Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Sen. Kirk Dillard recently honored Glen Ellyn resident Natalie Insley.
A Glen Ellyn resident was honored recently for her volunteer service. But, that wasn’t all. She was also honored on her birthday, which set a milestone. On her 100th birthday, Feb. 15, Natalie Insley, was honored for her 33-year service at the York Township Senior Dining Center. State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) celebrated the event with Insley, commending her for long-time service to the community. She received a certificate from Dillard.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Is there a person you know who has made Glen Ellyn a better place thanks to his or her actions this year? Tell us by nominating that person. Deadline is 5 p.m. Wed., Dec. 20. Readers will then vote on the nominees.
While the national media begins its year end coverage of the big names and issues of 2012, we are going to take a look closer to home. Who helped make Glen Ellyn a better place to live in 2012? Whether it’s your neighbor who volunteers with an after school program or spends time giving back on a local board or a local official you think has helped change things for the better, who would you choose? Maybe it’s you! If you know someone who made Glen Ellyn a better place in the past year, contributed time and energy to various causes or even made a smaller impact that's still important, nominate him or her. Now's the time to shine a spotlight on that man or woman who doesn't draw the attention he or she so richly deserves. Fill out the form …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
A dozen Glen Ellyn restaurants will donate 10 percent of their receipts today to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
So much goes on during the summer, with people vacationing and parents running the kids around to activities, nonprofits see a decline in donations as people direct their energy elsewhere. At the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, donations definitely drop during summer, but though things are a little sparser at the pantry, the organization is always prepared to help those in need, according to an official with the nonprofit. Wednesday, locals have a way to give back to the organization while enjoying a meal at their favorite restaurant. Diners can “Take a Bite Out of Hunger” while eating at participating restaurants,which will donate 10 percent of their receipts Wednesday to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry. The food pantry is located within Grace …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Alicia Rasnic began volunteering with Bridge Communities five years ago. She recently helped supervise the creation of a new garden at a Bridge-owned apartment complex.
Alicia Rasnic loves to garden. Her experience out in the garden played a key role in a new project Bridge Communities started earlier this summer. Rasnic, a long-time Glen Ellyn resident, began volunteering with Bridge Communities five years ago. She learned about the nonprofit from a friend who invited her to its annual Garden Party. “Because I was retired, I wanted something to get involved with, and Bridge seemed to be a really good opportunity,” Rasnic said. When she signed up to volunteer with Bridge Communities, Rasnic was asked to participate on the development committee doing outreach in the community to raise awareness of the nonprofit and secure donations and support from area businesses. Over the years she has participated in a…