Dynia is a Dynamo

Dynia is a Dynamo

   Sarah Dynia is buried in some of her hand-sewn hearts that she makes and shares to kids and adults who can use a little comfort. Photo by Jeff Vorva.Stuffing, sewing and stitching add up to changing lives for Oak Lawn teen A little stuffing, sewing and stitchingSarah Dynia poses with one of her hearts under a couple of photos of former White Sox reliever Matt Thornton, whom she met before a... Read more


Pitcher (almost) perfect

Smith’s one-hitter highlights Astros’ performances   His common surname belies an uncommon mound presence.  At least that’s been the case so far for Brett Smith. The Shepard junior was given a decent buildup prior to the 2014 baseball season — Astros coach Frank DiFoggio tabbed him as a potential eight-game winner if injury could be avoided — and Smith has validated that optimism.  He didn’t collect a win in his initial outing, but his seven-strikeout, one-hit effort versus Harlan... Read more

Out and About

broaden your horizons

This week Rock, gemand jewelry show   Moksha Imports’ Holiday Rock, Gem and Jewelry show will be held this Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13, from noon to 4 p.m., at Tranzformation, 5528 W. Cal-Sag Road in Alsip.  Ed and Sue from Moksha Imports (the original owners of Sanctuary Crystals) will be offering one of the finest selections of rocks, mineral specimens, crystals and jewelry in the Chicago area. (897-0778; The Bridge TeenCenter... Read more


From pinstriped suits to Fred Flinstone …


From pinstriped suits to Fred Flinstone feet — what is happening to our society?

My mom and dad didn’t go out to dinner very often, but when they did they dressed accordingly. I remember my dad wearing a sports jacket, button shirt and casual slacks, while my mom wore something fashionable—she had a knack for looking great without spending a lot.  Walk into a casual restaurant today and take a look at the clientele. You see T-shirts, jeans, sweat pants and men wearing baseball caps.... Read more