundt Cake

• Nurturing through


• Oberweis Dairy Home


• Paparazzi (Glamour


• Parker James Boutique

• Porter Place Memory


• Premier Designs Jewelry

• R&R Candles

• Rock’s #1 Gals Jewelry

• RockNmom Art

• Smart Cake Creations

• Sterk Family Law Group


• Surprise Parties

• Tastefully Simple

• The Little Red Donut


• Thirty-One Gifts

• Total Life Changes (TLC)

• Totes & Taggies by


• Usborne Books & More

• Virtue Cider

• Von Maur

• Wakaya Perfection/


• Wicks & Wax

• Wine, Spirit, Butterbeer


• Women’s Healthcare of


• Young Living Essential

Oils (Oily University)

• Younique


Holiday Card

Contest returns

for 2019

Bill Jones, Managing Editor

We know there’s a lot

going on right about now.

You’re either still prepping

for your Thanksgiving

dinner as you read this,

recovering from it or short

on sleep from rushing out

in the dark morning hours

of Black Friday to get those

great deals.

And we hate to complicate

matters further, but we

thought you might want

to know our Holiday Card

Contest is officially returning

for 2019. And while

you have some time yet to

enter, do you really want to

be worried about this when

you’re scrambling for lastminute

gifts and whipping

up easy-to-bake pastry recipes

the night before your

big party? We didn’t think


So, send us your handcrafted

Christmas cards,

those boastful year-end

letters (we also enjoy any

writing that can tickle our

funny bones), children’s

drawings for Santa Claus

everyone just has to see,

photos of the whole family

getting silly for the

holidays, your best Kwanzaa

greetings or Hanukkah

salutations — whatever it

is you send to your loved

ones to help keep United

States Postal workers busy

this time of year.

Whatever it is you do

to greet people for the

holidays (just the familyfriendly

stuff, please), simply

address these things

to Managing Editor Bill

Jones, and mail them to

11516 W. 183rd St. Unit

SW Office Condo 3, Orland

Please see contest, 19

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Enjoy Village of Lemont’s holiday scene

Brighten up one’s holiday season by

visiting Lemont and taking a stroll all

around our historic downtown, as we’re

“Lighting Up Lemont” this season. Our

illuminating holiday decoration display

includes a fun twist for the entire family

this year. Loomie, an augmented reality

app, features interactive games to play

and allows users to create unique photos

and holiday cards in seconds.

Our holiday season begins with our

Hometown Holiday event in our historic

downtown on Saturday, Dec. 7, from

3 to 7 p.m. We will be “Lighting Up

Lemont” with our dazzling light display

sponsored by the Downtown Merchants

Association and the Village of Lemont

throughout the entire season.

Come and experience Lemont and enjoy

our holiday scene.

Submitted by Village of Lemont, 418 Main

St. in Lemont. For more information, visit

lemont.il.us/Holiday or call (630) 257-


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Holidays a special time at Lockport Resource Center, thrift shop

The holidays are a special

time at the Lockport

Resource Center and Pass

It On Thrift Shop for a

number of reasons. The

Resource Center shifts into

giving mode as they begin

to review applications

for their Transformation

Scholarship, awarded annually

to deserving Lockport

area students. As for

the Pass It On Thrift Shop,

the cozy space is packed

with holiday decorations,

clothing, knick-knacks and

goodies from days gone

by, or just last year.

In the spirit of the season,

the Thrift Shop has

a number of specials. We

participate in Black Friday

and Small Business Saturday

with special pricing

deals, as well as our popular

Boxing Day Sale.

The Pass It On Thrift

Shop features high-quality

items donated by the people

of Lockport.

“We really do see a lot

of high quality clothing

and gently used household

items come through,” said

Mary Wehle, store manager.

“A lot of the collectibles

are really nice, and we get

some beautiful chinaware

pieces. We don’t usually

get full sets, but a lot of

people are looking for accent

pieces to express a

little individuality.”

Holiday time is also an

exciting time for students,

as they complete applications

for admissions and

scholarships. We at the

Lockport Resource Center

want to remind all students

in the area that we offer a

the Transformation Scholarship

Program aimed at

making a difference in

the life of students of any

age. Our requirements are

simple in that the applicant

must be a Lockport area


“Many people don’t realize

the reach of Lockport

Township,” said Scholarship

Committee Chair

Kit Lindblom. “People in

Lockport and Homer, as

well as Fairmont, Crest

Hill, parts of Joliet and

even Romeoville, are eligible.

Essentially, if you

would attend Lockport

Township High School or

are in the area bounded by

135th Street on the north,

Will-Cook Road on the

east, Weber Road on the

west, you’re in our area.”

So, stop in for our special

Insider Days Nov. 29

and 30, when Insider bags

can be refilled for $3, and

we have our $25 Santa

Bag Challenge. On Boxing

Day, we offer shoppers

the opportunity to bring in

their own box or storage

tub and fill it for $5. This

is a great opportunity to

stock up on winter clothes,

decoration or other supplies.

For Transformation

Scholarship information,

see our webpage lockpor

tresource.org. To apply,

send an email to lockpor


One can also check out our

Facebook page by searching

for The Lockport Resource

Center or #passiton.

Submitted by Lockport Resource

Center, 944 N. State

St. in Lockport. For more

information, visit lockpor

tresource.org or call (815)



andhelefthis "Santa Bags"atthe


After the Mall and the big box stores, come and fill

your Santa Bag with the best deals in town and also

help your neighborsinneed!

*$25 00 bags Friday &Saturdayonly

The LockportResource Center is Lockport

and Homertownshipsall volunteer run Thrift

shop. Proceedsfromthe shop funda

No-Interest loan program,scholarship

program, and FISH Food Pantry.

Black Friday (11/29):

10am - 2pm

Saturday (11/30):

10am - 2pm

(Nodonations will be accepted on thesedays)

LRC Insiders fill your bags for 3.00

Fill your “Santa Bag” for 25.00

815.838.9615 | 944 N. StateSt. |Lockport, IL

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We would like to join our entire staff in wishing

everyone avery Happy Holiday season.

Gary Bronner,CFP ®

Financial Representative

827 SState St

Lockport,IL 60441-3548



(630) 863-4775


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Call 815-838-3944 for membership information

or visit our website lockportmoose.com

Generosity, volunteerism

the foundation of

Moose International

Moose International is a

fraternal and service organization

founded in 1888.

Lockport Moose Lodge recently

celebrated its 106th

birthday being in Lockport.

The Moose has one

million male members and

400,000 female members.

Moose lodges are located

in all 50 states, Great Britain

and Bermuda.

Our mission is Mooseheart,

which is a residential

childcare facility, located

on a 1,000-acre campus

located near Batavia. The

child city is a home for

children and teens in need,

from infancy through high

school. Mooseheart cares

for youth whose families

are unable, for a wide variety

of reasons, to care for


Some have lost one or

both parents; others are

living in environments

that are simply not conducive

to healthy growth

and development. Whatever

the reason, the men

and women of the Moose,

through unparalleled generosity

and volunteerism,

furnish the resources necessary

to care for children

in need. The Moose fraternity

provides children with

a wholesome home-like

environment and the best

possible training and education.

All Moose lodges share

the same mission of taking

care of the children

at Mooseheart and the seniors

at Moosehaven; however,

each lodge is very

unique on different activities

they provide for their

members. Children are the

main focus of each lodge

providing many activities

for them such as Christmas

with Santa, Easter

egg hunt, Valentine’s Day

dance, Halloween party

and much more. Most of

the activities include some

type of breakfast or lunch

for the children and parents,

and even grandparents

are welcome to join in

the fun. Of course all the

children leave with some

type of special gift furnished

by the members.

As for our adult members,

the activities are

unlimited and we always

add new things to do and

we improve activities that

we have had for decades.

The Lockport Moose has

live entertainment every

Friday night, Karaoke every

other Saturday night,

a game called Lightning

on Tuesdays nights with

a chance to win $5,000,

Bingo on Monday morning

and Wednesday night,

Sunday brunch on the first

and third Sunday each

month. They also have

many themed parties for

their members and guests,

such as Comedy nights,

Murder mystery shows,

Elvis and Neil Diamond

tribute shows and a super

New Years Eve party. One

of the newest activities is

the Moosefest held in September

under the stars in

the Hamilton Street parking

lot. The public event

features three bands, food

and drinks at very reasonable

prices. Let’s not forget

the Queen of Hearts

game that at present is approximately

$34,000. The

Moose is a great networking

opportunity for many

with each member having

some type of helpful and

special talent to share.

In addition, the lodge

offers use of their recently

remodeled banquet facility

located on the second

floor, with chandeliers,

a large stage for live entertainment,

bar, sound

and video system options

and seating for up to 200

guests. It also has a state

of the art kitchen and catering

is available for special

events. The lodge has

an elevator for those with

special needs. The Moose

is a great place to host

weddings, memorial services,

birthdays, corporate

events, family parties and

much more.

Come spring, make sure

and remember the hidden

gem in the woods. The

Lockport Moose Picnic

Grove— located at 15144

W. 159th St. (between Gougar

and Cedar Road)— is a

wooded wonderland with

many spectacular events.

Seven acres of beautiful

trees makes for a perfect

setting for weddings, family

parties, fundraisers, class

reunions and much more.

The grove has it all including

a large pavilion, picnic

tables, electric/running water,

refrigerators, freezers,

port-a-potties, horseshoes

and even enough room for

a small soft ball game.

Submitted by Lockport

Moose Lodge, 118 E. 10th St.

in Lockport. For more information

on how to become a

member, call (815) 838-3944

or visit LockportMoose.com.

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Hollingworth makes

life a little sweeter

Locally Handcrafted

English Toffee • Sea Salt Caramel • Chesters

Cashew Brittle & More!







Mon. - Fri. 9am-7pm

Sat. 9am-4pm • Sun. 10am-4pm

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other offer. Expires 12-31-19

In 1982, with some

chocolate, pecans, butter

and a special family

recipe, Margaret Carlson

began making toffee one

pound at a time on her

kitchen stove in Homer


She started selling her

candy at small craft shows

and soon needed to start

taking orders for friends

and family as word spread

about the quality and freshness

of her product. Her

husband, Chester, retired

and began making the toffee

with her. Before long,

Margaret’s signature toffee

was in high demand. In

1993, her daughter Wendy

joined them and continues

the tradition now, bringing

Hollingworth Candies

home to happy customers.

Hollingworth Candies

has expanded to a larger

facility, which also holds

the company’s storefront,

to make the handcrafted

toffees and candies. It is

located at 926 N. State St.

in Lockport.

Though toffee remains

Hollingworth’s most popular

seller, the company

also makes cashew brittle,

chesters, gourmet caramel

apples, sea salt toffee, sea

salt caramels, chocolatedipped

strawberries and

much more. Carlson has

added her own line of

molded chocolates, called

Maggie’s Creations. Each

one is hand-painted with

colored chocolate and

molded into delicious, artful,

chocolate creations.

Hollingworth Candies has

many ideas for corporate

gifts as well.

Shop online 24/7 or

stop in the Lockport store.

Holiday hours are 9 a.m.-

7 p.m. Monday through

Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

and 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday 10am-4pm. The

store is open from 9 a.m.-

2 p.m. on Christmas Eve

and New Year’s Eve and

is closed Dec. 25-26 and

Jan. 1-2.

Submitted by Hollingworth

Candies, 926 N. State St. in

Lockport. For more information,

call (815) 838-2275 or

visit hollingworthcandies.


Country Financial CFP gives

clients peace of mind

As a financial representative

with Country Financial,

Gary Bronner works with

his clients as their resource

to help build, preserve and

transfer their financial security

through a long-term,

one-on-one relationship.

Utilizing a disciplined

and ongoing process to address

a wide range of financial

security needs, Gary offers

insurance and financial

solutions to help his clients

realize their financial security


While Gary works locally

with his clients in Lockport,

Homer Glen and Lemont,

he is supported by the vast

resources at Country Financial.

This allows him

to draw on the extensive

knowledge of the team to

develop strategies tailored

to his clients’ unique situations

and deliver a high level

of personalized service.

Gary has more than 30

years of financial services

experience. He is a graduate

of the University of Illinois

Champaign-Urbana and has

held the CFP certification

from the Certified Financial

Planner Board of Standards

since 1999. Gary is a resident

of Lemont and married

to Judy, a graduate of the

University of Notre Dame.

They have two children.

Alex is a graduate of Bradley

University and Sydney

is attending Marquette University.

Gary and Alex are

members of the National

Eagle Scout Association of

the Boy Scouts of America.

He is taking this moment

to remind everyone that not

only is he a Country Financial

representative, but

he also been a CFP professional

for 20 years. The

designation comes with extensive

training in financial

planning, estate planning,

insurance, investments,

Please see peace, 11

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Upcoming Merry Mixer Appearances

Nov. 29: Parade of Lights – Naperville, IL

Nov. 30: Festival of Lights – Fox Lake, IL

Dec. 1: Tree Lighting – Montgomery, IL

Dec. 2: Merry Mixer Merrymaking Event – Mokena, IL

Dec. 5: Comer Children’s Hospital – Chicago, IL

Dec. 6: Illuminated Christmas Parade – Whiting, IN

Bring the family to Ozinga’s Merry Mixer Merrymaking Event

and enjoy the truck lighting, pictures with Santa and hot

chocolate! Join our Community Food Drive benefiting the

Frankfort Township Food Pantry by bringing a nonperishable

food item with you.


Tuesday, December 3 | 4:30 - 6:00 PM


19001 Old LaGrange Road, Mokena

Dec. 7: Tree Lighting – Hyde Park, Chicago, IL

Dec. 7: Parade of Lights – Manhattan, IL

Dec. 8: Parade of Lights – Tinley Park, IL

Dec. 9: Victorian Village – Homer Glen, IL

Dec. 11: Saratoga Grove – Downers Grove, IL

Dec. 13: Bethshan Nursing Home – Palos Heights, IL

Dec. 14: Lighted Parade – Peotone, IL

Dec. 17: Hickory Creek Church – Frankfort, IL

Dec. 21: Brookfield Zoo Holiday Magic – Brookfield, IL

Dec. 22: Christmas in the Commons – New Lenox, IL

Dec. 23: Parkview Christian Church – New Lenox, IL

Visit ozinga.com/merrymixer for a

regularly updated list of events.

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Go Homer for the

Holidays for winter fun

Celebrate the season and

join the Village of Homer

Glen in lighting up the

new holiday light display,

which will transform the

Active Core area of Heritage

Park into a winter

wonderland of lights. The

park display features trees

decorated with mini sparkle

lights and suspended

spritzer lights, pole décors,

and large-scale 3D light

sculptures, which include

a 32-foot double-cone tree

and a 20-foot hot cocoa

walk through mug, with

a mist that smells like hot


Visitors will be able to

interact with the light display

through an app called

Loomie, which can be

downloaded to their smartphones

from the Apple

App Store or Google Play

Store. Signs with QR codes

will be found throughout

the site allowing visitors to

access three interactive 3D

games for all ages. Upon

completing any game,

Loomie invites users to

take and share a victory

photo within the display.

The app also allows users

to create a custom holiday

card to share with friends


From Page 8

taxes, employee benefits

and retirement planning,

as well as in CFP Board’s

Standards of Professional

Conduct, which is rigorously


As a CFP professional,

he is required to uphold

my certification through

continuing education —

something to consider with

new financial instruments

appearing regularly on the

within seconds across any

social media platform.

While viewing of the

light display is available

the entire holiday season,

the unveiling of the display

happens at Homer for

the Holidays, the Village’s

annual holiday event.

Homer for the Holidays is

runs from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Dec. 7. This is a free event

available to Homer Glen

residents of all ages. The

event is being held outdoors

and is rain/snow or

shine, so please dress for

the weather.

Homer for the Holidays

features a full schedule of

holiday themed activities,

which will all take place

after the grand lighting of

the park, including photo

opportunities with Santa,

a free train ride around the

park, hot cocoa, live carolers,

a jazz quartet, crafts,

and more. Residents who

would like to stay for a

bite to eat can partake in

the food available for purchase

from Pierogi Squad,

Harold’s Chicken Shack

and Ben’s Soft Pretzels

food trucks.

For our Homer Glen pet

lovers, dress your furry

family members in holiday

gear and submit photos

to the Village in advance

of the party. Residents

can vote for their favorite

holiday pet in the Dress

Your Pet Holiday Costume

Photo Contest on

display at Homer for the

Holidays. Email photos to


by Wednesday, Nov. 27.

For more information

about the Village’s new

light display and Homer

for the Holidays, visit the

Village of Homer Glen’s

website at homerglenil.

org, call us at (708) 301-

0632, or find us on Facebook

at @villageofhomer


Submitted by the Village of

Homer Glen, 14240 W. 151st

St. in Homer Glen. For more

information, call (708) 301-

0632, or visit homerglenil.


consumer market. It’s little

wonder that CFP certification

is the most recognized

in the industry for personal

financial planning. While

one thinks about financial

future, please bear in mind

that only 17 percent of all

financial advisors in the

industry can claim this distinction.

His clients have found

working with Country and

Bronner achieves financial

peace of mind and a way

to have a stress-free retirement.

Submitted by Gary Bronner,

of Country Financial, 827 S.

State St. in Lockport. Bronner

can be contacted at his office

at (630) 226-1525, or cellphone

from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily

at (630) 863-4775, faxed at

(630) 226-5693, or emailed at


cial.com. For more information,

visit www.countryfinan


Homer For The Holidays




Saturday, December 7

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Heritage Park, 14240 W. 151st St.


Holiday Crafts

Photos with Santa Claus

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Train Ride Live Music Food Trucks

Enter to win the “Dress Your Pet”

Holiday Costume Photo Contest! Deadline is 11/27

Email photos to ablank@homerglenil.org

Visit homerglenil.org for more info!

