• Hannah Looney of Chicago, hangs out with some snowmen Thursday, July 21, during Christmas in July at the Centennial Park Aquatic Center in Orland Park. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Christmas comes to Orland, month of July

    July 26, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor News
    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

    Orland Park Crossing welcomes back annual Fine Art Fair

    July 25, 2016 By Amanda Del Buono, Freelance Reporter Life & 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

    OFPD’s Kids Camp returns to Orland Park

    July 20, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor News
    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.
  • Village manager bids town farewell

    July 19, 2016 By Paul Grimes, Village manager News, 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

    Antonis stands as bastion of variety, family values in Lockport

    July 14, 2016 By Bill Jones, Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    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.


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