Dan Stinnett, president and director of The Hub, is also an ACT Math Test tutor.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Consider this for a unique Christmas present—a three day theatre camp in New Lenox.
New Lenox's Mestas Musicals is featuring a three-day theatre camp over the Christmas break for children in grades 1-8 at the Hub. The three-day program is the brainchild of New Lenox's Lori Mestas. Having performed on stages around the world, Mestas has shaped her expertise into a creative outlet for children. She calls the program, Making a Difference Children's Theatre. The Christmas break camp is designed to give the kids something fun to do while their off school, she said. "It's all about holiday fun." Camp is scheduled from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Dec. 26-28 at the Hub. It offers youngsters a chance to learn about the stage, and it has an added advantage. "It's something for parents wondering what they're going to do with the kids over break…
Saturday, December 8, 2012
The all-female teen rockers trained by the Orland Hills' House of Music are making their debut at the Hub in New Lenox 7 p.m. Saturday. See them on their way to fame.
Sugar Rush will be performing for the first time at the Hub in New Lenox at 7 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5. Check them out before they end up on 'The Voice' or 'American Idol,' and impress people by saying you knew them when. WATCH: Sugar Rush performed Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" in our video feature about House of Music. The Hub is located at 1303 S. Schoolhouse Road in New Lenox. Sign up for Orland Park Patch breaking news alerts. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Sign up for New Lenox Patch breaking news alerts. Like New Lenox Patch on Facebook.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
The Hub has live bands tonight and plenty of space just to hang out and play video games or talk.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
The HUB is reaching out to help job seekers become employees.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
We recap your most-read stories, the editor's favorite stories and other top headlines.
The month of September was filled with a community giving projects and political discussions during this election year. At the start of the month, the ShareFest 2012 committee completed 11 days of giving and concluded with the community coming together to halt the spread of heroin. In the days between, residents took opportunities to discuss the pros and cons of political issues while commenting on policies and more. See below for the most-read stories, my favorite stories and five more headlines that impacted the community. Most-Read Stories: Man Charged with DUI After Fatal Accident ShareFest 2012 Stories: ShareFest 2012 Introduces a Fair Atmosphere: It's Fun to Volunteer A New Way to Pay it Forward Through ShareFest In Spirit of …
Friday, September 14, 2012
The Hub staff welcomes all ages to the open house festivities.
The Hub, a nonprofit community center designed for teens and young adults, is planning a three-day grand re-opening. It's an open house filled with DJ music, live bands, food and video games, said Dan Stinnett, president. It's been a rocky road for the community center that opened in 2008 and closed last December because it didn't have money for a $3,700 special use permit from Will County. Still the New Lenox community and surrounding towns, including Mokena, Frankfort and Manhattan have been supportive. After a hiatus that lasted several months, The Hub President Dan Stinnett has gathered enough funding to re-open the popular teen hangout. "The Hub's grand re-opening is planned for Sept. 15-16. In addition to concerts for young people on…
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Hub means more than music; it means positive outreach and support for local teens. After more than a year of closures and financial stress, the New Lenox organization could get a big break.
The Hub, the 5,400-square-foot community center where teenagers can relax is not only set to re-open with an Open House on Sept. 14, but it also has a chance to win a $250,000 grant from the nationwide Chase Bank Grant initiative. The organization's 27-year-old president and director, Dan Stinnett, is fully aware that he faces a mountain of competition from other well-intentioned non-profit organizations that reach out to serve others, but he remains hopeful. Because this popular hangout is both a healthy place and it's well-supervised, it has gained support from churches, schools and governmental agencies in the Lincoln-Way region. The Hub was nominated as among the 196 charities eligible for the $250,000 grant from the Chase Bank Grant …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Music, dance and presentations motivate volunteers and brings families together in the annual volunteerism event in New Lenox.
Mayor Tim Baldermann Monday issued a proclamation celebrating the 11 Days of Giving implemented through ShareFest 2012 at the Village Board meeting. With plans for the sixth annual ShareFest underway, chairperson Gary Cheney is looking forward to the "fair atmosphere" that has surrounded the 11 Days of Giving, he said later. ShareFest is an annual event in New Lenox that brings together the community for a massive volunteerism effort. It includes numerous service projects, as well as collections for toys, books, food and lots more. Recently added are health and job fairs. This year's event runs Sept. 1-11, with the main event taking place Saturday, Sept. 8. While ShareFest is established primarily to assist those in need and those …
Friday, August 10, 2012
After being forced to close while getting up to county code, Dan Stinnett plans to re-open The Hub by mid-September. The popular hangout for area youths has been closed on-and-off for more than a year.
The problem that has plagued teenagers for eons is that they have no place to simply hang out. There are signs everywhere that read: No Loitering, No Skateboarding, No Parking and more. It's tough even on parents that welcome the crowd regularly to their homes. The reality is that any time there's a large group of boys and girls gathered socially, there's going to be loud music, some roughhouse and a lot of flirting going on. Dan Stinnett, director of The Hub, a nonprofit community center to serve Lincoln-Way's youth, understands the "no" syndrome. The 5,400-square-foot facility in the unincorporated industrial area on Schoolhouse Road was shuttered in December 2011 after originally closing that summer. But now it's slated to reopen no …