DeKALB – Ellwood House Museum, 509 N. First St. in DeKalb, will present a three-day holiday celebration in DeKalb. Festive decorations and music will welcome visitors to the historic mansion of barbed wire baron Isaac Ellwood. This year’s theme is “Holiday Splendor.” A visit to the elegantly furnished home is an ideal way to kick off the holiday season as Christmas sights, aromas and music provide a total sensory experience for visitors of all ages.
SYCAMORE – Dr. Teresa Melton of Allergies, Aches & Pains Chiropractic & Acupuncture Center, Ltd., attended two seminars for pregnancy and pediatric care. The first seminar was Acupuncture in Pregnancy and Postpartum Care, with Debra Betts, international lecturer on obstetrical acupuncture and author of “The Essential Guide to Acupuncture in Pregnancy & Childbirth.” Strategies for prenatal care, labor and delivery, postpartum and pre-birth preparation were all discussed.
Kishwaukee and Valley West hospitals were both named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures by the Joint Commission in early November.
GENOA – NB&T announced that Gwendolyn J. Garza has been promoted to assistant vice-president market manager of the Genoa branch location.
If you want to eat healthier when dining out, researchers recommend surrounding yourself with friends who make healthy food choices.
GENOA – Heartland Bank and Trust Company recently donated more than $4,500 to area schools from touchdowns scored by participating high school football teams. The Score with Heartland Bank program paid $25 for each touchdown made at a varsity home football game during the regular and playoff season.
DeKALB – Sycamore’s Cub Scout Pack 140 spent their last meeting making nearly 40 cards for Washington, Ill. residents affected by last week’s tornado.
DeKALB – TAILS Humane Society will host a designer clothing resale event Dec. 5 through 7 at Grace Place, 401 Normal Road, across the street from the Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center.
SYCAMORE - Members of the Sycamore High School orchestra played at the candlelight vigil held at Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd. Sycamore Quiram Chapel on Thursday, Nov. 14.
SYCAMORE – Once again, the Sycamore History Museum received an Award of Excellence from the Illinois Association of Museums. The award recognizes the museum’s creative, professional and entertaining exhibit “PLAY: Stories, Mementos and Fun.”
DeKALB – Residents have asked the DeKalb Park District board for years to create a dog park.
SYCAMORE – Rev. Marvin Metzger and a team of more than 100 volunteers served a pre-Thanksgiving turkey dinner to hundreds of their neighbors on Sunday.
John Lassiter of DeKalb has struggled to feed his family since the recession.
SYCAMORE – Shawn Sellers, a coach at Moose-(L) Up Redemption Club, recently attended a Circular Strength Training seminar taught by internationally-renowned fitness coach and U.S. military and law enforcement consultant Scott Sonnon. Circular Strength Training encompasses movement and flexibility techniques found in yoga, martial arts and dance studios, with a variety of progressive strengthening exercises using body weight, gravity, club bells and kettle bells.