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Roosevelt Road, Finley Road intersection improvement project begins

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 jay@healthylombard.com 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
“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.,
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 kleegogirl@yahoo.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
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://
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