Wednesday, May 23, 2012
A topic of much discussion at the Olympia Fields Park District, Tolentine Park is complete.
If you've driven on the section of Governors Highway just north of Lincoln Highway, you (or your child) may have noticed an empty area slowly evolve into a park. Tolentine Park was approved by the Olympia Field Park District Board more than a year ago, and is a welcome addition to a list of parks enjoyed by residents and non-residents of Olympia Fields. Saturday, the Park District will cut the ribbon on the new park, offering concessions and free gift bags to attendees. There will be raffles, a scavenger hunt and even a splash pad. The Park District would like to make sure attendees know that only handicap parking will be allowed at the grand opening. All others should park at Bicentennial Park (203rd Street between Governors Highway and …
Monday, April 23, 2012
One of the Chicago Heights government bodies is opening up an eatery today.
Country clubs often offer more than golf to entertain their members. Good food is sometimes seen as an important aspect being a member. The Chicago Heights Park District seems to be adding the same appeal to one of it's golf courses, by opening up a brand new restaurant. The East Golf Course Restaurant has its official grand opening from April 23, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., according to Park District Supt. Frank Perez, who posted the event listing on Patch. The District invites all Heights residents to see the new eatery, which will offer breakfast and lunch specials. The East Golf Course is located at 315 Glenwood Road in Chicago Heights. Check out the Patch event listing to learn more about the new restaurant.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Chicago Heights Patch stories, Feb. 13-18
This week we had plenty to talk about. There was good news and bad news, but it was all relevant to the Heights. The good news came in the form of big business developments and a unique take on cookies. On the bad side of things, we heard about a firefighter injury and the death of a family pet. So, to cut to the chase, here's a list of the top stories on Chicago Heights Patch this week: Bakers and Florists Talk Love and Anti-Love Traditions Aunt Martha's Teens Take a Tale of 'Responsibility' to Prairie State Food 4 Less Grand Opening: Big Scissors, Big Checks, Big Store Heights Fire Injures Firefighter and Kills Dog Girls Basketball: Marian Catholic Storms Past Providence for Regional Crown Man Says Heights Cop Made Him Drive Child to His…
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Food 4 Less had it's big ribbon cutting this morning, and plenty of notable faces were on hand to help out.
"It's an early morning, isn't it," asked Chicago Heights Chief of Staff Matt Fares. At 7:10 a.m. many of the highest ranking city officials stood surrounded by pastels in the Easter candy aisle. Mayor Vincent Zaranti. Alderman and mayoral candidate Joseph Faso. Police Chief Michael Camilli. Alderperson Sonia Perez. Those were just a few of the Heights notables on hand for the grand opening of the largest Food 4 Less grocery store in the Midwest. "We are very excited," said store director Selena Whiteside before the ribbon cutting. "We can't wait to get the doors open." Before the store could break out the giant novelty scissors, it had to break out the giant novelty checks, as there was the little matter of paying out $2,500 each to the …
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
At the Wednesday grand opening, the grocery store will be giving grants to park districts and library officials.
Looks like the bill for library laptops aren't the only expenditure a Kroger-owned company is paying to make a splash with the Heights. At its grand opening Wednesday morning, the highly-anticipated new grocery store, Food 4 Less, will be donating $2,500 to the Chicago Heights Park District. This news comes just one week after library administrator Michel Davis announced he would be at the event to pick up a check for the same amount. Food 4 Less general manager Nick Benavidez appears optimistic about the stores impact on the Heights community, stating that the store will provide jobs, services and quality products to the area. "Our modern shopper-friendly stores offer consumers quality, selection and one-stop-shopping convenience at …
Sunday, January 16, 2011
A look back at Chicago Heights Patch stories, Jan. 9-15.
Well, the day is here. As the Bears get ready to gobble down the birds and we prepare snacks, look up the best bars and listen to the NFL's talking heads make predictions, let us reminisce on the highs and lows of the week that was. The week started off with a fire on Lincoln Highway early Monday morning, with some rather suspicious information coming out in the police report. Then, thanks to Patch contributor Mary Compton, we learned a little more about Guido and "Mama" Damiani, the singing sausage-maker and his mother. Homewood-Flossmoor Patch editor Ryan Fitzpatrick also kicked off our Adopt Me column with help from the South Suburban Humane Society. The Drama Group opened up it's eightieth season with a special reading and announcement…
Friday, January 14, 2011
Mayor Zaranti calls Classic Cobbler a 'smart idea' at the bakery's grand opening.
The mother, brother and sister owned Classic Cobbler held their grand opening today with Mayor Vincent Zaranti on hand to celebrate. "This is a good sign that businesses are still willing to come to the city," said Zaranti. "This is a smart idea, a great location and more revenue for the city." Branarla Johnson, along with mother Bonnie Thompson and brother Paul Glenn had been scoping out their new location for almost a year. After doing a little research, they considered the location perfect when they realized not only was it near restaurants, but that it would be the only business selling homemade pies. Thompson, who raised her children in the Heights, has been baking pies for the past several years. She knew she was onto something …