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Karma Skin + Massage Studio - New! Ashiatsu!
Sandy spent some time in Florida training with Pilar Hook of Synergie Studios to learn Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy. This is a massage where the therapist uses bars mounted in the ceiling for balance while using foot pressure on the client.  Sandy had several of these treatments herself while in Florida and says it was by far the best and most effective massage she has EVER had!  This is great for people who like a medium to deeper pressure massage but without the pain. The feet allow for a broader pressure that helps relax the muscle without harming the tissue.
Regular Price $80/hr INTRO PRICE $65 limited time only!
You can book Ashiatsu online!
Karma Skin + Massage Studio
718 N Bridge Street
Yorkville Illinois
630-708-6855



St. Patrick Parish

 

Lent is just around the corner beginning with Ash Wednesday on February 18.  St. Patrick Parish will be offering Lenten Ash Services at 6:30 a.m. and 12 noon as well as Lenten Masses with Ashes at 8 a.m. and 7 p.m.  All are welcome.  Make Lent more meaningful by walking with Jesus through his passion and death.  Each Friday during Lent, St. Patrick Parish offers Stations of the Cross, a prayerful look at the Lord’s sacrifice on Calvary.  These 30-minute services are open to the public and will help you to appreciate the story of salvation.

If you haven’t visited St. Patrick’s in a while, come; check out our weekend Masses offered Saturday, 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m., 10:30 a.m. with child care and 5 p.m. with our contemporary Praise and Worship band.
St. Patrick Church and Parish Center is located at 406 Walnut Street, Yorkville, IL 60560.  Checkout more details and links to inspiring videos on our website, www.stpatrickyorkville.org.


KENDALL COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
Easter Baskets.  We have been busy gathering candy and gifts for Easter baskets that will be given out to our clients on March 26th.

Mutual Ground continues to develop its program.  Their projected opening date at the Food Pantry is this coming summer.

Pregnancy Information Center located at Kendall County Food Pantry continues to thrive and provide services to women in Kendall County.

Still in need of volunteers for the clothing department.  If you or anyone you know would be interested in sorting, folding and organizing clothes.  We would welcome the help on Monday's 9:00-Noon and
Thursdays from 10:00-2:00 OR 2:00-6:00.


Foxy's Ice Cream is OPENING SOON!

We are opening March 27th, Fri-Sun
Open 7 days a week, May 1
Check us out on Facebook for
current hours, specials events and more!


FOX VALLEY FAMILY YMCA
EASTER EVENTS at our CENTRAL & WEST BRANCH LOCATIONS
Aquatics Easter Egg Hunt - March 28
Join us at our Central Branch as we toss our Easter Eggs into the pool! Registration is required and those unable to swim must wear a life vest and have a parent in the water with them. This free event starts at 12:30pm for ages 0-12.

West Branch 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Fun Fair - March 28
Join us for games, face painting, and crafts! Space is limited so please register early to reserve your spot. (Call 815-786-9998 to register.) Fun Fair: 12-1:30pm; Egg Hunt starts at 12:15pm. $5/person

LOCAL VENDORS NEEDED FOR HEALTHY KIDS DAY EVENT – APRIL 25
The Fox Valley Family YMCA would like to invite your business to join us from 1-3pm on Sat., April 25 for our Healthy Kids Day Event! Support our community with fun and creative healthy living activities for the entire family!

This family-friendly event draws 600 moms, dads, grandmas, grandpas, kids, and teens from Kendall and DeKalb counties. Vendors are invited to set up a booth for FREE in our gymnasium and participate in this community event. Join us in giving kids right here in our own community the opportunity to learn, grow, and thrive. Call 630-552-4100 x223 to book your spot today!

2015 FALL PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION IS OPEN
Our Early Learning Academy’s Fall Preschool registration is open and spots are filling fast! Sign up today!

SPRING YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES
Whether it’s gaining the confidence that comes from learning a sport or building the positive relationships that lead to good sportsmanship and teamwork, participating in sports at the Y is about building the whole child, from the inside out. Don't miss out–Sign up today!
•    World Cup Soccer League: April 11–May 30
•    NFL Flag Football League: April 19–June 7


Caring Hands Thrift Shop “Beautifully and Wonderfully Made”  Fashion Expo
March 28, 2015, 9:30– 12pm
Come and renew your beauty from the inside out!                                                                           
Caring Hands Thrift Shop is sponsoring its first Beautifully and Wonderfully Made Fashion Expo March 28, 2015 to be held at Cross Lutheran Church. Tickets are $3.00 each and can be purchased in advance at Caring Hands, or at the door. Doors will open at 9:30 a.m.  for attendees to shop vendor booths which will be followed by a fashion show beginning at 11:00 a.m. until approximately noon. Several fashion experts will show you how to take last year’s clothing and make it up to date with the newest styles and trends.  Vendors specializing in the areas of apparel, hair, nail, jewelry, as well as fitness and wellness, will be on hand at this fun-filled and educational event with door prizes, demonstrations, give aways and so much more. Light refreshments will be provided.

