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  • Waterleaf to Host Long Shadows Winery Dinner Oct. 1 Sep 19, 2014 4:30 PM
    Waterleaf restaurant in Glen Ellyn will celebrate the award-winning wines of Long Shadows Winery during an exclusive four-course, four-wine dinner on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Guest of Honor Dane Narbaitz, owner of Long Shadows Winery, will be on hand throughout the evening to introduce the wines to guests and answer questions. The price of this exclusive four-course dinner is $75 plus tax and gratuity. “Long Shadows wines have enjoyed critical acclaim that has continued to grow since they opened their doors more than 10 years ago,” said Waterleaf General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux. “We are pleased to offer our guests this wonderful evening of elegance, great food and the wonderful wines produced by this elite group of winemakers.” The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring 2013 Nine Hats Pinot Gris, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. Dinner will begin at 7 p.m. with Seared Scallop with Apricot-Thai basil sauce and crispy jasmine rice paired with 2013 Poet’s Leap Riesling, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The second course will include Gnocchi Leeks, mushrooms and robiola sauce paired with 2009 Saggi Tuscan Red, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. The third course will feature Tamarind Glazed duck with carrot puree and blackberry-ginger sauce paired with 2009 Chester-Kidder Red Blend, Washington State’s Columbia Valley. For the final course, guests will enjoy Chocolate Pot de Crème served with sweet cream and cookie. Founded in 2003 by wine luminary Allen Shoup, former CEO and President of Chateau Ste. Michelle and its affiliate wineries, Long Shadows Vintners brings an exclusive group of the world’s most celebrated winemakers from the finest wine regions around the globe to Washington State, creating world-class wines that showcase the viticultural excellence of Washington’s Columbia Valley. Each celebrated vintner partners individually with Shoup and resident winemaker Gilles Nicault on a distinct winemaking program to produce a single superlative wine under a unique label. In addition to receiving recognition on their individual wines, Long Shadows collectively has earned numerous awards, including Food & Wine magazine’s Winery of the Year. To make reservations for this exclusive Long Shadows Winery Dinner at Waterleaf, call (630) 942-6881. Waterleaf, led by General Manager Jean-Pierre Leroux and Executive Chef Nadia Tilkian, is located on the College of DuPage campus in the Culinary & Hospitality Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. in Glen Ellyn. Waterleaf is widely recognized as the dining destination of choice for foodies and wine aficionados living in and visiting Chicago’s western suburbs. Featuring moderately priced brunch, lunch and dinner options, the restaurant’s menu contains offerings developed with locally sourced ingredients. The contemporary light-filled dining room has a modern décor and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows that provide a beautiful view of a scenic landscaped waterfront. Waterleaf’s walls display a collection of black-and-white lithographs by renowned American artist Richard Serra and there is a cozy bar area to enjoy cocktails and light snacks. Waterleaf has earned Diner’s Choice Awards for Best Ambience, Best Overall, Best Service, Fit for Foodies and Special Occasion on OpenTable.com, where it maintains a 4.6/5.0 rating. Most recently, Waterleaf received its third consecutive Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This award, given annually to restaurants in the U.S. and 65 countries worldwide, confirms that Waterleaf’s beverage program is consistent with its dining concept, style and price point. In addition, Waterleaf recently received a three-star “Excellent” review from Chicago Tribune’s renowned food critic Phil Vettel. For more information and to make reservations, call (630) 942-6881 or visit www.waterleafrestaurant.com.

     
  • Basket Brigade is back; bigger and better Sep 19, 2014 5:00 PM
    Operation Basket Brigade is expanding again this year with a goal of helping even more DuPage County individuals and families who will be in need of a Thanksgiving dinner. The Basket Brigade is coordinated by the DuPage County Health Department and annually helps hundreds of families who might not otherwise have a Thanksgiving dinner.

     
  • COD Hosts Free ‘Chaparral Career Advantage’ Workshops Sep 19, 2014 4:58 PM
    Career Services at College of DuPage is hosting a variety of free “Chaparral Career Advantage” workshops through December.

     
  • College of DuPage to Host Study Abroad Open House on Oct. 9 Sep 19, 2014 4:50 PM
    The College of DuPage Field and Experiential Learning program will host its “Study Abroad 2015” Open House from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 9, in the Student Services Center, Room 3245, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Authors to Visit College of DuPage at Free Writers Read Program Oct. 14 Sep 19, 2014 4:46 PM
    Following a new format, the College’s Writers Read literary series will include readings and discussions by several acclaimed authors throughout the day on Tuesday, Oct. 14, in the Student Resource Center, Room 2000, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • National Farm Safety & Health Week focuses on “Protecting What Matters” Sep 19, 2014 9:51 PM
    National Farm Safety and Health Week will be observed Sept. 21-27, 2014. "Safety Counts - Protecting What Matters" is this year's theme, and the week focuses on promoting awareness of safe farm practices, to everyone involved in agriculture and to the general public.

