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  •  Lisle’s John Huff estimates his diverse collection has 5,000 pieces, ranging from local to national elections.

    Lisle’s John Huff enjoys collecting political memorabilia Oct 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lisle's John Huff has been collecting political memorabilia for more than 50 years and, as far as his collecting is concerned, he's far less interested in who wins a race than he is in who has the coolest stuff. If you're looking for presidential campaign materials, he says, the easiest to find are from Richard Nixon's races. The toughest? Harry Truman's campaigns. Here's why.

     
  • At Lisle’s Depot Days, you can sample pies and other baked treats from the Netzley Yender House summer kitchen.

    Lisle’s Depot Days invites visitors to get hands-on with history Sep 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Visitors will connect with history in a variety of fun and hands-on opportunities at the 28th annual Lisle Depot Days. New this year is a three-course luncheon featuring favorite recipes of three Civil War generals such as bean soup, shepherd pie and bread pudding. Festivities run Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16, at the Museums at Lisle Station Park.

     
  • Home Depot volunteers to improve Lisle VFW Sep 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    Troops of volunteers will descend upon the Ross Bishop VFW Post 5696 on Tuesday, Sept. 11. The Lisle VFW received a $12,000 grant from the Home Depot Foundation's Celebration of Service to build an outdoor classroom/deck to benefit its veterans. Our Joan Broz tells us what will happen.

     
  •  Hula dancers and participants in the hula days workshops perform for the public during the three-day event in September.

    Hula Days brings Hawaiian culture to Lisle Aug 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    The rhythmic tones of a strumming ukulele will connect Hawaiians and visitors at Hawaiian Hula Days presented by the Hula Association of the Midwest. In its sixth year, the nonprofit organization promotes the Hawaiian culture, values and traditions. This year's hula days are Friday to Sunday, Sept. 7 to 9, at the Wyndam Lisle. "Everyone is welcome to join us," association President Kathy Griep said.

     
  • Block parties help neighbors become friends Aug 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Across communities, block parties bring people out of their homes to mingle with neighbors and develop friendships. You may already chat at the mailbox, wave as you drive down your street and offer to remove flyers scattered by the front door for a vacationing neighbor. However, our Joan Broz says a block party is still one of the best ways to get to know all your neighbors within the shortest amount of time.

     
  • The USA Masters Track and Field Championships are coming to Lisle the first weekend of August, bringing top-notch athletes and competitors 30 and older who want to test themselves on the track at Benedictine University.

    Masters outdoor track championships sprint into LisleJul 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    With Olympic fever in the air, the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex plans to stage an event of national prominence. No need to book a flight to London, the USA Masters Outdoor Track and Field Championships are coming to Lisle. "If people want to see the best, most fit adult athletes in the world competing and breaking records, then come to the meet," said Bob Weiner, spokesman for the Masters Championships.

     
  •  Serena’s Song bears a distinctive logo of a person in a wheelchair with a red heart. The wheelchair-accessible hot air balloon offers free tethered rides to children and adults with disabilities while it visits Lisle’s Eyes to the Skies festival.

    Serena’s Song gives those with special needs an experience of a lifetime Jun 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Serena's Song, the nation's first wheelchair-accessible hot air balloon, creates magical experiences for everyone lucky enough to ride in its gondola. Each year, Serena's Song and SEASPAR team up to register special-needs participants for a free tethered ride at the Lisle Eyes to the Skies Festival. "I tell others if you want to experience some cool sights, try to be brave and go for it," said Molly Sosnowski, of Lisle, a Special Olympian who won a silver medal in alpine skiing in Nagano, Japan, in 2005.

     
  •  The Honor Flight Chicago trip includes a visit to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., where veterans and visitors see a color guard ceremony.

    Lisle WWII veterans visit D.C. memorial on Honor Flights Jun 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Honor Flight Chicago program has always been about thanking veterans for their war time service. It is about transporting heroes to Washington, D.C., to visit and experience firsthand their memorials. With words such as "incredible," "meaningful" and "overwhelming," five Lisle WWII veterans describe to our Joan Broz a trip of a lifetime each will never forget.

     
  • Lisle residents and members of Ross Bishop VFW Post 5696 are joining forces this week to preserve the true meaning of Memorial Day.

    Lisle, VFW working to preserve meaning of Memorial Day May 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lisle residents and members of Ross Bishop VFW Post 5696 are joining forces to ensure the true meaning of Memorial Day isn't lost during the approaching holiday weekend. "Memorial Day, to me, is remembering all those who have sacrificed," said retired Army Reserve Col. Brett Nila, commander of the VFW Lisle post. Nila will speak at a Memorial Day ceremony.

     
  • Lisle’s Dragonfly Landing and PrairieWalk Pond recently received an award for environmental stewardship.

