GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn Author Releases Reflective Read

Cabin Fever Book Cover

About Cabin Fever

Try to imagine Thoreau married, with a job, three kids, and a minivan. This is the serious yet irreverent sensibility that suffuses Cabin Fever, as the author seeks to apply the hermit-philosopher’s insights to a busy modern life.

Tom Montgomery Fate lives in Glen Ellyn, where he is a husband, father, professor, and active member of his community. He also lives in a cabin built with the help of friends in the Michigan woods, where he walks by the river, chops wood, and reads Thoreau by candle light.

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn village manager hopefuls field questions

Three candidates for Glen Ellyn village manager told residents what they would bring to the village during a town hall-style forum Tuesday.

A village-hired search firm has gathered 82 applications for the position since January, and village trustees met with the top six candidates last week. They narrowed the list down to three, and Tuesday was the first time the public had a chance to question the job seekers.
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GEL SHARE: Memorial Field Lights Take Step Forward in Glen Ellyn

A controversial plan to install lights at Glenbard West High School’s Memorial Field in Glen Ellyn has moved a step closer to reality.

The Glenbard High School District 87 board voted 5-2 Monday to send a variance application to the village to clear the way for the lights.
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The move follows a series of contentious meetings that began in February in which community members, parents, students and coaches on both sides of the issue sparred over the proposal’s merits.

Read more: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20110426/news/704269788/#ixzz1KmMig7iS

GEL SHARE: Local Earth Day Groups and Activities

· Sierra Club River Prairie Group: Connie Schmidt http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/

· Cool Cities: Jeff Gahris. A part of Sierra Club. Initiative started by Mayor of Seattle.

o Look into Blue Star Energy. http://www.bluestarenergy.com/
o Watt meters can be checked out at the library to see how much power our appliances are sucking.
o Average home uses 10,900 kWh/year (in the past year we used 11,854) http://illinois.sierraclub.org/rpg/coolcities.html

Grand Marshal Nominations
The Glen Ellyn 4th of July Committee is seeking Grand Marshal nominations for its annual 4th of July Parade. The selection committee will consider things such as each candidate’s community service involvement, volunteerism and leadership.  The nominations should include background information on each candidate. Please include the name, address and telephone number of the nominator. Nominees must consent prior to being nominated.  Please submit at www.GlenEllyn4thofJuly.org.
 

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