Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Too much to drink on New Year's Eve? Patch readers from Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood recommend these surefire remedies to cure what ails ya.
If you had a little too much fun on New Year’s Eve and are paying dearly for it this morning, Patch has you covered. We asked our Facebook fans from Oak Lawn, Evergreen Park and Beverly-Mt. Greenwood for their surefire-works-60-percent-of-the-time hangover cures. So if you're looking to ease your aching head and nausea, run down this list and find a remedy that works for you. Connect to Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood We've grouped them by category: Preventative, Food, Rehydration, Hair of the Dog, Over the Counter and So Odd They Might Just Work. Some of the cures use a combination of these methods. Water was a recurring theme, as well as Gatorade and a regular Coke, preferably one from McDonald's. Pedialyte came …
Friday, December 28, 2012
Find a place to celebrate New Year's Eve at one of these neighborhood hot spots.
Still need New Year's Eve plans? Patch has your New Year's Eve plans under control with these area events for families and adults. So strap on your party hat, grab your noisemaker and peruse our list of neighborhood events happening for Monday, Dec. 31, 2012: Riddles Comedy Club at 5055 W. 111th St., Alsip, is offering dinner and a show, followed by a DJ and dancing on New Year's Eve for $45 per person. Doors open at 7 p.m. Rock around the clock--literally--in Blue Island on New Year's Eve. Gather under the clock at Vermont Street and Western Avenue between 11:30 and midnight. There will be free party favors, fireworks and a lighted ball drop at midnight. FREE. We've included the flier. Wish all the animals 'Happy Zoo Year' at the …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Sanity savers to help parents' survive their children's winter vacation.
If you can hardly wait for school to start again, here some are fun activities that your kids can do in the Evergreen Park area with mom and dad or their friends over the winter break. The Evergreen Park Recreation Department and Beyond the Arc Academy are partnering up to host a “Holiday Break Offensive Skills Camp” at the Activity Center at 3220 W. 98th Street. Sessions are Dec., 26, 27, 28 and Jan. 2,3 and 4. Call 708-229-3373 for more information. Your kids can skate off their pent-up energy at the Evergreen Park skating rink at 8900 S. Kedzie Ave. Times are tentative. For more information, call 708-229-3373. Open Skate: Tues - Fri, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Sat and Sun, 1 p.m. - 6 p.m. Hockey: Mon-Tues-Wed, 7pm - 9pm; Sat. and Sun., 6pm - …
Big Pappa's Gyros serves and delivers 1,840 to local residents in need on Christmas with help of 100 volunteers.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Joan Hadac
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season is alive and well at Big Pappa’s Gyros in Oak Lawn on Christmas Day. Owners and partners Sandi Digangi and Eddie Memishi are at the center of controlled chaos of preparing and distributing 1,840 turkey dinners and fixings. Mounds of toys and games, reduced by late morning, are ready to be distributed to the children of families requesting meals. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Evergreen Park One such recipient of Big Pappa’s Gyros’ generosity is former Oak Lawn resident Rosemary, who now resides in Palos Hills. She came to the event last year with a friend and heard about this year’s free dinnerl giveaway yesterday from her brother. She decided to stop in late this morning…
Monday, December 10, 2012
Do your holiday decorations rival Clark Griswold's? Then enter your decked out home in Patch's Deck the House Contest.
Friday, November 30, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, "Santa" will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows parents and caregivers to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to a child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: TELL US: Do your children plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Get in the holiday mood with these fun local events.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1 Evergreen Park’s annual celebration ‘A Dickens Christmas’ happens this Saturday, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Klein Park at 97th Street and Homan Avenue. This Victorian Christmas event features strolling carolers, the Sounds of Christmas, sleigh rides, and Santa and LIVE reindeer. The 13th Annual Kevin Dowling "Christmas Is For Kids" Toy Drive featuring food, drink, entertainment and crafts takes place from 3pm to 8pm at Bourbon Street 3359 W. 115th St. in Merrionette Park. No cost with donation of new toy. Visit the Kevin Dowling Scholarship Fund for more informaiton, or call (773) 972-6264. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9 Evergreen Park Community High school presents a tune-filled, Christmas music ‘Christmas by Remote Control.’ …
The 13th annual Kevin Dowling "Christmas Is for Kids Toy Drive" happens this Saturday, Dec. 1 at 115 Bourbon Street. Cost of admission is an unwrapped child's toy.
Kevin Dowling was a son, grandson, brother, nephew, cousin and friend to many. Although he passed away from complications of heat stroke and a liver transplant 17 years ago, his memory and name are still very much alive. Connect with Patch: Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood / Oak Lawn Family and friends are hosting the 13th annual Kevin Dowling “Christmas is for Kids Toy Drive” from 3 to 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 1. The toy drive will be held at 115 Bourbon Street, 3359 W. 115th St., in Merrionette Park. Guests will be treated to crafts, food, drink and entertainment. Santa is expected to make an appearance bringing a gift for every kid in attendance. This is a no-cost event. All that is asked is that guests bring new, unwrapped toys …
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Standard Bank and Trust annual giving trees and ornament sales fulfill holiday wishes of developmentally disabled adults with little or no family support.
Standard Bank is rolling out the holly to deck its lobby trees and help fulfill the holiday wish lists of intellectually challenged and developmentally disabled adults served by Park Lawn. For the third consecutive year, Park Lawn is the designated beneficiary for Standard Bank’s “Holiday Hope” ornament sale. Donations will help purchase much-needed items for Park Lawn’s Angel Fund. The fund was created to enable Park Lawn to provide a warm, caring and loving environment for adults with multiple medical, physical and intellectual disabilities. The ornaments sell for $1, $5 and $10. Proceeds will be used to buy Christmas presents and other every day necessities for developmentally disabled and intellectually challenged adults living at Park…
Monday, November 26, 2012
Know what to click and what not to click--protect yourself against online scams and identity theft with these helpful cyber safety tips.
Whether you’re in the hunt for big-ticket electronic items or simply shopping for a New Year’s Eve frock, more than 20 million Americans expected to shop online today—Cyber Monday. Before you start cyber shopping, IDentity Theft 911 offers these helpful safety tips to protect yourself from online scams and identify theft. Not getting caught by your boss shopping online at work is up to you: (Source: IDentity Theft 911)