Izaak Walton League to meet today
June 4, 2012 5:48PM
Updated: July 7, 2012 8:15AM
Elgin: Izaak Walton League meeting, program today
The June meeting of the Izaak Walton League will be at 7 today at the Izaak Walton Lodge, 899 Jay St. in Elgin. Betty Rauschenberger will relate her experiences and share her photos of trekking through the Himalayas with her sister, Ruth and Ruth’s husband Jim. They traveled to Nepal in December to do a trek in the Himalayas in the Mount Everest region. The trek took 11 days and took them through some astounding scenery. Please join the group to hear more about this trip. Refreshments and a business meeting will follow the program. Visitors are welcome to join us. Call 847-867-9393 for more information.
Elgin: Bank names new assistant vice president
Glenn Greil has joined Associated Bank as assistant vice president, serving as bank-at-work business development officer, where he is responsible for working with businesses to offer a no-cost banking benefits package to their employees. Greil also will conduct financial education seminars for businesses and employees. He serves Associated’s south region, which includes all of Illinois. Prior to joining Associated, Greil was a national health saving account sales executive for Fifth Third Bank and brings 15 years of experience to the position. He is based at Associated’s offices at 2001 Larkin Ave. in Elgin.
South Elgin: New manager at AT&T retail store
Yvette Popp has been named AT&T store manager in South Elgin. Her responsibilities include leading a staff of retail sales consultants to successfully achieve AT&T’s customer experience and sales objectives by empowering and supporting store associates through collaboration and teamwork. Popp has worked in the retail environment for more than 15 years. Prior to joining AT&T in 2012, she held a variety of retail and sales positions. Popp worked for Best Buy, where she held various positions with the company. She also worked for JB Robinson Jewelers and Carson Pirie Scott. AT&T’s South Elgin store is at 312 S. Randall Road.
Bartlett: Art studio offers summer classes for kids
Color My World Children’s Art Studio is now registering kids for Summer Art Camps and Classes. Visit www.colormyworldarts.com or call Kathryn Benton at the studio, 224-208-5707. The Color My World studio is located in historical downtown Bartlett, in the Bartlett Center for the Arts at 118 W. Bartlett Ave., No. 2, and works in partnership with Arts in Bartlett.
Bartlett: Township seeks youth committee members
Hanover Township is looking for interested adults and youth, 15 and older, to serve on the township’s Committee on Youth (COY). Membership is open to adults who reside or work in the community and youth who reside or attend a high school in the township. COY is a volunteer committee that serves in an advisory capacity to the Hanover Township Board of Trustees. Those interested in serving can pick up an application from the township offices at 250 S. Route 59 in Bartlett or visit www.hanover-township.org. Completed applications are due by June 11. Contact Tom Kuttenberg at 847-888-8329 or at email@example.com.
Elgin: 30-foot banana split party planned Thursday
Local businesses partner together to serve residents in need. The Larkin Center and Landin Chiropractic Care have joined forces again to host a fundraising event, at 1990 Larkin Ave. in Elgin, that also will provide laughter and fun for all ages. From 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, a 30-foot banana split will be built. There will be a bounce house for children, a Kyuki-do demonstration, prize drawings throughout the evening, and lots of ice cream and toppings. The banana split will be constructed the parking lot. Parking is available behind the Landin building in Parking Lot F of Provena Saint Joseph Hospital. The cost of the event is essentially free, but attendees may make a donation. All proceeds will benefit Elgin’s Larkin Center. Each family is asked to bring a half-gallon of their favorite ice cream.
Elgin: Mayor presents preservation awards
The Elgin Heritage Commission honored outstanding contributors to Elgin’s heritage at the prestigious Mayor’s Awards Ceremony held last month at the Lords Park Pavilion.
The awards recognize those who have preserved and promoted the heritage of Elgin, its history, its architecture and its natural resources. Given annually by the mayor, upon recommendation of the Elgin Heritage Commission, 2012 marked the 23rd year for the event. Elgin Mayor David Kaptain presented 12 individuals and organizations with preservation awards this year. Nominated by their peers, winners were selected based upon their dedicated efforts to preserving Elgin’s older architecture, neighborhoods and history. Mayor’s Awards for Preservation were presented to the following nine recipients:
Ben and Jessica Feuzer — Garage Reconstruction
Joshua and Julie Harris — House Rehabilitation
Krissy Palermo — House Rehabilitation
Maureen McWaid and Steve Thoren — Wing Mansion Rehabilitation
Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley — House Rehabilitations
Robert Tierney — House Rehabilitation
Dann and Nancy Farquhar — House Rehabilitation
Jennifer Fritz — Public Service to City of Elgin
Elgin History Museum — Timeline History Exhibits
Three Heritage plaques were also presented to Elgin homeowners who have researched the history and architecture of their older homes this year. To date, more than 400 plaques have been presented since 1985. This year’s recipients were:
Joshua and Julie Harris, 570 N. Spring St.
Len Govednik II, 121 Monroe St.
Colleen and Bill Anderson, 433 Division St.
The commission is a citizens advisory board that promotes Elgin’s historical preservation activity through the protection, maintenance and preservation of the city’s architecture, historical and cultural resources.
The Elgin Heritage Commission is composed of nine voting members appointed by the mayor with the consent of the Elgin City Council. For more information about the commission, call 847-931-6004.
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