Wednesday, November 21, 2012
The sports memorabilia shop opened last month in historic downtown Frankfort.
The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Tuesday morning at Sidsgraphs. "It's really nice to see this shop here," said Frankfort Mayor Jim Holland. The store, which sells autographed sports memorabilia, was opened by Dennis Sidler in late October. Sidler's business is located in the former home of White Street Gallery and Framing at 11 S. White Street. Sidsgraphs specializes in Chicago items signed by current stars and Hall of Fame inductees. The shop also supplies items for silent auction to many charities on a consignment basis. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday for Frankfort's new Christian ballet company.
When close friends and fellow dancers Amy Kozol and Julianna Slager moved to Chicago together in 2009, they dreamed of starting a ballet company. Their dream officially came true on Wednesday afternoon, when the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate Ballet 5:8, the professional Christian performance company Kozol and Slager opened this summer. “I think there’s a real need for art and for art education in any community,” said Slager, who is the company’s artistic director. Ballet 5:8 is a touring company, apiring to bring dance presented from a Christian perspective to the greater Chicago area. The company’s primary focus is classical ballet, although performances sometimes include routines set to Christian …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for the new bakery on Wednesday morning.
The Frankfort Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting for new local business Sweet Dreams Cakes at 9 a.m. on Oct. 3. “We’re thrilled to have the new business in town,” said Karen Blake, Executive Director of the chamber. “It’s a great addition.” The bakery, which opened in August and is located at 7956 W Lincoln Hwy, is a family affair. Sweet Dreams is owned by husband and wife team Deon and Vicki O’Bryant, and is staffed by their friends and family, including their three daughters, Candace, Gabrielle and Caprice. “It’s awesome,” said Vicki. “I just want to let people know we are here.” According to O’Bryant, Sweet Dreams is special because of the sheer variety the bakery offers. O’Bryant specifically cited the popularity of its …
Friday, January 28, 2011
The 32-year-old congressman spoke at a ribbon-cutting for Rasmussen College in Mokena Friday. Key speakers addressed the economy and education in Illinois and Will County.
Adam Kinzinger started his speech at Rasmussen College's ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday morning with a joke. “As you can tell, I’m not far removed from being in college,” the 32-year-old congressman (R-Illinois) said. But the key speeches all turned toward the dire state of the economy and the recent state income tax hike passed by Illinois lawmakers on Jan. 12. All of the speakers agreed that though now is not a promising time for businesses to open in Illinois, the situation will improve and businesses will continue to thrive. Kinzinger said he attended the State of the Union address on Jan. 25 and mentioned President Barack Obama's words about the ever-changing economy and the importance of staying competitive in our education. “We’re …