The Frankfort Station • The Mokena Messenger • The New Lenox Patriot

Including a calender of local holiday events

Advertising Section


2 | November 27, 2019 | 22nd century media holiday guide


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



at the








New Lenox

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



Nov. 23 rd

All items collected to benefit the TLC Animal Shelter of Homer Glen

1328 North Cedar Road • New Lenox, IL 60451 • 815.485.4477 • animalclinicnewlenox.com


Dec. 31 st




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 Photography

• 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.

We want to see your fantastic

fold-out cards. We

want to hear who graduated

with honors this winter semester,

who is announcing

grandchildren as this year’s

big gift (and who is offering

baby-sitting coupons in return)

as well as who is sending

their children on a life-

Please see contest, 3

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22nd century media | November 27, 2019 | 3

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-



From Page 2

altering, two-week cruise (for

everyone’s benefit). We want

holiday photos, be they wild or

upholding long-standing family


Whatever it is you do to

greet people for the holidays

(just the family-friendly 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 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


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


• 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@opprairie.com.

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 Lockport


• 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

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Ozinga’s Merry Mixer making the rounds this holiday season

This holiday season,

Ozinga is putting the

Merry Mixer back on the


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.

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

Say “Happy Holidays”

– 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.


Your Personal

Message Here

With a Gift to Memorialize One

of Life’s Milestones

Give your Lincoln-Way student, upcoming

graduate, or alum a


at the high school of your choice.

Makes a Great Holiday Gift!

Call Bob or Kathy:




Dinner will be a buffet. Pizza, pasta, salad

and kid friendly choices











KIDS 3-10

Reservations are a must!


19836 WOLF RD., MOKENA, IL 60448 | 708-478-0022

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Join us for lunch or dinner and enjoy daily specials featuring

fresh seafood, housemade pastas, bread, soups & stocks.


From corporate events (business receptions & dinners) to

social engagements (showers, weddings, life celebrations),

Balagio Homewood & Mokena locations offer comfortable

accommodations, affordable selections, and outstanding service.


Purchase a $100 Gift Certificate & receive a complimentary

$25 Gift Certificate. Offer expires 01.01.20

Christmas Eve Hours:

Catering pick up 12:00-3:00

Dinner 4:00-8:00

Last reservation 1/2 hour prior to closing.

New Years Eve Hours:

Dinner 4:00-9:00

Last reservation 1/2 hour prior to closing.

17501 Dixie Hwy., Homewood (708) 957-1650

9716 West 191st. St., Mokena (708) 719-3370



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Bella Fiori Flower Shop celebrates 1 year

in new expanded location in New Lenox

Bella Fiori Flower Shop

recently celebrated its first

complete year in its brandnew

expanded location.

The new space at 1888 E.

Lincoln Hwy. has grown,

but customers can still find

the same exquisite fresh

flowers, bouquets and

designs. What has really

changed and improved is

its showroom. What most

may not realize is that with

the expanded showroom

comes expanded lines

of gifts and home décor


“We are now a shopping

destination offering our

customers ample space to

truly experience a wide variety

of home décor, flowers,

permanent botanicals

and accessories in a home

setting,” said Bella Fiori

Flower Shop owner De-

Lynn Zambon.

This year the shop has

also introduced its own

brand of loose-leaf teas and

a more expanded line of

gourmet foods to include

Robert Rothschild Gourmet,

Stonewall Kitchen

and Terrapin Ridge brands.

On various days customers

are encouraged to sample

featured items.

Bella Fiori Flower Shop

is a family-owned and operated

business that employs

three full-time designers,

two drivers and

additional help during the

holidays. The shop’s European-designed

flower arrangements

are made fresh

daily with flowers from

around the world and are

available not only at 1888

E. Lincoln Hwy., but also

at the Silver Cross Hospital

Childerguild Gift Shop.

Teleflora has recognized

Bella Fiori Flower Shop for

the business’s outstanding

contributions and for being

one of the top 1,000 floral

operations in the Teleflora

network for the past several

years. This achievement,

as well as the 2019

Southwest Choice Awards

by 22nd Century Media

and multiple other local

recognitions, is evident of

the quality customer service

the business strives to

provide to its patrons.

“Our customers and

their needs are what we are

here for, “ Zambon said.

“If we don’t have what you

are looking for, we will

make every attempt to get

it. We are happy to help.”

Bella Fiori Flower

Shop will participate in

Shift your Shopping New

Lenox, presented by the

New Lenox Chamber of

Commerce, from Friday,

Nov. 29, through Sunday,

Dec. 8. Be sure to stop by

on Shop Small Business

Saturday from 9 a.m.- 4

p.m. Nov. 30.

Submitted by Bella Fiori

Flower Shop Inc., 1888 E.

Lincoln Hwy. in New Lenox.

For more information, call

(815) 463-8330 or visit www.



Bella Fiori

Flower Shop



- December


Come in to find great deals on

holiday decorations, and gifts

for those on your list!







In the Hickory Creek Shopping Center across the street from Lincoln-Way H.S.

815-463-8330 | www.BellaFioriFlower.com

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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

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

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.


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.

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’ wellbeing

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

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

Please see artistic, 10

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Beverly — Chicago

11250 S. Western Ave.

Calumet City

1600 Torrence Ave.


4742 Cal Sag Road


19550 Governors Highway


1 Ingalls Drive

Hyde Park — Chicago

5758 S. Maryland Ave.


18127 William St.

Orland Park

14290 S. La Grange Road

River East — Chicago

355 E. Grand Ave.

(Opening winter 2020)

Streeterville — Chicago

150 E. Huron St.

South Holland

401 E. 162nd St.

South Loop — Chicago

1101 S. Canal St.

Tinley Park

6701 W. 159th St.

Each of our convenient locations provides patients

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Additionally, urgent care services are available in

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for the timely treatment of minor illnesses and injuries.

» Same-day appointments available

» Walk-ins accepted

» Schedule online

Call 1-888-824-0200 or visit

UChicagoMedicine.org to schedule online.

10 | November 27, 2019 | 22nd century media holiday guide






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!




Cancer Survivorship class teaches

nutrition, healthy living


From Page 8

that also emit less radiation

than conventional x-rays

and are available in seconds;

digital dental impressions

that eliminate the uncomfortable,

messy impressiontaking

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 soughtafter

treatments to improve

the appearance of skin tone,

elasticity, and texture quickly

and effectively. The Venus

Concept devices offer treat-

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 said.

The class teaches participants

to add healthier

foods 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 need.

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



classes-events or call (888)


ments 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 Dentistry.

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


Submitted by Artistic Dentistry,

14811 S. Founders Crossing in

Homer Glen. For more information,

call (708) 301-6060 or

visit www.artisticdentistry-pc.


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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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Fox’s Restaurant

still about family



Starting at $7.99 per Person

Choice of 1 entree & 2 sides


Italian beef, Fox’s Chicken,

Roasted Turkey,

Pork Tenderloin,

or Italian Sausage

Additional Side $1.50


Vegetable Medley, Coleslaw,

Mashed Potatoes,

Mac & Cheese, Penne Pasta

Roasted Potatoes

Additional Side $1.00

Minimum order of 10 people, must be ordered in increments of 5

Plates, napkins, & utensils $.50 per person

Reusable heating kit $15

48 hour notice required

Not valid with any other discount or offers

Tax not included

Fox’s on Wolf

11247 187th Street




Three generations from

its inception, Fox’s Pizza

Restaurant and Pub is still

providing quality food

and service to residents all

over Chicago’s south side

and the surrounding suburbs.

Thomas and Therese

Fox started their restaurant

with a simple desire

to serve great food to other

families. The rich history

of the restaurant is kept

alive today by Thomas

Fox’s descendents, and

Fox’s is now a beloved

spot by residents not only

at its original location in

Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood,

9956 Western

Ave., but also in Oak

Lawn, 9240 S. Cicero Ave.

The restaurant also has a

strong tie to a key part of

Chicago’s rich history.

