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Harvest Fest spices up fall season spirits not dampened by rain during inaugural fall festival By aNdrea earNest Bugle staff @BugleNewspapers firstname.lastname@example.org
Despite steady rain all day, the inaugural Harvest Festival drew in hundreds to downtown Downers Grove for fall staples like pumpkin pie and caramel apples, as well as award winning chilli. The Downers Grove Park District hosted the unique fall festival at Fishel Park Oct. 1. This was the first year for the Harvest Festival, which was previously the
Chilympics Chili Cook-Off. The chilli and salsa competition was expanded this year into a larger fall-themed event. The day was packed with fall festivities and entertainment, including a pumpkin pie-eating contest for kids. Fresh Thyme Farmers Market supplied the pies for both divisions of 6-9 year olds and 10-14 years olds. Among the businesses that were selling food and drinks at the event was Alter Brewing, which also hosted a bags contest.
Winners of the contest received tickets to AlterFest, a festival the brewing company is hosting Oct. 15. Kids were able to get in on the fun during the free concert with The Hat Guys. A limbo contest was held, and children sang along to songs despite the pouring rain. Local band 7th Heaven also closed out the night with a concert from 5 to 7 p.m. A handmade craft fair showcased crafts and gifts from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the booths, Bits & Pieces, featured canvas desee harvest paGe 14
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darien-woodridge Fire protection to hold open house oct. 8 The Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District is inviting the public to its annual open House, which will be held in conjunction with Fire Prevention Week. The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week is “Don’t wait, check the date,” in order to educate the public on the need to replace their smoke detectors
every 10 years. Planned activities include apparatus displays, firehouse tours, vehicle extrication demonstration with the “Jaws of Life,” technical rescue rappelling demonstration and a live fire demonstration of a residential sprinkler system. Numerous interactive children’s activities, including a mini “Com-
election packets available for woodridge village, library trustee Individuals interested in running for village or Library trustee can pick up their local election packet at the Woodridge Village
bat Challenge,” and the popular Firefighter Fashion Show are also planned. In addition, a medevac helicopter from Superior Air Ambulance is scheduled to land at the Station at 11 a.m. (weather and call volume permitting). Shami, a golden retriever comfort service dog, is also expected to return. She has been a staple of the fire district’s open house for several years, but a recent terminal diagnosis will factor into her ability to make an appearance. Shami has traveled around the country to many incidents of mass violence and devastation to provide children, responders and other civilians a calming presence. More information about Shami can be followed at her Facebook page “Shami Comfort Dog.” The open house is scheduled for Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Darien-Woodridge Fire Protection District Headquarters, 7550 Lyman Ave., Darien.
Hall. Packets were made available Sept. 19 and contain necessary documents for individuals to be
placed on the ballot for the April 4 Consolidated General Election. The packets are available at the village clerk’s office, located at 5 Plaza Drive on the second floor. Packets can be circulated beginning Sept. 20, and must be filed between Dec. 12 and Dec. 19.
scheduled election on April 4. District 68 said the board solicited applications from the Woodridge community and in-
terviewed 12 candidates for the position. “Mike impressed all the board members during the interview process with his enthusiasm, knowledge of the Woodridge 68 community, and desire to serve,” Board of Education President Tom Ruggio said. “We look forward to working closely with Mike in addressing all the important issues facing our school district in the months to come.” A certified parks and recreation professional and the superintendent of recreation for the Lisle Park District, Toohey earned his Bachelor of Arts in recreation management from University of St. Francis in Joliet.
woodridge district 68 appoints new board member The Woodridge School District 68 Board of Education unanimously appointed Michael Toohey as its newest member during the board’s Sept. 26 meeting. Toohey will fill the vacant position created by the recent resignation of longtime Board member Leslie Pollack, who has moved out of state. He will serve on the school board until the next regularly
district 99 orchestra to perform with Barrage 8 The District 99 orchestra will host a special concert Oct. 5, featuring the internationally-renowned string ensemble, Barrage 8. Barrage 8 features all the instruments in the modern string family and represents a re-imagining of
the string octet: five violins, viola, cello and double bass. Known for creative stage performances and captivating energy, Barrage 8 presents what the Barrage name has come to represent worldwide: “A memorable presentation of music,
from many genres and cascading generations, delivered in a way not seen or heard before.” The concert will take place at 7 p.m. in the Clarence Johnson Auditorium at Downers Grove North High School. Tickets are $15 per person and seating is general admission. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www. barrage8.com.
