Thursday, March 31, 2011
No break this spring? Get out and enjoy your time here like you would during a vacation.
It's spring break time, but if you can't get away you need to at least try to take a "staycation." No, the south suburbs don't offer the beaches and tiki bars you might demand on a vacation, but these area day trips can keep you busy. We've got five great things to do in the Lincoln-Way area as the weather starts to get nicer. The Sanctuary Golf Course: Who doesn't like teeing up and cooling off with a drink after a round of golf while on vacation? Get a taste of that in New Lenox. This beautiful, par-72 course is owned by the New Lenox Park District and sits on 235 acres in the north end of New Lenox. It's complete with a driving range, chipping and putting greens, a pro shop and a bar and grill. Hickory Creek Preserve: Bike along the 1.…
Thursday, March 24, 2011
We showcase some Lincoln-Way spots where you can go to unwind.
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Thursday, March 24, 2011
With tax time coming up, why not make an pre-emptive strike on your stress by booking some time at a local spa. We put the spotlight on some of the area's best spots to relax and make yourself feel pretty. Amici Spa and Salon, 9029 W. Lincoln Hwy., Frankfort. " ‘Amici’ means friends in Italian, and friends have created the foundation of our business." That's how this spa describes itself on its website. Amici offers facials for men and women, body treatments, reflexology and deep tissue and stone massage therapy. Call 815-806-8500 or go to the spa's website for more information. D'Marie Salon and Spa, 24 Elwood St, Frankfort. Located in the historic downtown area, D'Marie lets customers design their own spa packages, chosing from a variety…
Thursday, March 17, 2011
We highlight five spots in the area to have a good time on St. Patrick's Day.
It's St. Patrick's Day, and if you're looking for a last minute place to put a little Irish into your day, we've got you covered. Here's five places to be today in the Lincoln-Way area. Charleyhorse, New Lenox: Join the party with $3 Guiness, Harps Lager or Smithwicks, $5 Irish carbombs and $2 green beer drafts. There's also a corned beef and cabbage special for $9.95 that runs through Friday. Tom Kelly's Chophouse and Pub, New Lenox: The fourth annual St. Patrick's Day tent party hits one of the most Irish bar names around. There's a heated tent full of entertainment, raffles and Irish food all day and night. Jameson's Pub, Frankfort: Corned beef, cabbage, shepard's pie, Reuben sandwiches and cold beer will be on the menu all day at …
Thursday, March 10, 2011
These camps will help your kids create lasting summer memories.
School's out for summer...or it will be soon. We've searched for the best camps in the region to help your kids squeeze the best times out of their summer...and to help you get a little vacation as well. Mokena Community Park District. The park district has day camps for children ranging from two years old to the fifth grade, and even has a camp for young kids who might not be ready to spend the day away from their parents. Activities include games, crafts, music, nature and wildlife. Call Mokena Community Park District at 708-390-2401 or visit mokenapark.com for more information. Camp Manitoqua. As part of Manitoqua Ministries, this camp is "a God-Centered organization, (that) serves guests by providing a setting and programs for …
Thursday, March 3, 2011
We ask the head of adult services at the Frankfort Public Library for her recommendations.
Looking for a new book to dive in to, but you don't have time to scour the shelves--or Amazon.com--to find something that will capture your imagination? We asked Melissa Rice, head of adult services at the Frankfort Public Library, for her suggestions.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
We spotlight a collection local stores to check out when it comes to clothes, accessories and household decor.
With the spring months closing in, now is a good time to start thinking about adding some warm weather outfits to your wardrobe. And while you're at it, why not add some accessories and home accent items to the list? A fashion update doesn't mean a trip to the mall, not with a variety of shops to check out in the Lincoln-Way area. Here's a quick list to get you started. Fringe Boutique, 20529 South LaGrange Road, Frankfort Looking to add a little flair to your wardrobe? Fringe Boutique offers a wide selection of upscale and trend-setting styles for girls and women. Check out the store's Facebook page for photo galleries that show off what's available as well as glimpses of past fashion shows. My Sisters and Me Boutique, 1 North White St…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Patch puts the spotlight on groups lending a helping hand in the Lincoln-Way area.
With charitable giving having a tendency to drop off after the holidays, mid-February is probably the perfect time to consider donating time or money. This week, your area Patches found five Lincoln-Way nonprofits that make a big difference in our community and that could use your help. Patch Picks: Five area nonprofits making a difference