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Breathe Love Give

Join us at Living Divina Yoga and Fitness Studio for our BREATHE LOVE GIVE class this Saturday, May 20th!! We will be doing a beautiful Holy Yoga Gentle Flow and meditation to live worship. ALL levels welcome!
Class cost : $15
**100% of cost of class will be donated ♥ and will be collected the day of the event!

This Breathe Love Give class is our opportunity to raise awareness and equip traffic survivors with the tools and support to heal from the deep rooted pain stemmed from their trauma. Holy Yoga instructors around the globe are coming together to raise $40K. Our class goal is $300!!

With this $40K Holy Yoga Outreach will:

Lead more trauma sensitive holy yoga workshops in our local cities to support the work of those organizations fighting against human trafficking.

Continue to create opportunities for expansion: to see MORE individuals living locally or globally who are giving their lives for the healing of others to train with Holy Yoga.

Trauma is something that impacts so many people and because we know that yoga can help rewire the brain, regulate emotions, and reintegrate the heart, soul, mind, and body, it is a powerful tool to share with survivors of trauma. Holy Yoga is passionate to be on the front lines of this cutting edge therapy work. This is our opportunity to have an outward focus and invest in the hearts of people as they find healing from the inside out.

Here is the link if you are not able to attend but would love to give:


Presents Web Series "Making It Again?"
"Making It Again?" is a comedy-drama about a famous young teenage singer named Sheridan Cantarelli, who used to be a child star. After a few years of hectic fame, he wanted to go back to being a normal everyday kid. But then, after a couple of years off, Sheridan decides he wants to get back into the music business only to find that everything has changed. He tries desperately to prove to his family, friends and fans that he can sing again and is determined to restart his music career.

The mission of this project is to promote local professional and talented actors in the Midwest area to a local and worldwide audience with the objective that the actors and crew involved can receive pay for their work. Their acting talents enrich our lives by helping us to forget about our everyday problems, sadness, losses and disappointments. They help to restore our hope and encourage us to never give up and pursue our dreams regardless of what field we labor in.

Please, show your support: Watch, Share, Like, Subscribe and of course Comment! 
We want to know what you think. "Making It Again?" Premiers Saturday April 1st" on You Tube (MIA You Tube Channel) (MIA Oficial Website) (ACA Productions Official Website)

"Making It Again?" social media:


Hiring for Partial Special Census
The United City of Yorkville seeks applications for positions for the Partial Special Census to be conducted beginning in May 2017.

Most positions involve locating households, updating addresses, and conducting interviews with respondents as a enumerator. A few involve supervisory or clerical duties.

Enumerators are paid $15.18 per hour, clerical staff $12.18 per hour, and crew leaders $16.18, plus mileage and paid training. These positions are temporary lasting approximately 3-4 weeks with an expectation to work 25-40 hours per week.

For more information contact Nicole Kathman, Administrative Intern at 630-553-8565 or visit


Fundraiser Event
June 3rd, 9am-3pm
Come on out and join us at 1002 S Bridge Street in Yorkville, bring the family, shop our awesome vendors,  Bid on some great silent  auction items. Free Games; face painting and special characters for the kids. Lunch will be available for purchase.

Donations boxes for the Kendall County Community Food Pantry will be on site. Please bring an item to donate to the Kendall County Food Pantry.  When tragedy hits, Caring Hands and our local food pantry are there to help people in need with everyday necessities.

Tons of cash and carry items to choose from - Handmade & Direct Sale Vendors: Air Jewels, Arbonne Cosmetics, Boutique Cherie, Do Terra, Loopy Do Bowtique, Lather of Life, Homemade soaps, Lilia Rose, LulaRoe, Magnabilities, Norwex, Pampered Chef, Pink Zebra, Real Time Pain Relief, Scentsy, Tastefully Simple, Thirty-One Gifts, Tocara Fine Jewelry, Tupperware, Usborne Books & Handmade Wood Signs
If you need more information or would like to have a booth at the event please call Kathy at Caring Hand’s Thrift Shop at 630-553-1847


CASA is an acronym for Court Appointed Special Advocates. A Court Appointed Special Advocate is a volunteer trained and supported by CASA staff to monitor the court cases of children aged birth to eighteen who have been determined to be abused, neglected and/or dependent by the juvenile court system.
CASA volunteers are appointed by a judge to serve as an advocate for the purpose of speaking in the child's best interest.

