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 30, 2012
Santa will in New Lenox for the annual Christmas at the Commons.
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Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
ShareFest concludes today with a Patriot Day ceremony in the Village Commons.
New Lenox will recognize the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks with a Patriot Day ceremony this morning at the Village Commons. Everyone is encouraged to attend. The ceremony will be held at 9:11 a.m. today, Sept. 11. Patriot Day is now recognized as a day of remembrance and service, which fits nicely with the conclusion of the 11 Days of Giving through ShareFest, which featured collections for food, clothing, books, household items and items for the troops. Last year, for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks, Patch sites across the country told stories of how it impacted our country. Read below for local stories and more from the region. Watch video of last year's Sept. 11 ceremony: VIDEO: 9/11 Ceremony Remembers Ultimate …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Get all of the information you need for the final show in the 2012 Triple Play Concert Series.
The Chicago-born Styx band is the final act in the Triple Play Concert Series. Concertgoers can look forward to top hits from the band, including "Lady" and "Come Sail Away" along with newer releases, such as "Pieces of Eight." Last month New Lenox residents rocked out to Heart, led by vocalists Ann and Nancy Wilson, and by female country musician Sara Evans in June, as well as Night Ranger. This Labor Day weekend, the 1970s and '80s-famed band, Styx, is the headliner act. . All tickets for the Triple Play Concert Series were sold out in July. Those fortunate enough to be holding tickets for the outdoor performance can also look forward to two warm-up bands, Casey Abrams, a Wilmette native and American Idol hit, along with Pride of Lions…
Thursday, August 23, 2012
A crowd of about 500 came to the New Lenox event, which featured a movie, drinks and vendors.
The first annual Ladies Night Out at the Commons drew a crowd of about 500 women on Aug. 22. In the two hours before the movie, I Don't Know How She Does It, mothers, daughters, grandmothers and friends came out in droves to chat, eat and sip wine, laugh and even dance a bit to the all-girl theme music that spilled out of the on-stage speakers. Even Mother Nature seemed to get in the spirit of the combination craft fair-party atmosphere by providing a perfect 73 degrees. About 30 vendors set up tables beneath the stage and around the perimeter of the Common selling everything from home-made jewelry to martini mix and from specialty foods to stemware. Village trustee Annette Bowden and economic development director Nancy Hoehn thanked …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Relax, shop and watch a comedy with a bunch of women.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Leave the kiddies behind and take time for yourself at Ladies Night Out Aug. 22 in New Lenox.
The first annual Ladies Night Out at the Village Commons in New Lenox features wine-tasting, artisans, mini-manicures and a movie starring Sarah Jessica Parker portraying a role in which she attempts to balance work, parenting and marriage. The brainchild of Annette Bowden, village trustee and chairperson for the Performing Arts Committee, the Ladies Night Out event is planned with a sense of humor and fun. It's the last of the season's Movie Nights at the Village Commons. The film is I Don't Know How She Doest It. In a NLCTV interview, she discussed how the event is intended, of course, to promote women in business. But it's also a Home Depot-sponsored celebration of the cultural and social aspects of the lives that real women live. Nancy…
Friday, August 10, 2012
A New Lenox Police Officer was treated and released from Silver Cross Hospital for a scratch to his eye after a run-in with a 20-year-old resident who was involved in multiple incidents Tuesday night, police said.
Shortly after he was released by police with underage drinking tickets, a New Lenox resident grabbed glasses from an officer's face and fled the scene, police said. Jerome Dudko, 20, of the 2800 block of Rebecca Lane, was arrested Aug. 7 and booked into the Will County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, disarming a peace officer, theft, damage to property and resisting arrest. According to the New Lenox police report, only an hour earlier Dudko had been arrested in the Village Commons area. Police were called about about someone who was intoxicated. He was taken into custody and ticketed for underage possession of alcohol and consumption of alcohol. He was released at about 11 p.m., and minutes later he was stopped for walking down the…
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Get everything you need to know about the annual New Lenox festival. Info on live music, carnival rides, volleyball tournaments and all of the other events going on July 26-29.
Four days of fun are coming to the Home of Proud Americans this weekend. Proud American Days is back in New Lenox from July 26-29, and we've got a complete rundown of all the events. Everything takes place near the New Lenox Park District's Lions Community Center, 1 Manor Drive, and the Village Commons' performing arts pavilion, 1 Veterans Parkway. For more information, call the New Lenox Park District at 815-485-3584 or go to the event's website. PHOTOS: 10 Reasons to Go to Proud American Days CARNIVAL GAMES & RIDES Windy City Carnival Games & Rides will be operating the carnival portion of Proud American Days. Carnival tickets are $1 each and can be use at any Windy City Carnival Event. Unlimited Ride Wristbands will be put on by staff …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
The second leg of the 2012 Triple Play Concert Series brought a sold out audience to New Lenox on a gorgeous summer evening. If you took photos of your own, share them on Patch!
When residents headed toward the Village Commons for the Heart concert on Friday, July 20, they were greeted with mid-70 degree weather for the first time in a while. It was hard not to find a person enjoying themselves at the second part of the 2012 Triple Play Concert Series. First, Hit Parade took the stage by playing many covers of hard rock songs from the 1970's and 80's. Next, Naperville native and ex-American Idol contestant Gina Glocksen took the stage around 7:15 p.m. Glocksen paused a few times during her act to say how 'cool' it was to be performing at the Village Commons. "Dreams do come true," she said of the opportunity to open for Heart. Heart appeared a few minutes earlier than its 9 p.m. scheduled start. The hard rock …