Thursday, December 30, 2010
Patch has the scoop on the Southland. Take a peek at what's going on in the neighborhoods around you!
Our New Year's resolution at Oak Forest Patch is to serve you better. So we want to make sure you know about all of the local Patches that can help keep you connected to the people and places that matter most to you. A dozen Patches now serve the Chicago Southland, delivering news, features, sports and video every day! From the news that may affect your morning commute to weekend events and business listings for shops and restaurants, Patch is looking out for you. Check out what's been happening lately in the Patches of the south suburbs. Looking for news in other communities not listed above? Visit patch.com to view all of the towns we're covering across the nation—our 750th site went live on Wednesday—with more to come in 2011! Happy …
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
The Emmaus Community church in Chicago Heights served as a PADS facility on Christmas, offering meals, haircuts and a warm respite from the winter.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Ben Feldheim
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Carol Marshall stood in the middle of a dozen volunteers who in a moment became food servers. Prepared food had just arrived for the Christmas dinner on Saturday at The Emmaus Community in Chicago Heights. The church served as a facility for South Suburban PADS, or Public Action to Deliver Shelter, on Christmas, offering hot meals, a comfortable environment and haircuts for the homeless. A buffet line of homemade turkey, sweet potatoes, mac and cheese, and pies was set up, ready for service. But with so many people who decided to spend their Christmas helping out at Emmaus, Marshall needed to find more tasks for them. Then it hit her. Those volunteers would literally serve Christmas dinner plates to the 65 guests seated at tables within …
Friday, December 24, 2010
Did you know the twelve days of Christmas will set you back nearly $25,000? And other fun facts.
We know that there were three Wise Men, 12 days of Christmas and that Santa delivers all his presents around the world in one night. But did you know...
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Forgot your wine for dinner? Need an after-dinner activity? As our gift to you, here are 12 ways that Patch has your back.
Your house is packed to the gills with relatives. You just checked, and the turkey is mere minutes from the perfect temperature. The mashed potatoes are seasoned and ready to serve. Salad is tossed, candles are lit, wine is—wait a second, who forgot the wine? What a pickle. But Patch knows where you can go for that bottle of Merlot. We've made our list and checked it twice; these 12 places are guaranteed go-to's for your last-minute Christmas needs. 1. 7-11: The national chain's Oak Forest location will stick by its 24/7 hours, even over the holidays. 2. Starbucks: If your own homemade coffee just isn't hitting the spot on Christmas morning, Starbucks can fill 'er up. The closest java mecca (159th and Harlem Avenue) will be open from 8…