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Elgin Lions to put proceeds of 30th Rose Day to good useThe Elgin Lions Club is having their 30th annual Rose Day to fund their charitable works. They will be selling one dozen long-stemmed roses for $15 between now and April 7 for delivery on April 16-18. Club members will also be selling roses at Elgin train stations during this time.Last Updated Mar 4, 2014 3:03 PM
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"Romeo & Juliet" kicks butt at Wheaton Drama from June 28-July 7
Not your usual Shakespeare, Wheaton Drama's production of "Romeo & Juliet" brings a current New Orleans setting and exciting stage combat to the famous play. In this press shot, the Capulet/Montague feud gets personal for Tybalt (Eric Waddick)and Benvolia (Lynda Wellhausen). Show information and tickets at http://www.wheatondrama.org Steven Merkel
- 14U Wasco Team 4 won 1st place in the Susan G. Komen "Pretty in Pink" tournament last weekend sponsored by Wasco Girls Fastpitch Softball League. Grace Sobieski threw for 5 perfect innings, stole a total of 5 bases, and closed the 3rd with a double play. Kate Gill threw 2 innings allowing only 1 hit. Liv Doyle, Kate Weber, Hannah Springer, Adriana Conlee, Leah Thompson, Lexi Coakley all stole for a combined total 20 bases to win the championship 10-1. TSS Photography
- Local Fishing club Fox Valley Area Anglers (FVAA) poses with the veterans they took out fishing for the day on Lake Waubesa. Pictured left to right Eduardo Garza US Navy, Robert Skidmore US Air Force, Ken Kuhnle FVAA, Pete Ponti US Army, Kevin Newcomer FVAA, Tom Smith Army, and Keith Bowgren FVAA.
Wayne Stayskal (right), retired Tribune Media editorial cartoonist, explains some of the finer points of his work to guests when Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community at 124 Windsor Park Drive in Carol Stream, hosted a retrospective exhibit of his syndicated work. About 75 people attended the artist’s reception Aug. 20, including Stayskal’s wife Helen (center) and son Bob (left). The show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Sept. 30.
To see a video interview and catch a glimpse of the engaging personality who humorously commentated on culture for more than 30 years visit www.WindsorParkIllinois.org/downloads-news. For details, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500. Shirley Mott
- Congratulations to team Jackpot (Strikers U-13) for winning the Kicks for Cancer 3v3 U-14 Tournament defeating Deadly Deceptions (Campton United U-13) in the final 7-5. Pictured back row: Coach Jim Corno Jr., Ryleigh Strubler, Brandon Knapp and Joe Corno. Front row: John McCaffrey, Brian Bartholomew and Matthew Gombar. Mike Gombar
- Tim and Susan Campbell of Rolling Meadows sample slices of Lou Malnati's famous deep-dish pizza at the 5th annual Clearbrook Around the World Food Tasting presented by Meijer. Lifetime Treasures Photography
- Anderson Animal Shelter, a South Elgin nonprofit dedicated to the compassionate and humane treatment of homeless service animals, is one of several organizations participating in Santa’s Village Azoosment Park’s Carousel for a Cause initiative. Painted by artist and art teacher Maryann Diazsandi of South Elgin, this carousel horse will be one of six on display at Santa’s Village Azoosment Park throughout the 2013 season and will then be given back to Anderson Animal Shelter to use as an auction item or for display. The Santa’s Village Azoosment Park Carousel for a Cause initiative was developed to commemorate the work of resident artist Dutch Akers of Crystal Lake who restored the Park’s carousel for the new season. As a part of the initiative, Santa’s Village Azoosment Park reached out to six different nonprofit organizations to design their own masterpiece for display at the Park. A Carousel for a Cause celebration will be held at the park on Thursday, June 13 at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Andrea Schnorr
- Mama robin built her nest and has been raising her family in our patio. These hungry babies are nine days old. Denise Nalepka
- 'Mr. Crystal Lake', Bob Blazier on drums performs to sold out crowd on May 11 with his band the Dow Jones and the Industrials at 'the Listening Room' at Lakeside Legacy Foundation in Crystal LakeL. Patricia Bell of Lakeside Legacy Foundation
