Thursday, May 24, 2012
Our crew of nearly 20 Southland Patch editors, ad managers and other staff will descend on Tinley May 30 to sprinkle goodies and volunteerism throughout the community. As a preview, we're kicking off a daily contest right NOW!
We at Patch believe there are two kinds of people— those who love us and those who haven’t found us yet. So on Wednesday, May 30, we'll be pounding the glorious Tinley Park pavement to spread the word. How, you ask? By stopping in nonprofit organizations, like Together We Cope on Oak Park Avenue, popping into businesses to hand out freebies and introduce ourselves, and most importantly, mingling with perfect strangers during our journey. To give you a preview of the fun—it includes handing out a free gift card to anyone who utters the secret word, "Zabrocki", to Patchers who are out and about that day—I'm kicking off a daily scavenger hunt. If you can identify where the photo was taken that accompanies this story, you get free coffee …
Friday, December 30, 2011
Tinley Park sparkles in national holiday decoration contest for our schools.
The first set of finalists for our nationwide Deck the House contest are in and—brace yourself—one of our Tinley Park homes has made the cut! Before I announce the resident who will move on in the competition, I'd like to thank all three of you who submitted photos to our contest. Knowing that you tried your hand at winning $100,000 for our local schools should mean the world to your fellow community members. Not to mention the fact that you made our dark drives home more festive and "oooh-worthy" this holiday season. Thank you. Congratulations, Valerie Keefe! You're the Tinley Park finalist! Tonight we'll find out if you are among the 24 finalists—fingers crossed. Each Top 24 winner is guaranteed $500 to help pay those holiday-sized …
Saturday, December 24, 2011
You have 2 days to enter our Patch Deck the House contest. What are you waiting for? Snap a photo of your decorated home for a chance to win $100,000 for Tinley Park schools and $500 for your electric bill. Don't miss out!
Monday, February 21, 2011
Read on to see whose love story won the couple a $75 Lettuce Entertain You gift card.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lauren Traut
Monday, February 21, 2011
Two weeks ago, Patch editors in Orland Park, Tinley Park and Oak Forest asked to hear your love stories. We hoped you wouldn't leave out any of the mushy stuff, in honor of Valentine's Day. The first place winner receives a $75 Lettuce Entertain You gift card, with the runner-up receiving a $25 card. Patch will contact the winners to arrange prize hand-off. Read the top two entries below. My husband Ray and I went on our first date in November of 1970. We met while I was working at a bank where he was a customer. On Feb. 14, 1971, we were at his parents' home and my parents were also there. He gave me a fancy box of Fannie Mae candy. I thanked him. He insisted that I open the box. I didn’t want to open it because I knew it was candy. I …