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The Warrenville VFW Post 8081 will be transformed into a sea of flags the week of Memorial Day. The event is called the Warrenville Healing Field®. Keep reading for the details on how you can visit, volunteer, or buy a flag.

Visit

Healing Field VideoThe flags will be set up the morning of May 20, 2015, and ready for viewing by noon. The flags will stay up until Wednesday, May 27. Stop by any time. You will awed by the 500 flags arranged in perfect rows and columns, and additional 250 flags surrounding the field (See the Video of Sandy, Utah Healing Field). The flags are a tribute to the men and women who have given their time, talents, and even their lives for our freedom.  In addition, attend the following programs:

  • Every Day: Flag Raising Ceremony at Sunrise (about 5:20 am), and Flag Lowering Ceremony at Sunset (around 8pm).
  • Opening Ceremony:  Wed May 20 at 7 pm followed by the flag lowering ceremony at sunset.
  • Flag Retirement Ceremony: Friday May 22 starting at 6pm. Bring tattered flags to be retired. The VFW serves a Friday night fish fry, starting at 5 pm. The flag lowering ceremony will be at sunset.
  • Memorial Day Ceremony: At noon includes Tunes of Glory, bagpipes, honoring of veterans, and patriotic music. 

Volunteer

Assemble FlageMany volunteers are needed to make this event a success. Please consider volunteering a few hours. Sign up below. Organize your club, neighbors, or friends to work together!

  • May 11 at 6:30 - Set Up Extra Flags: Set up extra 250 flags around the VFW perimeter (no sign up for this one -- just show up)
  • May 19 at 6 pm - Flag Assembly: Assemble the 500 flags at the Warrenville VFW. Attach the flags to the poles using zip ties and O-rings. 6-8 pm (click the link to sign up)
  • May 20 at 8 am - Set up the Flags: The flags need to be put into the ground, and the yellow memorial tags attached. (click the link to sign up)
  • May 20 - May 27 - Greeters:  All week greeters will staff short shifts to help people find the flags they purchased, sell flags, and generally help out as needed. (click the link to sign up)

 

Buy a Flag - and Tag It

tag-a-flagPurchase a flag to honor service or sacrifice. Tag it with your message of rememberance. It could be a general "thank you",  or an honor for a specific family member, friend, teacher, loved one, or any hero.  At the conclusion of the event, take the flag home to continue the tribute year round, share it with a loved one, or donate it to the VFW. Or -  the link to purchase the flag to make a donation.

Cost: $35, includes pole and gold ball on top.
Flag Pickup:Tue May 26 from 8 am to 7pm, or Wed May 27 Look Forward to Seeing You at the Warrenville Healing Field

See You at the Healing Field!

Questions? Contact Rudy Keller (rudy_keller@ipsd.org or 630-465-9723), Karen Leonard (karen_leonard@ipsd.org), or Dan Leonard for brochures and more information. The brochure also contains a form to order a flag.

 

Walk with the Doc

Meet At the GazebiIt's easier to keep an exercise routine when you have a "buddy".  Dr. Jamie Tripp Thomure will be your walking buddy.  Walk on the prairie path and get some exercise as you chat  about whatever is on your mind. The distance and speed will be determined by the group. No matter what your fitness level is, come try it out.

Fridays mornings at 9 am - starting May 8
Tuesdays at noon - starting May 12
Meet at the gazebo in front of Warrenville City Hall

Count your minutes for the Mayor's Fitness Challenge or get in shape for the Firecraker 5K.

Mayor's Fitness Challenge

Last Yeat's Mayour's FItness ChallengeIt starts May 11. Record your minutes, and try to beat Mayor Brummel. He's a tough competitor, so it's not easy. Whether you can keep up with him or not, the exercise is good for you, and participants only need to log 150 minutes/week to get the coveted Mayor's Fitness Challenge T-shirt.  Click for Mayor's Fitness Challenge Sign Up & Log Your Minutes. You will be in the next group photo.

