Thursday, May 16, 2013
It's been a long week. You need a pick-me-up.
Friday's here. Thank goodness. One more day of work, and that's it. Here's a little inspiration to get you through to Saturday. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors, neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough week. Pit Bull …
Someone looks pretty spiffy. What's this pup thinking?
Patch readers, you're up! We need your wit, creativity and animal psychic abilities to craft the perfect caption for the next edition of our pet photo caption challenge! Suggest your caption in the Comments section below. Comments will close at 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 22. The winner will be announced Thursday, May 23. The author of the winning caption and pet owner can find a Patch-branded version of the photo, with the caption inserted included in the next week's edition. Congratulations to James, who won last week's edition, Caption This: A Pup Cools Off. I'm busy. Go fetch it yourself. Have a photo you'd like captioned in future editions? Add it to our collection and your pet will be featured in weeks to come! Remember:
The annual award honors an outstanding faculty member.
Marist High School teacher and alum Don Richardson ’77 is this year’s winner of the Champagnat Award, an honor given to faculty members who demonstrate the example set by St. Marcellin Champagnat in their teaching. Don will also be celebrating his 25 anniversary at Marist next year.
Orland Park native Bridget Evans and her service dog Hero have become an Internet sensation, after she shared a photo of the two in cap and gown for graduation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
If you've got wit, add your punchline to Patch's weekly comic and win a personalized print.
Are you blessed with insight and good humor? Or just bored today? Share your wit with your south suburban neighbors by entering Patch's comic caption challenge. Just add your dialogue for today's comic in the comment section of this post. Our only requirement is that you keep it clean! At week's end, we'll pick the winning punchline based on how many of us here at Patch giggle and smile at your contribution. The user who produces the winning punchline will get a personalized proof of the comic, with the winning words and a credit line, from cartoonist Chuck Ingwersen and Patch. Congratulations to Danny with the winning caption to last week's Cubs, Sox Island cartoon: At least we can't watch both teams lose from here!
As part of our new Smart Spending series, Patch wants to uncover the true going rate for various goods and services in town, so you'll know exactly how much you should pay for what you need. Help us out by replying in the comments.
This week: How much do lawn services cost? How much do you pay for your lawn service? And what does that cover? Just mowing, or does it cover weeding, pruning, planting? Please share in the comments below — we promise we won't judge you! And if you've got a lawn service you love, tell us that too. Here's a sampling of a few lawn-care services companies in Cook County: This is the first of an ongoing series, "What's the Going Rate for..." where Patch seeks to uncover how much things cost so you never have to ask again. - - - - - - - - - - There are plenty of ways to keep up with the news:
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
See which mom won some great prizes.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
April showers brought flood of problems to an already troubled state.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Constituents can get up close and personal with the congressman, ask questions, and get help with federal programs.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Many Patch Facebook readers are shaking their heads at a new product that tweets mom and dad every time baby makes a tinkle.
Yes, even baby diapers have joined the digital revolution thanks to the new Huggies TweetPee app. The Brazilian-launched product includes an electronic device with moisture sensor which is affixed to the front of an baby’s diaper. When the baby urinates, mom or dad gets a tweet on their smartphones. They can also choose to order more diapers directly from the phone. Although the device is not currently availabe in America, we shared the news with our Facebook friends. So far, the responses have been pretty incredulous. Here’s a sample of what we heard: “... It obviously uses wifi, I'm not about to strap a radio emitting device onto my infant.” Dave J. on New Lenox Patch Facebook “Or.....you could be a parent and get off your duff and check…