• Pictured is the apple pie caramel apple ($6) — one of the many unique homemade treats offered by Short & Sweet Tasty Treats. Customers can order one online or pick one up at the Orland Park, Tinley Park or Frankfort farmers markets this fall. Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media

    Short & Sweet no ‘cookie-cutter business’

    September 18, 2014 Life & Arts, Dining Out

    It’s not difficult to spot the Short & Sweet Tasty Treats booth at the Orland Park Farmers’ Market — it’s covered with a dazzling array of products that calls Willy Wonka’s vibrant a

  • Amber (left), 3, and Nicole Selock, of Bolingbrook, watch a sheep-shearing demonstration Sunday, Sept. 7, during Homer Harvest Days, held at Trantina Farm in Homer Township. Jean Lachat/22nd Century Media

    Homer Harvest Days deliver wonderment, joy

    September 16, 2014 By David Lipowski, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    With tons to do and see, crowds from across the area celebrated agricultural history at the seventh annual Homer Harvest Days, held at the Trantina Farm, 15744 W.

  • Goodings Grove first-grader Nojus Sliviskis (right) and international bubble artist Geoff Akins are put inside a bubble during a Tuesday, Sept. 9 assembly at the Homer Glen school. Lauren Finkler/22nd Century Media

    Bubble artist amazes Goodings Grove youngsters

    September 15, 2014 By Lauren Finkler, Editor News, School

    He wasn’t quite Glinda the Good Witch of “The Wizard of Oz,” but it’s not unimaginable that bubble artist Geoff Akins could have floated out to Goodings Grove School in a shimmery, trans

  • The Rev. Steve Lee shares a slideshow presentation during “God’s Grace at Ground Zero,” a program he presented Thursday, Sept. 11, at Homer Jr. High. Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Local pastor shares experiences at 9/11 event

    September 15, 2014 By Lee Cruz, Staff Writer News

    Blending his experiences in ministry and law enforcement has allowed the Rev.

  • Senior Airman Stacy Brown, an Eagle Rock Community Church member who is in the U.S. Air Force, takes in live music from Patera Kori Saturday, Aug. 30, at Eagle Rock Community Church’s Veteran’s Appreciation Fair, which he helped organize. Mary Compton/22nd Century Media

    Eagle Rock hosts premiere Veteran Appreciation Fair

    September 12, 2014 By Tim Hadac, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Dozens of Homer Glen veterans and active-duty military members were saluted Saturday, Aug.