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ACA Production Presents Web Series "Making It Again?" Official Release April 1st on You Tube

"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)

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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


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).


Yorkville Educational Foundation to Host Inaugural Event
The Yorkville Educational Foundation of CUSD #115 will host their Inaugural Event on Sunday, April 30 from 3-5pm at Yorkville Middle School. The family event is free to the public and will detail district-wide summer activities and programming for area students. Serving as the keynote speaker, Dwayne Reed, a K-8 teacher and the inspiration behind the viral video, “Welcome to the Fourth Grade,” will discuss strategies to engage students with creative and enriching activities to promote further learning throughout the summer months.

The Yorkville Educational Foundation originated in 2015 and is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to excellence in education in Yorkville School District 115. The Yorkville Educational Foundation’s mission is to cultivate school and community partnerships, encourage and support excellence in teaching, recognize excellence in student effort and achievement, and enrich teaching and learning opportunities for students. For further information, see the YEF website at


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.


Join Us at Our Annual Breakfast - Celebrating a Community that Cares!
What better way to celebrate a caring community than to bring that community together to share stories of changed lives thanks to the generosity of neighbors? This year’s Fox Valley United Way Annual Breakfast will be held on May 18.  Once again, we will celebrate and honor donors and volunteers, and hear from individuals blessed by the social service agencies that these donors and volunteers support. Hope to see you all there!
Where:     Pipers Banquets in Aurora
When:      Thursday, May 18
Registration and networking 7:00am
Breakfast program 7:30am
Why:        To celebrate the people who really make a difference in our community
How:        REGISTER HERE to reserve your seat.
Have questions? Please feel free to contact Deborah Rudel at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.  Are you interested in being a sponsor for our event?  Sponsorships still available, contact Denise Blettner at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for more information.


Earth Day Celebration
at Bicentennial Riverfront Park
Saturday, April 22
12pm to 4pm
12-4pm Fox River Clean Up
1-2pm Grounding Beginner's Yoga lead by Katie Kuykendall
2:15-2:45pm Earth Meditation lead by Paul Hansen
3-4pm Kirtan for Mother Earth with Kevin Roy Kramer
This event is free to the public. Please bring bags fro garbage and gloves. Some yoga mats will be provided for yoga class. Please bring your own if you have one.

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


Greetings Friends and Agents of Change,

As we come around the final turn of the first year of Grace Holistic Center for Education a horse named “Fate” and a horse named “Free Will” are neck-and-neck. The finish line appears on the horizon for the final push. At this, the most critical leg of the race, the announcer strains his vocal cords to make the call. One thing is certain, this is a Call to Action. Now more than ever, we need this call to resound within your heart. The fate of Grace Holistic Center for Education lies in the hands of our loyal supporters, you.

This not-for-profit was created as a hallmark, not only of academic achievement, but as a place we can foster all aspects of a child’s growth in community. We know that during these times, it takes a village. GHCFE is that place, a home of true learning. We strive to keep that village alive and breathing with a palpable heartbeat that all can hear.

Our integrative curriculum encompasses mind, body, spirit awareness, and achievement. Its programming includes: sensory garden, pet therapy room, aquaponics, mindfulness, yoga, Spanish immersion, global and community involvement). GHCFE also cultivates active parent involvement, along with expanding global citizenship through service.

We cannot risk losing the opportunity to provide this integrative programming to our community. Over fifty children and their families are counting on us, on you. Our enrollment is almost at capacity for next year! We need your financial support to take us around the last lap of the finish line. Please help us continue to create a diversity in educational programming at this paramount time in our great country. We hope you will join us at the finish line with Grace Holistic Center for Education.

In gratitude for your consideration and support,

Tairi Grace LCSW, RYT

All donations are tax deductible. Checks payable to:
Grace Holistic Center for Education
210 Beaver Street
Yorkville, Illinois 60560


Celebrate the Solar Eclipse in Charleston, South Carolina!

Senior Service Associates is selling raffle tickets to help fund association services for our local senior citizens. The grand prize is a trip for two that includes two nights at the Jekyll Island Club Hotel and a seven-day tour of Jekyll Island and the Golden Isles, Historic Savannah, Hilton Head and Charleston. Includes 10 meals. Departs August 16, 2017. Tickets are $50 each. A limited number of tickets will be sold. The drawing will be on April 28. The winner can opt to take $2,500 in cash or apply that amount to any other trip offered by Mayflower Tours. To get tickets contact Valerie Burd at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Upcoming Events
In April, the Parish invites the community to join Fr. Ivo who will offer a healing Mass for anyone who is suffering for any reason. The Mass will be offered on Thursday, April 27th at 7pm.

