Friday, April 23, 2010

Benefit Event @ Tommy 's - Saturday 2p-10p

I don't know this person - but I came across a link to her website from a posting on the Knauz Autopark Facebook page. Kelly Meloney was stricken with a rare form of cancer about a month into a new job - before her health insurance kicked in. Some friends are holding a benefit event at Tommy's (Next to Egg Harbor) tomorrow (Saturday, 4/25). You can find more information about her, and the event on a website set up to help out with some of Kelly's fundraising efforts.

Saturday April 24th
2:00-10:00 PM
Tommy's Pizza and Sports Bar
137 Lake St
Libertyville, IL 60048
(847) 362-4040
$10 cover / all-you-can-eat pizza
Live and Silent AUCTIONS and raffles every half hour!
All proceeds to benefit Kelly!
2:00-8:00 Silent Auction
2:00-5:30 Band
6:00-8:00 Boz the Magician
8:00 Silent Auction ends - get your final bids in by 7:59P.M.!
8:30-9:00 Live Auction
9:00 Raffle drawing for big prize

Friday Update!

Happy Friday!

Brainerd Community Center Concert Event - Saturday May 29th, Autin's Fuel Room!

The board members of the Brainerd Community Center are excited to announce a night of celebration, fun and music as part of their “Making Brainerd Real – 2010” fundraising and public awareness campaign. The concert event, planned for the Saturday evening of May 29th will feature a performance by America’s Entertainer, Dave Seabaugh. Seabough describes his show as “Something with a Vegas style and sound to it that you can bring your whole family to.” The concert will also feature an opening act of popular local crooner, Jon Weppler.

Brainerd Community Center President John Snow describes the evening as, “A very enjoyable event that we can are proud to bring to the community.”

Tickets are available for sale at Austin’s Saloon and Eatery, the Libertyville Village Hall or online at Admission is only $50 will all net proceeds benefiting Brainerd Community Center.

What: Brainerd Community Center “Making Brainerd Real” Concert Event
Who: Friends of the Brainerd Community Center!
When: Saturday, May 29, 2010 Doors open at 7:30pm
Where: Austin’s Saloon and Eatery – Fuel Room, 481 Peterson Road, Libertyville

Public Hearing on Wind Power in Lake County

I received the following e-mail this morning from my Lake County Board representative, Ann Maine (District 21) - this is a topic that I thought my neighbors along Rockland Road would find especially interesting. There will be a public hearing on the topic of Wind Power in Lake County. Thanks again to Ann for keeping us updated with what's going on with Lake County Government!

A note from Ann

Dear Neighbors,

We hear a lot about alternative energy. One area of particular interest is harnessing the power of wind to create energy for homes and businesses. Many of the communities in Lake County, including Libertyville and Lincolnshire, among others have a moratorium on the installation of wind turbines until they can create a series of regulations on size, placement and hours of operation.

The staff of Lake County's Planning, Building and Development Department spearheaded a task force that included representatives from over 20 Lake County Communities. The task force investigated types of wind power, heights and impacts to the environment and neighborhood to create a siting ordinance.

On Monday, April 26 at 1 pmthe Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing regarding the permitting of wind energy facilities, height restrictions, setbacks, and operating conditions of wind energy facilities and the penalties and enforcement for violations of the proposed regulations. This would only be for unincorporated land in Lake County. However, villages and towns may wish to incorporate some of these ideas. The hearing will be held at the County's new Permit facility at 500 Winchester Road in Libertyville. The Public in encouraged to come to listen, learn and comment.

You can watch a video on wind power in Lake County or read the draft ordinance. If you are unable to attend the meeting but have comments or concerns, please email your thoughts to David Husemoller at

Lake County Fielders Baseball Team Needs Host Families

Lake County's newest sports team, the Lake County Fielders baseball team, is asking local residents to consider becoming a host family for one of their 25 players. In an e-mail, the team Community Relations manager said that they "ask that our host families be able to provide a private bedroom for a player. Meals and transportation are not required, though it is always appreciated when they are provided when needed. In return for opening up your home to a player, the Fielders will provide you with the equivalent of four season tickets as well as season ticket holder privileges and invitations."

Anyone interested in hosting a player should contact: Beth Alderson @ 847-731-8000 or