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Summer is just around the corner. If you’re looking for a fun, educational way for your kids to spend those school-less months, consider an NIU summer camp. From June to August, NIU offers more than 30 day and residential camps for students entering first- through 12th-grade. From athletics to activism, there is something for every young learner.
Registration is now open for all camps, many of which offer early registration discounts. Some camps also offer reduced rates for multiple campers from a single family, children of NIU employees, and returning campers. Need-based and merit-based scholarships are also available from many camps.
Camps also offer a social outlet for students. Deborah Booth, director for the College of Visual and Performing Arts External Programs, has seen lasting friendships form between campers. “Beyond providing campers with expert training in something they love, these camps provide a great social setting for kids with the same interests to get to know one another,” Booth says.
Campers will also have a chance to explore university life, from living in residence halls and dining in the cafeteria to experiencing advanced curriculum and problem-based learning. STEM Outreach Director Pati Sievert tells parents and students that summer camps are not like a typical week of school. Read more →
There’s lots of stuff going on around DeKalb County this weekend. Make sure you check out our Calendar of Events page so you don’t miss any! Below are a bit of information about a few that we haven’t written about yet:
“Story Time Live”
Bring your children to see story time come alive with five, fun short stories about caring, sharing, responsibility and telling the truth. A creative group of local Indian Valley Theatre actors have brought together original stories, fun costumes and inventive props to entertain, teach and make everyone smile. Performances at Sandwich Park District. Read more here.
Saturday Big Track SLM & LM Stock Car Racing – Plus IRS Midgets, 4 Bar Super Late Models, Modified Compacts and Poster Contest for the Kids! Visit the Sycamore Speedway Website now to learn more.
Sandwich Antiques Market
Sunday, 19 May, at the Sandwich Fairgrounds, 1401 Suydam Rd, Sandwich, IL. The Sandwich Antiques Market is a one-day summer market featuring quality exhibitors held at the park-like Sandwich Fair Grounds, with its beautiful 100-year old trees and plenty of places to sit and rest. Learn more.
The Joseph F. Glidden Homestead and Historical Center’s Spring Open House-Open Barn this Sunday, May 19, from noon-4 p.m., gives visitors their one chance all year to see the inside of the historic barn where “The Winner” barbed wire was invented and first manufactured. The large brick structure is located on the Homestead property at 921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, behind Burger King and next to Glidden Florist.
The Phineas Vaughan Blacksmith Shop at the Glidden Homestead also will be open and operating that day. Roger Keys is a historic preservationist who has done much work on the barn and house at the Homestead. He will help give tours May 19.
The barn is perhaps the most historically significant in the country, according to Keys, because it is where Glidden invented and manufactured the first practical barbed wire. The house was completed around 1861, and the brick barn was built between 1861-71. Glidden’s first barbed wire manufacturing office was located in the southeast corner of the barn.
Architecturally, the Glidden barn also is very significant. It is one of the oldest barns left standing in DeKalb County. It reflects the German tradition and is built of local bricks with transverse frame, post and beam construction. The foundation is made of locally-quarried limestone. There were 14 eight-paned double-hung windows and seven single-pane windows for luxurious livestock lodging. Originally, there were two large arched entrances, seven stalls, a large haymow, gable, hayhood and a dirt or wooden plank floor.
The Glidden barn has remained solid throughout its years of usage for livestock, horses, barbed wire manufacture and storage. It provides a priceless link to our past and evokes images for us of our agricultural roots and pioneer spirit upon which our communities are based today. Read more →
May 10, 2013 – Symbios Medical Products initiated a voluntary recall of all GoPump Rapid Recovery System kits and GOBlock Kits manufactured with flow control components assembled prior to July 2012. These products have been found to potentially cause excessively high flow rates, which presents a risk of patient toxicity and serious injury (e.g., seizure, dysrhythmia, death) due to the rapid influx of medication particularly in patients with low body mass or advanced age.
This Saturday, May 18th, 2013, the DeKalb County Self Storage facilities will be the sites of public auctions: There will be five separate auctions at each of the locations in DeKalb, Sycamore, Cortland and Malta. See below for times at each facility and see the website linked above for facility location maps.
As you may know, these auctions are the final step in a long process through which they have tried to collect past due rent from some of their delinquent tenants. They undertake auction of a customer’s stored goods only as a last resort, and then only in scrupulous compliance with the self-service storage statute enacted by the Illinois Legislature.
If you are interested in attending the auctions, you are most welcome. They appreciate you understanding the necessity to purge the facilities of these non-paying tenants. DeKalb County Self Storage requests that you avoid trying to access your storage unit(s) that Saturday, due to the likely congestion. You will not be allowed access during the auction time.
Saturday, May 18th is Waterman Summer Rec Opening Day. Opening day activities will start with the annual parade at 10am with festivities to follow at Waterman Lions Community Park. There will be a fundraising raffle with some amazing prizes, games, pictures and concessions. They will have exhibition games, team pictures, bouncy slide and train rides for tons of fun. On top of cash prizes, they are also raffling a 32″ Insignia TV, a Keurig and over a hundred other items! Come participate in a fun day for all! Help support the teams and join them for the day.