“In 1963, my grandpa

bought his first carry-out

storefront on Walden Parkway

in Beverly,” said Ryan

Fox, general manager of

the Oak Lawn location.

“From there, he expanded

from two storefronts to

three. And then, in 1967,

May Capone, Al Capone’s

sister, had a delicatessen

on Western [Avenue].

“She and my grandpa

used to trade meats and

pizzas. Eventually, she

said that she wanted to

get out of the business

and sold the building to

my grandpa, which is now

Fox’s Beverly.”

Fifty years later, Fox’s

Irish Pub still serves up everything

from tasty pizza

after 50 years

to classic Italian fare and

more at a fair price.

The Fox’s expanded

their family of restaurants

to open locations in Oak

Lawn in 1971, Orland

Park in 1973 and Mokena

in 2006.

Fox’s prides itself on

offering customers a family-like

atmosphere that

serves fresh, in-housemade

meals daily.

That quality is endorsed

by the regulars who return

year after year.

“I think one of the biggest

things that makes us

unique is we’re really big

on family,” Ryan Fox said.

“Everything is made fresh

in house. We make our

own pizza sausage, our

own dough and we grind

our own cheese.”

Live entertainment for

families on the weekends

also makes Fox’s Irish Pub

a go-to spot to bring the


For those who want to

bring a quality meal home,

Fox’s also has an extensive

catering menu to help take

the work out of special occasions.

Its catering menu offers

Italian food with an

American influence and

includes everything from

salads and pasta to hamburgers.

“I’m proud of what my

family has accomplished,”

Ryan Fox said. “I like

making people happy

when they come in.”

Submitted by Fox’s Irish

Pub, 9956 Western Ave. in

Chicago’s Beverly neighborhood;

9655 W. 143rd St. in

Orland Park; and 11247 W.

187th St. in Mokena. For

more information, including

hours and menus, visit


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Christmas in the

Commons slated for four

weekends this season

Winter weather in Illinois

is not always something

to celebrate. That

being said, our Christmas

in the Commons festivities

remain extremely popular.

People from all over the

region come to share in the

experience. This year will

be no exception, as we’ve

expanded our event to cover

four entire weekends.

The official kickoff and

lighting ceremony will

take place 4-8 p.m. on

Saturday, Nov. 30, and

will include free popcorn

and cookies, children’s

coloring contest, and food


Each weekend (Nov.30/

Dec.1, Dec. 7/8, Dec.

14/15 and Dec. 21/22)

we’ll have visits from

Santa, horse-drawn wagon

rides, a holiday market

with multiple vendors and

ice skating. There will be

food trucks and hot chocolate

served in our commemorative


There will also be character

visits from Buddy

the Elf, the Grinch, Tinker

Bell, Belle, Anna and

Elsa. We’ll be hosting

our second annual Sweets

and Treats sale as well as

performances by the very

talented Lamplight Singers

and Lincoln-Way Area


Don’t miss the Santa

send-off on our final day

on Sunday, Dec. 22.

The Commons of New

Lenox is a beautiful area

for people from all over

to come and celebrate. We

have the world’s largest lit

Santa with his own mailbox

for kids of all ages to

drop him a letter. Last year,

more than 2,000 children

from over 60 communities

wrote letters to Santa, and

each child received a response.

All letters received

by Dec. 18 will receive a

personal response from


Christmas and the holiday

season give us an

opportunity to enjoy the

company of family, friends

and other loved ones. In a

world filled with negativity

and divisiveness, let’s

remember what a great

area we live in and concentrate

our thoughts and

efforts toward goodwill

and community togetherness.

Submitted by Tim Baldermann,

Mayor of New Lenox.

For more information about

Christmas in the Commons,

visit newlenox.net.

As Mayor of New Lenox,

Tim Baldermann

has delivered for residents…

* Rebated over $10 million in residential property taxes since 2009

* Brought Silver Cross Hospital and associated medical

services to our community

* Fought against price gouging by local gas stations

* Developed strong economic growth without TIF districts

* Donates mayor’s salary to local residents in need

* Building Metra station on Route 30

Citizens for Tim Baldermann

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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.



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 Audio.

We can personalize any

vehicle and give it a modern

look on any budget.

For instance, tinting the

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.

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Celebrate in Frankfort this holiday season

There’s so much to do

and see in historic downtown

Frankfort this holiday

season. The events

and activities kick-off

with the Village’s annual

tree lighting at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 5, at Breidert

Green. Experience

the magical tree lighting

ceremony with village

officials, musical entertainment,

hot chocolate,

cookies and of course a

visit from Santa and Mrs.


The fun continues

noon-3 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec.

8, with the Frankfort Historic

Business Alliance’s

(FHBA’s) 34th Annual

Christkindl celebration.

Christkindl weekend

activities include: photo

opportunities with St.

Nicholas; horse drawn

wagon rides; Santa’s

Secret Workshop at the

Frankfort Chamber (children

can shop for $2

gifts and elves will wrap

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at Kernel Sweetooth; a

craft station with Home

Depot Saturday, Dec. 7,

in the Trolley Barn, and

at the Frankfort Arts Association’s

new gallery on

Sunday, Dec. 8; and letter

writing to Santa (with

special delivery to the

North Pole) at KidsWork

Children’s Museum.

And don’t miss the traditional

Christkindl Lantern

Parade stepping off

at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec.

7, from the Frankfort Area

Historical Society Museum,

132 Kansas St. Each

child will receive a beautiful

hand-cut white paper

lantern and glow stick to

keep, courtesy of FAHS.

St. Nicholas will lead

the parade down Kansas

Street to Breidert Green

for a story by the bonfire

with hot cocoa and cookies.

On Friday, Dec. 6,

FAHS will host its annual

Holiday House Walk.

Tickets are $30 and must

be purchased in advance

by Wednesday, Dec. 4.

For tickets, call (815) 469-

6541. Don’t forget to stop

at the Frankfort Chamber

of Commerce for a light

snack before heading out

to the houses. Once again,

the Chamber will be collecting

new, unwrapped

toys for the Frankfort

Township Food Pantry,

which serves families in

Frankfort, Mokena, parts

of Tinley Park and Orland


Then, on Saturday, Dec.

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The Gift of Dance!

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

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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

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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


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

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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


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 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.

To find out more

about this “hidden gem”

and how Alvernia Manor

can be there for you, visit

their new website at alver

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call (630) 257-7721, or

visit alverniamanor.org.



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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)



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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 lights.

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 life-sized displays that provide the perfect

holiday photo opportunities, along with

one not-so-life-sized display – the largest

lighted Santa Claus in the United States.

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


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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

select dates.

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


A complete calendar of events can be

found at newlenox.net/events or by calling

the Village of New Lenox at (815) 462-


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 Lenox.

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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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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Shop our


showroom for

great gift


Pictures with Santa &

his live reindeer!

Saturday, Dec. 7th


*Live reindeer are 10 - 2 pm.

Please RSVP for

pictures with Santa at

708-349-6989 ext. 3

or visit website

11606 179th Street, Mokena

(708) 349-6989 ext. 3 • jimmelkalandscaping.com

Connect with us on social media:

Melka 25 years strong and

gearing up for the holidays

For over 25 years, Melka Landscaping

& Garden Center has been the one-stop

shop for all your gardening and decorating

needs, and this holiday season is no


Let Melka help you make your home

the envy of the neighborhood. Stop in for

a excellent selection of fresh-cut Christmas

trees, fresh hand-decorated wreaths,

roping, greens, poinsettias, gift shop

items, holiday custom planters and seasoned


Need that perfect gift for friends and

family? Melka Garden Center is filled

with a large selection of holiday ornaments,

gift shop items, Christmas decor,

Weber grills/accessories and gift certificates

for the gardening enthusiasts.

Mark the calendars; Melka is inviting

the public to celebrate the Christmas season

at its 25th anniversary of its pictures

with Santa and live reindeer event. This

year’s event is to be held from 10 a.m.-2

p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The event includes

pictures with Santa, live reindeer, live

holiday music, cookies and refreshments.

