Tuesday, January 31, 2012
The organization provides financial, family counseling services.
The Community Service Council of Northern Will County will host a Valentine’s Day-themed brunch benefit and auction next month. The “Let Your Love Shine” brunch is slated for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, at the Sarah and Joseph Levy Center, 241 Canterbury Ln., Bolingbrook. The event will include brunch, raffle items and live auctions, with proceeds benefitting the CSC. The organization serves Romeoville, Bolingbrook, Plainfield, Lemont, Lockport and Naperville. Formed in 1973, the CSC provides housing and financial counseling, offering foreclosure prevention services for struggling homeowners, as well as resources for first-time buyers. CSC counselors also offer assistance with family issues, parent-child conflicts, marital problems…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
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WHAT: Senior Expo WHEN: 12 p.m. Oct. 11 WHERE: Lemont Township Community Center, 16300 Alba St. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: This event will include free screenings and information, raffles and refreshments. COST: $2 box lunch. WHY GO: Eyeglasses, cell phones and unwanted medications will be collected. Needles and mercury thermometers will not be accepted. MORE INFORMATION: Call Jody Sternat at 1-630- 243-8413 WHAT: Job Club WHEN: 10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Oct. 10 WHERE: Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive. WHAT IT’S ABOUT: The Job Club resume discussion group is for the unemployed, underemployed, those re-entering the job market or changing jobs. Participants should bring a resume, cover letter or handbill to share. WHY GO: Attendees will receive …
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The 25-year-old Romeoville High School graduate died earlier this month in what investigators are calling an accidental drowning.
Friends are slated to host a Sept. 24 benefit in Romeoville for the family of Jeremy Asbell, the 25-year-old Bolingbrook father of two who died in a canoeing accident earlier this month. Brianne Bromberek, a friend of Asbell's, said the event is slated for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at Stone City Saloon, 721 N. Independence Blvd. Proceeds from the benefit will help the family cover funeral costs and help support Asbell’s sons Tyler, age 6, and Landen, 22 months. Bromberek said she and several of Asbell’s former RHS classmates decided to organize the event in the hopes of lessening the burden on the family after Asbell’s tragic death. Although Asbell lived in Bolingbrook, Bromberek said, “He had a big group of supporters from both …
Friday, August 26, 2011
Organizers of a musical benefit Saturday hope for a strong turnout to help Ellie Cuiching.
Cancer has robbed 6-year-old Lemont resident Ellie Cuiching of much of her hair, her energy and the ability to go outdoors. And her story continues to touch hearts in the Southland community. Among those moved by her plight are Michael and Ellen Clark, owners of Ed & Joe’s Restaurant & Pizzeria at 173rd Place and Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park, along with the musicians of the folk group, Stillgrass. The band and restaurant are joining forces Saturday for a fundraiser from 8:30 p.m. until midnight, and are hoping for a strong turnout, said Kevin Kincaid, Stillgrass vocalist and acoustic guitar player. “There’s something about people who listen to live music, they tend to be the people who rally behind these type of causes,” he said. The …
Monday, March 7, 2011
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Monday, February 7, 2011
The annual American Cancer Society fundraiser will be held July 8-9 at the Lemont High School Sports Complex.
The Relay for Life of Lemont and Homer Glen may still be five months away, but volunteers are already hard at work planning kick-off events, fundraising efforts and entertainment for the big day. During the annual event, which is the signature fundraiser of the American Cancer Society, participants walk for up to 24 hours to raise awareness and funding for cancer research. According to volunteers, Lemont has participated in the fundraiser for the past seven years. Robyn Healy, an event coordinator for the American Society, works with Relay for Life committees in several Chicago-area suburbs to make sure planning stays on track. She is already holding meetings with volunteers for the Lemont/Homer Glen event, which will be held Friday, July …
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
The event will be held Sunday, Sept. 26, in Talcott Square Plaza.
Business owners in Talcott Square are kicking off the fall season this Sunday with a chili cook-off to benefit the Lemont Food Pantry. The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at 435 Talcott Ave., the same lot occupied by the Lemont Farmers Market every Tuesday. The entry fee is $10 for all participants. Contestants must provide a gallon and half of chili to be judged. The winning recipe will receive $150. The remaining proceeds will be donated to the food pantry. Viviana Grasso, owner of Petal Play Design Studio in Talcott Square, organized the event after realizing the need for food pantry's need for donations. "I thought to myself a while back that it would be great to pick one organization to help out," Grasso said. "There are more …