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  • Marcel’s Culinary Experience, Glen Ellyn, Announces New Gift Boxes, Private/Corporate Event Options Oct 31, 2014 4:52 PM
    Marcel’s Culinary Experience (www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com), a gourmet retail store and recreational cooking school in downtown Glen Ellyn, is gearing up for the year-end holidays with new gift boxes and private event options. “With the improving economy, our customers are getting into holiday mode earlier this year. Many weekend evenings already are booked with corporate and family holiday parties, and we’ve been getting inquiries about gift baskets and boxes for a while,” says Marcel’s Proprietor Jill Foucré. With gift giving and entertaining in mind, Marcel’s staff has assembled six collections of small-batch specialty foods, starting at $75, that come attractively packaged in a Marcel’s branded box for pick up at the store or shipment anywhere in North America. Themes include Taste of Italy, Party Starter and Marcel’s Favorites (as selected by the staff). Many items are made by Chicago area and regional purveyors. “We also can create custom-designed gift baskets or boxes, based on a customer’s preferred theme and budget, and we can even include a bottle of wine,” says Foucré. She encourages individuals and corporate event planners looking to create fun, food-oriented holiday parties, private group classes and other special events to contact her soon, especially if they have a specific date in mind. “Weekends are booking up quickly, as is the entire month of December,” she says. Since its September 2011 opening, Marcel’s has been the site of an increasing number of private events, including birthday and anniversary parties, baby and bridal showers, club meetings, corporate team-building outings, and company celebrations of all types. With its beautifully appointed, professional quality kitchen, skilled chefs, and wide choice of menus, Marcel’s lends itself to a variety of event themes and formats. Options range from cocktail parties to demonstration and participatory cooking classes for all skill levels (including kids and teens) to seated meals and everything in between. “Guests can create an unforgettable meal under the guidance of one of our professional chefs, or they can sit back, relax, savor a glass of wine and watch as our chef takes the reins on their culinary journey,” says Foucré. The Marcel’s staff works with each host to tailor the menu, beverages and guest participation levels according to the specific budget. Events typically range from 10 to 60 people, depending on format and events for smaller groups are available as well. In addition to food and beverages prepared and served at each event, guests receive copies of the featured recipes, a Marcel’s apron, and a 10% discount on all purchases made at Marcel’s that day. For more information about gift boxes or hosting a party or other event at Marcel’s Culinary Experience, stop by the store at 490 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, call 630-790-8500 or visit www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com.

     
  • Glen Ellyn Rotary 28th Annual Citrus Sale Oct 31, 2014 4:47 PM
    Make someone happy- purchase fresh ruby red grapefruit or navel oranges today. All proceeds from this sale are used for local community grants and scholarships. Fresh citrus makes a great gift for family, friends or employees. Each 40lb box of citrus is $38. Half cases and combination oranges and grapefruit cases are available. Place your order before December 1, 2014 at www.glenellynrotary.org (click on 2014 Citrus Sale on the left). Citrus will be available for pickup at the Village Links Golf Course Friday, December 12 from 1-5pm and Saturday, December 13 from 9am-1pm.

     
  • West Nile virus risk project results to be revealed at public meeting Oct 31, 2014 6:23 PM
    The DuPage County Health Department will host a public meeting on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. to provide research results regarding West Nile virus risk in DuPage County and the model developed to improve the health risk assessment process.

     
  • Handel’s Messiah Performance Continues His Tradition of Charity Oct 31, 2014 4:43 PM
    Elmhurst Choral Union and Orchestra perform the Christmas classic, Handel’s Messiah on Sunday, December 14 at 3:00 p.m. in Hammerschmidt Chapel on the campus of Elmhurst College. In the spirit of performances from Handel’s lifetime, the concert benefits local children. A portion of ticket sales goes to ChildServ, a Chicagoland charity. ChildServ serves more than 2,600 children and their families each year in DuPage, Kane, Lake, and Cook Counties. Their 11 sites include a Chicago location focusing on foster care, early childhood education and family counseling, and group homes in Naperville, Downers Grove, Lisle, and Wheaton which house previously abused or neglected children. “We are happy to partner with ChildServ and, like Handel did, let music make a difference for kids in need,” said James MacDonald, Elmhurst Choral Union’s conductor. The concert also includes “Foundling Hospital Anthem”, written by Handel for a London orphanage where many early benefit performances of Messiah had taken place. Guest soloists Kimberly Eileen Jones; Sarah Holman, Cornelius Johnson, and Scott Uddenberg join ECU and a professional orchestra under the direction of James MacDonald. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $10 for youth (ages 7-22). To order tickets, visit elmhurstchoralunion.org or call 800-838-3006. Complimentary shuttle bus service from the college parking lot on Alexander Boulevard will be available. Elmhurst Choral Union is an auditioned volunteer choir, performing choral masterworks of all eras. The concert is funded in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark” Oct 31, 2014 7:36 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “Raiders of the Lost Ark”

     
  • Dist. 200 hosts forum on controversial school funding bill Oct 30, 2014 4:21 PM
    Wheaton Warrenville Unit District 200 officials are continuing to sound the alarm about the possible consequences of Senate Bill 16 — despite assurances from some lawmakers that action will be delayed until spring. State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, an Aurora Democrat who is sponsoring the bill, wrote in a letter earlier this month that the controversial school funding proposal needs more work. Estimates from the Illinois State Board of Education show at least 27 suburban districts could lose more than half of their state money if the bill passes and only nine would come out winners. District 200 officials said they would lose roughly $9.8 million in state funding phased in over four years.