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Anything Can Be viewers need to support inclusion in mainstream media By daniel sMrokowski Bugle coluMnist This is a time to celebrate the lives of those diagnosed with Down syndrome. It is a time to celebrate the acceptance and inclusion of people with special needs. In the media, whether on film, television, radio or podcast, people with Down syndrome are rarely seen, and, if they are, they are not usually portrayed in a positive light. These days, however, the inclusion of people with Down syndrome in the media is beginning to change for the better. A year ago, I had the opportunity to screen the award-winning documentary film “Kelly’s Hollywood.” Brian Donovan, a filmmaker based in Los Angeles, produced this film. It presents the intimate, honest and raw story of a brother’s quest to fulfill the dream of his sister with special needs of becoming a Hollywood diva. Brian’s quest to fulfill his sister Kelly’s dream takes an unexpected turn when it begins to threaten his engagement with his fiancée. As Kelly begins to feel increasingly jealous of Brian’s fiancée, her health starts to fail. Brian is then forced to confront his sibling’s co-dependency issues. Brian struggles to find balance between fulfilling Kelly’s wish of performing in Hollywood and his own dream of getting married. Viewers learn that anything is possible. Anything can be. This film has received many glowing reviews. Actress and Saturday Night Live star Molly Shannon proclaimed, “I just loved this documentary! It is so full of heart. I laughed. I cried. It was absolutely riveting.” This past April 30, 2016, I was given the chance to co-host the Chicagoarea premiere of “Kelly’s Hollywood.” The intimate screening was held at the Tivoli Theater in Downers Grove. The event was co-sponsored by
SPeCial VoiCeS By Daniel smrokowski Community High School District 99, Westmont Community Unit School District 201, SEASPAR, Special Olympics Illinois, and Special Chronicles. Approximately 50 people were in attendance. Directly following the screening, filmmaker Brian Donovan hosted an informal question and answer session with the audience. Readers can hear the live Q&A in its entirety at www.specialchronicles.com. One attendee to this premiere was Katie Driscoll, the founder and president of Changing The Face of Beauty – a Chicago-based nonprofit organization that is literally changing the way people with special needs are seen in the media. Katie is partnering with advertisers and companies to host photo shoots for people with special needs. At the Chicago Premiere of “Kelly’s Hollywood,” she said that at the time Brian was filming his sister Kelly, he did not have as much access to mobile devices as one would today. That is one reason this film was unique in its creation. Brian went to great lengths to give viewers a chance to bear witness to the joy and love that his sister Kelly brought to the world. I loved the intimate look of his film. I enjoyed the fact that viewers got to see both the joyous and challenging moments in the story. As I watched this film, I felt as if I were a “fly on the wall,” experiencing Kelly’s longtime dream of becoming a Hollywood diva. Back at the time when Brian and Kelly were growing up, people with Down syndrome were rarely seen on screen or stage. The terms “inclusion” and to “play unified” were rarely thought of in mainstream media. In
fulfilling his sister’s dream, Brian was breaking down barriers for Kelly, but also breaking new ground in the film industry. Fast forward to today, individuals with Down syndrome are now being included in mainstream media. Today, people with special needs are able to “play unified,” a term that was recently coined by Special Olympics to include people with and without intellectual differences. The ever-popular reality docuseries “Born This Way,” airing on the A&E network, is a perfect example of inclusion in mass media. This show follows the lives of seven young adults with Down syndrome. This past month “Born This Way” rightly earned its first Emmy award. And, this past week, it wrapped up season two and got picked up for a third season. Viewers are able to see the cast is made up of young adults with the same hopes, dreams and fears, in addition to those who are not diagnosed with special needs. Four of the young women — Megan, Cristina, Elena and Rachel — featured on the show are even becoming Hollywood divas in their own right. Another recent television show that many in the disability community are talking about is “Speechless.” This is a new sitcom airing on the ABC network that tells the story of a family whose eldest son has cerebral palsy. “Speechless” is breaking ground by being one of the first television shows on a mainstream broadcast network featuring an actor with special needs in a lead role. We, as viewers, need to support inclusion in the mainstream media on shows like “Born This Way” and “Speechless” or on films such as “Kelly’s Hollywood.” Join me and let’s change the game for the inclusion of those with special needs in the mainstream media. Let’s make dreams come true. Daniel smrokowski was born threeand-a-third months premature and was diagnosed with learning disabilities and a severe language disorder. He is an Athlete and Global Messenger with special olympics illinois on the southeast Association for special Parks and Recreation team. Daniel is the founder of special chronicles nonproﬁt new media company, a pioneering network that gives respect and voice to people with special needs. come join us at www. specialchronicles.com.
