Category Archives: April 2011 Edition

A taste of the Middle East: Mediterraneo of DeKalb

Looking for something unusual when you’re stepping out to dine in downtown DeKalb? Check out Mediterraneo, one of the newest restaurants in DeKalb that caters primarily to vegetarians.

The restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, which is vegetarian by nature. Moe Mroueh, one of Mediterraneo’s owners, maintains that one of the primary reasons for serving the food is to emphasize healthy eating.

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Photos from Kites Over Sycamore

Check out our Flickr photostream of a few photos from this past weekend’s Kites Over Sycamore festival. There were dozens of kites flying, from the simple to some that were quite colorful and extravagant. Plans are already underway by Kar-Fre Flowers for a bigger and better Kites Over Sycamore in 2012!

Category : April 2011 Edition, Local Events, Sycamore
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New Values Magazine attends Kites Over Sycamore, announces winners of our drawing

If you were driving out of Sycamore going east this past Saturday, no doubt you saw the many colorful kites flying high in the air above Kar-Fre Flowers. It was their annual Kites Over Sycamore festival and it was very well attended.

Staff from New Values Magazine were there too, handing out the latest copies of our magazine, selling Kites Over Sycamore t-shirts and taking entries for our drawing of either a free Kites Over Sycamore t-shirt or a $25 gift certificate to Kar-Fre Flowers.

Dozens entered the drawing and the winners are….

Christy Oehlert as the winner of the free t-shirt and Marlo Oostmeyer as the winner of the Kar-Fre Flowers gift certificate!

Look for New Values Magazine at more upcoming events, including the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at Amber Pines Banquet Center in Sycamore on Tuesday, May 10th from 5 to 7 pm.

Category : April 2011 Edition, Local Events
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Join us tomorrow at Kites Over Sycamore

New Values Magazine will be at Kites Over Sycamore tomorrow at Kar-Fre Flowers in Sycamore. Come join us and construct a kite and fly it in the fields behind Kar-Fre. We’ll be raffling off two prizes — a free Kites Over Sycamore t-shirt and a $20 gift certificate to Kar-Fre Flowers.

The Kites Over Sycamore event starts at 10 am and ends about 4 pm. Weather permitting, this a great family fun event that is free and a great spring event.

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Look great on your special day: Two tanning options

To offer something to those not interested in UV tanning, SunWorkz has added Air Brush tanning. Air brush tanning offers tanners options beyond just UV tanning. Timing could not be better with Prom and Wedding season just around the corner!

Airbrush tanning: How does it work?
The tanning customer visits SunWorkz and can wear their bathing suit or shorts and a tank top. The tanning specialist will go through the basics of sunless tanning and answer any questions the tanner may have.

Next the tanning customer is air brushed. In a few short minutes they are tan. However, this initial tan is really just a bronzer that is airbrushed on so the tanning specialist can see where they have airbrushed and where they have not. In a few hours the customer will shower and wash this bronzer off.

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Category : April 2011 Edition, FitWorkz, SunWorkz
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It’s official! “Blinky” is Spex Expressions’ new mascot!

After nearly 400 votes, over 135 submitted names and three months of voting (online, in our office and at various events and functions all over Sycamore and DeKalb), Spex Expressions’ giant eyeball mascot finally has a name (picked by Ed Picket) — Blinky!

You may have seen Blinky wandering around at the recent Sycamore-DeKalb Community Expo held at the Sycamore High School Fieldhouse. He also made an appearance this past winter at the Ben Gordon Center’s Walleyball Tournament. He’s been countless other places too and you’re going to be seeing a lot of him in the upcoming months.

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Cinco de Mayo comes again to Sycamore!

It’s almost May and with that comes the Cinco de Mayo Celebration, hosted by Taxco Restaurant of Sycamore. Come enjoy a fun-packed day of live music, traditional dancing, kids games,  a moon walk, petting zoo, pony rides, pinatas, a margarita bar and much, much more!

Sunday, May 1st is the day, from 2 pm to 10 pm on Bill Johnson Boulevard, behind Taxco Restaurant.

Category : April 2011 Edition, Local Events, Taxco Restaurant
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The April 2011 edition of New Values Magazine has arrived!

Much like our much-anticipated welcoming of spring, the April issue of New Values Magazine is arriving in consumer’s mailboxes and articles from our advertisers are being released here online every day. This month, we’re celebrating Spring with cheerful cover full of kites in anticipation of Kites Over Sycamore.

We’d like to welcome some new advertisers to New Values Magazine this month, including:

  • Mediterraneo Restaurant in downtown DeKalb
  • Sunshine Scoop Shop and Bakery in DeKalb
  • NB&T
  • ServiceMASTER Clean
  • Biolife of DeKalb
  • LED Light Solutions in Sycamore
  • Ralph’s Car Wash & Detail Center
  • Amber Manor in DeKalb
  • Pardridge Insurance of Sycamore

Welcome our new advertisers and be sure to check out their ads in our magazine and their helpful and informational articles here online.

Category : April 2011 Edition, Featured
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Having trouble with your car’s fuel system?

Today we’re talking about fuel system cleaning. The first thing to know is how important it is to have a clean fuel system. You need fuel to go, and the cleaner your fuel system, the more efficiently the fuel will burn. That means more power and better fuel economy.

A clean fuel system saves money at the pump. We guess you could say, it all starts and ends at the pump. One of the most important things you can do to keep your fuel system clean is to buy good quality gas. Major brands have detergents that keep gum and varnish from rapidly building up in the fuel system.

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Category : April 2011 Edition, Bockmans Auto Care
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