Saturday, September 12, 2009

Odds & Ends

New Consignment Shop opens on the North End of town!

I first heard of the ReNew Family Consignment shop from their entry in the Libertyville Days Parade, back in June - I was excited to see we were getting a new resale shop, after the closure of the Blue Smock a few years ago. Well, the shop has finally opened this week! The store is located up in the Adler Square strip mall - which is the area that also features Cafe Pyrenees and my favorite Sushi place around - Sushi Thai (check them out if you haven't yet!)

One of the cool things about his shop is they not only sell clothes and other typical resale items, but also feature bigger items such as swing sets and bedroom furniture. They also seem to be very interested in being involved in the community - they're already an Associate Member of Mainstreet Libertyville and seem to be planning fundraising events for community organizations.

You can find out more information on the store's web site:

ReNew Family Consignment
1750 N. Milwaukee Avenue ~ Libertyville, Adler Square near Walgreen's ~ 847.573.1513

Mainstreet Libertyville Street Dance Tickets ON SALE NOW!!!

We're only a couple of weeks away from the annual Mainstreet Libertyville Street Dance! Tickets will be available the day of the event (Sept. 26th) for $15, but you can purchase some ahead of time and save $5 on each ticket! (Let me know if you're interested, I'll make sure to get you tickets ASAP) The Street Dance features several bands, great food and Mickey Finn's Beer! Also featured this year - a silent auction inside the Libertyville Civic Center - some of the items up for auction include autographed album covers from Eric Clapton and Jimmy Buffett!! (how cool is that?!)

If you'd like to save some money off the price of admission, volunteers are able to get in free! For more information - e-mail:

Lake County Republican Picnic - Sunday Sept. 13th

The Annual Lake County Republican picnic is tomorrow (Sunday) September 13th from 12Noon - 4pm at the Holy Mother of God Serbian Monastery in Lake Villa - Route 45 between Washington and Route 132. For more information, visit