Do you craft the most perfect Christmas cookie in town? Do your family and friends drool at the sight of your sugary creations? Enter your cookie in Patch's contest for a chance at a $100 gift card and other sweet prizes.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Check out the Facebook pages for these stores and restaurants to see what deals and specials they're offering for the weekend.
Listen to Stephanie Porche sing as she works at her Salvation Army post at Sam's Club in Tinley Park, putting holiday shoppers in a giving mood with her voice.
Monday, November 19, 2012
As part of Patch's countdown to Small Business Saturday, check out—and follow—some of the village shops and restaurants that frequently update their statuses with news and sales alerts. Plus, add your own suggestions.
It's Thanksgiving week, and Tinley Park Patch will be preparing you for the holiday, as well as the shopping season that follows it (or in some cases, during it). Here are some of the things readers can expect to see in the next few days to help them navigate this busy week in Tinley Park a little more easily: We start things off by spotlighting 30 of Tinley Park's small and independently owned businesses—listed in alphabetical order and with links to their Patch directory listings—that do a great job of keeping their customers informed about what's going on at their shops and restaurants. ADDED BUSINESSES Zaibak Center for Cosmetic Dentisry (listing) Amazing Smiles Family Dental Care YOUR TURN: Know a really great Facebook page we missed…
Sunday, November 18, 2012
Patch spotlights videos that give you a different look at the community, past and present. This week, watch and listen to Stephanie Porche sing as she works at her Salvation Army post at Sam's Club in Tinley Park.
Village Videos features videos from Patch, from around the web and from readers that showcase Tinley Park. Want your video featured? Upload it to our Neighborhood Gallery and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to say you want to see it in Village Videos. One of the great parts of my weekly routine is that I get to wander around Tinley Park, keeping an eye out for interesting people doing unique things. And then I get to photograph or videotape these individuals. And on most occasions, I'm required to pester them by asking a series of personal and possibly embarrassing questions. WATCH: How Tinley Park Helped After a Disaster This is a great job for three reasons: If you've shopped at Sam's Club on Harlem Avenue last week, then you've probably …
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Jodi Klusacek, an officer with the Oak Forest Green Steps Commission and distributor of eco-friendly Shaklee products, shows how you can turn old tin canisters and empty mason jars into new holiday keepsakes in a Patch video.
The idea of going green for the holidays is one Oak Forest Green Steps Commission officer Jodi Klusacek embraced long ago. She now shares green tips and healthy lifestyle choices regularly on her Nature's Resources Facebook page. And she shares a couple of tips here in a Patch video to help you prepare of the holidays. Why not turn an old tin canister into a Christmas gift box? Or illuminate a bathroom with a scented mason jar light?
Friday, November 16, 2012
Are you a locally owned, Tinley Park that's participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 24? Tell us what sales and special things you're planning for that big holiday shopping day.
Across the country, Small Business Saturday has become a day during holiday shopping season (yes, it has its own season) that puts the spotlight on locally owned businesses, either through big sales, special events or simple encouragements to support the independently run stores in your neighborhood. READ: Check Out Patch's Holiday Guide for What You Need to Get Through the Season In order to get people ready for Nov. 24, Patch will be putting together a list of all the Tinley Park businesses participating in Small Business Saturday. But we need your help. If you answered yes to any of those questions, we want you to spill what you know about shopping for Small Business Saturday bargains. Tell us what special sales and events your business…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
It used to be Black Friday was for the earliest of early shoppers. Not anymore. Look around. The stores are ready now.
Look around the Chicago area and you'll see all the signs: The early birds no longer wait until Black Friday to do their Christmas shopping. This year, Black Friday is on Nov. 23, but big retailers and mail-order companies are starting well in advance. Amazon, for example, is beginning its Black Friday on Nov. 14. Crazy or crazy smart? Just how early is too early to shop for Christmas 2012 gifts? Take our poll.