As a follow-up step to the Downtown Stakeholder Summit held in February, Re:New DeKalb, and the City of DeKalb are happy to invite the community to a Public Open House from 4-6pm on Wednesday, April 10th, in the upstairs room at O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Hwy in Downtown DeKalb.
Everyone with an interest in the continued improvement of DeKalb’s city center is encouraged to stop in to view and discuss draft exhibits that will be on display, illustrating recommended priority targets for implementation in the next five years in and around Downtown DeKalb. A brief summary presentation of the plan recommendations will be provided at 5:15 pm by professional planning consultants from SAA Design Group and SB Friedman Development Advisors (SBF), otherwise the session is structured as a “come as you please” event.
The evening will be co-hosted by O’Leary’s Restaurant, Re:New DeKalb, and the City of DeKalb, and will be facilitated by SAA and SBF. Light hors d’oeuvres will be provided compliments of the event hosts. Please contact Lindsey Engelsman from Re:New DeKalb with any questions at 815-748-7788 or her email.
Thousands of patients with blood cancers like leukemia and lymphoma, sickle cell and other life-threatening diseases need a bone marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant. They depend on Be The Match Registry® to find a match — someone like you. Each year, 10,000 patients in the US are in a desperate search for a matching donor. YOU could be their match, their hope, their cure!
For a successful transplant, a patient needs a matching donor. If you are between the ages of 18 and 44, patients especially need you. It’s easy. Swab your cheek, fill out a form and join the Registry. It takes ten minutes to join, but can give a lifetime back to a patient. If/when you do become a donor (1 in 3500 chance), they give you medicine to increase your bone marrow production and they are then able to draw it out of your arm like giving blood. No more awful shots in the hip. Becoming a bone marrow donor has become a much easier way to help others.
Because the markers used in matching are inherited, patients are more likely to match someone from their own ancestry. Adding more donors from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds to the Be The Match Registry increases the likelihood that all patients will find the match they need. If you are from one of the following communities, you are especially encouraged to join the Be The Match Registry: Black and African American, American Indian and Alaska Native, Asian, including South Asian, Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander,Hispanic and Latino or Multiple race.
Join the Registry TODAY at O’Leary’s Restaurant in downtown DeKalb. Between 5pm – 8pm on Thursday, March 21st, you can join the Be The Match Registry® at O’Leary’s Restaurant in downtown DeKalb. Upstairs in their banquet room the Rock River Valley Blood Center will be signing people up. To join at the drive you only need to between the ages of 18 and 44, be willing to donate to any patient in need and meet the health guidelines. Appetizers and soft drinks will be available while you register. O’Leary’s Restaurant is located at 260 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. Visit their website to learn more.
Come party for THREE DAYS this St. Patrick’s Day at O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub in downtown DeKalb for the Ultimate St. Pat. party! There will be party favors and specials all weekend. Enjoy live music on Friday night at 8pm, live music on Saturday at 2:pm and again at 8:pm AND live music again on St. Patrick’s Day Sunday at 2:pm and 8:pm.
O’Leary’s now has five video poker machines up and running that offer multiple games on each on. Go and play! And of course, don’t miss out on the BEST corned beef and cabbage in town at O’Leary’s. Check out their website to learn more.
Down in Sandwich, the Top Shelf, inside Timber Creek Inn and Suites presents SIDESHOW for a special St. Patrick’s Day Show this Saturday, March 16, 2013! Enjoy Irish themed drink and food specials while you enjoy the show. Go for the party, stay for the night at Timber Creek Inn & Suites in Sandwich. Visit their website now to learn more!
O’Leary’s is so excited to see Corn Fest returning to downtown DeKalb that they are throwing a half way to Corn Fest Party! Join them this Friday, March 1st, 2013 for live music, giveaways and lots of Corny Specials! There will be a 50/50 Raffle with the money going towards the Corn Fest party budget.
O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub is located at 260 E. Lincoln Hwy at the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Hwy in downtown DeKalb. Visit their website to learn more.
