Florists in Antioch, IL
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Antioch Flower Shops
959 Main Street
Antioch, IL 60002
418 Lake Street
Antioch, IL 60002
Antioch IL News
Sep 14, 2016
Boys golf scoreboard: Tuesday, Sept. 13 results
Lake Zurich -- Hughes 37, Brandt 40, Kininmonth 41, Angelina 42.
Stevenson -- Bussel 38, Noonan 40, Kim 41, Dvorak 42.
At Antioch GC, par 35
lakes 164, grant 180
Lakes -- Bies 40, Jones 40, Nuxoll 42, Hucker 42.
Grant -- Broome 43, Maifield 44, Gladfelter 46, Truss 47.
MUNDELEIN 146, LIBERTYVILLE 146
* Mundelein won on 5th-score tiebreaker
Libertyville -- Mueller 34, Sefton 37, Darnall 37, Kenston 38.
Mundelein -- Parola 35, White 36, Magee 37, Zentz 38, Peterson 40.
At Bartlett Hills, par 35
Geneva 145, Elgin 185
Geneva -- Isenhart 34, Green 35, McDonald 37, Monroe 39.
Elgin -- Meyer 44, Sitter 44, Rodriguez 46, Fortman 51.
McHenry 160, Huntley 170
McHenry -- Grubich 38, Prisching 40, LoPresti 41, Jones 41.
Huntley -- Heinke 42, Jarecki 43, Laughlin 44, Kunde 44.
At Hughes Creek
Kaneland 153, Geneseo 168
Kaneland -- Franck 38, Marshall 38, Glennon 38, Hed 39.
At The Highlands of Elgin, par 36
St. Edward 192, Walther Chrisitan 219
St. Edward -- Soroka 44, Poremba 44, Stepanovic 50, Enright 54.
Walther Christian -- Starkel 50, Arvis 52, Johnstone 54, Andrel 63.
At Glendale Lakes, par 36
West Aurora 168, Glenbard East 181
West Aurora -- Vanderway 37, Whitney 41, Medlin 44, Pryer 46.
fremd 156, elk grove 184
At Fox Run, par 35
Fremd -- Schmidt 36, Gao 38, Kowalczuk 40, Guan 42, Jandura 43.
Elk Grove -- Treder 41, Leone 45, Hartness 50, Rheinschmidt 51.
Hersey 163, Palatine 164
At Palatine Hills, par 36
Palatine -- Weltzien 37, Devaguptapu 42, Newman 43, Penrose 42, Myszka 48, Helms 47.
Hersey -- Hersey 163: Jason Deans 36, Josh Glassman 38, Mark VandenAvont 44, Michael Thomas 45, Cade O'Neal 46, Joey Carlson 47.
hoffman estates 181, west chicago 195
At Bridges of Poplar Creek
Hoffman Estates -- Harrison 43, Windels 43, Mayani 46, Klivek 52.
West Chicago -- Hoffman 44, Rutledge 48, Babor 50, Gimre 53.
rolling meadows 160, buffalo grove 165
At Ar... (Chicago Daily Herald)Apr 28, 2016
Park It by Ned MacKay: May Day in the regional parks
Coyote Hills is at the end of Patterson Ranch Road off Paseo Padre Parkway. For information, call 510-544-3220.
At Black Diamond Mines in Antioch, naturalist Eddie Willis will lead an expedition from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 1 to find out if April showers really did bring May flowers.
It’s a three-mile hike for ages eight and older. Meet at the uppermost parking lot on Somersville Road, 3½ miles south of Highway 4. For information, call 888-327-2757, ext. 2750.
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Low tide exploration is the theme of Family Nature Fun Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda. You can find out which animals call the mud flats home as the tide goes out. Then it’s fish feeding time from 3 to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the center’s aquarium.
Crab Cove is at 1252 McKay Ave. off Central Avenue. For information, call 510-544-3187.
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Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont has all kinds of programs recreating life on a 19th century farming estate. A unique feature is the horse-drawn railroad, which operates from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Visitors can help feed the farm animals at 3 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday. There’s cooking in the country kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays, May 1 and 22, June 5 and 19. And during “Farm Moms” from 11 a.m. to noon on May Day, you can visit the hens, ewes and nanny goats to see how they care for their young.
