Month: July 2014

Plainfield Farmer’s Market

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Don’t forget that the Plainfield Farmer’s Market is taking place every Saturday from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm from now until the last weekend in October. If you are looking for fresh, local produce and many other treats, head over to downtown Plainfield at the corner of Route 59 and Lockport to see what it’s all about!

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Stars-N-Strikes Bowling Fundraiser

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Operation Welcome You Home is hosting their 4th annual Stars-N-Strikes for Military Heroes “Glow N Bowl” fundraiser on Saturday, August 23rd at 5 pm at Town & Country Lanes in Joliet. The event includes prizes for the top three male and female “glowers” and also the first and last place bowling teams. Bowlers can also enter to win big prizes such as diamond earrings or a TV. The cost per bowler is $35 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under with a size small adult shirt and $20 for kids 12 and under with no glow shirt purchase. Wounded warriors bowl for free. Teams of up to 6 people may participate and registration needs to be completed by August 4th in order to be guaranteed a T-shirt. All proceeds from this event go to local veterans in need. To register, please visit HERE.

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Bestselling Author To Visit Plainfield Public Library

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New York Times bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalvan will be at the Plainfield Public Library this Wednesday, July 30th at 10:30 am. Montalvan is a former U.S. Army captain and is the author of “Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between A Soldier And His Service Dog.” Montalvan’s service dog, Tuesday, will also be at the library. During the event, Montalvan will read from his book and Tuesday will perform demonstrations. A Q&A session and a book signing will conclude the event. To register for this event, please visit www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org.

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Wine And Cheesecake Tasting

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Wine & Cheese by TCC, located in downtown Plainfield, is celebrating National Cheesecake Day tomorrow by hosting a wine and cheesecake tasting. Enjoy various wines paired with delicious cheesecakes including their famous Blue Cheese Cheesecake. For more information, call 815-436-3499.

Wine & Cheesecake Tasting @ Wine & Cheese by TCC
Tuesday July 29th from 6-9 PM
24104 W. Lockport Street
Plainfield, IL 60544

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Buy An Entire Town For $1.5M?

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The entire town of Aladdin, Wyoming is for sale for  $1.5 million. The purchase would include the entire 30 acre area which houses a general store, post office, bar, a 4 bedroom home, and the land underneath the town’s trailer park. Aladdin used to be home to more than 200 people until the nearby coal mine closed, leaving the population to sit at just over one dozen people. The current owner, Judy Brengle, took possession of the town 28 years ago when she received it as a gift from her husband. She states that she has not received any offers for the town yet, but once it sells, she does not plan on leaving.

What do you think? Is this a good deal? Would you ever consider buying a town?

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Awesome Steak Marinade

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Plans to grill this weekend? Try this great steak marinade!

World’s Best Steak Marinade (lilluna.com)
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup italian dressing
  • 1/2 cup A1 (original)
  • 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
Directions:
  1. Place all ingredients in a gallon bag or tupperware container and mix well.
  2. Add your steak (preferably top sirloin).
  3. Let the meat marinate for 24-36 hours.
  4. Grill and enjoy!
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Improved Housing Market For Remainder of 2014?

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  • Last year was the strongest year for home sales since the recession and June of 2014 came very close (down only 2.5%) from the record highs set last June.
  • Housing demands are increasing based on data of foot traffic and offers made.
  • Price growth is becoming more steady which points to a more stabilized market vs the roller coaster market seen in 2011 and 2012 with home prices tanking and then experiencing huge increases. 
  • Housing inventory is making a comeback; the number of homes for sale in June was above 500,000, which is up 8% from June of last year.
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Back To School Drive

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Holy Family Parish of Shorewood is hosting a Back To School drive this Saturday, July 26th and Sunday, July 27th. Donations can be dropped off before and after masses on both days. Items needed include:
pens, pencils, notebooks, colored pencils, washable markers, scissors (Fiskars), Elmer’s school glue and glue sticks, headphones for the computer lab, dry erase board markers, scientific calculators, yellow highlighters, hand sanitizer, large erasers, rulers, new or gently used backpacks, etc. For more information, contact Kim at Holyfamilyshorewoodoutreach@gmail.com.

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