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Merry carols and neighborhood cheer Riverside gathers for annual Holiday Stroll By JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK

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Kids of all ages will again be able to enjoy the electric train display at the Riverside Garage on East Avenue during the Riverside Holiday Stroll.

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o ring in the holidays with neighborly camaraderie and seasonal cheer, the Riverside Chamber of Commerce will host its 42nd Annual Holiday Stroll on Friday, Dec. 2. From 5:30 to 9 p.m., Riversiders and others are invited to gather in Riverside’s central business district, and along Harlem Avenue near East Burlington Street to enjoy various fun and entertaining events the village’s businesses have to offer. Brian Brennan, a Riverside resident who has been involved with the planning of the Holiday Stroll for 26 years, says this year’s event is “just unbelievable.” “We’ve added a lot of new things, so every year we try to get people not to think it’s the same old thing every year,” he said.

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Children enjoy the train display at the Riverside Garage. (Below) Margot Crist, 2, drinks hot chocolate with her mother, Jill Crist at Edward Jones during last year’s event. “The whole ambiance and the whole night is an event that people talk about in mid to late summer and look forward to.” As always, the festivities kick off with Santa Claus making his grand entrance through downtown Riverside on a fire truck to Centennial Park, located in front of the water tower on Longcommon Road at Forest Avenue. There, Santa will join students from District 96 and St. Mary schools for the highly anticipated tree lighting ceremony. The Riverside-Brookfield High Schools Madrigal Singers will lead the crowd in holiday songs. Following the tree lighting, Santa will venture over to Riverside Bank, 17 E. Burlington St., for photos with children and families. For the duration of the evening, the entire Riverside downtown business corridor will be open to locals for mingling with neighbors, participating in Christmas activities and exploring the various businesses and civic groups in town. One new, exciting addition to really give Riverside the feel of a winter wonderland includes two four-seater sleighs pulled by ponies, which will be giving rides to guests all evening long along East Quincy Street. The Holiday Stroll will be chock-full of things to do for kids, from crafts and games to movies and music entertainment. Kid-friendly events will be held at four different venues. Popular local balloon artist

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Tommy Twister once again entertaining at Burlington Realty, 21 E. Burlington St. New events for the little ones include candy cane coloring and raffles all evening at Skills Tutoring Center, 39 E. Quincy St., and a special meet-and-greet with Pikachu from the popular Pokemon franchise from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Athletico Physical Therapy, 51 E. Burlington St. At Riverside Garage, 18 East Ave., the entire family can once again enjoy a petting zoo, pony rides and an old-fashioned train display. For those who like suspense, head on over to Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, and see one of Chicagoland’s most famous illusionists, Mr. D, with performances at 7 and 8 p.m. Mr. D’s Magic Show has wowed Riverside audiences at the Holiday Stroll for more than 15 years. If staying inside and watching festive Continued on page A4

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RIVERSIDE HOLIDAY STROLL Music, treats and more from page A3 holiday movies is more to your liking, walk on into the Arcade Building at Riverside Road and Quincy Street, where the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity will be showing “A Charlie Brown Christmas” at 6:45 p.m., “Frosty the Snowman” at 7:30 p.m. and “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at 8:15 p.m. The evening will be far from short on musical entertainment, with Riverside’s Suzuki Strings violin players kicking off the evening at Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road and the bell choir of the Riverside Presbyterian Church making music across the street at First American Bank, 15 Riverside Road. New this year on the musical side are the District 96 school band, orchestra and choir singing at the Riverside train station, 90 Bloomingbank Road, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

The holidays wouldn’t be complete without sweet treats, and the Holiday Stroll will have plenty of them. At 10 Pine Ave. in front of the water tower, Riverside Parks and Recreation will have cookies and other baked goods for decorating and munching. Riverside’s favorite candy shop, Aunt Diana’s at 29 E. Burlington St., will have a plethora of holiday snacks for sampling and sale. And, for the adults, Riverside Foods, 48 E. Burlington St., will have beer and wine samples at an outdoor tent. Annual, artsy offerings include the Riverside Arts Center, 32 E. Quincy St., welcoming all to the Freeark Gallery’s pop-up art show and neighbor Jeff ’s Auto and Truck Repair at 20 E. Quincy St. having an extreme wood carving demonstration.