Ardenwood is located at 34600 Ardenwood Boulevard, just north of Highway 84. For more information on Ardenwood programs and fees, call 510-544-2797.
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The Park District has resumed a shuttle service that takes hikers ages eight and older to the top of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Pleasanton for hikes of varying length back to the entrance. Pleasanton Ridge has abundant wildlife and spectacular views of the tri-valley area.
Shuttles are available at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, May 7 and 28, June 11 and 18. There are three destinations, resulting in hikes of 4.66, 7 or 9.22 miles back to the start.
Registration is required and there is a $10 fee per person ($12 for non-district residents). For information and registration, call 888-327-2757 and s... (Martinez News-Gazette)Apr 28, 2016
East Bay's Park It: This May Day, craft, hike and more
Hills is at the end of Patterson Ranch Road off Paseo Padre Parkway. For information, call 510-544-3220.
At Black Diamond Mines in Antioch, naturalist Eddie Willis will lead an expedition from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. May 1 to find out if April showers really did bring May flowers. It's a 3-mile hike for ages 8 and older. Meet at the uppermost parking lot on Somersville Road, 3½ miles south of Highway 4. For information, call 888-327-2757, ext. 2750.
Alameda: Low tide exploration is the theme of Family Nature Fun Hour from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday and May 1 at Crab Cove Visitor Center in Alameda.
You can find out which animals call the mud flats home as the tide goes out. Then it's fish feeding time from 3 to 3:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday at the center's aquarium. Crab Cove is at 1252 McKay Ave. off Central Avenue. For information, call 510-544-3187.
Fremont: Ardenwood Historic Farm in Fremont has all kinds of programs recreating life on a 19th century farming estate. A unique feature is the railroad, which operates from 10:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Visitors can help feed the farm animals at 3 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday.
There's cooking in the country kitchen from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays, May 1, May 22, June 5 and June 19. And during "Farm Moms" from 11 a.m. to noon on May Day, you can visit the hens, ewes and nanny goats to see how they care for their young. Ardenwood is at 34600 Ardenwood Blvd., just north of Highway 84. For more information on Ardenwood programs and fees, call 510-544-2797.
Pleasanton: The Park District has resumed a shuttle service that takes hikers ages 8 and older to the top of Pleasanton Ridge Regional Park in Pleasanton for hikes of varying lengths back to the entrance. Pleasanton Ridge has abundant wildlife and spectacular views of the Tri-Valley.
Shuttles are available at 8 a.m. on Saturdays, May 7, May 28, June 11 and June 18. There are three destinations, resulting in hikes of 4.66, 7 or 9.22 miles back to the start. Registration is required, and there is a $10 fee per person ($12 for nondistrict residents). For information and registration, call 888-327-2757 and select option 2.
Ned MacKay writes a regu... (Fremont Bulletin)Apr 22, 2016
Turning Year: Waiting for call of the cuckoo
Palestine in the year 303.
There must have been something about George, because 200 years later churches in Jerusalem and Antioch were dedicated to him. Icons portrayed him as a powerful defender against evil, with more than a hint of St Michael.
Richard I, the Lionheart, discovered the saint’s cult during the first Crusade in 1089. By 1530, there were St George’s Day processions in England’s major towns. But we lost our national day in the Reformation, when the veneration of saints was condemned.
There have been attempts at revival; one begun in the late 1800s gained ground into the 1930s. St George’s supporters came to the fore again in the 1990s, when there were fears about devolution and being drawn into a federal Europe.
Now, having rejected the possibility of a disUnited Kingdom, our relationship with the European Union is a hot topic once again. No sign of the dragon-slayer this time, though.
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(Scarborough Today)Apr 22, 2016
Bill Torpy at Large: All murders matter. The spotlight's just brighter on this one.
Bonnybrook neighborhood association (president). And so on.
He was the father of two and heavily involved in Antioch Baptist Church.
