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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vote for name of Arlington Hts./Mt. Prospect dog park Feb 18, 2014 2:00 PM
    The public can now vote for their favorite name for the new dog park planned to open in June as a joint project between the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts. Close to 200 names were submitted by residents and officials have narrowed the submissions down to three: Barkalot Park, Canine Commons or Scentral Park.

  • Find out what was made in Arlington Heights Feb 18, 2014 2:26 PM
    Ever wonder what soda pop, sewing machines, school desks and milk cans have in common? They were all produced in Arlington Heights. Come explore “Made in Arlington Heights,” the Arlington Heights Historical Museum’s exhibition.

  • Arlington Hts. teen job fair hopes for larger business presence Feb 13, 2014 1:44 PM
    The Arlington Heights Youth Commission is teaming up with the Arlington Heights Memorial Library for the village's second annual Teen Job Fair, and officials are hoping this one draws interest from more employers than the first. Nearly 300 teens attended last year's fair looking for jobs, but only 10 employers showed up.

  • Arlington Hts. looking for input on two neighborhood parks Jan 30, 2014 6:21 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District will be upgrading two neighborhood parks, and is looking for residents to share their ideas about what kind of improvements or renovations they would like to see. Carousel Park and Ravel Park will both be upgraded in the near future, the park district recently announced.

  • Westgate students give ideas for new Arlington playgrounds Jan 23, 2014 7:43 AM
    Westgate Elementary School students were asked to help design two playgrounds for the Arlington Heights Park District.

  • Learn to navigate dating in today’s world Jan 20, 2014 8:57 AM
    The Arlington Heights Park District is sponsoring a class where you can find out from a Certified Professional Dating Coach how to instantly get a tidal wave of new dates. This program is being offered 7 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at Arlington Lakes Golf Club, 1211 S. New Wilke Road. Reservations are required.

  • Golfers tell pleasures of Arlington Hts. Chilly Open Jan 18, 2014 8:09 PM
    Golfers took on chilly temperatures, and bowls of fresh chili, on Saturday as the Arlington Heights Park District hosted its annual Chilly Open tournament. John Carroll of Arlington Heights said the reason he comes is to “have good chili and the fellowship of friends.” Willie Mills of Roselle, who was golfing with Harlan Heiber of Arlington Heights, said they wore snowmobile suits to stay warm. With a laugh, he blamed his presence at the event on “peer pressure.”

  • Help name new Arlington Hts., Mount Prospect dog park Jan 16, 2014 4:27 PM
    If you have a witty way with words, the Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect park districts are hoping you can come up with a name for their new playground for pups scheduled to open in June. The park districts are asking residents can submit suggested names Jan. 20 and Feb. 3 for their new shared dog park planned for Melas Park, 1500 W. Central Road.

  • New dog park needs name Jan 15, 2014 1:49 PM
    Park district officials from Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights are asking your help to name the new dog park at Melas Park in Mount Prospect.

  • Arlington Hts., Mt. Prospect residents get in on dog park conversation Jan 10, 2014 12:35 PM
    Residents of both Mount Prospect and Arlington Heights said the preliminary plan for a shared dog park is a good start, but many still have questions about how the rules will be implemented. Plans for a dog park at Melas Park, 1400 W. Central Road, were shared with more than 50 community members. “I'm just thankful this is moving forward; it has been a long time coming,” Arlington Heights resident Phil Webb said.

  • Register for winter Arlington Heights golf outing Jan 2, 2014 5:00 PM
    The Arlington Heights Park District is hosting its annual “Chilly Open” at the Arlington Lakes Gold Club on Jan. 18.

  • Arlington Lakes hosts Chilly Open Jan. 18: Jan 1, 2014 3:57 PM
    Arlington Lakes Golf Club in Arlington Heights hosts its Chilly Open, an annual tradition that pairs up golf with tasty chili, on Saturday, Jan. 18. The $35 fee per person entitles each player to a round of golf, a raffle ticket with a chance to win a special prize, and all the hot chili you can eat. Coffee, beer, and hot chocolate also will be available. Prizes will be awarded to the top players in male, female, and senior divisions.

  • Arlington Hts., Mt. Prospect seek dog park input Jan 2, 2014 10:53 AM
    Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect residents can learn about a dog park planned for Melas Park and give their opinions at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at Central Community Center, 1000 W. Central Road in Mount Prospect. “This is something people have been asking for; for a lot of people dogs are part of the family,” said Maryfran H. Leno, president of the Arlington Heights park board.

  • Nativity scene, anti-religion sign coexist in Arlington Heights park Dec 23, 2013 7:35 AM
    A year after controversy in Arlington Heights about whether or not to allow a Nativity scene on public park property, both the Nativity and a sign with views against religion are coexisting — mainly peacefully — in North School Park this holiday season. “It's worked out very well,” the park district director said of a new policy on such displays.

  • Arlington Heights’ holiday lights spring to life Nov 29, 2013 10:32 PM
    North School Park in Arlington Heights sprang merrily to life Friday afternoon, as tens of thousands of twinkling lights marked the start of the holiday season. Bundled up against the cold, families gathered in the park to take part in the traditional celebration, watching as Mayor Tom Hayes presided over his first village tree lighting.

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