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Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center
Rush-Copley is pleased to introduce the community to Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center. Located adjacent to the Rush-Copley’s Aurora campus at 1310 Waterford Drive, Waterford Place is now open and providing services and support to anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis. Waterford Place is a warm, welcoming environment where participants can connect with support services including mind-body classes, expressive therapies and informational programs along with a salon featuring an American Cancer Society® wig boutique. If you or someone you know has been affected by cancer, join us at Waterford Place, where help meets hope. Learn more at www.waterfordcrc.com.
Yorkville Youth Baseball Softball
Yorkville Foxes 16U
Job Posting - Casa Santiago
Looking for server, over 21. Please see Alex at Casa Santiago, 227 Heustis Street downtown Yorkville during restaurant hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-9pm, Friday-Saturday 12-10pm, Sunday 12-8pm.
EXPERIENCED CARPENTERS NEEDED
Just In Time, a locally owned and operated business located in Sandwich, IL has immediate openings for experienced Carpenters. Just In Time is committed to customer service and quality in all aspects of their business which includes Residential & Commercial HVAC & Plumbing, as well as Refrigeration, Carpentry & Handyman Services. Our business is growing and is in need of full-time, widely skilled carpenters that can grow with the business. We specialize in Framing, decks, additions, windows, remodeling, steel roofs, and so much more.
COMMERCIAL HVAC SERVICE MANAGER NEEDED
Progressive forward thinking company with great leadership and awesome team environment. Excellent professional growth opportunities in a fast moving exciting growth company. Just In Time, has an opening for an experienced Commercial HVAC Service Manager. Just In Time is committed to customer service and quality in all aspects of their business which includes Residential & Commercial HVAC & Plumbing, as well as Refrigeration, Carpentry & Handyman Services. Our business is growing and is in need of full-time, skilled Commercial HVAC Service Manager that can help grow with the business. We specialize in Residential & Commercial, Geothermal, Hot Water Heat and so much more.
- Skills / Certifications:
- Must be EPA certified
- Qualified applicants have at least 10 years of experience in HVAC Service
- Qualified applicants have at 3 years of managerial experience
- Must be able to work on a jobsite in a professional manner.
- Must be able to pass a pre-hire drug screen
- Must have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record.
- Pay is commensurate with experience.
- Company provided cell phone
- Company provided tablet
- Company provided uniforms
- Company provided vehicle (will be allowed to take home at night)
- Employee incentive programs
- Opportunities for advancement
- Bonus/commission opportunities
The office is located in Mason Square between World Champion Tae Kwon Do and Waxing the City.
1210 Douglas Road, Oswego
We hope to see you there!
See Here for more details on Foundation Chiropractic's Event Page
Ohana Healing Hands
718 N. Bridge St.
Date Night for Summer Love
We are offering a 1 Hour Couples Massage with an additional 10 minute exfoliating foot scrub for $150.00 on August 20th! Date Night massages start at 4:30 p.m. Check your calendar and set up you night out!
With your massage, you can enjoy some beverages and chocolates in our relaxation room. Please call 331.303.2644 to schedule your appointment. If you receive voicemail, be sure to leave a message so that we can return your call a.s.a.p.
By Appointment Only - Can only be scheduled by phone.
- $50 off Any Drain Cleaning
- $100 off Handyman/Carpentry work over $500
- $300 off Air Conditioner Installation
Just In Time 630.553.5302 815.570.2244
Kendall County Food Pantry
Kendall County Food Pantry Seeking School Supply Donations
The Kendall County Food Pantry is launching its 2016-17 school supply drive to prepare for supply distribution to the nearly 500 school children eligible for assistance this year. The pantry is seeking donations of school supplies to help make the drive a success.
Help Mutual Ground Win a $10,000 Cash Donation!
We are very excited to announce that Mutual Ground has been named a FINALIST for First National Bank's Community First Award! The organization that receives the highest number of votes will receive a $10,000 cash donation.
To vote for Mutual Ground, please click on the "Vote Now" button above. You can vote once a day every day from now until July 27th. You can also help us spread the word by sharing this email and asking friends and family to vote!
