Lombard Public Works has announced that the Roosevelt Road/Finley Road Intersection Improvement Project were set to begin the week of July 17. The improvement to the intersection will include the addition of dual left turn lanes for both northbound and southbound Finley Road onto Roosevelt Road in order to better accommodate current and projected traffic volumes at the intersection. A new third lane on eastbound Roosevelt Road will accommodate additional traffic entering the adjacent Mariano’s grocery store. Additionally, a new traffic signal will be installed on Roosevelt Road, east of Finley Road, to provide convenient access for the Mariano’s property. Vehicle traffic will experience intermittent lane closures on both Roosevelt Road and Finley Road as necessary. Motorists are advised to follow traffic signage and exercise caution within the work zone. The project is scheduled for completion in late November, pending weather conditions. For a map, updates, and more information visit villageoflombard.org/RooseveltFinley.
Flat Apple in full swing, stopping by Cruise Nights
The Healthy Lombard Foundation’s Flat Apple Summer Activity is entering its second month and there is still time to participate. From now until Aug. 12, kids ages preschool through high school can earn raffle tickets for staying active. Prizes include a bike, iPad mini, Beat headphones, exercise equipment, beach items, gift cards, etc. However, participants must be registered in order to win. To register, parent or guardian may either click on the Facebook link at the top of the Healthy Lombard website at www.healthylombard.com and then click “Sign Up” or he/she may use the link posted on the Flat Apple 2017 Page of that same website. A confirmation note and a link to the 2017 logo will be sent back. Downloading or printing the logo speeds check-in at events. If a child is not pre-registered, he/she may still participate and then register any time prior to Aug. 12. However to save time, it is highly recommended that participants preregister There are four ways to earn raffle tickets: • Go to any Designated Site, listed on the Flat Apple web page, show the Flat Apple logo, participate in their activity and then fill out a raffle ticket. • Find one of the Flat Apple 2017 Geocache sites. The coordinates are listed on the Flat Apple web page. Take a selfie with the Flat Apple Geo Sign, post it on the Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies Page. Healthy Lombard will fill out one raffle ticket for each participant per site/per day. • Create a one-minute or less video on a healthy topic using Facebook Live, Instagram, or similar app. Sample ideas are on the Healthy Lombard Flat Apple 2017 website. Post the video to the Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfies Page or the Facebook Healthy Lombard Page. Healthy Lombard will fill out one raffle ticket for participants for each posting that is approved. • Take a selfie of the participant doing something healthy (swimming, playing ball, etc.) using Instagram or a similar app. Post it to our Facebook Healthy Lombard Selfie Page. If the parent does not have a Facebook account, she may send the photos or videos to Healthy Lombard’s Webmaster at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will post the photos for them. The raffle drawing will occur during the August Healthy Lombard Partners Meeting. Winners will be notified and awarded their prizes in September. Additionally, kids ages preschool through high school are invited to visit the Lombard Cruise Night Kids Corner Area on July 29 from 6-9 p.m. and earn Flat Apple raffle tickets for great prizes like a mini iPad, a bike, Beat Head-phones, gift cards, etc. Participants do not have to be residents of Lombard but do need to register. Registration can be done on-line at http://healthylombard.com/flat-apple-2017/ or in person at the event. At the Kids Corner, Healthy Lombard, in association with one of its partners, Du-Page Healthcare, Ltd., will provide several Flat Apple activities such as a hula-hoop challenge, horseshoes, and a Spine Health/Education, “Spine Toss.” In addition to earning raffle tickets for Healthy Lombard’s Flat Apple contests, there will also be giveaways for the kids. The raffle drawing will be held at the August Healthy Lombard Partner Board Meeting. Winners will be notified by email or phone and their first names will be posted on the Flat Apple 2017 page of the Healthy Lombard website. If the ticket belongs to a child who is not registered, he/she cannot win and the prize will go to a child who is registered. Flat Apple is the name given to the Healthy Lombard Foundation’s summer program de-signed to keep kids active during the months when school is not in session.
