July 26, 2016By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant EditorNews
On a sweltering Thursday afternoon, several families stood in a long line to get into the Centennial Park Aquatic Center.
Carrie Abbott, of Frankfort, and her daughter Aurora came to the Orland Park pool simply to cool off, but they, along with many others, did not know that the aquatic center’s staff had something else in mind.
Photographer Bob Horsch (left) chats with Mary Flynn, of Orland Park, July 17 during the Fine Art Fair at Orland Park Crossing. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
July 25, 2016By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance ReporterLife & Arts
Community members embraced their artistic sides this month at the annual Fine Art Fair at Orland Park Crossing.
The Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Village of Orland Park and Orland Park Crossing, hosted the sixth annual fair July 16-17, filling an entire parking lot.
The Orland Fire Protection District training facility housed the Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp from July 12-15 at 10728 W. 163rd Place.
Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
July 20, 2016By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant EditorNews
Sophia Bonaminio and Eva Dawczak, both 9 years old, know now that learning about fire safety is fun.
After attending the first two days of the Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp with the Orland Fire Protection District, the girls, along with several other children, already uncovered the two most important lessons when it comes to escaping a fire.
July 19, 2016By Paul Grimes, Village managerNews, Village
“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney
It was a hot summer day in mid-June 2008. My family and I pulled up to the Village Square neighborhood to check out our temporary house that would be our Orland Park home until we found a permanent residence.
Antonis Grill & Catering in Lockport offers a variety of Mediterranean specialties with Greek influences, from gyros to chicken to souvlakia to salads, pitas, oven-browned potatoes and rice pilaf. Photo by Bill Jones/22nd Century Media
Anyone who grabs a table during the lunch hour at Antonis Grill & Catering will likely witness a common sight.
Customers stroll in, and customers stroll out, often grabbing only soups or salads, maybe sandwiches. Though some order the more hearty dinner offerings that typically do better during the restaurant’s early evening hours.
“I could never have traveled as a pioneer.”
That was Kerolyn Putnam’s reaction, as she took a closer look at the Wells Fargo Stagecoach parked at the home mortgage business’ lot on 151st Street in Orland Park.
For Xbox One gamers, “Inside” might just be the most talked about offering of the summer, and for good reason.
From “Limbo” creator Playdead, “Inside” puts players in control of a boy who is on the run from something, almost everyone and everything around him a threat to his survival.