     
  • Fine Line show features holiday gifts by top artists Oct 30, 2014 5:35 PM
    Mark your calendar for Christmastime at the Fine Line Show and Sale, Dec. 5-13. This annual juried event in St. Charles showcases the best of our members’ artistic talents, and offers a wide range of unique holiday gifts.

     
  • The Tech Doctors Inc. earn Microsoft Silver Small, Midmarket Cloud Solutions Competency Oct 30, 2014 4:17 PM
    The Tech Doctors Inc. in Wheaton announced it has achieved a Silver Small and Midmarket Cloud Solutions competency, demonstrating its ability to meet Microsoft Corp. customers’ evolving needs in today’s dynamic business environment.

     
  • DuPage chairman candidates debate the fairgrounds Oct 29, 2014 4:54 PM
    A candidate for DuPage County Board chairman is suggesting one way the county fairgrounds could expand without moving the DuPage County Fair. But Robert Peickert’s opponent in next week’s election — incumbent Dan Cronin — says Peickert’s idea for the fairgrounds falls flat because it involves using the 42-acre site in Wheaton as an outdoor concert venue.

     
  • Do we want a bully running the state? Oct 29, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton leter to the editor: As more comes to light about the excesses of candidate Bruce Rauner, including his threats against a former executive and her family and more recently his pressure on the Chicago Sun-Times and the reporter who covered this story, i.e., making untrue allegations against the reporter’s wife.

     
  • Cantigny 5K benefits homeless veterans Oct 29, 2014 9:07 AM
    Runners of all ages can raise money to benefit the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans during the 11th annual Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, Nov. 1. The race steps off at 9 a.m. at Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton.

     
  • Attorney general: DuPage forest preserve should release termination letter Oct 29, 2014 5:29 PM
    A copy of the letter that ended Arnie Biondo’s brief tenure as executive director of the DuPage County Forest Preserve District should be released to the public, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s office. So far, however, the district hasn’t complied with the attorney general’s nonbinding request.

     
  • Question rants on politicans’ wealth Oct 28, 2014 12:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Well, I see the Democrats are at it again. The timeworn class warfare show. So Bruce Rauner is worth millions of dollars. To quote a well known politician, “What difference does it make?” Who cares how much someone else has or makes, as long as is made honestly.

     
  • Have a safe and spooky Halloween with safety tips from Illinois Poison Center Oct 28, 2014 5:59 PM
    With children across Illinois set to hit the streets for trick-or-treating, the Illinois Poison Center is urging parents and guardians to be cautious about Halloween products like dry ice and cosmetics that could prove dangerous if used improperly.

     
  • DuPage candidates strongly differ on stormwater fee Oct 27, 2014 3:05 PM
    A state law that gave DuPage County the ability to impose a stormwater utility fee continues to divide county board candidates. District 4 county board incumbent Grant Eckhoff says he would support adopting the fee as a way to pay for flood relief projects throughout DuPage. But Jeremy Custer, Eckhoff’s challenger in the Nov. 4 election, is opposed to the fee.

     
  • Ill-informed voters are nation’s undoing Oct 27, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Wheaton letter to the editor: Some politicians are experts at spin and even bold lies because they are representing the top 1 percent rather than protecting the rights, interest and welfare of ordinary people, which is an essential function and duty of government at all levels.

     
  • Clearbrook Cuisine Curbs Suburban Appetites Oct 27, 2014 7:27 AM
    AOIIs “Focus on College” on Nov. 12 in Prospect Heights

     
  • NIU Law alum named one of “50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation” Oct 27, 2014 6:42 PM
    Rich Lenkov, Northern Illinois University College of Law alum and capital member of Bryce Downey & Lenkov, LLC, was named one of the “50 Most Influential People in Workers’ Compensation” by SEAK, Inc., a continuing education, publishing and consulting company.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Oct 28, 2014 9:14 AM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of Miss Illinois, the Vice President on the United States, and zombies, representing about 20 area communities.

     
  • Catapult competition at Cantigny blends fun and history Oct 25, 2014 5:56 PM
    Baseballs propelled by homemade catapults were flying through Cantigny Park on Saturday during the First Division Museum's fifth Cantigny Catapult contest. Nine teams tested their skils at getting three balls closest together, hitting a target and flinging it the farthest. "It's just fun," said Greg Germain of Mazon, Illinois., near Morris.

     
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