Saturday, October 29, 2011
Coffee creations so frightningly delicious you’ll FALL for them all.
Some people refer to coffee as “the nectar of the gods”; others view it as neccessary to their existence. Coffee is so popular we now celebrate Coffee Month in August, Coffee Week (the last week in Sept.) and National Coffee Day on Sept. 29. Recent studies indicate coffee drinking can help lower the risk of some cancers. If you’re a true coffee lover you don’t need medical or commercial reasons to drink it. But local coffee shops want to entice you anyway with their seasonal fall flavors, all less than $5 for a medium-sized beverage. Caribou Coffee in Darien has brought back its Pumpkin Latte and Pumpkin White Chocolate Mocha. In addition, a portion of all packaged sales of one pound coffee is donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. …
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
The second annual event will include a scarecrow building contest, deejay, children's games, costume contest, hayrides, snacks and kid’s straw maze.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Erin Sauder
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Leaves are falling, temperatures are cooling and to help usher in the autumn season, this weekend the Lemont Park District will host its second annual Fall Fest. “It’s going to be great,” said Carrie Dellamano, marketing coordinator for the Lemont Park District. “Everybody should come and join in the fun.” The event will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Centennial Park campus, 16028 W. 127th St. The event is slated to be held outside, but if the weather doesn’t cooperate park officials will move the festivities indoors to the CORE Fitness and Aquatic Center, 16050 W. 127th St. The free Fall Fest will include a scarecrow building contest, deejay, children's games and jumpie, a children's costume parade, hayrides, and a bonfire…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Looking for a pumpkin patch to spend an afternoon? Plan an outing at one of these nearby pumpkin farms.
Every Thursday, Patch will run a weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. For this week, we're looking at area pumpkin farms. The farm has been growing and selling pumpkins for 20 years, and offers a number of fall products such as corn stalks, straw bales, mums, firewood and other staples of the harvest season. Visitors can also enjoy…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Five things every Lemonter needs to know Wednesday.
This week's Patch Deal features a Lemont favorite, Mama D's. For just $7.50, you can get $15 worth of food. The offer runs through Sunday, Oct. 9. With fall officially in fall swing, there's no better way to spend an afternoon than by picking pumpkins and enjoying a hayride with your family. For your convenience, Patch has put together a roundup of pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the southwest suburbs. Thanks to a nifty video tutorial from a fellow Patch editor, readers can learn how to post announcements and press releases directly to Patch. It's easy — check it out! Just in case you haven't heard, Lemont Patch has a pretty awesome Facebook page. In addition to interacting with fans throughout the day, Local Editor Amanda Luevano …
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Pumpkins, cornstalks and fall decor help Lemonters display Halloween spirit
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- BJ Marshall
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Lemont residents looking to get in the Halloween spirit this fall need only to find their way to 131st Street and Bell Road. Puckerville Farms, which has been growing and selling pumpkins for 20 years, has expanded its offerings to include hayrides, bonfires and family fun through October 31. Unlike many pumpkin farms in the area, which have slowly morphed into amusement parks, Puckerville has remained true to its roots as a family farm. Owner Rick Homerding grows a wide variety of gourds and unique varieties of pumpkins on the five acres of property he leases behind his home. Business has been so good that he’s had to supplement his offerings with pumpkins purchased from other small Illinois farms, but at least half of what he sells is …
Monday, September 26, 2011
The first ever fall festival raised money for the Lemont Township Family Assistance Fund.
Lemont Township hosted its first ever "Oktoberfest" for kids and families Saturday at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St. The event featured games for kids, pumpkin carving provided by Puckerville Farms, live music, a bean bag tournament and food from 3 Corners Grill and Tap. All proceeds will support the Lemont Township Family Assistance Fund.
Friday, September 23, 2011
The fall event will include raffles, a bean bag tournament, games, food and beverages. The fun begins at noon Saturday at the Lemont Township Community Center.
Lemont Township will kick off the fall season this Saturday with an all-day festival for kids and adults. Oktoberfest will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St. The event will include a number of activities for families, including games, a bean bag tournament and live music. Kids Activities (Noon - 4 p.m.) Live Music on the North Patio (4 p.m. - 8 p.m.) Picnic Table and Prize Raffle (7 p.m.) Winners do not have to be present, but all tickets need to be purchased by 6:45 p.m.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Fall is in the air. Looking to celebrate the season with fun activities? Lemont has you covered.
Every Thursday, Patch will run a weekly feature called Patch Picks, highlighting editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. You’ll find useful lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. For this week, we're looking at things to do to celebrate the fall season. Join family and friends for food and fun from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, at the Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St. Activities are planned for kids of all ages. A bean bag …
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The semi-annual sale, hosted by the Friends of the Lemont Public Library, was held Nov. 4-7.
Supporters of the Lemont Public Library had another successful book sale last week, bringing in more than $4,000 for library materials and programming. The 2010 Fall Used Book Sale was hosted by the Friends of the Lemont Public Library, a local non-profit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance for reading programs, special events, technology and scholarships. The sale took place at the library, located at 50 E. Wend St., and featured hundreds of donated hardcovers, paperbacks and DVDs. "It was a good sale, and I think we were all happy with the outcome," said Pam Nogal, co-chair of Friends of the Lemont Public Library. Nogal said the $4,300 raised this fall is typical for the event, which is held twice each year. Books …
Friday, November 5, 2010
The comedy, written by French playwright Molière, will be performed Friday and Saturday at the Lemont High School Performing Arts Center.
The Lemont High School Drama Club is preparing itself for "over-the-top" comedic performances as they take the stage this weekend for their fall play, The Imaginary Invalid. Written in the 1600s by the famous French playwright Molière, the play tells the story of Argan, a severe hypochondriac who tries to force his daughter, Angelique, into marrying a doctor that will treat his many ills. Hilarity ensues after Angelique rejects the man, and she and other family members begin plotting their own schemes against Argan. Molière wrote The Imaginary Invalid as a satire of the medical profession in the 17th century. Ironically, he died of a serious illness in 1673 following a performance of the play. The play will run Friday and Saturday in the …