Monday, January 2, 2012
Help out the environment and recycle your holiday trees or lights by following these easy tips.
The holidays are officially over and as the new year begins, residents across Bolingbrook are taking down their festive decorations. Each year, millions of trees and lights are sent to landfills when they could be recycled. Here are a few ways to make your holiday trees and lights keep on giving. To recycle live holiday trees: To recycle artificial holiday trees: String lights:
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
IBEW 176 protesting lighting contract.
Members of the International Brothers of Electrical Workers Local 176, based in Joliet, protested the Bolingbrook Menard's contract with non-union, Glen Ellyn based U.S. Lighting, Inc. Wendall Perkins, a Kankakee resident and member of IBEW 176 since 1996, said the organization was protesting because the Menard's store chose a non-union contractor for a lighting project instead of supporting one of the local union contractors who purchase from their store on a regular basis. "It's not fair for them to come in and take our business," Perkins said. "Doesn't help the economy for the little guy." Perkins and fellow IBEW member Pete Frazer said they have done a lot of work in Bolingbrook over the years, including contracts with Walmart, Kohls …
Friday, February 18, 2011
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From the food pantry, to high school sports to the warm weather, view some of the happenings around town this week.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
We haven't experienced a blizzard for some time. If you take some photos, please share them in this gallery.
The meteorologists have called it a storm of Biblical proportions. The National Weather Service said the Blizzard of 2011 could be potentially, "life threatening," and so it seems worth documenting. According to the National Weather Service, as much as 16.4 inches of snow was dumped on the area in the past 24 hours. Take a look out your window and share what you see in this photo gallery. Is your dog getting swallowed up in the snow? Share your images. If you prefer to e-mail, send photos to Local Editor Brian Feldt at email@example.com. We will be sure to credit you and may feature your photo. Provide any information we may need about your photo. If you prefer to upload directly to the gallery, be sure you are a registered user and then …
Sunday, January 30, 2011
It's easy to get lost in all the unhealthy food choices associated with Super Bowl parties. Here are a few easy items to make your Super Bowl menu a bit more friendly to the heart.
Super Bowl Sunday is now one week away. Millions will be watching the game on TV. But what really makes a Super Bowl party special is the food. Super Bowl Sunday is often characterized by pizza, nachos, bratwurst, chili and chips and dip. It's time to start prepping the menu. But for those trying to keep with their new years resolutions of eating healthier, the traditional snacks may not be the best for the waistline. The recipes below offer a healthier twist on game day finger foods we are used to snacking on from pre-game to post-game. These healthy alternatives offer great flavor without the guilt that often comes with the nutrition facts that accompany store bought game time snacks. These dishes, along side french bread with olive oil…
Monday, January 10, 2011
Start your morning off right and read Bolingbrook Patch's The Daily Dose.
Welcome to The Daily Dose, Bolingbrook Patch's attempt to equate itself to your morning cup of coffee. Check back with The Daily Dose each morning to find a new question of the day, a featured event, a recap of yesterday's news and more! Post your answer to the question of the day in the comments field below and we'll randomly select one reader to win some awesome Patch prizes! We hope you'll make The Daily Dose part of your daily routine. And we'd love to hear from you on how we can make The Daily Dose a more integral part of your morning. Any suggestions can be sent to Local Editor Brian Feldt at firstname.lastname@example.org. From the National Weather Service: Mostly cloudy today, with a high near 26 degrees. Snow likely tonight, but mainly …
Sunday, January 9, 2011
As The Promenade expands, it takes with it viable open spaces of Bolingbrook.
Vacant land on the East side of town is set for new development as the next phases of The Promenade Bolingbrook expansion takes shape. Land sale signs can be seen on every corner of the intersection of Janes Avenue and Falconridge Way, as the old farm land is scheduled to get a face lift. But as for sale signs replaced the farming equipment, Mother Nature began to reclaim them for herself. Native-Illinois prairie plants have begun to sprout among old cornstalks and the songs of black-capped chickadees can be heard in the scatterings of trees. The wetlands that have been formed to catch runoff from development are now home to white egrets and great blue herons, and in the spring months, frog calls echo over the waters. Even the red fox …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Bucho's Restaurant offers residents a quality alternative for Mexican food—and that basket of chips and salsa get things off to a great start.
As with most Mexican restaurants, Bucho's Restaurant will give you a free basket of chips and salsa. But you'll only need one taste to see why diners keep coming back to this longtime Bolingbrook joint. Located just minutes from I-55 on Route 53, Bucho's has been serving traditional Mexican food in Bolingbrook for nearly 13 years. Perhaps made most inviting by its neon yellow and purple exterior, the Bucho's building has come a long way since its old Pizza Hut days. It's decorated in classic Mexican style, with bright yellow walls and blue accent tiles that greet customers as they enter. The atmosphere is casual and friendly. When you're seated, a basket of chips and a cup of thick red salsa are served with a bowl of pickled carrots, …
Monday, January 3, 2011
Axel Herrera was the first and only baby born at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital on New Year's Day.
A Bolingbrook couple began the New Year with a very special addition. Axel Herrera was born to Gladis Corral and Jose Herrera at 4:43 a.m. Saturday, making Axel the first and only baby born on New Year's Day at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital. Both mother and son were reported to be in good health after the birth. Axel arrived weighing 8 pounds, 8 ounces and measuring 20 1/2 inches long. Axel's father said his new son is the couple's first child. "We are very happy," Herrera said. Axel arrived two weeks ahead of the expected birth date, Herrera said. Axel was the only baby to be born on New Year's Day at Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital, where the halls of the maternity floor were relatively quiet. Past New Year's days have been very …
Monday, December 27, 2010
Instead of hanging a store-bought calendar this year, why not tap into your creative side and make your own?
Each December, the holiday season helps usher in a new year. And a new year means a new calendar. Instead of picking up a wall calendar of cute kittens or sunlit beaches (although those are nice, considering the freezing temperatures these days), why not make a calendar of your own this year? In this technological age, it's easier than ever to capture all of those memorable moments onto our digital cameras as each special event or relaxing vacation comes along throughout the year. But what happens next? Those pictures are either shown to family and friends on the tiny LCD screen on the back of the camera or the photos collect digital dust on our computer hard drives. It's easier than ever to create a wall or desk calendar from your very …