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GEL FUN: Glen Ellyn Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

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On March 17, 2009, everybody will be considered Irish for the day. It is one of the many traditions born from this great holiday. Everyone is included- most people will wear green clothing, eat corn beef and cabbage and drink green beer.

In Ireland, this is considered a religious holiday. History states that most families would attend church in the morning and celebrate in the afternoon with a feast of Irish bacon and cabbage. Any Lenten prohibitions against drinking and eating meat were waived for this celebratory day.

Glen Ellyn Friends of the Library Hosts Used Book Sale

The Glen Ellyn Friends of the Library will be hosting its annual two-day used book sale on Saturday, March 21, from 9:00AM - 4:00PM and Sunday, March 22, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM in the basement of the library at 400 Duane St., Glen Ellyn. An early-admission fee of $5 ($10 for book dealers with scanners) will be charged on Saturday from 9:00AM - 11:00AM; subsequent admission is free. On Sunday, bags of books will be sold for $5 per bag, which will be provided at the sale. For more information, please call Gina Meyers at (630)858-2972 or visit the library's website at www.gepl.org.

Event Start Date: 
Mar 21 2009 9:00am - Mar 22 2009 4:00pm
Location: 
GLen Ellyn Public Library

GEL NEWSFLASH: Downtown Strategic Plan Presentation

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Members of the Downtown Advisory Board along with consultants from Town Builder Studios presented their vision of downtown Glen Ellyn Thursday, Jan 15, 2008 at the Civic Center. Roughly 90 townspeople attended the meeting despite the extreme cold weather. Pat Melady, a DAB member, former trustee and downtown property owner joked with the audience that, "it would be a cold day in Glen Ellyn when they would discuss making changes to downtown."

Additional details and a summary about the presentation will be posted in the next few days along with photos.

GEL EXCLUSIVE: Back to the Future: Public Review of Downtown Plan

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A third and final public open house meeting to accommodate additional input and to review the preferred plan proposed by Town Builders Studio (TBS) is scheduled for Thursday, January 15, 2009 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the gymnasium on the second floor of the Civic Center. For more information contact: Staci Hulseberg, Director Planning and Development Department at 630-547-5250

Download the current draft of The Glen and Main Street Concepts 11/5/2008 5.97 MB

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