Berwyn's Arts Blog
Friday, June 29, 2007
Week of Celebrating in the City
Saturday, June 30, 2007

Wedding Vow Renewal, Proksa Park Honoring couples married for any length of time. No charge.

11:30 am to register. Noon: vow renewal, then refreshments and certificates.

1:30 to 2:30 pm, Grand Avenue Big Band

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Baseball Alley: Home Run Derby 5:45 pm, 9 & 10 year olds
8:00 pm, 11 & 12 year olds

July 4, 2007

Baseball Alley, All Star Game Mustangs play at 10:00 am and Broncos
play at 11:00 am.

Morton West High School, Fireworks display at dusk

July 7, 2007

North Berwyn Park District Summer Soiree Street Festival

16th & Wesley, 1 to 10 pm

Carnival games, food booths, climbing wall, inflatables, 80 foot fun slide, balloonist.

Kids Stage: 2 to 3 pm, Alberto the Clown
6 to 7 pm, Flying Fool

Main Stage: 4 to 6 pm, Gand Avenue Big Band
7:30 to 9:30 pm, Ultimate Concepts, R & B

Thursday, June 28, 2007
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Berwyn After Hours
BERWYN After Hours


Join the Berwyn Development Corporation and Olive or Twist
as we host another ‘Berwyn After Hours’. Come and enjoy delicious
hors d’ oeuvres and sample various beverages. Come join us and
remember to bring a friend! Hope to see you all there!

Date: Thursday, June 28, 2007
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Place: Olive or Twist
6906 Windsor

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Berwyn Township and Public Health District
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Free for all Berwyn residents.

The following services and screenings will be provided without appointments:
blood pressure, cholesterol levels, blood suger, hemoglobin, height and weight, body mass index, nutritionist, physical fitness screening, chiropractic screening, foot screening, thyroid, prostate, dental education program and much more.

How can this possibly be?

Vendors, displays and free ifts in the park

Health plan options, financial planners, retirement communities, mental health and social service agencies.

But wait, there's more: free lead screening for children

Location: 6600 W 26th Street.

Be there, or not.

Monday, June 25, 2007
City Council recap, June 12, 2007
Two people were appointed to the Roosevelt Rd. Advisory Committee, the Committee that will work with Oak Park and Cicero to help redevelop Roosevelt Rd.

The Ace Hardware on Ogden will receive a $45,000.00 commercial loan, payable in five years at 4% rate. This money will be used to replace an obsolete point-of-sale computer system.

Six of seven residents were appointed to the Historical Preservation Committee; at least three of whom are from the 3rd Ward.

The two Library Board members from the 3rd Ward were finally officially appointed to the Library Board.

The Police Department was approved to hire two Booking Officers and one Community Service Officer.

An ordinance concerning auxiliary police officers was amended to comply with Illinois Law.

The City appointed a new Financial Advisor to replace the current Financial Advisor so that the City may properly issue bonds. The old Advisor shall become the underwriter of the bonds.

A re-write of the ad seeking a Traffic Engineer was approved. Hopefully, we will be able to hire a good Traffic Engineer in the near future.

We have been negotiating with the Public Works union for more than 1.5 years. The council voted 4-3 to implement the City's best and final offer.

Friday, June 22, 2007
3rd Ward Picnic, Cartopia, Carbaret
Friday night, June 22, 2007, is Carbaret, which takes place at Cermak Plaza in one of the empty storefronts that will be turned into a cabaret and art showcase. There will be an auction of artwork and the money will benefit Youth Crossroads, f/k/a Youth in Crisis. Additionally, there will be a comedy/musical entertainer performing cabaret style.

Saturday, Cartopia takes place at Cermak Plaza with a parade beginning at 2 pm.

Finally, the 3rd annual 3rd Ward Picnic takes place Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Proksa Park, south end, from noon to 3 pm. Hope to see everyone there.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Main Street Meet and Greet
You're Invited

Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 p.m.

Berwyn's Main Street Organization will be holding a Volunteer Meet N Greet at our new office. The office is located on the East side of Cermak Plaza on Home Avenue.

If you have time please come by and please bring a friend.

As a preservation based economic tool, I believe Main Street will be an important and beneficial organization for the development of Cermak Road.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Cruise Night Tonight, June 19, 2007
The second and final cruise night of June. Two more in July, two more in August.

Come on down to the Depot District to look at cool cars. Or not.

Sunday, June 10, 2007
City Council Meeting re-cap, May 22, 2007
A place to be called the Cafe Depot, to open at 6950 Windsor, sought a commercial loan of $40,000.00 from the BDC. The Cafe Depot is supposed to be a wifi/coffee shop. The loan was granted 5-2. I voted against.

The fifth Ward appears that it will go until the next election without an Alderperson.

The Sixth Ward Alderperson is being sued by our former Assistant to the Mayor and will be seeking you, the taxpayers, to foot his defense bill. The taxpayers should not have to foot his bill. Time will tell.

Six foot fences may be allowed in the future. There will be a public hearing soon.

Fines for "P" tickets have been increased.

Compliance ticket fines have been increased.

There you have it. Only 34 items were on this agenda. Looks like the summer may provide shorter meetings. Of course, we shall see.

And one last note: every Saturday, Farmer's Market is back in the Depot District in the morning. Please attend. Or not.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Cruise Night, Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Do not forget Cruise Night tonight in the Depot District at Grove and the tracks. Come out and see everyone showcasing their cars. Or not.

Sunday, June 03, 2007
Third 3rd Ward Picnic
Save the date.

Saturday, June 23, 2007, Proksa Park, south end, from noon to 3 pm. Come meet fellow neighbors and enjoy a polish sausage, chips, drink and cheese cake.

All tasty, none of it good for you.

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