5000 Lights Inc.
All small businesses located in the communities of Yorkville, Oswego, Plano, Sandwich, Montgomery, Bristol and Sugar Grove qualify for a free lighting assessment between Feb 3 and Mar 24.
Commercial demand customers of 0-100kW (shown on ComEd bill) and be located in the following zip codes - 60512, 60538, 60560, 60545, 60560, 60548 and 60512 to qualify. Customers must sign within 21 days of their free assessment to receive the increased incentives.
100% OFF incentives are available on a first come first serve basis and are available for select T12 to T8 retrofits and HID to new T8 fluorescent.
Please contact 5000 Lights Inc., your locally owned and operated ComEd trade ally for your free lighting assessment today.
5000 Lights Inc. is a full service trade ally in ComEd's SBES (Small Business Energy Savings) and Smart Ideas for Your Business programs.
ST. PATRICK’S CHURCH
Are you looking to add meaning to your Lenten practices this season? Join St. Pat’s Parish for our Lenten activities designed to help each person deepen their relationship with the Lord.
Join Jesus on his walk toward Calvary with the Stations of the Cross offered every Friday evening at 7 p.m. You can also join us every weekend for Mass and the Message Series. The theme for Lent is: i Thirst. Hear how these words spoken from the cross give us the direction in which to turn when our own well runs dry. Visit our website at www.stpatrickyorkville.org for mass times, to listen to the prior weeks message and get details for upcoming events.
Our St. Patrick Dinner Dance will be held Saturday, March 15th at 6 p.m. and is open to all in the community. Tickets for the event are $15 for dinner, Irish Dancers, raffles, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar!
The Mobile Food Pantry will be serving those in need on Friday, March 28th from 4-6 p.m. at the Parish Center. Please call the parish at (630) 553-6671 if you would like to help or pass along the information if you know someone in need.
Save the Date for the May 4th blessing and dedication of a new Shrine honoring the life and example of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. Details about the shrine, which will be installed this spring, can be found at www.stgiannashrine.org. All are welcome to attend!
EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION RAISING FUNDS FOR LOCAL WOMAN:
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling World’s Finest Chocolate Bars for $1 each, through the month of March for Vanessa Cazares. Vanessa, 28 of Aurora, was diagnosed with Leukemia in August 2013. She is currently hospitalized at the University of Chicago undergoing her last Chemotherapy session. Vanessa is a medical office assistant and has a 7 year old son. Earthmover Credit Union is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches. All funds raised will be given to Vanessa to help pay for medical expenses.
Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 50 years. There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora. For more information visit www.earthmovercu.com or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.
Edward - Virtual Heart Fair 2014
Weight Loss Clinic
Heart Aware Assessment
Ultra Fast Heart Scan
Health and Wellness Classes
Delicious Meets Nutritious
Save a Life with CPR
Tips to Reduce Your Risk
Patient Success Stories
Community Weight Loss Challenge Enroll Here
Big Brothers Big Sisters
To learn more about becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, contact BBBS of Southern Kane & Kendall Counties at 630-844-9090 or www.aurorafcs.org/bbbs.
And don't forget to mark your calenders for Bowl For Kids' Sake 2014!
March 14th: Parkside Lanes, Aurora IL 4:00-6:00pm
March 15th: Yorkville Bowl, Yorkville IL 6:00-9:00pm
Karma Skin + Massage Studio
718 N Bridge Street
REIKI LEVEL ONE
Sunday March 16th 10:30 am
have you ever thought of learning to do energy work? We have a couple of spots available in our upcoming Reiki Level One class at Karma.
Taught by Carol Rushton owner of the Crystal Ranch- Level 3 Reiki Master/Teacher. Cost $100 **LIMITED SPACE**
Reiki is an ancient laying-on the hands healing technique that uses the life force energy to heal, balancing the subtle energies within our bodies. Reiki addresses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual imbalances. It can help you:
Sleep Help you or your child w/ avoiding the ADHD symptoms/stigmatization Naturally; Reduce high blood pressure; Relieve asthma , Migraines, Stress; Relieve chronic pain without medication; Accelerate healing of wounds, injuries, & infections Help Prevent development of disease; Promote Spiritual Awakening through the balance of mind, body, and spirit and much more
AROMATHERAPY TRAINING COURSE
14 hours $250 includes essential oil kit
March 21, 28, April 4, 11 5:30 to pm
Become an aromatherapist and use essential oils for health and wellness. Do you have a natural health business? Learn to add aromatherapy as a service for your customers.