Please register children to ensure Santa

will have a gift for everyone. Do not forget

to bring your camera for pictures. This

is an event you do not want to miss!

Visit Melka Garden Center for all your

holiday decorating.

Submitted by Melka Landscaping & Garden

Center, 11606 179th St. in Mokena (four

blocks west of Wolf Road). For more information,

call (708) 349-6989 ext. 3, or visit www.

jimmelkalandscaping.com for current store

hours, coupons and more.

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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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Riverside Immediate Care

puts quality care within reach

When a loved one doesn’t feel well or

needs medical care that just can’t wait,

Riverside Healthcare is here. Riverside’s

Immediate Care locations provide treatment

for minor, non-life-threatening illnesses

and injuries when and where they

are most needed. From weeknights to

weekends, these locations offer immediate,

convenient and accessible care.

It’s no secret that an emergency room

isn’t always the right choice for medical

care, and infections and illnesses don’t

wait for regular weekday hours. That’s

why Riverside’s providers are available

when they are needed, helping patients

fight off that Sunday sinus infection or

treat their child’s after-school injury. The

eight Immediate Care locations are designed

to provide affordable, convenient

alternatives to the ER or a primary provider.

Rest assured, patients will get in,

get out and get better faster at Riverside.

Whether it’s a cold or flu or a scrape or

sprain, Riverside’s urgent care locations

treat people ages 18 months and older.

Because earaches and fevers don’t care

that it’s the weekend, experienced nurse

practitioners are available seven days

a week with extended hours to fit busy

schedules. All locations accept walk-ins,

and appointments can be scheduled ahead

in Riverside MyChart.

Riverside offers Immediate Care locations

in Bradley, Coal City, Frankfort,

Gilman, Manhattan, Monee and Watseka,

as well as a FastCare location in the

Bourbonnais Walmart. Find the nearest

location through the Riverside Immediate

Care App. The app includes wait times,

hours, driving distance and directions, list

of services and more. It is available free

for Apple and Android devices.

Conditions treated include colds and

flu, earaches, rashes, sore throats, school

and sport physicals, sprains and more.

Radiology services are also available in

Frankfort, Coal City, Monee and Watseka.

Patients’ time is valuable, especially

when they don’t feel well. That’s why

Riverside makes it easy to feel better faster

— without leaving the comfort of one’s

home or office. Convenient, safe and secure

video visits can be scheduled with

a Riverside provider for minor illnesses,

such as colds, sinus infections, pink eye

and rashes. Get well quickly from home,

work or anywhere by scheduling a video

visit via MyChart, right from a tablet or


To begin a video visit, log in to Riverside

MyChart and select “Schedule a

Video Visit.” Patients without a MyChart

account can request one at riversidemychart.org.

Riverside’s newest immediate care location

is now open in Frankfort. Riverside

Immediate Care in Frankfort, located

at 23120 S. LaGrange Road in Frankfort,

will be open from noon to 8:30 p.m. Monday

through Friday and from 8 a.m. to

4:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Holiday

hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the location

will be closed Christmas Day and


Submitted by Riverside Healthcare Frankfort

Campus, 23120 S. LaGrange Road in

Frankfort. For more information, call (815)

464-5440 or visit riversidehealthcare.org.

When Well Can't Wait...

Riverside Immediate Care Puts Well Within Reach

IMMEDIATE CARE is here for injuries,

for illnesses, for everyone.

We provide the highest quality care and convenience

when and where you need us most.

Bug bites

Colds and flu

Ear infections

Minor burns

Pink eye

Radiology Services*

Open 7 days a week with extended hours.

Bradley | (815) 933-2589

Located inside Meijer

*Coal City | (815) 634-0100

*Frankfort | (815) 464-5440

Gilman | (815) 265-4255

Manhattan | (815) 478-4975

*Monee | (708) 534-7523

*Watseka | (815) 432-7693

FastCare® | (815) 936-6012

Located inside BourbonnaisWalmart

Manteno | Opening February 2020


Rashes and poison ivy

School/Sport physicals


Urinary tract infections

And more...

Download the Immediate Care app

for current wait times, locations,

additionalal services and more!

Seeing patients 18 months and older | riversidehealthcare.org

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Come See Our New

S65 Multi-Use Vacuum




while supplies last

Lockport Vacuum has been keeping

customers happy for 40 years

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.

Frankfort Chamber to hold annual

Midnight Madness on Dec. 13

Lockport Vacuum

1040 S. State St.

Lockport, IL 60441










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Mark the calendar, gather friends and

family, maybe even throw on some pajamas,

and get ready for a fun night out at Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce’s 24th Annual Midnight

Madness on Friday, Dec. 13.

From 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. (midnight),

more than 35 Frankfort Chamber member

businesses will offer discounts and deals.

Some will offer deeper discounts later in

the evening. Many will also have raffles,

giveaways and refreshments. Some of the

restaurants will be participating, too, with

food and drink specials. KidsWork Children’s

Museum will even be offering a

place for you to drop off your kids for a

while so they can have fun while you shop

and dine.

This has grown to be an annual event

that everyone in Frankfort looks forward

to — businesses and shoppers.

“Midnight Madness is a shopping extravaganza

that people wait for all year,” said

Kristin Schoon, owner of Lil Surprises and

co-chair of the Frankfort Historic Business

Alliance. “Wrap up your holiday shopping

with fantastic deals and great friends in our

charming town of Frankfort.”

Corey Weaver, owner of My Sisters &

Me Boutique, and co-chair of the Frankfort

Historic Business Alliance, agreed.

“Nothing completes the holidays like

supporting your favorite local shops and

restaurants,” she said. “Enjoy the lights

and festive atmosphere throughout Frankfort.


To see the most current list of businesses

participating, visit www.frankfort


Submitted by Frankfort Chamber of Commerce,

123 Kansas St. in Frankfort. For more

information, call (815) 469-3356 or visit

frankfortchamber.com and on Facebook at

shopdineplayinfrankfort and frankfort.cham


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From Page 16

7, and Sunday, Dec. 8, the

FHBA will host its 15th

Annual Cookie Walk.

Each $20 ticket allows attendees

to visit up to 25

downtown merchants and

pick up an individually

wrapped holiday cookie at

each stop. Attendees may

attend either Saturday or

Sunday. There also will

be hot cocoa stations and

visits with Santa. Limited

tickets are available, so

register today at frankfort


To help with last-minute

shopping, from 6 p.m.

to 12 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13,

the Frankfort Chamber of

Commerce will host its

24th Annual Midnight

Madness. More than 35

merchants downtown and

around Frankfort will be

offering specials, giveaways,

store raffles and


From noon-2 p.m. Saturday,

Dec. 14, the Village

presents Reindeer on the

Green at Breidert Green

at Kansas and Ash streets.

Attendees should bring

their camera. Frankfort

Girl Scouts Service Unit

718 will be caroling, the

Black Willow Brass Quintet

will perform and there

will be hot cocoa, cookies

and a toasty bonfire.

Mark the calendar and

come on out to downtown

Frankfort to enjoy all the

activities this holiday season.

Submitted by Frankfort

Chamber of Commerce, 123

Kansas St. in Frankfort. For

more information, call (815)

469-3356 or visit frankfortchamber.com

and on Facebook

at shopdineplay

infrankfort and frankfort.


The best sweet treat around

Maybe a cupcake will


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


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 cakes

and cupcakes that are suitable

for any occasion.

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_or

landpark on Instagram.

Submitted by Smallcakes,

14225 95th Ave., Suite 414,

in Orland Park, smallcake

sorlandpark.com, (708) 590-


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morning so you are guarnateed a freshly baked

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Support your Community—SHOP LOCAL!