Golf Outing
Please Join us in attending the 7th Annual Michael Turner Memorial Golf Outing benefiting CASA Kendall County hosted by the Kendall County Bar Association.
Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 at Blackberry Oaks Golf Course in Bristol, IL.
Noon Registration
1 p.m. Shotgun Start
$115 per Golfer -- $400 per Foursome
Includes: Golf, Cart, Deli Style Lunch, Driving Range, Prizes & More
To be a sponsor for the event or to register to golf, please visit:
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you for your continued support!


Loving Arms Childcare Center Receives ExceleRate Illinois Silver Circle of Quality Designation - Shows Continuous Quality Improvement Commitment to Children in Oswego

Loving Arms Childcare Center received the Silver Circle of Quality designation from ExceleRate Illinois, the state's new quality recognition and improvement system for early learning and development providers.

"Every early learning and development provider who participates in ExceleRate Illinois makes quality a priority," said Gail Nelson, QRIS Policy Director, Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development.  "The higher the designation, the higher the program's demonstrated quality and comprehensiveness in meeting children's early learning needs," she said.

"We are proud to receive the Silver Circle of Quality," said Lisa Dickey, Loving Arms Childcare Center.  "Providing quality in early learning and development will help our children in Oswego be better prepared for success in school and in life."

ExceleRate Illinois helps families make more informed choices about their children's early learning.  It establishes standards to help infants, toddlers and preschoolers develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally.  Additionally, it provides a framework for early learning and development professionals to identify opportunities to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Research in science and brain development shows that children who are more meaningfully engaged in early learning experiences from infancy through the first five years of life are more likely to be successful in school and in life.  With the right engagement, children can form a healthy foundation of neural pathways in the brain, which impact their ability to think, react, process and grow.

ExceleRate Illinois is a comprehensive system that includes Licensed Child Care Centers, Licensed Family Child Care, Preschool for All and Center-Based Prevention Initiative Programs, Head Start and Early Head Start Programs.

For more information or to find a Child Care Resource & Referral Agency in your area, visit:

ExceleRate Illinois is administered through INCCRRA under the joint direction of the Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development, the Illinois Department of Human Services, and the Illinois State Board of Education


Summer Art Camps and Workshops
Starting in June, the Fox River Academy has many art classes and camps available to fit into various summer schedules. Some of the class offerings for Summer Quarter are:
Drawing with Light and Shadow
Graphic Novel/Comic Book Camp
Figure Drawing
Fashion Design Camp
Creations With Clay
Personalized Stationery Printmaking
Animal Drawing
Nature and Landscapes In Art
Pet Pastel Portraits
Fireworks In The Sky!
Beach Fun With Pastels
Personalized Ceramic Wall Pocket
For a detailed listing of each class (information, time, tuition), visit our online calendar by clicking here.

Summer Music Camps
NEW! Sound Engineering Camp
June 19-23 9:00am-12:00pm
July 31- August 4 9:00am-12:00pm
For pricing and dates, please visit our class online listing here.

Private Music Instruction
Whether you are starting out on an instrument, or wanting private instruction for a band instrument to advance, summer is a GREAT time to take private lessons! Private music instruction is available for beginner to advanced level students ages preschool through adult. Our music program provides private instruction sessions in:
• Piano, Voice, Guitar (classical, acoustic, electric);
• Flute, Percussion, Clarinet, Saxophone;
• Bass Guitar or Harp;
• Violin, Viola, Cello, String Bass  
For pricing and teacher listings, visit our online link here.