Find us on Facebook @villageofhomerglen

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Lemont’s SS. Cyril and

Methodius School named

one of the best in the nation

U.S. Secretary of Education

Betsy DeVos announced

on Sept. 26 that

SS. Cyril and Methodius

School (SSCM) has been

named a 2019 National

Blue Ribbon School.

SSCM is among 312

public and 50 non-public

schools nationwide receiving

this honor. This marks

the first and only time a

Lemont elementary school

has received this recognition.

“The entire SS. Cyril and

Methodius School family

is honored to have been

named a 2019 National

Blue Ribbon School,”

said Shirley A. Tkachuk,

principal of SS. Cyril and

Methodius School. “This

reaffirms the dedication,

hard work and commitment

to Catholic education

from all of our students,

staff and families.”

The coveted National

Blue Ribbon Schools

award affirms the hard

work of educators, families

and communities in

creating safe and welcoming

schools where students

master challenging and

engaging content. Now in

its 37th year, the National

Blue Ribbon Schools Program

has bestowed recognition

on more than 9,000


The Department recognizes

all schools in one of

two performance categories,

based on all student

scores, student subgroup

scores and graduation


• Exemplary High Performing

Schools are

among their state’s highest

performing schools

as measured by state assessments

or nationally

normed tests.

• Exemplary Achievement

Gap Closing Schools are

among their state’s highest

performing schools

in closing achievement

gaps between a school’s

student groups and all


School officials will represent

SSCM at a two-day

awards ceremony in Washington,

D.C., where they

will join other esteemed

educators, share best practices

with each other, and


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celebrate their hard-won


For more information

about SSCM, call (630)

357-6488 or visit www.

school.stcyril.org. For

more information about

the National Blue Ribbon

Schools program, visit na



Submitted by SS. Cyril and

Methodius School, 607

Sobieski St. in Lemont. For

more information about

SSCM, call (630) 357-6488

or visit www.school.stcyril.


Private Tours and Shadow Days available.

Please call the office for details.

607 Sobieski St. • Lemont, IL 60439


• Pre-K through 8th Grade

• On-site morning and after school care

• 100% acceptance rate of students applying

to private high schools

• Computer and Science Labs

• 1 to 1 chrome books in the JR. High

• Smart Boards in all classrooms

• Spanish, Physical Education, Technology,

Music & Art

• Extra-Curricular activities include:

Basketball, volleyball, band, chess, talent show

& school musical

• Financial aid is available, inquire at school

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Forest View Farms offers horseback riding for the holidays

For more than 50 years, Forest

View Farms has welcomed

horse-lovers of all ages, whether

they have been riding all of their

lives or want to enjoy their first


Forest View Farms in Tinley

Park abuts the Cook County Forest

Preserves — a beautiful piece

of land that begs to be seen. The

farms invite people to enjoy time

away from life’s stresses and

spend time relaxing by meandering

through the beautiful forest


Riders are paired with a horse

at the rider’s skill level, so new

riders do not feel overwhelmed

while sleigh rides, hayrides or

other horse-drawn vehicles are

piloted by one of the farms’ accomplished


Trail rides begin on the Forest

View Farms property and take

adjacent trails through the Cook

County Forest Preserves. Trail

rides are offered year-round, and

offered for both private, reserved

rides and non reserved walk-in

customers. Trail riders need to

be at least 9 years of age, with a

250-pound weight limit.

Children younger than 9 who

want to ride also can enjoy pony

rides, which are offered yearround

and are great for smaller

children. Children learn to be

comfortable around horses during

their controlled trail ride

around the Forest View Farms

property. All ponies are hand-led

by a parent or adult.

Forest View Farms offer riding

lessons for new and advanced

riders, young and old. For those

who have always wanted to try

horseback riding, there are classes

for people of all ages, from 3

years and older. Toddlers can become

comfortable around horses

or ponies with mommy and me

classes, and older children can

start learning riding basics, with

lessons tailored to their ages and

levels of comfort.

For adults who have never

had the chance to try horseback

riding, Forest Views Farms has

both group and private lessons,

so people can try it out with their

friends or on their own. Forest

View Farms also offers driving

lessons for those who do not


Forest View Farms offers everything

one needs for a successful,

memorable party. Parties can

be built to accommodate everything

from trail rides, pony rentals,

hayrides, ride wagons, covered

wagons, carriages and stage

coach to petting farm animals.

Sheriff badges, hats and bandannas

are available as party favors.

The farms have outdoor party

pavilions available and heated

party barn for fall, winter and

spring comfort.

And whether or not one decides

to have a party at his or

her location, or the farms, Forest

View can supply everything

needed, including western decorations

and props for a great party

all guests will remember.

Forest View also does parades,

weddings, reunions, convention

events, company picnics, cookouts,

special events and parties

for all occasions.

Forest View Farms invites everyone

to join for a week of horsey

fun at the horse camp, which is

a great way to learn about horses

and other farm animals. During

the week at camp, campers will

learn to brush, saddle and ride

horses. Campers also will adopt

one farm animal and take care

of it for the week. Campers also

will have riding lessons and go

on trail rides daily.

The farm also has other

types of horse-related activities

throughout the week.

Fall is upon us, and hayride

season is here, while winter is

fast approaching. And the coming

of snow brings sleigh rides.

Gift certificates are available

for any of the above and

make great Christmas stockingstuffers

for presents.

Yes, Christ is still in Christmas

at Forest View Farms. Call for

additional details.

Submitted by Forest View Farms.

For more information, visit www.

fvfarms.com, or call (708) 560-0306

or (219) 365-1350.




2 To 4 Passenger

Carriage Or Sleigh - $50

5 Or More Passenger

Sleigh Or Wagon - $10 Per Person

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Mobile Concepts specializes in customizing

one’s vehicle, motorcycle or boat

Mobile Concepts is an

aftermarket retail shop that

can customize one’s vehicle,

motorcycle or boat.

We offer a wide variety of

the most current and top

brand names of alarms, remote

starts and stereo systems,

such as Viper and JL


We can personalize any

vehicle and give it a modern

look on any budget.

For instance, tinting the

Searching for Senior Care?

Helping you find safer and

quality options for your loved

ones for over 25 years.

windows, adding a new

stereo or accent lighting

are just some of the many

ways to upgrade one’s personal

investment. We are

a family owned business

that has been in the Chicagoland

area for over 30

years and counting.

Come visit our store in

Mokena. One of our bestsellers

during the holiday

season is the remote start,

and there are so many

different ones to choose

from. One can surprise

that picky person that has

everything with something

unique. Have it installed

before Christmas or come

in for a gift certificate.

If one is looking for expert

installations, please

stop in at one of our two

locations. Just remember

our company motto is “old

school (work ethic/friendly

customer service), new

school (serving up the latest

in vehicle technology).

The store is open from

9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday

through Friday, 9 a.m.

through 4 p.m. Saturday

and closed Sunday.

Submitted by Mobile Concepts,

19820 Wolf Road in

Mokena. For more information,

visit mobileconceptschi

cago.com or call (708) 226-


Ruthie Barkus, RN, BSN, CDP (708) 377-9969

Senior Care Consultant Mokena.CarePatrol.com

Independent Living | Assisted Living | Memory Care | In Home Care

Each CarePatrol office is independently owned and operated.

The Gift of Dance!

Imagine the smiles and surprise when

your loved one, friend or co-worker gets

the joy of dancing with a Gift of Dance

“Gift Certificate” from you. They can

choose to learn Ballroom, Latin, Swing,

or Social Dancing from our Five Star

Certified Professional Dancers. The Gift

of Dance “Gift Certificate” starts as

low as just $40.00. Call, stop in or go

on line for yours today!

Fred Astaire Dance Studio


NW Corner of S. LaGrange and LaPorte.

In the Brookhaven Market Center.


Saint John Orthodox Chapel

112 Church Street, New Lenox, Illinois 60451

A Benefit Concert of

Orthodox Liturgical

Music sung in Russian

(Slavonic), Greek and

English performed by the

Lewis University Choir

Lawrence Sisk


Free-will offering to

benefit The New Lenox

Historical Society for

preservation of the

Church building

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 | 7:30pm


For more info visit 22ndcenturymedia.com/events

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Premier Holiday Concert!

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 2:30 p.m.

Mary Doughty Mauch, Conductor

William Buhr, Pianist

Admission is FREE and no are tickets required!

Christ Community Church

13400 Bell Road, Lemont, IL 60439

“It’s the best 90 minutes of my week!”

Rehearsals start again in January:

Fridays, 10:00-11:30 a.m.

Details and registration at www.soundsgoodchoir.org

info@soundsgoodchoir.org • 630-441-5157

Lemont-Homer Glen

Sounds Good! Choir to

perform free concert

The debut performance

of the Lemont-Homer

Glen Sounds Good! Choir

will be presented on Sunday,

Dec. 15, at 2:30 p.m.

at Christ Community

Church, 13400 Bell Road,

Lemont. Admission is

free. The choir, conducted

by Lemont local Mary

Doughty Mauch, began

rehearsing in September

and will share their songs

of new and familiar holiday

favorites accompanied

by acclaimed collaborative

pianist William Buhr.

The Lemont-Homer

Glen Sounds Good! Choir

rehearses on Friday mornings

at Christ Community

Church on Bell Road. The

rehearsals consist of fun,

challenging and eclectic

repertoire, as well as thorough

vocal warm-ups and

training in breathing and

vocal technique. There is

no audition; all that is required

is a desire to sing.

Lifelong choral singers

are welcome, as are singers

who haven’t sung for a

while and even those who

are brand new to choral


Master teacher and professional

choral conductor

Mary Doughty Mauch is

also the conductor of the

popular Wheaton-Glen Ellyn

Sounds Good! Choir,

which rehearses Tuesday

afternoons from 12:30-2

p.m. at Trinity Episcopal

Church in Wheaton.

She said, “I love working

with our Sounds Good!

choirs. There’s a special

magic that happens when

each singer brings their

own unique life experiences

to the choir, and, in

working together, what

we create goes far beyond

the ink on a page. Our

audiences can’t help but

be touched by the special

energy that comes from

people who just plain loving

singing together for

the sheer joy of making


Singers often collaborate

with other area Sounds

Good! choirs, and one of

the favorite perks of enrolling

in one of the eight

Sounds Good! Choirs in

the Chicago area is that

singers can attend as many

rehearsals as they like in

other locations.

The Sounds Good! Choir

is a nonprofit organization

that serves more than

500 singers in daytime

weekly rehearsals. Singers

rehearse over the course

of a 15-week session that

ends with free public performances,

including a

combined performance at

the historic Fourth Presbyterian

Church on the Gold


Many singers attend

rehearsals in multiple locations

for the additional

social and learning aspects

and to enjoy the different

rehearsal styles of the veteran

professional choral

conductors. Mary Doughty

Mauch, also the teacher of

the summer enrichment

classes in sight singing

and vocal technique, said

about the rehearsal environment,

“The most amazing

rehearsal quality, for

me, is how everyone contributes

their best — whatever

that happens to be for

any particular day.

“Sometimes, it’s a win

just getting to rehearsal.

Other times, its challenging

themselves to sightreading

better, deepening

their breathing, advancing

their vocal technique or

mentoring our newest choral

singers. Our rehearsals

are a joy that culminate in

beautiful, heartfelt performances.”

Submitted by Lemont-Homer

Glen Sounds Good! Choir.

For more information on the

concert and the upcoming

January-May session, visit

soundsgoodchoir.org or call

(630) 441-5157.

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From Page 2

Park, IL, 60467. Make sure the items somewhere include

a name and a phone number at which we can

reach you, should you happen to win the contest, as

well as your hometown.

We will accept submissions through 5 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 24, because we, too, wait to do things until

the last minute sometimes. The entries must be received

(not postmarked) by that day, so make sure to

give yourself enough time for holiday mail service.

The entries will be evaluated by our editorial staff

and judged in two categories: Best in Show and Funniest,

so tell us in which category you’d like to be considered.

We will pick one winner in each of the categories

from across all seven of the towns covered by

22nd Century Media’s Southwest office: Orland Park,

Tinley Park, Frankfort, Mokena, New Lenox, Lockport

and Homer Glen.

In addition to awarding prizes (detailed in the accompanying

sidebar), we plan to publish images or transcripts

of our winners in print, along with a few of our

other favorites.

We do have three rules.

• We are allowing only one entry per household for

this contest.

• The entry must be from this holiday season.

• Because we’re living in a digital world, electronic

entries are accepted. They can be sent to bill@op


Holiday Card Contest 2019 Prizes

A look at what you can win in this year’s Holiday Card Contest

Best in Show

• Four $25 gift cards to

Bonefish Grill, 15537 S.

LaGrange Road in Orland


• Four one-hour passes for

racquetball/wallyball at

Silver Lake Country Club,

14700 S. 82nd Ave. in

Orland Park

• A $25 gift certificate for

Tazza Italian Ristorante,

14065 S. Bell Road in

Homer Glen

• $25 gift card for One Paper

Place, 590 Bankview Drive,

Suite B, in Frankfort

• A certificate good for $5 off

a purchase of $10 or more

at Pop’s Italian Beef & Sausage,

16600 W. 159th St. in



• A $100 gift card to Urban

Air Adventure Park, 19800

S. LaGrange Road in


• Four $10 gift certificates

for The Barrel Club, 4910

W. 111th St. in Oak Lawn

• Two hours of free bowling

for up to six people, including

shoe rentals, along with

a pizza and pitcher full of

pop, at Laraway Lanes,

1009 West Laraway Road

in New Lenox

• Certificates for four free

value baskets at Culver’s,

18248 Sayre Ave. in Tinley


• A certificate good for $5 off

a purchase of $10 or more

at Pop’s Italian Beef &

Sausage, 16600 W. 159th

St. in Lockport

Get ready to celebrate

the holidays and ‘Light

up Lockport’

Please join the City

of Lockport, Lockport

Township Park District

and Lockport Township

Government welcome

the holiday season at the

annual Christmas in the

Square event 1-4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30, at 222

E. 9th Street.

Be sure to get a picture

taken with Santa and let

him know what you want

for Christmas. Santa will

have a special gift for

each child. In addition,

everyone can see and

take pictures of our special

reindeer guests.

There will be family

crafts, cookie decorating,

train rides and other entertainment.

Be sure to

stop by the Gladys Fox

Museum to see the Festival

of Trees where guests

can vote for their favorite

tree. Guests can also

take part in Main Street’s

Passport to Christmas

in the Square Program

where someone can win

the grand prize. Don’t

forget to visit the Chamber

of Commerce to celebrate

Small Business


Finally, and most importantly,

please help us

“Light Up Lockport” at

the annual Tree Lighting

Ceremony at 4:30 p.m.

This event is free and

available to all ages!

Submitted by the City of

Lockport. For more information,

visit cityoflockport.net.

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‘Hidden gem’ for seniors

found at Alvernia Manor

Is mom living alone? Are you concerned

about her safety? Is she able

to reach out quickly for assistance,

should something happen? Do you

worry dad is taking his daily medications

as prescribed or eating nutritious

meals? Is the hired home care

provider giving that special aunt all

the care, attention and socialization

she needs and deserves?

Alvernia Manor Senior Living is

the “hidden gem” that can ease your

family’s concerns. The mission of

this unique senior living community

is to provide seniors a loving, safe

and caring home. Alvernia Manor

has a warm, homey setting, its walls

brimming of compassion, fulfillment

and fun. Amenities include three daily

meals plus snacks, staffed healthcare

services, 24-hour emergency

call system, housekeeping, furnished

private rooms, and a calendar full of

activities and socialization. In addition,

there are no annuities or endowment

fees. For more than 45 years

the School Sisters of St. Francis of

Christ the King and their dedicated

staff have cared for seniors as their

own family — with respect, love and

concern. Family and friends refer Alvernia

Manor as their “hidden gem.”

Alvernia Manor is located on a

hilltop in the southwest suburb of

Please see gems, 24

Fresh Cut

Christmas Trees

Balsam Fir, Fraiser

Fir, Scotch Pine,

Black Hill Spruce

Live Wreath

& Garland


Poinsettias and

Green Pots

Cancer Survivorship class teaches

nutrition, healthy living

Life as a cancer survivor

can be difficult to navigate,

but dietetic interns at UChicago

Medicine Ingalls Memorial

Hospital are offering

cancer survivorship classes

that teach nutrition and cooking

for a healthy lifestyle during

and after treatment.

Registered dietitian Cheryl

Bacon, who will lead the

classes along with Ingalls

dietetic interns studying to

become registered dietitian

nutritionists, said optimal nutrition

can reduce the risk of

cancer and cancer recurrence.

“While every cancer diagnosis

affects everyone differently,

adequate nutrition

during treatment and recovery

are essential to promote

a positive outcome and an

enhanced quality of life,” she


The class teaches participants

to add healthier foods


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in their diets. Instructors will

give a presentation about a

food’s properties, followed

by a cooking demonstration

to teach easy ways to prepare

and incorporate the food in

meals. Some class topics include

quick meal planning,

how to interpret organic and

non-GMO food labels, dietary

supplement considerations

and debunking nutrition

myths related to cancer.

Each seminar will also discuss

the science behind specific

foods and their links to

certain cancers. Additionally,

the side of effects from cancer

treatment can make eating

a challenge. These seminars

will discuss modifications for

meal preparation to ensure

patients get the nutrition they


Bacon said the hospital

aims to make the seminars

interactive, allowing participants

to ask questions and

share their experiences. While

the focus of the classes is on

nutrition and cancer, Bacon

said the information shared is

beneficial for anyone looking

to make healthier meal choices.

