THE BRIDGE NEWSLETTER
March 2015 ISSUE #2
THANK YOU TO OUR NEWEST VOLUNTEERS
Two wonderful women have recently heeded the call for help! Please join us in welcoming Helen Wilson to the Conservancy & Scenic Corridor Committee, and Laura Maggi Mikolajczak to the Architectural Commission.
Helen is a resident of Briarcrest subdivision and is a retired attorney. She is a certified Master Gardener through the University of Illinois Extension and has served as the President of the Long Grove-Kildeer Garden Club since 2012. Helen is looking forward to sharing her interest in open space management and restoration with our residents, and the Village is very grateful that she has volunteered to share her talents with us.
Laura has lived in Ravenna for just a little over a year and brings her skills in graphic design to the Architectural Commission. As a self-employed owner of her own company, Maggi Productions, Laura has extensive experience in signage systems for department stores, shopping centers, and trade shows. Her degree in Fine Arts and Visual Communication, and minor in art history will also be a great help to the commission.
Laura hopes to give back to her community while using her creativity, and we appreciate having her on our team.
If you are interested in serving the Village as a volunteer, please contact Village
President Angie Underwood at: email@example.com. Your help is always welcome.
ROTARY CLUB TO SPONSOR PARTICIPANTS FOR LEADERSHIP CAMP
The Rotary Club of Long Grove is sponsoring two participants to attend this year’s Leadership Camp at Camp Edwards in Troy, Wisconsin. There are two sessions to choose from – March 12-15 or April 16-19. Eligible candidates include any high school student living in the Long Grove area – these can be your children, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, or children of a neighbor or friend. This is a life impacting weekend for future leaders! Watch a video of a past camp at http://vimeo.com/39780569. Contact Jim Runnfeldt at 312-259-7906 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or information on how to apply.
UPCOMING CONSOLIDATED ELECTIONS
The Consolidated Elections to vote for three trustee seats and a village clerk will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The candidates for the trustee positions are: Charles L. Wachs, Stanley Razny, Steven Sintetas, Bill Jacob, Stanley Borys, and Michael Sarlitto.
Current Village Clerk Heidi Locker-Scheer is running unopposed for the village clerk position.
On Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m., residents of Long Grove are invited to meet the candidates for trustee. This event, which is being hosted by the Palatine Area League of Women Voters, will be held at Kildeer Countryside School.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE SIX CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR TRUSTEE, VISIT THE VILLAGE WEBSITE AT www.longgrove.net. PROFILES OF
EACH CANDIDATE CAN BE FOUND ON THE HOME PAGE.
PALATINE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS
MEET THE VILLAGE OF LONG GROVE CANDIDATES FOR TRUSTEE
KILDEER COUNTRYSIDE SCHOOL
(3100 Old McHenry Road)
FIGHTING IDENTIFY THEFT AND MORTGAGE FRAUD
Lake County Recorder Mary Ellen Vanderventer announced recently that the Lake County Recorder's office has implemented an additional service for homeowners to use to fight against identity theft and mortgage fraud. This new 24/7 service allows residents to sign up on the Recorder’s website to receive an email or text, alerting them when certain documents have been recorded against their name or property.
“According to the FBI, property and mortgage fraud is the fastest growing white- collar crime. We are continually evaluating ways to improve the quality of our services. This is an easy, convenient and free tool for homeowners to use to protect their biggest investment.”
Residents are encouraged to sign up for property check alerts on the Recorder’s
website at: www.lakecountyil.gov/recorder. For more information, contact the Recorder’s
office at 847-377-2575.
STEVENSON HIGH SCHOOL STATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS
Adlai E. Stevenson High School's football team recently won the Class 8A title championship after a perfect (14-0) winning season. This is the first time for Stevenson in the 26 years they have been competing. Nineteen of the young men that are members of the team hail from Long Grove and were recently recognized at the Long Grove Board of Trustees meeting on February 10. At the meeting, a proclamation was read by Village President Angie Underwood with 11 of the 19 players and members of their families in attendance. The 19 players include: Aaron Lund, Carter Baretz, Nick Dillon, Robin Weis, Christian Rowe, Patrick O’Connell, Michael Maskalunas, Nick Maskalunas, Matthew Norton, Jason Smith, Ethan Fobbe, Erik Olson, Karan Patel, Tyler Kozub, Danny Mass, Aiden O’Connell, Alex Iancau, Grayson Kubow, and Samuel Marks.
WATER TESTING KITS REDUCED RATE OFFERED MARCH 2 THRU MARCH 12
The Lake County Health Department, as part of the National Groundwater Awareness Week, is offering a reduced rate for well water testing for private well owners beginning March 2 through March 12. The normal $16 analysis fee for testing for bacteria and nitrates will be reduced to $10 during that time period.
For the convenience of Long Grove residents, water testing kits are available at the Village Hall (3110 Old McHenry Road). Residents may stop by Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. to pick up a kit. To have your water sample tested, bring it to the Lake County Central Permit Facility at 500 W. Winchester Road in Libertyville, between
7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.
The Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center is sponsoring an informational Open House on Wednesday, March 4 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the County Central Permit Facility (500 W. Winchester Road, Libertyville). Experts will be on hand to answer questions about wells and well water. Water testing kits will be available at this event. Other health professionals will also be present to provide information on food safety, septic systems, solid waste disposal, lakes and laboratory services. There will be raffles for attendees to win a free test of their water well.
