Category: Fundraiser

Guillermo Lopez obtains a library card at Santori Public Library of Aurora.

Various methods available to obtain Aurora Library cards

By Anthony Stanford –  As a service to Aurora Public Library (APL) customers, and to provide information related to how to obtain a library card, APL from time to time reminds both Aurora and Aurora Township residents about the process to obtain a Library card. Aurora residents 18 and older,...

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Craft vendors needed for Fall Festival The DuPage Care Center is seeking craft vendors for the 51st annual Fall Festival to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 in the Center’s west parking lot. The Festival will have many features, including a classic car show, a...

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Yanise Ho Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds stranger kindness

Roller blade travel to raise scholarship funds and to prove the kindness of strangers

Victoria Schmitt of Yorkville bid farewell recently to a new friend, 23-year-old Yanise Ho, originally from Hong Kong (click here for her website). The immediate destination for Ho was Iowa and ultimately Portland, Ore., all by roller blades. Yes, the college student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Mass....

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Third annual Batavia Dinner Table River Street Batavia MainStreet event

Batavia Dinner Table

The long Batavia Dinner Table on River Street, in its third annual Batavia MainStreet event, held Sunday afternoon, raised more than $10,000. Batavia MainStreet is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization for Downtown Batavia. Christopher Faber, it was revealed this week, has been named its executive director. Click here for a news...

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Football, Fitzgerald, fundraising, fuel for Northwestern University

By Joe Ruklick –  First of two parts –  This Summer’s football practice marks three months of fierce dedication by Northwestern University’s football Wildcats. Amid heat, annoying injuries, and ferocious rivalries, players are looking toward the this season’s schedule certain that last season’s success proved the Purple are capable of...

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Aurora Navy League Council 247 to hold annual picnic Aug. 21

The Aurora Navy League Council 247 will hold its annual picnic Tuesday, Aug. 21. The meeting will be held at the home of Sharon and Kent Catich, 2900 Tanner Road, North Aurora, to start at 5 p.m. and will finish at around 8 p.m.. The public is invited and you...

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Fox Valley Habitat party Aug. 18 Fox Valley Habitat will have events Saturday, Aug. 18 and Sunday, Sept. 9. The first event will be Faith Build 2018 Community Block Party, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and radio station K-LOVE, fun, food, fellowship, music, raffle baskets and activities for the family....

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Reason to Rock for Scleroderma Fun Walk The event will help raise funds for research of Scleroderma, a chronic, often progressive autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system attacks its own tissues. The event will be Sunday at Northwestern Medicine Field, 34W002 Cherry Lane in Geneva. Registration will open...

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Veterans Serenity Park Announced in Oswego, Ill View from River Rendering

Veterans Serenity Park in Oswego Announced

Oswego area veterans organizations, community members, and the Oswegoland Park District have collaborated to form the Veterans Serenity Park Committee. This unique community partnership will continue with  plans to build Veterans Serenity Park, along the Fox River in Oswego. The Park will be on Adams Street at the north edge...

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GoFundMe page for Fox Valley Trolley Museum

Last week the Fox Valley Trolley Museum in South Elgin was vandalized by two minors and there was $110,000 in damage to eight cars. The museum has created a GoFundMe page, www.gofundme.com/fox-river-trolley-museum, for those who are willing or wish to make donations to help cover the costs of these repairs....

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Aurora Downtown Events Discussed at Kiwanis Club

Aurora Downtown Events Discussed at Kiwanis Club of Aurora

Marissa Amoni, events coordinator for Aurora Downtown, receives a coffee mug from John Ross, president of Kiwanis Club of Aurora, at the Kiwanis meeting Tuesday at the Prisco Center in Aurora. She discussed future events, including the 16th annual Downtown Taste, Tuesday, July 31, and Alley Arts Festival, August 25....

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Ed Gjertsen of Winnetka winner of 2018 PrairieFest Quilt Raffle

Ed Gjertsen of Winnetka winner of this year’s PrairieFest Quilt Raffle

They show the winning quilt. The Quilters Dozen Quilting Club of Oswego recently revealed the winner of this year’s PrairieFest Quilt Raffle. Picking up his quilt is Ed Gjertsen of Winnetka. Presenting the quilt, Quilters Dozen members Sandy Dieter, left, and Diana Schlosser, club president. The “Twirling Triangles” quilt was...

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Simply Destinee Taco Fundraiser July 27 Supporters of Simply Destinee Youth Center are invited to purchase a plate of tacos from any member of Simply Destinee for $10. from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, July 27, at the Simply Destinee building, 131 W. Illinois Avenue, Aurora. The dinner consists...

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Two individuals from New York who purchased tickets thinking the concert was in Oswego, N.Y.

Oswego, Ill., not Oswego, N.Y.!

The Goo Goo Dolls concert Saturday at Arranmore Farm and Polo Club in Oswego includes two individuals from New York who purchased tickets thinking the concert was in Oswego, N.Y.. They decided to make the trip and use the tickets to see singer Gavin DeGraw. The inaugural Cal’s Concert Series...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Remembrance of Rev. Wesby, 30 years later, a celebration

There will be a celebration Friday through Sunday of the life and good works of the late Reverend Robert Wesby of Aurora. It has been 30 years since his untimely death and a strong group, 14 committee members, of the Progressive Baptist Church in Aurora, will bring to life what...

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Kendall Arts Guild accepts mural fund donations

The Kendall Arts Guild (KAG) is a partner with the Yorkville Public Library to have mural artist, Eulojio Ortega, paint a mural in the main entrance to the library. “A breathtaking example of Eulojio’s work can be viewed at the Kendall County Courthouse, where a mural featuring the history of...

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Turner golf outing July 26 at Blackberry Oaks

The eighth Annual Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing has been rescheduled due to severe weather and will take place Thursday, July 26 at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, 2245 Kennedy Road, Bristol! Registration will start at noon and the event will begin with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. and the...

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Senior Services Associates, Inc., at the Aurora Rotary Club

Senior Services Associates dedicated to sustaining and improving the quality of life for mature adults

Micki Miller, assistant executive director of Senior Services Associates, Inc., shares information at the Rotary Club of Aurora meeting, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. Senior Services Associates, Inc. is a non-profit agency with offices in Aurora, Crystal Lake, Elgin, McHenry, and Yorkville. They are dedicated to sustaining and...

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Fox Valley Park Foundation’s Golf for Kids fundraiser

Golf for Kids’ fundraiser assists mission of recreation

By Amy Roth – Jim Pilmer sums up the Fox Valley Park Foundation’s Golf for Kids fundraiser in one simple sentence: “It’s all about dollars that go directly to recreational opportunities for kids.” Pilmer, who has been the executive director of Fox Valley Park District since November 2015, gives credit...

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