Tuesday, April 17, 2012
This 5-year-old resident wrote her first song (about birthday parties) in time for her fifth birthday. Now, her family is using KickStarter in hopes of raising the funds to produce her own music video at Trinity Lutheran.
[Editor's note: the subject of this article is referred to by her stage name in an effort to maintain her privacy.] Most 5-year-olds are beginning to learn about different career paths and create their first list of desired jobs. Ella Star told Patch she wanted to deliver cookies, be an artist, a deer, or a singer. One of these wishes may come true sooner than the others. Ella's been pursuing music for just over two years now. With a little production help from her father, she recently wrote and recorded her first full-length song. Like any music star, Ella wants to shoot a music video for the song, which she hopes to shoot at Trinity Lutheran. The family is taking advantage of social media and founded a KickStarter account through next …
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Finally, one of my autistic daughter’s fixations has morphed into something constructive.
High on the list of autistic traits are “narrow interests,” which can range from the fairly benign, like a nerdlinger obsession with American presidents and dinosaurs, to the mildly annoying, like Thomas the Tank Engine, to the more, shall we say, impactful, like dismantling toilets. There is virtually no obsession too esoteric that it cannot be indulged today via the Internet, specifically sites like YouTube. We have many little friends that are into elevators, and you would be amazed at how many videos can be found of random people riding elevators … and helpfully telling you details about them. Suffice to say that if I ever find myself at the Tanglewood Mall in Roanoke, VA, I will never have to wonder if their JC Penney has a Dover …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
These Lisle-related items hit the Internet this week. Have you been keeping up?
Benet movie stars Benet Academy Cinema and Composition class posted a YouTube video entitled “The Paper” about one student’s unlucky loss of… well, a paper. Meningitis reported at NNHS The Naperville Sun reported that a Naperville North High School student was diagnosed with viral meningitis this week. Kudos to the Bavarian Lodge! The Bavarian Lodge made RateBeer’s top 50 Best Beer Restaurants of 2011. Valentine's Day event to benefit autism foundation The Turning Pointe Autism Foundation announced that its first annual Valentine’s Day Compassiona Gala will be held at the Morton Arboretum on Feb. 12. Find details about the event on the foundation’s website. Speaking of the Morton Arboretum, the Carrboro Citizen’s Ken Moore mentioned Morton…
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Here's a recap of interesting residents, business leaders and students that we met during our first three months of publication.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Karlie Baker
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Lisle Patch is barely three months old but we've met so many great community members already. The majority of them suffered through my long explanation of what Patch would be when it launched; others have been sources for our news stories. But a great many of them have been the news subjects themselves, and today I'm providing a definitive list of the people we got to know in 2010. The list was intended as a Top 10—one for almost every week of publication. But about one-fifth of the way through our 40-plus pages of news articles it occurred to me that 10 spots were far too few. Personally, I think it's more important to showcase everyone who deserves recognition. We all have our unique stories. I'm quite grateful to the batch of people …
Thursday, December 16, 2010
A message from the museum's curator, and other interesting Lisle-related items that hit the Internet recently.
A message from your local historical museum Do you keep up with the Museums at Lisle Station Park blog? Curator and North Central College student Brian Failing wrote a special end-of-the-year address. A Morton Arboretum wedding You've seen engagement photos from the Morton Arboretum, but Maypole Studios released an album showing one wedding couple in all of their wedding day glory. See phtos of the ceremony, and the wedding party frollicking around statues on the grounds. SXC Health Solutions wins awards for web site Digital Journal reported that SXC Health Solutions received 2010 eHealthcare Leadership Awards for myinformedrx.com, the company's member web site. Hybrid Infinits expected in 2011 PRLog.com reported that Infiniti of …
Thursday, November 4, 2010
The document outlines disbursement and job conditions for the company's move to Lisle.
The village board of trustees approved the terms for the proposed $20 million Navistar TIF district, and deliberated whether the village would have a downtown ice rink this winter at Monday night's regular meeting. The agenda packet included the TIF term sheet prepared by village manager Jerry Sprecher. The documents outline the conditions for Navistar move to the former Alcatel-Lucent campus at 2600 Warrenville Rd. The TIF will grant an estimated $20 million to the company for construction and renovation, but is dependant on the number of jobs over the life of the TIF. The company must establish 2,800 jobs within two years, and the Lisle location must remain Navistar's headquarters for the duration of the TIF. Payments will decrease …
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
A special thanks to our most curious reader so far, and other interesting Lisle-related items that hit the Internet today.
Lisle Patch announces (belated) first Comment of the Week winner As announced on our Twitter page, user Tom Koz is the first winner of Lisle Patch's Comment of the Week. This feature, which awards chatty users with Patch goodies, is based on comments, e-mails to the editor, and Twitter and Facebook messages. Koz prompted a follow-up on a Lisle resident charged with public intoxication in his apartment complex on Oct. 2. He encouraged a discussion with other users, and Lisle Patch was able to secure more information when the man was charged in a separate incident at the residence on Oct. 16. Thanks, Tom, for your interest in police coverage! Watch Benet soccer in action Naperville Sports Weekly posted a summary of Benet Academy's Oct. 24 …
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
The school announces IHSA sports and music participants, and other interesting Lisle-related items that hit the Internet today.
Benet athletes making the most of post-season Benet Academy congratulated several of its fall athletic teams this week. Boys soccer won the regional championship, girls' tennis finished sixth in state, five girls' cross country runners and one boys' runner will advance to sectionals in St. Charles, the soccer team advanced to the sectional semifinal at Naperville North, the freshman football team goes to the championships on Thursday, and varsity football will play Wheaton's Warrenville South on Friday night in the Class 7A IHSA playoffs. Benet Music news Benet Academy premiered a YouTube video of their jazz combo performing. They also announced which students have been selected to perform at IMEA this year: band members Lisa Jareczek and …
Monday, October 11, 2010
Eighth grade students send a strong message to bullies with "It Won't Happen Here" video.
Schools and families have had good reason to have a heightened sense of awareness when it comes to the issue of bullying. Dr. Wernet, superintendent of Lisle Community School District 202, was recently chosent to lead superintendents throughout DuPage County in an anti-bullying prevention and education campaign. All District 202 elementary schools featured their commitment to positive social behaviors at open house nights held the first few weeks of school. Education on pro-social behaviors is a more positive approach then just implementing anti-bullying rules and consequences because it focuses on the message of what is expected versus what is not tolerated. Students in Mr. Jay Wiertel's eighth grade Advanced Computer Class at Lisle …