Monday, May 13, 2013
Groups and businesses from the community are invited to join this year's parade.
The Village of Northbrook has released the following information regarding this year's 4th of July parade. The Northbrook Park District and the Village of Northbrook invite groups and businesses from the community to join the 4th of July parade. The two agencies are working together to coordinate this year’s holiday celebration, “Unity Through Community.” "In keeping with the theme, the parade is a great way to connect the community, but we need more groups to sign up,” said Elsa Fisher, Director of Leisure Services at the Park District. “We hope that everyone who took part in previous years will come back. We’d love to see youth groups, school clubs, neighborhood groups, local businesses and community organizations that want to show their…
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The theme for Thursday, July 4, 2013 will be "Unity Through Community."
No matter what, the first Thursday of July will be the fourth. And despite changes in the way Northbrook plans its Independence Day festivities, it seems the celebration will go on. Village Hall and the Northbrook Park District issued a joint press release on Thursday announcement their partnership in this year's 4th of July celebration, along with the holiday's theme — "Unity Through Community." "With the recent notice that the 4th of July Association was no longer able to coordinate the events, the Village Board and Park District Board have authorized staff to work together to plan the festivities," the press release reads. No word on pancake breakfasts or police and fire softball, but the release refers to a full day of "traditional …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Relive the fun without dealing with the heat.
Temperatures were in the 100s and a freight train derailed across town, but families still lined the streets and filled The Village Green for Northbrook's July 4th celebration.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
The Wilmette staple shares some tidbits and a special buffalo chicken sandwich recipe.
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Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It's time to celebrate the United States' birthday with beach games, family time and of course some good barbecue. (For our non-meat eaters, it's a great time to grill up some veggies and experiment with meat-substitute recipes.) While we polled readers for their cooking tips and recipes, we turned up empty-handed. Never to fear, Patch also reached out to a local expert, Dan Marguerite of Wilmette's Backyard BBQ Store, for one of his favorite meals and grilling recommendations. When it comes to being a chef worth kissing, Marguerite's words of wisdom were simple. "Always use a thermometer, let the coals get good and white, and pre-heat your gas grill if you're using one," he said. Check out the recipe below, and add your own advice in the…
Monday, July 2, 2012
A Patch photographer gives advice on capturing the sparkle in the sky.
Animals with anxiety or just great hearing tend to get scared on the 4th of July. From snug clothes to rock n' roll, there are ways to keep pets calm when the fireworks go boom.
It's very common for pets to get scared this time of year. Fireworks and thunderstorms can startle the tamest animals. Jill Korfist, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Northbrook Animal Clinic offered some tips to keep your furry friends calm when it starts to sounds like the sky is falling. "Like" patch on Facebook to get the latest news and useful guides that make life ridiculously easy for you and your neighbor.
Having a BBQ or celebrating picnic style? Patch is looking for your best July 4th recipes. Share yours in the comments below!
As we welcome July heat with open arms and plenty of suntan lotion, it also means busting out the 4th recipes. From barbeque to homemade pie, July 4th is a time for summer culinary experts to shine. To celebrate America's Independence, Patch is asking readers for their favorite dishes. Have a secret spice you like to add to deviled eggs? Take mac'n'cheese to a deep south level? Or perhaps you're experimenting with new vegetarian options? We want to know! Share your recipes or secrets in the comments below and send photos of your prized concoctions to Patch guest editor Andrea Hart at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll also be asking local experts at Highland Park's Real Urban BBQ, Wilmette's Backyard Barbeque Store, and others for their insights. …
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Keep kids safe during Fourth of July events.
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Sunday, July 1, 2012
Fireworks are a fun and traditional part of Independence Day celebrations, but they can also be dangerous. Sadly, children and teens are too often hurt by fireworks. So, before the celebration begins, get your EyeSmart fireworks safety tips from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Of the 9,000 fireworks-related injuries each year, 21 percent are eye injuries and more than half of the victims are young children or teenagers. For example: “Many Americans get caught up in the excitement of the Fourth of July, and forget that fireworks are also dangerous explosives,” said Monica L. Monica, M.D., an ophthalmologist and clinical correspondent for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “The safest choice is to attend a professional fireworks …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
July 4th celebration includes pancake breakfast, police and fire department softball game, parade, patriotic concert and fireworks.
7:00 a.m. Pancake breakfast at the Village Green Libery Loop 5K run through Techny Prairie Park and Fields 10:00 a.m. Police and Fire Department softball game at the Village Green. 2:00 p.m. Bike parade, starts at the corner of Cherry Ln. and Western Ave. and follows same route as 4th of July parade. Roads will be closed to car traffic. Registration is required and available on the day of the event at the start location. Pre-register available at George Garner Cyclery. 2:30 p.m. Float parade, starts at the corner of Cherry Ln. and Western Ave. and travels to Village Green where participants will be judged. Roads will be be closed. Families and businesses can participate in the parade by registering at the 4th of July Associations website…
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Community comes together to celebrate holiday with floats and local music groups.
Northbrook's main streets were overrun with marching bands, drill teams, creative floats, politicians, Shriners and other local groups on Monday afternoon. The annual Fourth of July parade strolled down Cherry Lane from Western Avenue before turning onto Shermer Road and ending at the Village Green. The parade is put on by the Northbrook 4th of July Association, an all volunteer organization that has managed the event since the late '60s. The parade does not receive funds from the Village or the Park District, although both entities help out. "It's always a nice time," said Robert A. Brown, who has lived in Northbrook his entire life and attended the parades for as long as he can remember. "Lots of people, lots of floats. It's fun."