Archive for October, 2012

Berwyn Magazine Issue 4 is hot off the presses!

Berwyn Magazine Issue 4 has just been released! Every Berwyn household and business should receive Berwyn Magazine in the mail after November 1. An online version is also available. A Spanish edition is also available. This edition focuses on the highly anticipated grand opening of Bounce Sportsplex as well as a number of other new developments in Berwyn’s Depot District,more »

Saving the Spindle Project Unfolds

The Spindle lives! Join the Berwyn Arts Council and Berwyn Rt 66 Museum this Sunday to help raise awareness and funds for the Spindle! In 1989 artist Dustin Shuler created the Spindle and brought it to the Cermak Plaza Shopping Center in Berwyn. Over the years it was loved by many, ridiculed by some but grew strong in the heartsmore »

Sweet Pea returns to Cigars & Stripes for Freaktoberfest

Artist, owner and proprietor of Cigars & Stripes Ronnie Lottz was up in arms when Sweet Pea, the one-of-a-kind 8 foot mummy, first went missing 5 months ago. A new 10 foot mummy with a cyborg-esque giant rotating chicken wing in his stomach will be unveiled at Cigars and Stripes BBQ Lounge on Thursday, October 25 just in time for the kick-off ofmore »

‘Iron Chef’ competition will highlight National Eating Healthy Day

The American Heart Association and Meijer are teaming to host an Iron Chef-style competition in conjunction with National Eating Healthy Day on November 7. Three local chefs will showcase their talents and inspire people to eat healthy as the holidays approach. The American Heart Association recommends at least 4.5 cups of fruits and vegetables daily, and as part of this competition, Berwyn willmore »

Berwyn Park District Awarded National US Lacrosse First Stick Grant

US Lacrosse has awarded development grants to 102 teams nationwide through the 2012 First Stick Program. The Berwyn Park District was one of only three applicants accepted in the State of Illinois and the only Park District in the nation accepted for this grant. The Berwyn Park District will now begin a two-year partnership with US Lacrosse, during which time the nationalmore »

Governor Quinn visited Irving School’s Breakfast in the Classroom

Governor Pat Quinn visited Irving Elementary School on October 12 to emphasize the importance of eating a healthy breakfast and to participate in the school’s “Breakfast In The Classroom” (BIC) program as part of the 2012-2013 Illinois School Breakfast Challenge. A partnership with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE), the Midwest Dairy Council and the Illinois No Kid Hungry Campaign, the effort challengesmore »