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All evening, Riverside businesses new and old will host open houses, introducing the community to their services and products and offering samples and freebies. And, for those looking to get a jump start on their holiday shopping, look no further than St. Mary’s Church, 97 Herrick Road. The church is once again throwing their “Mingle and Jingle Shop,” with tables of unique holiday gifts and rare vintage treasures.

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To shuttle visitors around the events, the village is once again sponsoring a trolley between 5:30- and 8:30 p.m. for people to hop on/hop off at various stops across Burlington Street, Quincy Street and Harlem Avenue. While the Holiday Stroll has been around for over four decades, Brennan hopes both longtime Riverside residents and residents of neighboring suburbs checking out the event for the first time

come to have a good old time. “It’s just a fun event in Riverside,” he said. “We like other communities to see Riverside and what we have to offer. I always tell people to please support our businesses in town [because the event] wouldn’t be possible without them or the police and public works.” For more information about the Holiday Stroll, contact Brennan at 708-4472946.

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Bringing joy and jamboree to Brookfield’s streets Annual Holiday Walk under way this Dec. 3 By JACQUELINE GLOSNIAK


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very year when the first weekend of December rolls around, kids and adults both share in excitement and growing anticipation for all the fun the holidays bring — food, friends and a break from school and work. Before the frenzy of the season totally kicks in, the village of Brookfield and Brookfield Chamber of Commerce are glad to collaborate in providing locals the chance to come together in celebration of the season of love and community with their annual Holiday Walk on Saturday, Dec. 3. Michelle Ryan, village trustee and chamber member, says the event is special because it brings various members of the community together. “The Brookfield holiday celebration is a wonderful, small-town holiday celebration with lots of family-friendly activities,” Ryan said. Betty LeClere, owner of Betty’s Flowers & Gifts and chairwoman of the Chamber Holiday Walk committee, agrees with Ryan the event is the perfect way to start winter with friends and neighbors. “Our community is like a close-knit family,” LeClere said. “They come to support and they know each year, we try to help

start their holiday season with a day filled with Christmas cheer and togetherness.” From 2 to 7 p.m., village officials, residents and 30-plus businesses will all join together to sprinkle a little holiday magic in the Grand/Prairie and Broadway Avenue business districts as well as at the village hall and Grossdale Station. Event highlights include a visit from the North Pole’s most famous residents at Irish Times’ Cottage, a model train exhibit at the Prairie Avenue Metra Station, live music and dance performances at the Brookfield Village Hall, holiday snacks and raffles and, of course, the concluding Christmas caroling and Brookfield’s annual tree lighting extravaganza at the Veterans Memorial Circle. For the second year in a row, the Holiday Walk will feature an outdoor display of public artwork. More than a dozen handcrafted reindeer figures decorated by sponsors of the event and Brookfield residents will be on display throughout the village. As always, the Holiday Walk includes a jam-packed schedule of events with plenty of activities for family members of all ages. Due to the expansive nature of the event, there will be a complimentary trolley running from 2 to 6 p.m. to shuttle patrons across various celebratory points in town. Continued on page A11


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Celebrating 20 years in Riverside The Brookfield Holiday Walk features a petting zoo near the veterans Memorial Circle at eight Corners and plenty of family activities at the Brookfield Village Hall.

