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  • Public-private partnership honored for Bluff Spring Fen conservation work Oct 13, 2014 8:33 AM
    Four people have been given the Grassroots Conservation Leadership Award from the Audubon — Chicago Region honoring a public-private conservation and development initiative to restore the Bluff Spring Fen. Mike Vondra, owner and president of Bluff City Materials Inc. in Bartlett, Steven Byers and John Nelson of the Illinois Nature Preserves Commission, and David Clement of Vulcan Materials Co. which has a plant in Bartlett were recognized for a project which spanned 11 years.

     
  • York Theatre Presents FREE Screening of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” Oct 13, 2014 5:02 PM
    Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a FREE showing of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” at the York Theatre. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 25th at 9:30 AM at the York Theatre, located at 150 North York Street in downtown Elmhurst. The 24th annual event is sponsored by the Elmhurst City Centre’s BOOtiful Saturday. After the film, children are encouraged to enjoy trick-or-treating at participating stores from 11 AM to 1 PM. “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” (PG/92 min) is a comedy, science fiction film featuring the characters from the 1960s animated television series “The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show,” who must fix a time rift they created. Mr. Peabody, the most accomplished dog in the world, and his mischievous boy Sherman, use their time machine—the WABAC—to go on the most outrageous adventures known to man or dog. But when Sherman takes the WABAC out for a joyride to impress his friend Penny, they accidentally rip a hole in the universe, wreaking havoc on the most important events in world history. Before they forever alter the past, present and future, Mr. Peabody must come to their rescue, ultimately facing the most daunting challenge of any era: figuring out how to be a parent. Together, the time traveling trio will make their mark on history.

     
  • Lynfred Winery Commemorates 35th Anniversary with Grandiose and Unique Month-Long Celebration Oct 13, 2014 4:59 PM
    Opening in October of 1979, Lynfred Winery began as a labor of love between Fred and Lynn Koehler. Throughout the years, the winery has expanded from its quaint and humble beginnings, and the Lynfred family is pleased to announce that this upcoming month pays appropriate tribute to a legacy of fine wine making tradition. Credited as pioneers of the Illinois winemaking industry, the Koehler’s sought to establish a family business where visitors would feel welcomed and appreciated from the moment they walked through the winery doors. Today, Chilean winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez strive to maintain the quality and complexity of wines from which Lynfred has come to be known. Specially released during the month of October, Lynfred’s 35 Anniversary Lineage blend is composed of Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, and Alicante Bouschet. Aged for 38 months in specifically selected barrels, this rich, complex unfiltered wine has an aging potential of 8-15 years. On October 16, join Lynfred for an extraordinary evening of food and wine for the Anniversary Winemaker Dinner. Head winemaker, Andres Basso, and the Lynfred chefs have handcrafted a tantalizing menu fit for a milestone celebration. For those whose interest is piqued by the wine-making process, roll up your sleeves and spend a day in the cellar crushing grapes, blending wines, and enjoying the fruits of you labors alongside Lynfred winemakers Andres Basso and Rodrigo Gonzalez. The Lynfred Winery Bootcamp begins October 18 at 9:30am. Lynfred Winery is the oldest and largest, continuously-operating, family winery in Illinois, producing over 70 varietals and 30,000 cases of fine wine per year. Since 1979, Lynfred Winery has offered guests the finest vintages, gourmet cuisine and luxurious lodging. Lynfred is truly one of Chicago’s most unique attractions.

     
  • Paramount Theatre to Present “A Hard Day’s Night” October 15 Oct 13, 2014 4:56 PM
    A special showing of a “A Hard Day’s Night” will be presented at the Paramount Theatre, 213 North Schuyler Avenue, Kankakee, on Wednesday, October 15 at 7 PM. Tickets are $5 per person and available at the Paramount Theatre box office or online www.classiccinemas.com. The event is sponsored by WVLI 92.7, WFAV 95.1, WIVR 101.7 and WYUR 103.7. WVLI morning personality Bob Malkowski will emcee the event. A digitally restored version of the classic Beatles comedy musical was released this year to commemorate the film’s 50th anniversary. “A Hard Day’s Night” (G/87 min.) portrays a couple of days in the lives of the band. The film is considered to be one of the best and most influential musical films of all time. Richard Lester’s boldly contemporary rock n’ roll comedy unleashes the fledgling Beatles into a maelstrom of screaming fans, paranoid producers, rabid press and troublesome family members, and reveals the secret of their survival and success: an insatiable lust for mischief and a life-affirming addiction to joy.

