The NIles Library is working to see if employees could park at Culver School, thus freeing up more spaces for library patrons.
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Monday, April 9, 2012
More than 100 Catholics show up to learn the symbolic meanings of the Passover seder. They sample traditional foods such as bitter herbs and charoset, then enjoy a potluck together.
As guests streamed in to the Interfaith Seder at St. Martha Church Thursday evening, they saw decorations in familiar springtime colors like lavender and yellow. On the tables, though, they saw something unfamiliar to some: Passover plates labeled with places for bitter herbs, charoset and other ritual foods of the seder dinner. The parishioners at the Morton Grove church took their seats, and the Hofeld family began leading the interfaith seder. Jeannie Hofeld, who is Catholic and attends St. Martha's, began by saying a prayer in Hebrew, and her husband Tony, who is Jewish, took over by reading from the haggadah, the text Jewish families follow for the seder service. Their three children, who are in their teens and twenties, and some of…
Friday, March 30, 2012
They perform flag ceremony and pose for photos with mayor and trustees.
A few dozen Girl Scouts from Niles-area troops came to the Niles Village Board meeting Tuesday to perform a flag ceremony and display a banner commemorating the 100-year anniversary of Girl Scouting. Hundreds of Girl Scouts had held a Promise Circle two weeks earlier, on March 12, to commemorate the actual day of the anniversary. They sang songs and recited a pledge. Earlier: Girl Scouts Celebrate 100 Years (Video) The Scouts posed for photos with Mayor Robert Callero and Trustees Louella Preston and Rosemary Palicki, who were both Girl Scouts. Know what's going on in town! Get local news, events and features FREE. Click here to get Niles-Morton Grove Patch headlines in your email inbox.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Both parishes bring on the food--and beautifully decorated tributes--for this traditional Italian holiday.
At St. Martha Church in Morton Grove Sunday, Marlene Worthley was dishing out pasta with broccoli while Jay Rossman was auctioning off dozens of fundraiser items. Dozens of other volunteers helped with food preparation, serving and the auction. At Our Lady of Ransom Church in Niles, a similar scene took place, with dozens of volunteers busy running in and out of the kitchen with hot pans of marinara sauce and trays of cannolis. Both parishes were celebrating St. Joseph's Day, and both had lavishly decorated altars to St. Joseph, completed with the traditional intricately-shaped breads, as well as flowers, desserts and specialty foods, displayed in abundance. "It's a tradition that started in Sicily," said Pat DeLio, who, with Angela Scott…
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Hundreds of girls and parents celebrate at banquet Saturday, visit Golf Mill Monday for a Promise Circle.
Girl Scouts from Morton Grove, Niles and Lincolnwood had a little fun celebrating the 100th anniversary of Scouting and the year 1912 on Monday evening. Hundreds of Scouts and their parents gathered at Golf Mill Shopping Center before 7 p.m. to hold a Promise Circle at exactly 19:12 military time, which was 7:12 p.m. "There are about 300 or 400 from Park Ridge, Niles, Morton Grove, Lincolnwood and Skokie," said Sandy Henley, the Park Ridge community manager, who organizes larger events for the troops in those communities. The same troops also attended a 100th birthday banquet Saturday at White Eagle Banquets in Niles. Juliette Gordon Low founded Girl Scouts on March 12, 1912, which made the birthday 100 years to the day Monday. Judie …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Lutheran General offers classes to give patients knowledge and power as they fight the disease. Now, those classes are more convenient. By Sigrun Hallmeyer, M.D.,Oncology, Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Treating cancer is a complex process. Patients go through many phases on varying timelines, from diagnosis through remission. Critical to each phase of treatment is making sure that patients feel control over their lives, given how all-encompassing this disease can be. Exercise, nutrition and psychological support can help patients regain control over some portion of their lives. At Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, we are committed to caring for the total cancer patient—mind, body and spirit. Our cancer patients have always had the opportunity to participate in classes and programs in which they can learn ways to cope and thrive while treating this disease. Patients also meet lifelong friends and learn about other support options …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Have you ever been to a traditional Italian St. Joseph Table banquet? How about a momentous play, "The Things They Carried," about one man's take on the Vietnam War?
'Thoroughly Modern Millie' When/Where: Friday March 9 and Saturday March 10, 7:30 p.m., Maine East High School, 2601 Dempster, Park Ridge. Why Go: A fun musical with lots of great music. Pricing: $10. The Things They Carried When/Where: Special pre-show reception for active and veteran members of the military at 6:30 p.m. on March 8. Show is performed Thursday March 8 and Friday March 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11 at 4 p.m. Show continues Mar. 15 and 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Mar. 17 at 4 and 8 p.m. and Mar. 18 at 4 p.m., at Notre Dame College Prep, 7700 W. Dempster, Niles. Why Go: Dramatic, poignant production brings home truths about the Vietnam war and its effects on combatants and the Vietnamese. Pricing: $5 high…
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Restaurateurs from an array of local places will dish out fabulous food.
If you enjoy good food and helping worthy causes, you can do both at the Taste of Morton Grove, being held Thursday starting at 5:30 p.m. at White Eagle Banquets, 6689 N. Milwaukee Ave., Niles. Tickets are $40, or $30 in advance. Taste-goers can enjoy food from many restaurants, including China Chef, Catered By Design, Culver's, Corner Bakery, Dairy Queen, El Sol, Giordano's, Graziano's, Kappy's, Maggiano's, Maier's Bakery, Morton Grove Fire Department, Orchard Village, Sri Siam, Starbucks, Unimart, Wa Pa Ghetti and White Eagle. The Morton Grove Foundation, which sponsors the event, donates proceeds from the fundraiser to many non-profit agencies that serve the Morton Grove area. "The foundation takes suggestions (for recipients) from the …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Kids--and adults--can get to know the Cat in the Hat and other Seussian wonders on Read Across America day.
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' March 2 birthday by joining book lovers and your local public library for Read Across America day. The Niles Library is celebrating "All Seuss, All Day" with hourly Dr. Seuss readings, and kids will get to color and make a craft. Plus, "107 birthdays of Dr. Suess" will celebrate the birthday and the release of the Lorax movie from 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Join the library for games, crafts and cake. This year, the National Education Association, a group of more than 3.2 million educators who work to improve public schools, is calling on book lovers around the nation to take up The Lorax, the popular Dr. Seuss children's book published in 1971 about the lovable creature who fights to save the environment. Share your plans …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Niles Patch's Film Reviewer, Cecilia Cygnar of the Niles Library, tells who she thinks will be taking home golden statuettes Sunday.
Tuxedoes picked up from the cleaners, gents? Retrieved the good jewelry from the vault, ladies? The Academy Awards takes place this Sunday, and whether you'll be on the red carpet in Hollywood, the red carpet in your friends' family room or just the red throw rug in front of your couch, it's a big night. Niles Patch Film Reviewer Cecilia Cygnar, who is AV and Film Librarian at the Niles Public Library, has spent the past several weeks reviewing Oscar contenders, including The Descendents, The Artist, A Better Life, War Horse and Hugo. Cecilia will be visiting with movie fans Sunday at the Niles Library's Oscar Party, which currently is filled and has a waiting list. Earlier: Last year's glam Oscar Party in Niles Who is she picking to bring…