There are still have a few spots open for models of all ages, please contact Caring Hands ASAP to reserve your modeling spot and select your outfits.  Models may choose to have their hair and make-up done by our professionals that day.   If you are a vendor or have a home based business that features beauty or health, please email the shop at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for a form. Booth space is $10.00

Please call Caring Hands at 630-553-1847 if you need more information.


Kendall County Fair Assoc. Inc.
The Kendall County Fair will hold its first Trivia Night competition on Saturday March 28, 2015. Food, Pop and Beer will be available. Get your teams together and register for a table at 630-553-2860.

Still some dates available for building rental. Buildings are heated now and available year round for Graduation Parties, Wedding Receptions, Birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Fundraisers or Business Meetings. Call rental coordinator at 630-272-0686 and schedule a visit.


USANA Health Sciences
Join us when we host Chicago's very own BILL KURTIS, Emmy/Peabody Award Winning Journalist presents "Death by Food:  How the American Diet is Killing US!" on March 31st at North Central College in Naperville.  In addition Dr. Brian Dixon, USANA Executive Director of Health/Science Ed. will be sharing the science behind supplementation.  Reception, book signing and photo ops to follow.

Purchase Tickets

Questions - Contact Keri Gaul, USANA Independent Associate 630-217-3744 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Fox River Academy of Music & Art -Oswego Business & Consumer Expo Art Show - Saturday April 11th, 9-2pm

Calling all students artists Kindergarten-12th Grade and Adult Amateur artists, we want to display your work!  It is time for Fox River Academy's juried Oswego Consumer & Business Expo Art Show at Oswego High School, April 11th. 1st-3rd place ribbons rewarded in categories: K-2nd, 3-5th, 6-8th, 9-12th and Adult Amateur.

Artist Entry Form Due Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Please fill out information for each entered artwork and submit via email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Business Expo Art Entry Form
For additional pages of the form visit
Location of Event: Oswego High School Field House (4250 State Route 71, Oswegowest sides of the building. 9-2pm

For more information, please contact the Fox River  Academy at 630-551-4321 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more forms, visit the webpage


EARTHMOVER CREDIT UNION SCHEDULED
TO HOST LOCAL BLOOD DRIVE

Earthmover Credit Union (ECU) will be hosting a blood drive on Friday, April 3rd, from 10:00am – 12:30pm.  The event is open to the public and will be held at ECU’s main office located near the intersection of Route 30 & Orchard Road in Oswego at 2195 Baseline Road. 

During the event, Heartland Blood Centers will provide a mobile coach that will accommodate up to three people at a time.  All donations received on April 3rd will be used for patient care at the local level.  Anyone who is interested in scheduling a donation time or has questions regarding the blood drive is asked to call Jennifer at 630-966-2367.  You can also schedule an appointment online at www.heartlandbc.org, and walk-ins are welcome.


Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois presents- COOKIES ON TAP 2015 and LAUGH OUT LOUD FOR A CAUSE!
Laugh out loud for a cause!
Friday, April 10, 2015 at Riverview Banquets \ 1117 N. Washington Ave., Batavia, IL 60510
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. \ Show starts at 7 p.m.
Performers from the Second City Conservatory and the Annoyance Theatre!
Dinner, cash bar, live auction
Cost: $40 per person \ $75 per couple
Purchase tickets online at http://lolwithgsni.eventbrite.com or use the form below.
Questions? Contact Melissa Margason at 847-741-5521, ext. 7144 or at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Yorkville Boy Scout - Troop 40
SPAGHETTI DINNER FUNDRAISER
Friday April 10th, 2015
4:30pm – 7:30pm
Yorkville American Legion Post 489
9054 Route 34, Yorkville, IL 60560
Guest Artist: Howard Manthei 5pm onwards
Cost is $7 per person or $24 per Family
Dinner includes Spaghetti, salad, bread, dessert and a drink.
Questions please call Vickie at 630-385-2523 or Stella at 630-484-3957

Boy Scout of America Three Fires Council
Scouts are forging a world's record - on Saturday, April 11, Three Fires Council Boy Scout will attempt to set a Guiness world's record for the largest welding lesson ever.  "Welding is among the new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) merit badges for Scouts," said Three Fires Council Scout Executive Joe Wiltrout.  "Today's Scouts still learn about camping and orienteering but they also learn about robotics, computers, and nuclear science."  Read More


Family Counseling Service and Big Brothers Big Sisters - Join us for the fundraising event of the year on 4/11/15.
8 chefs. 1 champion. Your community wins.