May 6: Ride Your Bike to Work / School Day

Both Johnson and Bower Schools are participating. There will be designated routes and extra volunteer crossing guards to keep everyone safe. Participating students meet the mayor or fire chief. All students learn about bike safety and reducing air pollution.  Get the flyer for Bower Schools. and more info for both Bower & Johnson on the city website. Don't go to grade school? Drive carefully that day. Even better,  figure out how to ride your bike to work too.

Bike to Bower School on May 6, 2015

Bike Rodeo

Bike RodeoDust off your bike and ride over to the 10th annual Bike Rideo on May 16. Highlights include:

  • Ride the Bike safety course, and get your photo taken with the mayor.
  • Prizes for kids - Bikes, Helmets, and other fun bike gear
  • Get you Bike Helmet fitted (adults too)
  • Get you bike checked out - minor adjustments made.

When: Saturday May 16 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Where: City Hall Parking Lot - 28W701 Stafford Place Warrenville, IL 60555
Cost: Free
More Info on the city website. Co Hosted by the Warrenville Park District and the Warrenville Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission (BPAC)

See you out on the trails! Get moving now, and you'll be in shape for Warrenville's Annual Fire Cracker 5K on July 4, 2015.

Cathy KimberIt started in 1991 when Cathy Kimber started walking outside in Warrenville for exercise. She noticed that trash, wrappers, bottles and cans littered the sidewalks. She started picking it up -- soon she started organizing groups  to work in their neighborhoods ... from Fox Hollow and Emerald Green to Galusha and Melcher, she organized groups to pick up litter and recycle items as needed. She called them the Adopted Block Club (ABC's).

litterOver time, people have moved, and groups disbanded. This year Cathy, along with the America in Bloom team is re-energizing this program. Of course you can clean up litter and debris any time - whenever you see it. Officially, the ABC urges people to come out, just one hour (or less once it's clean) on the last Saturday of the month, and clean up the debris that has collected in their neighborhood.  Here's how it works:
 
Who: Anyone. This is a good family project. Please walk with the children and keep them safe.
Where: Choose a block in your neighborhood
What to Bring: Bucket, Bag, Gloves
When: Last Saturday of the month (April to October) from 8-9 am
How Long: 1 hour - or less
What to Wear: Red, White, or Blue - so you can recognize the ABC groups
Register: Send an email with your name and the block you are cleaning to theadoptedblockclub@gmail.com
 

Planting Pride LogoThe goal is to get all of Warrenville out at the same time. This small effort shows that we take pride in our community - and that has big benefits for everyone! Organize your neighbors, or go out on your own. Whatever works best for you!

Read on for some unique Easter Egg Hunts - fun for the whole family!

Canine Easter Egg Hunt

It's at the dog park (not the one in Warrenville though). Dogs hunt for Easter Eggs filled with doggie treats. Cost is $1/dog.

Sunday March 29 at noon
Cabin Nature Center - White Oaks Dog Park
111 S. Wood Dale Rd, Wood Dale, IL

Sponsored by Wood Dale Park District

Water Easter Egg Hunt

Water Easter Egg HuntChildren 14 and under jump into the pool to gather floating Easter Eggs filled with surprises including candy, toys, or a coupon redeemable for a bigger prize. Bags to collect eggs will be provided. Adults must accompany children. 3 separate hunts for children of different ages. Cost is $8/child.

Wednesday, April 1 at 6:30 pm
Eaglewood Resort
1401 Nordic Rd, Itasca, IL

Sponsored by Itasca Park District - Get more details and schedule.

(image courtesty of Itasca Park District)

Flashight Egg Hunt

Bring a flashlight and a bag or basket. Collect eggs and prizes in the dark.  For children ages 9-13, accompanied by a parent. Cost is $10 / child for Naperville residents, and $14/child for non-residents.

Thursday, April 2 from 7:15-8pm
Knock Knolls Park Picnic Grove
336 Knock Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL

Registration required at Naperville Park District

Traditional Easter Egg Hunt and Pancake Breakfast

  • Easter Egg Hunt at 10:00 for Children 10 and under Fun! Prizes!
  • Pancake Breakfast 8-11 am sponsored by Boy Scout Troop #30 Eggs, Sausage, and Pancakes - $5
  • Ladies Auxillary Bake Sale

Saturday April 4, 8-11 am
Warrenville VFW
3S371 Mignin Dr, Warrenville, IL 60555

Everyone is Welcome - Come on Over for a Fun Morning

Happy Easter!

