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  • Fine Arts Festival

    I t will be an auspicious occasion as Downers Grove celebrates its 40th Annual Fine Arts Festival, on September 10 - 11.  Against the charming backdro ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 10:06 am
  • Westmont residents take center stage as part of theater program

    R obert Plowman takes the mission of the Progressive Village Performance Network (PVPN) of Westmont to heart: “inspire, nurture, challenge, amaze, ed ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 10:00 am
  • The microadventure movement

    “It’s always worth it.”  That’s what U.K. author and itinerant traveler Alastair Humphreys says in ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 9:48 am
  • One step at a time

    Remember dancing?  The happiness that came from letting yourself go and moving to the beat of the m ...
    Aug. 3, 2016 - 9:35 am
  • Ask the historian

    Q:   I live in a MacDougall house. Who was MacDougall? A: Robert MacDougall moved to Elmhurst with ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:49 am
  • Discover regional stories and local history at the museum

    Looking for something cool to do on a hot summer day? Stop in at the Elmhurst Historical Museum, to peruse exhibits large and small on topics of city ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:48 am
  • Summertime means fine arts festival and fair time!

    I love summer time because it brings with it many wonderful festivals and fairs that focus on the Arts. In particular, I enjoy walking through the man ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:44 am
  • Ambassador of the Arts

    From the time she was a child, Roz Long remembers art being a central part of her family’s life. Her father and extended family shared a passion for t ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:26 am
  • Franchising a family tradition

    A treasured family tradition unexpectedly became a thriving family business for the Davies family.  Three years ago, Ashley and Todd Davies opened the ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • What a ride!

    There are a few like her in every community.  Those special people who just seem to know everybody ...
    July 21, 2016 - 7:18 am
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