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GEL SHARE: Glenbard West turf project unfolds

Glenbard West turf project unfolds - Glenbard High School District 87 officials said they will pay for their portion of a $1.6 million project to install synthetic turf at Glenbard West's Memorial Field through a combination of vendor contracts and savings related to the new turf. [News from Daily Herald]

GEL SHARE: Who was the real Alice of 'Wonderland' fame?

Who was the real Alice of 'Wonderland' fame? - Before "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" (1865), most children's books were like hickory sticks: Hard, boring, humorless, intended only to punish or instruct. And then came the magical adventure story by the Oxford mathematician who wrote under the pen... [News From Chicago Tribune]

GEL NEWS: Katie Visco Nears Completion of Cross Country Run

Visco Trek Graphic

Within the next day or two, Katie Visco will complete a cross country 3,200 mile journey - the youngest female to run across America.

She began running in 7th grade at Hadley Junior High and ran cross country and track all 4 years at West, and was captain Senior year. Visco says running changed her life.

GEL FEEDBACK: GlenEllynLife.com Is Turning One, Tell Us What You Think

It's been almost a year since the launch of GlenEllynLife.com and we'd like to know what you think.

We posted the most comprehensive stories about Glen Ellyn elections in 2008 including the ONLY results on how Glen Ellyn voted for the U.S. Presidential Election (http://glenellynlife.com/index.php?q=node/190).

We've been actively following the deliberations and financial decision making by the Glen Ellyn Park District leading to video recording the GEPD board meetings (http://glenellynlife.com/index.php?q=node/1770).

GEL EVENT: Glenbard West High School Music Department Performs

Students from Glenbard West High School's music department will sing, act and play instruments. 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. $32. Reservations required. Glen Oak Country Club, 21 W 451 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn. Call 630-942-7452, ext. 2252.

Event Start Date: 
Dec 19 2009 11:30am
Location: 
Glen Oak Country Club

GEL EVENT: Glenbard West High School Music Department Performs

Students from Glenbard West High School's music department will sing, act and play instruments. 6 p.m. Friday, 11:30 a.m. Saturday. $32. Reservations required. Glen Oak Country Club, 21 W 451 Hill Ave., Glen Ellyn. Call 630-942-7452, ext. 2252.

Event Start Date: 
Dec 18 2009 6:00pm
Location: 
Glen Oak Country Club

GEL SHARE: Real Estate Figures Rebounding for Glen Ellyn and Wheaton Homes

Glen Ellyn Real Estate Home Sales November 2009

Real Estate figures provided by MRED of single family home sales contracts for Glen Ellyn and Wheaton show home sale contracts rebounding from the 2008 decline. Although home sale contracts in the first half of the year were lower compared to those from 3 prior years, the last of half of 2009 has outpaced all 3 prior years with home sale contracts because September contracts had the strongest rebound in past 4 years. From the data provided, contract sales typically taper off in the second half of the year.

Glen Ellyn parks argues over rec center - A call for an external audit on a project that has gone about $4 million over a referendum passed by Glen Ellyn residents and then paid for by a bond issued in August was rejected by the park district's board Monday, leading to an exchange among commissioners that ended with people in attendance walking out and admonishing board President Sandy Minogue. [News from Daily Herald]

2009 Holiday Walk with Santa

The 2009 Holiday Walk photographic montage image was released Friday Dec 11, 2009 and is on display at Bells & Whistles Snackery in downtown Glen Ellyn.

The photo montage, taken by Glen Ellyn resident Erik Peterson, depicts Santa's journey through downtown Glen Ellyn including photographs from the bucket alongside Santa. The Holiday Walk is presented by the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce and has been a village tradition for over 35 years.

GEL SHARE: Metra's Polar Express passes up Glen Ellyn passengers

Metra's Polar Express passes up Glen Ellyn passengers - A conductor invites children aboard a magical train to see Santa Claus in the classic children's book The Polar Express.

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