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D146 students showcase their artistic expression at Vogt Visual Arts Center

May 14, 2019 by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

Every year, one of the most anticipated Vogt Visual Arts Center exhibits comes in the form of the Community Consolidated School District 146 collaborative showcase. Drawings, paintings, illustrations and more reveal the vast talent...

Songbird Cafe ‘spoiling’ customers with the coffees it offers

by Sean Hastings, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

For decades, Songbird Cafe owner Maria Kopulos dreamed of owning her own cafe one day and kept a journal of names she liked.

But when she had the chance to open her own place, those names did not fit what she wanted....

Faith Briefs: Orphan Ministry Vacation Bible School, more

by Staff Report Life & Arts, Faith

Orland Park Christian Reformed Church (7500 W. Sycamore Drive, Orland Park)

Orphan Ministry

8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, May 17, and 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 18. All of the proceeds from the...

Ted Fuka’s local landscapes inspire at the library

by Laurie Fanelli, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts, The Arts

From the natural wonder of Hickory Creek to the iconic steeple of St. Mary’s Church, Mokena-based artist Ted Fuka finds inspiration in the heart of his community. He bathes his local landscapes in light beaming from the sun, moon or in...