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In 2009, Mike Massaro and his wife, Rose, opened Produce Depot in Dyer, a market with fresh produce, much of it organic, and a counter where you can buy fresh breads and sandwiches.
LANSING | The Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 24 Academy recently held its graduation ceremony at Oak Forest's Gaelic Park. There were 22 graduates, with participants from Thornton, South Holland, Harvey, Glenwood, Flossmoor and East Hazel Crest.
The Lansing Historical Society is pictured celebrating the village's 120th birthday at the American Legion Post in Lansing.
LANSING | The Lansing Junior Woman's Club is organizing a 5K walk-a-thon fundraiser on May 18 in honor of LCPL Philip J Martini. Martini died in 2006 while serving in Iraq with the United States Marine Corps. He was a Lansing native and T.F. South High School graduate.
LANSING | The Lansing Historical Society participated in Lansing's Good Neighbor Day Parade by carrying a big birthday cake atop a car to celebrate the village's 120th birthday.
LANSING | Author Carrie Steinweg of Lansing visited Lansing Christian School for their Young Author's Day event where she read her children's book, "Old 104 Rides Again" to students in first, second and third grades.
LANSING | Members of the board of the Lansing Association for Community Events met to discuss plans for cruise nights and Lansing Autumn Fest.
LANSING | Boys from the Lansing Cub Scouts attended an overnight NERF war event with a spy theme last month. Attendees brought Nerf guns and darts for the events and built shelters out of cardboard boxes.
LANSING | Three staff members are retiring from Oak Glen School in Lansing at the end of this school year.
LANSING | Lansing firefighters helped out on Lansing's clean-up day by clearing debris along the railroad tracks crossing Wentworth Avenue. Paul Martin, Tim Kotecki, Paul Steinweg, Steven Buffano, Bill Stubitsch and Dave Schmidt were among those who helped out.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard presented colors at the opening day ceremonies at the Lansing Old Timers Sports Complex. Following was the singing of the national anthem by Lansing teen Molly Roe.
LANSING | Mille Rytel and Sandy Lundin recently signed copies of "Four Continents to Freedom" at the April Lansing Historical Society meeting at the Lansing Public Library.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Junior Woman's Club hosted a recent dinner for local veterans and their guests.
LANSING | Fourth grade students at Oak Glen School in Lansing performed songs from the play "Annie" for their spring musical, led by music teacher Erica Stephens.
LANSING | A St. Baldrick's Foundation Fundraiser was held April 20 at Cheer's in Munster to raise funds for pediatric cancer research. About 30 individuals volunteered to shave their heads at the event and accepted donations for the cause. The event was organized by Dave and Christie Zumm of…
LANSING | Time is running out and so are the tickets for the Lansing Little League's Candelight Bowl event. The event will take place April 27 at Lan Oak Lanes.
LANSING | The Lansing Chamber of Commerce is organizing a banner program, which will allow local businesses and organization to advertise on street pole. The street pole banner program is being created to display impactful signage for businesses while branding the community.
LANSING | The Lansing Police Department held a Touch-A-Truck event April 13 at the Lansing Municipal Airport to benefit the Lansing Cadet Program and help fund the cadet trip to the 2013 Illinois State Law Enforcement Explorer’s Conference.
LANSING | The Lansing Lions Club is sponsoring a day of free vision screenings on April 25 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Lansing Country Club.
LANSING | The Lansing Public Library presented Steve Justman, a performer and train collector, who played railroad-related songs for patrons.
LANSING | At the March meeting of the Lansing Historical Society, the society commemorated Women's History Month with a presentation by author Kathryn Atwood about "Women Heroes of World War II."
LANSING | Three communities were incorporated in 1893 to become the village of Lansing. On March 3, a celebration was held at American Legion Post #697 to commemorate the anniversary. The vote to incorporate took place on March 4, 1893 at the Busack Hall, an 1860's building on Ridge Road tha…
LANSING | At Lansing's 120th Anniversary Celebration earlier this month, members of the Lansing Veterans Memorial Ceremonial Honor Guard wore period costumes as during the presentation of colors.
LANSING | The Dance for Disney Fundraiser was held recently at Memorial Jr. High School in Lansing to raise funds for Micah Steele and his family to take a trip to Disney World.