Behnke Photographers, 100 Kansas

Bentley’s Pet Stuff, 21 Ash

Bokay Flowers, 130 Kansas

Briosa Boutique, 22 S. White

Clover Clothing Co., 11 S. White

Down Home Guitars, 11 S. White

Francesca's Fortunato, 40 Kansas

Frankfort Arts Association, 21 Ash, Ste. 7

Fuse Salon and Spa, 28 Kansas

Glory Bee Gift Shop, 122 Kansas

Grounded Coffee Bar, 19 Ash

Isabel’s Journey, 28 Kansas

Kids Works Children’s Museum, 11 S. White

La Vie Vintage, 4 W. Nebraska

Lil Surprises, 22 Ash

Lorin’s Luxe, 21 S. White

My Sisters and Me Boutique, 1 N. White

Raffy’s Candy Store, 21 S. White

Redtail Market, 3 W. Nebraska

Silver Strand Boutique, 4 W. Nebraska

Simply Home Again, 115 Kansas

Simply Rose Boutique, 11 S. White

Smooth Ink Custom Apparel, 26 Ash

Stacey’s Place, 4 W. Nebraska

The Belly Factory, 20 Ash

The Brow Lounge, 111 Ash

The Family Hearth General Store, 119 Kansas

The Paper Spot, 11 S. White

The Storehouse, 24 Elwood

This &That Gifts, 11 S. White

Whimsy, 27 Ash

Other locations

Action Sports, 75 Bankview Drive

Amazing Fantasy Comics &Games, 20505 S. LaGrange

Evilena’s Red Dresser, 20887 S. LaGrange

Green Envee, 9401 W. Larawy Rd, Ste 4

Nearly New Resale, 9995 W. Lincoln Hwy.

Royal Salt Cave &Spa, 20881 S. LaGrange

Sweet Lulu, 9401 W. Laraway

The Dressing Room, 9645 Lincolnway Lane

The Conservation Foundation, theconservationfoundation.org

White Street Market, 20901 S. LaGrange

Yarns to Dye For, 59 Bankview Drive

Child Care Option

Kids Works Children’s Museum, 11 S. White

Frankfort shoppers can drop off their children from

5-9 p.m. $20 per child for Museum members; $25 for

non-members. Children must be potty-trained.

Reservations required. Call 815-469-1199.

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(708) 532-4553

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11326 Lincoln Highway

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NuMark aids Northern

Illinois Food Bank and

Wreaths Across America

NuMark Credit Union

would like to remember and

honor our veterans and active

military members by

offering special rewards,

including free mortgage

appraisals, discounts on

auto and personal loans,

free money orders and free

cashier’s checks. For every

new active military or

veteran member that joins

NuMark, a $10 donation

is made to Wreaths Across

America. It does not stop


Just in time for the holidays,

NuMark Credit Union

is happy to announce that

they have brought back the

highly anticipated NuMark

Family Favorites Cookbook.

This amazing cookbook

is filled with nearly

800 recipes including mason

jar omelets, cheesy

chicken enchilada dip, fried

ice cream dessert bars and

so many more. They make

the perfect gift for teachers,

coaches, family, bosses and

friends and are on sale in

all NuMark offices for $15

each. All proceeds from the

NuMark Family Favorites

Cookbook will be donated

to two organizations, Northern

Illinois Food Bank and

Wreaths Across America.

Northern Illinois Food

Bank — a proud member of

Feeding America — is the

source of nutritious food,

innovative feeding programs

and hope for more

than half a million people

each year. As a 501(c)(3)

nonprofit organization with

a goal of solving hunger in a

13-county service area, they

rely on generous donors,

volunteers and community

partners — the local food

pantries and feeding programs,

food manufacturers

and retailers, companies,

foundations and individuals

who join in their vision

that no one will be hungry

in northern Illinois.

Wreaths Across America

honors our nation’s heroes

and their families and is a

501(c)(3) nonprofit organization

founded to continue

and expand the annual

wreath-laying ceremony at

Arlington National Cemetery

begun by Maine businessman

Morrill Worcester

in 1992. The organization’s

mission — Remember,

Honor and Teach — is carried

out in part each year by

coordinating wreath-laying

ceremonies in December

at Arlington, as well as at

more than 1,600 cemeteries

and other locations in all 50

states and beyond.

NuMark is run by dedicated

individuals who have

a heart for service, and most

of them are veterans of the

United States Armed Forces.

Their volunteer directors

pour their energy into serving

NuMark, their members

and the community. Board

Member Dave Harris probably

said it best when asked

why he continues to volunteer

for NuMark,

“It is my personal philosophy

and political feeling,

people helping people,” he


One thing that is for certain

— our board of directors

are instrumental in Nu-

Mark’s success.

“I am privileged to work

with them,” said Ann Dubie,

president and CEO.

“The passion they have for

the board and for this country

is pretty remarkable.”

NuMark Credit Union is

open to the community and

has offices in New Lenox,

Joliet, Crest Hill, Countryside

and Tinley Park. Visit

numarkcu.org to see how

NuMark Credit Union can

help you do more with your


Submitted by NuMark Credit

Union, 951 E. Lincoln Highway,

New Lenox. For more

information, visit numarkcu.

org or call (815) 729-3211.

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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

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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 limited.

‘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.

For more information,

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

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 required.

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,

Dec. 7, 175th St. to

Zabrocki Plaza. Tinley’s

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

Library District.

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.tinleyparkdistrict.org/calendar-ofevents.

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)



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 icecarving


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.newlenox.net/


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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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



Written by 22CM Boost, the

content-writing division of

22nd Century Media, publisher

of this special section

and newspaper.




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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.

Submitted by Porter Place Memory Care,

17833 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park.

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At St. Peter’s United Church of Christ,

we work to be an open, loving, and

welcoming community striving to reflect

God’s love for all creation.

December 1 – Advent 1: Hope; Communion

December 8 – Advent 2: Peace; Children’s Play,

Women’s Fellowship Cookie Sale & Sew What

Crafts Boutique

December 15 – Advent 3: Love; L-W East Madrigals

December 22 – Advent 4: Joy; Chancel Choir

December 24 – Christmas Eve Candlelight Service

of Word and Carol; 6:30 pm & 11:00 pm

Sunday Worship service: Sunday, 9:25 am

Sunday School: Sunday, 9:25 am

Staffed Nursery is available

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ

12 West Sauk Trail, Frankfort, IL 60423

(815) 469-2220 • stpetersfrankfort.org


Rev. Mark Milligan, Pastor & Teacher

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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


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


The show’s “Emerging

Market” will also return,

showcasing 25 up-andcoming

artists for the first


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.


A portion of all ticket

sales will benefit the Ann &

Robert H. Lurie Children’s

Hospital of Chicago.

For tickets or more information,

visit oneofakind


Submitted by Prime Time

Marketing, 2700 Patriot

Blvd., Suite 140, Glenview.

Call (312) 329-9220 or visit


Izzy’s Gifts, Bella’s Home Accents

open new Mokena location

“Welcome to Izzy’s

Gifts” is what customers

will hear when they visit

the beautiful gift boutique

in their new Mokena location.

They might even be

greeted by the four-legged

owners, Izzy and Bella,

who customers might remember

from their previous

gift store, Clock Tower

Gifts. In their new location,

19214 S. LaGrange

Road, Izzy’s Gifts and

Bella’s Home Accents offers

old school retail at it’s

very best.

Come enjoy the warm,

inviting atmosphere of

Izzy’s Gifts and get some

inspiration from their numerous

beautiful displays

of quality merchandise.

Even if customers don’t

know what they are looking

for, one of the sales

staff with more than 25

years of gift-giving experience

can help customers

find the perfect gift for just

about anyone.

Izzy’s Gifts has wide

range of prices to fit everyone’s

budget including

collectable art from

Houston Llew and beautiful

jewelry with genuine

Swarovski crystals from

Rachel Marie. They also

offer one-of-a-kind, stunning

jewelry from Kristin

Haviland that is handmade

from semi and precious

gems. Customers will also

find unique clothing and

Please see izzy’s, 47




Dec 5

11am - 8pm


Dec 6

11am - 8pm


Dec 7

10am - 7pm


Dec 8

10am - 5pm



December 5–8

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience

while browsing and shopping from a

variety of categories of handmade

work. For details and tickets, visit


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Celebrate the holidays with Side Street Tavern

Side Street Tavern is

not just another restaurant,

nor just another

sports bar, but an entire

dining and entertainment

emporium like none other

in the Southwest suburbs.