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BROOKFIELD HOLIDAY WALK Tree lightning at 5 p.m. from page A8 At the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave., from 2 to 5 p.m., there will be entertainment from local schools and residents. In the boardroom there will be a magic show by Grant McKenzie at 2:30 p.m., a performance the St. Louise Men’s Club singers at 3:30 p.m. and a musical performance by the RiversideBrookfield High School Madrigal Singers at 4 p.m. In the lower-level recreation hall, the walls will vibrate with the song and dance. The Lincoln School and S.E. Gross Middle School choruses will perform at 2 and 2:30 p.m., the S.E. Gross band at 3 p.m. and a showcase by the Elite Dance School at 4 p.m. Local children’s choirs sing holiday songs from 4 to 5 p.m. For holiday magic at the historic Grossdale Station, 8820½ Brookfield Ave., head on over between 2 and 5 p.m. to catch live woodcarving, a reindeer File 2015 art display and the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce’s The lighting of the village’s Christmas tree at Eight Holiday Warmth Drive. At the Corners. drive, members will collect new or gently used winter and Lego building station from 2 to 3:30 p.m. clothes for locals in need of warm winter After goofing around at the library, famiapparel. lies are welcome to interact with animals Venturing over to the 3700 block of Grand at the petting zoo at the Veterans Memorial Boulevard, visitors will be able to pop in Circle at Eight Corners from 3 to 6 p.m., and out of businesses for food events and jam out to tunes by Carolyn Krizek from fun activities. 3 to 5 p.m., be amazed with balloon art at Inside the Cottage at Irish Times, 8869 Tischler’s Finer Foods, 9118 Broadway Ave., Burlington Ave., kids and adults can share from 4 to 6 p.m., and meet everyone’s favortheir wish lists with Santa and Mrs. Claus ite snowman, Olaf, from Disney’s Frozen from 2 to 5 p.m. and enjoy food and drink over hot chocolate and cookies at Betty’s specials all day long. Flowers & Gifts, 9138 Broadway Ave., from Other events along the Grand/Prairie 3 to 5 p.m. corridor from 2 to 5 p.m. include entertainTo end the evening’s festivities, all are ment and open houses at Zoo City Treats, welcome to the Brookfield tree lighting 3748 Grand Blvd.; holiday cookies and cider ceremony at the Veterans Memorial Circle at Emerald Bay Jewelers, 3738 Grand Blvd.; from 5 to 6 p.m. To ring in the Christmas seacookie decorating at Burger Antics, 3740 son, there will be caroling accompanied by Grand Blvd.; and a bonfire and marshmal- Brookfield business owner Clara D’Onofrio low roast with elves at Brennan Massage of Ms. Clara’s Joyful Learning Center and and Spa, 3700 Grand Blvd. Brookfield resident Joe Lugay. Brennan Massage and Spa is also hostThere will also be a holiday raffle basket ing a holiday toy drive, collecting new toys drawing and sing-along with the RBHS Madon behalf of the Community Nurse Health rigals around the same time Santa makes Center in LaGrange for low-income fami- his big entrance to help light the tree. lies in the area. Several other restaurants Ryan says the event will be an unforgetand businesses will have open houses, re- table experience for locals to enjoy. freshments and food and drink specials “There will be much to see and do at the well into the evening. holiday celebration [and] this is definitely a A little farther north, at Grand Boulevard year you won’t want to miss,” she said. and Lincoln Avenue, kids will be all set to For more information about the Holiday have a blast at the Brookfield Public Li- Walk, including a list of all businesses and brary, 3609 Grand Blvd., at the hot chocolate trolley times, call the Brookfield Village and holiday selfie station from 2 to 6 p.m. Hall at 708-485-7344.


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Register soon for these upcoming programs: Mrs. Elizabeth’s Craft Corner

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Do you think outside of the box?! Miss Elizabeth definitely does. In this class, Miss Elizabeth is going to help participants turn old/unused items into functional pieces of art. Ages 8 to 14 years Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7pm (4 weeks) • January 3 - 24 Historic Water Tower, 10 Pine Avenue Instructor: Mrs. Elizabeth Fee: $25/$30 NON-RESS Program #: 317300A

If you like to play volleyball and are interested in fun and exercise, sign up as a team in our recreation league. Registration Deadline: Wednesday, February 1 – First come, first served. Men & Women 18 years + Starting Wednesday, February 15 St. Hugh Gym, 7939 W. 43rd Street, Lyons $400 resident team, (75% residency) $450 non-resident team, (less than 75% residency) Min/Max: 6/10 Program #: 332400A (RES), 332400B (NON-RES) Manager’s meeting Wednesday, February 8, 5:30 pm at the Historic Water Tower.