Providing affordable private instruction to students in the community. Our Lesson Internship Program creates a unique opportunity where students receive quality private instruction from trained interns at a discounted price ($15 for a 30-minute session, $22.50 for a 45-minute session, and $30 for a 60-minute session). Interns have many years of personal private lesson experience on their instrument/area of study, and must receive a recommendation from their instructor to apply for participation in the program. Once accepted, each intern is assigned a Staff Mentor who works personally with the teacher to review materials/repertoire and receive direct training in the pedagogical arts. Interns also must complete 10-15+ hours of lesson observation, and participate in all of our General Private Lesson programs (such as Evaluated Performances, Community Events, and Recitals).


Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans
The Veterans Assistance Commission is currently accepting donations of non perishable foods to donate to Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans with the ultimate goal of filling the VACKC’s bus that typically travels to Hines for veteran’s medical appointments!  A bit of information about Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans: They have two specific houses, the Tammy and Miller House, that are respectively for females and males.   They assist in getting veterans off the streets, offering employment support services, all while giving them very low rented out rooms.

We have donated here before and they are beyond appreciative of the support from VACKC and the community.  We are asking for the community’s help in getting the word out.   Donations for non perishable foods will be accepted by the VACKC office at 811 West John St. Yorkville (aka the Health Department/Health and Human Services) and are accepted until April 29th when our office will be at Plano Walmart to let people know our office exists and we’re here to help.  Donations have been pouring in and we are excited to Fill Our Bus! We have also been receiving hygiene items and gently used puzzles/books which will also be donated to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans.  The community has been very supportive when it comes to the Veterans Assistance Commission of Kendall County and our outreach efforts and we appreciate everything!!

Our office has partnered up with other organizations and has more donation drop-off points;  we have one in our office at the Health Department, the County Office Building on Fox St, the Kendall County Sheriff’s Department, Senior Services, local American Legions and more!  Please let us know if you would like your location highlighted as a donation location! All questions can be directed to Olivia Laschober at 630-553-8354 M-F 8-4pm.


Updates for 2017
The Plano Community Garden has started planning for the 2017 growing season. Our produce goal is 7000-8000 pounds of fresh produce for the Kendall County Community Food Panty.

The Garden is proud to announce that we made our goal and will be building our new larger shed. Hopefully, when Mother Nature decides to stop rain, we can get started with the building.

The garden is now excepting applications for garden plots. A 20 X 20 plot is $25. You can go to the gardens Facebook page and down load the application. Our application is now in English and Spanish.

Anyone wishing to volunteer may contact Connie Hatter at (630) 552-0221 or Hillard Bryant at (630) 552-3720.  The garden is always looking for volunteers.

A big thank you to several of the Kendall County Master Gardeners and Plano Community Garden who on Wednesday March 29 helped YMCA kids start plants for their garden that they will be taking care of later this summer. The Garden donated all the seeds, peat pots,  seed starting mix, and arranged for the Master Gardeners to help. The YMCA will be donating some of their produce to the food pantry.


Growing Non-Profit To Announce Scholarship Winners At Fundraising Dinner
The Dromen Group, celebrating its status as a new 501(c)(3) non-profit and the successful conclusion of two Won My Education scholarship essay contests, is pleased to announce a fundraising dinner on June 10th, at the Kennedy Pointe Restaurant & Pub! Located in Bristol, IL, next to the beautiful Blackberry Oaks Golf Course, Kennedy Pointe offers a spectacular dining experience.

The Dromen Group will list the names of scholarship winners to date, honor its individual and corporate sponsors, and announce another Won My Education scholarship contest for 2017! Tickets for the dinner are available via Proceeds will be used to fund additional Won My Education scholarship contests in 2017 and beyond!

About The Dromen Group
The Dromen Group's mission is to increase educational opportunity and provide students with budgeting and financial tools that will help ensure their success after graduation. The Dromen Group will realize its mission by way of hard work, carefully constructing partnerships, and bringing to bear the collective passion of those wishing to implement positive change in the world.

The Dromen Group was formed as a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation to serve communities by providing educational assistance via free to enter Won My Education scholarship essay contests. The Dromen Group will also sponsor supporting entry fee based Won My Ride and Won My Home automobile and single family home essay contests. The supporting essay contests will provide additional funding for more free to enter Won My Education contests and will greatly improve the lives of each winner.