    PrairieWalk Pond and Dragonfly Landing bring nature into downtown Lisle May 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    The best cities often feature sprawling parks. There's Central Park amid the skyscrapers of New York City. And in Chicago, of course, there's Lincoln Park with its zoo and acres of green space. So our Joan Broz says it's not a surprise that a town like Lisle would use the same concept, scaled to the size of the community. PrairieWalk Pond and Dragonfly Landing are the village's oasis on the west side of downtown.

     
  • The solitary bur oak will be home to a hideaway with a secret entrance as part of the Morton Arboretum’s “Tree House Tales” exhibit opening in June.

    Morton Arboretum exhibit lets trees tell their talesApr 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    When you treasure trees the way the Morton Arboretum does, it seems natural to add a half-dozen tree houses for a touch of whimsy. "Tree House Tales" will open in June. "We want to give our visitors another reason to celebrate the amazing stories that trees have to tell," said Sue Wagner, arboretum vice-president of education and information.

     
  • “The Paris Wife” by Paula McLain introduces readers to a young Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. It is this year's Big Read selection at 10 suburban libraries. McLain will come to Willowbrook in May to discuss the work with her fans.

    ‘The Paris Wife' introduces Big Read fans to a young Hemingway Mar 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Author Paula McLain, who penned "The Paris Wife," this year's Big Read selection at 10 area libraries, will talk about her novel on May 3 in Willowbrook. The story introduces readers to a young Ernest Hemingway and his first wife, Hadley. Also check out the video of McLain talking about her novel.

     
  • This is the main entrance to the all-male St. Procopius Academy, later renamed Benet Academy when it opened to the female students of Sacred Heart Academy.

    Lisle's Benet Academy celebrating 125 years of education Feb 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    On the Benet Academy school calendar this year, Founders' Day will encompass a whole week and impact its year. Friday, March 2, is the 125th birthday of the college preparatory, Catholic high school in Lisle. The celebrations promise an inspiring start to the future, our Joan Broz says.

     
  •  A week after Bernice and Dick McKillip were married, he was shipped out to serve in the Army during World War II.

    Lisle couples share stories of lasting love Feb 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Dick and Bernice McKillip like to celebrate Valentine’s Day by sharing a box of candy. Paul and Audry Girard enjoy a nice dinner together to celebrate Valentine's Day and Audry's birthday. Our Joan Broz talks with the couples about the traditions and more that have strengthened their relationships through six decades or more of marriage.

     
  • Four Lakes Alpine Sports in Lisle has opened all five trails on the ski hill, thanks to last week's snow.

    Four Lakes Ski Hill offers sports, lessons, special events Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Last week's fresh snow on top of layers of solid packed machine-made snow was like frosting on a cake to the folks who flock to the popular Four Lakes Alpine Snowsports ski hill in Lisle each winter. The fresh layer of natural snow opened all five trails.

     
  • A model railroad display is just one of the holiday traditions the Lisle Heritage Society embraces in the annual Once Upon a Christmas celebration, part of a weekend of festivities that includes the village’s tree-lighting and luminaria display.

    Lisle celebrates with two days of Christmas traditionsDec 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    Holiday traditions are part of the charm of Once Upon a Christmas. Guests may taste fresh gingerbread, make paper chains, smell apple pies baking and, of course, visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. The two-day free event is part of a package of activities that begin with the Lisle Christmas Parade at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

     
  • Girl Scouts founder Juliette Gordon Low awards the Golden Eaglet to a Girl Scout in 1919. Low began the organization in March 1912 to encourage girls to explore their world.

    DuPage troops celebrating Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary Nov 15, 2011 12:00 AM
    While celebrating its first 100 years, the Girl Scouts of the United States of America can look back with satisfaction while planning a promising future, our Joan Broz writes. “The national organization is constantly reassessing the girls' needs to make sure we stay relevant,” said Gwen Ferguson, vice president of volunteer services for our region. Throughout its first century, Girl Scouts' mission remains constant: to encourage girls to be confident, courageous and of good character to leave the world a better place.

     
  • DuPage museum celebrates Girl Scouts’ history, collects girls’ stories Nov 14, 2011 12:00 AM
    DuPage County Historical Museum celebrates the Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary with an exhibit looking at the past and gathering stories from local Girl Scouts.

     
  •  Kathy Brock, who will receive a Lisle Character Counts Alliance Pillar Award for caring, greets parents and children with a smile whatever the weather as she crosses them safely to Schiesher Elementary School and Lisle Junior High.

    Lisle honors residents with Character Counts awards Nov 7, 2011 12:00 AM
    Building a community of character is the basis of the Lisle Community Character Alliance, our Joan Broz writes. Today the organization will honor three individuals and one group making Lisle better - one act of kindness at a time.

     
  •  Lisle’s village hall was built with green practices in mind, including landscaping with native plants and reusing office furniture. Such efforts have earned the village several honors for being environmentally friendly.

    Lisle earns Earth Flag with ongoing efforts, new initiatives Oct 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    There is a new flag flying over Lisle Village Hall - a pristine planet Earth centered on a blue field representing the universe. The village earned the Earth Flag in recognition of its community-wide recycling, sustainability and environmental projects and practices.

     
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