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What started out many years ago as a small unnamed and unofficial picnic for the faithful of St. George Greek Orthodox Church in DeKalb, has over the years experienced great growth and popularity and is now a major annual community event in the DeKalb Sycamore area. It is now known simply as Greek Fest.
The two day festival features authentic Geek food, lively Greek and American music, dance performances by the Chicago based Ellas Dance Troupe which will be performing on Saturday at 1:00, 3:00 and 6:00 for your entertainment pleasure. They will perform dances popular from the different islands of Greece and made famous by the motion picture movie Zorba the Greek. You will not want to miss this! There will also be games for the kids, a Greek grocery store and commercial vendor booths and arts & crafts for your shopping pleasure.
Merlin Two Hundred Thousand Mile Shops and Stitch N’ Pitch are helping raise awareness and donations for the thousands of children served by Children’s Home + Aid. Stitch N’ Pitch and the Chicago White Sox will host “Stitch N’ Pitch fans” who love needlearts at a special White Sox baseball game. Don’t miss this quirky and fun event!
It’s the Stitch N’ Pitch baseball game with the Chicago White Sox at US Cellular Field on Saturday, June 2nd.
Tickets are $35 and order forms are at Merlin Two Hundred Thousand Mile Shops or at merlins dot com. If you can’t attend the game and would like to help, Merlin has two ways:
Visit the STITCH N’ PITCH WALL at merlins dot com. Donate one dollar and place with your name on the wall .
Service your car at Merlin on Wednesday, May 23rd and up to $50 of your purchase will go to Children’s Home + Aid.
LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE CHAIN COLLECTS 15,000 POUNDS OF WARM WINTER GEAR FOR LOCAL CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
Children and families located in Illinois recently received warm winter gear just in time for the cold weather. The clothing was donated by local area residents to the Snug Hugs for Kids clothing drive, sponsored by Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops and benefitted their charity partner, Children’s Home + Aid. This was the 21st year that the Snug Hugs for Kids clothing drive was conducted. More than 30 Merlin courtesy vans and a large delivery truck, formed a caravan at the Merlin shop in Hanover Park and traveled to the Children Home + Aid Mitzi Freidheim Englewood Child and Family Center in Chicago to deliver the clothes.
Most of us take a warm winter coat, hat, or gloves for granted, but that’s simply not true for thousands of Illinois children. Please help Merlin 200,000 Mile Shops with their Snug Hugs for Kids™ winter clothing drive by donating new and like-new winter gear to benefit the children served by Children’s Home + Aid (childrenshomeandaid.org/).
Items needed most include coats, hats, scarves, mittens, sweaters, and boots for children aged newborn to 18 years old. You can drop these items off at your local Merlin 200,000 Miles Shop from November 1 through December 6, 2011.
Two additional Snug Hugs for Kids™ support programs are also taking place to assist in the collection of winter outerwear.
1. The Kids Helping Kids program encourages Girl and Boy Scout troops and youth groups to collect and earn an embroidered badge for their efforts. Registration forms can be printed at www.merlins.com/news.php.
2. The Crochet & Knit-A-Thon encourages talented individuals who knit and crochet to handcraft items for the children. Participants can register for the program at www.childrenshomeandaid.org/snughugs.
For more information, please visit www.merlins.com/news.php
We asked in our June issue, how long has the oldest farmer’s market in the U.S. been in operation? Possible answers:
a. 18 years
b. 78 years
c. 163 years
d. 275 years
And the answer is….
You may be a survivor and in various stages of recovery or remission. You may be a caregiver, family member or a friend of someone affected by cancer.
Cancer was once considered a deadly, incurable disease. For many, cancer is now survivable and curable. Still, it is the second leading cause of death in the United States.
DeKalb County has several wonderful events that help raise awareness as well as funds for cancer research. Ladies Night Out in downtown Sycamore on June 9th draws large crowds — dress in pink! Relay for Life is another annual event (held this year, June 17th and 18th).
Make plans to attend and enjoy these events.We all can help make a difference.
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!
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!
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.
Kishwaukee Hospital is your local, trusted source for healthcare education and other healthy living classes and events. We not only provide health, fitness and wellness programs and activities, medical services, and support groups, we endeavor to bring the highest level of healthcare to our local community.
Here are few of the upcoming classes and events at our hospital and other facilities — look for more of these listed in the coming months over on the Upcoming Events part of this blog, or visit www.KishHospital.org for a comprehensive list.
Resources for Women
Kish Hospital has developed a new website that brings together many of the health topics important to women all in one place. The website also includes action steps and tips to start on the path towards a healthier life; visit www.kishforthegirls.org.