Sunday, February 8, 2009

Berwyn Citizens Fire Academy

There are several seats remaining for this year's Citizen's Fire Academy. If there are any Berwyn residents interested in participating, you may obtain an application between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday at the Fire Department's Secretary's office or call the Fire Department directly at 484-1644 ext. 3298. The class will begin February 12 and end April 30. The class will run from 6:30-9:30.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Pot Holes

All asphalt plants are closed this week for the holidays. Public Works is using the remainder of our cold patch stockpile today and tomorrow. We will resume next Monday after the plants reopen.

Waste Management

Waste Management is running a few days behind. They promise to have all garbage picked up and back on schedule by Wednesday, December 31. Thursday's route was almost complete today, but Friday remains in backlog due to snow and the holiday

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

100 Sailors to spend
Christmas Day
in Berwyn!

Christmas is a very special time of year when families and friends come together and share in the holiday spirit. Most of us will spend Christmas day with our families and friends. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2378 of Berwyn will open their doors on Christmas Day to 100 sailors’ from Great Lakes Naval Base that will not be able to go home for Christmas.
We need your help as we host our Third Annual Sailors Christmas in Berwyn. With a full day of activities, fun, gifts (gift cards only), and a Home cooked Christmas Dinner for the young military personnel that cannot be with their families on this very special day.
Join in and help us make this a special day for these brave men and women that will not be able to be with there families on Christmas Day. We can make difference in their Christmas.

Donations items needed:

Finger foods, chips, nuts, fruit, etc

Gift Cards
American Express or Master Card only – amount is open

Cookies, candy, cakes, pies, coffee cakes, etc.

Volunteers needed on
Tuesday 12/23 from 5pm to 8pm,
Wednesday 12/24 from 9am to 2pm,
Thursday 12/25 from 8am to 8pm

Drop off times and place:
Berwyn VFW Post 2378 – 1529 South Harlem Avenue
December 23rd – Tuesday from 5pm to 8pm
December 24th – Wednesday from 9am to 1pm

For more information, contact:
VFW Sailor Christmas Program Chairperson
Frank Amaro
at 708-359-3710 or 708-749-2378
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Local Mentoring Youth Crossroads

The YC Connections ProgramDates:Mondays & WednesdaysTime:From 3:30 pm to 6:00 pmDescription:6th-8th graders will work with volunteers to get help with homework, learn new skills, make friends, and have fun. Youth Crossroads is also looking for teen and adult volunteers who are interested in working with 6th-8th graders in this afterschool program.Location:Freedom Middle School3016 Ridgeland Ave.Berwyn, IL 60402For more info: Youth and volunteers can sign up by asking at school or contacting Amy Barth. Call 708-484-7400 or email

Christmas Cheer and Pasta too!

Celebrate the holiday season with the Berwyn Park District! Join us at Mraz Park as we decorate trees and listen to carolers sing holiday tunes. This event will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 3p.m. until 5 p.m. at Mraz Park which is located at Oak Park Avenue and Riverside Drive in Berwyn.

Then later that day, the Berwyn Park District will be serving up its second annual Spaghetti Dinner at the Liberty Cultural Center, 6445 W. 27th Place. Come experience their fabulous Italian cuisine and know that your money is going to a great cause. All proceeds from this event will go toward The Berwyn Park District Scholarship Program. The dinner will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2008 from 6 p.m. until 10:00 pm. Tickets for adults are $15 ($20 at the door) and for children are $5 ($8 at the door). Children under 3 are free. A cash bar will be available.