Tuesday, April 30, 2013
High school and grammar school students presented with prizes in Green Team 2013 design contest.
Mayor Dave Heilmann presented the 2013 Green Team "Design a Green Scene" contest winners with their prizes at the April 23 Oak Lawn Village Board meeting. Village assistant Carmie O'Leary said the Green Team design contest has become so popular that members divided the contest into two age groups. Oak Lawn Community High School seniors Erin Pratl, Majed Swies and Madison Geraghty copped top honors for their tote bag designs. The students won prizes of $100, $50 and $25 for first, second and third place, respectively. Grammar school students from Oak Lawn parochial and public schools submitted entries for T-shirt designs. Taking honors were: The grammer students won $100, $50 and $25 prizes, respectively.
Friday, June 22, 2012
Jump on your bike and join the Green Team and see Oak Lawn from a new perspective this Saturday.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
See the village from a new perspective by joining the Oak Lawn 2012 Bicycle Tour.
The Oak Lawn Green Team is hosting a bicycle tour of Oak Lawn on Saturday, June 23. The tour is 8 to 10 miles long and winds down tree-lined streets past new and historic locations in the village. Subscribe to the Oak Lawn Patch newsletter and breaking news alerts. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Oak Lawn-Patriot Metra Station at 9525 S. Tulley Ave. The ride starts at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of a registration fee, non-perishable good items to be donated to local food pantries or a monetary gift to the Oak Lawn Rotary Club’s 9/11 First Responder Monument are gratefully accepted. See the bike hike flier. Children 17 years and under must ride with an adult. Helmets are required for all riders. Complimentary food and drinks for all…
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Last chance to live to 100 and other important deadlines that you don't want to miss.
The Wellness Club will discuss natural remedies to boost life longevity at its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday (April 26). The club is meeting at Panera Bread on 158th & Harlem in Orland Park. Natural solutions and remedies will be offered for such health-related issues at improved brain function, sleep issues, prostate and urinary tract health and cancer prevention. Members and guests can also use Livingto100 life expectancy calculator to create their own life expectancy estimate and receive helpful feedback on ways to increase it. Make friends with the planet at Oak Lawn’s Earth Day celebration hosted by the Oak Lawn Green Team and Park District from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Wolfe Wildlife Refuge. This free, family-…
Friday, May 6, 2011
Scenes from Oak Lawn's Earth Day celebration.
Patch had a great time at the Oak Lawn Park District/Oak Lawn Green Team’s Earth Day Celebration on April 30. Despite a rumor started by a village police officer that all the coyotes and the wolf from Big Run Wolf Run were trapped at the Wolfe Wildlife Refuge, everyone had a good time visiting the exhibits and reducing their carbon footprints. Many thanks to Mother McAuley face-painters Claire O’Malley, Sara Sabadosa and Sara Paschke for making the Patch editor look like she was organized.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Outdoor fun in the Evergreen Park and Oak Lawn area.
Where/When: Oak Lawn Village Green, 9466 S. Raymond Ave. (north of the library), 4:30-6:30 p.m., Friday, April 29. Why go: Red Ribbon events encourage children to make positive, healthy, drug-free decisions in their lives. Free entertainment and many fun games for just 25-cents. Kids encouraged to show their school pride by wearing their school colors. Pizza, snacks and soda available for purchase. Pricing: Free admission. Where/When: Immanuel United Church of Christ, 9815 S Campbell Ave, Evergreen Park, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. April 29. Why go: Spring Flower Sale Hannah Circle in conjunction with Sally’s Greenhouse will be selling hanging baskets (geraniums, tuberous begonia, rosebud impatiens, fuschia and wave petunias. Pricing: Free admission. …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Meet Heather Green, Oak Lawn's arborist and coordinator of the village's Green Team. It's probably no coincidence that Heather's last name is "Green."
She’s Heather Green, Oak Lawn’s Village Forester and the woman responsible for maintaining the village's urban forest. She also plays a vital role in helping surrounding towns acquire the proper tools to better maintain their own tree populations. A lover of the outdoors, Green enjoys working with the environment but she most values speaking and connecting with residents to educate them on proper tree handling. As a member of the Oak Lawn Green Team and the Illinois Arborist Association, Green takes her knowledge and passes it on to others in the hopes of creating a more eco-friendly environment for the future. Oak Lawn Patch: What exactly is your job as the village forester? Green: My primary job is to keep the urban forest as …
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Sage dressing and sage advice about recycling VHS tapes.
Let me introduce myself, Mary Kay Barton, long time Irish South Sider who grew up and graduated from Little Flower School. After raising my family in Oak Lawn for 30 years I graduated from St. Xavier's University. I am currently semi-retired due to events of the economy. What do you do when you're semi retired? You work as a volunteer using your skills to enhance the organization. I belong to Little Brothers Friends of the Elderly, Southwest Senior Center, and finally the Oak Lawn Green Team. If you visit the Green Team website and view the Beautify Oak Lawn PowerPoint presentation, that would be my work. I reside in a small cottage in Oak Lawn with my new dog I adopted from the Animal Welfare League in Chicago Ridge, a 3-year-old, gray …
Friday, October 15, 2010
Oak Lawn's Green Team brings the region its first permanent site to collect and recycle old electronics.
Oak Lawn residents and village officials briefly celebrated the opening of southern Cook County's first electronic waste facility on Oct. 9, on the grounds of Oak Lawn Public Works garage, before getting to work collecting old electronics from car trunks and back seats. While collection volunteers, State Sen. Edward Maloney (D-18th) and village officials congregated near the garage entrance to watch Mayor Dave Heilmann snip the pink ribbon, four cars already were lined up behind them — a clear sign of the anticipation for the new facility. "This is for our children so that we're leaving things a little better off than the way they were given to us," Heilmann said following the ribbon-cutting ceremony. "Ultimately, for all of us in …