LEGO MANIA Spring Event

Sunday, April 3rd from 1pm – 5pm

Join us at the Joliet Area Historical Museum for a family fun day filled with Lego Building, Lego Video Games, Lego Exhibits, Demonstrations, Candy Bar, Race Car Derby, Raffles, Full Buffet Lunch, Give-A-Ways, a Lego Stage Performance and Much More!  There will be Lego-related kid’s games throughout the Museum where kids interact and win prizes, compete in the Lego Race Car Derby, and watch special performances on the Auditorium Stage, and more.

A full buffet lunch will be served from 1:30pm – 3:30pm.

Only $25 for kids (Ages 3-14) and $35 for Adults.  For more info or to register please call Liz at (8150 723-5201 ext.221. You can also REGISTER NOW

SISTER B’s BINGO BONANZA

Saturday, February 27th at 2:00pm

Sister B had the hottest bingo game in town until she discovers her bingo board mysteriously broken. Never losing hope she enlists Father Martini and Sister Cherisse to help organize a traveling bingo game…and so begins this delightful disaster!!

Come join us for this interactive comedic play, get your own bingo card and get ready to laugh and have fun at the Joliet Area Historical Museum, 204 Ottawa St. Joliet, IL 60432.

Raffles ● Complimentary Snacks ● Beverage Bar ● Bingo Cards

  • $14 Joliet Area Historical Museum Members
  • $16 Joliet Area Historical Museum Non-Members
  • $20 Pay at Door

Info & Register: 815-723-5201 x.222 or REGISTER NOW.

Michael C. Phifer “The Collector” Special Exhibit Talk & Tour

Sunday, January 31st at 1:00pm and 2:30pm

Museum Members FREE – $6 for Non-Members
For more info – please contact Candice at (815) 723-5201 ext.235

logoJoin us in the Museum‘s Special Exhibit Hall as Michael Phifer talks about the history of the art, its meaning and origins.  Michael is a world renowned collector of fantasy art and collectibles, an author and owner of Michael Publishing Co.  Michael is one of the primary contributors to the SPACE: THE FINAL FRONTIER Special Exhibit.

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Michael, known as “The Collector,” has been collecting autographed non-sport trading cards for more than 25 years and has, at 35,000+, the world’s largest signed collection of these cards. He is known worldwide for his collection. He is a member of the American Society of Published Poets™ and a retired software consultant. Many of the artists who appear in his books are personal friends whom he has known for years.

Selling Soon? Declutter Before you sell!!

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Declutter Your Home Before Selling

An uncluttered home gives a spacious appearance

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You’ve been thinking about it, worrying about it and losing sleep over it. But finally you have made the decision. You are going to sell your home. It doesn’t matter what the reason is, selling your home is a big step. Besides the emotional element of parting from a home perhaps filled with memories, the physical stamina required to get the house in order can be daunting. But if done correctly and enthusiastically, ridding yourself of the clutter in your home can actually be enjoyable. Decluttering in preparation for its sale calls for organization, foresight and patience.
You need discipline and a game plan. The best way to declutter your home and get organized is to be systematic. Do one room at a time so the whole process doesn’t become too overwhelming. Stay with each room until it is complete. But don’t spend days on end cleaning out closets. Devote several hours each day to the task and it will get done in a timely fashion.
Work systematically room by room
Begin by tackling storage areas. Once they are cleared out, you will have room to store
those boxes you deem utterly necessary to keep. Be brutal on yourself. Is it necessary to keep it? Will it ever be used again? If it hasn’t been used or displayed in several years, it probably has little meaning to you and should be sold or donated to a good cause. If you haven’t worn that dress for four seasons, out it goes. If an item is meaningful to you, store it now to display in your new home. If you have items of sentimental value only for yourself like old baby items, sports trophies and family photographs, set aside boxes where you can save them.
Donate unwanted items to charity. Clothes, kitchen utensils, collections of any sort may have lost their value long ago but could be useful for needy adults and children. There is also a tax deduction for donations so get a bona fide receipt.
Prepare closet space
When cleaning out your closets, sort the clothes you wear the most from the ones you wish to keep for special occasions. Dresses and other attire that are out of season can be stored separately in a plastic vacuum-packed bag for future use. Those old-fashioned cedar wood blocks and cedar wood hangers are still useful today to prevent moths from eating away at your precious outfits.
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To make your rooms look larger, remove some of the furniture. Small tables that just collect dust or old cabinets with books that haven’t been read in years should be stored or given away. Organize bookshelves in an orderly fashion”small books on one shelf, larger ones on another. CDs and DVDs should be lined up accordingly. The less “stuff” in your home, the more spacious it will seem. Space is always at a premium so take advantage of what you have.
The kitchen is key
The kitchen is a story unto itself and it is important that you give it a clean, tidy appearance. Take everything out of the cupboards and throw away any outdated food items. Throw away storage containers that have no lids.
We all have a varied collection of kitchen gadgets that just use up space in a drawer.
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Get rid of the ones you don’t use. Hide small appliances like toasters and mixers inside your cabinets.
An uncluttered countertop gives a feeling of space. Remove personal pictures and magnets from your refrigerator and wipe down the exterior till it shines. Rearrange the pantry by food types”canned goods on one shelf, pastas on another, and so on.
Less stuff, less hassle for you
Remember that the less stuff there is in your home when you start painting and staging it, the less hassle there will be and the cleaner and more spacious your home will appear.
By Cina Coren