Then on Friday, April 28th, the community is invited to celebrate the Feast of St. Gianna Beretta Molla, patroness of physicians, mothers and the unborn at 6pm at the Church. Events will begin with a mass in the church at 6pm to commemorate the canonization of this pro-family saint. A candlelight procession to the adjacent shrine will follow the mass. After prayers and an opportunity to venerate the relics of the Saint, there will be a light supper served in the Parish Center.

Saturday, April 28th, the parish will offer its Monthly Healing Service following the 5pm Mass. Prayer and veneration of the relics of St. Gianna will be part of the service.

St. Patrick Church is located at 406 Walnut Street in Yorkville. You can find information about all the upcoming activities at the parish on the website, or by downloading the Parish APP. Just text APP to 88202 and select St. Patrick, Yorkville


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.


News & Updates

Coming in May: Tour our facility, see live demos, and learn what's new at Alphagraphics Aurora. More info. coming soon!

Spring means SIGNS: Now through April 30th, FREE tabletop bannerstand ($150 value) with any sign order over $500! Call us to learn more 630-820-2200.

Visit our Website


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”

Church Rummage and Spring Bake Sale
Spring cleaning, eliminating stuff no longer wanted!  Bring your items to the church any time during these hours:
• Monday April 24 8:30am – 4:30pm
• Tuesday April 25 8:30 am-7:30pm
• Wednesday April 26 8:30am – noon
Tax donation receipts will be available.
Looking for household treasures, want to savor delicious homemade bake goods, then you will want to come to shop at one of the greatest rummage and bake sales you’ve ever attended.
Sale Days:
• Friday, April 27 9am – 7:30pm
• Saturday, April 29 – 9am – noon (Fill bags provided for you at $3 per bag and buy other treasures at ½ price).
Proceeds from the sales support various missions and church related needs.

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.


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


Student Achievements
Seventh grader Kebron Gebresillase was the first place winner of the American Essay Contest for the American Legion Auxiliary. Her essay will be submitted to the district contest. Alex Houtz was the second place finisher.  Kebron and Alex, along with their parents, were invited to attend the Auxiliary meeting on April 11th where they read their essay and were presented a gift.

Spring Musical
Students from Cross Lutheran’s 5th through 8th grade will present Grace Wins! God’s G-Race on Friday, April 21st at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 23rd at 10:45 am.  The following is a synopsis of the drama/musical which will include songs like “Oh Happy Day”, “Oceans”, and “This is Amazing Grace”. Gracie is a young and talented athlete competing in this year’s “G-Games”. She has a devoted supporter and teammate in her heaven sent helper, Angelica, but a staunch nemesis in her opponent, Beezle. Will Gracie be able to win the coveted G-Race title or are the challenges she faces just too great? Join our G-Games competitors and crazy cast of characters as they illustrate some favorite Bible stories and seek to prove that Grace always wins!

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 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  Cross is located at 8535 Route 47 in Yorkville.


Effective Adminstration Assistant
Learn how to fine-tune your communication skills, conflict management methods, persuasion tactics and personal style. Discover efficient means for project management, too!
Fridays, April 21-May 19, 1:30-3:30pm
Cost:  $99
To learn more or register, visit

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:
* How to Deliver Feedback, May 10
* 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 Man
Earthmover Credit Union is currently selling a variety of candy through the month of April to help raise money for Scott Arend, 27, of Yorkville.  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.  Earthmover is selling a variety of candy and accepting monetary donations at each of their five branches to help Scott and his 5 year old son with surmounting medical bills. 