Mutual Ground gets a call for help almost 2,000 times a month... Here are just a few examples of free services we are able to provide over the course of one year with the help of donations:
• Options and referrals for almost 1,500 victims of domestic violence
• Over 7,500 nights of emergency transitional shelter for women and children
• Help with over 350 orders of protection
• 20,000 hours of services to domestic violence clients
• Services for over 300 victims of sexual assault
• Almost 4,000 hours of therapy to sexual assault clients
On behalf of Mutual Ground's Board of Directors, Staff, Volunteers, and The Clients We Serve, thank you for your continued support. Happy Voting!
Your Summer Newsletter is Here!
There's so much to enjoy about summer - particularly our quarterly newsletter! Catch up on what's been going on at Mutual Ground over the last three months by reading our newsletter, Seeds of Change, HERE!
Miss Fannie's Yard Sale: Everyone loves a good yard sale! Join us here at Mutual Ground from 8am to 3pm for Miss Fannie's Annual Yard Sale on July 29th and 30th. All items will be sold for $20 or less!
Walk for Hope: We are really excited to announce that this year's Walk for Hope will be held at Blackberry Farm in Aurora! We hope you will join survivors, victims, family and friends of Mutual Ground on Saturday, October 22nd!
Yorkville Public Library
Book Bonanza with Yorkville Schools
Join Yorkville 115 schools for the second annual Back-to-School Book Bonanza. Visit the Yorkville Public Library on August 2nd for a variety of book activities and a book fair. Activities begin at 10 a.m.
If a student reads 10 books by the day of the event and fills out the “Yorkville Reads” form, he/she will be entered into a raffle for a large basket full of fun book-related prizes!
Community Story Time
The Youth Service Department of the Yorkville Public Library is looking for area businesses to host a story time. If you have an interest, space & availability on the 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month, in the morning, we would like to have a half hour story time at your place of business. Please contact Marianne Eberhardt or Jennette Weiss @ 630-553-4354 x109 for any further information.
Fox Valley Family YMCA
Blood Pressure Self-Management Program
This FREE, preventative health program is facilitated by Healthy Heart Ambassadors, appointed and trained by the Y, who will show participants how to use a blood pressure cuff, encourage self-monitoring and facilitate monthly nutrition education seminars. The Fox Valley Family YMCA is looking for adults with high blood pressure to take part in this program. For a small investment of time, participants receive:
• A simple, evidence-based program that may lower blood pressure
• Personalized support from a Y Healthy Heart Ambassador
• Tips for maintaining cardiovascular health
• Easy-to-use, portable self-tracking tool
• Heart healthy nutrition education seminars (held the last Thursday of every month)
Contact April Hix at 630-552-4100 x247 or visit our website for more information.
Enhance® Fitness is a proven, community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. It helps older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Each class will be led by a certified instructor and exercises will focus on cardiovascular endurance, strength, flexibility, and balance to help reduce the severity of arthritis symptoms. Older adults at all fitness levels are encouraged to participate. The program is especially beneficial for older adults living with arthritis. Contact April Hix at 630-552-4100 x247 for more information.
Community Needs Assessment Survey
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is conducting an online community needs assessment during the month of July. In an effort to expand/refine services focused on the community, the Y would like to hear from you. Based on this survey, the Y will design and deliver new programs and services that address local critical issues in the areas of youth development, healthy living and social responsibility for their branches in Plano and Sandwich as well as a new Yorkville facility being planned for construction in 2017.
This link http://surveys.ymcaexchange.org/f/178567/598a/ will take you to a short, online survey. Survey responses are not individually tracked and are kept confidential. The assessment should take no more than five minutes to complete, and the results will be compiled into an executive summary that will be shared with our organization and others partnering with the Y in this effort.
Aqua Force Swim Team
For more information on membership or programming visit foxvalleyymca.org; stop by our Central Branch - we’re located just west of the Yorkville Target; or call 630-552-4100 x221.
The Fox Valley Family YMCA is a mission-centered, cause-driven charity organization dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, and families in Kendall and DeKalb counties.
Central Branch: 3875 Eldamain Rd., Plano, (630) 552-4100
West Branch: 707 S. Main St., Sandwich, (815) 786-9998
Mid-Day Play Pet Services
Now Offering Puppy Training Classes
Mid-Day Play is pleased to announce a variety of training classes to help you and your dog build a relationship! We will be offering:
- Puppy 101 & 102
- Beginning Obedience
- Adolescent Workshop
These classes are being taught by a certified dog trainer with over 20 years experience. A good training foundation is critical when raising a puppy. As a puppy moves into adolescence, it is also important to understand common adolescent behavior.