Side Street, as seen

on “Chicago’s Best,” incorporates

a pleasurable

dining experience with

broad entertainment and

an inviting social atmosphere.

Side Street is large

enough to seat 350 guests,

has multiple private banquet

rooms and a spacious

outdoor patio.

Side Street offers delicious

food from a wideranging

menu served by

a professional, courteous

and friendly staff. Chef

Victor has created “updated

versions of American


Side Street’s signature


Eat Drink and Be Merry





12.5 • GRACE & JOHN










dish is cola-braised volcano

pork shank served with

Carolina mopping sauce,

as well as dishes that

range from sirloin steak

and vegetables finished

with chimichurri sauce to

the delicious Pan Seared


Comfort foods like the

oven roasted turkey dinner

and pot roast jive with

the cold weather winter

brings are new to the

menu. For a palate pleasure,

diners must try the

roasted red potato and bacon

salad served delicious

and hot.

Patrons commonly remark

on the Side Street

chips starter, piled with

fresh house-made chips

topped with grated Parmesan

and truffle aioli,

with a side of caramelized

onion dip. The hand-crafted

burger lineup is another

popular category, ranging

from the classic Side

Street burger, to the flavorful

Ultimate Burger —

topped with thinly sliced

beef, caramelized onions,

mushrooms, and Swiss

to the Inside-Out Veggie

Burger served with tomatoes,

organic greens, onion,

and tzatziki.

Flatbreads, fresh salads

and other handhelds

round out the casual offerings,

as well as three varieties

of Weezees, a trademarked

sandwich staple.

The Side Street dining

experience wouldn’t be a

decadent occasion without

dessert. Side Street

doesn’t disappoint in this

arena. In addition to desserts

that can be shared

or reveled solo, the menu

includes OMG It’s Gluten






12.19 • GRACE & JOHN







18401 N. Creek Dr. •Tinley Park



Free brownie and Side

Street’s signature bread

pudding that incorporates

sweet cognac butter.

To complement the

dinner, Side Street offers

a robust drink list. Side

Street features more than

25 handpicked brews —

some rotating and seasonal

— others domestic and

imported. The list also includes

handcrafted cocktails

and rosé, white and

red wines — any of which

can make a perfect pairing

with Side Street’s food selections.

Also, Side Street

has a long list of special

drink offering and libations.

Adding to the dining

experience, Side Street

offers live entertainment,

DJ music, summertime

outdoor music festivals,

happy hour specials, preconcert

parties with ticket

giveaways, post-concert

parties with an occasional

entertainer from the concert

and for those who so

wish, video slot machines.

For the sports minded,

Side Street has 25 large

screen TVs with a variety

of sports channels on at

all times. For those that

want more active participation

there are other

regular events including

Bar Bingo with a weekly

$500 jackpot and bean

bags including bags tournaments

both indoors and


What is a time out

without some awesome

music? Side Street offers

live music as diverse as

it is foot-tappingly good,

including everything from

Sinatra-style, swing, rock,

classic rock, country, pop,

Irish, Motown and more.

For special events, Side

Street offers catering,

banquets, and private dining

to accommodate anniversary,

birthday, holiday,

bridal and baby showers,

and office parties in a very

contemporaneous setting.

Don’t wait. Book the office

or family and friends

holiday party now.

Side Street has a very

simple idea — if a customer

is going out to eat,

they can incorporate some

fun as well.

Submitted by Side Street Tavern,

18401 N. Creek Drive in

Tinley Park. For more information

call (708) 928-8080

or visit sidestreet







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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

Capacity Is Based On An Average Size Adult

If In Doubt, Book Larger Sleigh Or Wagon

Rides Are Approximately 25 - 30 Minutes

Campfire $25.00 For One Hour

Reservations Are Required






$60 minimum








16717SLockwood Ave. •TinleyPark, IL





trail ride per

person in a group

Good from December 15 through March 15
















$5.00 LESSONS.


OFF Customers Only.

Good from December 15 through March 15

Lile Cowboy Package • Cowhand Package

Winter In The Barn Package

City Slicker Package • Ranch Hand Package

oss Package

Trail Boss Package







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Shop The Dressing Room in-store or

online for latest trends in clothing

The Dressing Room boutiques are

locally owned and feature fashion forward,

trendy clothing, as well as accessories

and shoes at affordable prices.

With new arrivals delivered every

week, customers never shop the same

store twice.

Not crazy about shopping? Our

amazing staff works with customers

so that they are perfectly put together

for any occasion. There are two retail

locations: Frankort and Orland Park.

Customers can also shop online from

the comfort of their home by visiting


Visit us today.

Submitted by The Dressing Room, 11269

W. 159th St. in Orland Park and 9645 Lincolnway

Lane in Frankfort. For more information,

call (708) 737-7467 for Orland

Park, or (779) 324-5763 for Frankfort, or

visit shoppingthedressingroom.com.


From Page 44

purses that will satisfy any lady. They carry Lollia

and The Cottage Greenhouse, personal care lines

that help keep skin at its softest. The store also has

Voluspa Candles, a luxurious smelling candle that

is beautifully packaged and worthy of displaying.

It’s apparent the holidays are their passion. The

staff at Izzy’s Gifts works really hard to bring

holiday decor that is beautiful, but yet affordable.

Customers will get some great tips on how to decorate

a beautiful Christmas tree or tablescapes that

will be the center of attention at any holiday party.

They’ll be sure to find ornaments for all their ornament

exchanges, classy hostess gifts for their holiday

parties and holiday decor that will be cherished

for years to come.

To complete a customer’s purchase, Izzy’s Gifts

offers complimentary gift wrapping with any purchase.

Stop in soon and enjoy their new store, located

across the street from Rising Sun and Fleckenstein’s

Bakery. Hours are from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday

and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Extended hours will

start early December.

Submitted by Izzy’s Gifts and Bella’s Home Accents,

19214 S. LaGrange Road in Mokena. For more information,

call (815) 277-2978.

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12608 WEST 159th ST


(708) 301-0222

1 Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 2 November 2019 to 2 March 2020. Subject to approved credit on a Revolving Plan account, a service of John Deere

Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required. Introductory rate of 0% APR is for 60 months only. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models

may vary by dealer. Offers available on new equipment and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars. 2 Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 2 November

2020 to 2 January 2020. Subject to approved credit on a Revolving Plan account, a service of John Deere Financial, f.s.b. For consumer use only. No down payment required.

Introductory rate of 0% APR is for 60 months only. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offers available on new equipment and in the

U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars. 3 Offer valid on qualifying purchases made between 2 November 2019 to 2 February 2020. Subject to approved installment credit

with John Deere Financial. No down payment required. $16.67 per month for every $1,000 financed. 0% APR for 60 months only. Taxes, freight, setup and delivery charges

could increase monthly payment. Available at participating U.S. dealers. Prices and models may vary by dealer. Offers available on new John Deere 1025R Compact Utility

Tractors and in the U.S. only. Prices and savings in U.S. dollars. 4 Offer valid for $400 off on all New John Deere 1 Family Sub-Compact Tractors when purchased with two

or more John Deere or Frontier Implements purchased from an authorized John Deere dealer between 2 November 2019 to 2 March 2020. Prices and models may vary by

dealer. This can be combined with the regular installment options. Prices and savings are in U.S. dollars. *The engine horsepower and torque information are provided by the

engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. Actual operating horsepower and torque will be less. Refer to the engine manufacturer’s website for additional

information. ** Term limited to years or hours used, whichever comes first, and varies by model. See the LIMITED WARRANTY FOR NEW JOHN DEERE TURF AND UTILITY

EQUIPMENT at JOHNDEERE.COM. Before operating or riding, always refer to the safety and operating information on the vehicle and in the operator’s manual. John Deere, the

leaping deer symbol, and green and yellow trade dress are trademarks of Deere & Company.

