Archive for September, 2013

Help Hospitalized Veterans Opens Community Center for On-Site Crafting

Since 1971 national nonprofit Help Hospitalized Veterans (HHV) has put almost 29 million arts & crafts kits into the hands of patients at VA and military hospitals worldwide. It’s been HHV’s primary mission to provide “medicine that doesn’t come in a bottle” to America’s hospitalized veteran and military population. And now, with millions of veterans receiving outpatient health care inmore »

Morton District 201 adopts 4th consecutive balanced budget

At a time when many school districts — as well as the State of Illinois — are struggling financially, the Board of Education of J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 adopted its fourth consecutive balanced budget at their regular monthly board meeting on Wednesday, September 11.  “Despite the financial challenges and a significant decline in both state and federalmore »

Marlene Comella of Berwyn’s Violet Flower Shop named 2013 Piper Award winner!

The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) will host the 29th Annual Charles E. Piper Award Dinner honoring Marlene Comella on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The event – Shaken, not Stirred – will feature a James Bond theme with casino games, a grand prize drawing and a silent auction fundraiser. Classic 1950s and 1960s cocktail attire is highly encouraged as a photographermore »

District 201 students receive high marks in AP Spanish

The College Board recently announced the 2013 results of the remaining Advanced Placement Program® (AP®) assessments and 110 students in J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 have earned AP Scholar Awards in recognition of their exceptional achievement on the AP Spanish Language Exam. Of the 145 students who took the exam, 76% or 110 passed with at least amore »

Safelite AutoGlass opens 10th Chicago-area store on Berwyn’s Route 66

Safelite AutoGlass®, the nation’s largest provider of vehicle glass repair and replacement services, recently opened a new store located at 6538-40 Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. With this addition, Safelite AutoGlass® now has a total of 10 locations in the Chicago area. Safelite AutoGlass celebrated a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC)more »

Insurance company opens doors on Berwyn’s Cermak Road with mission to help the immigrant community

Xpress Insurance located at 2144 S Clarence Ave in Berwyn held a grand opening in partnership with the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on September 4. This new insurance company aims to educated clients about their insurance needs while providing them with tailor made policies for Auto, Home, and Commercial insurance. The brainchild of partners Jimmy V. Ruiz, Peter G. Almanza,more »

City of Homes aims to put Berwyn on the National Register

City of Homes Organization, Inc. (CoHo) will be kicking off its campaign to fund the nomination of the “Heart of Berwyn Neighborhood” to the National Register of Historic Places with an event on Saturday, October 5.  This second annual CoHo Fundraiser will showcase one of Berwyn’s finest historic homes and will feature food, an open bar, music and a silentmore »