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."
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Opening day celebrations include watermelon cutting, balloon animals, local dignitaries and, of course, fresh local produce.
A night of powerful storms that downed trees and cut off power did not stop residents from coming out to support the opening day of Northbrook's farmers market Wednesday morning. A ceremonial watermelon cutting marked the official opening and, there were several more activities for families to enjoy. "This is our third year and it's really, really going well," said farmers market founder Dale Duda. "We're having an amazing opening day. The community is full of support." Among the market's offerings include a wide selection of produce and live plants as well as a number of prepared products such as honey and oils. High quality baked goods can be found, as well as crepes and even pizza. Several nonfood related booths are also at the …
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Carl Dibert became Northbrook Troop 64's 100th Eagle Scout.
When Carl Dibert became an Eagle Scout, it was an accomplishment not just for him but also for Northbrook’s Boy Scout Troop 64. He is the group’s 100th Eagle Scout, the highest level of scouting and a rank less than five percent of Boy Scouts reach. It was a proud day in particular for Terry Dibert, Carl’s father and the troop’s current Scoutmaster. “I felt such pride today for all the scouts advancing in rank, and particularly for my son Carl reaching Eagle,” Terry Dibert said in a press release. Dibert becoming the troop’s 100th Eagle Scout also coincided with the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America. “Since it is so difficult to reach the rank of Eagle we weren’t sure exactly when we would have our 100th Eagle…
Friday, December 3, 2010
Rabbi Meir Moscowitz lights the menorah at a local synagogue.
Students and family gathered to celebrate Hanukkah by lighting a giant menorah, singing and dancing at local Jewish synagogue and learning institute, Lubavitch Chabad. Rabbi Meir Moscowitz did the honors with the menorah, and attendees enjoyed latkes and donuts. Northbrook's village president, Sandra Frum, was also there to celebrate.