There are only a few steps in selecting the “perfect” Christmas tree, said a University of Illinois Extension educator.
SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Fire Department announces this year’s annual presentation of the Red Wreath Program. The Sycamore Red Wreath Program began in 1997 as a way to bring awareness of fire and home safety during the holiday season.
DeKALB – The Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb is again ranked among the best of the nation’s more than 3,000 housing authorities, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
While flu activity is currently low in Illinois, public health officials expect activity to increase over the coming weeks. To reduce the risk of illness, public health departments and health care organizations across the state, including the DeKalb County Health Department, are encouraging residents to get a flu shot during Vaccinate Illinois Week, December 8-14.
The Family Service Agency Senior Giving Tree has become an annual community project that benefits seniors who are lonely and in need.
GENOA – The Genoa-Kingston Trailblazers snowmobile club is looking for new members, and almost anyone can join.
SYCAMORE – Library users will have new seating options at the Sycamore Library, thanks to a $7,800 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation.
SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Historical-Genealogical Society’s new book, “Acres of Change: A History of DeKalb County, Illinois 1963 – 2012” is expected to arrive in DeKalb County this week. A book-signing event by chapter authors is planned for Dec. 14.
DeKALB – The Beth Fowler Dance Company will bring holiday magic and visions of Sugar Plums to the stage with its 20th annual production of Tchaikovsky’s classic Christmas ballet, "The Nutcracker." This season’s production features special guest artists from the Joffrey Ballet and Los Angeles.
SYCAMORE – This time of year we often take time to give back to our community, either through buying an extra gift for those in need, or by making a donation to that special cause. On Thursday, Dec. 5, Dan Kenney will talk about how, in only two years, the DeKalb County Community Garden program has given back to the community in amazing ways.
SYCAMORE – For the fifth year, the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St. in Sycamore, is saying thank you to the community with a free Holiday Open House from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7. The afternoon will include tours of the award-winning “PLAY: Stories, Mementos and Fun” exhibit, crafts, hot chocolate, and cookies.
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