Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The park will reopen Thursday, May 16. Crews work to remove circle driveway on West Street.
Northside Park in Wheaton will be closed until Thursday, May 16, while contractors work to replace the entrance circle on North West Street. Work is scheduled to begin Tuesday. Roads will be inaccessible until later this week, according to a message from the Wheaton Park District. Parking will be available during the week on adjacent streets and the lot at Armbrust and Darling Streets. The First Baptist Church on Main Street will also allow public use of their parking lot. There is pedestrian access to the park from the west side of the church near the basketball courts/pool parking lot. The temporary gravel access can be used to access the east parking lots until the final asphalt surface is placed. We are on track to have the project …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
The fifth annual Go Fly a Kite event in Wheaton is Saturday, April 20 in Graf Park.
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Thursday, April 18
The Wheaton Park District on Saturday, April 20 will host the fifth annual Go Fly a Kite Event from 10am-3pm in Graf Park. Make a kite, fly a kite, and watch professional kite flyers—including special guests, The Chicago Fire Kite Team—take to the air in demonstrations throughout the day. Guests can bring a kite and join the Grand Launch at 11:30 a.m., when the Wheaton Park District attempts to break its record of 843 kites flying simultaneously. The free event is held in Graf Park, 1855 Manchester Road, just east of the DuPage County Fairgrounds and features family friendly games, kite vendors and concessions. For a video with details on this year’s event and fun footage of Go Fly a Kite 2012, visit the City of Wheaton website here. For a…
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Two incumbents and one newcomer elected to Wheaton Park District board of commissioners.
Incumbents John Kelly and Mark Schobel and newcomer Jane Hodgkinson have won the 2013 election to the Wheaton Park District board of commissioners. With all precincts reporting, Hodgkinson finished first with 4,602 votes, followed by John Kelly with 4,166 votes and Mark Schobel with 3,997 votes. Jane Hodgkinson will bring 30 years of experience as the executive director of the Western DuPage Special Recreation Association (WDSRA). She said Tuesday, "I'm very honored that I was elected to the Wheaton Park District... I still contend it's one of the best park districts in the U.S. and I'm looking forward to being a part of that." She said in her Patch bio the main reason she ran for the board was to see the Hubble property (gymnasium and …
There are four candidates running for three seats on the Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners.
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Tuesday, April 9
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The DuPage County Historical Museum will debut its folk art exhibit to the public Saturday, April 13.
The DuPage County Historical Museum will open its largest changing exhibit to date, “Early Illinois Folk Art 1825-1925,” at a preview event Thursday, April 11 before it opens to the public on Saturday, April 13, 2013. The exhibit will feature more than 100 artifacts from duck decoys to whirligigs, including six original Sheldon Peck paintings. Peck, a well-known itinerant portrait artist of the 19th century, settled in the area now known as Lombard. Bob Jacobsen, a DuPage County Historical Museum Foundation board member, organized a special effort to catalog the exhibit with a commemorative book—the first ever published by the Wheaton Park District, according to a news release from the park district. “Early Illinois Folk Art 1825-1925” …
Friday, March 8, 2013
Wheaton Ale Fest has a new name: Wheaton Brew Fest. Park district and event promoter part ways, new model planned for 2013 event.
The Wheaton Park District is changing things up for the third annual beer fest in downtown Wheaton. The event known as "Wheaton Ale Fest" will now be "Wheaton Brew Fest," after the park district ended its partnership with Brew Fest Partners. To adhere to the Illinois Liquor Commission's interpretation of laws related to events like Brew Fest, the district will shift from a model of unlimited 3-ounce tastes at a 5-hour event to a fifteen 2-ounce taste punch card system, with the ability to purchase additional tastes, throughout the 4-hour event, according to a news release from the park district. The general admission ticket will also include food options. Brew Fest Partners posted on the Wheaton Ale Fest Facebook page Friday that they're…
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and League of Women Voters will host a candidate forum for the District 200, City Council and Wheaton Park District elections on Thursday, March 14.
The Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and League of Women's Voters will host a candidate forum for candidates in the District 200, City Council and Wheaton Park District elections Thursday, March 14, at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St., Wheaton. Candidates in contested races will have two minutes each to give opening statements. The forum will begin at 7 p.m. Patch will provide live updates during the forum for readers who won't be there via CoverItLive. You can also watch a live stream of the forum here, courtesy of WebRocketVideo.com. There are five seats up for election this year, including one at-large seat. The only contested seat is in the North District, where four candidates are running for the position …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
The Wheaton Park District will cancel classes and programs at most of its facilities Tuesday due to the snow storm.
From the Wheaton Park District: Due to the extreme and hazadarous weather conditions that are expected to arrive throughout the day, all Wheaton Park District programs and classes will be canceled today, Tuesday March 5. This includes classes and programs scheduled to take place at the following locations: These measures are being taken to ensure the safety of our customers and staff. Park District buildings will open as scheduled this morning. Please check the Wheaton Park District website and facebook pages for updates on possible mid-day closures. Related:
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wheaton Park District seeks community assistance in strategic planning.
Thursday, February 28
The Wheaton Park District is looking for participants for three focus group sessions to help with its strategic planning. The focus group meetings will be at the Community Center on the following dates and times: In a letter to community members, Wheaton Park District Executive Director Mike Benard outlined the following "2013 Input Gathering Plan": Project Scope WPD is preparing for its next round of strategic planning. As part of that process it has been recommended that the opinions and recommendations from key internal and external stakeholders be gathered as they play a primary role in the park districts success. These people are similar to subject matter experts and will have some knowledge of the past and current park district …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Steve Fieweger is one of four candidates running for the Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners in the 2013 election.
Steve Fieweger is one of four candidates running for the Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners in the 2013 election. Fieweger, 45, has been on the board of commissioners since 2000. He has a Bachelor of Science in exercise physiology from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and is a director of fitness and training. He lives in Wheaton with his wife, Beth and three children. -------- Name: Steve Fieweger Position sought: Wheaton Park District Board of Commissioners Campaign contact information: Candidate did not provide campaign contact information. Age: 45 Family (name, relationship and age): Wife, Beth; children, Emma, 13, Danny, 11 and Molly, 6 Education (degree and school): Occupation: Director of Fitness & Training Political …