The View from 101 York

LW Reedy has been serving the Elmhurst community and surrounding areas since 1951. As the largest locally-owned real estate agency in Elmhurst, we have a passion for local news and events. Here’s our view of the community for this month, from our perch at 101 York in the heart of downtown Elmhurst.

Spring Cleaning in Elmhurst

Now that the city has completed special flood pick-ups, it’s time to get ready (again) for Spring Clean-Up. Have your items at your curb the week of June 10 on your regular garbage day. Check the city website for acceptable items and other details.

Flood Recovery

More on that topic we all want to forget – it’s flood news. It’s time apply for FEMA assistance. If your home was damaged in the flood, FEMA may be able to help.

Another way to reduce the financial impact of the flood is to apply for assessment relief. In Elmhurst, check the York Assessor Office website or call Addison Township Assessor’s office at (630) 530-8161 for deadlines and details.

Getting ready for summer fun?

Elmhurst Park District is offering discounts for summer pool passes through May 24. These passes allow summer-long access to both of Elmhurst’s outdoor pools AND our spray ground at The Hub.

Speaking of the pool, do you have a teenager in need of a summer job? The Elmhurst Park District is looking for lifeguards!

For more summer fun for kids, check out our summer camp blog next week. Subscribe to this blog to be notified when it posts. Email debcasey@mac.com if you know of a camp you think should be included.

Remember to sign up for Dig Into Reading, the Elmhurst Public Library’s summer reading program for kids. The program kicks off on Saturday, June 1 with face painting and more fun! Adults can join in the fun, too, with the library’s adult summer reading program. Check your school’s website for summer reading lists.

Are you ready to rock?

School of Rock Elmhurst presents Indie Rock on Saturday, May 18 at 2pm followed by Best of Hard Rock at 4:30pm at Fitz’s Spare Keys. All ages. Free.

Elmhurst College hosts guitar ensembles Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm. Buik Recital Hall.

Music at the Gazebo starts June 6 on Spring Road in Elmhurst.

Join Simone and the Elmhurst College Jazz Band for the June jazz event. June 15, 6:30pm, College Mall. Bring blankets and a picnic for a fun musical evening for the family. It’s like Ravinia without the travel and the parking hassle!

Join the Elmhurst Park District Battle of the Bands. Saturday, June 22 at 3pm. Addison Street Parking lot.

Are you ready to roll?

The Jaycees Charity Carnival opens Thursday, June 13 at 6pm. Visit the Special Kids Carnival Day website for details about special needs children and adults, along with their families, day to ride free.

Check out the Pet and Bike Parade  on Spring Roadin Elmhurst. Saturday May 18 at 1pm from Ahlgrims funeral to the Silverado. Bike decorating, pet tricks, and pet portraits start at 11:30am.

Museum Day

Take a free trolly to visit all 4 Elmhurst museums (Elmhurst Art MuseumElmhurst Historical MuseumLizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art and Theatre Historical Society of America) on Elmhurst Museum Day. Sunday, May 19, 1 to 5pm. Free admission.

Share Your News!

Have some events you’d like listed in next month’s View from 101 York? Contact debcasey@mac.com with details.

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