Continue to support the teams by attending a game, weeknights at five fields; at Waterman Grade School, Indian Creek Middle School and Waterman Lions’ Community Park. Waterman Lions Park is located at 420 S. Birch St., in Waterman, IL, 60556.
The 2013 winner of the Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary’s Connie Bressler Spirit Award is Marion Baars, a true ambassador for the hospital and its entire staff. Marion, a retired DeKalb School District teacher, has been a volunteer at Kish Hospital for twenty years. She personifies vitality and kindness and is always upbeat with a positive outlook on everything in life. She can be seen pushing wheelchairs that are twice as big as she is and there is no slowing her down! She is a true “Energizer bunny.” An asset to the department, she never turns the Volunteer Services staff down when asked to stay longer or fill in an extra shift.
The annual Connie Bressler Spirit Award is awarded at the Volunteer Week Dinner in April. Because of her health challenges, volunteering was not easy for Connie. Always positive, she put as much effort and kindness into her volunteer work as she ever did in her paid employment. She made a difference here. After she passed away in 2010, the Volunteer Services Department staff created the Connie Bressler Spirit Award to honor her memory.
The first recipient was Eileen Dettman in 2011. With the presentation of this annual award, the Volunteer Services Department will recognize a volunteer who is carrying on Connie’s spirit at Kish Hospital.
Kishwaukee Community Hospital is changing the way patients and their families think about and experience spinal surgery with the introduction of the Spine Center, a comprehensive program, based on a national best practice model for spine surgery, structured around the fundamental concept of wellness. The Spine Center at Kish Hospital helps patients in the DeKalb and Sandwich areas who are candidates for minimally invasive spine surgery for conditions including stenosis of the spine and other common back and neck conditions needing surgery.
“While spine surgery has been performed at Kish Hospital for many years, this new program creates a patient-centered spine surgery experience, from the moment a patient decides to have surgery to the day he or she leaves the hospital,” according to Orthopedic Spine Surgeon Raymond Hwang, MD. “This program also allows us to put in place research-driven best practices that lead to better outcomes,” he said. Dr. Hwang, who with board-certified Neurosurgeon Martin E. Gryfinski, MD, and the administrative and clinical team at Kish Hospital, developed this innovative new program.
“First and foremost we view our patients along a wellness continuum, with the need for surgery as a step along that continuum to improved health through the treatment and or elimination of disease,” said Dr. Gryfinski. This fundamental concept of wellness is executed throughout the entire program, which incorporates the most appropriate analgesic, minimally invasive, and rapid-recovery surgical techniques with an environment that maximizes patient recovery through education, a culture of early mobility, family involvement, and group interaction. Read more →
On Saturday, 05-11-2013, the Sycamore Boy Scout Troop 40 and a few adults cleaned up the Joiner Cemetery in preparation of the scheduled Memorial Day Service on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, 2013 at 8:15am. Major General Emile P. Bataille (USA Ret) will be the Keynote Military VIP speaker at that event. Since 2005 several members and adults from Troop 40 have helped clean-up the cemetery. The cemetery is located west of Sycamore on West Old State Road just east of Five Points Road.
Major General (MG) Bataille will start his day at the Mayors’ Memorial Day Breakfast, Jane Fargo Hotel, 355 W. State St., Sycamore, IL., from 6:45am to 7:30am. There will be a short program after the breakfast and he will be leaving before 8:00am to speak at the Joiner Cemetery. The public is invited to the breakfast and the cemetery. To get a RSVP prepaid $10.00 ticket for the breakfast contact Frank Beierlotzer ASAP but before Friday, 05-24-2013 at email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 815-758-5788. If not prepaid it will be $15.00 at the door.
Weather permitting, MG Bataille will have a Motorcycle Escort starting at 7:55am from Jane Fargo Hotel in Sycamore. The escort will go from Sycamore (7:55am) to Joiner Cemetery, (8:30am) to DeKalb for their parade, (9:20am) to Malta for their ceremony, parade & wreath laying and (11:00am) to Genoa for their parade & ceremony. MG Bataille will also be speaking at Malta (10:00am) and at Genoa (Noon).
This Saturday and Sunday, May 18th and 19th, 2013 are the dates for the Crappie Contest Weekend at Shabbona Lake. We are in a cycle of very large Crappie in Shabbona Lake. This should be an outstanding event, with some very hefty weights being recorded. Crappie have to be a minimum of 12″ to qualify for a weigh in, and there should be several!
This is not an event you will want to miss. The Crappie Contest goes from 6 AM Saturday – 7 PM Sunday, May 18th and 19th. Weigh In is at Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental. Sponsored by Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental, 815-824-2581. Prizes and rules are spelled out below.
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard.
May 13, 2013
In this issue:
· Unanticipated Revenues Pay Bills, Allow Continued Over Spending
· Senate Passes Second Pension Reform Bill; House Considers Cost Shift
· DeKalb/Sycamore Fire Fighters Attend Ceremony in Springfield
· House Considers Gaming Bill; Use of Revenue
· Anti-Business Bills Continue to Pass in the House
· Encourage Your Friends to Attend These Free Seminars
· Japanese Consul General Talks About Jobs
· Illinois Recovers $38 Million in Unemployment Checks
· A Tribute Worth Remembering