Christmas Day worship services are listed here for your convenience.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Christmas worship services begin today and run through Christmas Day in New Lenox. Check out the calendar below for times and locations.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Sclarey, who provided the winning punchline to last week's Doctor and Bear comic: Whew!?! Its only terminal cancer. I thought you were gonna tell…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Show your school spirit and show off your holiday-bedecked home in the Patch Deck the House contest.
Show your school spirit and show off your holiday-bedecked home in the Patch Deck the House contest. New Lenox's Angie Hausner did. Check out the flashing to-the-music extravaganza at 753 Belot Lane. The grand prize is $100,000-no strings attached!-for your public school district if your house wins. Patch will also pay the monthly electric bill (up to $500) for 24 National Semi-Finalists. Readers might like these Christmas favorites: You love your school. Your house looks great. You're one click away from winning. All you need to do is upload a photo or video to your local Patch gallery site and then get your friends and neighbors to enter theirs, too. This year you could be you accepting a $100,000 check for your school district! We'…
Monday, December 3, 2012
Hundreds of residents turned out in shirt sleeves and light wight jackets for a balmy Christmas celebration with Santa, carolers and more.
The Village of New Lenox held its annual "Christmas in the Commons" Sunday, celebrating with Santa, carriage rides, tree decorating and more. Christmas carols filled the commons and music was performed by numerous school choral groups, including Medieval-dressed Madrigal Singers from Lincoln-Way West High School along with youngsters from Martino and Liberty Junior High Schools. Meanwhile, parents and children decked out a field of evergreen trees and many enjoyed a horse-drawn, snow-less sleigh ride. Check our Holiday Guide for more Christmas Activities. Santa was kept quite busy listening to starry-eyed children rattle off a list of toys they'd like to find under the Christmas tree, and a host of venders sold everything from hand-…
Friday, November 23, 2012
Did you decorate your house for the holidays this year? Enter our "Deck the House" contest and you could win $100,000 for your local school district and $500 to pay your electric bills!
We’re launching our annual Deck the House Contest to find the most over-the-top holiday decorations in America—the best “decked” house in the country—the one home so spectacularly decorated that everyone in town jokes your holiday decorations could rival Rockefeller Center’s. If this sounds like your house, upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST PAGE Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. Our contest is right around the corner…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The New Lenox-based Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club brings generations of train lovers together.
Miniature train collectors and enthusiast from throughout the Chicago area crowded Saturday into the Chicagoland Lionel Railroad Club open house in New Lenox. The 5,000-square-foot club facility was certainly decked out for Christmas, meaning plenty of miniature trains were circling Christmas trees and looping their way through a complicated system of modular layouts. The Polar Express huffed its way along tracks right along with Thomas the Train and authentic looking Santa Fe freight trains, Alco chuggers and passenger trains out of the yards of New York Central and Penn Central stations. Club President Herb Koch said he is as excited today as he was when he first laid eyes on a miniature train. "I got my first train when I was 6 …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Jodi Klusacek, an officer with the Oak Forest Green Steps Commission and distributor of eco-friendly Shaklee products, shows how you can turn old tin canisters and empty mason jars into new holiday keepsakes in a Patch video.
The idea of going green for the holidays is one Oak Forest Green Steps Commission officer Jodi Klusacek embraced long ago. She now shares green tips and healthy lifestyle choices regularly on her Nature's Resources Facebook page. And she shares a couple of tips here in a Patch video to help you prepare of the holidays. Why not turn an old tin canister into a Christmas gift box? Or illuminate a bathroom with a scented mason jar light?
Thursday, November 1, 2012
How much will we spend this year? And what's the best-selling Christmas song of all time? Find the answers below.
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... $23,439.38 How much it would cost to buy your "true love" all the gifts in the 12 Day of Christmas . 12.9 billion hours, $447 billion How many hours Americans were expected to spend shopping, wrapping and returning gifts last year. That was about 42 hours and $688.87 per person. Get your postman/postwoman a gift According to Hallmark, Christmas is the largest card-sending occasion . Nearly 1.5 billion cards are sent to friends and family every Christmas Season. (That's actually down 400 million cards since 2004.) $983 million The value of U.S. imports of Christmas tree ornaments from …
Sunday, December 25, 2011
Editor Michael Sewall has a video message for everyone this holiday season, and he recaps some of the stories that showed the holiday spirit in New Lenox.
To all the readers out there, have a Merry Christmas! I'm in Mexico for the holiday, so Feliz Navidad. If you're killing some time between presents and dinner, check out some of the stories that captured the holiday spirit in New Lenox. 'Layaway Angels' Pay Off Local Kmart Bills PHOTO GALLERY: Last-Minute Gift Ideas to Shop-Local VIDEO: Take Your Family on a Christmas Lights Tour Humiliating Your Pets for the Holidays? So Are We. Santa Tracker: Where to Find the Big Guy This Weekend VIDEO: A Merry Christmas from the Commons You can see more holiday stories in our 2011 Holiday Guide.