Simms was plugged in socially and politically. At the helm of the city’s liquor board, he was involved in very cantankerous proceedings to close some nightclubs in the early 200os, most notably, the gay-club Backstreet. It was a move that helped open up that area of Midtown to high-end development and curbed street crime. He was accused of doing the city’s bidding, although he’d note he was simply going by the book.
After putting a stake in Backstreet’s heart, he was called to the Atlanta Housing Authority to help orchestrate the break-up of the city’s projects, an emotional and controversial undertaking.
“He had quite a juggling act on his hands,” said community activist Joe Beasley, a friend and churchmate who bitterly disagreed with Simms on this one. Beasley said Simms was brought into the job “because he didn’t rub people the wrong way. He got along with people in all aspects of life. That’s an art.”
It’s an art for which he was well compensated — $236,385 a year before leaving office.
Remember, the urbane Simms might have been a giver, but he was no dummy.
But he never did forget the little things.
Neighbor Elfert Jackson said Simms was the first one to greet him after moving in, as did Rebecca Walker. Next door to her is Donald Richardson. Simms gave the eulogy for Richardson’s wife, Mahalia. Simms planted flowers for neighbors, got dumpsters for community cleanups, organized block parties. The lawns are all cut, the streets are litter free, the homes are well-tended. I found two instances where residents stopped break-ins from happening to their neighbors.
This is a neighborhood with pride in appearance. More so, it’s a community. Residents afford him a lot of credit.
Simms’ good heart sometimes worried neighbors. Walker said she’d pass his home and sometimes see sketchy guys helping with yard work. “I wouldn’t have done it,” she said. “But he was trying to help people who were down.”
He was burglarized at least a couple times.
Upon volunteering for Atlanta Victim Assistance, Simms bore in on the founder, Brenda Muhammad, to understand what it feels to be a victim. Her son was shot to death in an argument over a coat in 1989. The other teen, who also was black, was acquitted. She organized and has lobbied to make prosecutions tougher and to uplift victims.
Twenty five years ago, after Muhammad founded her first organization, my old colleague Cynthia Tucker wrote that the grieving mother “bravely stepped forward to provide courageous leadership on an issue African-American leaders have too long ignored: the war at home.”
The rate of killing has abated since but a frustrated Muhammad told me, “they talk about crime being down but it feels more heinous.
“We’ve been talking about it for too long. We just keep talking about it.”
... (MyAJC)Apr 22, 2016
April 15, 2016
Y., his son, Gregory Drayton, of Rochester, N.Y., his parents, Robert P. and Julia Belle Griffin Drayton, of Waycross, his brother, Keith Drayton, of Antioch, Tenn., and by his wife, Mary Lou, in 2012.The funeral will be held 2 p.m. Saturday in the Miles-Odum Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow in Bethlehem Cemetery in Hickox.The family will receive friends Saturday at the funeral home beginning at 1 p.m.In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Waycross Primitive Baptist Church, 107 Linden Drive, Waycross, Ga. 31501.Sympathy may be expressed at www.milesodumfuneralhome.com
Mary Carter GraingerA celebration of life service for Mary Carter Grainger, 52, will be held Saturday at 3:30 p.m. at the Upper Room, 702 Ossie Davis Parkway, where Minster Samuel Seller is pastor. Pastor Bertha Banks will bring words of comfort.Born April 13, 1963 in Homerville, she was oldest child born to the union of Justine Kates Kirksey and the late Joseph Kirksey. She lived most of her life in Ware County.Mary was joined in holy matrimony to Freddy (Joe) Granger whom she loved very much. She was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend.She was a determined and strong willed individual who loved everyone showing no one is beyond the reach of forgiveness. She was a very caring person always willing to help and give a listening ear to those in need who came across her path in life. She had an unconditional love for her children and grandchildren that could not be erased by life’s burdens and issues.Some of the favorite things she enjoyed doing was cooking delicious food for her family and friends, listing to music and watching the Bold and the Beautiful ,the Young and the Restless television shows.Mary departed this life Monday morning (April 11, 2016) at Mayo Clinic... (WJHnews)