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  • One in One Thousand: Darius Melton, 23, of Chicago and a lifeguard at the Oak Brook Park District Family Aquatic Center, was the recent recipient of the National Golden Guard Award from Ellis and Associates, Inc. Only one in one thousand lifeguards across the nation will ever receive this award. Greg Wooley, Oak Brook Park District

    Oak Brook Park District Lifeguard Receives National Top HonorMar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    Oak Brook Park District is proud to announce that the agency has not only recently been awarded the prestigious Gold International Aquatic Safety Award by international risk management company Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc., but it’s very own lifeguard, Darius Melton, 23, has been recognized as one of the top lifeguards in the nation.

     
  • Lourdes H S Class of 1959Mar 31, 2014 12:00 AM
    High School Reunion

     
  • Mike Blodgett, who is from Batavia but lives in Japan, gets a little tender loving care from his wife, Ikuchan, and their daughter, Olivia. Blodgett went missing for six days while hiking on Mount Omine.

    Batavia man reported missing for 6 days in Japan found Mar 30, 2014 12:00 AM
    A man from Batavia who had been lost on a mountain in Japan for six days has been found. Mike Blodgett, 35, who lives in Japan with his wife and young daughter, came into trouble when he slipped off a trail and down the side of Mount Omine, which he had been hiking alone.

     
  • Custom Furniture on Route 25 in St. Charles is closing because owner Dick Pakan is retiring. “The Unknown Soldier,” which sits out front, was made by his father with trees from the property in 1976. He is for sale if someone is interested. The head alone weighs 500 pounds, Pakan said.

    Elburn firefighters open pizza joint in GenevaMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Dave Heun talks to the general manager of Firehouse Pizza and Grill, one of Geneva's newest establishments. Elburn firefighters Michael and Christine Huneke are the owners.

     
  • Batavia plans fun for Earth Hour Saturday nightMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    Batavia has a two-hour celebration planned for Earth Hour Saturday night. The annual observance is meant to raise awareness about the environmental health of the planet. In Batavia, you can get a massage, have a portrait taken, view the stars, do yoga by candlelight and more.

     
  • Songs of Illinois’ state bird, the cardinal, herald the coming of spring.

    On pelicans, pests and leaves: Answers to some recently asked questionsMar 29, 2014 12:00 AM
    From birds to oak trees and beetles, anything goes in the FAQ department here at the Forest Preserve District of Kane County nature center. Finding answers to questions is one of the most fun parts of being a naturalist. Here naturalist Valerie Blaine offers answers to some of the questions recently asked.

     
  • Renz Center Supports Alcohol-Free Weekend Mar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    April is National Alcohol Awareness month. Renz Addiction Counseling Center is encouraging residents to participate in a community-wide three day Alcohol-free Weekend April 4-6.

     
  • Auditions for Nomad Theatre CompanyMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Nomad Theatre Company will hold auditions for "Hair," the young adults summer musical. It is for those who have completed ninth grade to college. The auditions will be from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 1, or 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 2.

     
  • John O’Leary to bring inspiring message of confidence and hope to The HolmstadMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    Burned over 98 percent of his body and expecting to die at the age of 9 in 1987, John O'Leary recovered and became a change agent of hope and overcoming adversity. On Tuesday, April 1 at 2 p.m., O'Leary will celebrate the triumph of the human spirit in his presentation "Rising Above Overwhelming Odds" at The Holmstad, a faith-based, nonprofit, continuing care retirement community in Batavia, and operated by Covenant Retirement Communities.

     
  • GodStage offers children’s theater classesMar 28, 2014 12:00 AM
    GodStage is all about building self-esteem and core values through family-friendly performing arts.

     
  • Alyce Van Acker

    Sharing Color: Forty Years of Painting Mar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Honoring the painter for her talents as well as recognizing her years as a devoted art teacher all comes into play for Batavia artist Alyce Van Acker’s upcoming solo show in the Kavanagh Gallery at Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles.

     
  • Crown Service Systems Joins A Non ProfitMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Crown Service Systems Donating Free House Cleaning to Women With Cancer

     
  • Mayor A. George Pradel joins Dolly McCarthy at the March 21 celebration in her honor at the Chicago Marriott Naperville.

    Dolly McCarthy honored by Naperville mayorMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Mayor A. George Pradel proclaimed Friday, March 21, as “Dolly McCarthy Day” in Naperville, recognizing the Northern Illinois University alumna’s years of service to the Naperville area and nonprofit organizations.

     
  • Join Green Tomato Grocery Co-op’s Community ConversationMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Green Tomato Grocery Co-op is a grocery store owned by its members, providing foods that are locally grown, organic, fresh and responsibly produced. A Community Conversation will be from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at Batavia Public Library.

     
  • Bishop David J. Malloy

    Diocese of Rockford launches ‘Be Reconciled’ during LentMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    Recognizing the need for God’s grace and forgiveness in the lives of Catholics, the Diocese of Rockford is launching “Be Reconciled,” an initiative to make the Sacrament of Reconciliation more available this Lenten season.

     
  • Kids can sign up for theater group’s programMar 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    GodStage, sponsored by SELF, offers classes for second- to eighth-graders, all about building self-esteem and core values through family-friendly performing arts.

     
  • Pat Branson, who grew up in Batavia, is now mayor of Kodiak, Alaska

    Not only did she move to Kodiak, Alaska, she became mayorMar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Kodiak, Alaska, is a long way from Batavia, Illinois. But Pat Branson, who is in her second term as Kodiak's mayor, says growing up in Batavia gave her the foundation she needed to become a community leader.

     
  • Batavia yoga teacher featured in book, ‘Conversations With Modern Yogis’Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    Longtime area yoga teacher, Linda Karl, founder of Metta Yoga in Batavia, is featured in the newly published book, "Conversations With Modern Yogis." It includes the conversation she had with Zubin Schroff in 2011 when he drove cross country to interview various well-known and lesser known yoga masters of America.

     
  • Elgin Junior Service Board to host its 30th production of ‘Follies’ April 26Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Junior Service Board, an 82-year-old organization, will host its 30th production of "Follies" on Saturday, April 26, at Holiday Inn in Elgin.

     
  • The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva

    Geneva church supports social justice in 2013 with over $32,000Mar 26, 2014 12:00 AM
    In 2013, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva donated over $32,000 to organizations and activities that address social justice.

     
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