pOlice blOtter the following items were compiled from the official reports of the downers grove, westmont and woodridge police departments. appearing in the police blotter does not constitute a finding of guilt, only a court of law can make that determination.
dOwners grOve Lauren M. Bogdanowicz, 29, 132 chandler, elmhurst, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. sept. 19 at Good samaritan Hospital for battery. Gong Yuqin, 47, 1113 Butterﬁeld Road Room 217, Downers Grove, was arrested at 7:27 p.m. sept. 20 for prostitution. Dmitry soumin, 36, 3447 n. neva Ave., chicago, was arrested at 4:05 p.m. sept. 21 in the 3300 block of Finley for retail theft. Paulina Herrera-Garcia, 21, 5488 Burr oak Road, Lisle, was arrested at 2:15 a.m. sept. 21 in the 3300 block of Finley for driving while license revoked or suspended, operation of uninsured motor vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident. nelson ojeda, 45, 1717 n. Albany Ave., chicago, was arrested at 12:34 a.m. sept. 22 at Highland and 31st for driving while license suspended or revoked. Branko Grujic, 58, 4200 Main st.,
cOmmunity » wOOdridge Downers Grove, was arrested at 9:16 p.m. sept. 25 at Main and ogden for improper display of license plate, driving while license suspended or revoked, and operation of uninsured motor vehicle. teresa corona, 47, 263 Greene court, Wooddale, was arrested at 9:27 a.m. sept. 26 at Belmont and chicago for registration expiration, no driver’s license or permit, and operation of uninsured motor vehicle. Liam teague Donohue, 23, 541 73rd st. Apt. 204, Downers Grove, was arrested at 10:04 p.m. sept. 27 at the residence for domestic battery. Ariel L. Price, 24, 5348 s. emerald Ave., chicago, was arrested at 5:34 p.m. sept. 27 in the 2700 block of Finley for driving while license suspended or revoked, operation of uninsured motor vehicle, and improper use of registration or title. elena K. Martinez, 36, 4323 Douglas Apt. 3A, Downers Grove, was arrested at 11:42 p.m. sept. 28 in the 3800 block of Highland for battery or bodily harm.
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woman charged with sending ‘granular substance’ to tollway ofﬁce Bond has been set for an Evanston woman accused of mailing an envelope containing a granular substance to the Illinois State Tollway Authority located in Downers Grove, according to the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office. Cassandra Shepard, 28, of the 1400 block of Howard Street, has been charged with one count of disorderly conduct – false bomb or deadly substance threat – a Class 3 felony. She appeared in bond court last week, where bond was set at $5,000 with 10 percent to apply. Prosecutors say Shepard sent a let-
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ter containing the substance to the facility Sept. 15. Upon receipt of the letter, employees noticed what appeared to be a granular substance within the envelope and alerted authorities. The Illinois State Police, Downers Grove Fire Department, Naperville Fire Department Specialized Hazmat Unit and the FBI assisted in determining that the granular substance contained in the envelope did not appear to be hazardous and did not pose an immediate threat to employees. Shepard was taken into custody Sept. 29 without incident.