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: April 23, May 21, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17
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Waterford Place Cancer Resource Center, located in Aurora, provides services and programs designed to improve the lives of those living with cancer, all free of charge because of the generosity of donors. Anyone impacted by a cancer diagnosis can access our services regardless of where they live or received treatment.  All programs require registration and can be done by calling 331.301.5280.  Walk-in tours and orientation are always welcomed. Waterford Place is located at 1310 Waterford Dr., Aurora.  Visit us online at

Full Body Relaxation and Sound Healing
Thursday, April 20, 6 to 7pm.
Facilitated by Peter Stadalsky
Need a little rest and relaxation? Sign up for this hour long restorative experience where you’re sure to walk away feeling a greater sense of peace. Dress comfortably and bring your own pillow and blanket to increase feelings of comfort.

TLC Support Group (Together Living with Cancer)
Second and Fourth Wednesdays, April 26; May 10, 24; June 14, 28, 6:30 to 8pm.
This group is designed to support those who have been diagnosed with metastatic or advanced stage cancer.

Cancer Care Caregiver Support Group
Second and Fourth Wednesdays, April 26; May 10, 24; June 14, 28, 6:30 to 8pm.
This group is designed to support those who have a loved one diagnosed with cancer.

Dinner and Improv
Thursday, April 27, 6 to 7:30pm.
Presented by Carly Smitherman, MS, RDN, LDN and Jill Olson, Funny Bones Improv
Families with children ages 18 and younger are invited to gather for a nutritious cooking class where they will be making a vegetarian twist on Mexican fare followed by participation in a guided creative arts activity that offers the opportunity for laughter, connection and personal expression. * This program is sponsored through a grant generously provided by Meijer.

What Do I Say and How Do I Help?
Thursday, May 4, 6:30 to 8pm.
Presented by Sandy Spiegel, MSW, LCSW
Many times after someone receives a cancer diagnosis, loved ones do not know how best to show they care.
Join Sandy Spiegel, Social Worker and cancer survivor, for a discussion on how to be a supportive friend to the
one in your life who is navigating a cancer diagnosis. A light dinner will be provided.

The Healing Kitchen
Thursday, May 11 • 6:30 to 8pm. — Nutritious Noshes: Making Healthy Snack Foods
Presented by Christy Kabbani, Professional Chef and Licensed Food Handler, World Fusion Cuisine
Taste new foods and try recipes in a friendly and fun atmosphere. Nutrition is an important component of care both during and post treatment. Recipe preparation and nutrition topics will be explored as the dish is prepared and sampled. Recipes may contain common food allergens.


Play it Safe
Join us for the eighth annual Play it Safe.  Play it Safe is a fun and interactive family event that educates people of all ages about important health topics and injury prevention.

Activities include sports and water safety, "touch a truck" fire truck/ambulance display, bicycle safety and helmet fittings, fitness demos, child safety seat checks and much more.  Kids can bring a teddy bear to visit our special teddy bear clinic for a checkup!

There will be a special appearance by American Ninja Warrior competitors the "Towers of Power" Brandon Mears and Dan Polizzi.

First 450 children to attend will receive a beach bag filled with goodies!  Drawings will include a free Healthplex Discovery Club birthday party, swim lessons, iPad mini and more!

Saturday, May 6, 10am to Noon
Rush-Copley Healthplex Fitness Center, 1900 Ogden Avenue, Aurora 


I Want to Believe, But…
It can be difficult to believe in a God we cannot see. We wonder why God doesn’t answer our prayers, why God allows suffering, or why we can’t feel His presence all the time. God may not meet all your expectations - but that’s good news! Find out why in our upcoming new series: I Want to Believe, but… starting at New Life Church on Sunday, April 23 at 9:00 & 10:30 am. Visit our website at for more information about New Life Church.

Mother’s Day – May 14
Moms are often the unseen and unpraised heroes in everyone’s life. Without the activity and wonderful accomplishments of moms, most of us would have never graduated high school, applied for college, or got our first job. Moms often work behind the scenes remaining unseen, but they are the true heroes in our lives. On Sunday, May 14, New Life Church will “Celebrate Moms” - the unseen, unrealized heroes. Join us at 9:00 or 10:30 a.m. and bring your mom, sister, daughter, granddaughter, niece, or other special lady in your life along with you as we "Celebrate Moms"! There will be a special gift for every daughter, mother, and grandmother, and an opportunity for families to have professional-looking family photos taken before and after each worship service at no cost.


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.

