Saturday, December 24, 2011
Christmas may be green in Chicago's south suburbs, but in the meantime, check out the cool search engine effect.
Will it snow in the south suburbs this holiday weekend? Maybe not, but you can get some of the Christmas magic on Google. Join millions in typing "let it snow" in a Google search and watch what happens. You can clear it up by hitting the "defrost" button or by "scraping" with your mouse. According to forecasts from the National Weather Service in Romeoville, the Chicago area might not see much snow. This map shows little to no snow coverage throughout the area now, and most forecasts say we'll be without a White Christmas. The Weather Channel's forecast map shows that the Chicago area will be without a White Christmas. That doesn't necessarily mean we won't have snow; on that map, "White Christmas" means at least an inch of snow. According…
Friday, December 23, 2011
The Park District announced its holiday lights contest winners, and we've got a map to show you where you can go to see the best and brightest New Lenox has to offer. Also, learn how to enter our contest for a shot at winning $100,000 for local schools.
The best and brightest in New Lenox were awarded this week when the Park District announced the winners of its holiday lights contest. If you want to take your family around town on a tour de tinsel, click through the map above. Each snowflake represents one of the participants in the Park District's contest. To see the address of the home, click on the icon. Want to maximize your trip? Use Mapquest's Route Planner. The winners in the Park District contest are also noted on the map, but here's a rundown: The contest was sponsored by Chicago Dough Company, with first-place winners getting a $20 gift card to the restaurant and other winners get a free 7-inch pizza. "Christmas is my husband's favorite holiday," said Angie Hausner, whose home …
Get the hours for New Lenox grocery stores and convenience stores for all your last-minute needs on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Plan ahead for the holiday weekend, when there's inevitably something you'll need to go grab at a local store. Most grocery stores are closed Christmas Day and have reduced hours on Christmas Eve, but some convenience stores will still be open for last-minute items. Here's a list of all the hours for grocery stores and convenience stores in New Lenox. CHRISTMAS EVE CHRISTMAS DAY
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Looking to shop local in New Lenox this holiday season? Check out some photos of some good gift ideas and add your best finds in the comments section.
All year long, small business owners work extremely hard to bring us goods and services at a local level. This holiday season, let's pay them back. The big box retailers in New Lenox offer a big variety of gifts, but there are some unique finds at small businesses here. So why not shop local this year? Above, you'll find some great gift ideas at local businesses, and the information about the item is in the caption. Are you a local business owner? Share your gift ideas with us by posting a photo to our gallery. More Information Featured Businesses Click on the links to the businesses featured in this gallery for more information or to write reviews.
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Each week Patch focuses on a different product or service. This week, we're doing something a little different. With Hanukkah starting this week and Christmas this weekend, many readers will be visiting places of worship. New residents might even be looking for the right place for them. So tell us where you worship, readers, what newcomers can expect, and why your place is special. When a new family moves into your neighborhood and they ask for your recommendations for stores, take-out places or professional services, what do you say? Because Patch has an extensive directory of businesses, we want all of our readers to benefit from your experience the way your neighbors do. What are your go-to places for dinner on those nights when you…
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Your house decorations could win $100,000 for New Lenox schools and $500 toward your electricity bill. Enter your photos in our Deck the House contest or vote for the great videos that have already been added.
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Want to take your kids to see Santa? Check out the map we put together of all the spots he'll hit in Frankfort, Mokena and New Lenox.
What's more exciting and/or terrifying for a kid than meeting Santa Claus? If you want to get a photo you'll cherish or give your child a shot to tell Santa what he or she wants for Christmas, here's where you can find the big guy around the Lincoln-Way area. Hover over a snowflake on the map to see Santa's location, and click on the snowflake for more event details. Breidert Green, Frankfort: 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Annual holiday tree lighting with refreshments and a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus. More info. Lincoln-Way East, Frankfort: Dec. 3, 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. $5 ticket for breakfast with Santa. More info. Lincolnway Community Bank, New Lenox: 9 a.m. to noon. Take a photo with Santa and get a free digital copy. More info. Tucker’s …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Starting Dec. 8, you can enter Patch's Deck the House Contest for a chance to win $100,000 for New Lenox schools and $500 for your electric bill.
Does your house outshine all others in your neighborhood when it comes to holiday decorations? If the answer is yes, starting this Thursday, Dec. 8, enter Patch's Deck the House Contest for a chance to win $100,000 for your local public school system, $500 toward your electric bill or bragging rights in your neighborhood. The contest will run until Dec. 26 and New Lenox users will vote for the best-decked house in their town. From there, Patch judges will select 24 finalists nationwide, who will get their December electric bill paid by Patch (up to $500). The grand prize winner will receive a $100,000 donation to their local school system. How to enter: Go to the New Lenox page for Deck the House. Starting at 9 a.m. Dec. 8, you will be …
Monday, December 5, 2011
New Lenox held its annual Christmas in the Commons event Sunday, complete with Santa, reindeer and a tree lighting. Check out some of the sights and sounds.
New Lenox held its annual Christmas in the Commons event Sunday, complete with Santa, reindeer and a tree lighting. Village Hall was packed by community members waiting in line to meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and listening to local students sing carols. Outside, you could pet reindeer named Cookie and Angel, or take a ride in the horse-drawn carriage. Many local groups also participated in the tree-decorating contest. Instead of getting a giant tree to light on the Commons, the village went with a way that brought out more community interaction and lit up the 20 or so trees that were decorated earlier. Resident Lorelai Rinker, 7, was part of the Girl Scouts team that won the tree decorating contest, and she was also picked to flip the switch …
Friday, November 25, 2011
If you like to light up the sky like the Griswold family, the New Lenox Park District is looking for you to enter its Holiday Lights Contest. You may also sign up to be a judge.
Now that Thanksgiving has passed, it's OK to talk about Christmas decorations. If you like to light up the sky like the Griswold family, the New Lenox Park District is looking for you to enter its Holiday Lights Contest. You may also sign up to be a judge. It's free to enter, but you must live in the village or New Lenox Township boundaries. You must register by Wednesday, Dec. 7 by contacting Lea Pipiras at 815-485-1737 or email@example.com. First- through third-place winners get a yard sign for bragging rights, and the first-place winner will also get a pizza gift certificate. The judging will be Monday, Dec. 12 and first- through third-place winners will be notified Wednesday, Dec. 14. To see last year's winners, read "…