Recreation

Sarah Warren, a 15-year-old speed skater from Willowbrook, will be representing the United States in the short-track speed skating competition at the inaugural Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck, Austria. A member of the Glen Ellyn Speed Skating Club, she says she's always enjoyed going as fast as possible on the ice. Read More

GEL SHARE: District 87 makes concessions on Memorial Field lights

In response to community concerns, Glenbard High School District 87 officials say they're making concessions as part of their plan to install lights at Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn. But opponents of the plan, which calls for installation of four 70-foot and two 60-foot light poles at the Glenbard West practice field, aren't entirely happy with the surprise.

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Dear Editor:

As long-time residents and active volunteers in our Village, we would like to express our concern about District 87 plans to install 6 and 7-story light towers on the Glenbard West campus in the heart of our town.  We believe that the potential harm to the quality of life in the community is not an acceptable trade-off for the relatively small percentage of student athletes actually able to use night lighting for spring and fall extra-curricular activities at Memorial Park.

GEL EVENT: Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn Earthlings group is hosting a "Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange" on Saturday, May 21 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

The community plant exchange will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn located at 550 North Main Street, just north of downtown Glen Ellyn.

Event Start Date: 
May 21 2011 9:00am - 1:00pm
Location: 
550 N Main St.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn Park District Cuts Costs

A new majority of Glen Ellyn Park District board commissioners wasted no time Tuesday implementing measures intended to emphasize fiscal restraint.

It was the first board meeting with newly elected Commissioners Richard Dunn, Kathy Cornell and Gary Mayo, who ousted 12-year incumbent Ed Hess in the April election. They were endorsed by current Commissioners Melissa Creech, Jay Kinzler and Julia Nephew, who ran together as a slate two years before.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110503/news/705039669/#ixzz1Lp3Zb7sE

GEL NEWS: Manor Woods Reopens; Community Invited to Help in Clean Up Efforts

The Village of Glen Ellyn announces that Manor Woods will reopen to the public on Saturday, May 7.

To celebrate the reopening of the site, the Village is hosting a reopening event at 10am on Saturday, May 7 at the intersection of Brandon Avenue and Illinois Street in Glen Ellyn, just south of Lincoln School and west of Sunset Park.

Please join the Village and Boy Scout Pack 52 for an Arbor Day celebration at the same location at 10:15am for the planting of a tree.

GEL SHARE: Cornell, Mayo, Dunn the victors in Glen Ellyn Park District race

Cornell, Mayo, Dunn the victors in Glen Ellyn Park District race - Glen Ellyn residents Kathy Cornell, Gary Mayo and Richard Dunn won seats on the Glen Ellyn Park District Board of Commissioners Tuesday, according to unofficial election results.

GEL NEWS: Glen Ellyn Park District Candidates Profiled

The Park District Mission Statement is: to foster diverse, community-based leisure opportunities, through a harmonious blend of quality recreation programs, facilities and open space which will enhance the quality of life into the future.

Candidate Profiles
Kathy Cornell
Candidate Website: www.cornellmayodunn.com/
Profile: www.cornellmayodunn.com/kathy_cornell.html

Richard Dunn
Candidate Website: www.cornellmayodunn.com
Profile: www.cornellmayodunn.com/richard_dunn.html

Ed Hess (incumbent)

Meghan Malaney Plays Wheel of Fortune

Meghan Malaney of Glen Ellyn, IL, will be a contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” on Thursday, March 24, 2011.

Meghan is a big fan of “Wheel” and has been watching the show since she was a child. She works as an account manager and volunteers for the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in her free time.

Originally from River Falls, WI, Meghan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin and loves all Wisconsin sports. She plans to use her winnings to take a trip to visit her best friend in Ireland. Meghan tried out to be a contestant in Chicago, IL.

GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn Boys Awarded Highest Rank in Boy Scouting

Glen Ellyn Eagle Scouts Frank Modruson, Philip Woods, Braeden Stanley and Andrew Radon

Three Fires Council Troop 41 is proud to announce that Frank Modruson, Andrew Radon, Braeden Stanley and Philip Woods earned their Eagle Scout rank in November 2010. Only 2% of all Boy Scouts achieve the Eagle rank, the highest rank in Scouting. There will be a ceremony on March 19 at the First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn to commemorate their outstanding achievement.

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