Monday, January 7, 2013
The Village of Downers Grove is helping make holiday clean up a little bit easier for residents.
Time to trash the tree and those holiday lights that stopped twinkling. The Village of Downers Grove can help you dispose of both those holiday greens and no longer flashing greens, reds and blue lights. If you have old holiday lights that no longer work or if you switched to LED lights, your old lights can be recycled. Recycled holiday lights are being accepted at the Downers Grove Public Works facility, 5101 Walnut Ave. Acceptable items are: Items may be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. So what do you do with that live Christmas tree? Republic Services will offer free curbside collection of live Christmas trees through Jan. 11. Trees must be free of tinsel, ornaments and hooks, and should not be placed in …
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Vote every day for Downers Grove resident Mike Crowley's home for a chance for a local school district to win $100,000.
Voting for Patch's Deck the House contest has begun—and we have a Downers Grove home that needs your votes! At Stonewall Avenue and Concord Drive, resident Mike Crowley, has set his Christmas light show to 87.9 FM. You can vote every day for their home here. Only residents of Patch towns are eligible to enter. We’ll select 24 regional finalists, and from them, pick one grand prize winner. Patch will pay up to $500 of the utility bill for each finalist, while our national winner will have $100,000 donated to his or her local school district. You can still enter your home in the contest, too. Upload a photo or video of your home to our contest page from Nov. 26 to Dec. 16. CLICK HERE FOR THE CONTEST PAGE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There …
Monday, December 10, 2012
Share photos and videos of your holiday display on Patch.
By now, you should know about Patch’s “Deck the House” contest, which launched this month and gives dedicated decorators the chance to win $100,000 for their local school district by entering photos or videos of their holiday light displays. (You can check out Downers Grove entries and cast your vote by clicking here.) But we can’t all be Clark Griswold. Maybe your holiday display is a little more low key — or maybe you’re just not the contest-entering type. That’s no reason to hide your light. We think your holiday display deserves to be shared. So we’re asking Downers Grove holiday decorators to upload their photos and videos (just click the button that says “upload photos and videos”) here on Patch. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - There …
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Village fire department reminds public to use caution with holiday lights.
- POLICE & FIRE
- Alex Keown
Saturday, December 25, 2010
Twinkling Italian lights glistening off new-fallen snow and the warm glow of decorative candles are delightful and welcome signs of the holiday season heralding the arrival of the man in the red suit. However, carelessness with holiday lights can signal the arrival of the men in a red truck with revolving red lights. The Downers Grove Fire Department is reminding people to be careful this holiday season. To help remind the public, the fire department launched the Red Wreath Program. Wreaths with red bulbs are displayed at each of the village's fire stations from Dec. 1 to Jan. 1. If a holiday-related fire happens within the Red Wreath period, one of the red bulbs will be removed from each wreath and replaced with a white bulb. "We want to …