All are welcome. Classes

focusing on colorectal cancer

screening and nutrition continue

at the Ingalls Flossmoor

Family Care Center once a

month on Tuesdays from 6 to

7 p.m. Dates for 2019-2020

are as follows: Nov. 19, Jan.

21, March 17 and May 5.

Submitted by UChicago Medicine

Ingalls Memorial Hospital. For

more information on the Cancer

Survivorship Seminars, or to view

other classes and events at UChicago

Medicine, visit uchica


classes-events or call (888) 824-


LOCKPORT: 16117 S. Farrell (in front of Super Wal-Mart) • 815-838-6710

MOKENA: 11240 W. Lincoln Hwy (Wolf Rd. & Rt 30) • 815-806-9910

LEMONT: 13448 Archer Ave (ByTarget) • 630-257-1212

NEW LENOX: 523 E Lincoln Hwy (In front of

Super Wal-Mart) • 815-463-0274

FRANKFORT: 19979 S. LaGrange Rd (By Home

Depot) • 815-469-8463

HOMER GLEN: 14230 S. Bell Rd (By Jewel) • 708-301-8299

ORLAND PARK: 11021 W. 179th St (By PNC Bank) • 708-326-3810


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pickup or


12720 West 159th Street, Homer Glen, IL 60491

708.301.2090 www.aTouchofGreen.net

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Years of experience show in Ramon’s hand-crafted leather accessories

Ramon’s Shoe Repair and

Motorcycle Leatherworks has

been serving the Chicagoland

area for more than 20 years,

and now they’ve brought their

talents to their shop in Mokena.

Ramon’s offers premium

hand-crafted, artisan-quality

leather motorcycle saddlebags,

pouches, accessories and much

more. They know a customer’s

motorcycle is more than just a

way to get around town; it’s an

investment, and it’s a reflection

of the owner’s personality.

Ramon’s understands the

passion that bikers have for

their motorcycles. After serving

thousands of satisfied customers

for three decades in

Worth, they’ve built the expertise

to provide bikers with those

alterations and customizations

that truly allow the owner to

represent who the person is on

the bike.

Ramon personally works

with each individual customer

to make sure they’re getting

exactly what they want. He’ll

sit down with the customer, and

together, they come up with an

exact plan for the design and

implementation, ensuring that

customers won’t be talked into

a product that they don’t want

or need, and will do the work

for a price that is fair and reasonable.

Customers won’t find

any unwelcome surprises like

hidden costs and fees. Everything

will be planned out with

their specific wants and needs

before work is started. Customers

won’t pay a dime until the

work is done and they’re satisfied

with the finished product.

Some of Ramon’s specialties

include custom motorcycle

bags, seat coverings, fringe,

heritage bag reinforcement,

patch applications for a customer’s

favorite old or new

jackets or bags, and many other

custom jobs. Customers can

also get their favorite pair of

boots and shoes repaired, getting

rid of the hassle of having

to get a new pair and spend the

uncomfortable time breaking

them in.

Ramon’s attention to detail

means a customer’s custom

motorcycle bag will be the finest

a customer has ever owned

and will get them noticed on

the road. Seat coverings can be

altered to fit the individual, so

no more struggling with factory

stock seats that can be

uncomfortable or even dangerous

to ride on. Ramon can

add fringe to any leather motorcycle

accessories, including

custom hand grip fringe, floor

board fringe and bag fringe.

Heritage Softail bags can sag

over time, but Ramon can keep

those bags looking new with

his custom-made leather supports.

If a customer has patches

but doesn’t trust themselves to

apply them, Ramon can apply

them for the customer to their

cut, leather or denim jackets or

their bike’s bags.

Ramon has been working

with leather since his father

started teaching him when he

was just 5 years old. Since

then, Ramon has been honing

his craft so that there isn’t any

job too big or too small for him

to handle with the expertise

and care needed when making

alterations or repairs to a customer’s

most prized possessions.

When customers work with

Ramon, they’re going to come

away with exactly the work

they want done at a fair and

honest price. This holiday

season, come see why Ramon

is the only name a customer

needs to know for all their motorcycle

leatherwork and shoe

repair needs.

Submitted by Ramon’s Shoe Repair

and Motorcycle Leatherworks,

19410 S. LaGrange Road, Mokena.

For more information, call (708)



Winter Sale!

20% OFF


Excludes Ramon’s Custom Work or Shoe Repair Services. Offer cannot be

combined with other offers. Offer expires Friday, December 27th, 2019


gloves | saddlebags

patches | vests

jackets | helmets


swing arm bags


all retail


RamonsLeatherWorks.com | 19410 S. LaGrange, Mokena, IL 60448 | (708) 478-8144

*Custom Leather items, Dealer Merchandise, Easy Brackets, Boss Bags, Already Clearance items, and Service are not included in this sale*

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From Page 20

Lemont. With its beautiful

bluff location, the vivid

colors of the four seasons

are played out annually in

panoramic view. The Little

Bit of Heaven pavilion

is a favorite spot for residents

to take in the scenery

and enjoy the fresh

air. Residents also have

the opportunity to enjoy

several other secured patios

or common areas, relax

in the privacy of their

room or spend spiritual

time in the chapel. Keeping

a resident’s body and

mind healthy and active

is the goal the Sisters and

staff strive for. Games,

exercise, movies, bingo,

best buddy visits, shopping

trips, entertainment

and other special outings,

like a trip to Brookfield

Zoo, are among the many

activities on Alvernia’s

monthly activity calendar.

There are definitely fun

times to be enjoyed by all.

Alvernia Manor’s wellness

coordinators and

healthcare staff ensure residents’

medications are dispensed,

vitals taken and daily

health monitored. Fresh

meals are prepared daily

and all housekeeping needs

attended to. All this adds up

to no more worries for you.

In addition, adult day

services or short term stay

are other available options

for families. Loved ones

receive the care and recreation

they need in a safe,

loving environment while

caregivers go to work or

get a much needed break.

Whether for a few hours a

day or a longer period of

time, Alvernia Manor may

be exactly what your family

is looking for.

Come see for yourself

all Alvernia Manor Senior

Living offers. The care,

charm and beauty are undeniable.

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about this “hidden gem”

and how Alvernia Manor

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or call (630)


Submitted by Alvernia

Manor, 13950 Main St. in

Lemont. For more information,

call (630) 257-7721, or

visit alverniamanor.org.

The best sweet treat around

Maybe a cupcake will help?

Staying true to its motto, Smallcakes of

Orland Park offers 17 unique flavors of

cupcakes and eight flavors of homemade

ice creams.

The cupcakes are made fresh every

morning by an experienced baking team

as they hand-whisk every cupcake batter.

This ensures a fresh, superior product for

customers to enjoy.

To support the community, leftovers are

donated to local charities, and the baking

team starts from scratch again the next day.

It’s a win-win for customers and the community


Big parties, weddings and corporate

events are no problem, either. Smallcakes

can provide an array of custom-designed

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Simply send a photo for reference or

discuss with the expert decorating team.

For more information, reviews and

photos visit @smallcakesorland on Facebook

or @smallcakes_orlandpark on Instagram.

Submitted by Smallcakes, 14225 95th Ave.,

Suite 414, in Orland Park, smallcakesorland

park.com, (708) 590-6403.

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Chicago Gaelic Park

welcomes Paddy Homan, The

Noble Call Christmas show

Celebrate the holiday

season at Gaelic Park with

Paddy Homan and the Noble

Call Christmas Show at

7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13,

with doors opening at 6:30

p.m. Paddy Homan and

friends will take the audience

on a trip back to the

“hearth” of an Irish Christmas,

filled with songs,

stories, rousing music and

traditional Irish dancing.

Joining Paddy Homan for

the evening will be The

Noble Call, which consists

of Mick Broderick

from Dublin on bouzouki;

Dave Curley on guitar and

Tech-forward Artistic Dentistry

keeps growing in Homer Glen

At Artistic Dentistry,

14811 S. Founders Crossing

in Homer Glen, dental work

continues to evolve in stride

with the technology age,

providing patients with a

more efficient and comfortable

service experience.

The newly renovated

practice continues its dedication

of offering a wide

range of the latest treatment

options for facial esthetics

and smile enhancement

by expanding its services

even further with the addition

of injectables such as

Botox and Juvederm and

Medspa services. Botox has

garnered worldwide favor

as the treatment of choice

for retaining a youthful appearance,

but while Botox

certainly can be used effectively

in a dental office for

cosmetic wrinkle reduction,

its most exciting uses in

dentistry are not cosmetic

at all. Botox can be administered

to treat various

types of temporomandibular

joint disorder, bruxism

and clenching, reducing a

high lip line or “gummy

smile” without surgery, and

edentulous patients can benefit

from Botox treatment in

cases where the lip muscles

have become repositioned

due to decreased vertical dimension.

vocals; Larry Nugent from

Fermanagh on the flute;

Brendan Bulger from Boston

on fiddle. To see any of

these entertainers individually

is a treat, but to see

them perform together in

Paddy Homan’s Christmas

show is magic.

There will be a guest

appearance by sean-nos

dancer Brian Cunningham.

Hailing from County Galway,

Ireland, Brian Cunningham

is the most exciting

sean-nós or ‘old-style’

dancer to have emerged

from Ireland. Sean Nós

dancing is highly improvisational,

low to the ground

and rhythmic in which the

performer is free to interpret

the music.

Tickets are available for

$20 and can be purchased

online or by calling the

Chicago Gaelic Park Office.

Submitted by Chicago Gaelic

Park, 6119 W. 147th St.

in Oak Forest. For more

information or to purchase

tickets, call (708) 687-9323

or visit their website at www.


Dental and facial imperfections

can be a strain to

a person’s self-esteem, and

Artistic Dentistry is proud

to work to end that feeling,

according to the practice’s

manager Jeanette Akroush,

who added, “We are devoted

to providing the highest

quality family dental

and medspa services. Our

skilled and trusted providers

always utilize the most advanced

techniques, devices,

and procedures with great

expertise, safety and integrity.

We love to enhance our

clients’ well-being and natural

beauty. We demonstrate

that each client is personally

valued and important to all

of us.”

Since opening, the practice

has focused on researching,

installing and offering

Please see artistic, 26

Paddy Homan

and The Noble Call

takes audiences back to

the ‘hearth’ of an Irish

Christmas, filled with

songs and stories.

Guest appearance by Brian

Cunningham, Sean Nos dancer.

Appearing at


Gaelic Park

Friday December 13, 2019

7:30pm - Tickets $20

Tickets can be purchased

online at www.chicagogaelicpark.comcpark.com

or by calling the front office


Mick Broderick on Bozouki • Dave Curley on Banjo • Larry Nugent on Fiddle • Brendan Bulger on Fiddle

Chicago Gaelic Park - 6119 W 147th Street - Oak Forest, IL

(708) 687-9323 - www.chicagogaelicpark.org

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River Road Tops brings decades

of experience to Lockport



River Road Tops first

opened its doors in Lemont

in 1994.

Since then, it has expanded

its space and business by

moving to Lockport, located

at 3341 S. State St. It is

a family-owned and -operated

business that has been

open for 18 years with more

than 37 years of experience.

Its expanding showroom

is designed to showcase

several different materials,

colors and designs that are

available. It extends quality

service to its customers and

offers custom and personal

advice on home design that

cannot be matched elsewhere.

No other fabricator can

match our experience or impeccable


River Road Tops specializes

in custom cabinets and

countertops for any residential

or commercial space.

Offering custom cabinets

and countertops means having

a lot more space, as well

as several different options.

River Road Tops presents

its customers with a wide

variety of products.

In addition to cabinets

and countertops, River

Road Tops also specializes

in custom kitchens and

baths, entertainment centers,

fireplaces, and wall

units. It is proud to present

its customers with quality

materials such as granite,

marble, quartz, limestone,

solid surface and laminate.

River Road Tops thinks

that its business is only as

good as its satisfied customers.

Most of the work that

has been done is through

referrals from all of our satisfied


The owner helps customers

throughout this entire

process. Whether it may be

picking out a material, style,

or even color, he thinks that

working with the customer

from start to finish leads to

the right design. Every detail

is handcrafted to make it


Submitted by River Road

Tops, 3341 S. State St. in

Lockport. For more information,

visit riverroadtops.

com or call (815) 723-8700.




With purchase of 45 sq ft of

countertop. Free Removal & disposal

of existing countertops.

Offer Expires January 31, 2020

Not Good on existing purchases




Starting at

$32/ sq ft.

*Additional charges may apply.

See store for details



3341 SOUTH STATE ST. • LOCKPORT, ILL 60441 815.723.8700


From Page 25

the latest options for dental

treatment. Aside from the

newest addition of Botox,

Artistic Dentistry uses stateof-the-art

technology, such

as computer-guided dental

implant surgery; the Cone

Beam CT Scan, which minimizes

radiation exposure

by 200 times while producing

high-quality 360-degree

images; intraoral digital

cameras that give high-resolution

photos that help

both doctor and patient; digital

x-rays that also emit less

radiation than conventional

x-rays and are available

in seconds; digital dental

impressions that eliminate

the uncomfortable, messy

impression-taking process;

Venus Glow, a powerful

skin cleansing treatment

that uses a vacuum, 360-degree

rotating tip and two ultra-fine

jet streams to open

up and deep-clean pores,

restoring a more radiant,

healthier-looking complexion;

and Venus Legacy and

Venus Versa, which offer

a full range of options for

today’s most sought-after

treatments to improve the

appearance of skin tone,

elasticity, and texture

quickly and effectively. The

Venus Concept devices offer

treatments for wrinkles,

acne, scars and cellulite reduction,

skin discolorations,

body shaping and hair removal,

Artistic Dentistry and

Medspa is led by Dr. Joel

Akroush, a graduate of

Loyola School of Dentistry,

who opened the Homer

Glen practice in 2012. With

27 years of experience, he

has been recognized as the

top Zoom provider in Illinois,

as well as awarded

as a Platinum Partner from

Nobel Biocare, an industry

leader in dental implants.

Akroush has continued

his education and training

at The Dawson Academy

and American Academy

of Facial Esthetics and is a

member of the Illinois State

Dental Society, American

Academy of Implant Dentistry,

American Academy

of Facial Esthetics, American

Dental Association and

American Academy of Cosmetic


Akroush and company

can perform a full suite of

dental procedures, from

cleanings and restorations

to root-canal therapy and

dental implants to lip enhancements,

Botox injections

and wrinkle reduction

in an upscale, modern

atmosphere. Call the office

for a free consultation and

learn how Artistic Dentistry

can help patients fall in love

with their smile.

Submitted by Artistic Dentistry,

14811 S. Founders

Crossing in Homer Glen.

For more information, call

(708) 301-6060 or visit www.


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November 29 TH - December 15 TH

Come in for in-store specials and sale items!

⋆ Spend $10 and get a FREE 1 lb round of

Continental ® Almonds!

⋆ Free raffle ticket with every purchase!

Drawings weekly, and on December 23 rd !

⋆ Free samples!

Orland Park

9237 W. 159th Street

Holiday Hours:

Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm

Sat: 10am - 5pm

Sun: 11am - 5pm

Christmas Eve:

10am - 3pm


*Must bring in original ad; no

copies. Offer good 11/29/19–

12/15/19, or while supplies

last. Offer good only at the

Orland Outlet store. Limit 1

per customer.

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Parishes Music Ministry

Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019

6pm / 147th & Keeler, Midlothian

Free Will offering

Enjoy family fun with Phil &

Amy entertainment excursions

Chicagoland’s singing

and traveling duo Phil &

Amy return to Starved

Rock for their Christmas

Treasures Shows, this

coming Dec. 2- 4. Call today

for availability to enjoy

festive holiday music

and even a little reminiscing

down Memory Lane.

Audiences rave about their

charming performances

and repertoire.

Looking for more holiday

gift ideas? Give the

gift of music, theatre and

travel trips through Phil

& Amy’s St. Christopher

Tours. Check out their ad

for a variety of one-day

and overnight travel choices.

One-day trips in December

and August 2020

include: Starved Rock

Lodge luncheon and show

dates; Drury Lane; Paramount

Theatre – Aurora;

The Lyric Opera; White

Fence Farm; The Shrine of

Christ’s Passion; Route 66;

Joliet Prison Tour; Lincoln

Highway; and more. Seats

are available for purchase

through philnamymusic.

com or by calling (708)

687-3302. Inquire about

seating, motorcoach and

pick-up locations, and luncheon

and meal details.

Gift certificates for

overnight travel are great

stocking stuffer ideas, as

well. Exciting getaway

destinations include: The

Grand Canyon and the

Canyonlands excursion;

the ever popular four-day

Mackinac Island tour; the

annual Frankenmuth Bavarian,

Harvest and Christmas

getaway; overnight

Starved Rock Lodge Phil

& Amy performances for

Christmas and summertime;

overnight Route 66

journeys; Nashville; riverboats;

and more. Have

a group that would like to

travel? Inquire about group

travel and incentives.

With Phil & Amy Tours

it’s all about family. Their

family has grown up helping

mom and dad host

years of motorcoach travel.

Their children started

with serving the morning

breakfast juices and

goodies by pulling a little

orange and yellow wagon

down the bus aisle. Years

later, travelers now enjoy

hearing Lucie promote all

the new social media angels,

as well as seeing her

grow up on stage with her

musical talents. Their oldest

son, Peter, now follows

the bus on select trips in

his antique 1970 Plymouth

Satellite and is often asked

for photo ops from the

travelers. Then there’s little

Luke, now 12. He was 3

months old on his first bus

trip. By the time he was 5,

he was mimicking his big

brother and dad’s bowling

skills. Over the years, travelers

have kept asking to

see videos of Luke’s latest

bowling accomplishments.

