October 24, 2016By Jason Maholy, Freelance ReporterNews
The Trantina Farm was crawling with superheroes, princesses and a handful of scary, even bloody characters as Homer Township presented its annual Children’s Halloween Party Saturday, Oct. 22, on a beautiful autumn afternoon.
Homer Jr. High students walk in solidarity Oct. 19 outside the school as a part of an anti-bullying Unity March. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media
In a Week 9 battle of 6-2 teams Friday, Oct. 21, both the Lincoln-Way East and Lockport Township football teams knew the game would come down to making big plays at key times. For the Griffins, it just so happened to be their first defensive play of the game.
Laura (left) and Dennis Lee take big bites of spaghetti Sunday, Oct. 16, at the Lockport Band’s dinner fundraiser at LTHS’s East Campus. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media
October 17, 2016By Ryan Esguerra, Freelance ReporterNews
Listening to the volunteers and attendees at the Lockport Township High School Band spaghetti dinner fundraiser Sunday, Oct. 15, at LTHS’s East Campus, and one would have heard a common theme; “It’s for the kids.”
Veronica Skibicki, 7, skips across hay Thursday, Oct. 13, at Garden Patch Farms. Its annual Fall Festival runs through the end of October. Kirsten Onsgard/22nd Century Media
October 18, 2016By Kirsten Onsgard, Assistant EditorLife & Arts
Garden Patch Farms in Homer Glen is a personal business for co-owner Lexie Miller, and not just because it runs in the family. The food she and her brother and fellow co-owner, Tony Ndoca, sell in their farm’s store — from just-laid eggs to tomatoes and apples — often make it to her own dinner table.
As I walked into Lockport Township High School’s auditorium last week to see the choir’s Fall Concert, I stopped for a moment to watch the marching band practice on a makeshift field near the parking lot. Immediately, it was clear: the teens were good. They punched out phrases and horn flares from an up-tempo march in what I would assume was an effort to put a few final touches on a difficult piece of music.