Village of Villa Park

July 8, 2016                       Villa Park News                       Vol. 2 Issue 6


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Pack the Pool: July 10

Jefferson Pool

VILLA PARK – Pack the Pool Sunday, July 10 from 1 - 6 p.m. at Jefferson Pool for Patron Appreciation Day!

Spend the day at the pool with family and friends! Enjoy DJ music with games organized by Coach Josh. Purchase pizza and hotdogs from Michael Anthony’s Pizza.

Jefferson Pool is located at 341 N. Harvard Ave. in Villa Park.

Kiwanis Summer Concerts: Wednesdays in July!

VILLA PARK – Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite to the Villa Park Kiwanis Summer Concerts.

Great family entertainment and good eats will make for a fun night at the Ruggard
Gazebo on the Prairie Path (Ardmore Avenue and Park Boulevard).

The concession stand opens at 6 p.m. selling hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, popcorn, soda and more. The Wednesday concerts begin at 6:30 p.m. (Alcohol is prohibited on the Prairie Path).

Kiwanis Summer Concerts

Concerts:


July 13 - The StingRays


July 20 - St. John's Lombard Praise Team

July 27 - Generation/ The Then

Memorial Day at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park

Celebrate All Summer!


The new Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park will be a new summer hot spot in Villa Park! Read the memorial plaques and pay your respects, enjoy the lush green grass or pass through on your run or walk to check out all of the new additions. Don't miss all of the events planned this summer including music, family fun and movies in the park.

Jason Kollum

Super Sensational Saturday Mornings

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and the whole family for these new, free fun-filled Saturday mornings. Great family entertainment, crafts and face painting (additional fee) will make for an enjoyable morning at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. No registration necessary.

July 16: Jason Kollum
10 a.m. - noon

Come out for a fun, engaging and interactive variety juggling show for ALL ages! Tons of energy, movement, audience participation, laughter and excitement! Eye-popping balancing, juggling and variety stunts.

Aug. 13: Macaroni Soup! "Active Music for Kids"
10 a.m. - noon

Ms. Carole and Mr. Clarence will have the whole family moving at this Sing-Along, Dance-Along, DO–ALONG CONCERT! This event will coincide with Big Rigs and Kids so make sure to take a look at all of the fun trucks and equipment!

Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park

August Concert Series


If you love the July Kiwanis Concert series at the Ruggard Gazebo, mark your calendar for the August Concert Series on Thursdays at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park!

Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite to our August Summer Concert Series. Great family entertainment and good eats will make for a fun night at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. The concession stand opens at 6 p.m. The Thursday concerts begin at 6:30 p.m.

Aug. 4: Mr. Myers

Mr. Myers blends the tropical sounds of calypso and ska, the rhythms of reggae and a little rock-n-roll with some favorite classic tunes to create their own special style of music—Caribbean Rock. Mr. Myers’ unique combination of musical styles never fails to entertain audiences everywhere.

Aug. 11: Lincoln Don't Lie

Lincoln Don't Lie performs today’s top 40 modern country music and adds their own unique spin by creating “country-fied” versions of pop and alternative tunes.

Aug. 18: Bopology

From the swingin’ 40’s to the 21st century, that feeling we call “swing” is made even more appealing by Bopology. This renowned six-piece Chicago band was playing swing before swing was cool. Featured on WTTW’s “Wild Chicago,” the band boasts a lineup of well-known musicians.

Aug. 25: Zydeco Voodoo

Zydeco Voodoo plays a mix of New Orleans and Mardi Gras music as well as popular rock and blues adapted to the New Orleans style of music. Their family-friendly performances get the audience dancing and singing along.

Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park

Movies in the Park

Bring a lawn chair and a picnic blanket to enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park. This event is co-sponsored by the Villa Park Public Library and the Villa Park Parks and Recreation Department. Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be canceled. This program is for all ages (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult).


Aug. 1: The Good Dinosaur
© Walt Disney Pictures, 2015, Rated PG, 100 minutes. The film will begin approximately between 7:30-7:45 p.m.

Aug. 8: Minions
© Universal Pictures, 2015, Rated PG, 91 minutes. The film will begin approximately between 7:30-7:45 p.m.

Aug. 15: Frozen Sing-A-Long
© Walt Disney Pictures, 2013, Rated PG, 108 minutes. The film will begin approximately between 7:30-7:45 p.m.

Train Depot

Have Your Own Event?


Would you like to host your own event with the newly renovated Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park as its backdrop? The historic Train Depot has also been renovated and can be rented for events. The Depot can comfortably accommodate up to 49 people. Rentals for residents cost $75 per hour (two hour minimum).

Contact Judy at (630) 834-8525 for more information.

Villa Park Celebrates July 4th with Annual Parade

July 4th Parade
Willowbrook Marching Warriors

VILLA PARK – The Villa Park V.F.W. Post 2801 hosted its Annual Independence Day Parade July 4, 2016.