It’s pretty amazing to let

people know that Luke is

already an over 200 average

bowler, has two firstplace

Illinois State Championships

to his name and

multiple Elite Youth Tour

Titles, including his first

Battle Royale Major. Travelers

love sharing their stories

and history too on the

bus and at so many of their


Travelers never cease

to be surprised when they

hear guests say things like,

“I’m an Olympic medalist,”

and, “I was a ‘The

Price Is Right’ finalist.”

Treasuring each traveler’s

story is part of that family

camaraderie. Maybe it’s

time for you to share a story

and join with this wonderful

group who pride

themselves in making long

lasting friendships.

Submitted by Phil’s Colony

Productions, 5348 Forest

Trail in Oak Forest. For

more information, call (708)

687-3302, or visit philnamy


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Come See Our New

S65 Multi-Use Vacuum




while supplies last

Dan Kenney Group dispels

myth of spring selling season

Most homeowners

probably heard it before

– “Spring is the best

time to sell a home.” It

is a common misconception

and, as a result, real

estate agents see fewer

homes being listed in the

Winter and then a flood of

inventory in the Spring.

If homeowners look at

this from a supply-anddemand

standpoint, this

actually creates a “buyer’s

market” in the Spring

when inventory goes up

and a “seller’s market” in

the Winter when supply

goes down.

The great news is that

there are always people

who need to buy a home

- no matter what time of

year it is. In addition, interest

rates remain low,

the economy is strong

and home prices continue

to rise. In fact, according

to the most recent MLS

data, in comparison to

this same time last year

the average list price for

houses in Homer Glen

is up by 4.9%. In addition,

the month’s supply

of homes is down by

7.8% and days on market

are down by a whopping

20%. It is truly a perfect

seller’s market here in

Homer Glen and right

now is a great time to list

that home for sale.

The other advantage of

listing now is that in the

Spring buyers have so

many options to choose

from that they tend to

take their time looking

for a home. This means

the home will probably

sit on the market a little

longer, however, in the

winter when inventory

is low, buyers know that

they need to move quickly

to avoid losing out. Besides,

people know that

anyone who puts on their

hat, gloves, boots and

winter coat and trudges

out into the snow to look

at houses is not just kicking

tires. They need to

buy a home.

Homeowners still have

time to take advantage of

this great seller’s market

and beat the Spring rush.

Give the Dan Kenney

Group a call for a private

consultation. In the

meantime, the Dan Kenney

Group wishes everyone

a wonderful holiday


Submitted by the Dan Kenney

Group of Keller Williams

Preferred Realty, 16101

108th Ave., Second Floor, in

Orland Park. For more information,

call (708) 629-6452

or visit Dankenneyhomes.


Lockport Vacuum has been keeping

customers happy for 40 years

Lockport Vacuum

1040 S. State St.

Lockport, IL 60441










34 99


Welcome to Lockport

Vacuum. We are a family

owned business that is celebrating

our 40th year in

business. We sell new and

used vacuums. We repair

dog dryers and horse vacuums,

too. We install built

in vacuum systems in new

and existing homes. We

carry numerous parts, bags

and filters for all makes

and models. We service all

types of vacuums.

We also offer a threeday

trail on all our new

vacuums. We say you

don’t buy a car without

test driving it, so don’t buy

a vacuum until you try it in

your home.

We also recommend

that you dry shampoo your

carpet instead of using water.

It works fantastic and

we’ve even taken out permanent

marker. We rent

the machine for $19.95

for 24 hours. Our customers

are very surprised how

well this works.

We would rather have

happy customers than unsatisfied

customers. With

all the knowledge we have

about vacuums, we know

what will and will not

work for our customers.

We are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tuesday through Friday; 9

a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday;

and closed on Sunday and


Submitted by Lockport

Vacuum, 1040 S. State St. in

Lockport. For more information,

call (815) 838-5631, or

visit lockportvac.com.


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22nd Century Media 2019 Holiday Events Calendar

A town-by-town look at the southwest suburbs’ biggest holiday events


It’s Christmas Time

In The City

2-3 p.m. Friday, Dec.

6, Homer Township Public

Library, Community

Meeting Room, 14320

W. 151st St. One of Chicago’s

earliest industries

was Christmas trees and

wreaths, and Chicagoans

have contributed some of

the most beloved holiday

songs. To learn more,

join Clarence Goodman

at this event. For more

information and to register,

visit homerlibrary.

org or call (708) 301-


Christmas on the Prairie

2-6 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, Annunciation

Byzantine Catholic

Church, 14610 S. Will-

Cook Road. At Annunciation

Byzantine, the

celebration of the feast

of St. Nicholas — which

occurs on Dec. 6 each

year — is a tradition.

Attendees will have an

opportunity to learn

about the true story of

the original St. Nicholas

and what Christmas

on the prairie might

have been like for the

early settlers. There will

be frontier-era Christmas

crafts for children,

homemade Christmas

bake sale items and a

visit with St. Nicholas

at which attendees can

get a ride on his horsedrawn

carriage. For

more information, visit


or call (708) 645-0241.

Homer For The Holidays

4:30-7:30 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, Homer Glen

Village Hall, 14240 W.

Eli Stauffer looks at the Christmas tree at the Holiday Market in 2018 during Orland Park’s annual Holiday Festival

& Tree Lighting at the Village Center. 22nd Century Media File Photo

151st St. A Christmas

tree-lighting ceremony

and more. There will be

photos with Santa Claus,

holiday crafts, a new light

display, live music, seasonal

refreshments and a

chance to enter to win the

Dress Your Pet Holiday

Costume Contest. For

more information, visit

homerglenil.org, or call

(708) 301-0632.

Second Santa Paws Craft

and Vendor Show

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 8, Orchard

Valley Golf Course,

2411 W. Illinois Ave.,

Aurora. There will be

a craft a vendor show,

along with a raffle that

will have its proceeds

go toward TLC Animal

Shelter in Homer Glen.

The event is free and

pet friendly. For more

information, visit tlcani


Seasonal Celebration

4-5:30 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 8, Homer Township

Public Library, 14320

W. 151st St. Guests can

dress in their holiday

finest to join for this

family event. There will

be crafts, games, prize

wheel, snack station,

Santa, Snow White and

Ollie the Snowman. Attendees

are encouraged

to bring their cameras

for photos. The event

is all ages. Ages 6 and

younger must be accompanied

with an adult.

For more information,

visit homerlibrary.org or

call (708) 301-7908.

Winter Band Concert

7-8 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 10, Homer Jr. High

School, 15711 S. Bell

Road. The sixth-grade

concert and symphonic

bands will perform their

winter concert in the gym.


Christmas in the Square

1-4:30 p.m., Saturday,

Nov. 30, Lockport

City Hall, 222 E. 9th St.

All are welcome to celebrate

the holidays at the

annual Christmas in the

Square event. Children’s

crafts, special treats, a

visit with Santa Claus

and entertainment will

be available. For more

information, visit www.


Cottonwood Christmas

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday,

Nov. 30, Siegel’s

Cottonwood Farm,

17250 Weber Road. Activities

such as sleigh

rides, train rides, giant

mountain slide and food.

To purchase tickets for

$15, visit app.gopas



Visit with Santa

and Mrs. Claus

6-7 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 3, White Oak Library

District Lockport

Branch Library, Meeting

room A/B, 121 E. 8th St.

This event is filled with

singing and dancing and

followed by picture opportunities

for all. Registration

is required for this

event. For more information,

contact Jane Gardner

at (815) 552-4265 or

email jgardner@whiteo


Breakfast with Santa

and the Grinch

8:30-10 a.m. and 11

a.m.-12:30 p.m., Saturday,

Dec. 7, Prairie Bluff

Golf Course 19433

Renwick Road. Families

are invited to come

make a holiday memory

and share breakfast with

Santa. Children will be

able to visit with Santa,

make a craft and listen

as Santa reads a story.

All adults and children

attending the event must

register. Fees are: Residents

$14 (2-11 years

old) and $18 (12 and

older), non-resident

$16 (2-11), $20 (12 and

older). Register by calling

(815) 838-1183 or at



Turkey Trot

6:30 a.m. check-in,

8 a.m. start, Thursday,

Nov. 28, Franklin E.

Loebe Center, 14650

Ravinia Ave. This 2.5-

mile chip-timed cross

country race is run

through the streets,

paths and woods of Orland

Park. Awards go to

the top overall male and

female finishers, as well

as the Top 3 finishers

in each age group and

gender. Pre-registration

is required and limited

to 900. All participants

receive a long-sleeved

dri-fit race shirt and are

eligible for post-race

raffle prizes. For more

information, call (708)

403-5000, visit orland

park.org/events or email



Lions Club Christmas

Tree & Wreath Sale

3-8 p.m. Monday-

Friday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Sunday, starting Nov. 29

until trees sell out, 14700

S. Ravinia Ave., south of

Village Hall.

Winter Wonderland

Ice Rink

Nov. 30-Feb. 23, Centennial

Park, 15600 West

Ave. Skaters with their

own skates can use the

ice rink daily beginning

at sunrise. Rink closes

when warming house

closes. Weather permitting.

Warming house/

skate rental hours are 4-7

p.m. Monday-Thursday,

4-8 p.m. Friday, noon-8

p.m. Saturday, noon-7

p.m. Sunday, but subject

to change. For more information,

call (708) 403-

5000, visit orlandpark.

org or email orlandrecre


Holiday Festival & Tree

Lighting Ceremony

4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 1, Orland Park Civic

Center, 14750 S. Ravinia

Ave. Orland Park’s

annual holiday festival

and tree lighting ceremony.

The holiday market

returns with crafts, holiday

items, food, beer and

wine available for purchase.

Participants can

enjoy sleigh rides, live

entertainment, activities

and more. For more

information, call (708)

403-5000, visit orland

park.org/events or email



Community Tree

Trimming Event

4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 1, Village Center,

14700 S. Ravinia

Ave. Groups can celebrate

the spirit of the holiday

season at the annual

community tree trim.

Scout troops, church and

youth groups, athletic

teams and community

members are invited to

adopt a tree to decorate

in their own special way.

Trees are available on a

first-come, first-served

basis. No cost to adopt

a tree, limited quantities

available. Trees are approximately

5 feet tall

and will include lights

and a sign with the organization’s

name. The

groups provide the decorations.

Tree decoration

needs to be completed by

Saturday, Nov. 30 Trees

will be assigned to each

organization. For more

information, call (708)

403-5000 or visit orland


Holly Jolly Storytimes

10 a.m.-11 p.m. Dec.

3, 4 and 5, Orland Park

Public Library, 14921

S. Ravinia Ave., Room

104. Stories, songs and

a special visitor from the

North Pole.

Santa’s Pit Stop

at Sportsplex

9 a.m.-noon Saturday,

Dec. 7, Sportsplex,

11351 W. 159th St. Santa

will be making his annual

stop at the Sportsplex.

Attendees should bring

a camera to capture a

picture of their children

visiting with Santa. For

more information, call

(708) 403-5000, visit

orlandpark.org/events or

email orlandrecreation@


Polar Express

6:30-7 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 12, Orland Park

Public Library, 14921 S.

Ravinia Ave. All ages.

A magical journey into

Chris Van Allsburg’s

book “The Polar Express.”

No registration

is required, but space is


‘A Christmas Story’

7 p.m. Friday, Dec.

13, and Saturday, Dec.

14, 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

15, Orland Park Civic

Center, 14750 Ravinia

Ave. Tickets are $14 for

adults, $12 for seniors

and students, and $10 for

children 12 and younger.

During the 2017 Christmas in the Square event in Lockport, Santa Claus asks Jessica Eaton (middle) and her cousin

Cameron Haas what they want for Christmas. 22nd Century Media File Photos

For more information,

call (708) 403-5000, visit

orlandpark.org/events or

email orlandrecreation@


Very Special Bright Starts:

Santa at the Storywalk

10-10:30 a.m. Saturday,

Dec. 14, Storywalk,

on outdoor path off Ravinia

Ave., adjacent to

the Village Center North

Pond. Santa Claus himself

is to tell a story in

this Orland Park Public

Library program. Program

to be held at library

in the event of inclement

weather. No registration


DIY Drop-In: Coffee Filter

Holiday Wreaths

7-8 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 18, Orland Park

Public Library, 14921 S.

Ravinia Ave. Craft supplies

provided. No registration

required but space

is limited — priority given

to OPPL cardholders.

Limit: 20 attendees.

Gingerbread Smack Down

5-6 p.m. Friday, Dec.

20, Orland Park Public

Library, 14921 S. Ravinia

Ave. Teens can join

this year’s Gingerbread

Smack Down and use

their imagination to create

whatever they would

like out of graham crackers

and other treats. At

the end, there will be voting

on favorites. Limit:

20 attendees.

Children’s New Year’s


10:30 a.m.-12:30

p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28,

Franklin E. Loebe Center,

14650 Ravinia Ave.

Festivities include a DJ,

dancing, activities, food

and fun. Party favors and

the big countdown. Ages

2-10 (must be accompanied

by a paying adult).

For more information,

call (708) 403-5000, visit

orlandpark.org/events or

email orlandrecreation@



Trip: Holiday Lights Tour

3-9 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 4, Tony Bettenhausen


Center, 8125 W. 171st

St. Participants will

travel to Chicago for a

holiday lights tour. The

tour includes stop at

the Adler Planetarium,

Lincoln Park, Michigan

Avenue, Millennium

Park and Christkindlmarket

at Daley Plaza.

The six-hour trip costs

$48. For more information,

visit www.



Holiday Starters

7-8 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 4, Tinley Park

Public Library, 7851

Timber Drive. Chef

Michael Maddox will

demonstrate some great

“starters” for holiday

gatherings. For more information

or to register,

call (708) 532-0160.

Holiday Market

6-9 p.m. Friday Dec.

6, noon -5 p.m. Saturday

Dec. 7, and Sunday,

Dec. 8, Oak Park Avenue

Metra station, 6700 S.

St., south parking lot. Attendees

can stroll through

a heated tent and shop for

unique, handmade crafts.

Food and live music by

local groups will entertain

all weekend. There

also will be activities for

children, including making

holiday crafts, writing

letters for soldiers

and decorating cookies.

For more information,

visit downtowntinley.


Community Tree-Lighting


6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6,

Zabrocki Plaza, 17375

S. Oak Park Ave. Village

officials will light the 35-

foot community holiday

tree at the start of December.

Holiday music and a

sing-along will precede

the lighting and start at

5:30 p.m. For more information,

visit down


Tinley’s Toyland Parade

11:45 a.m. Saturday,

The Lincoln-Way Central Madrigals perform in 2018 at the Mokena Community Public

Library District.

Dec. 7, 175th St. to

Zabrocki Plaza. Tinley’s

Toyland Parade celebrates

the official arrival

of Santa and Mrs.

Claus. The guests of

honor will arrive at the

Oak Park Avenue Metra

station immediately after

the parade. Children

are encouraged to bring

an unwrapped toy to donate

to a local charity.

For more information,

visit downtowntinley.


Parade of Lights

5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.

8, viewing area at 177th

Street along Oak Park

Avenue. Watch as festive

floats and decorated

vehicles parade down

the street with community

members and a few

special guests. For more

information, visit down


Elf on the Shelf

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 11,

Tony Bettenhausen Recreation

Center, 8125 W.

171st St. This two-hour

workshop provides an

opportunity for children

to make crafts, play a few

games and enjoy some

snacks while singing

along to holiday music.

The cost to participate

is $12 for residents and

$16 for nonresidents. For

more information, visit



Holiday Ornaments

7-8 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 11, Hailstorm

Brewing Company, 8060

186th St. Participants

will create faux stained

glass ornaments out of

affordable craft supplies,

such as acrylic paint and

melted crayon. For more

information or to register,

call (708) 532-0160.

Rudolph Dash

5:30-6:45 p.m. Friday,

Dec. 13, Tony Bettenhausen

Recreation Center,

8125 W. 171st St. Fitness

activities and a dash

around the indoor track.

A special visitor will

meet children at the finish

line. After the activities,

Rudolph will lead

everyone to visit with

Santa, and they will enjoy

hot chocolate, cookies

and crafts. The event

costs $15 for residents

and $20 for nonresidents.

For more information,

visit www.tinleypark


Pizza Lunch with Santa

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,

Saturday, Dec. 14, Tony

Bettenhausen Recreation

Center, 8125 W. 171st St.

Grab a slice of pizza with

Santa and play a few holiday

games. Cost is $10

for residents and $13 for

nonresidents. Registration

is required to attend

this event. For more information

or to register,

call (708) 342-4200.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 2, Tinley

Park Public Library, 7851

Timber Drive. This event

is for children in second

and third grades. There

will be a countdown to

noon, with a celebration

going with fun games,

crafts and more. For more

information or to register,

call (708) 532-0160.


Lincoln-Way Central

Madrigals Performance

7-8 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 4, Mokena Community

Public Library

District, 11327 W. 195th

St. A performance by

the Lincoln-Way Central

High School Madrigal

Singers. The Madrigals

— which include costumed

singers, ladies,

troubadours, a jester,

wench and Shakespearean

players — will

perform Medieval and

Renaissance Christmas

music. For more information

and registration,

call (708) 479-9663 or

visit mokenalibrary.org.

Winter Band and

Choir Concert

6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec.

10, Mokena Junior High

School, 19815 Kirkstone

Way. The bands and

choirs from Mokena Intermediate

School and

Mokena Junior High

School are to perform

seasonal and holiday music.

The MIS concert is to

begin at 6 p.m., followed

by the MJHS concert at

7:30 p.m. There is no

cost to attend, but concessions

will be available

between the concerts and

benefit the Mokena Music



Jingle and Mingle

RSVPs requested by

Friday, Nov. 29. Event

from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on

Friday, Dec. 6, The Atrium

at Gatto’s Restaurant

& Bar, 1938 E. Lincoln

Highway. The New

Lenox Chamber of Commerce

is to hold a festive

night of networking,

food and beverages, a

50/50 Merry Money Raffle,

and awards for Business

of the Year, Partner

of the Year and Citizen of

the Year. Cost is $25 per

person. To register, call

(815) 485-4241 or email



Christmas in the Commons

4-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov.

