Comings & Goings: Rosati’s Closes, Local Couple Opens Bakery
Also, the Midwestern pole dancing competition returns to the Tinley Park Convention Center this coming weekend and Pure Core Nutrition opens in Orland Park.
But a spokesman for the company said the franchise would be reopening “in the next six to eight months” at 76th Avenue and 159th Street within the village. It may even settle in where Ameera's Pizza used to be.
Tinley Couple Opens Bakery in Frankfort
Deon and Vicki O'Bryant, who live in Tinley Park and have been selling cakes at farmers markets under the name Sweet Dreams Cakes, opened a bakery over the weekend at 80th Avenue and Lincoln Highway in Frankfort.
Sweet Dreams Cakes and Bakery is open from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays and from 6:30 a.m. to noon Sundays. For information, visit them online at Sweet Dreams Cakes or check out their Facebook page.
Pure Core Nutrition Opens in Orland
Owner John Ziccarelli recently opened a Pure Core Nutrition health store at 15880 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park. For information, call 708-403-1000.
CPA Firm Holds Grand Opening
Porte Brown, Certified Public Accountants, is hosting a grand opening open house from 3-7 p.m. on Thursday at 18342 S. West Creek Dr. in Tinley Park. Drinks and appetizers will be served.
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Pole Dancing Convention Back in Tinley
It will be the second year the center will host the pole dancing competition, which is sanctioned by the Pole Fitness Association and Pole Dance and Fitness Association. The convention begins at 9 a.m. Friday and runs through Sunday afternoon.
The public is welcome and tickets are $65 per day with weekend passes available. For information and a complete schedule of prices and events, visit them online at Great Midwest Competition and Convention.
Tinley Names New Water Superintendent
Tim Morris was appointed Tinley Park water superintendent on Aug. 7 to replace James Neitfeldt, who died early last year. Morris was selected from more than 50 applicants for the position. He comes from the Illinois American Water Co. and had worked for the Village of Manhattan from 2005-2007.
Chamber can Cheer for ThunderBolts
The Windy City ThunderBolts baseball team in Crestwood has a deal for Tinley Park Chamber members.
Present a business card at the box office to receive two free tickets on Tuesday, Aug. 21, or Wednesday, Aug. 22, to see the T-Bolts take on the Gateway Grizzlies. Both games start at 7 p.m.
Chamber members are also invited to Fan Appreciation Night on Thursday, Aug. 30. Tickets are $14 and include unlimited draft beers, buffet and kids can run the bases after the game. RSVP by Aug. 23 to the chamber office at 708-532-5700.
Charter Fitness Hosts St. Jude Challenge
Orland Park-based Charter Fitness is hosting the St. Jude Fitness Challenge through Sept. 28 at participating locations. The eight-week event challenges Charter Fitness members to reach their fitness goals while helping raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to find new treatments for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.
Charter Fitness members can set their goals for weight loss, time worked-out, miles ran or walked or weight lifted over the eight-week period. Friends and family can monitor the member's progress on-line and pledge a monetary donation for each fitness milestone reached.
Tinley Summer Fest is Saturday
Summer Fest, which benefits Easter Seals Metropolitan Chicago, will be held from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday at 17300 Ozark Ave. in Tinley Park. Tickets are $5 per person or $20 per family. There will be music, a Chicago mascot dance contest, games for kids, food vendors, a beer tent and wine bar, and raffles. For information, call 708-802-9050 Ext. 111 or visit them online at Tinley Summer Fest.
Right at Home Open House
In conjunction with the National Senior Citizen Day, Right at Home of Orland Park will host an Open House for seniors from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today through Thursday at 8951 W. 151st St. Refreshments and a complimentary gift await the first 300 seniors.
Owner Allison Aidinovich opened Right at Home of Orland Park with her husband, Dave, five years ago to ensure that older adults and those with life-altering conditions would have a place to find qualified caregivers.
For information, call 708-873-9007 or visit them online at Right at Home.
Susie’s Offers Design Class
Susie's Trunk Show & Emporium, 9959 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park, will host a complimentary design class featuring Julea Joseph at 7 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments and desserts will be served. Space is limited.
For information and to make a reservation, call 708-269-0578 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Midas Car Show Benefits Food Pantry
Midas Complete Auto Service, 14810 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park, is holding its annual Spirit of America Car Show and Movie Drive-In on Saturday, Aug. 25.
Car registration and check-in begins at 5 p.m. and the show is open to the public at 6 p.m.
T-shirts, sno-cones and food will be available. Trophies will be awarded. All proceeds will benefit the Orland Park Food Pantry.
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