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Wednesday, 02 October 2013 00:00
Improvements set at Indian Creek Park
Indian Creek Park is set to receive a series of improvements following approval by the Fox Valley Park District Board of Trustees on a bid of $248,000 from Fuerte Systems Landscaping of Plainfield.
While the neighborhood park encompasses 49 acres – extending south to the Illinois Prairie Path – the improvements are focused on the eight-acre area bordering Molitor Road.
The makeover will feature a new, modern playground replacement that will include the addition of adult fitness components that offer an active alternative for parents, according to Jeff Palmquist, director of planning, grants and development.
The plan also includes addition of a shelter as a complement to the playground area. The asphalt path adjacent to the playground will be resurfaced, and accessibility improvements added to the parking lot.
Fuerte Systems Landscaping has completed similar improvement projects at many Fox Valley parks, including Church Road, Amberwood, Montgomery, Lebanon and Cowherd, among others.
Blackberry Farm hosts Pumpkin Weekends
Blackberry Farm will celebrate the fall season throughout the month of October with its popular Pumpkin Weekends beginning Saturday, Oct.5.
Each weekend – and Columbus Day (Oct. 14) – Blackberry Farm will be festively decorated in the spirit of pumpkin season. A picnic area will feature an assortment of pumpkins for purchase, and a decorating station with painting supplies is provided.
Carousel rides, hay wagon rides and tours on the “Pumpkin Train” also are part of each weekend’s festivities. Park hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Columbus Day). Admission is $5 per person.
An added attraction is the new Adventure Playground, a uniquely innovative play area featuring climbing decks, slides, ropes and catwalk-style bridges connecting an array of playhouses on multiple levels.
A magic show will be featured Oct. 13, with the Trick-or-Treat Walk and Costume Contest to be held Oct. 20 from noon to 3 p.m.
For more information on Pumpkin Weekends, call Blackberry Farm at 630-892-1550.
Cougars seek schools for Ozzie's Reading Club
The Kane County Cougars are seeking schools to participate in the 2014 Ozzie's Reading Club program.
Ozzie's Reading Club is an eight-week reading incentive program sponsored by the Kane County Cougars open to children in grades K-8.
Ozzie's Reading Club tracks the progress of a student's reading around the bases of a baseball diamond with the three bases and home plate representing two weeks worth of reading. Each teacher may determine his or her own reading requirements for each base. Students completing the program's requirements "hit a home run" and earn a free ticket to an April or May Cougars game designated by their school. Other rewards may include a bookmark, a voucher for a hot dog and soda as well as an official Ozzie Reading Club drawstring bag.
WCC's Sugar Grove site hosts College Day
Waubonsee Community College will host representatives from more than 100 colleges and universities across the nation at its annual College Night on Monday, Oct. 7. The event, which is free and open to the public, runs from 6 to 8 p.m. on the north side of the college’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive.
In addition to having the opportunity to meet with college representatives and gather information, participants can also attend presentations on a variety of important topics, including the college selection process, financial aid, and Waubonsee’s programs and services.
For a complete list of presentations and participating colleges, visit www.waubonsee.edu/collegenight or call Waubonsee’s Admissions department at (630) 466-7900, ext. 5756.
Naperville's Main St. to close for project
Pending weather and unforeseen circumstances, Main Street between Van Buren and Benton avenues is anticipated to close beginning this week until summer 2014 as construction begins in October on the Main Street Promenade East development, a $30 million retail-and-office project in downtown Naperville. Motorists traveling through that portion of downtown Naperville are advised to be cautious of construction occurring in the area and allow extra time to reach their destination.
Construction of the Main Street Promenade East development, located on the northeast corner of Main Street and Van Buren Avenue, is scheduled to begin in early October. As part of the project, Main Street will be reconstructed and the sidewalks on both sides of the roadway will be improved. Both the roadway and sidewalks will be closed between Benton and Van Buren avenues through summer 2014. Pedestrian access will be maintained to the businesses on the west side of Main Street from Van Buren Avenue.
Motor vehicle access to the Van Buren Parking Deck will remain unaffected throughout the project.
For more information on the City of Naperville, visit www.naperville.il.us. Sign up to receive the latest news on the City of Naperville's projects and initiatives via email at www.naperville.il.us/enews.aspx.
Volleyball Battle for the Cure at West Aurora
The West Aurora and Wheaton North High School girls volleyball teams will use their Oct. 17 competition to raise funds for research in the fight against breast cancer.
The junior varsity and varsity teams play at 5 and 6 p.m. in the West gymnasium, 1201 W. New York St., Aurora. Admission is $5 for adults and $4 for students.
The evening will include performances by step team, cheerleaders, poms and the pep band. Visitors will have an opportunity to participate in raffles and silent auctions and to purchase pink T-shirts.
For more information, contact Coach Kari Nicholson at 630-301-6515 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
East Aurora soccer to battle cancer, Metea
The Oct. 5 East Aurora High School varsity boys’ soccer game against Metea Valley High School will take on more significance than the average athletic contest. The home game will also be a fundraiser to fight breast cancer.
Admission to the game, which is normally free, will be $2. Additionally, parents and supporters will be selling food at the game. All proceeds from admission and food sales will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Fans in attendance will receive a breast cancer awareness bracelet, donated by the Research Foundation.
The event will be called “Kicking It To Cancer by Tomcats.”
In addition to the fundraising, fans will get a chance to see an excellent soccer team. The boys’ team has only lost once this season, while racking up three wins and two ties. The team is ranked in the Sun-Times top 20 prep teams for the Chicagoland area.
The fundraiser has a personal connection for East head coach Javier Hernandez. Both he (non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma) and his mother (breast cancer) are cancer survivors.
DuPage sets shredding event at Public Works
DuPage County is sponsoring a free document shredding event for all City of Naperville and DuPage County residents from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Public Works Service Center, 180 Fort Hill Drive. The event is rain or shine but will be postponed or canceled due to severe or dangerous weather conditions. For more information, call (630) 407-6700 or visit www.dupageco.org/recyclingevents.
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 October 2013 14:23