30, Village Commons, 1

Veterans Parkway. The

display of lights, highlighted

by the largest illuminated

Santa Claus

in the United States, will

officially begin lighting

up the Village Commons.

Two synthetic ice skating

rinks, provided by

the New Lenox Community

Park District, are to

return to the Commons,

as well. There also will

be visits from the several

characters, an ice-carving

demonstration and more.

The holiday market returns

this year, as well.

More details on all of the

Christmas in the Commons

events and festivities

can be found at www.


Lincoln-Way Central

Madrigals Performance

6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday,

Dec. 3, New Lenox

Public Library, 120 Veterans

Parkway. People

can join the library for

a performance by the

Lincoln-Way Central

Madrigal singers. For

more information and

registration, visit www.

newlenoxlibrary.org or

call (815) 485-2605.

Lincoln-Way West

Madrigals Dinners

4:30 p.m. Dec. 4, 5, 6

and 7, Lincoln-Way West

High School Performing

Arts Center, 21701

Gougar Road. LW West

is holding its 11th annual

Madrigal Dinners. Attendees

can join them as

they travel to 15th century

Spain, where the King

and Queen are hosting a

feast for their subjects.

A three-course dinner,

complete with traditional

menu items. An evening

with their majesties, noble

court singers and musicians,

and actors, and a

toast. Shows start at 5:30

p.m. each night. Tickets

are $30 each and can be

ordered at www.lwwmu


Jingle All The Way

Toy Drive

Donations will be accepted

at the Jingle &

Mingle Event on Friday,

Dec. 6, and at the Chamber

office, 1 Veterans

Parkway, through Thursday,

Dec. 5. The New

Lenox Chamber of Commerce

will partner again

with the New Lenox

Township to provide local

children with a toyfilled


Pictures with Santa

8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7, Animal

Clinic at New Lenox,

1328 N. Cedar Road.

Santa and his elves will

be posing for photos with

your two-legged and

four-legged family members.

A $10 minimum

cash donation is requested

for photos, and all

proceeds benefit the TLC

Animal Shelter in Homer

Glen. Donations also will

be collected throughout


Winter Wonderland Party

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7, New

Lenox Public Library,

120 Veterans Parkway.

People can join the library

for a morning of

winter fun, including a

snow globe craft, winter

games and a snack. Ages

5-12. For more information,

visit www.new


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Lincoln-Way Central

Madrigal Dinners

4:30 p.m. Dec. 12, 13

and 14, Lincoln-Way

Central Fine Arts Center,

1801 E. Lincoln Highway.

The Lincoln-Way

Central High School

Music Department is to

present its annual Madrigal

Dinners, which have

become a holiday tradition

in the Lincoln-Way

area over the past five decades.

This Renaissancethemed

event includes

a full catered meal, the

Madrigal Singers and

Bella Voce choirs in full

period dress, and a cast of

actors including the king,

queen and of court jester.

Brass, woodwind and

guitar ensembles round

out the music for the evening.

To make a reservation,

visit lwcmusic.org

or call (815) 462-2300.

Breakfast with Santa

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 8, Little Joe’s

Pizza, 1300 N. Cedar

Road, New Lenox. A

buffet breakfast, puppet

crafts and live entertainment,

as well as

a visit from Santa. Cost

is $11.95 for adults and

$9.95 for children. For

more information, visit



Flat Santa’s Christmas

Lights Adventure

Flat Stanley has

turned into Flat Santa.

Santa wants to take an

adventure around New

Lenox looking at the

decorated houses for

Christmas. People can

stop by the New Lenox

Community Park District,

701 W. Haven

Ave., Dec. 9-13 and pick

up Flat Santa, and then

take him around to different

houses and take a

Santa selfie to show off

one’s favorite house, tag

the New Lenox Com-

Christmas in the Commons attendees stare in awe in 2018 of the giant Illuminated Santa Claus the Village puts up

every holiday season. 22nd Century Media File Photo

munity Park District

and email to twrase@

newlenoxparks.org. For

those who would like

to have their house part

of the Flat Santa adventure,

email twrase@

newlenoxparks.org by

Friday, Dec. 6.

New Lenox Fire

Pancake Breakfast

8-10 a.m. Saturday,

Dec. 14, New Lenox

Fire Protection District

Station 1, 261 E. Maple

St. Free to attend, but

donations are welcome.

Lunch with the Grinch

10 a.m.-noon and

12:30-2:30 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 14, Lincolnway

Special Recreation Association,

1900 Heatherglen

Drive. Tickets will

be sold by sessions. Both

sessions feature a pizza

lunch, jumpy, DJ dance

party and a visit/photo opportunity

with the Grinch.

This event is open to the

public, and all children

must be accompanied by

an adult. Space is limited.

For tickets, visit event

brite.com and search for

“LWSRA Lunch with the

Grinch.” For more information,

call (815) 320-

3507 or email kreczek@


Noon Year’s Eve Party

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29, New

Lenox Commons, 1 Veterans

Parkway. A free

party and countdown to

noon. Music, crafts and

activities will be provided.

The event is capped

off with a massive balloon

drop, and concessions

will be available.


Shop Small Business


8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday,

Nov. 30. People

can shop in Frankfort

in honor of Small Business

Saturday, a holiday

shopping tradition

that celebrates small

businesses, and help

get the word out by

using #ShopSmall on

social media. Downtown

shops will offer

reverse progressive

discounts: 25 percent

from 8-9 a.m., 20 percent

off from 9-10 a.m.,

15 percent off from 10-

11 a.m. and 10 percent

off from 11 a.m.-noon.

Discounts will vary

by shop. For more information,

visit www.


Letters to Santa

Letters due by 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4,

Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St.

Santa’s mailbox is being

displayed at the Founders

Community Center.

Santa will personally

write to each and every

child who writes him a

letter by the deadline.

Santa can only send

letters to children who

include the following:

child’s full name, address,

city, zip code and

a wish list. Checklists

will be available at the

main office or on the

park district website.

Address letters to: Santa

Claus, 25 Candy Cane

Lane, North Pole (c/o

Frankfort Park District,

140 Oak Street, Frankfort,

IL, 60423). For

more information and

registration, visit www.


cial-events or call (815)


Lighting of the Green

6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday,

Dec. 5, Breidert

Green, downtown

Frankfort. Participants

can experience a treelighting

ceremony to

kick off the holiday

season in Frankfort and

enjoy a visit from Santa

& Mrs. Claus, hot chocolate,

and cookies. For

the entire family.

Cookie Walk

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec.

8, Breidert Green, downtown

Frankfort. Checkin

is from 11:30 a.m.-1

p.m, and participants

will receive a wristband

and cookie bag. Tickets

are $20 per person, and

all ages are allowed.

Each ticket allows participants

to take part in

either the Saturday or

Sunday event, and collect

a festive, individually

wrapped holiday

cookie at up to 25 downtown

Frankfort merchants.

Participants also

can enjoy hot chocolate

stations and a visit with

Santa. To register, visit

frankfortchamber.com or

call (815) 469-3356.

Paws with Claus

1-2 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak

St. Participants can bring

their friendly family pet

and a camera for a holiday

photo opportunity

with Santa Claus. New

this year, a professional

photographer from Anna

Thielen Photography

will be onsite for photos.

Each family will receive

a free 5-inch-by-7-inch

photo with Santa. Additional

photos are available

to purchase through

the photographer’s website.

All pets must be on

a leash. Participants are

asked to bring a pet item

to be donated to a local

shelter. There is a $2 fee

per dog family. No registration


Christkindl Weekend

Noon-3 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec.

8, downtown Frankfort.

Visit downtown Frankfort

for Christkindl activities

throughout the weekend.

The event is sponsored

by the Frankfort Historic

Business Association. For

more information, contact

the Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce at (815)


Reindeer on the Green

Noon-2 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 14, Breidert Green,

Kansas and Ash streets,

downtown Frankfort.

Participants are invited

to enjoy live reindeer

on the Green, as well as

free hot cocoa and cookies.

Frankfort Girl Scouts

Service Unit 718 will

provide caroling.

Senior Christmas Party

5 p.m. Wednesday,

Dec. 18, CD&ME,

23320 S. LaGrange

Road. Participants will

enjoy catering and entertainment.

Seniors are

asked to bring an item

for the Frankfort Township

Food Pantry. There

is a fee of $25 per person,

and the bus is available

for an additional $4.

Participants can take part

in the optional gift exchange

for $10.

New Year’s Countdown

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 31,

Founders Community

Center, 140 Oak St.

Celebrate New Year’s

Eve with dancing, party

games, a giant inflatable,

crafts and ice

cream. There will be a

“Countdown to 2020”

balloon drop at noon to

celebrate the New Year.

This event is for children

ages 4-10. There is a fee

of $8 for residents and

$11 for non-residents.

Registration deadline is

Dec. 27.

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Made For Me Boutique offers

trendy pieces for every woman

Welcome to Made For

Me Boutique where trend

meets comfort in all different

shapes and sizes.

Our family-owned business

is run by three sisters

and mom bringing diversity

to our brand in more

ways than one. You know

what they say; everything

that comes in three is complete

and that couldn’t be

more true.

Being able to collaborate

with one another has

opened doors to a wider

array of fashions geared

to YOUR body type and

personal style. Valerie, our

oldest sister, pays a lot of

attention to detail which

brings a unique touch to

our pieces. Whether it may

be a hint of bohemian chic

or edgy inspired, she pushes

versatility for looks that

can be dressed up or down.

Theresa, on the other

hand, has a minimalistic

approach which brings

simplicity and comfort to

the boutique in which you

can’t go wrong. And we

couldn’t possibly forget

Angela who makes her

presence known with her

bold and flashy style while

also staying tasteful and

on trend. Leopard print

anyone? We share a sisterhood

bond and we are held

together by our mom who

just so happens to be our

biggest supporter. She has

pushed us to reach for the

stars and has shown us that

hard work really does pay


When we created Made

For Me, we figured why

not create a one-stop shop

where everyone can find

trendy pieces for their

body type? That is what

we ultimately wanted to

provide when we launched

the idea, and how we want

our community of women

to feel when they shop at

Made For Me. We support

local artisans in carrying

custom made body

care products and candles.

Complete your whole look

and elevate your wardrobe

to your lifestyle with

our hand selected jewelry,

shoes, and handbags.

Our multifunctional

wear has just the right

amount of comfort with a

bold feminine touch for a

day of running errands to

a night out on the town

while looking oh so chic.

We also carry sizes made

for YOU from XS-3X because

no one should ever

feel like an afterthought.

We hand select each piece

with you in mind so you

leave feeling confident.

Made For Me was made

with you in mind, and we

want to ensure you feel

just that from the moment

you enter, to the time you


Submitted by Made For Me

Boutique, 905 S. State St. in

Lockport. For more information,

call (815) 216-7595 or

visit mfmboutique.com.

Where trend meets comfort in all different shapes and sizes. Our

family-owned business is run by three sisters and Mom bringing

diversity to our brand in more ways than one. You know what

they say, everything that comes in three is complete and that

couldn't be more true. Our multi-functional wear has just the

right amount of comfort with a feminine touch for a day of

running errands to a night out on the town. We also carry sizes

made for YOU from XS-3XL because no one should ever feel like

an afterthought. We hand select each piece with you in mind so

you leave feeling confident. We look forward to meeting the

community!! Come visit us at one or both of out locations in

Manteno and/or Lockport.

XOXO MFM Gals You Glow Girl!


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Papa Joe’s the place

for pizza and more

Expires 12/31/19 Expires 12/31/19 Expires 12/31/19

Papa Joe’s serving delicious

appetizers, salads,

sandwiches, pastas, veal,

chicken, seafood, broiled

specialties and, of course,

pizza. Top off your lunch

or dinner with a delectable


Papa Joe’s provides catering

services. We also

offer private or semi-private

banquets at our Orland

Park location for up

to 125 guests.

Papa Joe’s Orland Park

Italian Restaurant offers

a banquet menu consisting

of delicious authentic

Italian dishes and offers a

family style package for

your convenience. With

our elegant private and

semi-private rooms accommodating

up to 125

you can be sure that,

whatever the occasion,

your every need will be

catered to.

Our banquet menu

contains our basic family

style menu choices. If

there is anything that you

do not see on the menu

that you would like,

please do not hesitate to

mention it to one of our

banquet managers.

Here we strive to

please our customers and

to make your visit an experience

to remember.

Submitted by Papa Joe’s,

14459 S. LaGrange Road

in Orland Park, 60462; and

1001 S. State St., Lockport,

60441. For more information,

visit papajoesrestau


Papa Joe’s Orland Park

14459 South La-

Grange Road, Orland

Park, 60462


• Monday–Thursday: 11

a.m.-10:30pm / Carry

out 10 a.m.–10:30


• Friday–Saturday:

11 a.m.–11:30 p.m.

/ Carry out 10 a.m.–

11:30 p.m.

• Sunday: Noon–9:30

p.m. / Carry out 10

a.m.–9:30 p.m.

For more


Phone: (708) 403-


Email: orlandpark@



Papa Joe’s Lockport

1001 S. State St.,

Lockport, 60441


Monday–Thursday: 10

a.m.–9:30 p.m.

Friday–Saturday: 10

a.m.–10:30 p.m.

Sunday: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.

*Delivery and carry out

For more


Phone: (815) 838-


Email: lockport@papa


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All events are held

in and around the

Oak Park Avenue

Train Station

Holiday Market

Friday, December 6

Saturday, December 7

Sunday, December 8

Saturday, December 7

10:00 a.m. Exhibits at Vogt Visual Arts Center

11:45 a.m. Tinley’s Toyland Parade

12:00 -5:00 p.m. Photos with Santa

Old-Fashioned Carriage Rides

Carousel &Rides

1:00 -5:00 p.m. Activities at Landmark Chapel

2:00 p.m. Ice Carving Demonstration


Stop by the large, heated tent to shop for unique designs

and creations while enjoying live music by local groups and

entertainers. Children will have fun cookie decorating, writing

letters to soldiers and face-painting.

Friday, December 6

5:30 p.m. Community Sing-Along

6:15 p.m. Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sunday, December 8

12:00 -5:00 p.m. Photos with Santa

Old-Fashioned Carriage Rides

Carousel &Rides

1:00 -5:00 p.m. Activities at Landmark Chapel

5:00 p.m. Parade of Lights




for aschedule

of all events.

6:00 -9:00 p.m.

12:00 -5:00 p.m.

12:00 -5:00 p.m.





7270 W. 191st Street




Tinley Park celebrates

holiday happenings

Gather the family and

head to Downtown Tinley

Park from Dec. 6 to 8 for

the Village’s annual Holiday

Happenings event, featuring

parades, live music,

shopping, photos with Santa

Claus and much more.

The weekend will kick

off with the Community

Tree-Lighting Ceremony

at 6:15 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6,

in Zabrocki Plaza, 17375

S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley

Park. Arrive early at 5:30

p.m. for a community singa-long

to holiday music featuring

professional carolers

that harkens back to the turn

of the century.

Visitors will be able to

shop for unique holiday

designs and creations while

enjoying live music by local

groups and entertainers at

the Holiday Market, which

will run the entire weekend

inside a large heated tent

in the north parking lot at

the Metra train station near

173rd Place and Oak Park

Avenue. The market will be

open from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday,

Dec. 6, and 11:30 a.m.

to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7,

and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 8.

Other family activities

Ozinga’s Merry Mixer making

the rounds this holiday season

This holiday season, Ozinga is putting

the Merry Mixer back on the streets.

Come join Ozinga at the Merry Mixer

Merrymaking Event from 4:30-6 p.m.

Dec. 3 at the Mokena office, 19001 Old

LaGrange Rd.

This free event includes hot chocolate,

cookies, pictures with Santa and an

impressive light show.

Please see merry, 39

will include face painting,

cookie decorating and writing

letters to soldiers. Across

the street at the Tinley Park

Historical Society, 6727

W. 174th St., families can

make their very own stuffed

animal at the Teddy Bear

Workshop, make goody

bags for soldiers, take oldfashioned

photos and have

tasty treats. The Historical

Society will be open from 1

to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8.

The Clauses will officially

arrive immediately

following the Tinley Toyland

Parade, which steps

off at 11:45 a.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, from 175th Street

and marches north down

Oak Park Avenue to North

Street. Children are encouraged

to bring an unwrapped

toy for Together We Cope;

the collection center will

be located by the Holiday


Children will be able to

join Santa for a visit and

photos from noon to 5 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday,

Dec. 8, at the Oak Park

Avenue train station. Visitors

are encouraged to bring

a nonperishable food item

for the Tinley Park Food

Pantry. Tickets for complimentary

photos will be distributed

until 3:30 p.m.

Santa Claus will help

close out the festivities

during the annual Parade

of Lights at 5 p.m. Dec. 8.

The parade begins at 177th

Street and proceeds north

down Oak Park Avenue.

Come out to see festive

floats and vehicles gleaming

with holiday lights and featuring

local businesses and

community groups displaying

the spirit of the season.

Other activities will include

old-fashioned carriage

rides on Dec. 7 and 8; an

ice-carving demonstration

at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 in Zabrocki

Plaza; a carousel ride from

noon to 5 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8;

and a trains and miniatures

show from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Dec. 7 and noon to 4 p.m.

Dec. 8 at the Vogt Visual

Arts Center, 17420 S. 67th


Submitted by Village of

Tinley Park, 16250 S. Oak

Park Ave. in Tinley Park. For

more information, please call

(708) 444-5000 or visit www.