     
  • TMA Co-Hosts Taiwan Manufacturers at Networking Event Sep 16, 2014 7:15 AM
    The Technology & Manufacturing Association of Illinois recently co-hosted a dinner for more than 40 Taiwan manufacturing executives. The Taiwanese were in Chicago for the International Manufacturing Technology Show.

     
  • State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinis Rail Safety Week Sep 15, 2014 4:40 PM
    State of Illinois Proclaims September 14 - 20 Illinois Rail Safety Week

     
  • DuPage obesity rates for children lower than national Sep 15, 2014 4:44 PM
    September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and FORWARD, a countywide, public-private partnership working to reverse the obesity trend in DuPage County, has released its most recent report on the rates of overweight and obese children. The full report is available at www.dupagehealth.org/bmi.

     
  • Step Family Day raises awareness for blended families Sep 15, 2014 11:29 AM
    One in three Americans is now a stepparent, a stepchild, a step sibling, or member of a blended family. That’s a big change from the ‘Leave it to Beaver’ days. The fact is; the traditional nuclear family (families where both parents are married and live together) is on the decline, from 45 percent of households in 1960 to 23 percent this year. Sept. 16 is National Step Family Day, which raises awareness for this growing demographic of families.

     
  • Health Department’s suicide hotline is a life-saver Sep 15, 2014 5:00 PM
    This week is National Suicide Prevention Week and the DuPage County Health Department would like to remind residents about the importance of suicide prevention and the services that are offered through the Health Department.

     
  • John Hershey selected as a Daily Herald Business Ledger 2014 Award Winner Sep 10, 2014 10:25 AM
    Libertyville, Illinois: John Hershey, President of J. Hershey Architecture, has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 Daily Herald Business Ledger Entrepreneurial Excellence Award.

     
  • COD to Host ‘Women and Religion in the Modern World’ Discussion on Oct. 2 Sep 10, 2014 5:11 PM
    The Women’s Studies Committee at College of DuPage will present “Women and Religion in the Modern World: A Discussion of Women in Contemporary Judaism and Hinduism” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Health and Science Center, Room 1234, on the College’s main campus, 425 Fawell Blvd., in Glen Ellyn.

     
  • Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois Sep 10, 2014 5:15 PM
    Movoto Names West Chicago #16 On Safest Place List for llinois

     
  • The DuPage Community Foundation Grants Assist Food Pantries With Food Rescue Sep 10, 2014 5:08 PM
    WHEATON, IL—September is Hunger Action Month, a nationwide campaign mobilizing the public to take action on the issue of hunger. Organized by the Feeding America nationwide network of food banks, the campaign brings greater attention to the issue of hunger in America. The DuPage Community Foundation has funded grants to food pantries to help with food recovery efforts to help combat hunger in DuPage County. Each month, more than 547,000 pounds of nutritious food is donated by DuPage County retailers to feed hungry neighbors through Northern Illinois Food Bank’s Food Recovery Program.

     
  • College of DuPage Continues Upward Enrollment Trend Sep 10, 2014 5:08 PM
    College of DuPage continues its upward enrollment trend this fall, with the College’s net 10th day credit headcount (full- and part-time students) at 29,476, up 3 percent since last year.

     
  • Graduate students at Benedictine can earn two free classes Sep 10, 2014 5:19 PM
    Benedictine University continues to find unique ways to alleviate some of the barriers adult students face when seeking a graduate degree. To further encourage busy adult students to progress through their studies and help them afford the cost of an advanced graduate degree, Benedictine University is offering degree-seeking students in select programs the opportunity to earn a scholarship that will allow them to receive their last two classes free of charge.

     
  • College of DuPage Continues Upward Enrollment Trend Sep 10, 2014 5:20 PM
    College of DuPage continues its upward enrollment trend this fall, with the College’s net 10th day credit headcount (full- and part-time students) at 29,476, up 3 percent since last year.

     
  • DuPage County Health Dept. offers tips on virus prevention Sep 12, 2014 9:51 AM
    With the recent increase in respiratory illness reports in many parts of the nation and Illinois, alongside the upcoming cold and flu season, the DuPage County Health Department is recommending increased awareness and actions to help control and prevent the spread of illness, toward keeping our community safe and healthy.

     
  • International Cuisine, Classical Cuisine Students Serving Dinner this Fall at COD Sep 4, 2014 4:26 PM
    Students from the International Cuisine and Classical Cuisine classes will serve dinners on select Mondays and Tuesdays this fall in Waterleaf, the fine dining restaurant located in the Culinary & Hospitality Center at College of DuPage.

     
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