Local businesses, sports teams and organizations took part, while hundreds of community members lined the parade route to watch and scoop up all of the candy.

"This year's theme was Celebrating 240 Years - United We Stand."

View more photos from the parade here.

Villa Park Seniors Celebrate at Annual Picnic


VILLA PARK – Members of the Villa Park Senior Concerns Commission hosted the annual Senior Picnic June 16 at the Community Recreation Building, 320 E. Wildwood Ave.

Villa Park's Chief of Police Bob Pavelchik manned the grill, and Sweet Reminder provided live entertainment with music from yesteryear.

Senior Picnic 2016
Sidewalk Chalk Party Flyer
Villa Park Historical Museum

Enjoy This Season's Exhibits at the Villa Park Historical Museum


VILLA PARK – Stop by the Villa Park Historical Museum this summer if you haven't already.

The museum building, erected in 1929, formerly served as both a train station on the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin electric train line and an appliance store. Today, the building houses several long-standing exhibits such as the one dedicated to the former Ovaltine Factory on Villa Avenue as well as new exhibits.

A new vintage camera exhibit compliments the Park Art Center's Vivian Maier exhibit (on display through July 30).

The museum, located at 220 S. Villa Ave., is open from 1 - 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed on Monday.

Members of National Bicycle Group Visit Villa Park

Wheelmen

Members of The Wheelmen, a national non-profit dedicated to the heritage of American Cycling, stopped by the Villa Park Historical Museum July 7, 2016 as part of the group's Century Run/Ride on the Illinois Prairie Path. Wheelmen promote the restoration and riding of early cycles manufactured prior to 1918 as well as cycling as part of modern living.

View more photos here.

Help Us See Where We Should Be


VILLA PARK – “Help Us See Where We Should Be” is the name of a new Villa Park Fire Department campaign. The goal of this campaign is to have all resident homes and commercial structures in the Village display an address on the front of their buildings that can be easily read from the street.

With the adoption of the 2009 International Fire Code (IFC) – Section 505.1 Address Identification, the Village of Villa Park requires the following:

  • All buildings have a number displayed on the front of each structure that is plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property.
  • Numbers shall contrast with their background and shall be Arabic numerals i.e. 1 2 3.
  • The numbers must be a minimum of 4” in height and at least 1/2” in width. Properly placed and visible 3” Arabic numerals on homes is acceptable.
  • Although aesthetically pleasing, numerals in script are very difficult for emergency personnel to read and are not acceptable.
  • Unincorporated areas must meet the DuPage County Building Code that requires the numbers be at least 6” in height.
  • Residents and business owners are asked to check the size and visibility of their address from the curb both during the daylight and at night. By doing this exercise, homeowners and business owners will know whether or not police and fire units will be able to find their home or business in the event of an emergency.
Firefighters will be surveying the Village in an effort to identify buildings and homes that do not comply with Village code. When firefighters identify a nonconforming address, they will leave a notice at the residence or building informing the homeowner/owner what is required.

Local hardware stores are ready to assist citizens with selecting the proper numerals and advice on affixing them to their homes. For additional information or assistance, please call the Villa Park Fire Department at (630) 833-5350.

If Villa Park residents can “Help Us See Where We Should Be” emergency crews can save time, lives and property in their rescue efforts to keep Villa Park a safe community.
Easter Seals Raffle

Enter the New Wheels Raffle for Easter Seals DuPage and the Fox Valley Region in Villa Park.

The winner will drive off this summer in a 2016 Mazda CX-5 SUV or Mazda MX-5 Convertible!

Tickets are $50 each and only 3,000 will be sold, so don’t delay!

All proceeds support infants, children and adults with disabilities in our community. Visit www.NewWheelsRaffle.com for more information.

Road Projects

North Princeton Avenue Improvement Project


VILLA PARK – Construction on a new water main began in July for North Princeton Avenue.

The new water main will be installed from Plymouth Street to Ridge Road. In addition, the North Princeton Avenue project includes street improvements from Terrace Street to Ridge Road.

Follow the project here on the Village website.

For information about other ongoing construction projects, click here and select projects on the left side of the page.

National Night Out 2016

VILLA PARK – Villa Park will once again be participating in the annual National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016. This will be the 33rd Annual National Night Out (NNO) that takes place in over 16,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.
 
National Night Out is designed to: (1) Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; (2) Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime programs; (3) Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and (4) Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.
 
Please join the Villa Park Police and Fire Departments along with other representatives from the Village as they host a local National Night Out event for all residents at the Iowa Community Center located at 338 N. Iowa Ave. from 6 to 9 p.m.  Food and drinks will be provided along with activities and games for all who join in the event.

National Night Out 2015

Want to Get Involved? Join a Commission!


VILLA PARK – If you're passionate about your community, want to give back and engage others, consider joining one of Villa Park's commissions.

