• Cub Scout Pack 64 member Anthony Ackerman plays volleyball Saturday, June 18, at the Movie Under the Stars family night at Pizzeria at the Point in Lockport. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    Cub Scout Pack 64 recruits at movie night

    June 20, 2016 By Tim Hadac, Freelance Reporter News
    Lockport’s popular Old Canal Days could not keep a crowd of boys, moms and dads away from a night of fun Saturday, June 18, at Pizzeria at the Point. “Old Canal Days is a huge draw, no doubt,” said longtime pizzeria owner Terry Broadhurst before dozens of scouting families arrived. “But don’t underestimate Cub Scout Pack 64. They’re incredible.
  • Nick Pugh plays Sebastian during rehearsal for the Lockport-Homer Youth Theater production of “The Little Mermaid” June 14 at Butler School. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Theater group travels ‘Under the Sea’ for show

    June 21, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    The auditorium stage at Lockport Township High School’s East Campus will soon be transformed into the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. The Lockport-Homer Youth Theater is to put on musical performances of “The Little Mermaid” at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 and 2 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at LTHS.
  • Jayna Evans, a Homer Glen native, is the current Miss Montgomery County who will soon compete in the Miss Texas pageant. Photo submitted

    Miss Montgomery County in Texas hails from Homer Glen

    June 21, 2016 By Thomas Czaja, Editor Life & Arts
    When Jayna Evans moved to Texas to attend Sam Houston State University to get her master’s degree in sports management, she decided to simultaneously keep her pageant career going. Evans, 23 — a Homer Glen native and 2010 Lockport Township High School graduate who first decided to enter pageants while still an undergraduate at Illinois State University — had spent five years competing in pageants before being named Miss Montgomery County in Texas in late February.
  • The Double Stack burger ($12.50), served with lettuce, tomato, grilled onions and mushrooms, and cheddar cheese piled on a pretzel bun, is one of the favorites at All Aboard! Family Dining & Amusement in Frankfort. Amanda Jarzynski/22nd Century Media

    Next stop: Fresh food and family fun

    June 22, 2016 By Amanda Jarzynski, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    When children hear the toot of the train whistle, they know that food is on the way. They dash from their arcade games to sit by the miniature train tracks and watch as their meals are brought to them in style. A toy train drives around the tracks to stop in front of the children with the items they ordered.
  • Drew Silzer learns a proper swing June 15 during the Lockport Township Baseball Complete Skills Camp. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Lockport youth baseball camp makes baseball fun

    June 23, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports
    From batting tees to slip-and-slides, this year’s Lockport Township Baseball Complete Skills Camp pulled out all the stops to help local youth players have fun while improving their game. The four-day camp ran from June 13-16, and each day focused on a different aspect of the game, Lockport head coach Andy Satunas said.

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