• Identical twins Kirsten (left) and Kelly Schultz feed off of each other’s energy to lead the Celtics during practices and meets. Photos by Tristan Zeier/22nd Century Media

    Identical twins lead Providence’s pack

    September 15, 2014 By Dave Owen, Staff Writer Sports, High School

    One top runner isn’t enough to win a state cross country team championship.

  • American Legion Post 1977 members Larry Beaudin (left), Bronson VonVogt (middle) and Tim Corcoran present the colors Thursday, Sept. 11, at the Patriot Day ceremony in New Lenox. Photos by Meredith Dobes/22nd Century Media

    Patriot Day ceremony promotes reflection, charity

    September 15, 2014 By Meredith Dobes, Editor News

    At exactly 9:11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept.

  • ShareFest volunteers Peggy Schultz (left) and Pam Letourneau organize household goods Saturday, Sept. 13, during the ShareFest event, held at the Spencer School campus in New Lenox. (Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media)

    Caring, sharing aplenty at ShareFest 2014

    September 15, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    What began as a day of community service eight years ago has grown into a 30-day festival of sharing, caring and giving. The main event — ShareFest — was held Saturday, Sept.

  • Pictured is the apple pie caramel apple ($6) — one of the many unique homemade treats offered by Short & Sweet Tasty Treats. Customers can order one online or pick one up at the Orland Park, Tinley Park or Frankfort farmers markets this fall. (Rebecca Susmarski/22nd Century Media)

    Short & Sweet no ‘cookie-cutter business’

    September 15, 2014 By Rebecca Susmarski, Assistant Editor Life & Arts, Dining Out

    It’s not difficult to spot the Short & Sweet Tasty Treats booth at the Orland Park Farmers’ Market — it’s covered with a dazzling array of products that calls Willy Wonka’s vibrant a

  • Calista (left), Jody (middle) and Sophia Leonard smile for a photo Saturday, Sept. 6, during the Dollars for Douglas Benefit to raise funds for their family. Jody’s husband, Doug, is undergoing treatment for an aggressive form of cancer. (Felicitas Cortez/22nd Century Media)

    Friends, family attend benefit in support of New Lenox family

    September 10, 2014 By Felicitas Cortez, Staff Writer Life & Arts

    Douglas Leonard is fighting cancer, but it’s a battle the 48-year-old New Lenox resident is not waging alone.