Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Leslie Morrison was one of three grand prize winners in the Cantigny in Focus photo contest.
A Glen Ellyn photographer was honored recently when her photo was chosen as one of three grand prize winners in the 2011 Cantigny in Focus amateur photo contest. Leslie Morrison was the second place winner in the competition. Her photo of a male Northern cardinal in the snow was a favorite among visitors, who chose the winners. The three winners were among the top 40 finalists a judging panel chose a year ago. After the finalists were chosen, visitors to Cantigny were given the opportunity to vote for their favorites, according to a news release from Cantigny. “We thank all those who participated and with their entries captured the extraordinary beauty and diversity of Cantigny,” Matt LaFond, Cantigny Park executive director said in a news…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
The 5K walk and run will be held Nov. 3 at 9 a.m.
From Cantigny Park Cantigny Park invites runners and walkers of all ages to enter the Cantigny 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, November 3, at 9 am. The event is held annually in association with Veterans Day (November 11). Net proceeds from the race will benefit the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a transitional living facility in Wheaton that provides assistance to U.S. veterans in need, including skills for independent living. Race registration is limited to the first 900 entries. Full registration has been achieved every year since the first Cantigny 5K in 2004. The event’s popularity begins with the scenic course, which highlights key features throughout the 500-acre Cantigny estate. Runners and walkers start and finish at the park…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Amateur photographers are encouraged to submit photos for the annual contest. The submission deadline is November 9.
Submitted by Cantigny Park Amateur photographers of all ages are invited to enter their best images in the Cantigny in Focus annual photo contest. The submission deadline is Friday, November 9. Submitted images (maximum 10) must be from the grounds of Cantigny Park or Cantigny Golf in Wheaton, the 500-acre former estate of Robert R. McCormick. Cantigny-appointed judges will select 40 winning images for public display in the park’s Visitors Center Gallery. Judges will be looking for photographs that best represent the scope of Cantigny, including golf, museums, special events, gardens, adult and children’s programs, concerts, military events and wildlife. Pictures can be from 2012 or earlier. The 40 entries chosen for display will be …
Friday, August 10, 2012
Here are some tips for viewing the Perseids meteor shower, which is set to peak this weekend.
Friday, August 10, 2012
"We expect to see meteor rates as high as a hundred per hour. The Perseids always put on a good show." -Bill Cooke of NASA’s Meteroroid Environment Office. Dubbed by scientists at NASA as “the best meteor shower of the year,” viewers of the Perseids could witness hundreds of shooting stars – if they are in the right place, at the right time. The Perseid meteor shower peaks around Aug. 12, as Earth passes through a stream of debris from an old comet named Swift-Tuttle, which was named after the astronomers who discovered it in 1862. Robert Lunsford of the American Meteor Society offers a bit of advice for amateur stargazers, who can experience the spectacular event right here in Darien – in a location with a dark sky, well away from city …
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Lauren Fox wins second place in Cantigny in Focus Photo Contest.
Glen Ellyn resident Lauren Fox considers herself to be more of a hobbyist than an artist when it comes to taking photos, but it takes an artistic eye to capture this award-winning shot of a hummingbird taken at Cantigny Park in Wheaton. "I've always liked to take photos, but I don't consider myself a photographer," Fox said, adding that taking photos is a way to relax and have fun. Fox went to Cantigny on a beautiful fall day with the intention of snapping a great shot of a hummingbird for the park's Cantigny in Focus Photo Contest. It was a photo contest she had entered a few years earlier where one of her photos was selected, but ultimately didn't win an award. When she heard the news that her photo received a second place finish in this…