Grady steps down as police chief Gina Grady steps down after 30-year career After a 30-year career with the Woodridge Police Department, Gina Grady stepped down from the department’s top spot last week. Grady’s last day as police chief was Sept. 28. She started her law enforcement career with the village of Woodridge in July 1986, when she was hired on as a patrol officer. In February 1998, Grady was appointed sergeant. She became the department’s deputy chief in June 2005 and chief of police in 2013. “I’d like to express our appreciation and thanks for all of your outstanding policing and leadership over the past 30 years,” Woodridge Mayor Gina Cunningham said during a recent village board meeting. In a press release from the village of Woodridge, assistant village administrator Jack Knight said Grady brought a wealth of police experience to her various roles within the department. As chief of police, Grady is said to have employed a proactive and community-focused approach. Grady received many commendations during her career, including an Award of Valor for placing herself in the line of fire to protect another officer during a drug bust. Her actions were
Gina Grady is named chief of police during a Woodridge Village Board meeting in september 2013. noteworthy nationwide, according to the village. The International Narcotic Enforcement Officers Association presented her with its Medal of Valor award for her bravery in 1993. “I really enjoyed making friends throughout the community since I started, and some are my friends still today,” Grady said, reflecting on her time with the department. “I enjoy the people I work with, and I was always willing to help make their job easier. I will definitely miss those times and the employees.” Looking past her own accomplishments, Grady said she was happiest seeing new hires join the department and advance to other positions or obtain promotions. “I always want the best for all
the officers, and seeing them achieve their goals makes me proud,” she said. Grady became the Woodridge Police Department’s first female chief of police in 2013. “We are very fortunate to have someone of Gina’s talent as our new chief of police,” Cunningham said at the time. “We look forward to her leadership of the department and the continued success of the Woodridge Police Department.” As for her retirement plans, Grady said she has a vacation or two planned, as well as some work around the house she’d been putting off until her retirement. “Beyond that, I’d like to see the Chicago Cubs win a World Series.”
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Gunther sworn in as Police Chief James Gunther sworn in at sept. 29 meeting By aNdrea earNest Bugle staff @BugleNewspapers firstname.lastname@example.org
The new police chief of Westmont, James Gunther, was sworn in at the Sept. 29 village board meeting. Sen. Chris Nybo appeared at the meeting and said Westmont is a wonderful community, and he wanted to be at the meeting
to celebrate the community and law enforcement. “I think it’s important that when we have the opportunity to recognize the service and the accomplishments of anybody in law enforcement, that we do so,” Nybo said. He also said it’s important to recognize the high expectations that police officer face and the sacrifices they make. Gunther, who previously served as deputy chief, was sworn in while Nybo, Mayor Ron Gunter and his fellow officers looked on.
Gunther replaces Tom Mulhearn, who retired as chief after almost 40 years at the Westmont Police Department. Gunther said he was absolutely overwhelmed with the show of support he received at the meeting. He thanked his family, parents, the police department and the village for their support and the opportunity to be chief. “We have an opportunity to reach out into every facet of our community and create a permanent bond between police officers and those we serve,” Gunther said.