Our passion here at Mid-Day Play is to help make puppy/dog ownership as fun and exciting as possible!
Call more for information: 815-739-7669
Facebook: Mid-Day Play
Alarm Detection Systems
To learn more about a career at Aurora based Alarm Detection Systems, Inc., please watch this video.
Pepe's Mexican Restaurant
920 N. Bridge Street
Contact: Cristina Padilla
Raging Waves Waterpark
Raging Waves Waterpark is now hiring! Open positions include a full-time salaried Maintenance Technican and many other seasonal positions for the summer of 2016. Follow the link for more information on how to join the team at Illinois' Largest Waterpark!
Plano Community Garden
The Plano Community Garden was founded in 2009 on the premise that we would create a place for the community to not only come garden, but also serve those in need in Kendall County by donating fresh produce weekly. Our mission has always been to set aside and tend plots that would directly serve the Kendall County Food Pantry in addition to donating from our personal plots as well. To date, we have been very successful and have donated an average of 5,000 pounds of fresh vegetables every year to the pantry. This year all the KCFP plots have been planted and we aniticipate early deliveries to the pantry.
Donations for New Shed!
The garden is in need of a new larger shed. We are currently asking for donations to help pay for it. Remember we are a 501 3c non-for-profit and all donations are tax deductable. Our thought is when we get this larger shed we would like to post a "Friends of the Garden" list as advertisement and thank you for any one or company donating over $100. Donations of any amount can be sent to Plano Community Garden, P.O. Box 217, Plano, IL 60545.
Rain Barrels for Sale
The garden has several 55 gallon plastic drums that can be used as rain barrels. $15 each and you add the hardware. $50 each and we will add the hardware. We offer delivery if needed and we will give instructions on how to use and set up.
Again, thank you for your commitment to bringing this spirit of change to our neighborhood. We look forward to reporting to you on our progress at the end of the season. In the meantime, keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates.
New Life Church
New Life Church Garage Sale
New Life Church will be hosting a church-wide garage sale on Saturday, July 30 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. All proceeds will go towards the ONWARD renovation project, which will make the kids’ area in the church more secure and kid friendly. If you would like to donate your gently used items for us to sell, drop them off at the church on Monday, July 25 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or Tuesday, July 26 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Please join us on Saturday, July 30 for the sale and shop to support ONWARD! All items after 2:00 p.m. will be half price! For more information about the garage sale and what we can and cannot accept for donations or about the ONWARD renovation project, please visit nlcyorkville.org or call 630-553-0200.
City Bounce Volleyball Tournament
New Life Church will be partnering with Pinheadz in Yorkville to have a City Bounce Volleyball Tournament on Saturday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The tournament will be a 4 on 4 competition, including a competitive and a recreational division. There is a minimum of 1 female player per team. The cost is $50/player and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Kendall County Special Olympics. There will be big cash prizes for the winning teams! Partner with us and Kendall County Special Olympics to make this a great fundraising event!! To register for the recreational division, click here. To register for the competitive division, click here. Join the Over-the-Net Volleyball page on Facebook to stay informed on the leagues and tournament.
New Life Church is located at 3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville.
Goodwill Store & Donation Center In Yorkville
Join Club Goodwill REwards and you’ll earn REwards points -- reach 75 points and you’ll receive a $5 Club Goodwill REwards coupon for use on a future purchase. With Club Goodwill REwards every purchase matters. The program is open to all customers 13 years of age or older.
Here are the exclusive benefits of Club Goodwill REwards:
10% military discount every Tuesday
15% senior discount every Wednesday
10% student discount on every Saturday
Scratch-off promotions on the 15th of every month – save 10%, 15% or even 20%
25% birthday discount off a single purchase during your birthday month issued at register.
Discount coupons by e-mail plus advance notification of sales and promotion
Advance notification of sales and promotions
Join today – it’s absolutely free! More information
Metaphysically Fit Fest 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016 from 12pm to 9pm at Bientennial Rivefront Park in Yorkville!
Family Friendly! Learn more about MFF! Click HERE!
Interested in becoming a sponsor!? Click HERE!
