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She’s van-tastic

She’s van-tastic

  ‘Local hero’ from Oak Lawn wins wheelchair-accessible van For Linda Stearns, the feeling of needing a Linda Stearns poses with the door on her van that nearly knocked her over after it fell off when she went for a mammogram over the winter. The Oak Lawn resident, who is a tireless volunteer, won a new van for being a local hero in a National Mobility Equipment Dealers Association contest. Photo by... Read more

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Orland residents record holes-in-one Orland Park residents Tony Majchrowicz and Patrick Lipscomb gave Silver Lake Country Club two notable achievements on the same day as both golfers registered holes-in-one during rounds of play on Aug. 16.Majchrowicz carded his ace on the 122-yard fourth hole of the North course, using an 8-iron to hit his shot. Lipscomb, meanwhile, covered the 118-yard distance of the South course’s 18th hole with just one shot. He used a 9-iron to... Read more

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This week The Bridge TeenCenter events • Album Artwork — 4:30 to 6 p.m. today (Thursday), The Bridge Teen Center, 15555 S. 71st Court, Orland Park, will host an art program with Art-A-La-Carte to allow students to make their own album artwork using acrylic on canvas.• The Science of Taste — 5 to 6 p.m. today a program with Wrigley Gum to teach students how their body tastes things.• Deadbolts — 7:30... Read more

Opinion

Foley must be remembered for how he live…

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I read an interesting tweet last week from Kelly Foley, a journalist and the cousin of James Foley.“Please honor James Foley and respect my family’s privacy,” she wrote. “Don’t watch the video. Don’t share it. That’s not how life should be.”James Foley, as you may know by now, was beheaded somewhere in the Middle East at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Before pulling out the... Read more