Category: Around Town

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2018 Gift & Idea Guide

2018 Gift & Idea Guide We have teamed up with some of our favorite local boutiques and businesses to give you the ultimate gift and idea guide.  Each week we will be sharing with you a gift and a family fun idea that will for sure get you in the holiday spirit.  There is something special about shopping local and supporting our community. GIFT … Read More 2018 Gift & Idea Guide

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A Toda Madre celebrates Moms!

A TOTALLY AWESOME evening celebrating the amazing moms in this town. A huge thank you to A Toda Madre for their generosity in making this Madre Mia event one to remember.   It truly was a celebration of moms, who managed to survive the summer and are ready to send 124 kids back to school. Also a huge thank you to Agency H5!! Invitation … Read More A Toda Madre celebrates Moms!

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Sunshine Dance!

Sunshine Dance in Glen Ellyn, is a dynamic and energetic dance company that offers a wide range of classes for kids of all ages. They value fun and all share the joyous “Sunshine” spirit, but also make the commitment to dance in order to gain quality techniques to be competitive. Jared Titus is the proud Owner and Director of Sunshine Dance.  Jared is also Owner and … Read More Sunshine Dance!

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HOT MESS!

Laurie Palau of Simply B Organized will be in the Chicagoland area to help get our HOT MESS organized.  Between book signings, shopping AND presenting her Clutter Clinic you will have plenty of chances to meet Laurie.  SEPTEMBER 12th 7:00-9:00 pm : Clutter Clinic and Book Signing Lake Ellyn Boathouse in Glen Ellyn!  Register here! SEPTEMBER 13th : Shopping with Laurie at The Container Store in … Read More HOT MESS!

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BrickWorld Chicago 2018

If your kids have a love for LEGOS then make sure to watch for the date announcement for BRICKWORLD Chicago 2019! Here are some highlights from this year. Also check out Snapology to learn more about their fun programs.  

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Suburban Kids in the City

A trip into the city was just what we needed to kick start the beginning of lazy days and care free summer schedules.  I sometimes forget just how easy it is to hop on the train and spend a few hours exploring the parks and taking advantage of the great people watching. Our plan was simple and the main goal was to walk Madison … Read More Suburban Kids in the City

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Summer Camps 2018

Glen Ellyn and Surrounding Areas photo courtesy of Glen Ellyn Park District Bricks 4 Kidz   https://www.bricks4kidz.com/illinois-elmhurst-lombard/camp-schedules/ Cantigny PGA Camp  http://pgajuniorgolfcamps.com/camp-locations/cantigny-golf-club-wheaton-illinois/ Cosley Zoo  https://cosleyzoo.org/programs/summer-camps/ CYT formally Spotlight Theater  http://www.cytchicago.org/summercamp Glen Ellyn Park District  https://gepark.org/recreation/camps/ Kids Science Labs  https://kidssciencelabs.com/camp-overview Forest Preserve  http://www.dupageforest.org/things-to-do/camp-for-kids-teens Marcel’s Cooking Camps  https://www.marcelsculinaryexperience.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/MarcelsCalendar_June2018.pdf Morton Arboretum Science Camp  http://www.mortonarb.org/news/registration-now-open-2018-summer-science-camp-morton-arboretum Out on a Whim Clay Camp  http://www.outonawhim.info/index.php Pump It Up Camp  https://www.pumpitupparty.com/lisle-il/other-ways-to-play/special-events/ Rising Stars Summer … Read More Summer Camps 2018

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Getaway to Traverse City

Picture this. Sandy beaches, crystal clear water, kids running up and down the sand dunes. Swimming, hiking, great restaurants, plenty of shopping, and at the end of the day you’re relaxing by the lake sipping a cocktail. Sounds like the perfect destination for a family getaway. We thought so! The car was packed and we were ready to trek up to Traverse City. The drive was about 5 1/2 hours … Read More Getaway to Traverse City

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4th of July in a Small Town

It was a star-spangled celebration in Glen Ellyn. This is one of the many reasons we love our charming village. Red, white, and blue covering the town in true American style. A village favorite is the Glen Ellyn Parade! A full photo album can be found on the Glen Ellyn Moms Village Facebook page Everyone was out in the early hours claiming their spots … Read More 4th of July in a Small Town

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Re:new is more than just a cute shop!

Walk down the streets of Glen Ellyn and you will find a shop that is more than the beautifully handmade bags and clutches that are displayed. A shop that is giving back in more ways than one.  Re:new is more than a business.  It is a way of life for refugee women in Glen Ellyn.  Women from different backgrounds. Women who have struggled in ways … Read More Re:new is more than just a cute shop!

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Suburban Living

All you need to know about  Glen Ellyn is in this months  West Suburban Living Magazine!  Shopping, Dining, Things to Do,  Great Outdoors, Community!  AND lots more are featured!  Makes us proud of the town we live in. Also a nice article on Maize+Mash !