Shorewood Home

and Auto offering

highest customer

satisfaction for 45 years

This year will mark

45 years in business for

Shorewood Home and

Auto. The beginning of

this year we purchased

Circle Tractor, a John

Deere dealership located

in Homer Glen. With the

addition of Homer Glen

we will have three locations

located in Will

County, including our

original location in Shorewood

and our Crete location

which was acquired

in 2008. Three locations

gives our customers a vast

amount of inventory to

choose from.

A lot of companies say

they give high levels of

customer service. Our

high levels of customer

satisfaction are achieved

through utilizing over 100

years-plus of power equipment

experience. We offer

our customers one-on-one

demonstrations of their

new equipment purchase

to make sure that they are

comfortable when they

get their machine home,

have minimal wait times

for warranty repairs and

give our commercial customers

loaner machines

when we cannot repair

a machine within 24-48

hours. Here at Shorewood

Home and Auto we strive

to give every customer

that walks into our stores

the highest level of customer

satisfaction no matter

the situation.

We offer to our customers

products from leading

manufacturers in the

power equipment industry.

We carry the full line

of John Deere Turf and

Utility products, including

riding tractors starting

at $1,499 all the way up

to 125HP luxurious utility

tractors. If a tractor is not

your style, we offer a full

line of time saving John

Deere zero turn mowers.

You can get around your

property in the comfort

of a John Deere Gator

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 shore


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Runa Izakaya specializes in Asian cuisine

Runa Izakaya specializes in ramen and

a menu of Asian favorites with a twist that

you can enjoy by dining in, ordering takeout

— they deliver in Tinley Park — or

by having them cater for your next party.

Catering specials are available.

Our Chinese restaurant is known for its

modern interpretation of classic dishes

and its insistence on only using high quality

fresh ingredients.

Runa Izakaya is a cornerstone in the

Tinley Park community and has been recognized

for its outstanding Chinese cuisine,

excellent service and friendly staff.

Stop in for 50 percent off daily specials.

Submitted by Runa Izakaya, 7138 W. 183rd

St. in Tinley Park. For more information, visit

runaizakaya.com or call (708) 342-1652.

Store Hours

• Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

• Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

• Sunday: Noon-9 p.m.

Estimated delivery time is 30-45


Delivery fees

• $2.50 in 2 miles range

• $3 in 3 miles range

• $4 in 4 miles range

• $5 in 5 miles range

• $6 in 6 miles range

• $10 in 7.5 miles range

• We do not deliver beyond 7.5 miles.


Sushi Roll





Lo Mein



Kung Pao Chicken, Chicken Chop Suey

Served with fried rice & egg roll


Buy a $50 Gift Certificate

Receive $10 OFF next purchase.

Offer Expires 12/31/19



All Ramen Noodles

25% OFF


7138 W. 183rd St. Tinley Park, IL 60477 • Mon.-Thurs. 11am-9pm • Fri. & Sat. 11am-10pm • Sun. 12pm-9pm

708.342.1652 • www.runaizakaya.com


California Roll or 2 Egg Rolls

with purchase of $20 or more

Runa Izakaya Sushi • 708.342.1652

With this coupon. Tax not included. Can not be combined with

any other offers, coupons, or online deals.


4pc. Crab Rangoon

with purchase of $15 or more

Runa Izakaya Sushi • 708.342.1652

With this coupon. Tax not included. Can not be combined with

any other offers, coupons, or online deals.


Large Orange Chicken

with purchase of $35 or more

Runa Izakaya Sushi • 708.342.1652

With this coupon. Tax not included. Can not be combined with

any other offers, coupons, or online deals.


$10 off

Any Purchase of $50 or more

Runa Izakaya Sushi • 708.342.1652

With this coupon. Tax not included. Can not be combined with

any other offers, coupons, or online deals.

50 | November 27, 2019 | 22nd century media holiday guide


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 crisis.

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.



5553 W 127TH ST.



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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Eleanor Nastepniak 815.485.0304

Managing Broker www.Eleanor4Homes.com

Cell 815-922-3763 Email: elnastepniak@earthlink.net

From your Local Real Estate Expert

Mickey’s Ribs & Gyros gives

customers’ taste buds a treat

Those who have not been to Mickey’s

Ribs & Gyros on Oak Park Avenue in

Tinley Park should give their taste buds

a treat.

Mickey’s provides a superior dining

experience, with delicious food that is

made to order, and delightful service.

This year Mickey’s installed new gaming

machines, which has been a hit with

customers, but even with this new addition,

it still remains the same neighborhood


Mickey’s is best known for its awardwinning

gyros, with fresh sauce that is

made daily from scratch and tender ribs.

But if that is not what a customer has a

taste for, that is not a problem. Patrons

can always find delicious options on

Mickey’s menu, whether it is burgers,

hotdogs, grilled chicken on a pita, beef

sandwiches, or salads and a variety of


Not only do customers find many tasty

meal options on the menu, they should

not forget to leave room for dessert.

Mickey’s offers creamy milkshakes, ice

cream and a selection of cakes to satisfy

their taste buds. Customers never leave


With 34 years in business, Mickey’s

prides itself in providing great service

and quality food. Mickey’s is devoted to

its customers and the community, with

many regular customers who the restaurant’s

staff have gotten to know through

the years. Catering orders are available

for any occasion.

Submitted by Mickey’s Ribs & Gyros, 17432

Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park. Contact

Mickey’s at (708) 532-3060.


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Know the facts aboutStem Cell Options

and who’s Administering it.

Ultrasound and X-ray

Fluoroscopy Can Treat

• Knee Pain, Osteoarthritis & MeniscalTears

• Shoulder Pain &Tendinitis

•Torn Rotator Cuff

• Hip Arthritis & LabralTears

• Foot Pain & Planter Fasciitis

• Wrist, Elbow & Ankle Pain

• AchillesTendinitis

• Chronic Neck &Back Pain

• Non-healing Fractures

• Degenerative Discs

• Degenerative Joint

At Chicago

Stem Cell Therapy

& Regenerative Medicine

We partner with

Predictive Biotech,

Russell Health and Douglas

Lab. We offer treatment with

and without Insurance.

Some of our treatment

are Bone Marrow Derived,

Adipose Derived, Umbilical

Cord Tissue Derived

and PRP at Our Office

in Frankfort.

We serve the Local communities of Frankfort, Orland

Park,Tinley Park, New Lenox, Mokena, Lockport, Joliet.

Learn More


Contact Jenny to Reserve a Spot or Make Appointment





Dr Zaki Anwar M.D.

is the founder and

Director of Chicago

Stem Cell Therapy.

10181 W. Lincoln Hwy in Frankfort


Offering stem cell

therapy treatment with

unmatched success

Chicago Stem Cell

Therapy and Pain Management

Institute has the

quality one deserves. Pain

Management Institute offers

the highest-quality

stem cell therapy treatment

with an unmatched success

and satisfaction rate in the

Chicagoland area.

Stem cell therapy treatments

work with the

body’s natural regenerative

power to repair the injury

and accelerate healing

by commanding growth

factors and cytokines to

the desired area.

At Pain Management

Institute, we are dedicated

to offer our patients

the most advanced minimally

invasive treatment

options available. Our

patients have access to a

premier selection of stem

cell treatment options, including

stem cell recruitment

therapy using human

amniotic fluid and mesenchymal

stem cells derived

from umbilical cord blood.

Our stem cell treatments

are highly effective and

administered by an acutely

trained expert physician

with service one will not

find anywhere else.

Our stem cell treatment

options have been proven

effective in treating conditions

including 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

One’s body depends on

stem cells to repair and

regenerate damaged cells

when needed, which is

why over time, one’s body

can heal naturally from

most injuries. Our stem

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harness stem cell power to

help one’s body heal faster

and repair more effectively.

