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  • Party helps Lisle parents celebrate start of school Sep 2, 2014 9:34 AM
    As a mom with four children, Debbie Pawlowicz knew her youngest's first full day of school was something she should celebrate -- with her friends. The event has grown into Lisle's annual First Full Day of School Party, still hosted by Pawlowicz. Our Joan Broz says the event is a chance for parents to celebrate, to reconnect after the summer and to share advice between the more experienced parents and those with younger children.

     
  • Benedictine sponsoring Night Out against crime Aug 1, 2014 1:24 PM
    Benedictine University’s observance of National Night Out on Tuesday promises to blend the feel of a block party with some important safety tips for folks of all ages. The observance — held on the same night as Night Out events in communities throughout the region — will run from 5 to 8 p.m. and feature food, hayrides, free raffles, a bounce house, children’s games and plenty of giveaways. “We wanted to put a little twist on Night Out for the community to meet and interact with first-responders in a non-threating situation,” Benedictine University police Chief Michael Salatino said.

     
  • SEASPAR brings special recreation programs to Lisle rec center Jul 3, 2014 12:38 PM
    SEASPAR was in need of space to offer special parks and recreation programs to children and adults in 11 communities. A 2,000-square-foot addition to the Lisle Park District's Recreation Center opened in May, giving SEASPAR a dedicated space for a sensory room as well as general programs.

     
  • Lisle Woman’s Club sponsors annual Garden Gait Walk Jun 18, 2014 8:53 AM
    Gardens tended by families who love their yards are the highlight of this year’s Lisle Woman’s Club annual Garden Gait Walk. The homeowners are weed-pulling, dirt-under-the-fingernails, farmer-tanned connoisseurs who have a passion to make their little corners of world beautiful. Garden Gait visitors will be able to tour six diverse gardens from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 22, in and adjacent Lisle.

     
  • Lisle volunteers say Peace Corps changed them Apr 4, 2014 1:37 PM
    A week set aside to inspire, recognize and encourage, National Volunteer Week is April 6 to 13. The week serves as a reminder that everyone can make a difference. President John F. Kennedy saw the opportunities when he challenged young Americans in 1961 to ask, “what you can do for your country?” Within weeks of his inauguration, Kennedy established the Peace Corps hopeful that trained Americans with skilled manpower could be sent to foreign countries to foster world peace.

     
  • Local volunteers help pros make sense of the weather Mar 3, 2014 8:27 AM
    There's no denying this winter's been a doozy, and more than 60 volunteers in DuPage County are helping weather officials keep track of our snowfall by recording and reporting daily precipitation through the CoCoRaHS Network. Our Joan Broz takes a look at how the amateur weather observers make a difference in how the pros understand and predict the weather.

     
  • Lisle Library adapting to strengthen connections with patrons Jan 30, 2014 1:53 PM
    Local libraries connect patrons to an array of information, technology and learning resources. “If done right, a local library can be the heartbeat of a community,” said Janice Del Negro, associate professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest. And Director Shannon Halikias says that's the goal for Lisle Library as it connects with patrons in new ways.

     
  • Santa and Mrs. Claus highlight weekend of holiday festivities Dec 4, 2013 11:42 AM
    The winning combination of having both Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus talk to little boys and girls is what distinguishes a visit to Once Upon a Christmas in Lisle. “Both I and Mrs. Claus always look forward to coming to Once Upon a Christmas because we can take all the time that is needed for each child or groups of children,” Santa Claus said.

     
  • Lisle math students find inspiration in Frank Lloyd Wright Nov 18, 2013 1:13 PM
    Creativity flows in Patricia Hurt’s academically talented math class at Schiesher School in Lisle. The room buzzes as fifth-grade students mount heavy paper walls upon desk-sized grid paper to replicate the house each designed following their study of architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The class is participating in the “Build it Wright” program, directed by the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust.

     
  • Nonprofit ClaySpace offers artists new home in Lisle Oct 15, 2013 8:36 AM
    ClaySpace welcomes inventive and creative people of all ages to its new Lisle location. Patrons will want to check out the artistic business regularly to take pottery classes, view its art gallery or purchase a piece of ceramics. The nonprofit ceramic studio recently celebrated its grand opening in Lisle. “The sky is almost the limit in our new facilities,” said artist Sue Borghesi, marketing chairman.

