Friday, April 12, 2013
Submit your pictures of Lisle scenes to be considered for our Pic of the Day! This week's snapshot comes from Mary Harmon.
We asked for photos that were truly Lisle, and Mary Harmon totally delivered! This great aerial shot of an Eyes to the Skies festival (2012, perhaps? We're not sure!) shows of Lisle Community Park in full EttS bloom. Thanks to Mary for submitting! Will you be next? Submitter: Mary Harmon Caption: "Eyes to the Skies." Hey, Lisle shutterbugs! Want to have one of your snapshots featured as a Lisle Pic of the Day? Submit them here!
Monday, June 18, 2012
Tickets can be purchased online or at several Lisle stores.
Monday, June 18, 2012
from Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau More than 150,000 people are expected to attend the 30th Annual Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival June 29-July 1. The festival includes a carnival which will run June 27-July 1. Mega Passes for the carnival are now on sale and can be purchased in advance for $45 each ($50 at the gate). Special Mega Passes will be sold at the Lisle Savings Bank locations on Main Street and Maple Avenue, Arbor Printing & Graphics and Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau. These passes will allow one individual all they can ride for 5 days of the carnival. Vouchers will be given and can be redeemed for wristbands at the main ticket booth on the carnival site any time the carnival is open. Mega Pass may also be purchased …
Monday, October 17, 2011
The Eyes to the Skies Committee's former treasurer reviewed attendance and revenue information from this year's festival at Monday's village board meeting.
Are you wondering how many bodies filed into this year's Eyes to the Skies festival? The festival's former treasurer, Brad Hettich, reviewed unaudited numbers at Monday's nights board of trustees meeting.
Monday, September 19, 2011
James Kisla is accused of driving under influence of pain killers and alcohol.
A Lisle man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he had a mix of alcohol and painkillers in his system at the time of a July 3 fatal collision with a pedestrian. James Kisla has been indicted on multiple counts of aggravated DUI alleging the combination of alcohol greater than the state limit of .08 and the drugs hydrocodone and dihydrocodeine "rendered him incapable of safely driving," court records show. Kisla was behind the wheel of a 2006 Dodge Caravan that struck Donna Early, of Naperville, near Yackley Avenue and Ohio Street around 10:15 p.m. on July 3, shortly after the village's Eyes to the Skies fireworks show, authorities have said. Early died several hours after being struck. Kisla's attorney, Donald Ramsell, has previously …
Monday, July 4, 2011
There was plenty of fun on the ground at the Eyes to the Skies festival in Lisle on Saturday. Local vendors offered some unique foods, as well as ribs as mouth watering as any at neighboring Naperville's Ribfest. Add your own festival photos here.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Can't decide what you want out of this weekend's Eyes to the Skies festival? Here are some of our recommendations for food and kids' activities.
There's no doubt about it, you'll find burgers and sandwiches of all kinds, nachos, funnel cakes, hot dogs and ice cream at the this year's roughly 20 vendors (including my personal favorite for ice cream, Maggie Moos). Congratulations if you practice will power. Watch out for these interesting items: The carnival runs every day, but there's also a designated children's area on the festival grounds July 1-3. Find face painting, magic shows, other interactive activities, and these sure-fire hits: Share your festival feedback! Comment below with your reviews, or submit a summary (or photos!) over the weekend to firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch for live tweets from us, or tag us in yours by mentioning @LislePatch!
The festivities kicked off last night, and continue on through Sunday.
It’s Eyes to the Skies time! The annual balloon festival kicked off Wednesday night with a carnival, which continues through Sunday. Tomorrow begins the festival, with food, fireworks and live entertainment. All the information you need (and more) is available on the festival’s website. They'll also be reporting via Twitter at @LisleEyesFest @brianstoiber and @drew3927. (Expect updates from @LislePatch reviewing the activities and carnival rides as well!) Here’s a quick cheat sheet for admission and parking. (Hint: some of the activities are free of charge.) You can also check out our suggestions for food and family-friendly activities. Admission (Festival and Carnival) Adults: $5 Children 5 and under: free The carnival is available for …
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The committee is working in conjunction with several village entities, including the Ross Bishop VFW and Eyes to the Skies Committee.
Organizers of the Eyes to the Skies festival have been clear while the event falls on Fourth of July weekend, they'd prefer to keep the focus on the ballooning aspect of the event. This year's festival closes with a fireworks display on July 3. A special committee will take on the task of hosting this year's Fourth of July Parade, to take place downtown on the 4th at 11 a.m. One of the event's organizers, Jack Kelly, made a brief presentation during last night's village board meeting. He said the affair will be uniquely Lisle (complete with a marching Lisle Community Band), and encourages families to make it out that day. They've also arranged "something a little bit extra" for the children, he said. Children ages 12 and under may bring …
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
The board recognizes the LSHS Ecology Club, hears details on Eyes to the Skies and makes several re-appointments to village commissions.
Trustees recognized LSHS science instructor Becky Schwartz and the school’s Ecology Club for their efforts this year. The club raised nearly $400 through a partnership with Jewel to purchase two trees that will be planted on campus this week. This week they kicked off a gym shoe collection drive, which will later be converted to safety materials for playgrounds. Members said they are preparing to collect aluminum cans and plastic bottles for the Dream Machine Recycle Rally with PepsiCo. According to Mayor Joe Broda, the club has prevented more than 6,000 pounds of e-waste from going to landfills in their three years. Brad Hettich made a presentation on behalf of the Eyes to the Skies committee. The committee is requesting the village’s …
Friday, January 21, 2011
Did you miss Thursday's Lisle Park District regular meeting? Catch up here.
The commissioners approved the tentative dates for this year's Eyes to the Skies festival. The carnival, fireworks, live music and hot air balloons are expected to take over Community Park June 30-July 3. This year's event chair, Roger Leone, said the official event schedule is still pending, but will present their final plans by May at the latest. Side note: they're also looking for event volunteers! The district has qualified for a Certificate of Acheivement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) for its annual financial report. The board thanked superintendent of finance Scott Silver. Silver said the park district has received the award for the five years he's served as superintendent…