Joseph Bates
Chief Executive Officer
P.O. Box 1142
Yorkville, IL 60560
(847) 987-3641
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6pm Community Yoga Every Friday night!

Teachers always rotate so each week you get a different experience and new opportunity to learn! *Community Yoga is always free. We do kindly accept donations for the Kendall County Food Pantry. No one is ever turned away for community yoga.


Brunch is Back!
Every Sunday, 9am-1pm
Champagne Brunch Bottomless Mimosas $19.95
Brunch Buffet Adults $14.95
Brunch Buffet Kids 10 and Under $10
Kids 2 and Under Eat Free
MENU: Scrmabled Eggs, Sausage, Bacon, Twice Baked Hash Browns, Zucchini Bread French Toast with Bourbon Maple Syrup, Pancakes, Beignets with Salted Caramel Sauce, Fresh Fruit, Breakfast Pastries 
DRINKS: Featuring Colectivo Coffee, Fair Trade, Organic, Juice, Kombucha, Milk, Assorted Teas


Colored by Grace Charity Run - My School Color Run
Join the Fun! Saturday, June 17th
Race starts AT 10AM
Hosted at Riverfront Park, 131 E. Hydraulic Street
Register by Thursday, June 1st

This June, Grace Holistic Center for Education will be hosting a My School Color Run fundraising event. The My School Color Run program aims to go beyond traditional fund raising. This program seeks to engage the entire student body, no matter what level of fitness or capability, in an initiative that promotes a life-long healthy way of living. We’re extremely excited about the launch of the My School Color Run program at our school! We’re looking forward to involving our entire student body, faculty, and the community in this fun and healthy program.

Before the event, our students will seek individual pledges from family and friends to meet their personal fundraising goals. In addition, we are requesting local businesses to consider being event sponsors. This is a great opportunity to make a difference for students in our community as our school keeps 100% of the funds raised through donations, pledges, and sponsors.

Lastly, the final color celebration run will be open to the public. Interested participants can register for the run by completing a paper registration form prior to the event. You can also register or donate online by visiting our event page at

Grace Holistic Center for Education
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Workshop Series: How Google Analytics Can Help Your Business
As a business owner we know you take great pride in your company and your company's website. But do you know how many people a month visit your site? Do you know how they find it? Do you know what they click on?

If the answer to one or more of those is "No", then you will want to join Idea Marketing Group for the first in our series of upcoming Digital Marketing Workshops at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at our office in Yorkville.

In this first workshop, our senior-level marketing professionals will discuss how to use Google Analytics to discover valuable website data, and how that data can help you drive new business. We'll also leave plenty of time for open discussion and your questions!

To RSVP to this FREE workshop, simply click the button below and fill out our form. RSVPs are strongly encouraged, as space is limited.

We look forward to seeing you here! 


Upcoming Events
St. Patrick Parish will be offering some fun events in May!  First in the line-up, our Ministry of Mothers group will sponsor a Summer Survival event on Thursday, May 18th starting at 9 a.m.  This fun and FREE event will feature some great ideas for keeping kids entertained (and MOMs sane!) over the summer.  Other topics include family vacations and how much homework kids should do over the long break.  This is a social meeting, so moms will have the chance to meet other parents.  Kids are always welcome!

Looking for ways to add some peace to your hectic life?  The Rosary Guild is sponsoring a Rosary Making Workshop on Sunday, May 21 from 12 noon till 2 p.m. in the Parish Center.  Learn to recite this ancient prayer while learning to chord and tie Rosary beads.  All are welcome.

Our parish school, St. Mary Catholic School in Plano, will be hosting a Pig Roast on Saturday, May 20th.  The event will feature live entertainment by 3 bands and the Cervantes Choir.  Proceeds from this fun community event will benefit the school.  Raffle tickets for the St. Mary Catholic School Pig Roast and Raffle will be on sale at St. Patrick Parish May 13th and 14th and will be available at the event.  Tickets are $10 each.  If all tickets are sold, winner will receive $5,000.  St. Mary’s School  is located at 817 N. Center Street in Plano.

