President gets his Irish up during a St. Patrick's Day encounter.
St. Patrick's Day
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Friday, March 15, 2013
Take a look at a few things going on in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn this weekend.
Friday, March 15 Hadley Students Present 'Ugly Duckling Adaptation: 'Honk!', 7 p.m., Hadley Junior High, Glen Ellyn, $7 Saturday, March 16 Bake Sale, Fundraiser for Little Free Library in Cosley Zoo, 8 a.m., Studio 209, Wheaton Friends of the Library Used Book Sale, 8 a.m., Glen Ellyn Public Library A Celebration of Tables!!, 9 a.m., 393 N. Main St., Glen Ellyn, $15 City of Wheaton Budget Workshops, 9 a.m., Wheaton City Hall READ: "WHERE TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK'S DAY IN DuPAGE COUNTY" SHOPS OF WHEATON --- GRAND OPENING, all day, 1245 Butterfield Rd. St. Partrick's Day Weekend (Menu), 11:30 a.m., The Bank Restaurant & Bar, Wheaton North South Shootout Lacrosse Tournament, 2 p.m., Wheaton North High School Hadley Students Present 'Ugly …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
March 17 marks the Feast of Saint Patrick, the parton saint of Ireland. We at Patch share some spots around the county to eat, drink and be merry.
Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and with the holiday falling on Sunday, many eateries, bars and restaurants will be celebrating all weekend long. We have compiled a list of some spots around the area where you may want to stop and grab a pint and a bite, whether corned beef and cabbage or “kegs and eggs.” Where is your favorite place to hang out? Don’t see it listed? Share it in comments. Find it here, rate your favorite and share a review. All Wined Up 27 S. Prospect Ave., Clarendon Hills It may not be a St. Patrick’s event, but you can still enjoy live music with Dave Matthews band cover singer Eric Totherow. No cover will be charged and the music will be playing from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Q Billiards and Sports in Darien 8109 S. …
Saturday, March 17, 2012
March 17 celebrates St. Patrick and all things Irish.
The U.S. Census Bureau computes that only 11.2% percent of United States residents are of Irish decent. But you would not know that every March 17. As the saying goes, everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day in America has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948. Congress proclaimed March as Irish-American Heritage Month in 1995, and the president issues a proclamation commemorating…
Monday, March 12, 2012
Do the Irish have the corner on luck?
Saturday is St. Patrick’s Day, when everyone is Irish for a day. Everyone has heard about “the luck of the Irish.” But you don’t have to be Irish to feel lucky to be alive. What do you feel lucky about? Tell us. GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney may feel lucky having landed last week as the top choice of Patch's unscientific poll: Who would you vote for if the primary were held today? Romney edged out President Obama, capturing 29 percent of the vote to Obama's 27 percent. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul tied with 20 percent of the vote, and Newt Gingrich was a distant fifth with 2 percent.