Calvary to hold celebration of life for Ross Kellan July 22
A celebration of life for longtime Calvary Episcopal Church member and beloved member of the community Ross Kellan will take place on July 22 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at Calvary. It will be live streamed to the parish hall for additional seating. A reception will follow in the gym at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 215 S. Lincoln Ave., Lombard. According to a Calvary release in “Cross Roads,” “Ross grew up at Calvary, where his parents, Ross and Dorras, were longtime, dedicated members. Dorras was active in Episcopal Church Women (ECW). As a teenager, Ross served as an acolyte. “After six years away from Lombard for college and his first teaching job in Decatur, Ross returned to Lombard in 1972 with his new bride Jeri and started teaching at his alma mater, Glenbard East. This also brought him and Jeri back to worship at Calvary. “In April 1988 Jeri started playing the organ at Calvary and leading the choir, of which Ross was a member until he passed away. “During his many years at Calvary, Ross served on the Vestry and as Junior Warden, on the Search Committee to call Emily Mellott in 2008 and most recently on the Stewardship committee. He was also the coordinator for the Bodacious Bagel team, making sure the bagels were picked up every Sunday and acting as the liaison with Panera. “Among his many contributions to Calvary, Ross will be remembered for bringing students from Glenbard East and Elmhurst College to play brass at Christmas, Easter and other special occasions. What a gift to Calvary that was! “After being diagnosed with cancer in 2010, Ross became a regular at the prayer desk for intercessory prayer and anointing. He testified often over these years of dealing with his health problems what Calvary’s healing ministry meant to him and his belief in the power of healing. “Ross always had a kind word of welcome for everyone that walked through Calvary’s doors, whether they were longtime members or visitors, and he will be greatly missed for his generous spirit, his voice and his love of Calvary.” According to the Rev. Maureen “Mother Mo” O’Connor, the Glenbard East and Elmhurst College music departments are working together with her to “bring amazing music to Ross’s service. “We truly want to honor him! One last party for Ross! A man who loved music, people and a good celebration!” Calvary Episcopal Church is located at 105 W. Maple St., Lombard. Call 630-620-8899 for more information.
AAUW used book sale to raise funds for scholarships to be held Aug. 2-5
Every year you may see book barrels at local businesses, requesting donations for the annual American Association of University Women (AAUW) Used Book Sale. Since the early 1960s, the Lombard Area Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) has held a used book sale every summer to raise funds for scholarships. This year’s sale will take place Aug. 2-5 in Hatfield Hall at the First Church of Lombard, 220 S. Main St., Lombard. Book collections will begin Friday, July 21, at the church between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Collections will continue on Saturday morning, July 22, and the following week, July 24-29. Weekday collections will be between 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Saturday morning collections will be from 9 a.m. until noon. Volunteers will be waiting for you at the commuter lot between the Lombard Historical Society and Calvary Episcopal Church. Book sale donations will also be accepted at two locations this year: Marberry–Illinois Cleaners, 200 S. Westmore–Meyers Road (southwest corner of Maple and Westmore–Meyers), and Cornerstone Used Books, located at 22 S. Villa Ave. (southwest corner of St. Charles and Villa near Harris Bank) in Villa Park. Then the transformation begins, as members and other volunteers sort thousands of books into categories, from romance paperbacks to cook books to biographies to hobbies to the collectibles (books that have been professionally appraised and individually priced). Customers see tables piled with books and signs identifying the many categories. For a $5 fee, people can enter the sale Wednesday night, Aug. 2, from 5-9 p.m. This is the only time an entrance fee is charged. On Thursday and Friday, the sale is open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Saturday morning the sale is open from 9 until noon, and a bag of books is $10; bags are provided when you walk into the sale. Funds raised from the book sale are placed in the branch’s Philanthropic Fund. Proceeds from the sale are disbursed to the AAUW national organization and a portion of the proceeds are kept to fund one scholarship per year to a young woman graduating from Glenbard East and one to a young woman graduating from Willowbrook who will be pursuing a college degree in a STEM-related field. A third local scholarship, Returning to Learning, is awarded to a woman who is returning to college following a significant length of time away from formal academic studies. The mission of the American Association of University Women is to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education and research. An associate degree or higher is required for AAUW membership. Student memberships are also available for people still in college. For more information, check the website at http://lombard-il.aauw.net/, or contact Karen Richardson at 630- 337-2245 or email@example.com.
Blood supplies down, says LifeSource
Blood supplies across the country remain at dangerously low levels after a severe decline in blood donations leading up to and following the July 4 holiday. In an effort to rebuild supplies and be prepared for unexpected events, LifeSource is calling on the community to come forward and give blood throughout the remainder of the summer. Over the past few weeks, Life- Source has seen less than a 3-day supply in critical blood types such as O-negative and O-positive. Donations from O-negative donors, the universal blood type, are especially important this time of year due to increased accidents and trauma cases. Additionally, platelet donations, which have a shelf-life of only five days, are in high demand after a slow holiday week. However, donors of all types are needed. In July alone, forecasting projects a shortfall of 1,700 donations per week within the Institute for Transfusion Medicine (ITxM) system, with over 500 more donations per week needed within the Chicago service area to meet the current need. The significant nationwide decline in donations has led to this coordinated call on the public to donate blood. “Patients, their families and the hospitals in the Chicago area that LifeSource serves depend on us to deliver on our promise to provide a safe and ample blood supply,” said Eva Quinley, regional executive director of LifeSource. “The decline in blood donation numbers is the worst I have ever seen. We need donors to give blood now to help reverse the decline. It only takes about an hour to save up to three lives by giving blood.” LifeSource urges both first-time donors and existing donors of all blood types to visit LifeSource.org or call 877-543-3768 to schedule an appointment to donate. Visit http:// www.lifesource.org/donate-blood/ where-to-donate/ to find your nearest donor center or a mobile blood drive happening near you. Walk-ins are welcome at any of LifeSource’s locations.