Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Genevieve Gratz 1911-2010

Longtime Libertyville resident Genevieve Gratz has passed away at the age of 98. Here is a link to her obituary - http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailyherald/obituary.aspx?n=genevieve-huebsch-gratz&pid=143936229

One item of note - besides the Gratz family being a prominent fixture in Libertyville for over the past century, Mrs. Gratz's grandson Ken Griffin is #97 of the Forbes List of Richest Americans.

Visitation will be from 5-8pm tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Burnett-Dane Funeral Home. Services will be held 11 am Thursday at the United Methodist Church. Memorial gifts to the Paramedic Units of the Mundelein and Libertyville Fire Departments were her wishes. For information, 847-362-3009.

Where Have I Been?!?!!?!


For those of you who have been checking the site for updated Libertyville news - I'm sorry there hasn't been any updates in a while... life has kinda got the best of my time lately. As always, if there is something you'd like to see on the blog, of if you have any feedback - feel free to e-mail me @ jimmoran77@gmail.com

Ike Reilly Video @ Libertyville's Brainerd Building!

Libertyville's resident rock star (who will be performing Sunday afternoon, August 8th at this year's Lollapalooza) has come out with a new video - If you are a LHS grad, check out the backdrop to most of the video - it's the Brainerd Building!

Dog Days of Summer - 2010!

From the a Dog Days press release:

Take a leisurely stroll with your dog into the quant shops of Downtown Libertyville, or see and feel the exhilaration of the nationally recognized sport of “DockDogs-Big Air Dog Jumping”. During Libertyville’s Dog Days of Summer held Fri-Sun, July 9-11th you will have a chance to experience both.

Libertyville is proud to be Host City for the exciting three day highlight event featuring “DockDogs-Big Air Dog Jumping” Road to the National Championship. You will see Speed, Explosion , Big Air and SPLASH as dogs run down a 40 ft. dock and jump into a 27,000-gallon 20x40 foot pool. The event will feature 150 nationally ranked top jumping dogs competing for prizes and rankings. The competition is simple and exciting, the dog with the longest leap wins! There is a Local Competition at 3:30pm on Saturday, July 10th. During this competition 10 local dogs will jump for prizes and the title of ‘Libertyville’s Big Air Dog’.

MainStreet Merchants are dog friendly all year, however this weekend they are especially dog friendly hosting doggie related events. Examples include: Beef flavored snow cones from Starbucks, Studio West’s PhoDogRuffy Contest, Touche’ Salon’s paw-nail painting and dog friendly dining in the park or on the outdoor patios of Egg Harbor Café, 545 North and Mickey Finn’s. Cook Park will feature the Lake County Sheriff’s drug sniffing K-9’s, Ask a Vet with Dr. Brown from Greentree Animal Hospital and Family/Dog Fun Hour. You can attend St. Lawrence Episcopal Church’s dog blessing ceremony or take a test drive with your pup at one of many Libertyville Auto Dealerships. A fun time for your Pup and the entire family!

You can find a complete schedule and times at www.pamperedpupz.com

Dog Days of Summer is produced by Pampered Pup’z and sponsored by MainStreet Libertyville, PNC Bank, Libertyville-Mile of Cars, Petranek’s Pharmacy and Austin’s Saloon & Eatery.