     
  • Tivoli Theatre Presents FREE Showing of “Casper” October 25 Oct 13, 2014 4:57 PM
    The Tivoli Theatre will celebrate Halloween with a FREE showing of “Casper” as part of Baird and Warner’s 22nd Annual Halloween Happening. The film will be shown on Saturday, October 25th at 11 AM at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove. Wear your Halloween costume and participate in the costume contest. Registration begins at 9 AM followed by judging at 9:30 AM. The movie starts at 11 AM. “Casper” (PG/100 min) is a 1995 comedy fantasy film starring Christina Ricci, Bill Pullman, Cathy, Moriarty, Eric Idle and Amy Brenneman based on the Casper the Friendly Ghost comic books and animated cartoons. The movie tells the story of a greedy heiress who inherits the haunted Whipstaff Manor and discovers that the house contains a treasure guarded by three nasty ghosts. Ghost therapist, Dr. James Harvey, and his daughter Kat, move into the mansion to get rid of the supernatural creatures. Kat makes friends with a ghost named Casper, the nephew of the three nasty ghosts.

     
  • Carol Stream Pastor Leads Run for a Life 5K Oct. 18 Oct 13, 2014 4:53 PM
    Anita Frederick, a Carol Stream pastor, is leading an effort to rescue babies in extreme need in Mozambique through Run for a Life. Run for a Life is a 5K and one-mile fun run to be held in Bierman Park in Carol Stream on October 18th. One hundred percent of the net proceeds will go to the Tessa Grace Nutrition Center, in the Sofala region of Mozambique, to provide milk, food supplements and health checks for babies ages 0-2 who would otherwise die. Mothers too malnourished and sick to nurse their babies walk 5 kilometers . . . 10 kilometers . . . even farther to bring them to Tessa Grace. Run for a Life gives local residents the opportunity to participate in their journey through a 5K or one-mile run/walk. “These babies would literally starve without our help,” reports Frederick, “The moms have no other recourse.” She recently returned from her fifth visit to Tessa Grace. “Every time I visit, hold the lively, squirming babies, and see the tears of hope and joy in the eyes of their mothers, I am so thankful for the privilege of making a life-giving difference in the lives of others.” Online registration for the 5K is $30 for those 16 and up, and $10 for youth ages 10-15. Ages 9 and under are free. Register at https://www.signmeup.com/101980. Race-day registration is available for an additional $5, starting at 8:30 on the day of the event. Frederick’s passion is clear when she speaks about the nutrition center in Mozambique. “I have met adults in Mozambique that ate tree roots during times of hunger. But what can they give babies who are not old enough for solids yet? The rice water they feed them only prolongs the starvation process.” “Since we started, more than 500 babies have been rescued,” continues Frederick. “I am here to say that ordinary people can make a difference, rescue lives, and bring hope where there is none. It costs so little—mostly just saying YES.” Tessa Grace is a ministry of Children’s Relief, International, a 501(c)(3) Christian organization. Frederick and her husband, Dave, are pastors at the DuPage Vineyard in Carol Stream.

     
  • Two suburban marathoners running 26 for Special Olympics Oct 13, 2014 8:13 AM
    Among the thousands of runners at Sunday's Chicago Marathon will be about 75 from more than 30 states raising money for Special Olympics Chicago. And among that group are two suburban women, Bartlett resident Maureen Lue and Carpentersville native Becky Gould, for whom the cause is very dear to their hearts. “They're just about the sweetest kids you could meet,” Lue said. “They have such great sportsmanship. They enjoy everything!”

     
  • FIT4MOM Opens Location in Bartlett Area Oct 10, 2014 7:19 AM
    [No Paragraph Style]NewsIt seems that moms can’t get enough of FIT4MOM, the women’s fitness franchise for moms and mothers-to-be, as the company expands with an additional class location in the Bartlett area. Kelly Hronek, owner of both FIT4MOM Barrington and FIT4MOM Bartlett, contributes the expansion to the success of the program.

     
  • Hispanic Heritage Month at Gail Borden to feature Books That Live Project Oct. 12 Oct 10, 2014 4:58 PM
    Gail Borden Public Library will host the fifth annual Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration from noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, at the main library, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin. Entertainment at the free festival will include Mariachi Miguel Nuno, the Chicago group Dezafinado 7, a bilingual children’s concert by Tricia Sebastian, Ballet Girasol, Elgin Area School Disttrict U-46 Mariachi and Luz de Ande Chinelos. The debut of "Books That Live," a new storytelling experience, will take place at the festival from 2 to 4 p.m.

     
  • Baker Memorial UMC hosts Wedding Vow Reaffirmation Ceremony Oct 10, 2014 7:22 PM
    Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles is celebrating its 60th anniversary in its current location this year. As part of the festivities, the church invites area couples to celebrate with it and participate in a Wedding Vow Reaffirmation Ceremony at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the church, 307 Cedar Ave. All couples interested in renewing their commitments to one another are welcome to participate, and to bring their guests as well.