Upcoming Events
The Yorkville American Legion Auxiliary announces upcoming fund raising events, please mark your calendar.  All proceeds benefit our Veterans.  More info. to follow.  Please direct any questions about event details to Nancy Reynolds, ALA President at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

May 19th & 20th Poppy Days

Breakfast Fundraiser
Yorkville Sons of The American Legion hold their monthly breakfast fundraiser on the Second Sunday of the month, from 7:30 until 10:30am at the Yorkville American Legion, 9054 E. Veterans Parkway.  The buffet consists of pancakes, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, danish, tomato juice, orange juice, milk, and coffee.  The cost is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for those 55 and over, $4.00 for those 13-20, and $3.00 for those 6 - 12 yrs. old.  Questions - please call 630-553-7117. The Breakfasts run from October thru April. The funds from these Breakfasts go towards the Sons of the American Legion Scholarship funds, which is a $1000.00 Scholarship given each year to a senior student from the Yorkville Schools or Oswego High School.


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


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Family Medicine Physician joins Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus
Dr. Shaily Macker, a board-certified family medicine physician, has joined the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus, 105 Saravanos Dr., Yorkville.

As a family medicine physician, Dr. Macker is trained to care for patients of all ages, from newborns to seniors. In addition to diagnosing and treating illness, Dr. Macker provides preventive care, routine check-ups, health risk assessments, immunizations, screening tests, and personalized counseling on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She has a specific interest in preventive care, women’s health, and acute and chronic disease management.

“My goal is to provide excellent, compassionate and personalized care for patients,” Dr. Macker says. “Morris Hospital is a close-knit hospital where people know each other and their patients well. Here, people care for each other like family. I feel I will fit in very well.”

To schedule a free meet-and-greet appointment with Dr. Macker, call 630-553-4600.

The Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus is located on Route 47 just 1.5 miles south of the Fox River Bridge. Services include family medicine, obstetrics & gynecology and allergist physician services, along with walk-in immediate care 7 days a week, physical therapy, occupational medicine, laboratory, x-ray, ultrasound and CT scan services. For more information about the Morris Hospital Yorkville Campus, visit

Morris Hospital Foundation Offers 2017 Healthcare Scholarships

The Morris Hospital Foundation is once again offering scholarships to individuals pursuing education in healthcare. The scholarships are intended to encourage education in any health-related course of study while enhancing the availability of healthcare providers in the local community.  

The $1,000 Carol Harrington Endowed Scholarship, the $1,000 Relucio Family Healthcare Endowed Scholarship, and the $1,000 Daniel Aaron Wolfer Healthcare Scholarship are for individuals who have been accepted into, or are currently enrolled in, a hospital-related health care curriculum at an accredited college, university or vocational/technical school. Applicants for these three scholarships must reside in one of the 19 communities served by Morris Hospital, which include: Braceville, Braidwood, Channahon, Coal City, Dwight, Gardner, Kinsman, Marseilles, Mazon, Minooka, Morris, Newark, Ottawa, Ransom, Seneca, South Wilmington, Verona, Wilmington and Yorkville.

Residents of Illinois who have been accepted into or are currently enrolled in an accredited medical school, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant program can apply for the Hugo Avalos Scholarship, which awards up to $5,000 to a single individual.

Additionally, Morris Hospital offers three, $1,000 Morris Hospital Foundation Scholarships exclusively to Morris Hospital employees and their dependents pursuing undergraduate education in healthcare. In order to be eligible, employees must have been employed for at least one year at the time the scholarships are announced. 

Students may apply for as many scholarships as they would like by checking the appropriate boxes on the scholarship application form, available online at A separate application is available for the Hugo Avalos Endowed Scholarship. Completed applications must be postmarked by April 3, 2017. Scholarship winners will be announced in May.
For more information, contact the Morris Hospital Foundation at 815-705-7021.

Serving patients at 22 locations in 11 different communities, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers includes the 89-bed Morris Hospital, as well as physician offices in Braidwood, Channahon, Dwight, Gardner, Marseilles, Mazon, Morris, Newark, Ottawa and Yorkville. Through the services of over 1,700 healthcare professionals, physicians and volunteers, Morris Hospital provides lifesaving cardiac intervention with angioplasty and stents, a radiation therapy center for cancer patients, a state-of-the-art intensive care unit, and immediate care services at three locations. Morris Hospital is a Level II trauma center and a Level II perinatal care provider with an intermediate care nursery.  In 2016, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by Truven Health AnalyticsTM.


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