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White Horse Inn welcomes

Santa to New Lenox

The White Horse Inn has seen many

fantastic changes over the last few years,

including remodeling its family-friendly

dining room, adding a tropical-themed

patio and, most notably, upgrades to the

creative scratch-made menu including pot

roast tacos.

The White Horse Inn is family owned

and operated, and you can feel it in the

one-of-a-kind atmosphere. The White

Horse Inn has always been a tradition in

New Lenox, and it continues that tradition

by sharing its one-of-a-kind holiday cheer

with local families. The entire bar will be

decked out in amazing Christmas decorations

sure to invoke the holiday spirit.

White Horse Inn is located within a

short walk of New Lenox’s prized giant

Santa. Join the White Horse Inn family

for complimentary cookies, hot cocoa,

pictures with Santa and a Christmas

goody bag for the kids.

Submitted by White Horse Inn, 348 W. Maple

St. in New Lenox. For more information, visit

jbdwhitehorseinn.com or call (815) 485-4848.

Family Friendly

Lunch With Santa


From Page 38

Ozinga also will be

collecting non-perishable

food items to benefit the

Frankfort Township Food

Pantry. Please join Ozinga

if you are able in making

a positive impact in

the community by donating

non-perishable food


The Merry Mixer is one

of the signature red and

white mixers, decked out

with more than 32,000

programmed LED lights.

This dazzling display can

be spotted at multiple

events throughout the

greater Chicagoland area

and will feature animated

light sequences and

toe-tapping renditions

of some of your favorite

Christmas tunes.

The Merry Mixer will

make its way to other local

events, including:

• Little Friends Parade of

Lights – Friday, Nov.

29 – Naperville

• Festival of Lights – Saturday,

Nov. 30 – Fox


• Tree Lighting – Sunday,

Dec. 1 – Montgomery

• Merry Mixer Merrymaking

Event – Tuesday,

Dec. 3 – Ozinga

Office Mokena

• Illuminated Christmas

Parade – Friday, Dec. 6

– Whiting, Indiana

• Parade of Lights – Saturday,

Dec. 7 – Manhattan

• Parade of Lights – Sunday,

Dec. 8 – Tinley


• Lighted Parade – Saturday,

Dec. 14 – Peotone

• Brookfield Zoo Holiday

Magic – Saturday, Dec.

21 – Brookfield

• Christmas in the Commons

– Sunday, Dec.

22 – New Lenox

Events are updated

regularly, so visit ozinga.

com/merrymixer for the

most recent event list.

It is important to Ozinga

to make a positive impact

on individuals, their

families and the community

for generations. Over

the years, Ozinga has

participated in numerous

Touch-a-Truck events

and local parades; hosted

Father’s Day events; supported

local nonprofits,

schools and organizations;

and donated materials

to special projects

for worthy causes.

Submitted by Ozinga. To

learn more, visit ozinga.




10am -1pm

348 W Maple St, New Lenox

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Have a ‘judgement-free’ holiday season

It has probably already

started for you: the hustle

and bustle of the holiday

season. It can be challenging

this time of year to stay

in your regular routine,

and sometimes you may

not get to the gym when

you want to.

“It’s easy to get rundown

and not feel yourself

during the holiday

season,” said Russ Preite,

president and CEO of

PLNTF Holdings, which

owns more than 75 Planet

Fitness locations throughout

the United States. “It’s

important when life gets

busy and stressful to have

access to an affordable and

judgement-free fitness experience.

Planet Fitness is

here to welcome you this

holiday season and beyond.”

Planet Fitness has area

locations in Tinley Park,

Crestwood and Hickory

Hills and they offered

some tips and tricks to

help get you through the

holiday season.

1. Get to the gym when

you can. If you don’t get to

the gym when you wanted

to, it’s OK. Remember

that the gym will be there

when you can get there,

and the holidays can be

busy. Set a realistic goal at

the beginning of the week,

and check in with yourself

along the way! You can do


2. Every minute matters.

Remember that even

10 minutes on the treadmill

can lift your mood

and help you get through

the day. Schedules this

time of year may not allow

for a longer workout, and

that is OK. Hit the gym

when you can.

3. Memories first. The

holidays are special times

when families and friends

come together. Enjoy

these moments and treasure

these times with loved

ones. Remember, you can

reach your goals and still

treat yourself.

4. Do what you can

with what you have. If

you can’t make it into the

gym as much as you’d like

this holiday season, check

out our Planet Fitness mobile

app. The app has hundreds

of workouts that can

be done in the comfort of

your home or on the go (no

exercise equipment necessary).

Plus, maybe even

grandma will join you for

a workout!

5. Working out has

more than just physical

benefits. It is easy to focus

on others during the

holidays and become consumed

by the hustle and

bustle. Carve out time for

yourself and your goals. It

is OK to take time to exercise

and focus on your

fitness routine. Self-care is

not selfish.

6. Maintain accountability.

With the Planet

Fitness Black Card, you

can bring a workout buddy

for free, and you can take

advantage of our free fitness

training with our certified

fitness trainers. We

offer free fitness training

that is included with all of

our memberships. Utilize

our group training classes

to provide the encouragement,

energy and motivation

you need to reach your

goals during the holidays.

And, most of all, happy


Submitted by Planet Fitness,

16189 S. Harlem Ave

in Tinley Park. For more

information on the club,

call (708) 633-1010 or visit



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Porter Place residents

offering heartwarming gifts

Heartwarming holiday gifts, made

by residents of Porter Place Memory

Care, are available for $2 each. All

proceeds will benefit a local animal


The iconic bone-shaped, organic

dog cookies are beautifully decorated

by Porter Place residents. This activity

is only one example of the many

life-engagement opportunities that

help rekindle fond memories, plus

create meaningful moments of joy

and purpose for each resident.

Porter Place promises to love, protect

and engage those with memory


For more information and holiday

savings, call (708) 781-1050 for information

& holiday savings.

I hope your Holidays are

Merry and Bright!

Cindy Plouzek, Real Estate Agent



7120 W. 127th St.,

Palos Heights, IL

Home Seller’s Realty, Inc.

Submitted by Porter Place Memory Care,

From your Local Real Estate Expert

17833 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park.

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Chesdan’s maintains status as crowd-pleaser

Historic pizzeria

tantalizes taste

buds with assorted


At Chesdan’s, the goal is

to be innovative in adding

things to the menu, but not

to the point where people

feel uncomfortable trying

new dishes.

That is the mindset of

Dan Garr, who owns the

pizzeria and grille in Homer

Glen with his brother, Jim.

The dining establishment

was started in Brighton

Park by brothers Chester

and Dan Sr., who combined

their names in 1946, and the

business quickly became

popular for its pizza and

other cuisine.

Garr and his brother took

over running the restaurant

in 1975 and moved it out to

Homer Glen in 2002, when

they got the first liquor license

in a Village that was

incorporated just the year


Though the brand has

been a success ever since,

Garr does not rest on his


“There are some core

things we always have

here,” Garr said, noting the

pizzas with fresh ingredients

and many of the pasta

dishes. “But people’s tastes

have changed over the years

in what they are looking


For those looking to

stick with tradition, getting

a small, 10-inch Original

King Special pizza — with

thin crust and cheese with

sausage, mushroom, onion

and green pepper — is a viable


“That pizza has been

one of our specialties since

1946,” Garr said. “We still

make our own sausage.

It’s fresh, never frozen. We

grind our own cheese, and

I’m very particular about

the freshness of cheese.”

The owner points out

there is a delicate balance to

be found in the dairy.

“We get the cheese direct

from Wisconsin, and if it is

too fresh, it is very dry, and

if too old, it is very oily,” he

said. “If it’s not right, I reject

the whole lot.”

Where the restaurant has

branched out in more recent

years is in adding things like

new pasta dishes and sandwiches,

like the chicken

margarita sandwich — a

grilled chicken breast on

a French bread bun that

is toasted and served with

mozzarella and Parmesan

cheeses. Menu items like

these make for a good lunch

or quick bite, according to

the owner.

If in the mood for the

pasta, the Arabiatta di Manzo

— which also comes in

a meta (or half-portion) —

gives the palate plenty of

flavor with its tender beef

red pepper flakes, garlic, red

onion, mushrooms, black

olives and fresh basil tossed

over penne noodles and finished

with sliced Parmesan


“I think people like the

family-owned solid restaurant

that has friendly service,”

Garr said in summing

up the success the business

has achieved over the decades.

Chesdan’s also attracts

customers by coming up

with more recent daily specials.

Between wine nights,

summer entertainment on

the Chesdan’s patio and

other promotions, there is

plenty to experience with

each new visit to the restaurant.

There also are treats

all ages can enjoy, like a

hand-scooped, made-withwhole-milk,

creamy Oreo

milkshake in a 22-ounce

glass mug.

Altogether, Chesdan’s is

proud of its past while still

working hard and tweaking

things here and there for an

even better future.

“It is quite fulfilling,”

Garr said of working at the

restaurant with many family

members and providing

a combination of excellence

in ambiance and cuisine. “I

love it.”

Submitted by Chesdan’s Pizzeria

& Grille, 15764 S. Bell

Road, Homer Glen. For more

information, visit chesdan

spizza.com or call (708)


Other dishes

not to miss ...

• Buffalo shrimp

10-piece — Owner

Dan Garr’s favorite

Chesdan’s appetizer

on which to snack,

this dish consists of

breaded and butterflied

shrimp that are

peeled and de-veined

in-house, covered in a

Cuervo buffalo sauce.

• Cinnamon pillows —

A dessert the whole

family can share,

these “pillows” are

fried dough covered in

cinnamon sugar and

dipped in caramel and

chocolate sauces that

are served on the side.

Chesdan’s also caters

holiday parties.

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A one-stop shop for handmade creations

The 19th Annual One of a Kind

Holiday Show — a highly-anticipated

and much-revered holiday

experience in Chicago — will

return to The Mart, 222 W. Merchandise

Mart Plaza, Dec. 5-8.

The show will offer shoppers a

one-stop shopping and entertainment

experience. It will feature

work from more than 600 talented

artists, artisans and makers

from across North America and

beyond, as well as gourmet cafes,

live music, a thoughtfully curated

fine art gallery and much more.

Shoppers may browse products

spanning a variety of media including

fine art, ceramics, mixed

media, fashion, furniture, fiber

art, jewelry, gourmet goods, pet

products, photography, accessories,

bath and body, children’s

products, holiday and home

goods. Exhibiting artists will be

on-site throughout the run of the

show to engage with attendees

and share their inspirations, as

well as offer behind-the-scenes

insights into their creative processes.

The show’s “Emerging Market”

will also return, showcasing

25 up-and-coming artists for the

first time.

Tickets are $12 per adult and

provide entry for all four days of

the show. Children 12 and under

are free. Special ticket packages

are also available including early

access tickets for $20, which allow

guests entry at 10 a.m. on

Thursday, Dec. 5.

A portion of all ticket sales will

benefit the Ann & Robert H. Lurie

Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

For tickets or more information,

visit oneofakindshowchi


Submitted by Prime Time Marketing,

2700 Patriot Blvd., Suite 140,

Glenview. Call (312) 329-9220 or

visit ptmworks.com.




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Providence Catholic students

have college advantage

Last year Providence

Catholic graduates earned

more than $45 million in

college scholarship offers,

and 97% of the class

of 2019 are enrolled in

college. This success is a

mixture of hard-working

students and a strong focus

on college preparation

by the Counseling department.

“As a college prep

school, parents and students

expect the school

to help them prepare for

the college search,” said

Rachel Ellingson, director

of student enrollment at

the school. “Our families

are counseled as early as

freshman year to be proactive

in their search for the

right fit for college. We

work with families to identify

schools that best fit the

student, finding available

scholarship opportunities,

applications, and more

to make the process as

smooth as possible for the


The Counseling Department

at Providence

Catholic High School has

many responsibilities that

include providing information

to students that

enable them to make wise

decisions essential to their

spiritual, academic, social

and emotional growth.

One of the things that sets

them apart from other

schools is the expertise

and experience provided

by the college counselors,

Kyle Murphy and Frank

Palmasani, who between

them have more than 50

years of counseling experience.

One of the key college

preparation events is the

annual “Conquering College

Costs” seminar by

Palmasani, who is the author

of “Right College,

Right Price.” Palmasani is

a nationally recognized author

and expert in college

choice. He explains how

to greatly increase scholarship

and grant potential of

students with a few important


“We meet face to face

with each junior and their

parents to discuss their individual

path to college,”

said Murphy, a long-time

college counselor at the

school. “We meet in small

groups to provide them

with strategies to choose

the best college for their

student academically and

financially. These are important

choices for the

families and we do everything

we can do to help

them make the best decision

for their family.”

Beginning with freshman

year, all PCHS families

are introduced to the

Naviance student software

for college planning. Naviance

is a portal for students

and parents which

includes goal-setting, college

search tools, career

exploration and more.

Providence also hosts a

Spring College Fair for

students and families with

more than 50 colleges and

universities in attendance.

The counseling department

hosts Parent College

Nights for parents of students

from all four years.

Each presentation is customized

to the information

pertinent to that particular

year of high school.

“With a high percentage

of PCHS students receiving

college athletic scholarships,

the department

also hosts a College Athletic

Information Night to

discuss NCAA and NAIA

rules and regulations for

athletic recruiting and

scholarships,” said Luke

Senffner, director of counseling

at PCHS.

A newsletter is transmitted

to families to keep

them abreast of all college-related


Independent scholarship

opportunities are included.

Learn more about the

college process at Providence

Catholic by listening

to their podcast, available

on Spotify, Apple and

other podcast platforms


tage or by visiting www.


Submitted by Providence

Catholic High School, 1800

W. Lincoln Hwy. in New

Lenox. For more information,

call (815) 485-2136 or

visit providencecatholic.org.

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Jack Gibbons Gardens all

about traditions — not trends

Jack Gibbons Gardens does not follow


Diners are not going to witness Happy

Hours or Margarita Mondays at Jack Gibbons.

That is because Jack Gibbons focuses

on what really matters: great food and

even better company.

The restaurant reportedly has customers

who say they have not been there for

25-30 years but come back and it is just

the way they remember it.

Jack Gibbons Gardens — or Gibbons,

as the regulars call it — opened in 1922

as a speakeasy. Although times have

changed drastically since then, the restaurant

itself has not. From the red leather

booths to the wood-paneled walls, Jack

Gibbons is truly timeless.

In a time where chain restaurants are on

every corner, Gibbons has become even

more special and unique. From the second

a diner sits and is instantly delivered

delicious warm bread, three-bean salad

and coleslaw, before even a glance at the

menu, it is easy to know one is about to

have one of the best meals of his or her

life. From surf and turf to fried chicken,

Gibbons has something to satisfy any


Gibbons has been described as a “generational

place” that sees everyone from

grandfathers and fathers to their grandchildren

who dine there.

A secret to that success is that the

restaurant’s staff does not experience

the type of turnover seen in some chain

restaurants. Its employees have worked

there for years, striving for a “Cheers”

vibe with which the bartender knows the

customers, what they’re having, and the

friends they bring with them.

Submitted by Jack Gibbons Gardens,

14700 Oak Park Ave. in Oak Forest. For

more information, visit www.jackgibbons

garden.com or call (708) 687-2331.



Illinois Spine Center’s

tips for cold weather

Autumn is a beautiful

time of year, with its crisp

weather, falling leaves

and spiced flavors. But in

Chicagoland, we all know

what’s around the corner.

As the low temperatures

approach, it is important to

stay active, especially for

aging residents.

Amid cold weather, it

can be difficult for everyone

to maintain daily exercise,

but it is necessary to

limit the chance of injury.

Physical activity, no

matter the degree of difficulty,

increases blood flow

throughout the body, helping

common ailments such

as arthritis and joint pain.

According to doctors

at the Illinois Spine and

Scoliosis Center in Homer

Glen, purposeful movements

such as walking a

half hour a day — indoor

or outdoor — can help prevent

injuries, including accidental


Unfortunately, some

victims of such falls and

other weather- related injuries

are patients at ISSC,

which offers personalized

and comprehensive spine

care for all ages.

Doctors at the center


a wide range of ailments

— from lower back pain

to herniated discs to spinal

fractures — with the latest

techniques, both surgical

and nonsurgical.

All of the center’s physicians

are fellowshiptrained

and work to develop

customized treatment

plans and goals.

Submitted by the Illinois

Spine & Scoliosis Center,

12701 W. 143rd St., Suite

200, in Homer Glen. For

more information, call (877)

694-7722, email info@

myissc.com or visit www.


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content-writing division of

22nd Century Media, publisher

of this special section

and newspaper.


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available with heat and air

conditioned cabs. On the

construction end, we offer

the expanded line of commercial

compact equipment.

We offer multiple

sizes of skid steers and

compact track loaders,

zero tail swing mini excavators

and five different

size compact wheel loaders.

As with everything

we sell, we offer parts and

service at each location.

We carry leading handheld

brands Stihl and

Echo. Both manufacturers

offer gas trimmers,

blowers, chainsaws and

hedge trimmers among

accessories for all. If you

don’t prefer dealing with

gas-powered items, check

out the latest in Lithium

Battery technology. Stihl

and Echo offer trimmers,

blowers, chainsaws and

mowers all with industry

leading run times.

For our commercial

landscape customers we

offer a full line of John

Deere commercial mowing

equipment, full line

of Exmark equipment and

the full line from Wright


We offer parts for everything

we sell and even

some items that we don’t

sell. Our service technicians

are all factory

trained. We have service

departments at each of

our locations. Everything

we sell is backed by a

highly-trained parts and

service department. We

separate ourselves from

other dealers and big box

retailers with our focus on

service after the sale. We

want to see our customers

coming back year after

year, whether it is the do

it yourselfer or you would

like our service department

to keep your equipment

in tip top running


We appreciate all of the

business from our past

customers and look forward

to our new opportunities

in Homer Glen.

