Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Get the hours for Mokena grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor for all your last-minute needs on Thanksgiving.
No doubt you'll forget something you need to make the Thanksgiving meal perfect. Don't panic. Here's a list of the Thanksgiving Day hours for grocery stores, convenience stores and liquor stores in Mokena. OPEN 24 HOURS OPEN PART OF DAY LIQUOR STORES Subscribe to a free Mokena Patch newsletter. "Like" Mokena Patch on Facebook.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The Mokena boutique rang in the holiday season with style at Sunday's event.
Pink Slip Boutique hosted “The Nutcracker (Not So) Suite,” its seventh major fashion show, on Sunday at Mokena Intermediate School. The show promoted Pink Slip’s holiday and prom collections by telling the classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker with a punk rock twist and showcasing styles from casual separates to prom dresses. Dancers from Stage Door Dance Academy in Oak Forest performed and 70 volunteer models walked. Local singer Alyssa Barron served as the narrator, while a remix of the original Nutracker Suite backed the models as they flaunted the featured fashions. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from these Lincoln-Way Patch sites:
Friday, November 2, 2012
"The Nutcracker (Not So) Suite" fashion show will ring in the holiday season with style.
This holiday season, the Nutcracker will be rocking a leather jacket, while the sugar plum fairies sport converse sneakers. Pink Slip Boutique is hosting “The Nutcracker (Not So) Suite,” its seventh major fashion show, on Sunday at Mokena Intermediate School. The show will promote Pink Slip’s holiday and prom collections by telling the classic Christmas story of the Nutcracker with a punk rock twist. The shop will present two showings of the event over the course of the afternoon and estimate that 700-800 people will attend. Boutique owner Lauren McKeague said the show will have a loud, bright, punk rock aesthetic. The styling of the event is based on McKeague’s college practicum doing window design for Macy’s while studying fashion design…
Monday, October 29, 2012
The Frankfort comic book store will also host a costume contest and offer holiday freebies and discounts.
Amazing Fantasy Books and Comics will offer several holiday activities and promotional events at the store’s first ever Halloween Comicfest on Wednesday. On Halloween, the store will host an all day giveaway of several comic titles while supplies last, including Spiderman, Batman, Scooby Doo, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Adventure Time. Patrons who visit the store in costume will receive an added discount. Store employees will determine the amount of the discount based on the quality of each costume. All kids in costume will receive at least 20 percent off. Amazing Fantasy will also host a costume contest with a kids and an adults division. Costumes will be photographed and judged at the end of the day. The winners will receive store …
Friday, October 26, 2012
The bakery will offer seasonal desserts and games at this weekend's holiday event.
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Friday, October 26, 2012
Sweet Dreams Cakes will host“Halloween Hysteria,” a sugary and spooky holiday event, this Saturday. “We’ll be Halloweened out,” said Candace Tomas, who is the co-general manager of Sweet Dreams. The bakery will offer free candy and mini cupcakes to patrons. They’ll also be taking pre-orders for Halloween and serving up seasonal sweets, including brownies crawling with gummy worms, edible skull cupcake toppers and Halloween-themed sugar cookies. Sweet Dreams staff members will wear costumes, and Halloween music and decorations will set a ghostly mood in the bakery. Outside Sweet Dreams, game tents will be set up where customers can compete in activities such as “pin the bowtie on Mr. Bones,” a mummy wrap contest and a scary egg race. The …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A ribbon cutting was held on Wednesday for Frankfort's new Christian ballet company.
When close friends and fellow dancers Amy Kozol and Julianna Slager moved to Chicago together in 2009, they dreamed of starting a ballet company. Their dream officially came true on Wednesday afternoon, when the Frankfort Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting to celebrate Ballet 5:8, the professional Christian performance company Kozol and Slager opened this summer. “I think there’s a real need for art and for art education in any community,” said Slager, who is the company’s artistic director. Ballet 5:8 is a touring company, apiring to bring dance presented from a Christian perspective to the greater Chicago area. The company’s primary focus is classical ballet, although performances sometimes include routines set to Christian …
Monday, August 20, 2012
Help establishments in the construction zone get through these tough times. Some participating businesses include: Perfect Nails, Aurelio's, Caffé Milan, Hawgs 'N Dogs, New Lenox Travel and Bobbie Noonan Child Care.
The Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox Patch sites are partnering with establishments along U.S. Route 30 to help these businesses who are feeling the pinch from that roadway's widening project, which stretches 8.5 miles from Harlem Avenue in Frankfort to William Street in New Lenox. Here's the plan: The L-W Patch sites will hold a weekly Rt. 30 raffle where a random reader could win a variety of prizes provided by Rt. 30 businesses and Patch. To enter, residents need to sign up for a Patch newsletter at a participating Rt. 30 business. Patch will routinely list those businesses where customers can find newsletter sign-up sheets. Residents only have to enter once to be eligible for all the raffle drawings. Easy, huh? The idea is to rally the …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Warren Kilmer took home a Blu-ray player, a gift certificate and other merchandise from Matt's TV in Tinley Park.
Warren Kilmer has a new luck day. It's Aug. 8. That's the day last week that he became the 100,000th customer at Matt’s TV in Tinley Park. The distinction also came with a few prizes. Kilmer was surprised with an LG Network Blu-ray player, an LG Smart TV adapter, a Sycom surge protector, connecting cables and a gift certificate for $100 toward a new TV of his choice. He also took home a bag of munchies for his TV watching. Store manager Walter Jones said the total value for all of the prizes was $500. Matt's TV has been around for more than 50 years and has been at 17236 S. Oak Park Ave., in Tinley Park since 1971. The store has been owned by Jim Fuentes, known as the Mayor of Oak Park Avenue, for the past eight years. He also runs his …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
The continuing delays and aggravation of the U.S. Route 30 widening project are putting many businesses in the construction zone in a financial crunch. But Patch has a plan to help ease the pain a bit. Find out how you can help.
Stop me if you've heard this one. It's a little joke going around the Lincoln-Way area about the U.S. Route 30 widening project, which began last summer and appears to have no end in sight. It goes something like this: IDOT says the construction on Rt. 30 will be done by November. They just haven't said what year. (Cue rimshot) It's the kind of joke that musters a chuckle or two because it falls into that vein of "it's funny 'cause it's true" humor. But when you're a business whose livelihood depends on customers being able to find your parking lot, the continuing construction delays aren't amusing. In fact, they're devastating. Some stores and restaurants have even lost about 50 percent of their business because of the widening project. …
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The president's small business comments upset many people and gave Republican Mitt Romney a point of attack. But Barack Obama said the comments were taken out of context. What do you think? Take the Patch Poll.