Friday, March 1, 2013
Spellapalooza is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the Glen Ellyn Resource Center, which hopes to raise more than $13,000 this year.
Laying it on the line for literacy, 16 teams will put their spelling skills to the test Friday night at the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Centers’ 5th annual Spellapalooza. The event is the biggest fundraiser of the year for the nonprofit. Last year, the center raised more than $13,000 for its literacy programs and the hope is that this year it will surpass that amount. Roughly 250 people are expected to attend, said Mary Beth Sackett, a board volunteer for the group. The Glen Ellyn Resource Center’s mission is to provide literacy and life skills to low-income households in Glen Ellyn, according to the organization. The center provides tutoring in all academic subjects. This year, 16 teams are participating, Sackett said. The teams …
Friday, February 22, 2013
The flower show with a twist will be held on Feb. 27.
Friday, February 22
From Glenbard District 87 Plan to join us at the Floral Symphony and enjoy unique floral arrangements by master florists. This is a flower show with a twist. Local florists create exceptional arrangements, while the master of ceremony entertains and describes the dazzling designs. This fund-raiser benefits the music programs at Glenbard South and Glenbard West. Floral Symphony will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Glenbard South, 23W200 Butterfield Road in Glen Ellyn. Tickets are $15 at the door. Each ticket purchased will be entered into a drawing for one of the more than 20 floral pieces. Most pieces are valued at more than $50. You must be present to win. To purchase tickets, please contact Maria Vana or 793-9686. Tickets also …
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Registration to participate in the annual fundraiser for the Children's Resource Center is Friday, Feb. 15.
Time is running out for teams to sign up and participate in the 5th annual Spellapalooza. The event is a fundraiser for the Children’s Resource Center. The deadline for teams to enter to participate is Friday, Feb. 15. To date there are 14 teams registered to participate and take on Alphabet Soup, the current defending champs. The event raises money for the resource center and its mission to provide literacy and life skills to low-income households in Glen Ellyn, according to the organization. The center provides tutoring in all academic subjects. Teams participating this year include BaM (the Bookstore and Marcel’); The Glen Ellyn Fire Department; The Glen Ellyn Juniors; The Glenbard West and Glenbard South Key Clubs; Hadley students and…
Monday, January 21, 2013
The annual event will be held on Jan. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m.
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Monday, January 21
From the Glen Ellyn Public Library The Glen Ellyn Public Library will host “Swinging Through the Stacks,” 18 holes of miniature golf stationed throughout the library on Jan. 25. Patrons, families, and friends of the Glen Ellyn community are encouraged to assemble teams of four and test their golfing skills through challenging holes themed after Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, The Cat in the Hat, and more! All participants will be eligible to compete for one of two awards: the adult (age 13 and up) who achieves the best score will be awarded the first annual Glen Ellyn Cup. This custom-made award measures over 14-inches high and is constructed out of solid metal. The child (age 3-12) who achieves the best score will be awarded the Glen …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
About 400 people are expected to attend the annual event, which raises thousands of dollars and is a break from the winter blahs.
Getting around DuPage County can be a challenge for those without a car, since public transportation isn’t that accommodating. To assist some of those in need of a safe, reliable vehicle, Bridge Communities helps provide repairs and safe vehicles to homeless families in need in DuPage County. Later this month, Bridge Builders, a group of community volunteers who are dedicated to helping Bridge Communities, will host the 6th annual Garage Party to benefit Bridge Communities’ Auto Donation Program. The nonprofit partners with Village Garage & Tire to ensure that vehicles Bridge families use are safe. The organization budgets $35,000 annually to the auto repairs fund, said Margo Matthew, Bridge Communities director of grants. The funds raised…
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The event Tuesday night will be held at Shannon's Irish Pub and will benefit the family of Amy Kaminski
Updated: Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. A special event is being held Tuesday night at Shannon’s Irish Pub to rally around the family of a Glen Ellyn wife and mother, who suffered an ischemic stroke in October. Friends and family of Amy Kaminski planned the event and the funds raised will be used to defray medical bills and help with other costs the family has incurred since Kaminski was hospitalized on Oct. 11. An ischemic stroke happens when a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain becomes blocked. Kaminski, 41, a mother of three, is back at home with her husband Steve and three children, but her vision and fine motor skills are impaired. She is unable to do many activities, such as drive, and the family now requires assistance to get Kaminski …
Sunday, December 2, 2012
A look back at some of the top stories from the past week.
Village Approves High-End Grocery Store Development The Village of Glen Ellyn's Board of Trustees approved The Fresh Market, which could open sometime next fall. Parents Take Issue with 'When' Not 'If' Plans for District 41 Classroom Changes District 41 officials made a presentation Monday night sharing proposed classroom changes that would be implemented in the 2013-14 school year. Skuddlebutts Donating to Fire Company; SkinnySweet Grand Opening; Shop with the League Here's a rundown of some upcoming events and promotions happening in Glen Ellyn in the next week or so. STATE CHAMPS! Glenbard West 'D' stops L-W East Cold Glenbard West 10, Lincoln-Way East 8: Henry Haeffner's first-half passing and Hayden Carlson's ferocious defense powered…
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Glen Ellyn Patch welcomes letters to the editor. Letters should be sent for consideration to Local Editor Mary Ann Lopez at email@example.com.
Dear Editor: Thank you to the 1,500 wonderful people who on November 3rd made a statement about homelessness by sleeping out in tents, boxes and cars to raise awareness of the growing problem of homeless families. Sleep Out Saturday is sponsored by Bridge Communities, the largest provider of transitional housing in DuPage County, serving 100 families each year. People from faith-based, community, corporate and family groups braved a cold night and experienced homelessness firsthand. I slept outside in my car with my grandson Nathan and granddaughter Olivia, while their younger siblings Claire and Ashley stayed indoors with their parents in a simulation of a homeless shelter. Our church, Good Shepherd in Naperville, made sure we were all…
Friday, November 2, 2012
In its ninth year, Sleep Out Saturday is the largest fundraiser for Bridge Communities. The nonprofit hopes to raise $130,000.
So far this year, the number of calls Bridge Communities has received from people in need of assistance has surpassed the total number of calls the Glen Ellyn nonprofit received in 2011. While many of those who call the nonprofit for information do not qualify for the organization’s transitional housing program, the fact that 1,900 calls were made speaks to the difficulties many DuPage County residents are experiencing. Bridge Communities provides a two-year transitional housing program to about 105 families every year. Housing those families costs about $35 per day, said Jenny Gates, manager of special events for Bridge Communities. Saturday, the nonprofit will host its biggest fundraiser of the year, Sleep Out Saturday. About 1,500 …
Tickets are still available for the event, which will be held Nov. 7.
Time is running out to purchase tickets for an event that will offer tea and a literary performance to benefit children's literacy. The Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center is hosting its Third Annual Literary Event, which will feature a performance from “academic entertainer” Barbara Rinella. The program is being held Nov. 7 at the St. Petronille Parish Center. During the event, tea, coffee and light refreshments will be served. Rinella will be presenting a program based on Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Massie’s biography, “Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman.” The goal of the event is to raise $5,000 and have more than 100 attendees - the number of people who attended last year, said Mary Beth Sackett, a board volunteer for the …