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GEL PEOPLE: Glen Ellyn Native Opens Hilarious Comedy

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Journey to the Center of the Uterus: Adventures Infertility! A Funny, Poignant Comedy

GEL FUN: Glen Ellyn Cardboard Boats Are Serious Fun In Lake Ellyn

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Hundreds of spectators viewed a variety of cardboard boat designs Saturday in Lake Ellyn Park in the 17th Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta.

View boat designs and scenes from the event here.

Vogue Award: (most spectacular or prettiest-looking boat)
Bike Shop Bunny, with captain Harrison Gardner

Pride of the Regatta: (most creative design and best use of corrugated cardboard)
The Lulu, with captain Nick Mellinser

Great Cardboard Boat Regatta Returns to Glen Ellyn's Lake Ellyn Park

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The Great Cardboard Boat Regatta takes place on Saturday, June 27 at 12 noon at Lake Ellyn Park. The event coincides with the Picnic in the Park.

Preview creative boats and floating objects d'arte starting at 10am as hundreds of Glen Ellyn residents vie for bragging rights for this year's best looking boat, best dressed crew, best sinking, and best race time just to name a few of the awards handed out.

Cheer on young and old as they try to outpaddle the disintegrating cardboard material that keeps the sailors afloat during the race.

Event Start Date: 
Jun 27 2009 12:00pm
Location: 
Lake Ellyn
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Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents
A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking
by John Ford Noonan and directed by Loretta Hauser

Description:
Maude, a prim suburban housewife has her quiet, organized life usurped by Hannah Mae, a raucous transplant form Texas. Through their friendship they learn from each other and gain respect for themselves and each other.

"A cross between the old J.D. Salinger story about confessional housewives, and ‘Uncle Wiggly in Connecticut’ and an unusually smart sit-com." – New York Times

Performance Dates: July 3 to 26

GEL SHARE: Glen Ellyn Spellapalooza Spelling Bee Adds Educational Cheer!

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Friday night 10 teams faced off on center stage at Glenbard West’s auditorium in the first Spellapalooza spelling bee to benefit the Glen Ellyn Children's Resource Center.

Audience members were given programs, notepads and pencils to follow along with the competition. View photos here.

To kick off the festivities, judges awarded the team with the loudest cheering section a cake from Flour Barrel Bakery. People, young and old, brought noise makers, signs and all around good cheer.

Ten 3-person teams represented:

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The organizers of SPELLAPALOOZA!, the Glen Ellyn spelling bee, have announced that WBBM-TV, Channel 2 morning anchor, Don Schwenneker, will emcee the event.

Mounted as a benefit for the Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, SPELLAPALOOZA! will pit teams from Glen Ellyn organizations and businesses against each other in a community-wide spelling bee starting at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2009 at Glenbard West High School, 670 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn.

GEL HUMOR: With Valentine's Day approaching, stay out of the Doghouse!

This is a funny exploration about items guys ought NOT to give for Valentines. GEL is NOT getting royalties for posting this funny. I shared this with some guy friends before Christmas and they seemed to enjoy the story. Thought others would enjoy it too. Wishing all of you a Happy Valentine's Day above ground!

Ethan Ellis with Monsters in the Morning, Dan Jiggetts and Mike North

Listen to Ethan ham it up with Mike North and Dan Jiggetts on the Monsters in the Morning Show program. (approx 40 minutes into the 60 minute segment)

See Ethan's photo gallery. Click on the thumbnails in the gallery to view the slideshow.

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