St. Patrick Parish is located at 406 Walnut Street.  All are invited to celebrate mass with us at 5pm on Saturdays and on Sundays at 8 a.m., at 10:30 a.m. and at the 5 p.m. Praise and Worship mass.  Visit our website for upcoming events and details:  You can also receive lots of great information right to your phone with our Parish App!  Just text the word APP to 88202 to sign up.


31 Day Healthy Eating Challenge
Is your New Year's resolution motivation starting to fade?  Don't let it – join us for our uplifting 31 Day Healthy Eating Challenge for National Nutrition Month!  Here's the deal: Try these tiny-but-mighty nutrition challenges every day this month; each one should leave you feeling healthier, slimmer, and stronger than when you woke up. All you have to do is try out the tip or modify it to the best of your abilities and resources. Download the Challenge Calendar here

AquaTrack Weekend
Cross the bridge, scale a cliff, jump the pond and slide to the finish on our inflatable obstacle course! We will have the Aqua Track set up from 2-5:30pm on Saturdays and 12:30-3:30pm on Sundays.

My Y Is Every Y
We want to encourage members to utilize the Y as often as they can. Sometimes, it’s more convenient for members to utilize a Y in a different location when traveling, near a workplace or in another region. Now, Fox Valley Family YMCA members have the flexibility to use other Y facilities throughout the state of Illinois, at no extra charge.  Another great reason to join the Y!  Details here


Music Boosters
The Yorkville Music Boosters are excited to include you in our first community outreach. Our organization, comprised of music families in school district Y115, supports the music program by contributing organizational assistance and raising funds to enhance our students’ musical experiences. Our goal this year is to raise $25,000 through our Music Boosters Patron Program which will enable us to acquire a concert harp, make improvements to the Yorkville Middle School auditorium acoustics and increase student scholarships for musical instruction.  Visit our website to learn how you can help us by becoming a Yorkville Music Boosters Patron!  We are thankful to be part of a community that supports the arts.


20 % Off Massage With Zach
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Not Valid with Monthly Membership Pricing - Only Valid with Zach 


What do you do when opportunity come knocking? Our business is growing and is in need of full-time, widely skilled service technicians that can grow with the business:

Experienced Residential and Commercial HVAC Technicians

  • Dedicated Team Players
  • Motivated Individuals
  • A friendly attitude

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Email your resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or stop in our shop at 115 S. Wolfe St. in Sandwich


All Are Welcome “God is Still Speaking”

Yorkville Congregational United Church of Christ
409 Center Parkway, Yorkville, IL 60560
Phone: 630-553-7308
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Web Page:
Worship and Sunday School: Sundays @ 10:00 a.m.


Yorkville Education Foundation Needs Your Help!
The Yorkville Education Foundation (YEF) is currently accepting applications for several open director positions. Founded on July 21, 2015, the YEF is a 5013c Illinois nonprofit organization that seeks to foster partnerships between local businesses, the community and schools to develop new resources for students and teachers.

The Foundation’s ambitious slate of projects for the upcoming year require a full board. Experience in law, accounting, fundraising, events and/or project management are welcome along with anyone with a passion for the Yorkville CUSD 115 community.  If you are interested in applying for the Board of Directors for YEF, please complete the application here:

For additional information about the Foundation, please visit our website at


Loving Arms offers tuition scholarships for families!

Loving Arms is a non-profit, Christian childcare center located in the Yorkville/Oswego area. Loving Arms receives donations to help families in the Kendall County area pay for tuition costs. Tuition scholarships at Loving Arms are available to all families in need and are not based on the child care assistance program standards in Illinois. We have scholarships available for children of all ages, and have additional funding available for families with children 6 weeks to 36 months of age.

If you are struggling to pay for the cost of child care, please contact Loving Arms to find out about our tuition scholarship program. If you know of someone that is struggling with child care costs, let them know that scholarships are available at Loving Arms.