Villa Park's Community Pride Commission is actively seeking members to help fulfill its mission to advise the Village President and Board of Trustees on matters relating to the overall image of the Village, including physical beautification, public relations and coordination and promotion of volunteers and volunteerism within the Village.

The Villa Park Environmental Concerns Commission is also seeking commissioners to fulfill its mission to advise the President and Board of Trustees on matters relating to the preservation, protection and improvement of the environment, including the quality of land, air and water.

To learn more about all of Villa Park's commissions, visit the Village website. If you are interested in serving on a commission, fill out an application.

Forman Mills Job Fair


Forman Mills is looking for talented retail managers that thrive in a fast paced environment and are high energy, hands on talented merchants who can dazzle with their merchandising skills. Attend the job fair Aug. 4 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Forman Mills in Villa Park, located in the North Park Mall, 250 W. North Ave., Villa Park.

Visit www.formanmills.com for more information.

Upcoming Events


Check out these upcoming events. You can always visit our Community Calendar for more details about any of these or other events.


July 8
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

July 10
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

July 11

- Cable Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Senior Concerns Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

- Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

July 12
- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, 7 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.
- Traffic & Safety Commission, 8 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.


July 13
- Kiwanis Meeting, 7:15 a.m. at High-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road
- Summerfest Commission meeting, 7 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.
- Kiwanis Summer Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Ruggard Gazebo, Ardmore Avenue and the Prairie Path

July 14
- Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor) 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Lions Club meeting, noon at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 St. Charles Road


July 15
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at the Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

July 16
- Electronics Recycling, 9 a.m. - noon outside the Public Works Garage, 20 W. Home Ave.
- Super Sensational Saturday Morning, 10 a.m. - noon at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave.
- USO BBQ for the Troops, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. at Elmhurst Toyota, BMW & Jaguar, 440 W. Lake St., Elmhurst
- Food Swap DuPage, 1 - 3 p.m. at St. Alexander Church gym, 300 S. Cornell Ave.


July 17
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

July 19
- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.

July 20
- Kiwanis meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road
- Economic Development Commission meeting, 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Kiwanis Summer Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Ruggard Gazebo, Ardmore Avenue and the Prairie Path


July 21
- Adjudication, 5:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

July 22

- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road


July 24
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

July 25
- Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

July 26

- Sugar Creek Golf Course Administrative Board, 6 p.m. at Sugar Creek, 500 E. Van Buren St.
- Community Pride Commission, 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 20 South Ardmore Ave.
- Villa Park Rotary Club, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.

July 27
- Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road
- Kiwanis Summer Concert, 6:30 p.m. at Ruggard Gazebo, Ardmore Avenue and the Prairie Path

July 28
- Fire & Police Commission meeting, 7 a.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Environmental Concerns Commission, 7 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Lions Club meeting, 7 p.m. at Villa Park Public Library, 425 W. St. Charles Road

July 29

- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

July 31
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue

Aug. 1
- Cable TV Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Senior Concerns Commission meeting, 6 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Movie in the Park (The Good Dinosaur), 7:30 p.m. at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave.

Aug. 2

- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.
- National Night Out, 6-9 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.

Aug. 3

Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road

Aug. 4
- NEDSRA Board of Trustees, 7:30 p.m. at NEDSRA Office, 1770 W. Centennial Place, Addison
- Forman Mills Job Fair, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Forman Mills, 250 W. North Ave.
- Adjudication, 4:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor) 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- August Summer Concerts, 6:30 p.m. at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave.

Aug. 5

- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

Aug. 6
- Coffee with the Village Board, 9 a.m. at Village Hall, 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Aug. 7
- French Market, 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Park Boulevard and Ardmore Avenue
- Sidewalk Chalk Party, 1 - 3 p.m. at Village Hall, 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Aug. 8
- Village Board meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

- Movie in the Park (Minions), 7:30 p.m. at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave.

Aug. 9

- Villa Park Rotary Club meeting, 12:15 p.m. at Crazy Pour, 105 E. North Ave.
- Parks & Recreation Advisory Commission, 7 p.m. at Iowa Community Center, 338 N. Iowa Ave.
- Traffic & Safety Commission, 8 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor), 20 S. Ardmore Ave.

Aug. 10

- Kiwanis Club meeting, 7:15 a.m. at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 W. St. Charles Road
- Burgers, Bags and Business, 4 - 8 p.m. at Ruggard Gazebo, Ardmore Avenue and the Prairie Path

Aug. 11

- Planning & Zoning Commission meeting, 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall (second floor) 20 S. Ardmore Ave.
- Lions Club meeting, noon at Hi-View Restaurant, 425 St. Charles Road
- August Summer Concerts, 6:30 p.m. at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 320 E. Kenilworth Ave.

Aug. 12
- Friday Fish Fry, 5:30 - 8 p.m. at Villa Park VFW, 39 E. St. Charles Road

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Please contact, Mari Grigaliunas, the Village's Public Information Officer via email or by calling (630) 592-6082.


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