• The homemade ravioli is a crowd favorite at Sayvor Grill and Custom Catering during its themed dinner nights. James Sanchez/22nd Century Media

    Frankfort’s Sayvor Grill feeds veterans and families at VFW

    June 29, 2016 By James Sanchez, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    Chef Lisa O’Brien said there is a perception that local VFWs exclusively are for veterans. She is looking to change that. The Mokena resident opened Sayvor Grill and Custom Catering inside the Frankfort VFW in April.
  • Lockport native Jaclyn Dominici sits on a wall in Chennai, India. She has traveled to 14 countries to work, camp or hike and is to spend the next several months in East Asia. Photos submitted

    Lockport native explores the world with a tent, backpack

    June 28, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor Life & Arts
    Fourteen countries have been shaded on the tattoo of a world map on Jaclyn Dominici’s back. And as she prepares to go overseas again, four more countries — South Korea, Mongolia, China and Vietnam — also will be filled.
  • Sixty collector cards featuring prominent historical figures and fictional characters are part of this year’s Summer Art Series Collector Card Scavenger Hunt. Elissa Chudwin/22nd Century Media

    Finding fact in fiction

    June 27, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor News
    Lockport was transported to 1895 during this past year’s Summer Art Series Collector Card Scavenger Hunt, when Lockport was in distress after a plutocracy captured the city. The dystopian tale continues this year with “The Midwestern Marvel,” as Lockport scientist Jim Stephenson is sent through time.
  • Nick Pugh plays Sebastian during rehearsal for the Lockport-Homer Youth Theater production of “The Little Mermaid” June 14 at Butler School. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Local youth theater group goes ‘Under the Sea’ for latest production

    June 24, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    The auditorium stage at Lockport Township High School’s East Campus will soon be transformed into the underwater kingdom of Atlantica. The Lockport-Homer Youth Theater is to put on musical performances of “The Little Mermaid” at LTHS at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23, and Friday, June 24, with a 2 p.m. show June 25.
  • Drew Silzer learns a proper swing June 15 during the Lockport Township Baseball Complete Skills Camp. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Lockport youth baseball camp makes baseball fun

    June 23, 2016 By Max Lapthorne, Assistant Editor Sports
    From batting tees to slip-and-slides, this year’s Lockport Township Baseball Complete Skills Camp pulled out all the stops to help local youth players have fun while improving their game. The four-day camp ran from June 13-16, and each day focused on a different aspect of the game, Lockport head coach Andy Satunas said.

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