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Benet top ranked team in Class 2a wheaton st. Francis sectional By marK GreGory sports reporter @hear_the_Beard email@example.com
The Benet Academy boys soccer team dropped its second game of the season this year. But in the more than 10 matches since that loss – the Redwings have not lost a match. “Our only loss of the year came on the second game of the year and now we are a couple weeks past that,” said Benet coach Sean Wesley. “We think we have a lot of talent and we think we are pretty sharp up top most days. We have some good results against some big time programs like Naperville North and Neuqua Valley. We are really optimistic.” Optimistic may be an understatement for Benet, as the team has high goals for the 2016 IHSA playoffs. “We bowed out early in the playoffs last year and once the playoffs start it will be next game mentality, but right now I would say that is we are not in the last four in the state, I will look back
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like I did something wrong,” Wesley said. “We have that much talent and that good of kids.” Benet is the No. 1 seed in the Class 2A Wheaton St. Francis Sectional and will open in the Kaneland Regional with a match against the winner of No. 9 Plano and No. 10 Sandwich. A win would force a regional championship against No. 4 Glenbard South and No. 5 Kaneland. Wesley said the success of the Redwings goes beyond just the talent on the team. “Everyone is always talking about chemistry and fortunately these guys have great personalities and they all bring something different,” he said. “One is a super hard worker, one is smooth and never gets rattled, one is relentless all the time in front of the goal and then we have the guys that do the dirty work and you need that. I would love to say its coaching – but it’s not – we just have a great group of kids.
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Abby Bitto helped Benet win the escc championship.
Benet girls, DGS boys golf win titles dGs swimming wins trojan invite Benet girls golf won the East Suburban Catholic Conference with a 331. The Redwings had the top three finishers as well as Lauren Beaudreau shot a 74, Abby Bitto had an 80 and Isabella Abdullah shot an 82. Emma Schramko (95), Rachel Green (98) and Caroline Wing (98) also were all-conference for the Redwings. â€˘The Downers Grove South varsity boys golf team won the WSC Gold Division tournament held at Prairie Bluff Golf Course in Lockport. The team also went a perfect 6-0 in conference dual matches this season. At the tournament at Prairie Bluff, Dean Netzel shot a 76 earning him first place individually. Other all-conference performances in-
cluded Trevor Troha with an 82, Kyle Soderstrom had an 88, Riley Dockendorff a 91 and Cameron Crowley 93. In a match held at The Links at Carillon, Hinsdale Central beat Downers Grove South 153â€“158. For DGS, Riley Dockendorff shot a 38, Sean Healy 39, Trevor Troha 40 and Dean Netzel 41.
crOss cOuntry The Westmont girls were victorious over Seneca, Walther Christian, Lisle and Plano. Halle Nash (19:39, 1st), Peyton Nash (20:57, 4th), Lisa Niemiec (21:24, 5th), Frankie Fabry (21:33, 6th) and Lily Arndt (21:49, 8th) scored. The boys were also victorious and were led by Matt Gedraitis (17:11, 2nd), Sam Asa (17:29, 4th), Jasper Requiron (17:41, 6th), Kyle see roundup paGe 9
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roundup from page 8 Casper (18:26, 12th) and Luis Disguez (18:35, 14th). The Westmont girls cross country team placed fifth at the Lisle Invitational Saturday. The Sentinels did not let the rain stop them as their top five all improved their places from last year and placed four runners in the top 50. Halle Nash led the way with an eighth place finish in 20:07 for the 3.1 (5K) race. Niemiec had her best race of the season finishing 29th in 21:39. Peyton Nash dropped 10 places to finish 37th in 22:00. Arndt was 45th in 22:17 and Fabry was 53rd in 22:38. “This was a good race for our girls as this meet has some tough competition with a mix of both 1A and 2A schools,” Westmont coach Steve Wolf said. “We wanted to establish some good times on this course as we will be back here for conference, regional and sectional.” The boys team did not fair as well, finishing in 13th place, down a few spots from last year. The Sentinels were without their top two runners in the race. “We brought up some froshsoph guys who were hungry and they did a nice job for us,” Wolf said. Requiron (56th, 18:48) was first for the Sentinels. Freshman Jason Eiermann (65th, 19:05) Casper (78th, 19:24), Jake Dooley was 95th in 20:02., Connor Alessi was 100th in 20:19 and Dominic Santoro was 113th in 21;10.
