Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The Woodridge Rotary Club spent hours to help the non-profit provide playground equipment to developing countries where it is not normally found.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Sabrina Wu
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
On August 28, Woodridge Rotary Club members spent six hours volunteering to help the Woodridge Park District and a Rockford-based non-profit called Kids Around the World. Playground equipment standards are so stringent in the U.S. that playground equipment must be replaced and updated periodically in public parks. The playground at Echo Point Park was slated for replacement. Members of the Rotary Club, the park district and the Kids Around the World organization spent a hot, dirty, but very productive morning donating time to take down the equipment and get it loaded onto a truck to Rockford where the equipment will be fixed. The Kids Around the World organization revitalizes old playground equipment and transports it to developing …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
No one has been charged in the incident, according to Woodridge police.
An attempted armed robbery took place in Echo Point Park Saturday night, according to Woodridge police. A man in his mid-teens approached someone around 9:30 p.m. and displayed a knife, according to police. When the teen learned the person did not have anything valuable in his or her possession, the teen fled on foot, police said. No charges have been made in the incident. Echo Point Park is located along Woodridge Drive, near 83rd Street.
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
The rain didn't stop shoppers from searching for hidden treasures at Echo Point Park last Saturday.
Despite the dreary weather, Woodridge's All-Village Garage Sale marked its 18th anniversary last Saturday. The sale, organized by the Woodridge Park District, is a yearly event where both residents and non-residents can register to sell unwanted belongings and hidden treasures. Considering the economy, this was the perfect opportunity to make a little extra money. "Everyone is looking for a creative way to make some extra cash," said Vanessa Madden, Woodridge Park District's Recreation Supervisor. "This is a great way to sell those unwanted items and make a chunk of change while doing it. We certainly draw a great crowd of shoppers every year." Sixty-one people registered this year, a number similar to years past, Madden said. The event …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Monday, August 1, 2011
The top five events and announcements in Woodridge for this week.
1. New month = new library art exhibit Each month, the Woodridge Public Library features a different art exhibit in its lobby. For August, see the mixed media works of Woodridge artist and resident Mary Yezek and Downers Grove artist and resident Pat Pope. 2. Swing Assembly Performs at Mending Wall Park "Swing Assembly" is a Chicago-based band of a dozen performers, most graduates of the Northern Illinois University School of Music. The concert starts at 7 p.m. Enjoy big band, swing, jazz, dance, Latin, blues, Rock Horn band and more. 3. Registration for Fall Park Programs Begins August 3 Yep, it's time to register for fall programs. Registration for non-residents begins August 10. 4. All-Village Garage Sale It's the 18th annual all-…