Braised short ribs with bleu cheese gratin?
BBQ duck over polenta?
Salmon asparagus?
Beet gastrique?

For one night only, you are the judge.  8 of Chicagoland's premier chefs will compete to benefit Family Counseling Service and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Enjoy 8 signature dishes, open bar, live auction, raffle baskets, music and dancing with host Mike Puccinelli of CBS and honorary chairs Drs. David and Susan Leader.
For details
Seating is limited. Tickets are selling fast.


Mutual Ground is celebrating 40 years of service in Aurora, Kendall County and Southern Kane.   
40th Anniversary Celebration - Food for Thought
April 16, 2015
6:00 pm
Fisherman's Inn, Elburn IL
$100 each or VIP tickets for $140
Tickets Available

Click here to see our latest newsletter Spring Newsletter


Fox Country Players Upcoming Events:
Save the date for Fox Country Players' Spring Play,  45 Seconds From Broadway by Neil Simon.  Set in a New York diner, the show features an ensemble of engaging characters that together, create a sentimental production peppered with funny one-liners. Performances are Friday, April 17 at 7:00 and Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 and 7:00 at the Yorkville Congregational Church.  Child Care will be available.  Visit www.foxcountryplayers.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Registration is now open for FCP's Theatre Arts Academy!  Rising Stars in grades 1-12 will have an ocean of fun at this summer's Academy!  Students entering grades 1-8 will meet from July 6-17 and perform Under the Sea on July 17th and 18th.  High School students will meet from July 6-24 and perform Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. on July 24 and 25th.  All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Yorkville Congregational Church.  Please visit www.foxcountryplayers.org for more information and to register for the Academy.


Sense of Samadhi Yoga Studio & Satya Healing Market
Creative Arts Coop with Sense of Samadhi presents:
Open Mic / Kirtan last Friday of every month FREE Community Yoga 6pm Kirtan 7-7:30pm Open Mic 7:30pm-9 pm
March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, Aug 28, Sept 25
Costa Rica 2015!
Join us! April 11-18th


Fox Country Players Upcoming Events:
Don't miss FCP's Spring Play:  45 Seconds From Broadway by Neil Simon. Performances are Friday, April 17 at 7:00 and Saturday, April 18 at 2:00 and 7:00 at the Yorkville Congregational Church.  Child Care will be available.  Visit www.foxcountryplayers.org for more information and to purchase tickets.

Registration is now open for FCP's Theatre Arts Academy!  Kids in grades 1-12 will have an ocean of fun at this summer's Academy!  Rising stars in grades 1-8 will meet from July 6-17 and perform Under the Sea on July 17th and 18th.  High School students will meet from July 6-24 and perform Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. on July 24 and 25th.  All rehearsals and performances will take place at the Yorkville Congregational Church.  Please visit www.foxcountryplayers.org for more information and to register for the Academy.


Rush-Copley
YouFIT - Fitness, Transformation, Information
YouFIT is a 12-week weight loss program from Rush-Copley Medical Group and Rush-Copley Healthplex. YouFIT includes weight loss info from Rush-Copley doctors, fitness coaching by Healthplex personal trainers, nutritional guidance by registered dietitians and an individual Rush-Copley Healthplex three-month membership.  Can’t wait to meet the new you? Next session begins April 7.  Learn more at rushcopley.com/YouFit.

Red Hot Mamas -
Rush-Copley has partnered with Red Hot Mamas, the leading national organization advancing the health and wellness of women through their peri to post menopausal years. Through Red Hot Mamas, Rush-Copley experts will help educate women about their healthcare and encourage them to play a more active role in dealing with menopause. Physician-led programs cover a wide range of topics relating to the physical and psychological issues that accompany this phase of a woman's life. The comfortable, candid setting both informs and unites the participants. Join us and other Red Hot Mamas who will share their experiences and learn how to live a full, active and red-hot life during menopause.  In 2015, Rush-Copley will host the following programs:

Wednesdays 6:30 to 8 p.m.
April 15 Menopause 101 – Making Time for Menopause

June 17 Hormone Therapy and Alternative Treatments

August 19 To Pee or Not to Pee? – Bladder and Urinary Concerns

October 21 Pillow Talk – Sleep and Sex During Menopause

December 16 Bone Up on Good Health – Osteoporosis and Menopause
To register for these FREE programs, visit rushcopley.com or call 866-4COPLEY (1-866-426-7539).
Location:  Midwest Center for Advanced Imaging
4355 Montgomery Road, Naperville