LANSING | The Thornton Alumni Legacy Fund and Thornton Township High School have announced the fourth annual Alumni Day and Hall of Fame Celebration. It will be held May 3. Those interested in joining in the festivities should RSVP by April 19.
LANSING | LARC, an organization that provides support for adults with developmental disabilities, will hold the annual Appreciation Dinner at Villa Cesare in Schererville on April 12. The event will be catered by Popolano's.
LANSING | The Lansing Business Women’s Association reports that more than 60 boxes of coupons have been sent.
LANSING | The Lansing Copper Muggers will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. March 30. The hunt will take place at Lions Park, which is located at 177th and Bernadine streets.
LANSING | The band Trillium recently performed at the Lansing Public Library. The concert included Celtic and folk tunes and was part of the free concert series sponsored by the Friends of the Lansing Library.
MUNSTER | The Munster Jr. Woman's Club recently held a Bunco Fundraiser at Wicker Park Social Center. The evening included dinner, bunco games and raffles and proceeds assist the club in various charitable activities during their club year.
LANSING | Oak Glen School in Lansing recently hosted a Family Bedtime Story Night. Members of the community were invited to read along with Oak Glen staff. Families gathered in classrooms in their pajamas and listened to various children's' stories being read followed by milk and cookies in …
LANSING | As part of the Cub Scout Blue and Gold Dinner, scouts in St. Ann Pack 247, held a cake contest with an outer space theme.
LANSING | Members of Lansing Professional Firefighters Local #3709 made a $200 donation to Dance for Disney.
LANSING | Students in School District 158 received awards for the District Science Fair. Those who received the highest scores then advanced to the Area Science Fair.
LANSING | The Webelos 2 of Cub Scout Pack 247 recently had a crossing over ceremony, which leads to Boy Scouts. Joseph Kerwin, Sam Sheppe and Sean Shuljak participated.
LANSING | A March Madness Basketball Night will take place at Lansing Christian School, 3660 Randolph St., Lansing, on Friday.
LANSING | Pat Schuljak was a dedicated father and Cub Scout leader who passed away suddenly in January at the age of 43, leaving behind a wife and two sons, one in fifth grade and the other in first grade.
LANSING | Camp Quality Illinois is now taking applications for campers for the 2013 summer camp, scheduled for Aug. 4-10 in Frankfort. Applications are available online at www.campqualityusa.org/il.
LANSING | A LEGO Day is planned in the Youth Service Department at the Lansing Public Library, 2750 Indiana Ave. The event will be held March 9 from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
LANSING | Recording artist Phil Stacey, who appeared on Season 6 of American Idol and made it to the top five, performed a benefit concert Saturday for PASS (Pregnancy Aid South Suburbs.) The concert was held at Bethel Christian Reformed Church in Lansing.
LANSING | The Lansing Police Department Cadets assisted at Lansing's recent 120th Birthday Celebration held at the Lansing American Legion Post 697.
LANSING | The Busack building was demolished recently. Owned by Janet Bockel's family, the 1860 Busack building on Ridge Road was the oldest remaining building in Lansing and had been the site where residents voted to incorporate the village on March 4, 1893.
LANSING | Members of the Lansing Christian School basketball team were presented as champions of the Lansing Roundball Classic Tournament. Lansing Christian defeated Reavis Elementary School in the final game.
LANSING | Fifth grade students at Oak Glen School in Lansing recently completed the D.A.N.G.E.R. Program (Drug, Alcohol, Nicotine, Gang, Education, Resistance.)
LANSING | Eleven year old Micah Steele was diagnosed with cancer when he was in first grade in Bridgett Anderson's class at Oak Glen School in Lansing.
LANSING | T.F. South High School senior Mitchell Seymour speaks before a crowd of more than 200 at the February meeting of the Lansing Historical Society, which was held in cooperation with the T.F. South History Club.
LANSING | In 1893, the communities of Lansing, Oak Glen and Bernice were incorporated to become the Village of Lansing. A celebration will take place Sunday to commemorate that day 120 years ago.
LANSING | Each year for nearly three decades, local historian Paul Schultz, has hosted a historical walking tour of downtown Lansing.
Pictured are Paul Schultz and his wife, Carol.
LANSING | Ken Rapier, president of the DODO Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen, spoke Monday at Thornton Fractional South High School at a joint event of the Lansing Historical Society and the T.F. South History Club. The event was attended by more than 200 guests.
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