At Pain Management

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cell treatment protocol for

the safety of our patients.

Our treatments carry a low

chance of rejection or infection.

At Pain Management

Institute, we have gone far

beyond our competitors to

develop stem cell therapy

treatments that deliver

the results one expects.

Discover the difference

for oneself and schedule

an appointment today for

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Unlock one’s body’s natural

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superior quality of Treatments

at Chicago Stem

Cell Therapy.

Mesenchymal stem cells

from umbilical cord

At Pain Management

Please see success, 53

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22nd century media | November 27, 2019 | 53

See what’s new at Hanover Place

Exciting changes have gone on at Hanover

Place this year. In May, Greystar

took over management of the property. It

renovated units with upgraded counters

and stainless steal appliances. But the biggest

changes have come in the new management


Bethany Mazzola started on Nov. 1 as

the new executive director of the property.

She brings with her eight years of

experience in property management and

is excited to join the Hanover Place Community.

She is a great listener who strives

to provide a high, customer-service living

experience, and to ensure our residents

appreciate their decision to make Hanover

Place their home.

Hanover Place offers one- and twobedroom

independent living apartments

with a variety of amenities and services.

Stop in for a tour and meet the new staff

at Hanover Place.

Happy Holidays from Hanover Place.

Please join us at Hanover Place for

Holiday Festivities

• Dec. 8: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Shop Till

You Drop, featuring 20 different


• Dec. 11: Holiday party, drinks and

Appetizers with a visit from Santa

• Dec. 28: 2-4 p.m. New Years Eve

Celebration. Entertainment by Jean

and Felice, with drinks and appetizers

All seating is limited and you must

RSVP to attend. For reservations, call

(708) 633-1700

Submitted by Hanover Place, 16851 S. Harlem

Ave., in Tinley Park. For more information,

visit hanoverplaceil.com or call (708)


55+Active Adult

Visit us and ask about our Move in Specials!

Great Time to Select the Perfect Apartment!!

Spacious one and two bedroom apartments


From Page 52

Institute, we want to make sure our patients

have access to advanced stem cell

treatment options for effective regeneration

and repair. Our umbilical cord bloodderived

stem cell therapy treatments are

the minimally invasive, non-surgical procedures

one needs for the results they deserve.

Umbilical cord-derived stem cells mirror

one’s body’s natural healing ability to

repair damaged tissue, cartilage, tendon,

muscle and bone. Umbilical cord-derived

stem cell therapy treatments use ethically

collected material, screened and preserved

for the highest potency.

At Pain Management Institute, our

high-quality umbilical cord-derived stem

cell treatments rapidly repair injuries, including

but not limited to:

• ACL injuries

• Ankle sprains

• Back and neck injuries

• Chronic plantar fasciitis

• Ligament sprains

• Osteoarthritis of the knee, shoulder, hip

and spine

• 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

or baby. Umbilical cord blood is rich with

cytokines and growth factors with a high

differentiation potential for rapid regeneration

at the site of your damage. Pain

Management Institute utilizes umbilical

cord blood-derived stem cell therapy

treatments safely and administered with

strict standards to keep our patients protected

from any risk of infection or rejection.

Our in-office procedure offers a convenient

path to rapid pain reduction and

damage repair.

At Pain Management Institute, we have

gone far beyond our competitors to develop

umbilical cord blood-derived stem

cell therapy treatments that deliver the results

you expect. Discover the difference

for oneself and schedule an appointment

today for one’s free consultation. Unlock

one’s body’s natural healing power with

the superior quality treatment at Chicago

Stem Cell Therapy.

Submitted by Chicago Stem Cell Therapy and

Pain Management Institute, 10181 W. Lincoln

Highway, Frankfort. For more information,

visit chicagostemcelltherapy.com or call

Jenny at (815) 412-6174 for one’s free consultation.

Friday, December 6th &

Saturday, December 7th


Shop Til You

Drop Thursday

December 5th • 10am-2pm

New Years at Noon

December 31st • 12-2pm



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708-633-1700 | www.HanoverPlaceIL.com

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‘Tis the Season to

Be Merry!

Dancing Marlin

continues to offer

innovative dishes

For over 60 years,

we have promised

to deliver

everyday low

prices and




Come see our


selection of beer, wine & spirits!

Let’s toast to a safe & festive holiday


Kenwood Liquors

12037 W. 159th St.,

Homer Glen, IL 60491


info@kenwoodliquors.biz | www.kenwoodliquors.biz

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


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Gym-Kinetics offers programs

for children of all ages

Gym-Kinetics Gymnastics

School in Mokena has

recently celebrated its 34th

year in business. The No.

1 gymnastic school in the

south suburbs got its start

in 1985 over in Glenwood

before moving to Mokena

in 1993. Since moving to

Mokena, Gym-Kinetics

has grown by leaps and

bounds. Owners Jim and

Wendy Fredrickson had

fewer than 100 students

in that first session back

in October 1985. Fast forward

to 2019. The most

popular south side gymnastic

school now sees

more than 1,000 children

per week. Teaching classes

for children as young as 1,

Gym-Kinetics offers Baby

Gym for 1-year-olds, Mom

& Mini for 2-year-olds,


Christmas Camps

and Clinics!


Now hiring

gymnastic and

ninja instructors

Little Minis for 3-yearolds

and Minis for 4- to

5-year-olds, as well as beginner

and advanced level

gymnastics for girls and

boys from age 5 through

high school. Another really

popular program is

Ninja Zone, an obstacle

course type of activity for

boys and girls ages 4 and




New Student


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up. This is probably the

fastest growing program

currently at the gym.

Competitively, Gym-

Kinetics has been a powerhouse

in the State of Illinois

for the last 30 years.

With hundreds of State,

regional and national

champions, Gym-Kinetics

Please see gym, 56




Any AM Class


(New Students Only)

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Some Restrictions Apply. Call For

Details. Coupon Expires 1/31/20.

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





Come and

join the


(for boys ages 4-9)

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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

Call for



19220 Ridge Dr., Mokena, IL

60448 708-479-6969 • www.gymkinetics.comcom

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.


Written by 22CM Boost, the

content-writing division of

22nd Century Media, publisher

of this special section

and newspaper.

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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,


“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


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.



From Page 55

girls and boys teams are

getting ready to begin the

competitive season this


“Each year we do so well

that it’s hard to match the

successes of the previous

season, but each year we

seem to do so,” Gym-Kinetics

owner Jim Fredrickson


Competitions are scheduled

to begin in early December.

The coaching staff

at Gym-Kinetics say that

the children seem ahead

of schedule for this time in

the training process, which

is a really good place to be

this early in the competitive


Other activities offered

at Gym-Kinetics are open

gyms at 1 p.m. Tuesdays

and 9 a.m. Wednesdays

for preschool-age children

and noon-2 p.m. Sundays

for children ages 6 and up.

Birthday parties, held on

Saturdays and Sundays,

are also very popular and

can be booked by calling

far in advance.

Submitted by Gym-Kinetics

Gymnastics School, 19220

Ridge Drive in Mokena. For

more information on all of

the Gym-Kinetics programs,

call (708) 479-6969 or visit


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Durbin’s in Tinley Park offers holiday

packages, its annual turkey giveaway

With the holidays

right around the corner,

Durbin’s offers a variety

of ways to celebrate this


Durbin’s on Oak Park

Avenue in Tinley Park, is

open on Thanksgiving Day,

Christmas Eve, Christmas

Day, New Year’s Eve and

New Year’s Day.

Customers can join

Durbin’s on Black

Wednesday for its annual

turkey giveaway. Dating

back 25 years to the original

location in Burbank,

every hour from noon to

8 p.m., at all locations

(excluding Frankfort), a

frozen turkey is raffled to

one of Durbin’s customers

in this fun annual tradition.

Durbin’s is proud to be

open on Thanksgiving

Day, offering a full sitdown

dinner in the restaurants.

Or, for those hosting

Thanksgiving at home,

Durbin’s can do all the

work. Roasted turkey or

glazed ham catering packages

are available.

