Hearts for vets

First- and seventh-graders at St. Louis de Montfort School in Oak Lawn made Valentines that will be sent to United States military veterans in time for Valentine's Day.

Together We Cope forming new board

Young professionals 21 to 40 years old who are seeking to get involved in a community cause can attend an informational meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 at Together We Cope, 17010 Oak Park Ave.

Together We Cope (TWC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Tinley Park that serves families in temporary crisis, is creating a Young Professionals Board. TWC operates a food pantry serving an average of 65 families per day, and a resale shop open to the public that provides free clothing to families receiving assistance from the agency. TWC also provides financial assistance for needs including rent and utility bills.

For more information and an invitation to a Mardi Gras themed "Business After Hours" at TWC in February contact Karen Moran at 633-5040 or kmoran@togetherwecope. org.

Volunteers sought to warm hearts with magic

Open Heart Magic, a nonprofit group that entertains children being treated at hospitals, is seeking volunteers who want to be hospital magicians.

Volunteers will perform for children undergoing medical treatment at places including Hope Children's Hospital in Oak Lawn. Magicians in 2012 reached more than 3,000 youths at their hospital bedsides, and the group's goal for the next three years is to bring bedside magic to more than 10,000 children and teens.

Hospital magician performing magic one-on-one for youths at their bedsides, then show them how the tricks are achieved. Volunteers will leave the patients with magic supplies and a booklet with more magic tricks to learn.

For more information call (312) 624-8079.

Philly T's name back in P. Hills

By Kelly White

A Palos Hills pub will hold a grand reopening next week at which the establishment will be christened with an old-butnew name.

The Village Pub, 9750 Roberts Road, will soon be known once again as Philly T's. The pub's new owners have scheduled a grand opening for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 at which it will offer prizes including a year's supply of Buffalo wings.

Philly T's owners plan to market the bi-level pub as a karaoke bar sports bar that specializes in Buffalo wings. The downstairs portion of the bar will feature flat-screen televisions, while the upstairs portion will serve as a lounge area for karaoke fans.

The Village Pub used to be called Philly T's, however, the new Philly T's will be under completely run ownership.

Philly T's serves food until 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and midnight Friday and Saturday. Orders can be placed online.

What do you say?

"What was your favorite Super Bowl XLVII commercial?"

(Asked at Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School)

Alex McGlynn,
Oak Lawn

"I liked the Doritos commercial [Princess Party] because I thought it was really funny."

Bella Morales,
Oak Lawn

"I liked the 'Gangnam Style' pistachio commercial. It made me want to eat pistachios."

Janiyah Williams,
Oak Lawn

"I liked the Budweiser commercial, because I like horses. I thought it was really emotional."

Paul Enderle,

"I liked the Dodge Ram commercial about the farmers. I thought it conveyed a sense of character and showed the value systems that make America great. It was a really strong commercial."

Robbie Krzak,
Oak Lawn

"I liked the Galaxy phone commercial, because it made the point that LeBron James is better than other people."