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  • DuPage troops celebrating Girl Scouts' 100th anniversary Nov 15, 2011 3:21 PM
    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 5:13 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.

  • Lisle honors residents with Character Counts awards Nov 7, 2011 6:33 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 earns Earth Flag with ongoing efforts, new initiatives Oct 1, 2011 11:24 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.

  • Teachers spend institute days gathering, sharing ideas Sep 24, 2011 8:54 AM
    Just when parents settle into a new school year, along comes a teacher institute day and the family schedule needs to shift to make sure children are engaged and safe on their day off from school. So, why have teacher institute days? Do teachers get the day off, too? Quite the opposite. Teachers go to school because, to be an effective teacher, learning never stops.

  • Daughters of American Revolution preserve history, foster patriotism Sep 10, 2011 8:45 AM
    Women were not allowed to engage in politics or enlist in the military during the American Revolution, but that didn’t stop them — then or now — from being an integral part of history. Today, os a cornerstone of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Our Joan Broz looks at a local chapter's efforts.

  • Lisle collector preserves history in postcards Aug 29, 2011 11:34 AM
    In the age of texting and social media, the idea of sending a postcard may seem antiquated. But our Joan Broz talks with collecting authority Susan Brown Nicholson, who says we may be losing a bit of history. “It is sad that what was once recorded for us to read and enjoy even 100 years later is being lost in the airwaves in current times,” Nicholson said.

  • Lisle High School teacher takes on new role to help students improve Aug 12, 2011 3:49 PM
    When Lisle High School opens for the new school year, among the changes its students will find is an interventionist specialist. Former math teacher Jen Pomatto will be known as the “problem solving coach.”

  • Suburban vets discover they flew on same WWII B-17 Aug 2, 2011 11:53 AM
    West suburban vets Kenneth Chapek and Douglas “Mike” Hitzeroth each flew a B-17 named The Biggast Bird in World War II, but they didn't meet until 1986. Now friends, together they share details of The Biggast Bird and what it was like to fly during WWII.

  • Patriotism thrives along fallen soldier’s funeral procession Jul 16, 2011 8:43 AM
    U.S. Army Pfc. Michael C. Olivieri, 26, died serving his country in Iraq. As his funeral procession passed, Americans of all ages lined the route with flags and hand-made signs to honor the fallen hero.

  • DuPage park districts organize teen texting contest Jul 9, 2011 11:05 AM
    Teens account for a good portion of the millions who text daily, so why not put those skills to the test? A texting competition is among the first events for teens organized jointly by the park districts serving Lisle, Westmont, Woodridge, Bolingbrook and Downers Grove.

  • Cavaliers bring drum corps competition to Lisle Jun 20, 2011 9:24 AM
    An exciting spectacle of sight, sound and movement will fill the Village of Lisle-Benedictine University Sports Complex on Sunday, June 26, when eight drum and bugle corps roll into town to compete.

  • Lisle Garden Gait tours private gardens Jun 4, 2011 9:32 AM
    Lisle's Garden Gait opens four private gardens for visitors to walk through and be inspired by. The event, organized by the Lisle Woman's Club, is Sunday, June 12.

  • DuPage’s Sharing Connections marks 25 years of giving May 17, 2011 3:10 PM
    It started 25 years ago with the donation of a single crib to a family in need. Now, Sharing Connections Furniture Bank has given away 2,717 cribs and countless other items as it confronts poverty through the goodness of donors and generous volunteers.

  • Lisle celebrates its Pillar Award winners May 14, 2011 11:42 AM
    Lisle's Character Counts Alliance residents who put others first and help the community. Seven individuals and one group will receive Pillar Awards Monday.

  • Morton Arboretum art exhibit celebrates tree forms Apr 26, 2011 9:27 AM
    A diverse selection of 11 artists from around the world will interpret their feelings in ways beyond limbs and leaves, unrestricted by the dimensions of a frame in “Nature Unframed: Art at the Arboretum.” The contemporary art exhibit will run at the outdoor museum from May 20 to Nov. 27.

  • DuPage groups observe Civil War anniversary Apr 16, 2011 2:23 PM
    To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, events all over the country will commemorate the sesquicentennial through the next four years. Local and state museums and organizations are offering a range of events and exhibits.

  • Money Smart classes coming to DuPage Mar 26, 2011 3:25 PM
    Money Smart Week in April features more than 500 classes, seminars and programs aimed at helping people improve their financial savvy.

  • Lisle firefighters REACH out to kids with books Mar 7, 2011 1:48 PM
    The Lisle-Woodridge Fire District is at the forefront of a new program in Illinois called “With Wings and a Halo — REACH a Child,” which gives books to children in emergency situations.

  • Libraries introduce readers to ‘Zeitoun' and life in New Orleans Feb 7, 2011 10:04 AM
    Ten libraries band together for the Big Read 2011 to introduce patrons to Dave Eggers' nonfiction "Zeitoun" about weathering Hurricane Katrina, with events exploring life in New Orleans. And for the first time, the program contains a children's component.

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