     
  • Guild raffles quilt created by 40 members at show for charity Sep 10, 2013 1:23 PM
    In college administration for 31 years, longtime Lisle resident Judy Pacanowski never dabbled in quilting when she worked full time. So, our Joan Broz says, it is amazing Pacanowski designed the quilt that headlines this year’s Faithful Circle Quilters Quilt Show.

     
  • Wheaton dental clinic helps keep those in need smiling Aug 19, 2013 1:43 PM
    Good, basic dental care for an underserved population is at the heart of a new dental clinic with Lisle connections.

     
  • Eyes to the Skies features chances for kids to play, explore Jul 2, 2013 12:00 PM
    Children of all ages will find oodles of fun things to do at fair prices this Independence Day holiday in Lisle. Grab your camera, get ready for music and bring the family to savor some summer bliss. A must to include is Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies Festival, running Wednesday to Saturday, July 3 to 6, and concluding with a carnival-only day on Sunday, July 7.

     
  • Lisle garden walk showcases private yards and landscaping trends Jun 20, 2013 9:34 AM
    With cool temperatures and gentle, penetrating rains at the end of many days, gardeners are as happy as kids in a candy store this year. Even nongardeners could appreciate the prolonged show of flowering spring trees, shrubs and bulbs. The 2013 Lisle Woman's Club Garden Gait Walk will offer gardeners and nongardeners alike a feast for the senses with its selection of six unique gardens on its annual tour Sunday, June 23.

     
  • St. Joan of Arc students help teachers prepare for NASA microgravity experiements Jun 3, 2013 4:34 PM
    The students and teachers at St. Joan of Arc school in Lisle are taking science to new heights thanks to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas, our Joan Broz says. The elementary and junior high school is one of only seven schools nationwide selected this year to participate in the Reduced Gravity Education Flight Program. This summer four St. Joan teachers will travel to Texas, where they’ll be able to conduct experiments in an airplane flying to simulate low-gravity situations.

     
  • Lisle leaders offer life advice for May graduates May 6, 2013 8:27 AM
    As graduates count down the days that remain to the end of school, former graduates respond to two imminent questions: What is the best advice you ever received as a graduate? What is the best advice you offer graduates?" Our Joan Broz pts the questions to a range of Lisle leaders.

     
  • Daybreak helps homeless families get back on their feet Apr 22, 2013 9:22 AM
    Bringing hope and housing to homeless families has been the primary goal of Daybreak of Lisle since its inception. The nonprofit charity helps families with children become self-sufficient by mentoring their progress while giving them a place to call home. To date, the volunteers have helped 80 guest families learn to be independent, to budget for their needs, to provide for their children and to take pride in their success. "From the beginning, the hardest hurdle to overcome was our fears," co-founder Mary Ellyn Durbin said.

     
  • Chorus of DuPage quartets deliver singing valentines Feb 11, 2013 4:31 PM
    For an unforgettable gift that expresses "I love you," our Joan Broz suggests sending a singing valentine this year to give a gift more memorable than a heart-shaped box of candy "You see four guys coming in tuxes carrying a rose and people are amazed," said John Morrison, lead singer for one of the Chorus of DuPage quartets that delivers singing valentines.

     
  • Broda sings Lisle’s praises as business destination Jan 28, 2013 1:22 PM
    Mayor Joe Broda, the longest continuously serving public official in Lisle's history, reflected on the village's major accomplishments and outlined his goals for the coming year during his recent State of the Village address. Broda, who is running unopposed for re-election. Speaking to about 100 members of the Lisle Area Chamber of Commerce, Broda was introduced by chamber President and CEO Tom Althoff as "the biggest cheerleader we have."

     
  • Lisle volunteers work to rescue, adopt out pets Dec 9, 2012 6:10 AM
    If compassion was all it took to place every cuddly kitten or playful pup into a permanent home, Waifs and Strays Animal Rescue would have it easy. The all-volunteer group has plenty of care and concern for homeless animals. Even so the organization also needs volunteers, foster homes and donations. "We are a small shelter, so it is hard for us to get our word out," rescue volunteer Donna Finch said.

     
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