Lombard News

Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life

Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Ballet students from Aspirations Dance Company, 350 S. Main St., Lombard, got to showcase their talents recently—to parking-lot audiences who braved the cold—when they performed pieces from “The Nutcracker.” Also featured in an encore were Aspirations instructor Jackson Liee and Princess Reid from the Joffrey Ballet of […]

 
 

Winter program aims to help kids stay active

The following item appeared in Jane Charmelo’s “Out and About” column in the Lombardian on Jan. 14, 2021. Since 2009, Jay Wojcik has remained a steadfast and committed supporter of combating childhood obesity; and has found a way to work around the current social distancing and isolation brought on by […]

 
 

Holiday lights display at Lilacia Park concludes for the season

Holiday lights display at Lilacia Park concludes for the season

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Sunday night, Jan. 3, was the last evening for the Lombard Park District’s annual holiday lights display this holiday season at Lilacia Park. The light display features a magical array of animated light shows, decorated trees, a gingerbread house and more. The annual Jingle Bell Jubilee, which […]

 
 

Thank you, Mom, until we meet again

Thank you, Mom, until we meet again

Like you, I welcome 2021 and hope for better days ahead since COVID-19 brought challenges and hardships for many of us during 2020. But as eager as I am to put 2020 in the rear-view mirror, New Year’s Day 2021 was sprinkled with sadness. Every New Year’s Day morning, my […]

 
 

Plan B Foundation holds Christmas Assistance Program

Plan B Foundation holds Christmas Assistance Program

SUBMITTED PHOTO The Lombard-based Plan B Foundation, which helps individuals who have been incarcerated get and keep full-time jobs, recently held its Christmas Assistance Program during which it had people adopt families that have been victims of gun violence and buy Christmas gifts for them. On Saturday, Dec. 19, the […]

 
 

Montini Catholic Christmas card design contest winners

Montini Catholic Christmas card design contest winners

SUBMITTED ILLUSTRATIONS Montini Catholic High School community members are receiving a very special Christmas greeting in the mail this year. Junior Erin Slaten was the winner of the Lasallian preparatory high school’s Christmas card design contest. Students were invited to submit their designs in November, with the three top entries […]

 
 

VFW Lilac Post #5815 supports York Township Food Pantry

VFW Lilac Post #5815 supports York Township Food Pantry

SUBMITTED PHOTO On Dec. 7, members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Lilac Post #5815 presented York Township Supervisor John W. Valle with a $200 donation to the York Township Food Pantry. The funds will be used to help stock pantry shelves for the upcoming holidays. From left to right: Post […]

 
 

Helping to keep the shelves filled

Helping to keep the shelves filled

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Lombard Ace Hardware, 837 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, is holding a food drive until Christmas to benefit the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church in Lombard. Items requested are pasta and pasta sauce, canned meats (beef stew, chili, SpaghettiOs, etc.), hearty soups, rice, peanut butter, […]

 
 

Former Broncos are hoping to get a shot with the Warriors

Former Broncos are hoping to get a shot with the Warriors

Thornton and Sullivan helped Montini to a third-place trophy last season; now at Willowbrook, they are waiting to take the court The 2020-21 Willowbrook girls basketball team should have played several games by now. Of course, this hasn’t been a typical year. The Warriors, along with every other high school […]

 
 

Annual Christmas tree fundraiser under way

Annual Christmas tree fundraiser under way

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Tri-Town YMCA is holding its annual Christmas tree sales fundraiser in the Dairy Queen parking lot, 205 S. Maple St., Lombard, through the week of Christmas. Hours are Wednesday through Friday from 4-8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pre-order at tritownymca.org/trees […]