LONG GROVE WELCOMES SHERWIN-WILLIAMS
Sherwin-Williams recently opened in the Sunset Grove development at 4194 IL Route
83, Unit A (IL Rt 83 and Aptakisic Road). On Saturday, March 7, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., the store will be having a grand opening event. To celebrate the opening, paints and stains will be marked down 40% and free buckets and brushes will be handed out. Stop by Sherwin- Williams to see what they have to offer. For questions, contact the store at 847-478-0677. Hours are Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.,
Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For questions, contact the store at 847-478-0677 or visit their website at www.sherwin-williams.com.
CLOVER - A CHILDREN'S BOUTIQUE OPENS IN LONG GROVE
Downtown Long Grove welcomes Jing Wu, owner of the new children's boutique, Clover. The store carries apparel, shoes, and accessories for children that are imported from the United Kingdom, Sweden, Israel, and Australia, as well as products of the United States. Clover is located at 225 Robert Parker Coffin Road next to Broken Earth Winery. Store hours are Tuesday thru Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 847-383-
6421 or visit their website at www.shopclovers.com.
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Chicago Q Ensemble
Featuring Stevenson alum Violinist Aimee Biasiello
Friday, March 13th at 7:30pm Stevenson Performing Arts Center Tickets: $15/Adults, $10/Students
Purchase tickets online or call 847-415-4121
Stevenson’s Performing Arts Center welcomes back SHS alumna, Aimee Biasiello, now a professional violinist with The Chicago Q Ensemble. She’ll be joined by Ellen McSweeney and Sara Sitzer who complete the classical string trio, which has been praised by Chicago Classical Review for their, “expressive, superbly communicative performances.”
Close To You: The Music of the Carpenters
“An amazing night of music… A rare gem of a show.”
—Jim Jarvis, Director, Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
Friday, March 20, 7:30pm Stevenson High School West Auditorium Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 @ door
Purchase tickets online or call 847-415-4121
The Carpenters captured the attention of a generation with their beautiful, memorable love songs, which topped the Billboard charts with more than a dozen #1 hits. Close to You: The Music of The Carpenters brings these classics back to the stage, featuring spot-on renditions of the wondrous voice of Karen Carpenter as performed by acclaimed vocalist Lisa Roc
Calling all Birdhouses (and Birdhouse Art)
Time to start creating your submission for the Long Grove Park District’s 2nd Annual Birdhouse Contest and Silent Auction.
Prepare for Spring by entering the Long Grove Park District’s 2nd Annual Birdhouse Contest. The contest is part of For the Birds Weekend, April 18th and 19th, 2015. Mark your calendars and start designing your birdhouse! This year we are expanding
the scope to include bird feeders as well as birdhouses.
This is an opportunity for anyone or any club or team to let their creativity show. You do not need to be an expert carpenter…or even a novice one. This contest is about how you imagine a birdhouse or feeder might be designed and built or imaged.
Entries will be judged on the basis of functionality and
creativity. Entries may be designed for “real bird use” or as
objects d’art. (Paintings, drawings, collages are of course intrinsically works of art rather than functional birdhouses!) Any
2014 Winner in the Functional Category
John Clemetson of Harvard.
non-toxic material can be used. Entries may be 3 or 2 dimensional (paintings, quilts, collages, etc.). All entries will be part of the Silent Auction to benefit the Reed-Turner Nature Preserve. For those of you
who would like to participate but do not have the time, you may donate a (new) purchased birdhouse, feeder, or related work of art for the Silent Auction.
Remember, if you are building a functional birdhouse, the most important factors are the size of the entry hole and the ability to easily open and clean it. For a list of sizes by bird species, go to:
The contest is open to ages 8 and up in three age categories: Youth (8-
12), Teen (13-17) and Adult (the rest of us). Entries from teams or individuals are welcome. All entries will be on display at the Reed-Turner Nature Center during “For the Birds Weekend”. The weekend will include presentations by bird experts on some of your favorite feathered friends,
2014 Winner in the
Dona Blunt of Long Grove.
bird walks through the Nature Preserve, refreshments, and a Silent Auction of the Birdhouse and Feeder entries, with proceeds benefitting the Reed- Turner Woodland Nature Preserve. Prize ribbons will be awarded to the
winners in each category. This year’s event was quite a success and we expect 2015’s to be even better.
So have some fun, help support the Nature Preserve, and gain some appreciation of just what those little feathered critters have to do to build their own home sweet home.
To obtain an entry form and a copy of contest rules, call the Long Grove Park District at
CALENDAR OF EVENTS - MARCH
Long Grove Park District
March 2 7 pm Reed-Turner Woodland
Plan Commission & Zoning Board of Appeals
March 3 7 pm Village Hall
March 4 7 pm Village Hall
March 5 6 pm - 10 pm Long Grove Fire Dept. For information, call Jeff at 847-634-3143
$15 In-District Residents $30 Out-of-District Residents
Ice Melting Blues
12 pm - 10 pm
1 pm - 5 pm
Daylight Saving Time
move clock forward 1 hour
Board of Trustees
March 16 7 pm Village Hall
Long Grove Historical Society Meeting
March 18 10 am Historical Society Farmhouse
Board of Trustees
March 24 7 pm Village Hall