Customers and ring in

the New Year in downtown

Tinley Park. The event

features two rooms of DJs

playing dance music, an

appetizer buffet, party favors,

a champagne toast at

midnight and a continental

breakfast. The event is $20

per person, or $50 for the

premium open bar package.

The fun is slated to go

on until 4 a.m.

Customers also can celebrate

New Year’s Eve

in the dining room with

a special New Year’s Eve

menu! Offerings include

surf and turf, filet mignon,

Branding Iron ribs, steak,

lobster and much more.

Reservations are recommended.

And those still looking

for a place to have their

holiday parties can find

great packages from which

to choose at Durbin’s.

Rooms in Tinley Park can

accommodate up to parties

of 120 people.

Looking for gift ideas?

Customers can buy a gift

certificate for $50 and receive

a $10 gift certificate


Submitted by Durbin’s, 17265

Oak Park Ave. in Tinley

Park. For more information,

visit durbinspizza.com.


Home Style


Open Thanksgiving (Tinley) & Christmas Eve 11am-2am

Open Christmas Day 5pm-2am (Tinley)

Open New Year’s Eve 11am-4am

Open New Year’s Day 11am-2am



Frankfort • 14 Elwood St. • 815-464-1007

Tinley Park • 17265 S. Oak Park Ave • 708-429-1000


5406 W. 79th St


10240 S. Kedzie


14753 S. Cicero Ave.


10154 S. Roberts Rd.




D.J. Dance Music • Appetizer Buffet • Party Favors

Champagne Toast & Continental Breakfast

$20 Per Person

with premium open bar:

$55 Per Person

Open bar 9pm to 1am. Event open till 4am.

Celebrate New Year's Eve in our Dining Room

at the Historical Downtown Tinley location

Special New Year's Eve Menu

Surf & Turf • Filet Mignon

Branding Iron Ribs

Steak • Lobster

and much more to choose from

Reservations Recommended


Gift certificate


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No limit. All locations. On sale through 1/31/20

FREE Medium Pizza

(toppings at regular price) $12.95 value

with the purchase of a Jumbo Pizza

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ordering. Not valid with any other offers.

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any other offers. Expires 1/31/20

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New Lenox-based

business works to make

clothes dryers safer

Hidden buildup in

clothes dryer vent

is fire hazard



If your dryer takes longer than one cycle

to dry your clothes, then you may have a

fire hazard in your vent.

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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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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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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



For more info visit




10am -1pm

348 W Maple St, New Lenox

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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)


Hot buys for the holidays

Certified Pre-Owned Macbook

® laptops,

Tablets and more!


® computers, iPhone ® Devices, iPad ®

Visit us at Experimax Orland Park... IN PARK HILL PLAZA!

9212 159th Street, Orland Park, IL 60462 | Experimax.com/orland-park-il | (708) 949-8562

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Georgios has a Fresh Modern New Look with

$1 Million Renovation completed in 2019!

Wedding packages include: 4-hour open bar,

champagne toast, wedding cake of your choice,

honeymoon whirlpool suite, discounted hotel room

block, 5-course meal, floorlength table cloths and

fresh orchid centerpieces.

Wedding coordinators in the office 7 days a week!

Winter WeddingPromotion


$15-18 Off Per Person

AppliestoSaturdayevening prices &openbar package only.Blackoutdates apply.

8800 W.159th St. •Orland Park, IL


Georgios has been AGAIN voted the best of

The Chicago Southland Banquet Hall 2019

and for the previous 15 years!

5 Years the KNOT Best of Wedding Winner!


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There's still time to

hire for the holidays!

It’s never been easier.

Let 22nd Century Media help you with your

holiday hiring needs with our easy-to-use online

job board.

Go to jobssw.22ndcm.com to find

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business. Build a better business

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The Frankfort Station

The Homer Horizon

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The Mokena Messenger

The New Lenox Patriot

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Holiday Happenings

at the Beverly Arts Center

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


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


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 Francesca’s

gift card purchased will earn customers

a $25 holiday bonus gift card.

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).

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.fatrosies.com.



For more info visit


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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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

sing-a-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 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 old-fashioned

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

2020 EXPO

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 icecarving

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 Court.

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.TinleyPark.org/SpecialEvents.



9 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park

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I wish this Holiday you many Season!


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make a move this new year.

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Selling in

the New Year?



NMLS ID 1179072

2011 S Washington St, Ste.111, Naperville

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St. Peter’s United

welcomes all to worship,

celebrate services

The light from the Christ

candle is passed from person

to person. The sanctuary

lights are dimmed.

The congregation, basking

in the glow of hundreds

of candles, looks like the

heavenly band of angels

that appeared to the shepherds

that first Christmas.

The organ begins to play,

and the congregation

joins their voices in that

most blessed of Christmas

hymns, “Silent Night.”

There are not many experiences

more moving

than being with fellow

Christians preparing for

and celebrating the birth

of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

The seasons of Advent and

Christmas are times when

we can imagine the promises

of hope, peace, love,

and joy fulfilled on that

first Christmas, and continually

fulfilled today.

We would like to extend

to you a heartfelt invitation

to join us for worship at St.

Peter’s United Church of

Christ this holiday season

and every Sunday. We are

a congregation committed

to serving God and

the community with joyful

hearts. We strive to be

a place where all people

can come for worship,

study, service and fellowship,

knowing they will

be accepted for who they

are. Ours is a congregation

where everyone is part of

one family. We help each

other, so that all may find,

claim and share the gifts of

the Spirit with which has

God blessed us.

At St. Peter’s UCC we

are open to all who are

searching for God’s Spirit,

that it might move in and

through them. Opportunities

abound for spiritual

growth and exploration

through Sunday school,

Bible studies and book

studies. There are no

questions that are out of

bounds, and all aspects of

our faith are open for discussion

and discernment.

We take seriously Jesus’

directive to ask, seek and

knock, so that we might

better understand how we

can faithfully serve God

and God’s holy creation.

At St. Peter’s UCC, we

have an open communion

table, where all gathered

may share the celebration of

Communion, the first Sunday

of the month. I invite

you to come and join us one

Sunday, to feel the joy, spirit

and love that is St. Peter’s

United Church of Christ.

You can go to our website,


org for more information

about St. Peter’s, our

monthly newsletter “The

Key,” video of recent worship

services, upcoming

events and more. If you

have any questions, please

call the Rev. Mark Milligan

(815) 469-2220.

Submitted by St. Peter’s

United Church of Christ, 12

West Sauk Trail in Frankfort.

For more information,

call (815) 469-2220, visit

stpetersfrankfort.org or email



Upcoming service


• Dec. 1 – Advent 1:

Hope; Communion

• Dec, 8 – Advent 2:

Peace; Children’s

Play, Women’s

Fellowship Cookie

Sale and Sew What

Crafts Boutique

• Dec. 15 – Advent

3: Love; L-W East


• Dec. 22 – Advent 4:

Joy; Chancel Choir

• Dec. 24 – Christmas

Eve Candlelight

Service of Word and

Carol; 6:30 p.m.

and 11:00 p.m.

• Sunday Worship

service: 9:25 a.m.

• Sunday School:

9:25 a.m.

Staffed nursery is


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happy holidays


With sincere appreciation and gratitude,

Illinois Spine and Scoliosis Center

extends a heartfelt “ThankYou”

to our patients and partners

for your loyalty and support over the years.

Our Entire team joins in sending you & yours a

very blessed and joyous upcoming Holiday Season.

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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



Written by 22CM Boost, the

content-writing division of

22nd Century Media, publisher

of this special section

and newspaper.

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 customer.

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 look.

“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


For more information on

the opening of Coldwater

Creek or on the Orland

Park Crossing Mall including

events and leasing

opportunities, visit shop


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


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



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Ballet 5:8 students

to perform ‘Beyond

the Nutcracker’

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.







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

(708) 349-6989 ext. 3 • jimmelkalandscaping.com

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