• Lockport badminton player Hannah Burke (left) high-fives coach Denise Hadley (middle) while also talking to doubles partner Jessica Miller April 25 in Hadley’s final regular season home match in Lockport. Mark Korosa/22nd Century Media

    Badminton coach honored after 32 years at helm

    May 3, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School

    Denise Hadley is the last of the mainstays of her era. 

  • The banana split ice cream, a Cool Creations classic in Lockport, features a scoop of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry ice creams, one banana, sliced strawberries and pineapples, and mixed nuts, topped with whipped cream and cherries. F. Amanda Tugade/22nd Century Media

    Lockport’s Cool Creations looks to keep neighborhood ice cream parlor vibe alive

    May 3, 2016 By F. Amanda Tugade, Assistant Editor Life & Arts

    For Rachel Yukich, Cool Creations is more than just an ice cream shop in Lockport; ice cream, itself, would not be complete without the Creations’ scoops.

  • Lockport resident and artist Kate Doser (left) and Chicago resident Mark Ottenwalder view art Saturday, April 30, at The Artist Guild of Lockport’s ‘Rhythm and Hues: A Song Inspired Art Show’ at The Flower of Life Gallery in Lockport. Photos by Laurie Fanelli/22nd Century Media

    New The Artist Guild of Lockport exhibit merges color, sound

    May 3, 2016 By Matt B. Walen, Freelance Reporter Life & Arts

    The standing-room-only crowd that packed into Lockport’s The Flower of Life Gallery Saturday, April 30, created a loud buzz throughout the room.

  • More than 300 people participated April 24 in the Mustang Color Run, which raised money for technology-related maintenance and upgrades at Homer Jr. High and Hadley Middle School. Photo submitted

    Mustang Color Run promotes community, competitive spirit

    May 2, 2016 By Tim Hadac, Freelance Reporter News
    As more than 300 people ran and walked through Dellwood Park in Lockport, the trails came alive with both laughter and color April 24 for the inaugural Mustang Color Run. Hosted by the Hadley Middle School and Homer Jr. High Parent Teacher Organizations, the event featured a 5K main race preceded by a 2K buddies race.
  • Jeff Rimsnider completes a money management exercise Thursday, April 28, during class at the Career & Community Connections transitional program at Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus. Photos by Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Students grow, explore in LTHS’s transitional program

    May 2, 2016 By Elissa Chudwin, Editor News
    Once a month, the Career & Community Connections classroom at Lockport Township High School’s Central Campus transforms into a Souper Tuesday Café. Students enrolled in the transitional program become waiters and waitresses, chefs, hosts and bussers, as Central Campus faculty receive soup, salad or sandwiches at the makeshift restaurant.