SWIMMING Downers South swimming beat Leyden 137-43. Winning for the Mustangs were the 200-yard medley relay of Alyssa Reinholz, Makaila Scheiblein, Jillian Scott and Paige Vondrasek (1:57.37), Beth Vetter in the 200 free (2:06) and 500 free (5:25.36), Jorie Selig in the 200 IM (2:21.75) and 100 fly (106.53), Reinholz in the 50 free (25.23), Giana Fallara in diving (141.35), Anna Bogdanski in the 100 free (59.5), the 200 free relay of Allie Puccillo, Vondrasek, Scheiblein and Reinholz (1:43.78), the 400 free relay of Puccillo, Emma Sayre, Scheiblein and Reinholz (3:48.64), Kylie Moser in the 100 back (1:09.56) and Scheiblein in the 100 breast (1:08.75). Downers Grove South won the Trojan team challenge over the weekend with 515 points, win-
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | buglenewspapers.com ning the title by more than 100 points over Lockport. Winners for the Mustangs were the 200 medley relay of Alyssa Reinholz, Makable Scheiblein, Melanie Scheiblen and Jorie Selig (1:52.98), Reinholz in the 50 free (25.01) and 100 free (55.01) and the 200 free relay of the Scheibleins, Selig and Reinhold (1:40.77). Taking second was Beth Vetter in the 200 free (2:01.77) and 500 free (5:19.89). Downers North placed fourth with 349 points thanks to top finishes from Emily Aument in diving (460.8, 1st), Elizabeth Aument in diving (453.65, 2nd) and the 200 medley relay of Jaye Seveik, Libby Benge, Ellie Benge and Emma Roche (1:56,21, 2nd). Benet placed fifth and was led by Catherine Meehan, who took second in the 100 fly with a time of 59.58. •Downers South topped Hinsdale South in a dual meet 129-56. Picking up wins for the Mustangs were the 400 free relay of Anna Bogdanski, Emma Sayre, Annie Leinart and Selig (3:55.16), Reinholz in the 100 back (1:05.46) and 50 free (25.53), the 200 free relay of the Scheinbleins, Reinholz and Selid (1:43.36), Vetter in the 500 free (5:23.87) and 200 free (2:03.14), Bogdanski in the 100 free (57.51), Melanie Scheiblein in the 100 fly (1:02.57) and the 200 medley relay of Reinholz, the Scheibleins and Selig (1:54.47).
SOCCER Benet soccer beat Carmel 2-0 on a pair of goals from Franklin Rutkowski. Brian Gould made eight saves in the shutout. The Redwings are the top seed in the Class 2A Wheaton St. Francis Sectional and open play at 4:30 p.m. against the winner of No. 10 Sandwich and No. 9 Plano in the Kaneland Regional. The regional championship is at 4:30
p.m. Oct. 21. •Downers Grove South and North are the Nos. 4 and 5 seed, respectively, in the Morton Sectional. The Mustangs open at 6 p.m. Oct. 18 against No. 13 Kennedy at the St. Ignatius Regional. The regional championship game is at 5 p.m. Oct. 21. The Trojans play at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 against No. 11 Kelly in the Hinsdale Central Regional. The No. 3 seed hosts will likely be
waiting in the regional championship at 5 p.m. Oct. 22. •Lisle is hosting both a regional and sectional in Class 1A and is the No. 2 seed in a subsectional. The Lions open play at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 11 against No. 9 Walther Christian. No. 8 seed Westmont is also at Lisle and face No. 3 Montini at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 12. The winner of both games will meet each other at 11 a.m. Oct. 15.
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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | buglenewspapers.com redwings from page 7 “This is probably the first year that I enjoy every aspect of it. I enjoy practices, I enjoy games, I enjoy the personalities of the group.” Wesley said the seniors have been the key to everything that has gone on this season for the Redwings. “Our senior class is awesome,” he said. “Ben Kelly up top, Connor Mote in the midfield, Devin Martini in the midfield and Bennett Curtis are like the four horsemen for us. They have been really good
and they play at different levels of the field which makes us even better.” The seniors, however, could not accomplish the team’s goals alone. “We have young guys like Franklin Rutkowski that have really stepped up,” Wesley said. “He is fun to watch and he is super dangerous up top and he is unselfish. You don’t often have that forward that is that good and unselfish. It is fun to see a lot of different kids have success and not rely on just one or two guys.”
