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  • Carriage rides added to Dickens in Dundee festival Dec 2, 2014 3:08 PM
    The Dickens in Dundee festival may look easy and fun to put together every year, but it takes an army of volunteers and a dozen groups to make sure things go as smoothly as weather permits. The parade, the living windows, the breakfasts, the carriage rides and the gingerbread house-making festivities need coordinators, time and space. The Christmas tree lighting ceremonies in East and West Dundee need preparation along with dozens of cookies that will be served.

     
  • FISH Food Pantry hopes for turkey donations Nov 12, 2014 2:50 PM
    This Thanksgiving, don’t expect to receive a frozen turkey from volunteers at the Carpentersville-based FISH Food Pantry. For the second year, the holiday’s centerpiece will not be given to needy families, said Mary Graziano, FISH president.

     
  • Set afire or swept away: How the Dundees handle fallen leaves Oct 29, 2014 1:29 PM
    Pretty leaves don’t stay pretty for long. Once they fall from the trees, they lose their awe and create work for homeowners who have to rake and dispose of them. In East and West Dundee, homeowners have options to make their fallen leaves go away.

     
  • Dundee Township Rotary to throw special Halloween party Oct 22, 2014 1:54 PM
    For the last 15 years, Dundee Township Rotary Club members have been hosting a Halloween party for disabled and terminally ill people. Many who have attended were children, but some special needs adults have also enjoyed the festivities.

     
  • New fire house to be dedicated Saturday Oct 1, 2014 2:23 PM
    Gerard Dziuba reports on the new East Dundee fire station, which will host an open house starting at 10 a.m. Saturday.

     
  • East Dundee takes a bigger role in Heritage Fest Sep 10, 2014 5:45 AM
    With East Dundee taking more of an active role in Heritage Fest, the three-day eventl, which starts Friday, Sept. 12, and spans both East and West Dundee, will be full of international food, more regional and local entertainment, and history lessons.

     
  • Sleepy Hollow corn roast will benefit Special Olympics Aug 7, 2014 5:01 AM
    The Northern Fox Valley has a chance to give the Special Olympics Illinois a financial shot in the arm by attending the annual corn roast at Randy’s Vegetable Stand in Sleepy Hollow on Sunday, Aug. 10.

     
  • Repairs planned for West Dundee fountain Jul 16, 2014 3:08 PM
    The fountain in West Dundee’s Grafelman Park will flow again. Village officials do not know when, but they hope it will be before Heritage Fest in September.

     
  • East Dundee to redevelop village hall, former firehouse Jul 10, 2014 6:06 AM
    The lights are off at 115 Third St., the old East Dundee firehouse, and now it is up to village officials to decide how they will reconfigure the 63-year old building, so it can house their police department.

     
  • East Dundee plans restaurant row for downtown Jun 19, 2014 11:42 AM
    Take all the photographs you can of North River Street in the next month or so, East Dundee residents, because by the end of summer it will not look the same.

     
  • Dundee’s Memorial Day parade set for Sunday May 22, 2014 6:00 AM
    Memorial Day will be celebrated over two days in Dundee township with a parade and services. Local veterans groups and scout troops are among those participating. “I have been coordinating this parade for years and people have always been so supportive of it. A lot of people want to march in it, and a lot of people want to watch it,” parade organizer Bobbie Andresen said.

     
  • Food sales continue on Sunday at Dundee farmers market May 17, 2014 5:30 AM
    Sometimes a single day just isn't enough to hold all a farmers market has to offer. And there's something to be said about holding a market on a day when there's less competition. These are some of the reasons why East Dundee has split its farmers market into two days -- a Depot Market on Saturday, and a "Farm to Fork" food-based market on Sundays.

     
  • Dealing with the emerald ash borer in Dundee May 12, 2014 2:05 PM
    The emerald ash borer has burrowed into thousands of ash trees in East and West Dundee, infected them, and killed them. “We still have 223 trees to replace,” said Richard Babica, West Dundee Public Works director. “It’s a labor-intensive process, and it’s costly."

     
  • Earth Day planting set for Saturday in West Dundee Apr 24, 2014 6:01 PM
    Easter, not the weather, is to blame for West Dundee getting a late start on its annual Earth Day planting and clean up party. Volunteers will gather on from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, April 26, at the village hall, 102 S. Second St., to plant rose bushes along Second Street. If a large crowd of volunteers shows up for the planting party, some will be asked to pull weeds and pick up trash along the walk on the banks of the Fox River.

     
  • Returning summer employees leave few openings in Dundee Township Apr 2, 2014 7:01 AM
    Dundee Township’s summer employment picture will not change much from last year. The park district, the township’s largest summer employer, will hire a few more people, but many who worked at its swimming pools and on its golf courses last year will return.

     
  • Construction set to resume in West Dundee Mar 21, 2014 12:19 PM
    Enjoy the unimpeded flow of Dundee Township traffic through the intersection of routes 72 and 31 now, because soon, long, backed up lanes set to return. Construction could resume on March 24 or April 1, said Francisco Abreu, resident IDOT engineer.

     
  • Businesses compete to help FISH Food Pantry Feb 27, 2014 8:01 AM
    No one is looking forward to the coming spring months more than Mary Graziano, president of the Carpentersville-based FISH Food Pantry.

     
  • Macabre milestone reached at Dundee cemetery Feb 12, 2014 3:10 PM
    This year, Dundee Township officials reached a macabre milestone. The elected officials, keepers of two cemeteries, filled their 10,000th grave.

     
  • Harsh winter means more tasks for public works Jan 24, 2014 6:44 AM
    You know all those other public services that need fixing or updating in Dundee Township: the broken streetlights in West Dundee or the dead ash trees that need to be cut down? Don’t worry; public works employees haven’t forgotten them. They will get to them ... when the snow stops falling.

     
  • Christmas trees become wood chips in Dundee Township Jan 9, 2014 11:44 AM
    Even before the holidays, Larry Braasch can usually tell which type of Christmas tree is popular: artificial or fresh cut. “When the weather in the weeks leading to Christmas is mild and dry, people buy fresh-cut trees,” Braasch said. “When they are cold, snowy, or wet, people put up artificial trees. They don’t want to mess around with the cold.”

     
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