It's a local election. That means your vote has impact.

Need to learn more? There's a candidate forum on Tuesday March 24.

Vote

Sweet Potato Cafe
2 S 505 Rt 59
March 24, 6:30 PM
Meet candidates for
Warrenville Wards 3 and 4 candidates and for District 200 candidates.
Each candidate will have three minutes for a speech and then there will be general mingling for conversation; no question and answer on a panel.

In this election, Warrenville residents will cast ballots for:

  • Alderman (Wards 3 and 4: 2 candidates, 1 position - Wards 1 and 2: 1 candidate, 1 position)
  • Library Board (2 year term - 2 candidates, 1 postion)
  • Park District Board (2 candidates, 2 positions)
  • Regional Board of Schools Trustees (6 candidates, 3 positions) - What is this? If anyone knows, write a comment.
  • COD representatives (12 candidates, 3 positions. COD is a hot topic)
  • School Board Candidates (5 candidates, 3 positions. Meet them at Wheaton North Candidate Forum on Thur March 26.)
  • Fire District Proposition: "Shall the trustees of the Warrenville Fire Protection District be elected, rather than appointed?" The Warrenville Fire Protection District is in favor of a "yes" vote.

If you are ready to vote, early voting runs from March 23 to April 4, 2015. Click for early voting information.

Want to See Your Ballot?

If you’re anything like me, you want to know what choices you will be asked to make before you enter the voting booth. I discovered the secret to finding your sample ballot, and I’ll share it with you.

I can’t attach your ballot, because even within Warrenville, there are multiple districts at every level of government – each with different boundaries. Hence, just for Warrenville voters, there are about a dozen different ballot variations.

Follow the steps, just a few clicks, and enter your address and you'll have the ballot.

  1. Go to the Voter Information Page on the Dupage County website: https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/
  2. Search By Address
    Click on the Address Tab
  3. Type your address. Note:the house number includes the numbers and letter (e.g. 28w530) and click submit.
  4. The secret is the "Ballot Style" – 264 in my case, is a link to my ballot. Click this number to get your ballot.

Ballot Style

If the ballot is too small to read, use the zoom keys or print it.

Now I helped you with the easy part of finding the ballot. Now you must decide how to cast it.

Happy Voting!

Vote April 7

It's a local election. That means your vote has impact.

Need to learn more? There's a candidate forum on Tuesday March 24.

Vote

Sweet Potato Cafe
2 S 505 Rt 59
March 24, 6:30 PM
Meet candidates for
Warrenville Wards 3 and 4 candidates and for District 200 candidates.
Each candidate will have three minutes for a speech and then there will be general mingling for conversation; no question and answer on a panel. 

In this election, Warrenville residents will cast ballots for:

  • Alderman (Wards 3 and 4: 2 candidates, 1 position - Wards 1 and 2: 1 candidate, 1 position)
  • Library Board (2 year term - 2 candidates, 1 postion)
  • Park District Board (2 candidates, 2 positions)
  • Regional Board of Schools Trustees (6 candidates, 3 positions) - What is this? If anyone knows, write a comment.
  • COD representatives (12 candidates, 3 positions. COD is a hot topic)
  • School Board Candidates (5 candidates, 3 positions. Meet them at Wheaton North Candidate Forum on Thur March 26.)
  • Fire District Proposition: "Shall the trustees of the Warrenville Fire Protection District be elected, rather than appointed?" The Warrenville Fire Protection District is in favor of a "yes" vote.

If you are ready to vote, early voting runs from March 23 to April 4, 2015. Click for early voting information.

Want to See Your Ballot?

If you’re anything like me, you want to know what choices you will be asked to make before you enter the voting booth. I discovered the secret to finding your sample ballot, and I’ll share it with you. 

I can’t attach your ballot, because even within Warrenville, there are multiple districts at every level of government – each with different boundaries. Hence, just for Warrenville voters, there are about a dozen different ballot variations.