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Good Sam. Hospital celebrates 40 years on oct. 11, hospital will celebrate 40th anniversary in downers Grove Much has changed since Good Samaritan Hospital opened its doors in 1976, but the hospital says its commitment to the community has remained constant. On Oct. 11, the hospital will celebrate its 40th anniversary and four decades of service to Downers Grove and surrounding communities. “Good Samaritan Hospital has evolved from a community hospital to one of the top acute care health care providers in the country,” said David Fox, hospital president. “Our numerous awards represent external validation of our superior clinical outcomes and excellent service.” Among the various recognitions, Good Samaritan Hospital has been named a 100 Top Hospital in the U.S. by Truven Health Analytics seven times. It is the only Level I trauma center in DuPage County and the
only healthcare organization in Illinois to earn the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The American Nurses Credentialing Center awarded the hospital Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. Additionally, the hospital is in the process of completing two major modernization projects. In 2017, the hospital will open its private room bed tower and convert rooms in the existing bed tower to private patient rooms. Additionally, it will open the Bhorade Cancer Center – a renovated and expanded space for outpatient cancer services. “The future of Good Samaritan Hospital is bright,” said Dr. Charles Derus, vice president, medical management. “We wouldn’t be where we are today without the dedication of our associates, volunteers, physicians and community partners.”
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s t a y i nf o r m e d w i t h l e g a l l i s t i ng s Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | buglenewspapers.com harvest from page 2 signs and wood-burned signs. Riley Marsden, who created Bits & Pieces, takes a map of the United States and wood-burns the outline of the country onto a corkboard. Those who purchase the board can then cut out pictures in the shape of the states and put them on the board to create a sort of travellog. The Harvest Festival completed the fall feel with its pumpkin patch, which was a kids area with face painting, fall crafts, pumpkin decoration and activities from the Downers Grove Junior Womens Club and the Downers Grove Public Library. Sponsors for the event included Emmettâ€™s Brewing Company, Bank Financial, Fresh Thyme Farmers Market, Alter Brewing Company and the Grove Foundation.
CALENDAR OCTO B ER 6 2016 Medicare Update. 10-11 a.m.
at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Explore how Medicare Part D plans work, see the differences between Medicare Advantage programs and Medicare supplements, and learn what might be changing in 2017. More info at www.dgparks.org.
OCTO B ER 7 Art Institute Presentation – A Potter, a Sculptor, a Surrealist.
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10-11 a.m. at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Program highlights three absolutely fascinating female artists: a potter who almost single-handedly created a source of income for her pueblo, a Chicago artist with a wicked sense of humor and a sculptor who was sure that her art could foster social change. More info at www.dgparks. org.
bie. 7-10 p.m. at the Lincoln Center, 935 Maple Ave., Downers Grove. Your apocalyptic planning skills will be put to the test in this exhilarating and interactive experience. Up to 20 brave souls will be locked in a room with a zombie. Solve a number of different mind games, physical challenges and a series of clues, as you attempt to escape. Reserve your spot in advance at www.dgparks.org. Cost: $10/$15.
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Downtown Downers Grove Market. 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Main
Street Train Station. Fresh produce, breads, flowers and other wares. For more info, call Indian Boundary YMCA at 630-968-8400.
Downers Grove South Class of 1976 Reunion. 4-5 p.m. at Q Bar
and Grill, 8109 Cass Ave., Darien. Downers Grove South High School: Class of 1976 is seeking classmates for its 40-year reunion. For more info, email name and mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 630-204-6116.
OCTO B ER 1 4 To Tell a Tale – Edgar Allen Poe.
11 a.m. to noon. at the Downers Grove Museum, 831 Maple Ave. Edgar Allen Poe will give a brief biographical sketch of his life and retell some of his greatest works. Highlights include “The Raven” and “The Tell Tale Heart.” Sponsored by the Downers Grove Historical Society. More info at www. dgparks.org.
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