Interested in becoming a vendor?! Click HERE!
The "What Floats Your Cardboard Boat" Race Needs You!
Mastodon Lake, Aurora
You don't have to build a boat in order to participate. You can join us by sponsoring part of the event!
...But We Still Have Sponsorships Available
The boat race is THE EVENT OF THE YEAR for Volunteers!
It's a fabulously fun event that is a great exclamation point at the end of summer. Volunteer on your own or with a group! Help out and make the boat race an even greater success. You'll enjoy exciting races, great music, delicious food and an all-around great time with the community. A "What Floats Your Cardboard Boat" Race page has been set up on VolunteerFoxValley.org so head on over to sign up.
Yorkville Junior Women's Club
The 2015 Duck Pluck was a great success due to the generous prizes donated by so many local businesses and organizations!
The 2016 Duck Pluck will once again be sponsored by the Yorkville Citizens Police Academy Alumni and the Yorkville Junior Women’s Club. Your donation of a prize, large or small, will go a long way toward making this year’s fundraiser another successful venture.
With your donation, you will get your name and logo included in all advertising, as well as on the banner that will hang all weekend in the Duck Pluck booth at Hometown Days. This year’s Duck Pluck will be held during Hometown Days in Yorkville on Sunday, September 4 at 4pm.
Thank you for your support!
The Duck Pluck Committee
Yorkville Citizens Police Academy Alumni
Yorkville Junior Women’s Club
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
Start the Fun Now. www.girlscoutsni.org
Yorkville District-wide Join Event
Come out to Yorkville Performing Arts Center
2161 State Hwy 47
Saturday, September 10, 2016
4 – 6 pm.
Questions? Contact Joselyn Taylor at 815-354-8739
Learn how you & your daughter can benefit from all that Girl Scouts has to offer!
Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Morris Hospital Awarded for Excellence in Patient and Physician Satisfaction
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has received 21 "Excellence in Healthcare Awards” from Professional Research Consultants (PRC) based on results of its 2015 patient experience and physician engagement surveys.
5-Star Excellence in Healthcare Awards were presented to the 2 East and 2 South nursing units, Family Birthing Suites, Morris Hospital Allergy Specialists, Yorkville Campus Immediate Care, and Minooka Healthcare Center for scoring in the top 10 percent of PRC’s national client database based on the percentage of patients who rated the department or unit “excellent” for overall quality of care in 2015. Additionally, Morris Hospital received a 5-Star Excellence in Healthcare Award in the Inpatient Services category based on the combined patient survey scores of all inpatient units.
4-Star Excellence in Healthcare Awards were awarded to the Emergency Department and Outpatient Services for scoring in the top 25 percent of PRC’s national client database.
For physician engagement, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers received the Top Performer Award for Nursing Care. This means Morris Hospital scored at the 100th percentile, based on the percentage of physicians who rated Morris Hospital’s nursing care “excellent” as compared to the other 2,200 hospitals that use PRC’s physician survey tool.
“This year’s Top Performer award is truly a testimony to the outstanding nursing care we have at Morris Hospital,” says Mark Steadham, President & CEO of Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers. “When physicians rate our nursing care excellent, that means they have absolute confidence sending their patients here for care. This is one of the highest compliments we can receive.”
In addition to the Top Performer award for Nursing Care, Morris Hospital received six 5-Star Physician Engagement awards for scoring in the top 10 percent of PRC’s national physician engagement database. The 5-Star awards are based on the percentage of physicians who rated Morris Hospital “excellent” for Emergency Services, Laboratory Services, Patient Safety, Quality of Care and Radiology Services. Morris Hospital also received a 5-Star physician engagement award in the category, “As a Place to Practice Medicine.”
Morris Hospital received 4-Star Physician Engagement awards in the categories Anesthesia Services, Electronic Medical Record System, Hospitalist Services, Pathology Services and Surgical Services for scoring in the 75th-89.9th percentile of PRC’s national physician engagement database.
“Each year, we look forward to receiving our awards notification from PRC for both patient satisfaction and physician engagement,” says Steadham. “Even though we are well focused on 2016 at this time, these awards acknowledge our great work in 2015. The awards also serve as a reminder to our staff to continue focusing on patient satisfaction and physician engagement so we can continue to make Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers an excellent place for patients to receive care and for physicians to practice medicine.”
