Art/Culture

Two-man comedy turns into heartfelt drama in VTG’s "Visiting Mr. Green"

Visiting Mr. Green at the Village Theatre Guild

"Visiting Mr. Green" pits an up-and-coming young executive against a crotchety old man in the Village Theatre Guild’s latest production, which opens May 22 and runs weekends through June 13.

Jeff Baron’s touching comedy brings a full measure of Jewish New York to VTG’s intimate Glen Ellyn playhouse with characters so well drawn and themes so universal that the off-Broadway hit has been translated into 22 languages. Eli Wallach originated the part of Mr. Green, winning many best actor awards for the role.

Event Start Date: 
May 22 2009 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Location: 
Village Theatre Guild
CGEP Green Presentation 2009

On Saturday May 16th Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation will host a unique seminar exploring the recent agreement between preservationists and environmentalists that the greenest building is the one already standing.

Keynote speaker, Mike Jackson, Chief Architect for the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and noted expert on embodied energy, will define the principles of sustainable design in terms of existing architecture. He will examine the environmental and financial effect of building reuse, life-cycle analysis, use of indigenous, renewable materials, and energy efficiency.

Event Start Date: 
May 16 2009 10:00am - 1:30pm
Location: 
Hadley Jr. High School

GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn, Swine Flu, and You

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Glen Ellyn residents most likely have heard the news about the Swine Flu through many hyper-hysteria media outlets.

Here is some factual information that you should know from the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention. We have added a link on to the GEL home page for up-to-the-minute announcements directly from the CDC. (See righthand column for updates.)

For more information visit the CDC website.

See where cases of the Swine Flu have been reported in the U.S. and around the world on Google Map.

The District 87 Board of Education met Monday night. It was the final meeting for Board members David Brown, Lorraine Schuller and Kathy Schmidt. A video homage was presented with encomiums from staff to each departing Board member.

In addition to farewell acknowledgement, there was serious business at hand.

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Although it rained and thundered most of Saturday, Mother Nature played nice during the morning to allow hundreds of Glen Ellyn youth a chance to parade down Main Street and congregate in Lake Ellyn Park to kick off opening day.

View photos of the parade here.

Barry White

What do 37 bikes, 82 car and sump pump batteries, 55 fire extinguishers, and 40,000 pounds of electronics have in common? They were just part of the truckloads of items dropped off by more than 1,000 Glen Ellyn residents at the village’s 2009 Recycling Extravaganza.

PHOTO CAPTION: Barry White makes his third trip to the Glen Ellyn Recycling Extravanganza in his bike to which a trailer of recyclables was attached, for the ultimate environmental example.

Ryan McPartlin

Tonight, Glen Ellyn native Ryan McPartlin stars in the final NBC episode of Chuck.

McPartlin plays Captain Awesome. In the season ending episode, Captain Awesome marries Ellie (Sarah Lancaster). (See preview below.)

Tribune TV writer Maureen Ryan describes McPartlin’s character as, “every inch the clean-cut all-American good guy.” She continues, “it's fitting, since this Glen Ellyn native and graduate of Glenbard South High School played football at University of Illinois.”

GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn Native John Huston Reaches North Pole, Makes History

John Huston, Glen Ellyn native and polar adventurer plans to make history

On March 2, 2009, in -37 degree temperatures and calm wind, Glen Ellyn native John Huston with fellow adventurer Tyler Fish began their historic ski trek to the North Pole.

On Saturday, April 25, 2009, Huston and Fish finished their journey making them the first Americans to ski to the North Pole without any assistance from others (ie air drops from support aircraft). For Huston, this makes him one of the few adventurers to ski to the North Pole and South Pole.

Date: April 25, 2009
Location: N90° 0.0'
Time Traveled: 16 hrs 15 minutes
Start: 1:15am (2/25)
End: 5:30pm (2/25)

GEL SHARE: Residents Celebrate Arbor Day in Glen Ellyn Woods

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Marty Voss “Mr. Tree” spearheaded the 7th Annual Arbor Day Celebration featuring the planting of a Callery Pear. 4 more trees now call the Woods home ~ bringing the total planted under this annual project to just over 100.

pictured left to right: Linda Ellinghausen, Hal Ellinghausen, LaVerne Laycock, Nancy Rogers, Joan Posejpal, Kathy O’Brien, Bill Shepherd, Marie Shepherd, and Barb Pfefferman

Prom is one of the most magical nights of the year for high school students, and it can also be one of the most dangerous. Statistics show that teen arrests spike on prom nights all over the country. According to the MADD organization, in 2004, during weekends around prom, graduation, and homecoming, 47 percent of traffic crash fatalities of 15 to 20 year olds were alcohol-related.

What’s a village to do? Back in 1996, Glenbard West High School launched an event that’s proven to provide fun for teens and peace of mind for parents. That’s the year Post Prom was born.

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