Waubonsee Community College

Do your Social Media and Content Marketing Strategy seem a little thin? Improve your Internet Marketing skills at the 2nd Annual Fox Valley Internet Marketing Summit. Choose from 12 workshops taught by experts in Internet Marketing... read more

Waubonsee hosts several free job fairs across the district each year. In addition to securing job or internship offers, job fairs are also a great source for networking leads. Learn more about how to make the most of attending a job fair.
Upcoming Job Fair  - Spring Job/Internship Fair
Friday, April 24, 2015
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sugar Grove Campus
For more information please contact: 
Career Services
Sugar Grove Campus
Student Center 209
(630) 466-7900, ext. 2368
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Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
The Morris Hospital Foundation is once again offering scholarships to individuals pursuing an education in a healthcare related field. The 2015 scholarships include: the $1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarship, the $1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Endowed Scholarship, the $1,000 Daniel Aaron Wolfer Healthcare Scholarship, and the Hugo Avalos Scholarship, up to $5,000 for residents of Illinois who have been accepted into, or are currently enrolled in, an accredited medical school, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant program.  read more

Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus welcomes Dr. Andrea L. Chen to the team. Dr. Chen is an obstetrics and gynecology doctor.   Dr. Chen’s 14 years of medical training occurred at University of Illinois , Rush University and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  She completed advanced Fellowship Training in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery at St. Joseph’s in Phoenix, Arizona and is highly experience in performing all methods of deliveries.
Andrea will start seeing patients at the Yorkville Campus located at 105 Saravanos Drive on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on March 3rd , 2015.   Appointments can be scheduled in advance of her arrival by calling 630-553-5561.
Her mission, along with Morris Hospital and Healthcare Centers, is to focus on innovative clinical care and to provide patients with state-of-the-art patient services and exceptional patient experiences.

Morris Hospital Receives Certification as Primary Stroke Center - Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has been awarded Primary Stroke Certification from the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP).
The certification serves as a notice to the public and emergency medical services that Morris Hospital has the capacity to stabilize, diagnosis and treat acute stroke patients, provide acute care, administer medications quickly, and provide rehabilitation therapies safely and efficiently.
Read More

Call the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus at 630-553-8200 for more information
IMMEDIATE CARE OPEN  7-Days a week – No appointment needed
Route 47 is now completely open South of the river


Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare - Healthy Driven
Ready to take the Healthy Driven Challenge?  Your Healthy Driven effort begins at www.HealthyDriven.com where you can take the Danica Patrick Healthy Driven Challenge. Participants select challenges online or on a mobile device from three categories: Nutritional (for example, replace soda or juice with water for one week); Physical (take the stairs instead of the elevator at work) and Emotional (volunteer at a local charity). Completing the Challenge is one step toward a new healthy habit and is available to everyone. You can also become a repeat challenger by creating a log-in. You’ll receive a personalized photo message from Danica to share on Facebook or Twitter, along with a personalized Challenge dashboard, and be eligible to win a FitBit, fitness center membership and other valuable prizes.


Liberty Mutual - Experienced Sales Representative -  Launch your Sales career at Liberty Mutual - A Fortune 100 Company!
As a Liberty Mutual Insurance Personal Sales Representative role, you will be responsible for building and developing client relationships within local communities to promote our Auto, Home and Life Insurance products. We will support you by providing guidance from experienced Sales professionals, training, and sponsoring licensing exams. You can leverage our relationships with over 15,000 Affinity Groups to target customers. You will have unlimited earning potential and your overall compensation includes a combination of guaranteed base salary, earned commission, and participation in incentive programs and contests.

Our Sales Academy is a comprehensive sales development program which emphasizes a "see, learn, do" philosophy, incorporating on-the-job training, classroom training, and on-on-one mentoring in a supportive environment that is focused on your success. Graduates will be positioned to build a successful career at a stable company that has consistently outpaced the industry in growth.

Upon completion of training, employees will be assigned to one of the following branch offices: Chicago, Plainfield, Naperville, Geneva, Hoffman Estates, Arlington Heights, or Oak Brook.