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Develop your child’s intellect through the royal game of chess! Each camper will take home a chess set and an award. Please bring your own snacks. Ages 6 to 13 years Tuesday – Friday, Dec. 27 to Dec. 30 • 9am - 12pm Historic Water Tower, 10 Pine Avenue Instructor: Chess Scholars Inc. $125/130 NON-RES • Min/Max: 5/20 • Program #: 317500C


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RBHS Madrigals Singing their hearts out – Santa Claus Arrives – Centennial Plaza – between 5:30 pm – 6 pm for the Tree Lighting Ceremony – along with local grade school students from District 96 & St. Mary’s. He will then travel to Riverside Bank, 17 Burlington St., where all are invited to Have Pictures Taken with Santa and enjoy Holiday Music by the Western Suburban Symphony Players - 6 to 8 pm. Riverside Historical Museum – Centennial Plaza – Open 6 pm - 8:30 pm. Giving away a Historical Mementos to celebrate the season. Riverside Parks and Recreation – 10 Pine Ave. – Decorating Christmas Tree Treats. Riverside Masonic Lodge – 40 Forest Ave. – Come visit us for our Open House with Holiday Music and Hot Chocolate, Gluten-Free Smores, and Chocolate Covered Fruit by Mason Youth Groups. Mollie’s Public House – 31 Forest – Live Entertainment and Pop Corn on the Patio! There will also be a Special Auction of Memorabilia Jerseys (Cubs, Sox, Bears and Blackhawks) with all proceeds going to support the Riverside Chamber of Commerce. 34 East Lounge – 34 East Ave. – Warm up at 34 East with Cider for Big Kids and Little Kids. Riverside Garage – 18 East Ave. – See the Famous Train Display, along with Petting Zoo & Pony Rides, sponsored by Wright Services, Ivins/ Moravecek Funeral Home, LaBarra Restaurant, and Strohecker Insurance. And, have your Picture Taken as a Holiday Cartoon Cutout Character. The Young Life group from RBHS will also be on site. Local Boy Scout Troop will be serving Holiday Treats. Train Station – It’s “All Aboard” at Chocolate Twist’s Pop-Up Shop where you’ll find some Tasty Holiday Treats and Holiday Music performed by the Hauser Chamber Orchestra, Choir, and Band from 6:30 - 8 pm. Riverside Township Hall – 27 Riverside Rd. – Stop in to Hear the Suzuki Strings at 6:00 pm along with the District 96 4th & 5th grade Choir. You will enjoy Dr. D’s Magic Show, sponsored by Riverside Township,

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performs at 7 pm and 8 pm. Holiday Themed Handouts for kids, Hot Chocloate will be sold by Girl Scout Troop 41020, plus Face Painting sponsored by Costco. Plus the Riverside Arts Weekend (RAW) committee will be on hand to give out some Candy Treats and “Save the Date” reminders. First American Bank – 15 Riverside Rd. – Ring in the Season with the amazing Bell Choir 7 pm - 8 pm and Face Painting 6 pm – 8:30 pm. Pony Rides on Quincy – Across from Jeff’s Auto – See the sights from 4-seat Pony Drawn Carts sponsored by sponsored by Wright Services, Ivins/ Moravecek Funeral Home, LaBarra Restaurant, and Strohecker Insurance. Gaslight Realty – 33 E. Quincy – Put your Holiday Smile on with Face Painting from 6 to 8:30 pm. Higgins Glass Studio – 33 E. Quincy Rd. – 6 pm – 9 pm. Come in and Start Your Holiday Shopping. Quincy Street Distillery – 39 E. Quincy Rd. – That’s the Spirit! Celebrate the Season with Caroling and 19th Century Style Holiday Punch. Skills Tutoring Center – 39 E. Quincy Rd. – Get a Smart Start to the Holiday Season with Candy Canes and Coloring Sheets and do a little shopping with Artisan Soaps and Bath Bombs by Wanderlust and one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted Jewelry by Isabella Jewelry. Plus a Holiday Raffle with a chance to win a $250 Tutoring Certificate, Soap Set or a Unique Piece of Jewelry.

