Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Roloff, a 34-year Northbrook resident, was honored with a special volunteer award for her contribution to the community.
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Wednesday, January 30
Northbrook Civic Foundation honored Karen M. Roloff with a special volunteer award for her some 34 years of service to the community, Northbrook Star reported. The professor of communications started her volunteer service in the 1980s as a Northbrook Community Nursery School board member and has since volunteered her time at many organizations such as Northbrook-Glenview School District 30, where she has served as an elected trustee for more than 20 years, Northbrook Star reported.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Ron Christensen, an active member of the Northbrook community, died Saturday night of natural causes, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
A memorial service for Ronald Christensen, 77, who passed away last Saturday, will be held at The Village Presbyterian Church at 11:30 a.m., according to Northbrook Rotary. Christensen died of natural, heart-related causes, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. He was in the hospital for injuries incurred during a fight last Thursday. A member of Northbrook Rotary and The Northbrook Civic Foundation, Christensen dedicated himself to serving others in the community. “He never asked for anything in return, just quietly made donations every year and did it with a smile,” said Patrick Crown, President of the Northbrook Civic Foundation. “He’s just a person who has always been around the community, and always helped and did…
Monday, July 30, 2012
The festival starts Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. in the Village Green and wraps up Sunday at 8:45 p.m. with a raffle for a brand new car.
The 88th Northbrook Days Festival starts Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. and lasts until Sunday night in the Village Green. The annual fundraiser for the Northbrook Civic Foundation will include five days of live performances, a beer and wine garden, games, rides, raffles and a "Taste of Northbrook." A complete schedule of events is listed below. Wednesday (Open 6:00 to 10:00) Thursday (Open 6:00 to 10:00) Friday (Open 6:00 to 11:00) Saturday (Open Noon to 11:00) Sunday (Open 1:00 to 9:00) Raffle tickets are on sale on the Northbrook Days website for $20. Glencoe's Fields Auto Group is sponsoring this year's grand prize, which is the winner's choice of a brand new 2012 Mini Cooper, 2012 Chrysler 200S, 2012 Jeep Wrangler, 2012 Fiat 500 Convertable …
Monday, August 8, 2011
Five-day fest featured rides, games, food music.
The Northbrook Days Festival, Northbrook's largest annual celebration, ended a five day run on the Village Green Sunday night. Guests to the event enjoyed carnival rides and games, food from a number of area vendors, and live music. The event is put on every year by the all-volunteer Northbrook Civic Foundation, which donate proceeds from ticket sales to local community organizations. More: Photos from Wednesday, the first night of Northbrook Days.
Flash mob caught on camera; Northbrook native and recent University of Illinois grad is using love of dance to raise money for local youth service organizations.
Part of the crowd at Northbrook Days Saturday suddenly broke into dance, choreographed in a "flash mob" to raise money for a local nonprofit. Led by Northbrook native Jennifer Eirinberg, the group brought in more than $200 with their energetic performance at the local festival on the Village Green. More: Watch the flash mob in action A Glenbrook North graduate, Eirinberg has always loved to dance. While a student at the University of Illinois, she started a charitable program called Dance 'N Donate, where students would chip in $1 to participate in dance workout classes. All proceeds raised through the program were donated to seven charities throughout the Chicagoland area. Since graduating from college, Eirinberg has continued her …
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Families fill the Village Green for the first night of Northbrook Days, the annual summer celebration.
Children shriek from 25 feet in the air, the engines of carnival rides groan and a band warms up on the Village Green. Northbrook Days is here. The village's biggest festival of the year opened Wednesday night, featuring rides, games, live music, and food from local restaurants. Open through Sunday, the celebration is put on by the all-volunteer Northbrook Civic Foundation. "The first day is going phenomenally well," said member Mike Morgan. "The sun is shining; the park is full." Proceeds from the event benefit local nonprofits and community organizations, including the Northfield Township Food Pantry, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and the Northbrook Fire Department. An additional $30,000 in scholarships is distributed to graduating Northbrook …