Gaelic Storm is coming to play live in concert this Saturday, February 16 at 7:30 PM at the Egyptian Theatre, in downtown DeKalb. The Irish are coming for 15 rounds of fun. And now’s your chance to win a ton! Get 2 Tickets to see Gaelic Storm and some grub with a $25 Gift Certificate to O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub! Just create a little Blarney and you’re done! Write a wee bit o’ Irish Limerick and include Egyptian, Egyptian Theatre, Gaelic Storm or O’Leary’s in your verse! Click here to post it on the Egyptian Theatre’s Facebook Page
Then tell all your friends and family to “Like” it! If you’re witty limerick gets the most “Likes” – You WIN! Or, for a 2nd chance to win, write your limerick and send it to them at firstname.lastname@example.org. The winner will be randomly selected from each submission emailed to this address.
The contest begins at 8 pm on Monday, February 11 and runs through Noon on Thursday, Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day. Your limerick and “Likes” must be submitted during this time frame to be eligible to win. No purchase necessary. Contestants must be at least 18 years old. If you don’t win, you can still get great seats to see Gaelic Storm! Visit www.egyptiantheatre.org or call (815) 758-1225! O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub will be providing a cash bar for the concert. Concessions is cash only as well.
It’s time to figure out where you’ll be taking your sweetie out for dinner this Thursday, which is the 2013 Valentine’s Day. Nothing says ‘I Love You’ like a night out on the town!
Valentine’s Prime Rib or Salmon Dinner at Timber Creek Inn & Suites will be going on for three separate evenings, February 14 – 16, 2013. Or, check out their Room Packages which include a romantic dinner for two. Each room will be ‘garnished’ with rose petals! Rooms include a bottle of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries as a Valentine special. Check out their website to call and make your reservations today.
Join them at O’Leary’s Restaurant in downtown DeKalb for a perfect Valentine’s Dinner this Thursday. Enjoy Marc Hanson playing live starting at 6pm. Come enjoy the Valentine’s dinner specials including lots of choices at just 2 for $20. Check out O’Leary’s website and make your reservations for the big day.
Valentine’s Day at Tapa La Luna is always special. Chef Chad’s Valentine’s specials are still a secret but you KNOW they will be memorable! Bring your sweetie out to one of DeKalb’s best date-night restaurants and help them celebrate their 1st Anniversary with the new owners. Come see the newest changes. Visit their website and reserve your table now.
Join O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub for the 7 Days of Mardi Gras this week. They are celebrating Mardi Gras already and will continue until Fat Tuesday, which is next Tuesday, February 12th, 2013.
They have a special Mardi Gras menu the chef has worked hard to prepare. Come taste the authentic Jambalaya, Crab Cakes, Cajun Fried Chicken Salad, Voodoo Chicken Po Boy, Cajun Cheeseburger or Gumbo Soup!
Celebrate Mardi Gras at O’Leary’s all week long. Make sure to come in to party on Fat Tuesday and someone’s going to win Miranda Lambert tickets! O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub is located at 260 E. Lincoln Hwy. in downtown DeKalb. Visit their website to learn more.
Come on down to downtown DeKalb this afternoon for O’Leary’s Superbowl Party! There will be Super Deals for a Super Sunday at O’Leary’s Restaurant today, Sunday, February 3rd, 2013. Win a free Weber Grill in O’Leary’s Super Raffle.
Check out these great deals on food and drinks; Cheeseburger and Chips, Sloppy Joe and Chips or Buffalo Chicken sandwich and chips – only $3 each! Boneless Chicken Wings (min. 10) .25cents each! Traditional Wings (min. 10) .40cents each! Fish Fry bites (min. 10) only .65cents each! Pitcher and drink specials too (click on flyer to view)!
O’Leary’s Restaurant & Pub is located at 260 E. Lincoln Hwy. in downtown DeKalb. Visit their website to learn more now.
O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub in downtown DeKalb is paying it’s respect to area Veterans this coming Monday, November 10th by offering FREE meals to Veterans between 4-10pm. The offer is good with the purchase of one other meal and proof of Military service.
In addition, all tips collected between 4-10pm will be donated to the Wounder Warrior Project as their way of saying Thank You to all who served.
O’Leary’s Restaurant is located at 260 E. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb. Visit their website now to learn more.