Taught by Sandy Kazenko, a certified aromatherapist with over 200 hours of clinical aromatherapy training.
PLEASE CALL TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT!
THE KENDALL COUNTY FOREST PRESERVE DISTRICT - Bridal ExpoYou are invited to Meadowhawk Lodge’s 1st Annual Bridal Expo on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 12:00-4:00pm.
This free expo is the perfect opportunity to meet with all of the vendors needed for your special day. From food to flowers and from limousines to honeymoons, brides will find a wide range of wedding merchants eager to please a variety of tastes and budgets.
This bridal expo is a one-stop shop for every bride to find all of her needs in one place! For more information, please contact Tina Villarreal at 630 552-5253. Admission is free, registration is appreciated. Vendor space is still available, please call for details.
Mark your calendars for the first-ever Kendall County Forest Preserve District Volunteer Open House on March 29 from 10:30am-12:00pm in Meadowhawk Lodge at Hoover Forest Preserve. We will introduce you to many of your forest preserves, and then give you ideas on how you can get in-volved through various volunteer opportunities.
Whether you love the woods, gardening, technology, horses, teaching, or have a special skill, chances are that the Forest Preserve District could use your help. This orientation is open to novice and experienced volunteers.
We currently have three volunteer programs - Natural Area Volunteers, Ellis House & Equestrian Center Volunteers, and our new Hoover FP Volunteers. Each program has a variety of options for volunteering.
Country Comfort Boarding and Grooming - Adoption Event!
Sunday March 23, 2014 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Find your new furry friend at this event. Participating Organizations include, Kendall County Animal Control, Spay It Forward, All Herding Breed Dog Rescue, Chicagoland Lab Rescue and HELP Homes For Endangered and Lost Pets, Cashe Creek Animal Rescue.
For more info about any of these events
please call Country Comfort Boarding & Grooming
at (630) 553-9432, 3215 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville
Geneva Kayak Center - 2014 Calendar is Online - Registration Open!
A new season has already begun! We recently returned form Ocean Camp Northern California and the Golden Gate Sea Kayak Symposium and our Coast of Georgia Expedition starts today! If this hadn't been an epic winter season, we'd be asking "Where did the winter go?"
Winter is still here but the kayaking season is here as well! We'll be flying in from Georgia and headed straight to our booth at Canoecopia - the Midwest's un-official start to all things paddling. We have so many great things planned for our customers in 2014, it's impossible to list them all in a newsletter.
We point you to our 2014 Online Calendar. You can check out all the Chicago area sea and whitewater kayaking programs, cool adventures to Georgia, Alaska, Maine and the Great Lakes, symposia and new local tours! From each event, you can navigate to a full course description or click on the "Register" button to book your experience! Let the clicking begin.....
2014 Calendar of Events
Fox Valley United Way and Aurora University - Get connected to Volunteer Fox Valley
You've got unique passions, skills and experience that you want to share with your community. But where do you start to find the right opportunity to make a difference? Aurora University and Fox Valley United Way have teamed up to connect volunteers with the organizations that need their help.
Volunteer Fox Valley is an online portal that makes it easy for community members, students and businesses to find the perfect match with organizations that would benefit from their time and talents.
Potential volunteers can conduct detailed searches for opportunities, create individual profiles, join volunteer groups, become fans of agencies that matter to them, and track agency needs and events.
Help at a 5k run, deliver meals to seniors, assist at a local food pantry, tutor a child, or donate much needed supplies. These are only a few of the opportunities you can find online at www.VolunteerFoxValley.org.
To sign up as an interested volunteer, create your profile and receive custom notifications about opportunities that meet your schedule and interests. Let's work together to promote lasting change in our community!
