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FYI on FMBA: Jimmy Buffett in Tinley Park

Jimmy Buffett’s This One’s for You Tour 2014 is set for June in Tinley Park. Find out more and watch videos from the musical artist on FYI on FMBA at blogs.southtownstar.com/fmba.

Tinley Park police blotter

TINLEY PARK

RETAIL THEFT: Nico Mainor, 25, of Chicago, was charged with retail theft after stealing three DVDs, a water pick and two clocks March 28 from Super Target, 7300 191st St., police said.

DOMESTIC BATTERY: Nikki Duplechin, 37, 17615 65th Ave., Tinley Park, was …

Dekker: Montessori students search for spring, and more

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The young students at Hope Montessori School in Tinley Park have been busy lately. They have been out on walks to record the number of robins arriving. They have been watching the progress of buds on the trees and scouring the ground for signs of …

Tinley Park police blotter

TINLEY PARK

CAR BURGLARY: A laptop computer was stolen March 21 or 22 from a car in the 7600 block of 160th Street.

PURLOINED PURSE: A purse was stolen March 24 from a car in the parking lot of St. Stephen Deacon and Martyr Church, …

Together We Cope honors standout volunteers

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JoAnn Hillblom, of Mokena, and Mary Nolan, of Orland Hills, have been named the 2014 recipients of Together We Cope’s annual Reimer Award as outstanding volunteers for the Tinley Park social services agency.

The award is given to volunteers who demonstrate the care and compassion …

Community Sports Calendar (Central)

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, and Tinley Park.

Dekker: Mooseheart kids enjoy fun-filled day in Tinley Park

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Treating the residents of Mooseheart Child City and School to a day of fun is more than an act of kindness to Michelle Maxia, founder of the Toy Box Connection children’s charity. It’s about keeping her word. A 14-year-old boy who resides at Child City …

Tinley Park announces Irish parade winners

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The village of Tinley Park recently announced the winners in various entrant categories for its 15th annual Downtown Tinley Irish Parade, featuring 73 entrants.

In the Professional Floats category, Gaelic Park won first place; Heat and Frost Insulators Local 17 won second place, and the …

Providence names valedictorian, salutatorian

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Eric Connelly has been named as the Class of 2014 valedictorian and Jessica Talwar as salutatorian at Providence Catholic High School in New Lenox, Principal Donald Sebestyen announced recently.

“We are very proud of these academically gifted students who are leaders among their peers both …

SD 146 group unleashes generosity on PAWS

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Members of D146 Gives recently stopped by PAWS of Tinley Park with a large donation, courtesy of the Community Consolidated School District 146 staff.

The committee each month coordinates a different donation project to benefit various community efforts.

Fifth-grade teacher Julie Harris, the teachers union …

Tinley Park police blotter

TINLEY PARK

DUI ARREST: Theresa Madej, 55, of Tinley Park, was charged with drunken driving, improper lane use and no insurance after a Feb. 15 stop in the 9500 block of 171st Street, police said.

CAR BREAK-IN: A Tinley Park man told police someone broke …

SD 146 adds Koepel to Wall of Fame

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Tinley Park-based Community Consolidated School District 146 recently added Virginia “Ginny” Koepel’s plaque to the Wall of Fame.

Koepel was a beloved math teacher at Memorial School for more than 20 years, according to a press release from the district.

She was hired as a …

Community Sports Calendar (Central)

Here is a look at sporting events in the SouthtownStar’s Central region, which includes Crestwood, Frankfort, Homer Glen, Manhattan, Midlothian, Mokena, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Orland Hills, Orland Park, and Tinley Park.

Dekker: Jaycees’ pizza tasting to benefit Garden Gallery

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If you were looking for an excuse to go out for pizza, look no further than downtown Tinley Park. The new Jaycee chapter in the village will host its first-ever Pizza Taste-Off Competition from 6 to 8 p.m. March 20 at Tinley Park Veterans of …

Cardinal Bernadin School girls volleyball wins tournament

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The fourth-grade girls volleyball team from Cardinal Bernardin School in Orland Hills won the St. George Martin Luther King Tournament with a 10-0 record.

Dekker: Tinley Park’s Irish Parade a sure sign that spring is here

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This past week’s miserably cold weather (averaging 20 to 30 degrees below the normal high temperature) notwithstanding, the calendar is on our side as we turn to March — aware that we’ll soon be permanently removed from the grasp of stubborn Ol’ Man Winter. And …

SD 228 students get lessons in leadership

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Students from Tinley Park, Bremen, Hillcrest and Oak Forest high schools took part Jan. 21 in a Bremen Community High School District 228 Students in Leadership meeting at Tinley Park High School, according to a press release from the district.

Each school board member and …