Submitted by Shorewood

Home and Auto, 12608 W,

159th St. in Homer Glen. For

more information, call (708)

301-0222 or visit shorewood


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22nd century media | November 27, 2019 | 49

Dancing Marlin

continues to offer

Holiday Happenings

at the Beverly Arts Center

innovative dishes

Dancing Marlin in

Frankfort is proud to be

the first South Suburban

Chicago restaurant to offer

shared plates featuring fine

American cuisine. Conveniently

located minutes

from U.S. Interstate 80,

Dancing Marlin offers a

seasonally evolving menu

that highlights innovative

fare with a purpose. Enjoy

diverse selections from a

chef-driven menu, where

every item is made inhouse

from scratch using

high quality, fresh and locally

sourced ingredients.

Dancing Marlin provides

a lively and entertaining

culinary experience that

is perfect for dining with

friends and family.

What are the rules for

sharing? There are no

rules. Guests begin by

ordering a few dishes to

share. If they are still hungry,

they can go ahead and

try a few more. If someone

at the table is not the

sharing type — and there

is nothing wrong with that

— they can enjoy one of

the larger entrées.

Start a tasting adventure

with house-made sliders,

tacos or the chopped salad,

and then enjoy a Dancing

Marlin signature dish such

as “Gnudi,” “The Fig and

the Pig” or the locally famous

“NY Strip Steak” –

served Tuscan style! Dancing

Marlin also features

fresh fish that is sourced

direct from Hawaii, Japan,

British Columbia, and

other acclaimed international

seafood locations.

Try acclaimed favorites

such as crab-stuffed peppers,

Dancing Marlin scallops,

spicy garlic shrimp

and daily “Fresh-Off-the-

Hook” specials. An extensive

list of gluten-free

items as well as vegetarian

dishes are offered for

friends preferring those


The Dancing Marlin

full-service bar features

a hand-picked bottled

wine program and unique

wine-by-the-glass offerings

from the area’s first

custom-tap system. Enjoy

perfect air and temperature

control with every glass

pour. Handcrafted, seasonally

inspired cocktails are

also offered on tap.

Dancing Marlin recognizes

that dining is as

much about the experience

as it is the cuisine, and the

atmosphere is as rousing

as the food. Have a seat at

the chef’s communal table,

also known as “The Kitchen

Table,” to experience an

exclusive look at the highenergy

Dancing Marlin

open kitchen. The Kitchen

Table atmosphere buzzes

with excitement and creates

a festive sharing environment

for groups up to

16 people.

Dancing Marlin is the

perfect setting for private

dining and group events

ranging from holiday parties,

cozy family affairs for

birthdays, anniversaries

and showers to large corporate

dinners and client

cocktail parties. Customers

can create their own

custom menu as unique as

the party being planned.

Dancing Marlin Restaurant

staffs each private

party with dedicated servers

to ensure guests have

the best dining experience


For family and friend

dining with a sharing

twist, visit Dancing Marlin


Submitted by Dancing Marlin,

20590 S. LaGrange Road

in Frankfort. For more information,

call (815) 464-6646

or visit dancingmarlin


WED | DEC 4•7:30PM

Die Hard

Special Holiday Movie Screening



Chicago Gay Men's Chorus

THURS | DEC 12 • 7PM

FRI | DEC 13 • 7PM

SAT | DEC 14 • 7PM

SUN | DEC 15 • 3PM

Elf, The Musical Jr.

BAC Student Production

WED | DEC 18 •7:30PM

Happy Christmas

Special Holiday Movie Screening

SAT |DEC 28 •8PM

The Second City

The Good, The Bad & The Ugly Sweater

TUES | DEC 31 •7PM

Laugh inthe New Year

NYE w/Pat Tomasulo and Friends

For tickets and information call 773.445.3838

or visit us at beverlyartcenter.org

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Kenootz Pizza serves

high quality food at


2 Entree Packages

starting at


8 00

KENOOTZ PIZZERIA & CATERING. 15755 S. Bell· Homer Glen, IL· 708-737-7188. Plus tax & delivery charge where applicable.

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Plus 20 Buffalo Wings & 2-Liter RC


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35 99

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KENOOTZ PIZZERIA & CATERING. 15755 S. Bell· Homer Glen, IL· 708-

737-7188. Plus tax & delivery charge where applicable.

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reasonable prices

Whether you’re making

dinner plans for a small

family dinner or a large

catering order, please consider

Kenootz Pizza.

Kenootz has been

family-owned and operated

since 1988. We pride

ourselves on serving the

highest-quality food at

reasonable prices. We treat

our customers like family.

Recently, we added cauliflower

crust and dairy-free

cheese to our menu after

several requests. This is

the kind of customer service

we strive for every

day. Our goal is and always

will be to make you


If you are having trouble

with what to order, our

staff takes the time to help

you make the best choices

for your specific needs.

When we receive a review

like the one from Steve

posted on Google that

said, “Great prices, great

food and great service,” I

Can your customers

find you?

know our whole team has

done the best job possible,

and that makes me very


The original owner Ken

Keeler and his wife, Diane,

have always been

involved in the community

and schools. They believe

that when a business

serves the community that

business is always on the

track to success. My husband

Tom and I share their

belief and try to model the

Homer Glen Kenootz after

their example.

Submitted by Kenootz Pizza,

15755 S. Bell Road in Homer

Glen. For more information,

call (708) 737-7188.

KENOOTZ PIZZERIA & CATERING. 15755 S. Bell· Homer Glen, IL· 708-

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13 99

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737-7188. Plus tax & delivery charge where applicable.

Not valid with any other offer. Not valid on online orders.

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30 Buffalo Wings & 2-2-Liter RC


69 99

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Not valid with any other offer. Not valid on online orders.

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Hearing loss and the holiday blues

The holidays are upon us, and

many of us are looking forward

to going to parties and getting together

with extended family over

the next couple of weeks. Some

enjoy the frenetic pace of family

gatherings, shopping, cooking

and travel and don’t even mind

that some radio stations started

playing Christmas music in October.

But for others, the holiday

season brings a sense of isolation

and loneliness. Those with hearing

loss, especially, are at greater risk

for the “holiday blues.”

Holiday blues

Studies have linked untreated

hearing loss to loneliness, stress,

depression — feelings which intensify

during the holiday season.

If you have hearing loss, you may

find holiday gatherings difficult

due to the frustration of trying to

participate in conversations with

family and friends. You might

even avoid parties and get-togethers.

But unfortunately, avoiding

holiday gatherings altogether just

leads to further loneliness, isolation

and depression — and the

cycle continues. Sergei Kochkin,

Ph.D., the executive director of the

Better Hearing Institute, explains

the dichotomy of the festive holiday

season against a backdrop of

hearing loss: “The holiday season

is meant to be a time of thanks,

celebration and joy,” he said. “But

for many people, it is a time of

year when unaddressed hearing

loss can cause them to feel particularly

isolated and depressed. Even

when surrounded by loved ones, a

family member’s impaired ability

to hear and actively participate in

conversation cuts them off.

Oftentimes, they are left with a

sense of sadness, inadequacy and

emotional isolation. This is especially

true when the hearing loss

is either unrecognized or is being

‘hidden’ by the family member

with hearing loss.”

Get back into the festive spirit

Just because you have hearing

loss doesn’t mean the holidays

have to be stressful and depressing.

There are steps you can take

to have a joyful season and be able

to participate in the festivities.

• Don’t let another year of struggling

to hear go by. See South

Suburban Hearing Health Center

for treatment.

• Speak up. Let friends and family

know you have hearing loss

so they can accommodate your

hearing needs. Most people are

quite happy to help by facing

you when speaking, speaking

clearly and distinctly, and repeating

things, if necessary.

• Connect. Loneliness and isolation

are associated with depression,

as is hearing loss. Don’t

avoid parties and gatherings;

make plans to attend holiday

gatherings or get together with


• Volunteer. There are many charitable

organizations looking for

help this time of year. Volunteering

can not only take your mind

off your troubles, it can make

you feel more socially connected,

helping reduce loneliness

and depression. Visit a nursing

home, work at a soup kitchen,

help out at a toy donation program

or wrap gifts for charity;

any time you give in service to

others will lift your mood.

• Embrace past traditions. What

did you used to love to do? A

walk in the crisp winter air, baking

cookies, making handmade

ornaments, singing favorite

songs or resurrecting a traditional

family recipe can help

connect you to past experiences

and bring back the joy of the


• Talk about it. Give family and

friends the opportunity to support

you by letting them know

what you are going through.

Help is a text message away

If you are not comfortable talking

to family or friends about your

feelings of sadness, there is another

option. Now, you can try a

24-hour crisis text line. The free,

nationwide text line receives millions

of texts annually.

Though the crisis text line was

originally intended for teens,

whose preferred method of communication

is texting, it quickly

found another, unintended group

of beneficiaries: those with hearing

loss. The hotline is now being

used by the deaf and those with

hearing loss who are feeling the

need to reach out due to personal


Text “HOME” to 741-741 to


Submitted by South Suburban Hearing

Health Center, 14316 S. Will-

Cook Road, Homer Glen. For more

information, visit southsub

urbanhearing.com or call (708)



Hearing health and overall health are related. EARLY INTERVENTION is the best medicine.

Though all human brains

become smaller with age,

shrinkage is accelerated

in adults with hearing loss. 1

Adults with untreated hearing loss are

more likely to develop dementia. 3

severe loss

moderate loss

Treat hearing loss

before it’s too late.

Hearing Health Event

December 2 nd – 13 th

Untreated hearing loss may result in

serious long-term consequences

to healthy brain functioning. 2

mild loss

2x 3x 5x

times more likely

Call 708-968-3677 today

to schedule your FREE

hearing screening!


Helping People Hear Better


1333 Burr Ridge


Village Center, Suite 200


14316 S. Will-Cook Rd.


20006 Wolf Rd.



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http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_linked_to_accelerated_brain_tissue_loss_ | 2 http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_accelerates_brain_function_decline_in_older_adults | 3 http://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/news/media/releases/hearing_loss_and_dementia_linked_in_

study | 4 Amieva, H., Ouvrard, C., Giulioli, C., Meillon C., Rullier, L., & Dartigues, J. F. (2015). Self-reported hearing loss, hearing aids, and cognitive decline in elderly adults: A 25-year study. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2015 Oct;63 (10):2099-104. doi: 10.1111/jgs.13649

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Ballet 5:8 students

to perform ‘Beyond

the Nutcracker’







Shop our


showroom for

great gift


Pictures with Santa &

his live reindeer!



Saturday, Dec. 7th

Don’t miss this incredible holiday journey for the entire family set to Tchaikovsky’s

renowned Nutcracker score! Beyond the Nutcracker includes acast of over 150

dancers, professional guest artists, stunning choreography 10:00-2:00

by Ballet 5:8 Artistic

Director Julianna Slager, dazzling handmade costumes, and all of the magic of

the traditional Nutcracker ballet -but with*Live an original reindeer story that areinvites 10 -you 2 pm. to

join Emma, her uncle Abrahms, and the angel Anastasis on aonce-in-a-lifetime

Christmas adventure that leads to the story of the very first Christmas.

Please RSVP for

SATURDAY,DECEMBER 21 pictures |2PM &7PM with Santa at

SUNDAY, DECEMBER708-349-6989 22 |3PM ext. 3

Lincoln-Way West High School Fineor Arts visit Center website

21701 Gougar Road |New Lenox, IL


SCHOOL.BALLET58.ORG |708.329.8773

11606 179th Street, Mokena

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A501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

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As the holidays approach, the sounds of

Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker ballet score are

drifting through Ballet 5:8’s Orland Park

studios in anticipation of performances

this December — for a fifth year in a row.

Ballet School of the Arts, the dance education

center of professional performing

company Ballet 5:8, originally premiered

its signature rendition of “The Nutcracker”

in 2015. Since its premiere, the ballet

has warmed the hearts of thousands

of audience members each year thanks to

its delightful combination of classic Nutcracker

tradition and the joy of the very

first Christmas.

This year, performances will be at Lincoln-Way

West High School, 21701 Gougar

Road in New Lenox, at 2 p.m. and 7

p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, and 3 p.m. Sunday,

Dec. 22. Tickets are $18 for adults

and $10 for children 12 and under and

can be purchased at school.ballet58.org

or by calling (312) 725-4752; seating is

reserved. Performance information is

available online at school.ballet58.org/


Ballet 5:8’s signature twist on “The

Nutcracker” is set in the 1940s and follows

a young girl named Emma Cooper

on Christmas Eve as she wonders whether

the story of the first Christmas could be

“real” or have any bearing on her life in

her present day. Her Uncle Abrams, just

back from World War II, and the angel

Anastasis help Emma answer her question

through a magical journey across the

world. According to Ballet 5:8 Artistic

Director Julianna Rubio Slager, “There’s

a magic in Tchaikovsky’s score and a

sweetness to the journey Emma takes us

on that makes this ballet a must-see during

the holidays. The child-like wonder of

the hundreds of students in the cast brings

the true meaning of Christmas to life with

a joy that is contagious.”

This year Maria and Yosef — roles

known as the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier

in traditional versions of the ballet —

will be danced by special guests Jonathan

Chapman and Ballet 5:8 Lead Artist Brette

Benedict. Chapman, known for his time

performing with Ballet Magnificat!, made

his debut as a Ballet 5:8 Guest Artist this

November in the professional company’s

performance of “The Space in Between”

as part of the Wheaton College Artist

Series, a single performance attended by

1,100 people. Benedict, in her fifth season

with Ballet 5:8, has performed many principal

roles. Reviews of her performances

have noted that “her footwork is as precise

as it is mesmerizing,” and that she

“shifts between the graceful melancholy

of her solitude and the tour de force exuberance

we hoped for her character.”

Other soloist roles will be performed by

members of the Ballet 5:8 Studio Company

and guest artists from the Ballet 5:8

Trainee Program. Supporting roles will be

performed by 30 local dancers from the

Ballet 5:8 School of the Arts Pre-Professional

and Ensemble Program, adult community

cast members, and 137 Children’s

Cast members ranging in age from 5-12.

Together, “Beyond the Nutcracker” cast

members represent more than 35 area


Submitted by Ballet 5:8, 11545 183rd Place,

Suite 101, in Orland Park. For more information,

call (708) 329-8773 or visit ballet58.org.

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22nd century media | November 27, 2019 | 53

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DJ Synergy at 7:30

$13 Domestic Buckets

$7 Domestic Pitchers


Donate a new or

wrapped toy & enter to




Toy pick-up and raffle winners will be drawn on December 21st


Jake and Bear • No Cover

$13 Domestic Buckets | $4 U Call it and Bombs | 1/2 price pizzas

Watch the Bears game every Sunday.

Free half time buffet $13 Domestic Buckets

$7 Domestic Pitchers $3 Well Bloody Marys

Plus $1 Tacos

14807 S. Founders Crossing • Homer Glen, IL 60461

(708) 301-5555 • www.pelicanharryssportsgrill.com

CBD products sold in safe,

clean, friendly environment

at Hempology CBD Store

The future of CBD

products is here, and it is

available at Hempology

CBD store which serves a

wide range of quality CBD

products to its customers

at our store or online.

After opening late 2018

in Homer Glen, Hempology,

14831 Founders Crossing,

began offering its

CBD and hemp products

from Colorado, California

and Oregon.

The store was founded in

late 2018 after the United

States farm bill was passed

through Congress; this law

removed some cannabis

products (hemp) from the

Controlled Substances Act

for the first time.

Here at Hempology, we

are driven to find and research

the most effective

CBD products on the market

to serve our customers!

Hempology requires

testing on all of its products

with a third-party lab

test, ensuring they conform

with the new federal

law. The testing also

guarantees the accuracy

of CBD content within

each product, as well as

the amount of THC, heavy

metals and pesticides.

The education of CBD

is very important, is which

why Hempology works

with a registered pharmacist

who has researched

ailments and disabilities

and how CBD can help

overcome some of these


Hempology takes a lot

of pride in making sure

that it can sit down withits

customers and explain

to them the proper way to

take CBD.

It is important to educate

customers on how to track

the volume and the way

they are taking CBD, as

well as when to make adjustments,

and supply literature

with supplemental

information to interested


Hempology — with the

interiors of the store seeming

more like a wellness

center — makes a point

to ensure that a visit to the

store is a personable and

enjoyable experience.

Hempology is constantly

looking for the most

effective products to offer

its customers, including a

new CBD broad-spectrum

THC-free inhaler.

The inhalers come in

two varieties — relief and

calm — each containing

1,200 milligrams of CBD.

Each formula is crafted

with high-quality hemp

oil. The inhalers deliver

immediate absorption, and

the effects of the inhalers

are felt within minutes.

Hempology is trying to

stay on the cutting edge

of producing top-quality

products for its customers.

Submitted by Hempology,

14831 Founders

Crossing in Homer Glen.

The store is open 10 a.m.-

7 p.m. Monday-Friday,

and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

and Sunday. For more

information, visit www.


call (708) 966-0440 or

email info@hempology


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in e


Every day at Christmas in e Commons guests can enjoy...

V S H M I S H-


Experience the magic of

the holiday season with

Christmas in the Commons

Mayor Baldermann and

the Village of New Lenox

again invite residents and

visitors to experience the

magic of the holiday season

with our 2019 Christmas

in the Commons celebrations.

Every Saturday and

Sunday from Nov. 30

through Dec. 22, the New

Lenox Village Commons

will be alive with activities

and entertainment, all

set against the backdrop of

a dazzling display of holiday


The holiday display will

begin lighting up the Village

Commons on Nov.

