Sunday, January 22, 2012
The village's seasonal series continues Sunday with races and other activities.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Joe Vince
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Cold-weather sports don't have to be left to the professional athletes. Sure, the activities that are part of Sunday's Winter on the Green Winter Sports event aren't exactly downhill slaloming or speed skating. Kids and adults will be able to participate in 3-on-3 hockey, a punt-and-pass contest and super all-weather/all-terrain sled races. But that doesn't mean they're not fun. Or competitive. Just check out the photos from last year's event, as well as video from the day. When: 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Breidert Green Cost: Free Next week's event: Chili Cook-Off Will you be heading out to the Winter Sports event? Post your photos and videos in our Neighborhood Gallery. Show everyone what you like about the Frankfort community.
Monday, January 24, 2011
While another sporting even was going on, a small crowd enjoyed unlimited fun at this week's Winter on the Green.
Maybe Jay Cutler should have been in Frankfort brushing up on his passing with 5-year-old Jared Velez. Velez, who braved the cold to come out for Winter Sports at Winter on the Green, had volunteer Ryan Murphy all to himself. And he couldn’t have been happier. Velez, a football star in the making, punted and passed to his heart’s content for an hour in Sunday’s cold weather. Thanks to the low temperatures and the Bears-Packers playoff game, turnout for this week’s Winter on the Green event was low, so low that chairwoman and Frankfort Lions Club member Denise Lenz packed it up an hour early to allow her volunteers the chance to get home to see the big game. But the event wasn’t a total loss. The families who came out enjoyed playing snow …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Winter sports is the theme this week at the Winter on the Green series.
She might be the new kid on the block, but Frankfort Lion Denise Lenz knows how to plan an event. After years spent serving in the Frankfort Area Jaycees, Lenz officially “graduated” out of that club when she turned 41 (the age for membership is limited to 18-40). However, she soon got involved with the Frankfort Lions Club, chairing their summer Rib Cook- Off and now planning their first-ever Winter on the Green Winter Sports event. “I was going to do the Winter Olympics, but I wasn’t sure what sports we could actually duplicate. The Frankfort Park District was already using the Winter Carnival theme, so I just kind of combined the two,” Lenz said. Participants will be able to challenge one another to 3-on-3 street hockey, a Kick and Pass…