We’ve written about quite a few Halloween events around DeKalb County already this past week. DeKalb County does Halloween right! Here are a few other events going around around the County. Don’t forget to check out our Local Events page to see everything happening this weekend!
Downtown DeKalb Spooktacular goes on in downtown DeKalb this Saturday October 27th from 1pm – 3pm. Kids won’t get spooked at this spooktacular event. Get the kids in their Halloween costumes and trick or treat at over 40 downtown businesses! Candy and activities are provided for this annual event. Amenti Haunted House at the Egyptian Theatre will be open for a “Bite sized” lights on, scare free, kid friendly preview.
Genoa Park District is having a Halloween Party this Saturday, from 2-4pm at Kiernan Park. Enjoy this family event featuring games, rides, food and much more. A costume contest will be held and awards will be given. Age groups for contest are:under 24 months, ages 2-4, ages 5 -7, ages 8-10 and age 11 and up. Costume Contest Times: Under 24 months 3:00, 2-4 years 3:10, 5-7 years 3:20, 8-10 years 3:30, and 11 years & up 3:40. Concessions will be available for purchase. Join them for fun and prizes. Kiernan Park is located at 500 N. Locust Street, in Genoa.
TERROR in The Top Shelf Grille & Bar goes on Saturday evening at the Timber Creek Best Western in Sandwich. Join in their Halloween Celebratin from 8:30 – 11:30pm. There will be live music by the Winds of Change and a Costume Contest with prizes! Timber Creek is located at 3300 Drew Ave. in Sandwich. Call 630-273-6000 or visit their website www.timbercreekinnandsuites.com.
Check out the Nightmare on Third Street Saturday evening at O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub, 260 E. Lincoln Hwy. in DeKalb. Starting at 9pm they will be having a Halloween party at it’s best! Live music and $500 in cash prizes for your great costumes! Visit O’Leary’s website to learn more.
NIU Students, party-goers, bar hoppers, thrill seekers… come out to O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub to start Homecoming weekend with a BANG . See Jenny Franck live on Friday night starting at 8pm. Jenny will be at the Hard Rock Cafe in downtown Chicago next and this is her rehearsal show! A reviewer sums up Jenny Franck’s style with this comment, ““With a pinch of grungy, 90′s style punk rock delicately interwoven into her indie rock foundations, it is hard not to fall in love with this rocker chick.” -Alec Cunningham, ReviewYou.’
On Saturday, join O’Leary’s for the Third Street Homecoming Pub Party! Local favorite, Johnny and the Boomers will play from 5pm to 8pm outside under the big tent! The block will be blocked off and the party will be both outside and in.
Then at 8pm, stay for Buffalo Jump. Buffalo Jump is a guitar-driven group, cranking out classic rock, southern rock/country and blues playing classic hits from The Eagles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Johnny Case, CCR and more.
O”Leary’s is located at 260 E. Lincoln Hwy. in downtown DeKalb. Visit their website now to learn more.
Plan now to bring some friends and go to the Go Red for Women – Girls Night Out event in downtown DeKalb this Thursday. Don’t miss this exciting fundraiser for the American Heart Association on Thursday, September 13th, from 4-8pm.
“This year will be bigger and better!” said organizer Deb Witmer of O’Leary’s Restaurant and Pub. ”Grab your girlfriends and get your red on!”
There will be Go Red food specials, drink specials, shopping, prizes and fun all up and down Lincoln Hwy. (Rt. 38) and on 2nd and 3rd Streets. Many, many downtown stores are participating in this event with raffles and specials. There will be other area vendors downtown as well. Sheedy Chiropractic will be offering Chair Massages, other vendors include Glidden Homestead, Lehan Drugs, Paparazzi Associates, Tupperware, Shop.com, Lia Sophia, TAILS, Fitzworks and more.
Grace Mott is an NIU alumni with a BS in Family Social Services graduating with high honors. She began her working career as a Juvenile Probation Officer, then was in charge of the teenage runaways through the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau. She owned and operated a campground in southern DeKalb County from 1990 to 2000. Since then, she does both sales and fulfillment for DeKalb County Online's parent company, eWorldLinx.
Gracie has served as Board President of the DeKalb County YSB; on the Board of Directors of the Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum and for the DeKalb County Building and Development Association.