• The Pickwick Society Tearoom closed Nov. 27 following owner Cindy Vassell’s retirement. Vassell hopes to help others in the tea business. Photo submitted

    Pickwick Society Tearoom closes as former owner retires, looks to the future

    December 5, 2016 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor Life & Arts
    Though Cindy Vassell closed up shop at the Pickwick Society Tearoom on Nov. 27, she hasn’t slowed down one bit yet.
  • East head coach Jim Martin talks to his team during a timeout. Photos by Julie McMann/22nd Century Media

    Girls basketball: School shuffle forces former teammate face-off

    December 5, 2016 By Randy Whalen, Freelance Reporter Sports, High School
    The Griffins pulled away early and went onto a 49-31 win over Central in a SouthWest Suburban Conference crossover Nov. 29 in Frankfort.
  • Frankfort residents follow St. Nicholas during a Lantern Walk Saturday, Dec. 3. Paul Bergstrom/22nd Century Media

    Frankfort Christkindl weekend nods to German roots

    December 5, 2016 By Ryan Esguerra, Freelance Reporter News
    Family, tradition, holiday spirit.
  • Blaze Pizza in Orland Park offers “build your own” personal pizzas ($7.95 each) like this one, which contains classic red sauce, mozzarella and feta cheeses, chicken, bacon, spinach, mushrooms, red onions, and giardiniera. Photos by Tim Carroll/22nd Century Media

    Blaze Pizza offers personal pizzas in a flash

    November 30, 2016 By Tim Carroll, Contributing Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out
    While Blaze customers can choose from eight different signature pizzas, the “build your own” pizza option ($7.95) is the most popular.
  • (Left to right) Morgan Alcoser, Evan Lewis, Danny Gengo and Abby DeVries show off some of the poinsettias they helped grow in the greenhouse at Lincoln-Way Central High School. Students in the Lincoln-Way Transition Program have grown 500 poinsettias since the start of the school year. Photos by Amanda Stoll/22nd Century Media

    Lincoln-Way Transition Program students grow plants and skills

    November 28, 2016 By Amanda Stoll, Assistant Editor News, School
    The greenhouse at Lincoln-Way Central High School is filled wall to wall with poinsettias, but it won’t be for long.