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Wednesday, 09 October 2013 00:00
'Gifts from Home' for Aurorans in military
The City of Aurora’s annual “Gifts from Home” program assures all local military veterans know they are always in our thoughts, especially around the holidays.
The long standing program supplies Aurora residents serving in the military at home or abroad with a one-pound gift box of mixed nuts along with a holiday greeting card from the community.
The City is asking Aurora families who want to participate in “Gifts from Home” to submit the following information so a gift is sent to the service man or woman:
The name of the active military member; rank; complete military address as it should appear line-by-line; and a home address in Aurora.
St. Charles' family Zombie Run Oct. 25
St. Charles' first-ever 5K Family Zombie Fun Run & Walk takes place along the trails of Primrose Farm, 5N726 Crane Road. Sign up as either a human or zombie participant. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded.
After running for your life, enjoy campfire refreshments and a hayride. The run takes place on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 4 to 10 p.m.. The run for your life begins at 4:30 p.m.. For ages 6 and over. Fee is $25 for residents and $37.50 for nonresidents and includes an event t-shirt. Advance registration is required at stcparks.org.
Record enrollment of 3,048 at North Central
North Central College began the 2013-2014 academic year Sept. 16 with a record number of students.
Total enrollment stands at 3,048 undergraduate and graduate students, eclipsing the 3,000 mark for the second straight year. The College welcomed 852 new full-time undergraduate students.
For fall 2013, the incoming class includes 55 new international students from countries as diverse as Mongolia, Niger, Yemen, China, Sweden, Turkey and Spain. The gender ratio of the class of 2017 is nearly balanced at 49 percent male and 51 percent female. Eighty-four percent of first-year students are living on campus.
Holocaust survivor to speak Oct. 16 at WCC
Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 in the Auditorium of Waubonsee Community College’s Sugar Grove Campus, Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive. Tickets are $10 and are available at www.waubonseetickets.com. All tickets are subject to a transaction fee.
Born in Germany, Blumenthal Lazan’s parents moved the family to Holland following Hitler’s rise to power — only to become trapped after that country was occupied by the Nazis. Over the next five years, the Blumenthals were forced to live in refugee, transit and prison camps before finally making the journey to America in 1948 and settling in Peoria, Ill.
Almost 50 years later, in 1996, with the help of author Lila Perl, Lazan wrote a memoir called “Four Perfect Pebbles: A Holocaust Story.” Publishers Weekly noted, “Amid a growing number of memoirs about the Holocaust, this book warrants attention both for the uncommon experiences it records and for the fullness of the record."
Blumenthal Lazan currently tours the country talking about her experiences while teaching tolerance and respect.
Code Official of year from Montgomery
Laura Rouse-DeVore received the International Code Council’s (ICC) Gerald H. Jones Code Official of the Year Award on Oct. 1, the first time anyone from Illinois has received the award and the first female recipient.
The award is one of ICC’s most prestigious and is given annually to an individual whose contribution to the code enforcement profession is meritorious and worthy of recognition.
She also created a publication article and brochure for the village on the “Importance of Code Enforcement.” These items are available on the Village’s website. Rouse-DeVore is currently the chairperson of the national public awareness campaign for the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE) on that topic.
Rouse-DeVore was hired by the Village in April of 2012 and accepted the IACE position in December.
Haunting horrors at Naper Settlement
Experience two of the darkest nights of the year with haunting creatures, eerie entertainment and must-see horrors from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at Naper Settlement, 523 S. Webster St.
This one-of-a-kind experience brings some of the scariest characters of the past, present and future to life. Tickets are $10 per person in advance and $15 per person at the door. For more information, visit www.napersettlement.museum.
Matching grants for St. Charles improvements
The St. Charles Corridor Improvement Commission has matching grants available for approved improvements to the landscape and streetscape of downtown properties located in Special Service Area SSA1B or frontage properties on Main St., Randall Rd., Kirk Rd. and Rt. 38.
Eligibility and design guidelines apply. For more information, contact Matthew O’Rourke at 630-377-4443.
—Suburban News Briefs is compiled from news sources and submitted items.
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