- Artist and volunteer for Anderson Animal Shelter Maryann Diaszandi poses with Santas Village Azoosment Park owner Jason Sierpien and the horse she decorated for the parks Carousel for a Cause initiative. The organization unveiled its finished horse at a special unveiling ceremony at the park recently. After being displayed in the park for the 2013 season, this horse will be given back to the Anderson Animal Shelter to use as an auction item or for display. Located in East Dundee, Ill., the Santas Village Azoosment Park Carousel for a Cause initiative was developed to commemorate the work of resident artist Dutch Akers of Crystal Lake who restored the Parks carousel for the new season. As a part of the initiative, Santas Village Azoosment Park reached out to six different nonprofit organizations to design their own masterpiece for display at the park. Warren Perlstein/Santa's Village Azoosment Park
Elgin Theatre Company proudly presents their September show, Ken Ludwig?s The Fox on the Fairway! Performances of this raucous comedy will run from September 6th to the 22nd at the Kimball Street Theater in Elgin, IL. This is ETC?s first production of the 2013-2014 season. An accessible performance for the deaf and hearing impaired will be available on Sunday, September 15, at the 2pm show. Anyone who would like seats near to the interpreter is encouraged to reserve tickets in advance.
Bingham, the president of the Quail Valley Country Club, is in a difficult position. Justin, his new assistant, is in love with Louise, a waitress at the club. Bingham has also discovered the golfer he thought would play for his club in the annual tournament has been recruited by his counterpart and nemesis from the opposing club, Dickie. The huge bet he had foolishly wagered is now likely to be lost. Fortunately, he discovers that Justin is actually a good golfer and finagles a quick membership so Justin can play for his team. Justin gains a huge lead but then learns that Louise has lost the engagement ring he gave her and he comes unglued. Justin goes on to lose his lead, and breaks his arm. Bingham is desperate, and the appearance of his wife complicates the matter, as she catches him much too close to Pamela, the sex-starved Vice President of Quail Valley. Can Bingham find a replacement for Justin to win the game, win the wager, and get his life in order?
The cast features Edward Duncan of Elk Grove Village, Kim Green of South Elgin, Scott Neidl of Carol Stream, Henry Honshul and Melynda Benjamin of Elgin, and Miriam Mikhael of Northbrook. The ASL Interpreter for the September 15th show is Andrew Ross of Carpentersville. The play is directed by Frank Del Giudice and is produced by Linda Collins and Edward Duncan.
Performances will be held on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from September 6th to the 22nd at the Kimball Street Theater of the Elgin Academy. Show times are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays and 2pm on Sundays. The theater is located at the northeast corner of Kimball Street and Dundee Avenue in downtown Elgin.
Tickets are $15/adults and $12/seniors and youths. Group rates are available. For reservations or more information, please call 847-741-0532, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elgin-theatre.org. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. This program is funded in part by a grant from the City of Elgin and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission. Ed Duncan
Many of the veterans shown who reside at Windsor Park, a Covenant Retirement Community in Carol Stream, will have their service photo and other memorabilia on display in the community's Centrum beginning Friday, Nov. 8. Intended to honor all veterans, the show is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. until Nov. 15. Windsor Park is located at 124 Windsor Park Drive. Captain Richard Blackburn, first row center, holds a book of his memoirs. He received the French Legion of Honor for valor in one of the main campaigns during WW II in France. Visitors can also view a world map with pushpins designating where each veteran served. Windsor Park residents plan this display each year. Those involved in 2013 are Harman Barnard, Ray Smith, Charlie Ochs, Ralph Weldon, Bill Anderson, Stan Johnson, and Herb Clausen.
For more information, call Windsor Park at (630) 510-5500.