For questions or inquiries, contact us using the information below:
Loving Arms Childcare Center
7481 Mill Rd, Oswego IL  60543
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Days:  Monday-Friday
Hours: 6:00am-7:00pm


Cross Class Trips
On Thursday, April 27, the 7th grade class left on their day trip to Springfield, IL.  While there, they toured the State Capitol and watched the House conduct business.  They visited the old state capital and learned about where Abe Lincoln began his career as a lawyer.  They also visited the Abraham Lincoln Museum and toured his home.

On Wednesday, May 3rd, the 8th grade class left on their three day class trip to St. Louis. While in that great city, they visited the Arch, Busch Stadium, the City Museum, Ted Drewe’s, The Science Center/IMAX, The Funk Prairie Home, and a few other attractions. It was a fun and educational way to end a fantastic year!

Vacation Bible School
Welcome to Deep Sea Discovery! Get ready for a life-changing adventure taking place right here at Cross! Each day begins at Celebration Reef, where kids will sing, shout, praise, pray, and be introduced to a Bible story and the daily theme. Then after kids experience the other activities of the day, they gather back at Celebration Reef to be encouraged to love God and to be motivated to serve others. Other sites at Deep Sea Discovery include S.S. Discovery, where kids will explore the Bible story in a variety of interactive ways; Pelican Pier, where kids have time to move around, have fun, and fill up on snacks; Curiosity Cavern, where kids explore the mysteries of the sea through science and crafts; and E.C.H.O. Sea Sub, where kids are encouraged to serve others! All these fun activities connect to the Bible story, Bible memory, and the truth that God is with us wherever we go!
Date: June 26-29
Place: Cross Lutheran Church and School
Time: 8:30-Noon (Mon), 9-Noon (Tue-Thu)
Contact: Alissa Bocek (
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Register Online: Early bird pricing ends June 5th!

Enrolling Now!
Open Enrollment for the 2017-2018 academic year began March 1.  Interested individuals should contact the office at 630-553-7861 or email
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Waubonsee Community College is now a SHRM Recertification Provider for SHRM-CP and SHRM-SPC.
To celebrate, Workforce Development will be holding a series, "Human Resources in 2017 - Stay Ahead in HR", that will take place on select Wednesday mornings throughout the year. Each session will allow participants to earn 1.5 SHRM PDCs. All sessions will take place at the Downtown Aurora Campus, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Topics will include:
* Budgeting for Human Resources, June 14
* What's New with Performance Reviews, August 9
* Ethics & Accountability, October 11
* Lead by Example, November 8
Visit this link to register, and go to the "Customized Training" area at the bottom of the page.
If you have any questions, please call the WCC Workforce Development Office at (630) 906-4116.

Brighter Futures- Resources For Career Transition
Waubonsee Community College offers a variety of resources to district residents looking to make a career transition. In light of recent layoff announcements from several area companies, we thought it an appropriate time to distribute a list of those resources to you so that you can share with relevant constituents and stakeholders.

Re-skill or tune up existing skills with our noncredit short courses and workshops covering topics  like computer software, supervisory training, manufacturing and safety.

Be job-ready in as few as 16 weeks while also earning college credit!

Complete your degree sooner using credits from  other colleges or from work experiences.

Find the right career option for you based on your  interests, personality and skills.

Fall Career Fair September 22 • Aurora Downtown Campus

Powered by College Central Network — Where job or internship seekers, employers and opportunities connect through online recruiting and exposure

The materials and skills you need to land that perfect job have changed a lot in recent years. Let our Career Development Center get you up to speed on topics like personal branding, social media usage, successful résumé strategies and more. Let us support you during this transition.

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Raising Funds For Local Woman
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling cheese, caramel, and Chicago style popcorn from Kenny Corn for $6/bag, through the month of June for Missy Stewart of Plano.  Missy was first diagnosed with Cancer at the age of 34.  She had surgery and Chemo, and was in remission until two years ago.  Missy then went through Chemo again and radiation and she was cleared for a 2nd time!  This last winter, Missy’s Cancer returned and is now in her liver.  Missy fortunately found a job after losing hers two years ago, but the bills are adding up.  Earthmover is selling popcorn to help offset medical costs.  Earthmover is also accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches.