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Riverside Arts Center – 32 E. Quincy – Visit our Holiday Gift Shop for a special something that is creatively unique. Jeff’s Auto and Truck Repair – 20 E. Quincy – See a Stroll Event that’s a cut above... Northern Exposure Extreme Wood Carving and Ice Sculpturing by Johnson Studios. Friend Investment Group Inc. – 12 E. Quincy Rd. – Open House Holiday Party. Colorsmith Stained Glass Studio – 8 E. Quincy – Open House – Hot Cider and Cookies, and a Stained Glass Demonstration. Flur Bakery – 1 Riverside Rd. – Stop in and Shop for some Tasty Holiday Treats while you enjoy our Holiday Musical Entertainment. Arcade Building Lobby – 1 Riverside Rd. – Meet your Local Reps Senator Steven Landek and Representative Mike Zalewski. They will be handing out Holiday Treats. And Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity will be fund raising and Showing Classic Holiday Movies: 6:45 - A Charlie Brown Christmas, 7:30 Frosty the Snowman, 8:15 - How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Riverside Plumbing, Heating and Cooling – 3 Longcommon Rd. – Warm up at their Open House. Pre-Hop Cleaners – 9 Longcommon – Face Painting by Rosie the Elf. Empanadus – 7 E. Burlington – Meet the Empanada for Holiday Treats and Promotions. Burlington Realty – 21 E. Burlington – See famous balloon maker Tommy Twister Perform his Balloon Magic. Landmark Kitchen Design – 39 E. Burlington – Visit our recently updated showroom and enjoy Wine, Grappa and NEW Cream Limoncello Tasting featuring Pisoni Organic Wines. Athletico – 51 E. Burlington – Kick off a Healthy Holiday Season. Stop by, Meet our staff, and tour our facility. Plus Meet a Pikachu from 6:30 to 8:30 pm!

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Comic Collector – 3246 S. Harlem Ave. – Meet Captain America! 6-8 pm St. Mary’s – 97 Herrick Rd. – Mingle, Jingle & Shop – One of a Kind Gifts and Vintage Treasures. Salon D’Amore – 52 E. Burlington – Come and Enjoy the Live Atristic Music of Matthew Scharpf. Riverside Foods – 48 E. Burlington – Adult Baby Sitting… Beer, Wine and Open Tent. Horse Drawn Rides – will start at Riverside Foods. Sponsored by the Chew Chew, Sawmilly, and State Farm Insurance/Denny Georgopulos. Shamrock Garden Florist – 18 E. Burlington – Light Refreshments and Holiday Music. Place your orders for Christmas arrangements. Arcade Jewelers – 16 E. Burlington – Get that special someone a Beautiful Gift to Remember... Vintage Jewelry from Arcade Jewelers, Unique Clothing by Etcetera, and Creative, Deck-Those-Dolls Gifts by Karen Mitchell.

• Place Your Order for Holiday Treats at Aunt Diana’s Candy Maker. • Enjoy the Chicago Metro Chorus “Strolling Carolers” as they spread holiday cheer singing their way through downtown Riverside. • A Courtesy Trolley will run from downtown Riverside to Harlem Avenue from 5:30pm - 9pm. The Trolley will pickup at various locations, sponsored by H & W Ingredients. • And, A Special Thanks to the following for their donations to this Special Event… • Ralph O’Donnell Family • Brian Brennan Family • Riverside Swim Club • Joseph Dvorak Family • Matt Connelly Family • Senator Steven Landek

• CyberToast • Kenneth Brom Family • David Gentile Family • Brian Cody Family • State Rep. Mike Zalewski

For more information, please contact Brian Brennan at 708-447-2946

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