• Dalia Hinojosa (right), of Orland Park, and Leila Berthet (middle), 6, of Palos Heights, watch as Juliette Hinojosa crafts a Minion balloon July 17 during the Minions Fun event during Get Pop-Cultured month at Barnes & Noble in Orland Park. Photos by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media

    Orland Barnes & Noble gets Pop-Cultured again

    July 29, 2015 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts

    After a series of events focused on pop culture took off across the country this past year, Barnes & Noble Orland Park was among the franchise’s stores that brought it back even stro

  • The Summer Kiwi Smash cocktail ($8.20), one of Bonefish Grill’s summer specialty drinks, contains a whole kiwi and is mixed with Olmeca Altos silver tequila, mint and lemon juice, then topped with an edible orchid. Photos by Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Bonefish Grill focuses on freshness for summer

    July 29, 2015 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    Bonefish Grill may be open all year long, but just as many fruits ripen best in a warmer climate, the restaurant seems to thrive in the summer.

  • Denver Broncos offensive tackle and Orland Park native Michael Schofield talks to students July 21 at The Bridge Teen Center for the program What It’s Like To Be: An NFL Player. Elissa Chudwin/22nd Century Media

    Schofield, Coyne visit Bridge Teen Center

    July 29, 2015 By Elissa Chudwin, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    Denver Broncos offensive tackle Michael Schofield barely received any playing time his first season with the Orland Park Pioneers football team as a child.

  • Sandburg’s Samantha Udarbe gets low for a ball Thursday, July 23, during summer league action against Oak Forest at Palos Courts in Palos Heights. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Sandburg volleyball continues winning ways

    July 29, 2015 By Randy Whalen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    The Sandburg girls volleyball team lost a lot of talented players from last season’s team. But if summer league is any indication, do not write off the Eagles just yet.

  • Orland Fire Protection District firefighter and paramedic Thomas Rafferty (left) helps 8-year-old Eva Dawczak July 17, during the Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp at the district’s training facility in Orland Park. The day marked the end of a weeklong camp. Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media

    Rekindling lessons on safety

    July 29, 2015 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer News

    School may be out, but learning is still in session at the Orland Fire Protection District.