Serving patients at 22 locations in 11 different communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery. In 2016, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.
Voluntary Action Center - Kendall Area Transit
Attached is your Summer 2016 edition of the Kendall Area Transit Newsletter. Also please check out our website for more information!
VAC Names New KAT Director
Mike Neuenkirchen has been named the Voluntary Action Center’s new KAT Director. Neuenkirchen takes over for Paul LaLonde, the program’s first director, who recently accepted the position as VAC’s assistant executive director.
“We are truly excited to bring Mike in as the new KAT Director. He not only has a strong track record as a director of rural community and public transportation programs, but his overall diverse professional background gives us the confidence he will keep KAT strong into the coming years,” LaLonde said.
Neuenkirchen called the appointment a “magnificent opportunity.” He continued, “I am very honored to serve an organization of VAC’s quality, especially because I get to continue in the community transportation world. I’ve seen firsthand how KAT helps the community. It offers transit dependent persons independence, medical care, and economic opportunities.”
Kendall Area Transit, or KAT for short, is a community and public transportation service that is dial-a-ride based. Kendall County has partnered with VAC to operate KAT since 2009. Service officially began in March 2010. As KAT director, Neunkirchen’s major responsibilities will include expanding community outreach efforts, creating more transportation partnership opportunities, and securing more local match dollars required by federal and state transportation grants.
For more information about Kendall Area Transit visit here
Named One of the 100 Top Hospitals
Edward Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. Edward made the 100 Top Hospitals list in the Large Community Hospitals category and is one of four non-teaching hospitals in Illinois that earned Truven recognition. “This means Edward’s doctors, nurses and staff are providing high-quality, compassionate care to our patients, and we’re doing it in a way that’s efficient and financially smart for the organization,” says Pam Davis, System CEO, Edward-Elmhurst Health.
Promotion for Bill Kottmann
Bill Kottmann has been promoted to President & CEO of Edward Hospital, effective July 1. Bill, a long-time Naperville resident and healthcare industry veteran, will report to Edward-Elmhurst System CEO Pam Davis. “Bill has been a great colleague and friend and is one of the key reasons for our growth and success over the years,” says Pam. “He’s led almost every new joint venture we’ve been involved with, and has recruited many key physician leaders to our medical staff. He’s highly respected throughout the Edward-Elmhurst family, and is well known for his civic leadership activities.”
Senior Services offers valuable information and assistance for those over 60 years of age. It also offers meaningful ways to give back and to use your time earned talents and knowledge to help others. You can learn more about programs and services at Senior Services and also the nationally recognized Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, RSVP, by calling 630-553-5777. Visit us at the Beecher Center, 908 Game Farm Road, Yorkville IL, 60560, or online at www.seniorservicesassoc.org. Like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/seniorservicesassoc
Kendall County Fairgrounds
Calendar of Events
The Kendall County Fairgrounds is coming into our busy season. We've got some dates we would suggest you mark on your calendars, become a friend on Facebook and check out our website kendallcountyfair.org. We have lots of rentals these days from weddings, wedding receptions, private auctions and other community activities and fundraisers. Merrie is ready to help you your event, timing and other needs. Call her at 630-212-0686.
Here are those dates that are available to the whole public:
Second Sunday of each month thru and including October. We have the Scout Flea Market. Gates open at 10am and close at 3pm. They have been rates as one of the top 4 markets in the state if Illinois with good items, great location and lots of fun in a great atmosphere. Good food too.
And of course the biggest event at the fairgrounds of the entire year is the County Fair and the dates this year are August 4, 5, 6 & 7. Lots more on that event on the web site and Facebook
So mark your calendars and set those dates aside and remember. The Fairgrounds is the place "Where Family and Friends Meet" for fun, friendship and just plain good old comfort this year with all that is happening here every month.
Kendall County Forest Preserve District
Kendall County Forest Preserve District’s 2016 Summer Camps for Children.
Each fun-filled camp session features nature hikes, games, crafts, exploration and discovery. Camps are offered for different age groups pre-K through age 13, with program offerings at both Hoover Forest Preserve in Yorkville, and at Ellis House and Equestrian Center in Minooka. Camps begin the week of June 13 and run through the week of August 5.
Summer Camp Catalog and Enrollment Forms are available online.