The SAL( Sons of the American Legion), has a breakfast on the 2nd Sunday of the month until April. Please come on out for a wonderful buffet breakfast with delicious food from 7:30-10:30. We also have a burger and a draft beer every Monday for $2.00 from 5:00-7:00. Come on out and join us. Also every 2nd and 4th Monday we feature Trivia night from 6:30-8:30. All are welcome to join us. Come have a great burger and draft beer and test your mind with friends playing trivia. Come in any time to watch the Bears game any time they are playing. Our Hall is available to rent for any occasion, call for pricing and any questions you may have. We feature Bingo every Thursday evening from 7:00-until its over, food available from 5:00-7:00. Bring a friend. Please make a note that our fish fry will be closed for the months of December and January and will resume again in February. Call if you have any questions. 630-553-7117. We are also open to the public Monday-Saturday for lunch from 11:00-2:00. We feature great burgers, chili and daily specials. Please come in for a great lunch...carry outs available also. Thank you for supporting the American Legion. Please pray for our troops and their families that are not able to be together this Holiday Season. God Bless our troops.
Cinofe Consulting Corporation - Get Started with Microsoft Windows Server Today
Microsoft Windows Server is the foundation of many of the applications that your business relies upon today, and owning and maintaining the hardware to run it has long been a cost you've had to endure.
But with the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, companies like Cinofe Consulting Corporation can get the pre-configured virtual machines they need to start running fully supported Windows Server virtual machine instances in minutes—without the cost and complexity of having to purchase or manage servers.
AWS is fast, instantly scalable, and dependable. By moving to the cloud, you can start saving costs immediately by reducing or eliminating your existing hardware and better invest those dollars in projects that will grow your business.
For more information, contact Cinofe Consulting Corporation.
Kendall Area Transit (KAT) NEW KENDALL COUNTY WEBSITE
Earlier in the year, the Kendall County Board became resolute in improving the County website with the goal of improving transparency, accountability, and citizen involvement. Well, after a summer of planning and I.T. development, the new website has been unveiled! Have you had a chance to see it yet? In addition to being much sleeker and more user-friendly, the site features much more information than before, such as budgets, tax information, and contact information. The KAT portion of the site includes new links,
including holiday schedule, KAT newsletters, Park and Ride information, and a link to the KAT Facebook page! Let us know what you think by visiting www.co.kendall.il.us/kendall-area-transit.
The Kendall County Forest Preserve District has several new VOLUNTEER PROGRAMS!
Volunteers are a great asset to the Kendall County Forest Preserve District. Volunteers can assist with education programs, the Laws of Nature Center, Natural Areas Restoration as well as the Hoover Volunteer Program. So if being outdoors and maintaining the natural areas sounds good to you, then volunteer with our Natural Areas Restoration team. But if you enjoy learning and promoting the history of Kendall County, then come maintain our Native American Neshnabe’k Village or provide resources as a docent with our Hoover Volunteer Program.
The Children’s Nature Initiative is asking for your help to create a safe natural space where children can connect with our environment. It will be a space where trees, trails, rocks and water are not just landscaping but essential components for learning and play.
Through a partnership with the Kendall County Forest Preserve District, the Children’s Nature Initiative intends to redevelop a half acre plot at the scenic Hoover Forest Preserve to create the Nature Exploration Station. This wide-ranging nature play space will include a children’s garden, outdoor stage, art and music areas, forts, cultural interpretation area, a water feature and more. There is no other place like this in northern Illinois.
Creating an outdoor play space in Kendall County like the Nature Exploration Station was the dream of Stephanie Harvey-Tansey and Dr. Natalie Lambajian-Drummond from Whole Child Pediatrics in Yorkville. Unfortunately, Stephanie will not be here to see the dream become a reality as she passed away earlier this year from an undiagnosed heart condition. Now, Dr. Natalie, Jessica Harvey (Stephanie’s sister-in-law) and Shanna Pinks (Stephanie’s cousin) have formed the Children’s Nature Initiative to complete her goal, and the Nature Exploration Station’s children’s garden will serve as her memorial, “Stephanie’s Garden.”
The Children’s Nature Initiative recognizes your dedication to your community and appreciates your support for local organizations. Through tax deductible donations from local individuals, groups and businesses like yours, we will be able to provide a magical natural space for the children in our community.