Follow the steps, just a few clicks, and enter your address and you'll have the ballot.

  1. Go to the Voter Information Page on the Dupage County website: https://www.dupageco.org/VoterLookup/
  2. Search By Address
    Click on the Address Tab
  3. Type your address. Note:the house number includes the numbers and letter (e.g. 28w530) and click submit.
  4. The secret is the "Ballot Style" – 264 in my case, is a link to my ballot. Click this number to get your ballot.

Ballot Style

If the ballot is too small to read, use the zoom keys or print it.

Now I helped you with the easy part of finding the ballot. Now you must decide how to cast it.

Happy Voting!

Pan of Healing FIeldClick for Panoramic View of Healing Field

Warrenville VFW Post 8081 will be transformed into a field of 500 American Flags arranged in perfect rows and columns. It will be an awe inspiring tribute to honor those men and who sacrifice the time, talents, and even their lives for our freedom and for this great land. Each flag will fly in honor of a hero, family member, friend, of loved one and will be tagged with your personal words of remembrance and/or honor.

The Healing Field® Committee would like to welcome you to be part of this event. Purchase a flag in honor of all who serve and sacrifice, and at the event’s conclusion, continue the tribute year-round as you take this flag home or share it with your loved one.

Memorial Day Week - Warrenville Is In For An Inspiring Treat

 

If you have dusty scrapbooks and knitting shoved into the back of the closet you are not alone. 

How about some inspiration to get your creative juices flowing again.

New people to work with and new ideas to try will motivate you to pull out your art. Get started with these FREE options.

TAT - Tuesdays at the Tavern

Warren TavernAn open group of friendly crafters meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at the Warren Tavern.
Bring sewing, knitting, paper crafts, or whatever you are working on.
Make new friends as you make progress on your project.

Usually everyone works on what they bring.
Sometimes there is a group project to benefit the community.  We try to stimulate everyone's creativity with occasional enrichment workshops and "show and tell" by members.
 
Want to come? Contact Linda Kurcz @ lindakurcz@hotmail.com to be notified of upcoming meetings.
Everyone is welcome!
 
Warren Tavern  is located at 2S540 2nd Street - Warrenville, IL

Declutter 40 bags in 40 daysOn Ash Wednesday, Joe Warrenville and others shared this website on facebook. Great idea! I'm going to try it.  Give Up Stuff, rather than Chocolate for Lent. There seemed to be interest (not as much as the massage parlor, but that's another story).

It sounds easy. Find a bag of unused stuff around the house each day, and get rid of it. Lots of clutter - should be a piece of cake. But if you're like me, there are 2 problems with getting this project in gear:

Don't Give Up Chocolate.... Give Up "Stuff"

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Warrenville offers the art, books, music, theatre and history to put a smile on your face. From the Warrenville Public Library, to the art work of Ivan Albright, there is a variety of art and cultural opportunities in Warrenville. Don't find what you want here, within an hour, you can find it in Chicago, or other neighboring suburbs. This section will feature cultural  and historic aspects of Warrenville, along with nearby excursions.

We all like to eat, and living well includes sharing meals with our friends and family. This section will restaurant news and recipes, and anything else related to buying or preparing foods and drinks.

In addition to our own parks,  Warrenville is surrounded by the green space provided by forest preserves and Fermilab, and Cantigy.  Studies show that spending time outdoors helps everyone live better.  This section will remind you of opportunities offered in our own backyards.


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This section features the neighborhoods and homes of Warrenville, and gives ideas to keep your home efficient, safe, and healthy.

If someone in Warrenville has a problem, others will help. Find volunteer opportunities on this page.

If you are part of an organization looking for volunteers, send an email to sue@warrenville.info to enlist some help. Please specify volunteer details (time and place, jobs, number of volunteers needed) as well how to go about volunteering.


This section features the services provided by local businesses.  Although businesses want to make money, they are motivated to provide valuable services to local residents.  Business owners want to make your lives easier. This section will feature local businesses, and show how they can solve your problems or make your life easier.


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