Thursday, January 3, 2013
Laraway Flea Market is seen as a ripe vineyard for retired seniors and laid-off workers turned entrepreneurs.
A retired emergency room nurse at Advocate Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, New Lenox's 62-year-old Cindy Markunas considers The Laraway Flea Market in New Lenox Township as an opportunity to profit from a life-long hobby. "I've always loved to do this, even when I was young. I love finding things. I love being a picker," she said. Opened since June, from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on weekends-only, The Laraway Flea Market, 2467 E. Laraway Road, is a great way for Markunas to immerse herself in the spirit of the "American Pickers," a popular PBS television show. From her own 10-by-15-foot booth within the massive 20,000-square-foot warehouse, her inventory consists of items made affordable for those on a tight budget. "I sell movies, books, gifts, small …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The annual Mokena Farm and Barn Fest is set for Saturday, Aug. 18. The event will feature a flea market as part of the fun at The Oaks, across the street from Yunker Farm, from 8 a.m to 2 p.m.
It's once again time for the Mokena Farm and Barn Fest, which means it's time for residents from all over the Southland—and especially Mokena—to head to Yunker Farm for a day of family, food and fun. Occurring as part of the Farm and Barn Fest on Saturday, Aug. 18, is the Mokena Park District's Outdoor Flea Market, at The Oaks. Taking place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will feature fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools, and more. Registration for sellers is $20 before Friday, Aug. 17, or $25 the day of the event, and additional fees may apply. Sellers may check in anytime between 6:45 and 8 a.m at The Oaks; late arrivals will be charged a $10 late fee. Vendor spaces at the event are determined on a first-come, first-serve…
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Mokena Community Park District is holding a summer flea market July 15, beginning at 8 a.m. There will be fresh produce, crafts, clothing, tools and more for sale, throughout the day.
Do you have a pile of things taking up too much space in your place, but you just can't bear to throw them out? Well, you're in luck! The Mokena Community Park District is holding an outdoor flea market on July 15, beginning at 8 a.m. The flea market will have, “fresh produce, new and used crafts, clothing, tools,” and more, according to the Park District's website. For those wishing to be vendors at the flea market, a preregistration fee of $20 is required, while vendors can also register the day of the event for $25. Registration is already underway, and check in time for vendors is 6:45 a.m. the day of the event. Any vendor arriving after 8 a.m. will be charged a $10 late fee. Each vendor will be provided with a 15-by-15-foot area to …
Monday, July 18, 2011
Mokena residents and neighbors came out for the rows of deals at Main Park on Sunday.
An hour after the flea market opened at Main Park om Sunday, it was difficult to find a parking spot. The annual sale has become increasingly popular as more vendors take part each year. While temperatures crept into triple digits, many shoppers were undeterred in their bargain hunting pursuits. Leanne Hefner, of Mokena, had a good day selling unused household items. "Sales have been great so far, minus the heat. A lot of people coming through, this is a good turnout " Hefner said. For many bargain hunters it was a family affair. "My husband is the king of the bargains, he loves flea markets," said Kate Krause. Judging by the attendance, so did the majority of the buyers that showed up at Main Park.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Whether you’d like to earn some cash cleaning out your house, or you’d like to dance the night away at a fest or concert in the park, our list of July staycations in Mokena will get you excited for the month ahead.
July has arrived, which marks the middle month of summer. If you’re not sure what to do with yourself now that the Fourth of July festivities have passed, no worries. Mokena’s calendar of fun continues to carry on all month long. If you missed my definition of a staycation in our June edition, it goes as follows: fun, out-of-the-ordinary activities you can do close to home rather than far away. As in, who needs a pricey vacation when there are so many fun activities awaiting you in Mokena? Get ready to choose your July staycation from this handy list. Flea Market If you missed the big flea market that Marley Community Church held in June, you can make up for it by attending the July Flea Market on July 17, hosted by the Mokena Community …
Friday, June 17, 2011
Who says you have to spend oodles of cash in order to enjoy your summer weekends or days off? There are plenty of fun activities happening in Mokena to look forward to.
Although the summer months tend to get people daydreaming about vacations and week-long getaways under the sun, for many, this will only remain a dream. The economy is still making it tough for families to afford taking off work and spending money on gas or airfare, not to mention the costs of hotels, food, souvenirs and activities. Fortunately, "staycations" are now the fad. For those of you unfamiliar with this phrase, it stands for fun, out-of-the-ordinary activities you can do close to home rather than far away. Staycations can often surpass vacations in their fun factors, because rather than packing fun into one week or weekend, staycations allow you to extend fun activities throughout the summer. What type of staycation fun can you …