Whether you are looking for a way to celebrate your sweetie or you would rather share your anti-Valentine's Day mood, here are some ideas for spending the day in Glen Ellyn.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Here are a few ideas for gift ideas and ways to spend Valentine's Day in Glen Ellyn. Is your business planning something special? Add it in comments.
Whether you need to buy a gift for your sweetheart, want something new and different to do with date or want to pamper yourself (whether you are single, dating or married) we have a few ideas for ways to spend your time and your cash on Valentine’s Day. A number of businesses will have special promotions and or events happening in Glen Ellyn. If your business is doing something special and you want everyone to know, share it in our comments. Ten Thousand Villages At the store, which provides stable employment for artisans from across the world and is a leader in fair trade, Valentine’s Day shoppers can find deals on jewelry. The store is holding a buy one, get on half-off jewelry sale through Valentine’s Day. Enchantments Valentine’s Day …
Friday, February 8, 2013
Some facts about the holiday and no surprise the popularity of candy and flowers can't be beat.
Valentine’s Day is a day for displays of affection, and for years, two popular signs of that affection have been candy and flowers, with chocolate and roses on the top of the list. Some U. S. Census calculations follow. CANDY 1,177 Manufacturing establishments that produced chocolate and cocoa products in 2009, employing 34,252 people. $12.6 billion Total value of shipments in 2009 for firms producing chocolate and cocoa products. Nonchocolate confectionery product manufacturing, meanwhile, was a $7.4 billion industry. 3,386 Number of confectionery and nut stores in the United States in 2009. 24.7 pounds Per capita consumption of candy by Americans in 2010. FLOWERS $375 million The combined wholesale value of domestically produced cut …
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
There is still time to order a signing Valentine from the Chorus of DuPage.
If you are ready to burst into song at the thought of how much you love your spouse or significant other, but don’t trust your singing skills, for a few dollars you can share some lyrical love. Members of the Chorus of DuPage, a men’s barbershop chorus, will be spreading the love with song to lucky recipients throughout the Glen Ellyn area on Valentine’s Day. Several Chorus of DuPage barbershop quartets will make their way across Chicago’s western suburbs to deliver singing valentines to sweethearts. They will break into song in restaurants, schools, offices and anywhere the love is flowing. In preparation for the Valentine’s Day holiday, the organization is accepting orders for singing telegrams. A basic singing Valentine is $40, and …
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will hold its hike for adults on Feb. 9 at Fullersburg Woods. Registration is required.
Love is in the air. For the outdoorsy lovebirds out there, the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County has romantic evening planned in advance of Valentine’s Day. The forest preserve district is hosting its Valentine’s Day tradition, the “Romantic Night Hike” at the Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center in Oak Brook. The hike will be held Feb. 9 from 7 to 9 p.m. Couples, who register, will be invited to stroll along lantern-lit paths that meander through the woods, while enjoying the sound of burbling water as the Salt Creek passes under the scenic bridges, according to the Forest Preserve District of DuPage County. In addition, there will be hot chocolate and at the end of the trail there will be a fire for roasting marshmallows and…
Friday, January 18, 2013
Community members can help support students as they write notes and letters to hospitalized veterans.
In a continuing tradition, students at Glenbard District 87 schools will be showing their gratitude to veterans this Valentine’s Day. Students from all four high schools will gather after school on Jan. 30 to create valentines for veterans who are hospitalized in hospitals in Illinois and overseas. Residents who want to support the effort are encouraged to consider chaperoning, donating art supplies or snacks. The Advocating Character Through Service Committee, Students for Students, Key Club, Interact Club and the Glenbard Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports teams are sponsoring the event, according to District 87. During the afterschool event, students gather with friends, clubs or teams to write letters or thank you notes, …
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
If I didn't see it done myself, I would have sworn Stevie Wonder hung my closet rods.
After almost six years in my house, I decided it was time to clean my closet. The only problem is my version of cleaning usually includes some sort of remodeling. In my head, the job was simple enough: I would reduce three walls of inaccessible hanging space to one well-organized wall by removing the rod from one, and installing it on the other. I even measured. As it turned out, the project was more archeology than architecture—the builder made a mess of the original job. Years ago, as the carpenter installed the rods, I walked into the room to tell him how I wanted the space configured. He told me he didn’t care and he was going to do what he wanted. Once I dug into the project, it was clear why. Behind the rods and brackets, it was …