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Wednesday, 29 January 2014 00:00

Geneva seeks new 3rd Ward alderman

Geneva is seeking candidates to represent the 3rd Ward after Alderman Dawn Vogelsberg resigned from the City Council this week.

Residents interested in serving on the City Council must submit a letter of interest and resume postmarked no later than Monday, Feb. 3 to Mayor Kevin Burns, Geneva City Hall, 22 S. First St., Geneva, IL 60134. The envelope should include the reference "3rd Ward Alderman" on the front. 

Alderman Vogelsberg announced her resignation during the Jan. 21 City Council meeting after serving the 3rd Ward for 10 years. Under state statute, Mayor Burns is responsible for submitting an appointee for consideration by the Geneva City Council within 60 days of a vacancy.

Mayor Burns will review all the applications and plans to bring his nomination choice forward to the City Council by the end of February for a formal vote.

For more information, including a list of eligibility requirements and to see a ward map, visit the City's website at www.geneva.il.us.


Entries sought for St. Patrick's Day parade

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is accepting entries for the 2014 St. Patrick's Parade.

Forms are due by Feb. 14. Organizations, businesses, school groups, service clubs and more are invited to participate in this community event taking place at 2 p.m. on March 15.

Find forms and more information on this event at:www.downtownstcharles.org/stpats 


Naperville Band hosts winter concert Feb. 9

The Naperville Municipal Band’s winter concert, “Winter Winds in Illinois,” will be held at 3 p.m. on Feb. 9 at Naperville Central High School, 440 W. Aurora Ave. The joint concert will be held with the Madison Junior High School band. For more information, visit www.napervilleband.org. 

The band is also now accepting applications for ice cream social sponsors for concerts in Central Park held at 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from June 5 through Aug.14. Application materials must be received by Monday, March 3. For more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Dinner, jazz benefits West Aurora bands

The West Aurora High School Band Boosters is hosting a dinner and an evening of jazz performed by the West High jazz bands at 6 p.m., March 7, at Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Road, Aurora.

All proceeds will benefit the band programs at the high school.

Reservations are $50 per person.  Dinner will consist of a deluxe buffet with dessert. Buffet includes prime rib, chicken, pork loin, vegetable lasagna, whipped potatoes, vegetables and salad bar with assorted cold salads. Coffee, tea and soft drinks are included.  

A cash bar will be available all evening. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres will be served beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

The evening will also include raffles and live and silent auction items. Seating is limited and reservations must be received by March 1.  Tables seat 10. 

Checks should be payable to West Aurora Band Boosters. Mail reservations to Sarah Heiss, 156 N. Buckingham Drive, Sugar Grove, Ill.  60554. No tickets will be issued. Reservation confirmation will be by phone or email.

For more information, call Lydia Barte11, (630) 334-9017; Sarah Heiss, (630) 3222-6082; Ann Patrick, (630) 3779-7901 or Rowena Raymundo, (630) 3264-6316.


Kline Creek to host old-time taffy pull

The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County invites individuals, families, home-school groups and Scout troops to Kline Creek Farm, the District’s 1890s living-history farm at 1N600 County Farm Road in West Chicago, to make candy the old-fashioned way during “Taffy-Pulling Party” programs on Feb. 8, 15, and 22.

These one-hour programs will begin at 9:30 and 10:45 a.m. and 1:15 and 2:30 p.m. in the warm kitchen of the farmhouse. Participants will measure the ingredients and help prepare molasses candy and stretch and pull the taffy as it cools. They’ll then wrap some up to enjoy at home. Visitors will also tour the historic farmhouse to discover what life was like for the 19th-century folks who would have enjoyed this same activity.

The Taffy-Pulling Party costs just  $5 per person. The program is open to ages 6 and up; children under 18 must be with an adult. Advance registration is required by calling Kline Creek Farm at (630) 876-5900.


NCC to host annual international fair

North Central College's Office of International Programs will host the 17th annual International Festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 9 in the Merner Field House, 450 S. Brainard St. The festival will feature educational exhibits, international cuisine, performances and more. Tickets are $7 at the door or $5 in advance from the Office of International Programs, 48 E. Jefferson Ave. For more information, contact Bessma Shammas at (630) 637-5132 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


AAUW Hosts Discussion of Women's Health Issues

Join the American Association of University Women (AAUW) Naperville Area on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 p.m. at the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Drive, for an informative conversation with health care experts regarding changing recommendations for women as well as strategies for maintaining optimum health. 

For more information, contact Deb at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or visit AAUW at www.naperville-il.aauw.net.


Extensive trimming at Freeman-Kame

A tree and brush-thinning project will get underway at Freeman Kame Forest Preserve, near Gilberts, the week of Jan. 27. 

This project is part of a multi-year effort to improve woodland conditions, reduce invasive brush, and improve conditions for oak regeneration in the Kane County forest preserve. 

A contractor hired by the Forest Preserve District will thin the invasive trees and brush. The work area encompasses 30 acres of the Camp Tomo Chi-Chi Knolls portion of the preserve, south of Freeman Road. 

The thinning project will improve the woodlands by allowing more light to reach the woodland floor. 

The entire preserve will be open during the project, however, residents visiting the site are asked to be mindful of contractors and machinery in the preserve. 

For more information about the Forest Preserve District of Kane County, visit www.kaneforest.com. 


Geneva author to sign copies of debut book

Geneva author Annie Hansen will sign her novel, "Give Me Chocolate," from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8, at Read Between The Lynes Bookstore, 129 Van Buren St. in Woodstock. The public is invited. "Chocolate" is the debut book in the Kelly Clark mystery series. Call (815) 206-5967 for more information.


Naperville READS hosts meet and greet

The Naperville READS community-wide reading initiative launches its 2014 program with two free “Meet and Greet” author events at 7 p.m. on both Wednesday, Feb. 5 and Thursday, Feb. 6  in Pfeiffer Hall, 310 E. Benton Ave. Meet six of this year's 12 featured authors each evening as they  talk about and sign their books. For more information, visit www.napervillereads.org. 


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