Friday, April 26, 2013
See what's going on in Wheaton and Glen Ellyn
Friday, April 26 Fundraiser for Pediatric Brain Tumors, all day, Bauer Orthodontics, Wheaton Furniture Sale, all day, 461 S. Ellyn Ave., Glen Ellyn Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn Vidalia Onion Sale, all day, First Church of Glen Ellyn Celebrating Women...Transforming Lives, 11 a.m., Danada House, Wheaton, $50 Lenny & Eva Trunk Show, 11 a.m., AliKat, Glen Ellyn The DuPage County Home Improvement & Landscaping Expo, 4 p.m., DuPage County Fairgrounds, Wheaton Friday Fish Fry, 5 p.m., Wheaton VFW Fashion Show Featuring Suede, 7 p.m., College of DuPage, $35 Wheaton College Men's Glee Club Concert, 7:30 p.m., $10 Wheaton College Arena Theater: "Middletown", 7:30 p.m., $10 Saturday, April 27 Kiwanis Club of Glen Ellyn Vidalia Onion Sale, all day, …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Girl Scout Troop 50368 plans bake sale and book drive to raise money and collect items for a Little Free Library in Cosley Zoo.
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Tuesday, March 12
Wheaton Girl Scout Troop 50368 on Saturday will host their "Sham 'Rockin' Bake and Craft Sale" to raise money to put a Little Free Library in Cosley Zoo, the troop announced in a news release. Troop 50368—a St. Michael School troop—will sell hanky keepers, memory boards and cup cozies, cookies, brownies, breads and whoopee pies from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Studio 209, 109 W. Front St. Wheaton. Cash and credit cards will be accepted. The troop will also run a book collection to support the Little Free Library. They're looking for animal-themed books for ages 0-7, according to the release. The Little Free Library project is the troop's Bronze Award achievement. These girls are a Junior Girl Scout troop of 13 5th grade girls. This project is …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wheaton Park District board president John Kelly recaps 2012 accomplishments in annual "State of the Community" address.
At his "State of the Community" address last week, Wheaton Park District board president John Kelly said about 90,000 people enrolled in recreation and athletic programs in 2012. Kelly went over the park district's major accomplishments in 2012, including the following enrollment and attendance stats for district events and facilities: The park district's biggest accomplishment in 2012 was its partnership with Bradford Real Estate, Kelly said. The district bought a portion of the former Hubble school property from Bradford for $3.25 to preserve the gyms and fields it uses for athletics. Bradford purchased the property from District 200 in June 2011 to build a Mariano's Fresh Market at the corner of Naperville and Roosevelt roads. Because …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
See what's happening in Wheaton this weekend.
Saturday, Dec. 22 43rd ANNUAL LUMINARIA SALE, All day, Buikema's Ace Hardware Girl Scout Bake Sale to benefit families in need!, 8:30 a.m., 109 W. Front St. Free Movie for Kids, 11 a.m., Wheaton Public Library Children's Christmas Concert, 12:30 p.m., Wheaton College LIVE Ballerinas Dancing The Nutcracker at The Stork's Cradle!, 7 p.m., The Stork's Cradle Sunday, Dec. 23 43rd ANNUAL LUMINARIA SALE, All day, Buikema's Ace Hardware Cosley Zoo Festival of Lights & Trees, 9 a.m.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Board approves $2 increase in adult non-resident admission fees at Cosley Zoo.
Out-of-towners in the new year will have to shell out $2 more to get into Cosley Zoo. To avoid a deeper deficit at Cosley Zoo, the Wheaton Park District board of commissioners Wednesday approved increasing the zoo's adult non-resident admission fee from $3 to $5. According to a staff report, the increase is "necessary in reaching sustainability," while maintaining rates with comparable zoos. As the Cosley Foundation, a not-for-profit that raises money for the zoo's capital projects scales back on its support of the zoo's operations, Cosley looked to other ways to make up for $50,000 it won't see from the foundation in 2013. The zoo finished 2010 with an $88,000 defecit and 2011 with a $57,000 defecit. Staff projects $28,000 deficit in …
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cosley Zoo announces its newest additions to the Cosley family.
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Cosley Zoo announced the arrival of four new animals Tuesday: a Guernsey Dairy Cow, a Norwegian Fjord Horse, and two Miniature Donkeys. According to a press release from the Wheaton Park District, the new Guernsey Dairy Cow is Holly, 7. Holly comes from a local dairy farm where she has given birth to several calves. She was a favorite at the dairy farm because of her friendly personality. Holly and the zoo’s Angus cow, Ember have already become fast friends. Gretchen Birka, is a 10-year old Norwegian Fjord mare (female). Gretchen comes from Northern Wisconsin, where she was raised alongside many other Norwegian Fjord horses, according to the release. One of the world’s oldest breeds, the Norwegian Fjord is believed to have been …
Friday, April 20, 2012
Construction for the Cosley Zoo Bobcat Exhibit in Wheaton will begin at the end of the month and end in mid-August, pending approval by the Cosley Foundation board Wednesday night. Patch reported a few facts on the wildcat and the exhibit.
Construction of the bobcat exhibit scheduled to open next fall at Cosley Zoo could begin at the end of the month, after park district officials approved a construction firm's bid for the project Wednesday night. Parks officials accepted the lowest bid of $600,000 from E.P. Doyle & Son, LLC, the Wheaton firm that completed renovations at Northside Park, according to a park district staff report. However, Park District Executive Director Mike Benard said Wednesday that the revised estimate for the project is $700,000, exceeding the original budget of $525,000. The district will also receive $300,000 from an Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) grant when the project is completed, according to a district staff report. Pending the …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Park district will hire a fund development director to generate revenue for Cosley Zoo Foundation, DuPage Historical Museum Foundation and the park district.
The Wheaton Park District will look to hire a fund development director after board members gave the green light for a one-year contract Wednesday night. The park district in December proposed the fund development director position to generate revenue for the district and its partners, the Cosley Zoo Foundation and the Foundation. At its staffing capacity, the park district would—with the two foundations—jointly fund the new position as park district staff saw a greater need for staff support of the two boards, said Mike Benard, executive director of the Wheaton Park District. Director of Marketing and Fund Development Margie Wilhelmi and her team currently handle the responsibilities the Fund Development Director would assume, according …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Wheaton Park District considering jointly-funded position for fund development director to support the Cosley Zoo and DuPage County Historical Museum foundations.
The Wheaton Park District is proposing to hire a fund development director to generate revenue for the district and its partners, the Cosley Zoo Foundation and the DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation. The two foundations are "energized and active" in fundraising more than ever, according to a park district staff report, and need more focused attention paid to fundraising and fund development, said Mike Benard, executive director of the Wheaton Park District. At its staffing capacity, the park district would—with the two foundations—jointly fund the new position as park district staff saw a greater need for staff support of the two boards, Benard said. Director of Marketing and Fund Development Margie Wilhelmi and her team currently …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Gift cards and pool passes are quick, easy last minute gifts.
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Holiday time can mean long errand lists and a short supply of patience. Brutal traffic, crowded malls and calendars full of commitments can make gift giving more of a pain than a holiday joy. The Wheaton Park District has a few ideas for how to make your gift giving easy, fun and special. Easy: Buy gifts at places you already shop. Grocery stores, your favorite restaurant or that awesome fitness class you’re taking at the park district are super-convenient sources for gift scoring. Pick up a gift card from the Wheaton Park District and you can give the gift of health, learning and play. Gift cards encourage your special someone to try that pottery or fitness class they’ve been dreaming about. They might offer a busy mom a couple of hours …