Partners will be featured on a beautiful permanent display at the Nature Education Station as well as mentioned in the press. The partnership levels are as follows: roots – up to $100, trunk – up to $500, branches – up to $1000, leaves – up to $5000, crown – more than $5000. You can pledge through crowdtilt or checks can be made out to Forest Foundation of Kendall County or donations can be mailed to Forest Foundation of Kendall County, PO Box 143, Yorkville, Il. 60560. The Forest Foundation will mail out a receipt with a tax ID number.
Senior Services Assoc. in Yorkville
VOLUNTEERS AGE 55+ NEEDED FOR RETIRED SENIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM. Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed in Oswego & Boulder Hill
Volunteers, age 55+, using their own automobile, are needed to deliver meals in the Oswego and Boulder Hill areas on Mondays and Wednesdays. Meals are picked up at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Washington Street in downtown Oswego then delivered to the area’s fragile elderly and disabled ensuring a daily nutritious meal and enabling them to live independently in their home.
Delivery volunteers are required to have a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, as well as pass a background check. This is a great volunteer opportunity for solo volunteers, friends to volunteer together, husband and wife teams. Children are also permitted to make deliveries with an accompanying adult. Is it your time to give? Looking to get out of the house and help a neighbour? This is the opportunity for you.
Medical Pedicures and Laser Treatments have arrived at the Foot & Ankle Centers
The offices of Dr. Paul Bishop and Dr. Tom Rappette are offering new treatments in foot care.
The first is a Medical Pedicure at our new Foot Spa. At the Foot & Ankle Centers, we offer Waterless Pedicures in a safe, sterile environment with a licensed nail technician. We practice the same sterilization techniques that we use for surgical procedures. Even our nail polish will not be used from one patient to the next.
Laser treatment of nail fungus and warts is now available. Many people suffer from unsightly toenails caused by a fungus. Unlike oral medications that can affect liver and/or kidney function, laser treatment offers a safe and effective way to treat these nails.
For additional information, go to www.FootAndAnkleExperts.com. We’re also on Facebook at “Foot and Ankle Centers.” Call the Foot & Ankle Centers today to schedule your appointment: Yorkville – 630-553-9300, Morris – 815-942-9050 or Sandwich – 815-786-9451.
Solar Rebate - Independence Renewable Energy
The Illinois solar and wind rebate program is taking applications. This is a great chance, combined with the federal 30% tax credit, to have over 50% of a system paid for by the government.
For you or any one you know who is interested in solar energy, please pass this along.
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Independence Renewable Energy
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Edward-Elmhurst offers Online Test to Determine Risk for Anxiety Disorders
Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare has added AnxietyAware to its menu of online assessments to help people determine if they’re at risk for one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults age 18 and older, but only about one-third of those receive treatment.
Anxiety disorders also include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and panic disorder.
AnxietyAware, www.edward.org/anxietyaware, is a free, five-minute online screening to help identify a person’s risk of an anxiety disorder. A mental health professional at Linden Oaks at Edward reviews the confidential questionnaire and responds with a personalized assessment and recommendations about next steps. If a person’s assessment indicates a heightened risk of anxiety disorder, they’ll receive a call within 24 hours from a Linden Oaks clinician who will offer a free mental health assessment. If contact information is not submitted, a phone number at Linden Oaks is provided so a person can schedule a free assessment.
Rush-Copley Emergency Center - The First Emergency Center Serving Kendall County 24/7
Kendall County residents now have quality emergency care closer to home. Rush-Copley's Emergency center offers emergency care - anytime - for thousands of area residents. From fevers to coughs to broken bones and more, the Emergency Center delivers peace of mind with treatment that is available 24/7. If further attention for hospital-based care is indicated, an on-site ambulance and helipad are available for transport.
Rush-Copley Emergency Center staff includes board-certified emergency physicians and emergency-trained nurses who offer the expertise and personal attention patients appreciate. The more than 6,000-square foot facility has three treatment rooms and a procedure room. The facility features comprehensive diagnostic services including X-ray, MRI, CT, mammography, ultrasounds and laboratory services.