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  • Friends of HE Parks hosting beer and wine tasting fundraiser Aug 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Friends of the Hoffman Estates Park District Foundation will host a beer and wine tasting event called Uncorked & Untapped from 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 6 at the Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club, 1400 Poplar Creek Drive in Hoffman Estates. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

     
  • Mary Ellen Gabler trains with former Russian skater Oleg Podvalny, who also coaches Gracie Gold, the reigning U.S. silver medalist.

    Arlington Hts. figure skater, 64, is cleaning up on the 'silver' circuit Aug 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Mary Ellen Gabler of Arlington Heights didn't start figure skating until she was 41, but today she's a champion on the ice. She took first place in the Adult Silver division of the Chicago Open, and this December she will be a featured soloist at the Hoffman Estates Park District's winter ice show. “My original goal was to be able to skate backward,” Gabler says. “That fascinated me.”

     
  •  Come and enter your creation in the sixth annual Hoffman Estates Park District Scarecrow Contest on Sept. 21, at Vogelei Park.

    Community invited to enter Scarecrow Contest Aug 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District is inviting the community to enter its sixth annual Scarecrow Contest. The scarecrows will be displayed for judging at the Scarecrow Festival from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, at Vogelei Park, 650 W. Higgins Road.

     
  • St. Alexius discontinues Golden Circle program Aug 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    After 24 years of providing social and wellness services to people ages 50 and older, the St. Alexius Medical Center Golden Circle program has been discontinued. Jon Rozenfeld, chief operating officer of Alexian Brothers Acute Care Ministries, mailed a letter to Golden Circle members last week that said the decision came about “after careful consideration and a thorough evaluation of existing community senior resources available to the public.”

     
  • Some scores out of date for transparency project Jul 29, 2013 12:00 AM
    Officials from the city of Elgin and DuPage Forest Preserve District say transparency grades recently made public by a watchdog group reflect outdated numbers. “We're being held accountable, but no one's holding them accountable,” said Sue Olafson, a forest district spokeswoman.

     
  •  Holly McGuire will perform a free concert in Hoffman Estates Thursday, July 25. Visit hoffmanestatesarts.com for details.

    Holly McGuire sings soul in Hoffman Estates July 25 Jul 23, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District welcome Holly McGuire to the Village Green in the western part of the village. The soulful singer and her band will take the stage 7 p.m. Thursday, July 25, as part of the “Summer Sounds on the Green” concert series.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Park District improves transparency on website Jul 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District has added a new link on its website sending users directly to a page dedicated to Freedom of Information Act and transparency information. Executive Director Dean Bostrom said the district created the link following a July 10 Daily Herald story regarding the transparency of suburban governments.

     
  •  R-Gang will perform a free concert in Hoffman Estates Thursday, July 11.

    R-Gang to perform free concert in Hoffman Estates July 11 Jul 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Arts Commission and the Hoffman Estates Park District welcome R-Gang to the Village Green in the western part of the village. The group will take the stage 7 p.m. Thursday, July 11, as part of the “Summer Sounds on the Green” concert series.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Park District has job openings for youth Jul 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District is hiring youth ages 14 to 19 for part-time employment from now until August 31. The positions include junior camp counselors and facilities attendants. No experience is necessary. The pay rate is $9 per hour.

     
  • Hoffman Estates to host kid-friendly events Friday mornings Jun 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District and the Village of Hoffman Estates Arts Commission welcome a variety of children’s entertainment to the Vogelei Park pavilion throughout the summer.

     
  • Palatine-area civic leaders meet at intergovernmental dinner Jun 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    With nearly all public agencies facing fuding challenges, the Palatine Park District recently hosted representatives from local government agencies to share common challenges and best practices.

     
  • Troy Triphahn

    Friends of HE Parks Foundation names new chairman Jun 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Troy Triphahn has been named chairman of the Friends of the HE Parks Foundation. Triphahn’s late father, Scott R. Triphahn, was a former Hoffman Estates Park District board commissioner who helped established the foundation in 1999. The younger Triphahn, who grew up playing sports through the park district, is the vice president and COO of W-T Engineering, Inc. and is actively involved in corporate softball and basketball leagues.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Parks Foundation to host golf outing Jun 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Attendees at this year’s Hoffman Estates Parks Foundation golf outing will have a chance to golf with a retired professional athlete. The Scott R. Triphahn “Celebri-tee” event will take place on Wednesday, June 26, at Bridges of Poplar Creek Country Club.

     
  • Swedish hockey teams visiting Hoffman Estates for hockey tourneyApr 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    A group of close to 40 children from Sweden are getting a taste of American culture by staying with host families in Hoffman Estates and participating in a new hockey tournament this weekend. The Hoffman Estates Park District is hosting the Krolak Cup through Sunday. Two Swedish teams of 13- and 14-year-olds were getting a special welcome during the tournament's opening ceremony Thursday night at the Triphahn Community Center and Ice Arena.

     
  •  Lollie Guiney, a Hoffman Estates Park District board commissioner, won eight medals in the Senior Olympics in July 2012. She is stepping down after 16 years on the board.

    Longtime Hoffman Estates park commissioner retires Apr 11, 2013 12:00 AM
    Hoffman Estates Park District Board Commissioner Lollie Guiney is stepping down this month after serving on the board for 16 years. The 82-year-old who's won numerous medals in the Senior Olympics plans to stay active and fit, however.

     
  • Michael Bickham

    McGinn to join vets on Hoffman Estates park board Apr 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District will have a new commissioner on the board as newcomer Patrick McGinn was elected Tuesday alongside three incumbents. With 2,513 votes, McGinn was the top vote-getter in unofficial tallies among the five candidates seeking four seats on the board.

     
  • Triphahn Center gym reopens in Hoffman Estates Apr 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    After being closed for more than two months, the gym at the Triphahn Community Center in Hoffman Estates reopened Friday. The gym was shut down Jan. 25 after a heavy freeze caused hundreds of pock marks formed by a hailstorm last year to crack.

     
  • Junaid Afeef

    Hoffman Ests. park candidates stress finances, partnerships Apr 4, 2013 12:00 AM
    Three incumbents and two newcomers are running for four open commissioner seats on the Hoffman Estates Park District Board, and they all have varying ideas of how to improve what they believe is already a great park district.

     
  • Hoffman Estates Park District names employee, team player, volunteer of the year Mar 28, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District recognized its 2012 employee of the year and team player of the year at a March 19 meeting. The recipients were Sally Whalen, a disbursement associate for the business department, and hockey coach Pete Ripoli. Hoffman Estates Community Bank President Georgeanna Mehr was named volunteer of the year in January.

     
  •  This is a rendering of the new playground that will be installed at Brittany Park, 1245 W. New Britton Drive, Hoffman Estates. The existing wood playground is deteriorating. The new playground will likely be installed by early summer.

    Playgrounds undergoing renovations in Hoffman Estates Mar 5, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Hoffman Estates Park District is close to finalizing bids for the installation of more than $117,000 worth of new playground equipment at Lincoln Park, High Point Park and Brittany Park. The existing playgrounds are more than a decade old and the only ones left in the district that are made out of wood. Work on the new playgrounds should be complete by early summer.

     
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