30. In addition to the lights

draping the buildings and

trees throughout the Commons,

guests will find lifesized

displays that provide

the perfect holiday photo

opportunities, along with

one not-so-life-sized display

– the largest lighted

Santa Claus in the United


Santa stands as the

highlight of the display at

nearly 40 feet tall and covered

in 18,500 LED lights.

A special mailbox to the

North Pole sits at his feet

and all letters mailed by

Dec. 18 will receive a response

from St. Nick.

Guests strolling through

the spectacular lights will

find no shortage of entertainment

during their

time in the Commons. The

holiday market will return

with one-of-a-kind crafts,

décor, jewelry, confections

and more to satisfy even

the pickiest people on your

shopping list.

The New Lenox Community

Park District’s two

synthetic ice skating rinks

will also return, with skate

rentals available on select


Santa will be available

for photos and visits on

each day of Christmas

in the Commons, and a

horse-drawn wagon will

be ready for rides around

the venue.

Along with all the activities

taking place every

weekend, there will also be

a variety of special events

happening on select dates.

Some of these elements

include visits from princesses

and other favorite

holiday characters; a rotation

of food trucks offering

delicious fare, craft beer

sales, performances from

local groups; and a variety

of crafts for children.

A complete calendar

of events can be found at

newlenox.net/events or by

calling the Village of New

Lenox at (815) 462-6400.

Christmas in the Commons

is free to attend. The

Village Commons is located

at 101 Veterans Parkway

in New Lenox.

Submitted by Village of New


And don’t miss special activities each day, too!

Saturday, November 30

4:00-8:00 PM

Official Village Commons lighting ceremony • Free popcorn and cookies •

Children’s coloring contest

Sunday, December 1

4:00-8:00 PM

Stuffed animal workshop • Performances by Lincoln-Way Area Chorale and the

Lamplight Singers • Visits with Elsa and Anna

Saturday, December 7

4:00-8:00 PM

Craft beer from local breweries • Trackless train rides • Visits with Mickey,

Minnie, and Olaf

Sunday, December 8

4:00-8:00 PM

Performances by Lincoln-Way West Madrigals and the Lamplight Singers •

Visits with Belle and Tinkerbell • Snowman craft

Saturday, December 14

4:00-8:00 PM

Craft beer from local breweries • Visit with The Grinch • Ice carving

demonstration • Christmas tree ornament craft

Sunday, December 15

4:00-8:00 PM

Holiday Sweets & Treats sale • Gingerbread cookie decorating • Performance by

the Lamplight Singers

Saturday, December 21

4:00-8:00 PM

Craft beer from local breweries • Visit with Buddy the Elf • Jingle bell craft

Sunday, December 22

4:00-8:00 PM

Touch-a-Truck and Santa send-off • Stuffed animal workshop • Performance by

the Lamplight Singers • Visits with The Grinch and Buddy the Elf

Wi special anks to our presenting partners: rs:

Visit newlenox.net/events for more details on ese fr events

*Only activities denoted with an asterisk require purchase for participation.


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4–8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5,

Orland Park Crossing,

14225 95th Ave. Orland Park

Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, an elf and

live reindeer! Bring your camera!

Live Ice Carving Demonstration

Sandburg Chamber Singers

Holiday music and more!



Bring a new,

unwrapped toy for

our Toy Drive!




Holiday hosting and

toasting at Francesca’s!

Let us entertain your

family and friends in our

home or yours this holiday

season! Our catering and

private dining menus can

be easily customized for

groups large or small. Our

hospitable event planners

and talented chefs will

make your holiday planning

effortless, enjoyable

and filled with cheer.

For information on party

packages visit miafranc


Don’t forget to save the

date at Francesca’s for

Christmas Eve and Christmas

Day. Both locations

will be open this year with

festive dining options.

It’s holiday gift card bonus

time at Francesca’s

With the holidays just

around the corner, don’t

forget to add Francesca’s

gift cards to any holiday

shopping list. From now

until Dec. 31, every $100


From Page 53

cluding but not limited to:

• ACL injuries

• Ankle sprains

• Back and neck injuries

• Chronic plantar fasciitis

• Ligament sprains

• Osteoarthritis of the

knee, shoulder, hip and


• Pelvic pain and instability

• Rotator cuff tears

• Tendinitis and bursitis

• Tennis elbow

• SI joint dysfunction

Stem cells derived from

cord blood are collected

from the umbilical cord

of newborn babies with

no harm to the mother

Francesca’s gift card purchased

will earn customers

a $25 holiday bonus gift


There is no purchase

limit with their holiday gift

card program, so stock up

on gifts for family, friends,

teachers and business associates,

and then treat

yourself to dinner during

the early part of 2019 with

a bonus gift card (some restrictions

apply, see store

for details).

or baby. Umbilical cord

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to develop umbilical

Submitted by Francesca’s

Fortunato, 40 Kansas St. in

Frankfort and Francesca’s

Vicinato, 12960 S. LaGrange

Road in Palos Park. For

more information, call (815)

464-1890 or (708) 671-1600,

or visit miafrancesca.com.

They are also owners of Fat

Rosie’s Taco & Tequila Bar,

28 Kansas St. in Frankfort.

For more information, call

(815) 534-1640 or visit www.


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For more information, visit


or call Jenny at (815) 412-

6174 for one’s free consultation.

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22nd century media | November 27, 2019 | 57

Chicago Clock Company

celebrates 102 years of

holiday tradition

Family owned since 1917, Chicago

Clock has earned its reputation as Chicagoland’s

holiday choice for quality clock

selection, sales, repair, transport and service.

There are more than 1,000 clocks,

gifts and watches in stock and on display

in each of the business’s four area locations:

Clarendon Hills, Palatine, Orland

Park and Water Tower Place in Chicago.

Gift ideas for someone very special

A wide selection of floor, wall and mantel

clocks in both traditional and contemporary

designs provides the foundation

for Chicago Clock to maintain its position

as the Midwest’s largest clock seller. Specialty

clocks, designed specifically for the

sight or hearing impaired, as well as individuals

suffering from Alzheimer’s, are

an important part of the business. Every

staff member is extensively trained to assist

and guide customers to find exactly

what they are looking for — at the best

possible price.

Last-minute gift ideas

During the holidays, every location offers

a wide array of non-clock gift items

as well. These seasonal selections can be

the perfect solution for anyone on the list.

Repairing an heirloom clock

Chicago Clock boasts the largest and

most comprehensive clock and watch

repair service in the area. The company’s

highly-skilled, professional “clocksmiths”

can do anything from refurbishing

a family heirloom to quickly installing

a battery in a wristwatch. In-home service

is available on most grandfather clock repairs.

Visit Chicago Clock on the web

Chicago Clock also maintains a substantial

national presence through the

company’s web marketing efforts at chicagoclock.com.

On the site, customers

can browse an almost infinite catalog of

clocks, learn about the different types and

styles and quickly link to major manufacturer

sites including Howard Miller,

Rhythm, Citizen, Seiko and more for the

widest selection imaginable.

Submitted by Chicago Clock Company, 14486

South La Grange Road in Orland Park. Additional

locations, hours of service and other

information can be obtained by calling (888)

292-8670 or visiting www.chicagoclock.com.

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New Lenox-based

business works to make

clothes dryers safer

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Most people know they

need to clean out their

dryer lint tray between

each cycle, but what lurks

behind the wall is just as

important for safety and

avoiding fire traps, as well

as fully efficient dryer performance.

Joe Enzenberger,

owner of Dryer Vent

Wizard, opened his New

Lenox-based business in


Lint is the villain —

lint that has been allowed

to build up and linger too

long in the dryer exhaust


It is estimated by the

U.S. Consumer Product

Safety Commission and

the U.S. Fire Administration

that 15,500 fires associated

with clothes dryers

occur annually. These fires

account for an average of

20 deaths, 370 injuries and

more than $88 million in

property damage. “Failure

to clean the dryer vent”

was the leading factor cited

in U.S. Fire Administration


“It is something very

few people know about or

think about,” said Enzenberger,

whose company

specializes in dryer vent

cleaning, repair, alteration

and installation. “It is

the leading cause of dryer


Lint accumulation also

can cause dryers to stop

working or to work inefficiently.

A dryer vent

clogged with lint can add

as much as $18 to $24 per

month to energy costs.

“Improper venting

causes problems, as

well,” Enzenberger said.

“The dryer exhaust duct

and connections should

be made of rigid metal

or semi-rigid metal and

secured with metal heatresistant

tape rather than

duct tape. I often find plastic

or foil accordion-type

material, which can easily

trap lint and is more

susceptible to kinks and


Warning signs include:

• Clothes are taking more

than one cycle to dry, especially

jeans & towels.

• No lint visible on lint


• Dryer repeatedly stops

during a cycle.

• Clothes have moldy

smell after dry cycle.

• Clothes are very hot after

a dry cycle.

• The top of your dryer hot

to the touch while running.

• There’s excess lint left on

your clothing.

“This has been a consumer

education process,

but it’s hard to get the

word out,” Enzenberger

said. “Most don’t call until

they have a serious problem

with their dryer.”

He suggests people

treat clothes dryers as a

household item in need of

regular maintenance. Consumers

can protect dryer

performance and promote

safety by cleaning the lint

screen between each use,

ensuring the connection

between the dryer and

wall is made of compliant

material and remains

un-kinked, and having the

dryer exhaust duct cleaned

regularly. Dryer manufacturers

recommend inspection

and cleaning at least


Those who are taking

some time off for the holidays

find it is the perfect

time to have an inspection

and cleaning of clothes

dryers and dryer vent systems.

Another important tip:

Never let your clothes dryer

run while you are out of

the house or asleep.

Submitted by Dryer Vent Wizard.

For more information,

call (815) 215-2090, or visit


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Unique approach to care offers daily joy

No one is alone in caring

for a loved one with

Alzheimer’s, dementia

or other types of memory

loss. At Evergreen Senior

Living in Orland Park, we

offer The Legacy: Memory

Support. Our team of

trained caregivers offers

personalized care and a

unique approach to caring

for seniors with memory


“My mother knew that

there was something going

on with her short term

memory,” one resident’s

daughter said. “It’s hard

to be a 24-hour caregiver.

They (Evergreen Senior

Living team) have learned

to work with my mom and

how to take care of her.

My relationship with her is

fabulous now.”

At Evergreen Senior

Living, Legacy Living

means making sure a loved

one is cared for in the best

way possible based on

their needs. When people

choose Legacy Living, the

promise to care for a loved

one is fulfilled.

Evergreen Senior Living

Wellness Coordinator Pauline

McGrath echoes these


“We have a great team

of caregivers, of nurses,

of staff that really love our

residents,” she said.

At Evergreen Senior

Living The Legacy: Memory

Support, we let each

day gently unfold, taking

into account each seniors’

preferences and comfort

levels. Our person-centered

programming promotes

socialization during

a time that can feel incredibly

isolating. The Legacy:

Memory Support staff,

who come in each day refreshed

and revitalized,

take care of the day-today

tasks so people can go

back to their favorite role

in their loved one’s life:


This unique approach

works in tandem with our

unique campus, which has

been created to strategically

cater to our residents

with memory loss. Every

detail at The Legacy:

Memory Care has been

designed with people’s

loved ones in mind. Walking

paths are designed in a

continuous figure eight, so

residents can always find

their way to their destination.

Customized memory

boxes hang outside of

apartments to help residents

know they are home.

Bathrooms are set at an

angle in the apartments so

that residents have a clear

idea of how to enter and

exit. Kitchen and dining

areas are built for smaller

groups to ensure less noise

and interruptions and more

individualized attention.

Evergreen Senior Living

is a part of the Heritage

Health family, one

of Illinois’ leading senior

healthcare providers. With

55 years of successful care

for seniors and 54 nursing

homes and assisted living

centers across the state,

our memory care expertise

is extensive.

Throughout the years,

we’ve taken the time to refine

our approaches so our

seniors with memory care

needs can be their best

selves, and our families

can have peace of mind.

We call our unique approach

Life Unrehearsed.

Evergreen Senior Living

in Orland Park is a

community where independence

thrives and compassionate

care is always


Submitted by Evergreen Senior

Living, 10820 183rd St.

in Orland Park. Learn more

and schedule a tour online at


landPark. Contact Evergreen

Senior Living by calling

(708) 479- 1082.




Come out of the cold and into the

warm and welcoming

campus of Evergreen Senior Living.

Schedule a tour today by phone or online.


(708) 479-1082 • 10820 183rd Street • Orland Park, IL

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Experience the Experimax difference in Orland Park

If you always wanted

an Apple computer but

thought the cost of a new

one was too high, or you

have an Apple device that

is broken and you are unsure

about getting it fixed,

your solution is right in the


Experimax (formerly

Experimac) in Orland

Park, offers gently used

computers and mobile

devices, and also repairs

those devices.

“We help our customers

decide between the cost of

repair and the cost of a previously

owned ‘broken-in’

device,” said Gary Lundquist,

owner of the new

Experimax store at 9212

W. 159th Street. Lundquist

operates the new franchise

location, but really it is his

son Jeff who does all the


Repair shops are inclined

to propose fixing a

well-worn device because

they have no alternatives.

And used computer stores

only want to sell you a new

device, according to Lundquist.

It rarely makes sense to

repair an old iPad, because

the cost of the repair will

almost always exceed the

cost of a replacement unit

with the same or even enhanced

features. But an

outdated iPhone 5 or 6

that only needs a new battery

will serve its intended

purpose for less than $60

and not require the user

to adapt to a new piece of

equipment, he explains.

“We help customers

make the choice that best

suits them,” Lundquist


Experimax is part of

a fast-growing franchise

group named by Entrepreneur

as one of the Top

10 investments aspiring

entrepreneurs can make.

Experimax in Orland has

a network of experts who

can be contacted for parts

and information on the

more esoteric repair challenges.

“While we’re a relatively

small player in a world

full of giants, we use our

size as an advantage,”

Lundquist said. “Little

guys have to be more flexible

and offer more options,

like financing. And appointments

are not necessary

at Experimax. You’ll

never have to wait, sitting

in line, for service.”

The store offers a sevenday,

“no questions asked”

return policy, and a full

one-year limited warranty

on qualifying machines

and devices. “We believe

that outstanding customer

service is what everyone

should provide, and we

strive to be better than outstanding,”

Lundquist said.

The proof of that is in

the feedback he and his

staff have received from

customers. “They see that

we’re interested in gaining

customers, not just

one-time sales,” he added.

“Take a look at our reviews,

and you’ll see the

level of satisfaction we’ve

brought to our customers.”

“We don’t automatically

recommend the most

expensive device, and if

we can make a balky iPad

or iPhone run simply by

cleaning out the power

ports, we won’t charge

for re-building the phone/

iPad. If the problem can be

fixed in five minutes, we

often don’t charge at all.”

For the holiday season,

Experimax is offering a

variety of promotions featuring

“Every Friday is

Black Friday” throughout

the holiday shopping season.

Laptops, Desktops,

iPads and iPhones and

even Apple Watches will

be featured on a weekly

basis, so come in and see

whats on sale this week!

Submitted by Experimax,

9212 W. 159th St. in Orland

Park. For more information,

visit Experimax.com/

orland-park-il or call (708)


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At Coom’s Corner, our aim is to create a warm and friendly environment

where families can come and enjoy watching sports games,

while eating great food. We offer a top notch menu, a full service bar,

and a private banquet room.

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22nd century media | November 27, 2019 | 63

Coldwater Creek to return to Orland

Park Crossing in spring 2020

On March 6, 2020 ladies of Orland Park

and surrounding communities will celebrate

as beloved fashion retailer Coldwater

Creek reopens for business at Orland

Park Crossing.

The Orland Park grand opening will be

held on Friday, March 6 through Sunday

March 20, 2020, and will feature gifts

with purchase, bubbly and bites, and an

opportunity to win gift cards.

Coldwater Creek, which closed most

of its retail stores for a corporate restructure,

promises to offer unique styles and

artful details to surprise and delight the


The fashion brand believes in reinventions

and invites the women of Orland

Park to celebrate the next chapter with

them. Coldwater Creek is inspired by nature

and the mission that every woman,

at any stage in life, can look and feel her

best. The Orland Park location will feature

fashion, accessories and home accent


The store will also offer an event nook

for gatherings that will feel like coffee

talk with girlfriends around the kitchen island.

Coldwater Creek’s stylists pledge to

give the shopper total confidence to find

her style with a timeless, trusted and spirited


“The re-opening of Coldwater Creek in

Spring 2020 marks a new beginning for

the iconic retailer and for Orland Park

Crossing,” Ramzi Hassan, President of

Edwards Realty Company, said. “We have

national, regional and local retailers looking

to join the dynamic tenant mix at the

center and great plans for the community

that we call home. We are excited for the

changes that the upcoming year will bring

to Orland Park Crossing and we welcome

Coldwater Creek back to join Soft Surroundings

and Chico’s as the area’s premier

shopping district.”

For more information on the opening

of Coldwater Creek or on the Orland

Park Crossing Mall including events and

leasing opportunities, visit shoporlandpar

kcrossing.com/ or call (708) 923-6312.

Orland Park Crossing is located at 14225

S. 95th Ave. Orland Park, 60462.

Edwards Realty Company is a real estate

investment and development business

specializing in suburban shopping centers

in Illinois, Missouri and Michigan. The

family-owned company welcomed latest

acquisition, The Burr Ridge Village

Center, in February 2019, as the portfolio

flagship property.

Submitted by Edwards Realty Company,

14400 S. John Humphrey Drive Suite 200,

in Orland Park, For more information about

Edwards Realty Company and The Orland

Park Crossing visit edwardsrealtyco.com.




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November 29th only

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(traditional or strawberry)

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