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Village of Romeoville Press Release
I-55 at Weber Road
Construction Begins

In preparation for the interchange reconstruction project of I-55 at Weber Road, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) will be closing a lane on Weber Road northbound in advance of the traffic signals for the inbound I-55 ramps.

The closure will be in place from 7:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m. beginning Tuesday, November 11, 2014. The closure will be set-up throughout this week and possibly a night or two next week, weather permitting. Please expect delays.

The project will include widening Weber Road to six lanes between 119th and 135th streets and building a new “diverging diamond” interchange with interstate 55 that will allow motorists faster access to and from the Interstate.

Village of Romeoville

1050 West Romeo Road
Romeoville, IL 60446
(815) 886-7200
www.romeoville.org
Village Board

Mayor
John D. Noak

Village Clerk
Dr. Bernice E. Holloway

Trustees
Linda Palmiter
Jose (Joe) Chavez
Brian A. Clancy Sr.
Dave Richards
Sue A. Micklevitz
Ken Griffin

GO BENGALS!! PLAYOFFS!!

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Home advantage for

Varsity Plainfield East Football! 

Friday Oct. 31

Time (TBD) 

East Vs. St.Rita

 

CONGRATULATIONS TEAM!!

Well Played Year! 

Free Entry 1st Responders weekend Sept 27-28, 2014

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Crest Hill – Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm continues tradition and is proud to pay tribute to America’s military and First Responders over the opening weekends of Pumpkin Fest 2014. The Siegel’s family welcomes all military and 1st responders to come to the farm and harvest some memories.

Military weekend Sept 20-21, 2014 — All military personnel along with their spouse, and children will receive free admission with a valid military ID. Bring your cameras for special guest appearances by the characters “Frozen” (Sat 1-3 p.m.) and Svengoolie (Sun 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.).

1st Responders weekend Sept 27-28, 2014 — All firefighters, police officers and EMT’s along with their spouses and children will receive free admission. Photo opportunities with and autographs from Rapunzel, Sophie the First, and Jake the Pirate (Sat 1-3 p.m.) and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Donatello, Raphael and Michael Angelo (Sun 1-3 p.m.) will be available.

General admission tickets includes over 20 attractions including:

  • Farm animals to pet and feed
  • Hayrack ride to the pumpkin field
  • Train rides and slides
  • Two cornfield mazes featuring Cubs’ Wrigley Field 100th Anniversary and Spookly the Square Pumpkin

Pony rides, Zombie Paintball Ride, Jumpin Blob Jamboree, Gem Mining, Climbing Wall and Spooky Spiral are available for a small additional fee. An array of food will be available from smoked turkey legs to apply cider doughnuts to homemade pie slices.

Pumpkin Fest is open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. including Columbus Day, Sept 20th thru Nov 1st.

For more information contact:

Kaity Siegel At 815-741-2693, via email at kaity@siegelsfarm.com or by visiting the website at http://www.ourpupmpkinfarm.com.

Siegel’s Cottonwood Farm is located at 17250 S. Weber Road, Lockport, IL.