Average first year earnings of $60,000-$65,000 - through a combination of base salary, uncapped commission and bonus structure.
For more information please contact:
Tim Fallon
Lead Sales Representative
Liberty Mutual Insurance
24402 W Lockport Street Suite 124
Direct Dial: 815-436-6827 Ext. 58618
Cell Phone: 815-997-8077 (Avalailable until 10:00 pm)
Office Fax: 815-436-4731
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SENIOR SERVICES ASSOCIATES, INC.  IN YORKVILLE

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


BAIER JOINS OLD SECOND
Matthew Baier of Yorkville has been named branch manager at Old Second’s 7050 Burroughs Ave., Plano location. He will be responsible for overseeing the day to day activities of the branch and foster the bank’s community presence in Plano.

Prior to joining Old Second, he served as branch manager at Associated Bank. He earned a bachelor’s in business administration from Augustana College and a master’s degree in accounting and financial management from Keller Graduate School of Management

About Old Second
Old Second Bancorp (NASDAQ Symbol "OSBC") is the holding company for Old Second National Bank.  The Bancorp operates over 25 facilities within Kane, Kendall, DuPage, DeKalb, LaSalle, Will, and Cook Counties.


Inland Real Estate to be inducted into Realtors Hall of Fame

The Inland Real Estate Group of Companies, Inc. is being honored as the first Chicago Association of Realtors Corporate Hall of Fame inductee.

In 40 years, Oak Brook based Inland has become one of the nation's largest commercial real estate and finanacial groups.  Founders Daniel L. Goodwin, Robert H. Baum, G. Joseph Cosenza and Robert D. Parks implemented a unique business model to create a group of real estate related companies renowned collectiely today as "The Track Record Companies" for achievements in the real estate business.

Founded, homegrown and based in the Chicago area, The Inland Companies cumulatively employ more that 1,400 people and own and manage over 75 million square feet of diversified commercial real estate in 49 states, as well as managed assets with a value in excess of $20.2 billion.

The Inland Companies have brokered hundreds of millions of dollars in commercial real estate sales in the Chicago area over a 40-year period.  They have developed over 5,000 acres of vacant Chicago-area land and built or redeveloped over 7,000 apartments and over 75 million square feet of retail and sponsored over 600 separate real estate investment funds throughout the United States with a concentration in the Chicago area.

In addition, Inland has received dozens of awards from local civic and charitable organizations for its accomplishments and community service emphasizing initiatives ot empower women in the workplace, including last year's "Elevate Award" from the Women's Council of Realtors Chicago Chapter, the National Association of Women Business Owners "Visionary Corporate Partner WAward," The Oak Brook Chamber of Commerce's "Breaking the Glass Ceiling Award," and the YMCA's Corporate Recognition Award for the commitment to the Advancement of Women in the Workplace.  More than 40 percent of Inland officers are women, including CEOs, CFOs and presidents of separate Inland Companies.


Summer Day Camp Programs at Ellis House & Equestrian Center
Ellis day camps are not just fun and games, they are educational too! Day camps provide children the opportunity to learn all the basics of horse care including – feeding, grooming, bathing, behavior, and nutrition. Fun and educational activities include hands on horse handling that teach safe responsible care for horses. Pony rides, games and crafts will be provided each day. Availability of camp programs will vary based on interest. Registration is
Limited to 15 children per camp.   More Information and Application
Camp Pricing:
• Parent – Tot: $40 in County / $45 out of County and includes riding
• 1 day camp: $60 in County / $65 out of County and includes riding
• 3 day camp: $190 in County / $195 out of County and includes riding each day


What Kind of Event Can I have at the Ellis House?
•    Weddings
•    Meetings/Seminars
•    Showers
•    Social Events
•    Celebrations
•    Birthday Parties
•    Concerts
•    Retirement Parties
•    Family Reunions
•    Anniversary Parties
•    Fashion Shows
•    Craft Demonstrations
•    Class Reunions
The Ellis House can accommodate up to 40 guests for a sit down reception or dinner and up to 60 for a cocktail reception. We also have an Equestrian Classroom that can be reserved for meeting/classroom space as well with full audiovisual set up.  Many people choose to take advantage of our tent pad located along the beautiful AuxSable Creek just North of the Ellis House. The tent pad accommodates a 40' x 80' tent, which seats 200 people comfortably.  Rental includes cathedral side walls, 8 fans, 3 sets of can lighting, tables and chairs.  Ellis House & Equestrian Center is featured on The Knot, www.theknot.com please visit their website for more information.


Ellis House and Equestrian Center

Family Fun Nights 2015 Dates:
May 1
July 10
October 16
December 4

5-8pm
*Pony Rides, Tractor-Pulled Hay Rides, Face Painting, Bon-Fire, Crafts, Board Games, Nature Trails, Concessions, Special Guests...Come join the fun!
13986 McKanna Rd., Minooka, IL 60447
815-475-4035


Kendall County Forest Preserve District
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