Glenview in 60 seconds
Due to Tuesday's consolidated election, the Glenview board of trustees will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 8, rather than at its usual Tuesday time. Meetings during the pandemic are held remotely through the Zoom format.
A lengthy agenda includes a proclamation for Arbor Day on April 30, including participation in the Morton Arboretum's Plant Trees for Communities campaign; consideration of a resolution approving a contract worth more than $1.7 million for improvements to Pleasant Lane; and a second consideration of an ordinance extending the Downtown District's development moratorium.
To join the board meeting, visit the Village of Glenview website, www.glenview.il.us, and select the "Government" tab, then "Board of Trustees." "Meeting Agendas & Watch Live" will provide a list of upcoming and past meetings and will provide instructions.
Incidentally, Glenview has been named a Tree City USA village for a 36th straight year. Glenview also was named a Sterling Tree City for achieving 12 years of growth awards. The National Arbor Day Foundation and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources provides these awards due to a variety of reasons, such as a town having a forestry team and a natural resources commission, and a well-funded community forestry program.
Police report of the week
At 8:24 a.m. April 1, Northfield Police received a report of theft from Christian Heritage Academy, 315 Waukegan Road. School staff informed police that several landscape boulders had been removed from school property. The loss was estimated at $250. Police are investigating the incident.
Show some spine
A book drive to benefit Open Books is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Glenview Sunrise, a Governor's Vibrant Challenge Award-winning branch of the Rotary. The book drive will take place from 9 a.m.-noon April 10 at the Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, near the library book drop.
Open Books, located in Chicago, is a nonprofit that provides literacy programs for thousands of readers through the sale of new and used donated books.
A reminder that the Vitalant "Bloodmobile" will be at the Glenview Village Hall, 2500 E. Lake Ave., to accept blood donations from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 13. All successful blood donations are now tested for COVID-19 antibodies through June.
Appointments and face coverings are required to participate in the blood drive. To schedule an appointment, call Vitalant at (877) 258-4825.
April is Autism Awareness Month, bringing attention to a condition characterized by challenges with social skills, speech and nonverbal communications and repetitive behaviors. Autism affects about 1 in 59 children in the United States.
In April, Glenview Police officers have the option of wearing patches to bring awareness to autism. The very colorful patches can be purchased for $11, and all sales proceeds benefit charities concerned with autism.
If interested in purchasing a patch, email email@example.com.
Get a jump on it
Glenview's Techny Basin is among the spots that'll get attention during the 29th Chicago River Day May 8. That's the day volunteers clean up litter and help restore the banks of the river. According to Friends of the Chicago River, the positive aspects of a clean environment are a cycle -- areas without litter deter future litter.
Registration is necessary to participate in this cleanup, and due to social distancing, two start times are available: at 9 and 10 a.m. May 8. To register, visit chicagoriver.org, select the "Get Involved" heading, and venture down the column on the right to "Chicago River Day and the Summer Challenge."
Start your legumes
The name of a class offered April 10 at the historic Wagner Farm is "Seed Starting 101."
People interested in growing their own vegetables from seed can visit the farm for this instructional class that will offer tools and techniques for proper lighting, transplanting, temperature and other gardening tips. Participants at this hands-on class will be starting their own seeds to take home.
Seed Starting 101 will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. April 10 at Wagner Farm, 1510 Wagner Road, with materials provided. The fee to attend is $25 for Glenview residents, $30 for nonresidents. Registration information is available in the Glenview Park District's April-May brochure online, page 117. Visit glenviewparks.org.