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GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn resident to compete in 2012 London Olympics

Carolena Carstens AAUT

Glen Ellyn resident Carolena Carstens will be competing in the 2012 Olympics in London in the sport of taekwondo.

The 16-year old will be representing the country of Panama in the 49-kilograms (107.9 pounds) weight class.

Carstens was a wildcard pick for the team chosen by the World Taekwondo Federation (WTF).

"You had to peal me off the ceiling," said Carolena's dad Richard, when asked his reaction to the news. "Part of me is still up there. You scream, you cry, you laugh, it was everything.

GEL GREEN: Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange

Plant Exchange

The First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn Earthlings group and First Congregation Church of Glen Ellyn Environmental Creation Care group are co-hosting a "Glen Ellyn Community Plant Exchange" on Saturday, May 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The community plant exchange will take place at First Presbyterian Church of Glen Ellyn located at 550 North Main Street, just north of downtown Glen Ellyn.

GEL SURPRISE: Glen Ellyn Jazz Fest Canceled

JAZZ FEST GLEN ELLYN PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED

Press Release from the McAninch Arts Center:
For the past five years, a partnership including The McAninch Arts Center, WDCB Public Radio, White Space Design and The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce has come together to present a day of great Chicago jazz, fine food and local brews in downtown Glen Ellyn.

With origins dating back to 1892, McChesney & Miller was honored in 1984 by the Illinois State Historical Society as DuPage County's oldest grocery market. A plaque honoring the store can still be found on Main Street next to The Book Store. Read More

GEL SHARE: Stacy's Corners drawing interest from developers

More than a dozen developers have expressed interest in purchasing a property located at the Stacy's Corners intersection at the northern entryway to Glen Ellyn, officials say. Village staff have been careful to make sure prospective developers take into account the area's historic character and adjacent single family homes in the proposals they submit for the site at 825 N. Main St. Read More

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