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  • ‘Odds and Ends’ showcases Arlington museum’s seldom-seen pieces Jun 24, 2014 4:04 PM
    “Odd and Ends,” can be viewed from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday, through Sept. 21, in the museum’s Heritage Gallery, 112 W. Fremont St., Arlington Heights.

  • Melas Park’s bark park now open Jun 21, 2014 7:36 PM
    Dogs in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect finally have their own park with Saturday mornings grand opening of Canine Commons in a portion of Melas Park. Canine Commons is nearly two acres in the northwest corner of the park and includes three areas — one for large dogs, one for small/medium dogs and a third to be used when one of the other two is undergoing maintenance.

  • Excitement high over Canine Commons dog park Jun 11, 2014 5:54 PM
    Canine Commons, the dog park being built at Melas Park in Mount Prospect, will have its grand opening on June 21. Interest in the new doggie area is high, as evidenced by the fact that the 500 memberships offered sold out in weeks. The project is a joint effort between the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts.

  • State baseball championship in Arlington Hts. a tribute to coach of 61 years Jun 11, 2014 3:20 PM
    Lloyd Meyer is beginning his 61st season coaching the baseball team sponsored by Arlington Heights American Legion Post 208. Over his long career, the team has had eight state championships. And a number of players who made it to the Major Leagues cite him as their inspiration. I am extraordinarily grateful that 50 years ago he gave me the chance to play for him,” says a senior vice president of the New York Yankees.

  • Arlington Hts. Picnit in the Park June 6 Jun 4, 2014 3:34 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District formally starts its summer season with Picnic in the Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, at North School Park, Arlington Heights Road and Eastman Street, a few blocks north of Northwest Highway.

  • Arlington Heights Park District Gets Wet With New CrossFit Class At Recreation Park Jun 2, 2014 7:42 AM
    Registration is now open for an innovative new class offered by the Arlington Heights Park District and Elite Athletic Development | CrossFit Arlington Heights that combines CrossFit with swimming.

  • Pools get ready to open this weekend, next May 23, 2014 5:17 PM
    Pools are filled with water all over the suburbs as park districts prepare for another summer at water parks and neighborhood pools. Some open Saturday; others open next weekend.

  • Arlington Heights Park District to allow grilling May 21, 2014 5:48 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District will allow grilling in designated areas of nine parks this summer. “The grilling areas were enhanced and improved to make sure people have more options,” park district Superintendent of Marketing and Communications Anita Pacheco said.

  • Sharing the same path not the answer May 19, 2014 5:01 AM
    Letter to the editor: Larry J. Powitz walks the path at Lake Arlington and is adamant that while the new rules will help, as long as walkers and bicycles share the path, the danger remains

  • New Tour Hours Announced at the Historical Museum May 15, 2014 2:21 PM
    The Arlington Heights Historical Museum collects and preserves significant materials related to our past, and shares them through educational and recreational activities that promote community heritage and pride. The Museum Complex is comprised of five buildings at the northwest corner of Vail and Fremont: the 1882 Müller House, the coach house, the 1906 Soda Pop Factory building, the 1908 Banta House, and a replica 1830s log house. Tours of the complex are led by volunteer docents at 2:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Group tours are available by appointment. Tour fees are $4 for adults and $2 for children ages 3-14.

  • Arlington Hts. Historical Society new Farmers Market manager May 12, 2014 3:35 PM
    The Arlington Heights Farmers Market has a new market manager, but maintains the same balance of foods and products. The Arlington Heights Historical Society will operate the 15th annual Farmers Market in the parking lot right across the street from the Museum, at the corner of Vail and Fremont, from 7:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. every Saturday, June 7 through October 18.

  • Arlington Heights leaders host “community conversation” May 5, 2014 5:46 PM
    Officials from Arlington Heights’ library, park district, school districts and other governing bodies got together last week to discuss the state of affairs in the village during the first of what’s expected to become an annual “State of the Village: A Community Conversation.”