Daily Event Bolingbrook Mark your Calendar!

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Here is a list of

Specials, Discounts,

Things to do!

Mark your calendars! 

 

If you know of an event that I missed,

feel free to add here! 

Get out and Enjoy Life!!

Bolingbrook has so MUCH TO OFFER! 

 

September 22, 2014

$6 Halftime Buffet during Bears Games

½ off loafer sandwich & ½ off meatloaf dinner

Domestic Beer Buckets (5 bottles) – $10

Bloody Marys & Screwdrivers $4.25

Try cardio and plyometric drills with intervals of strength, power, resistance, and core training….  More

Includes a variety of activities. This fast-paced class is designed to combine aerobic conditioning…  More

All age groups are welcome to join in this spunky mid morning exercise program. Light cardio…  More

It’s a Latin Dance Fitness Party! Zumba combines fast & slow rhythms to tone and sculpt your…  More

Endurance and strength rides combine for a vigorous workout burning calories and keeping your…  More

De-stress and increase your energy in this low impact water based Tai Chi program created in…  More

Firm and strengthen your body using your own body resistance, weights and bands. Add muscle and…  More

An easy-to-follow class that lets you move to the beat at your own speed. It’s an invigorating,…  More

Sunday – Thursday

Ages 10 years and under

(1 adult per 1 free child after 3:00…  More

The original barbell class that strengthens your entire body. This 60-minute Les Mills workout…  More

It’s a Latin Dance Fitness Party! Zumba combines fast & slow rhythms to tone and sculpt your…  More

A full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The…  More

Combine Zumba Dance and Zumba Toning with both fast and slow rhythms that sculpt your body while…  More

Endurance and strength rides combine for a vigorous workout burning calories and keeping your…  More

CX WORX is a 30 minutes Les Mills workout that targets your core with various exercises using…  More

September 23, 2014

Tacos – $1.00

Pub Burger Baskets – $5.50

A full-body cardio jam session, combining light resistance with constant simulated drumming. The…  More

For Full view Details click here: http://www.bolingbrookparks.org/en/whats-happening/calendar/?category=all&date=09/22/2014

Mistwood Golf Course Romeoville

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This will be a great addition to Romeoville!

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New Mistwood clubhouse construction starts

Karen Sorensen | 9/16/2014, 7:51 p.m.
The 26,000-square-foot structure being built at the Romeoville golf course will feature a new restaurant, banquet facilities, patios, pro shop, ...

Artist’s rendering of the new Mistwood Golf Course clubhouse.

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Artist’s rendering of the new Mistwood Golf Club Clubhouse as it will appear from the front.

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This is how the rear of the new Mistwood Golf Club Clubhouse will look when completed, per an artist’s rendering of the project.

Construction has started on a huge Scottish village-style clubhouse that will be the “last piece of the puzzle” of owner Jim McWethy’s transformation of Mistwood Golf Club in Romeoville

Demolition of the old clubhouse was completed last week, and now an ambitious building plan is under way that will end with the completion of a multimillion-dollar, 26,000-square-foot structure by June 2015, with the banquet facility ready for rental by August 2015, club general manager Dan Bradley said.

The building is essentially broken into two wings linked bt a below-ground connection, Bradley said. On the east side will be a Scottish-themed bar and grill and banquet facilities and on the west, the pro shop, locker rooms, cart storage and golf club offices, he said.

There will also be three outdoor patio areas, Bradley said.

The goal is to create a facility that will appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike, especially in regards to the restaurant, he said.

“This is part of the grand vision that (McWethy) had when he started seven years ago,” Bradley said. “This is the last piece of the puzzle.”

McWethy was an investor in the club when it was built at 1700 W. Renwick Road in 1998. In 2004, he became the sole owner.

Since then, McWethy completely redesigned the course, undertaking an extensive renovation that garnered national attention from golf experts, some of whom have praised it as one of the top courses in the country. The Illinois Women’s Open will be played there in 2015.

Among the key components of the renovation was the performance center, which includes heating hitting stations, teaching bays, a putting lab, full service bar with eight flat-screen televisions, a club repair room and a room that can be rented for special functions.

The clubhouse is being designed by Daniel Wohlfeil Design Ltd.

Contact Karen Sorensen at Karen@TheTimesWeekly.com.