12 Jul 2011

Who Spiked Tinley Park’s Caribbean Block Party?

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Nice move, Tinley Park marketing team!

There should be a huge boost of revenue from outside Tinley park this coming Sunday, July 17, due to the special guest appearance of Blackhawks and NHL LEGEND, Bobby Hull. I don’t care who you are or where you’re from, hockey fans know he was one of the best to ever play the game.

If you haven’t met Bobby, check him out. I’d have to say he’s definitely an interesting character. I’ve met him twice. He’s all smiles and usually has something clever to say. His “handlers” usually have some good stories, too, if you get a chance to chat with them in line.

I was holding on to Bobby Hull jigsaw puzzle (from my late Grandma, Shirley Rompala) produced in 1970, since I was 18. It was a huge goal of mine to get the puzzle autographed. I could never find any information on appearances by Bobby. Well, it only took about 10 years until Mr. Hull came back as an ambassador for the Chicago Blackhawks before I was finally able to get that bad boy certified by the Golden Jet, himself.

Event Details:

When: Sunday, July 17, 2011

Bobby Hull will appear from 2pm to 6pm (main event from 12pm to 7pm)

Where: Downtown Tinley Park on Oak Park Avenue between 171st Street and Hickory Street

From Emil of the Tinley Park Based Web Design Company, Wisch Media

07 Jul 2011

Summer things to do in downtown Tinley Park

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June 25 • Eleventh Hour (Rock/Cover Band)

July 9 • 4-Cast (80′s and Rock)

July 23 • Yard Fulla Cars (Country)

August 6 • Fret Brothers (Variety)

Farmers’ Market

The Farmers’ Market is open to the public every Saturday from June 4 to September 24 from 7:00am to 12:00pm in Zabrocki Plaza at the Metra Station on Oak Park Ave.

Cruise Nights

5:00pm to 9:00pm every Tuesday, downtown along Oak Park Ave.

Movies in the Plaza

At Oak Park Avenue Train Station. Movies start at dusk.

July 30 • Wizard of Oz

August 13 • Spider-Man

August 27 • Air Bud

13th Annual Caribbean Beach Block Party

Sunday, July 17, from 12:00pm to 7:00pm

Along Oak Park Ave. from 171st Street to Hickory Street

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06 Jul 2011

Lotto dreams in Tinley Park (and thoughtful, less than materialistic ways to spend it or not spend it)

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That’s right. $29.5 MILLION. I’m less than half a mile from the Speedway at 183rd and Harlem, where the winning ticket was sold. I’ve purchased quite a few lotto tickets from that same Speedway. Ouch. And that’s just the regular ol’ lottery, not the Mega Millions. It’s been growing since January.

So, it’s time for a little middle of the day…dreaming.

All I really want is freedom.
Freedom from stress.
Freedom from pressure.
Freedom from deadlines.
Freedom from bills.
Freedom from working 16 hour days.
Freedom to take a little road trip (or day trip).
I’d enjoy continuing on doing the same work I currently do (if you haven’t already noticed – that would be building websites for small business clients). And, I would only do work for small businesses, which, to me, is the most rewarding. I would free myself from the chains of freelancing for huge companies building websites for their clients.
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06 Jul 2011

Your experiences from the Corvette convention at the Tinley Park Convention Center

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I wasn’t able to make it to the largest event the Tinley Park Convention Center has seen to date. I’d love to hear thoughts from anyone who did get a chance Read more

06 Jul 2011

Comparing Gas Prices – Tinley Park and the rest of the U.S.

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As of today, July 6, 2011, the lowest gas price in Tinley Park is from Delta Sonic at 6800 159th St & Oak Park Ave which is currently at $3.89 per gallon for regular (from GasBuddy.com).

Also according to GasBuddy, the lowest current gas price average (by city) in the U.S. is Read more

06 Jul 2011

Is that Smirnoff in your shorts or are you just happy to see me?

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Sunday, at the Tinley Park Jewel on 171st and Harlem, some guy somehow maneuvered a bottle of Smirnoff down his shorts and got away. Desperate times call for desperate measures, I suppose. And…those had to be some pretty tight shorts, Read more

06 Jul 2011

Odyssey Plunder World

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According to the Southtown Star, 3 cars were broken into and only the good stuff was swiped at Odyssey Fun World in Tinley Park. People, don’t keep your electronics or designer purses in your cars/trucks for all to see. Read more