  • Lake Arlington path changes start with new season Apr 30, 2014 7:10 AM
    Permanent changes to the path at Lake Arlington in Arlington Heights will be in place as the summer season opens May 1 - all in response to last year's deadly pedestrian versus bicycle accident. According to park district officials, when the boat house opens at Lake Arlington on Thursday, May 1, bikers and walkers will still be separated on the lakefront path.

  • Arlington Heights celebrates Arbor Day Apr 25, 2014 6:33 PM
    Arlington Heights celebrated Arbor Day on Friday with help from students at St. James Elementary School. After singing two songs about trees, several students helped village and park district officials plant a new tree at Recreation Park on Friday morning. “We might grow up, we might move away and we might come back, but the trees are always going to be here,” said Mary Fran Leno, park board president.

  • Is the Arlington Heights Historical Museum Haunted? Apr 24, 2014 7:24 AM
    Yes, we investigated the buildings here at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum! Join us on Friday, May 16, at 7:00 p.m. as we discuss methods used to find answers and investigate alleged cases of paranormal or unexplained activity. The discussion will include methods for gathering data during an investigation, how the data is reviewed to determine if any paranormal data was captured, or if these experiences are natural/environmental, man-made, or indeed paranormal. Then take a tour of our two historic homes after dark. This program benefits the Arlington Heights Historical Society. Fee is $15, $10 for Society Members. Register at or call 847-255-1225. Located at 110 W. Fremont, the Arlington Heights Historical Museum is a five-building complex, including the 1882 home of F. W. Müller, the 1908 Banta House, a Coach House, and Log Cabin. These buildings and their contents tell the story of Arlington Heights over the last 150 years.

  • Mt. Prospect seeks OK from sanitary district for dog park Apr 24, 2014 6:09 PM
    The Mount Prospect Park District recently learned that it needs approval from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago before building a dog park at Melas Park, which is on land MWRD owns. Park District Executive Director Greg Kuhs said securing approval shouldn't delay the planned June 21 opening of the dog park.

  • Arlington Heights Historical Society’s 21st Annual House Walk and Tea Apr 18, 2014 7:26 AM
    The Arlington Heights Historical Society presents the 21st Annual House Walk and Tea on Sunday, June 8, 2014, from 12-5pm. Spend a lovely summer afternoon visiting five architecturally significant homes in the Arlington Heights community and enjoy a delightful tea with sweets, finger sandwiches and entertainment by the Field Twin Harps. Registration fees are $30, $25 for Society members. Tea is an additional $15. Participants may register in person at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont, Tuesday through Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.; at the Heritage Gallery, 112 W. Fremont, Friday through Sunday, 1:30 until 4:30 p.m. Credit card purchases can be made online by visiting or by calling 847.255.1225.

  • Arlington Hts. planning Arbor Day celebration, art contest Apr 8, 2014 4:52 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District, Village of Arlington Heights and students from St. James Elementary School will be celebrating Arbor Day with a special event on Friday, April 25, at Recreation Park, 500 E. Miner St.

  • Shadow Puppet Workhop at Arlington Heights Historical Museum Mar 28, 2014 7:43 AM
    Shadow Puppet Workshop at Historical Museum What to do with all those overhead projectors shoved in the back storage closet? Shadow puppets!!! Participants will learn how to use overhead projectors to create shadow puppetry by building specialized slides and experimenting with different materials and shadow techniques. They will also have the opportunity to perform short skits at the end of class. Workshop is conducted by Kat Pleviak, Artistic Director of Sea Beast Puppet Company in Chicago. Perfect for early childhood educators, elementary school teachers and librarians. Certificate for two hours Gateway training credit will be given at the end of the workshop. Shadow Puppets Workshop is Tuesday, April 15, 7-9 pm, at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Fee is $25; preregistration is required, program #1270-3 online at or in person at any park district registration office. For more information, call the museum at 847-255-1225.

  • Mt. Prospect/Arlington Hts. dog park named 'Canine Commons' Mar 13, 2014 2:44 PM
    It's official! The name of the new dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect is Canine Commons. The nearly 2-acre dog park is a joint venture between Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights park districts and the grand opening will be in June.

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