     
  • ‘Denim and Diamonds Gala’ to benefit projects at Presence St. Joseph Hospital Oct 10, 2014 7:51 PM
    The Chicago Marriott Northwest in Hoffman Estates will go country with cowboy formal wear and country drawl for Presence St. Joseph Hospital Auxiliary. Guests at the gala will be sporting their best denim jeans, boots, Stetsons, pearl buttons and glitzy tops to be entertained by the Suburban Cowboys band on Oct. 25. Proceeds from the $175 a plate fete will benefit community outreach, scholarships and hospital capital projects.

     
  • ECC places second, third in Illinois student film competition Oct 9, 2014 12:52 PM
    Elgin Community College claimed second and third place in the first annual Illinois Community College Film Competition, co-sponsored by the Illinois Community College Trustees Association and the Chicago International Social Change Film Festival. The statewide film competition is a series of competitions during which students create a 5-minute film for their school, community and a local small business intended to enhance school engagement, pride and awareness.

     
  • High school students encouraged to “Experience ECC” Nov. 12 Oct 9, 2014 12:34 PM
    Elgin Community College invites high schools students to “Experience ECC” on Wednesday, Nov. 12. "Experience ECC" offers students the opportunity to discover why ECC was the right choice for one in five in-district high school graduates.

     
  • Leave The Cooking To Clearbrook on October 21st! Oct 9, 2014 10:47 AM
    Leave The Cooking To Clearbrook on October 21st!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Presents its 2nd Annual National 4-H Science Day Oct 9, 2014 10:45 AM
    Lake County 4-H Presents its 2nd Annual National 4-H Science Day

     
  • ‘Oculus’ Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22 Oct 9, 2014 9:58 AM
    “Oculus” Filmmaker Comes to Cutting Hall on October 22

     
  • Janet Davies to emcee adoption agency’s fall gala Oct 21, 2014 3:58 PM
    On Nov. 15, St. Mary’s Services will be hosting its annual fall gala entitled, “Making Miracles Happen,” at Concorde Banquets in Kildeer. This fundraising event is held to celebrate National Adoption Awareness Month, commemorate all that the agency has accomplished over the past year, and to grow their resources for future endeavors.

     
  • EIU to hold open house at Harper Professional Center Nov. 13 Oct 7, 2014 6:08 PM
    Are you interested in earning a degree with the convenience of evening, weekend, or online classes? Join us for an open house at the Harper College Professional Center Thursday, Nov. 13, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. to learn about the Eastern Illinois University Bachelor of Arts in General Studies degree program.

     
  • Free Community Lecture: What is Patient Navigation? Oct 7, 2014 5:55 PM
    Meet the new Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital nurse navigators Susan Brady, Oncology/Nurse Navigator, and Heidi Wiltse, Women’s Health Specialist. Nurse navigators are the single point of contact for patients and their families throughout the cancer experience. Hear about helpful tips on prevention and wellness that can help improve your quality of life.

     
  • DuPage Park Districts receive $7.1 Million to Improve Facilities Oct 7, 2014 4:59 PM
    Governor Pat Quinn visited the Addison Park District on Saturday, October 4 to publicly announce $7.1 Million awarded to several municipal Park Districts located in DuPage County. The grant money provided through the Park & Recreation Facility Construction (PARC) program is awarded to park districts located in Addison, Bartlett, Hanover Park and Roselle. Addison Park District will receive $1.8 million as part of a matching grant to renovate Community Recreation Center. This facility located on the east side of Addison is the Park District’s administration office, one of the preschool centers, home to the Active Adults senior club and several other programs and special events. Concept plans are in place for the $3.5 Million renovation which includes upgrading the multi-purpose rooms, providing ADA-compliant access for patrons with limited mobility, and replacing inefficient HVAC and lighting throughout the building. “DuPage County communities are great places to live and work, and these park projects will provide the additional recreational opportunities they need to keep attracting new residents and businesses,” Governor Quinn said. “These parks play a key role in helping promote healthy lifestyles through recreation and it’s important that we maintain them.” The grants awarded Saturday are part of $50 million available through the Parks and Recreational Facility Construction (PARC) program, which is administered by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and funded by Governor Quinn’s Illinois Jobs Now! Construction program. PARC provides funding to eligible local governments for park and recreation construction projects. Eligible projects include land acquisition, development, architectural planning, construction, rehabilitation and improvements. “These grants are vitally important for communities seeking to build capacity for recreational opportunity,” IDNR Director Marc Miller said. “These projects, upgrades and additions will help (these) four park districts keep up with the ever-growing demand for recreation close to where people live and work.” Addison Park District is committed to providing the highest quality recreational opportunities and open space for everyone. The 2014 seasonal Fun Guide is available in print and online at www.addisonparks.org with a full curriculum of leisure activities for all ages and lifestyles.

     
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