Those pictured (left to right) are:
First row: John Weber, Henry Nelson, Jim McLuskie, Roy Comstock, Clarence Aronson, Eunice Blackburn, Richard Blackburn, Ray Smith, Matt Leonard, Warren Larson, Eugene Young, Donald White, Robert Baptista.
Second row: Bob Muzzy, Howard Headley, Reg Gerig, Len Buck, Dick Rung, Robert Fox, Check Lewis, Clayton Barker, Howard Morey, Wallace Alcorn, Charles Ochs, Stan Yohe, Edward Ayers, Dick Gerig, Jason Johnson, Wayne Cook.
Third row: Bob Doenges, Bill Anderson, David Blomberg, Jim Carr, Bill Taetzsch, Ralph Welton, Stan Johnson, Glenn Heck, George Saunders. Jim Steere
- Justice Joseph E. Birkett, 2nd District Appellate Court, administered the "Pledge of Professionalism" to first-year law students at the Northern Illinois University College of Law on August 14. The "Pledge," where students commit themselves to upholding the highest standards and ideals of the legal profession, is part of the professionalism orientation program organized and sponsored by the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Professionalism. NIU College of Law
- Mount Prospect's very own Lee DeWyze, who won American Idol in 2010, will perform at the Cures Gala event on Oct. 26, benefiting the nonprofit Gateway for Cancer Research. Having lost his grandfather to cancer, Lee is a long-time supporter of cancer research. The musician has generously donated an autographed guitar, an autographed CD and shirt, and two tickets to his upcoming concert in Chicago. These items are being raffled to the public through Oct. 26. Raffle tickets are available for $25 each online at DemandCuresToday.org/Lee Gateway for Cancer Research
Taken Sunday, Sept. 1 in the evening. Steven Santroni
- The work of Bunky Echo-Hawk, Pawnee/Yakama artist from Oklahoma will be featured in the neXt gallery Celebrates Ēkwabet's 25th Birthday Bunky Echo-Hawk
- Scout arrived at Casey's Safe Haven horse rescue in Elburn looking for a new beginning. Scout and other horses and ponies are available for adoption. Please visit www.caseysil.org Alexis
- A crew from Great Impressions, a subsidiary of Sebert Landscaping, gets the Edible Schoolyard at Geneva's Western Ave. Elementary School ready for planting by the students. The planting beds were built by school families, and the hoop house was donated by Great Impressions and Midwest Trading. Christine Esposito
- A crew from Great Impressions, a subsidiary of Sebert Landscaping, was at Geneva's Western Avenue Elementary School recently, adding new touches and getting it ready for planting by the students. Sod between the planting beds, built by school families, will help cushion kneeling gardeners. Great Impressions has been supporting the garden through in-kind contributions. Christine Esposito
- A crew from Great Impressions, a subsidiary of Sebert Landscaping, puts finishing touches on a new hoop house for the Edible Schoolyard at Geneva's Western Ave. Elementary School. Students will soon plant the garden, including heirloom gourds that will grow up and over the hoop house to create a green, leafy tunnel. Christine Esposito
- With help from principal Ron Zeman and parent Jen Kelley, a crew from Sebert Landscaping installs the newly built hoop house at Geneva's Western Avenue Elementary School. The school's 300 children will soon plant the garden. Christine Esposito
- St. Charles East girls tennis team participate in a fundraising carwash for the Northern Illinois Foodbank. Mary Lou Spoerl
- Jamie Youngberg and Emmy Russell with Emmy's dog, Magenta, ask for tips at a recent St. Charles East girls tennis team car wash fundraiser for Northern Illinois Foodbank. Mary Lou Spoerl
- Both the St. Charles North Varsity and Junior Varsity drill teams competed at the Team Dance Illinois State Championship on March 3rd, 2013 at the Civic Center in Peoria and took home 1st place in the Lyrical category for both the Varsity and JV teams. Scott Artman
- This is the 14th year, St.Charles North HS Drill team has taken won a state title in dance. Lori Beaulieu
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