Earthmover Credit Union Raises Over $1,900 For Local Man
Earthmover Credit Union raised $1,944.55 for Scott Arend, 27, of Yorkville by selling a variety of candy at their five locations.  Scott was badly burned in a grill accident last summer.  He had just started a new job, so has no insurance.  He is still unable to work, and had to move out of his home.  Funds donated will help Scott and his 5 year old son with surmounting medical bills.  Thank you for all your help!

Earthmover Credit Union is a not-for-profit and member owned financial institution that has been in operation for over 55 years.  There are five branches conveniently located in Yorkville, Montgomery, Oswego, Aurora, and North Aurora.  For more information visit or search Earthmover Credit Union on Facebook.

The earth is the Lord’s, and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it.” Psalm 24:1      

Call for a tour: 630-553-5158.

Countryside Campus on Tuesday- 202 E Countryside Parkway - Unit D
Center St. Campus on Thursdays - 201 W. Center Street

For more information about Parkview Christian Academy, a preschool through 12th grade school on two campuses, go to or contact the office at 630-553-5158.


Our New Location
Yorkville American Legion
9054 Route 34
Free Dance Lesson with Patricia Ray from 6-7pm
21 piece Yorkville Big Band to 9pm
Admission: Adults $10; Students $5 (under 18)
Table of 8 can be reserved by calling Band Director Rick Falato at 630-465-8543 (Have your next Birthday Party at our Dance)
2017 3rd Sunday Dance Dates: May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
Visit our Website


Please check out the following link for upcoming events, advertising and sponsorship opportunities:


Do You Suffer From Hip and Knee Pain?
Presented by Mark Schinsky, MD
Wednesday, May 24 at 6:30pm
Light refreshments will be served.
Join Mark Schinsky, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Joint Replacement and Reconstruction at Rush Copley Medical Center, as he discusses arthritis and its impact on hips and knees. Learn about hip and knee anatomy, the effects of arthritis on the hips and knees as well as non-surgical and surgical treatment options to achieve maximum functionality and live life to the fullest.
Please RSVP by May 12th to 630-851-7266
Location: Alden of Waterford
2021 Randi Drive, Aurora

An Hour Now Can Save Years Later...
Join Deborah Brunelle, RN, MSN, CNRN, SCRN, Manager of Neuroscience Services/Stroke Coordinator at Rush Copley Medical Center, as she discusses stroke awareness during an hour long seminar. Learn identifying factors of stroke and stroke prevention. Seminar attendees will have a chance to ask Deborah questions as well as enjoy some light refreshments.
Thursday, May 25th 6:30pm 
210 Airport Road — North Aurora
Please RSVP to Nathan Tiwald 847.274.6047  or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Women’s Summer Activities
All women are invited to stay connected and be encouraged this summer through the Summer Teaching Moments: Leaving a Legacy activities. Share your heart over dessert and coffee, be encouraged by prayer and the Word, grab the kids to meet other moms at area parks, scrapbook with friends, and more! Check out the brochure ( for dates, activities, and how to RSVP!

School House Rock Rehearsals
Calling all 4th - 12th graders! Join us at New Life Church this summer for School House Rock Live! If you have music in your blood or drama in your veins, we want you to be a part of this summer musical. There’s opportunity for musicians, singers, actors, dancers as well as technical fun with video, lighting, and design! If any or all of those sound good to you, sign up today and invite your friends. It’s FREE!  Rehearsals are June 5 - 16, Monday through Friday, from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Performances are on Friday, June 16 at 7:00pm and Saturday, June 17 at 1:00pm. Everyone is invited to watch the performances, and tickets can be purchased at the door. To be a part of this exciting and fun musical, register here:

Summer Sand Volleyball League
The Over-the-Net Volleyball League will continue this summer at New Life Church!  4 on 4 play will be on Monday nights from June 5 - August 7 starting at 6:30pm. This is a recreational league but all skill levels are welcome!  Cost is $25 per person, and each team needs at least one female player. Subs are sometimes needed, so if you don't have a team, come and you may be placed on a team. To add your team to the roster, register here:

Maker Fun Factory Day Camp
Get geared up for a great summer! Join kids, ages 3 (potty-trained) through entering grade 6, as we learn that God created us and has purpose for us each morning from July 17 - 21! As kids go through the “factory,” they will learn that God is FOR them, God is WITH them, and God will always love them. Kids will play exciting games, participate in Bible stories, enjoy yummy snacks, create crafts, have fun with science experiments, and more! It may be the best week of their summer! The adventure starts each day at 9:00am, at New Life Church, and will be done at 12:00pm. Cost is $15 per kid through July 11 and goes up to $20 after July 11.  To sign up your kid(s), register here:

New Life Church
3205 Cannonball Trail, Yorkville
Sunday Worship: 9:00am. & 10:30am


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.


Help Wanted!
The Yorkville American Legion is looking for a daytime cook. Part time hours are 10am-2pm Monday through Friday. Stop in (9054 Rt. 34, Yorkville) to fill out an application and speak with Kelly Conrardy.

YORKVILLE AMERICAN LEGION MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE                                                                                                 
May 29th
* Prelude: Yorkville Middle School Band: “Tribute Overture” Michael Lipinski, Band Director
* Yorkville Boy Scouts will lead us in the recitation of the "Pledge of Allegiance"
* Welcome and Introductions: Mrs. of Ceremony Carol Falato
* Introduction of our Guest Vocalist: 15 year old Yorkville resident, Sheridan Archibald.
Sheridan will sing: “The Star Spangled Banner,” Middle School Band, Michael Lipinski Band Director
* Yorkville Legion Chaplain Bob Leonard will read the American Legion’s Memorial Day Prayer
* Introduction: Honor Guests: Hines Hospital Vets
* Introduction: Honorable Mayor Gary J. Golinski
* Introduction: Yorkville American Legion Post Commander Tim Conrarady
* Introduction: Yorkville Middle School Band “America The Beautiful” Julie Hensel Band Director
* Introduction: Guest Speaker: Howard Manthei, Yorkville Resident
* Introduction: Ladies Auxiliary: Lisa Podbevsek and Carol Reuter, Presenters of the Wreath
* Introduction: Mrs. of Ceremony, Carol Falato will read the names of our departed soldiers
* Introduction: The Yorkville Eagle Scouts will ring the Memorial Bell after each name is read
* Introduction: Vocalist Sheridan Archbold will sing “’God Bless The USA”
* Yorkville American Legion Chaplain Bob Leonard will give the Benediction
* Yorkville American Legion Color and Rifle Squad: 21 Gun Salute
* Taps and Echo played by Buglers: Daniella Tamayo and Spencer Snider
* Postlude: Yorkville Middle School Band: “Silver Eagle March, Julie Hensel Band Director.



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


Now Hiring:
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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
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Join today – it’s absolutely free!  More information


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Morris Hospital Recognized as Workplace of the Year 
Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers has been awarded The Advisory Board Company’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award. The annual award recognizes hospitals and health systems nationwide that have outstanding levels of employee engagement.

Morris Hospital measures employee engagement each year through an anonymous survey offered to all employees. Seventy-four percent of Morris Hospital’s 1,200 employees participated in the 2016 on-line survey, conducted by The Advisory Board Company.

“The Advisory Board defines engaged employees as those who exhibit both loyalty and commitment to the organization,” explains Erin Murphy-Frobish, Vice President of Human Resources at Morris Hospital. “Engaged employees are willing to go above and beyond to help the organization succeed.”

Morris Hospital was one of 20 organizations in The Advisory Board’s national database that was recognized with the Workplace of the Year award for exhibiting the highest percentage of engaged employees and maintaining a percentage of disengaged employees below the national median.

The largest employer in Grundy County with over 1,200 employees, Murphy-Frobish says employee engagement is a top priority for Morris Hospital.

“Our goal is to make Morris Hospital an excellent place for employees to work,” she says. “Receiving the Advisory Board’s Workplace of the Year Award tells us we are achieving our goal.”

Serving patients at 25 locations in 11 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, a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery, and a primary stroke center.


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