Friday, November 30, 2012
Readers can share their Christmas tree memories, share photos and discuss which style of tree they prefer in their home this season.
A funny thing begins to happen around town the first weekend after Thanksgiving. Suddenly, tightly wrapped trees are being strapped to the roofs of family cars with bungy cords and driven home. Soon, these will be set up in the living room, wrapped in lights (once untangled of course), and decked with colored balls, pre-school-era ornaments, tinsel, or just about anything else these days. Tell us what you decorate your tree with in comments below. But not every family goes through the motions of picking up their tree at a nearby lot, or heading out to the farm to cut one down. Instead, they simply head up to the attic to dust off the same one they used last year. To go real, or fake: that's the question. Personally, I love a real tree. The…
Monday, July 30, 2012
Archery, basketball, swimming and more. Are you in?
Do you have Olympics fever? Is that a thing? It's summer, so there's not a lot of sports on TV, so are you getting your fix by watching the 2012 London Olympics? Do you geniunely enjoy them, or could you not care less? Select an option in the poll below and share with us in the comments your opinions of the Olympics and tell us which sports/events you've been watching.
Monday, July 23, 2012
An institution in Downers Grove for 37 years, the future of Omega is uncertain.
The future of Omega Restaurant is unknown. Closed last week for failure to pay its water bill, the Downers Grove staple has sat closed since. The owner has plans to re-open, but disputes with the village over water bills and a lawsuit against ComEd concerning outstanding bills makes it difficult to pinpoint when, or if, Omega will re-open. If it doesn't re-open, would that upset you? Just about everyone has eaten there in their life, and there's no denying its place in Downers Grove history. Would you be sad to see it go, or do you not care? Answer the poll below and share any further opinions you have with us in the comment section.
Monday, July 16, 2012
A Tony Cesare column on the tendency to become helicopter parents invokes the question: Do you feel safe?
This week's Tony Cesare column is about helicopter parenting and the perception of safety. In his column, Tony writes that he doesn't think things are more dangerous now than they used to be when he was a kid. Instead, he thinks our attitudes and perceptions about safety have changed, creating a false sense of danger at times. So, when thinking about safety as it relates to living, working or relaxing in Downers Grove, do you feel safe? Answer the poll question below and share your opinions in the comment section.
Monday, July 9, 2012
Let us know whether you use Facebook, Twitter, both or neither so we can better communicate.
In an effort to make sure we're reaching our readers the best we can, this week's poll question is all about social networking. Do you use it? If so, are you more of a Facebook or Twitter person? Answer the poll below and share your opinions below. And, if you do use social networking, are you following Downers Grove Patch? You can find us on Facebook HERE and Twitter HERE. If you're not big on social networking, that's cool too. You can always just sign up for our newsletter HERE.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
It's the day after a holiday...are you working?
It's an odd year for the 4th of July, falling right in the middle of the week and throwing everything off. If it falls on a Tuesday, you might assume Monday and Tuesday are treated like a holiday. If it's on a Thursday, you assume it'll be a four-day weekend. But Wednesday? Weird. Did you just get Wednesday off of work, or did you get Tuesday/Wednesday or maybe Wednesday/Thursday? Vote in the poll below and tell us if you're working today, the 5th of July. And if you had a weird work schedule this week, tell us about it in the comments.
Monday, July 2, 2012
Will the route-reversal convince you to attend?
When the annual 4th of July parade steps off at Main and Grant and heads south this Wednesday at 12:45 p.m., will you be there? Answer the poll below and share any thoughts you may have in the comment section. If you're going to the parade, are you also going to check out the free concert in Fishel Park immediately following the parade? And remember, if you are planning on going to the parade, bring some ear plugs because that cannon they fire seems to get louder and louder every year!
Monday, June 25, 2012
Last week, voters were split on whether they planned on attending. So did you?
Rotary GroveFest is in the books, and with four days of events connected to the fest, I'm curious as to whether our readers ventured downtown for it or not. Last week, I asked our readers if they planned on attending, and out of 76 votes, 40 people said they were not planning on going. Did they change their mind or hold strong? Let's find out! Answer the poll below and share your opinions in the comments section.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Festival starts tonight...will you go?
The long wait is over: Rotary GroveFest opens tonight! Are you planning on being one of the 25,000 to 35,000 people the fest anticipates seeing every day, or is it just not your thing? Answer the poll below and tell us what you think of the fest in the comment section. And be sure to read this wrap-up of information you need to know if you plan to attend the fest this weekend.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
What do you think the reason was?
While certain residents rejoice over the withdrawn Walgreens petition, one question remains: Why did the developer withdraw the petition? Unfortunately, finding an answer to that question is proving difficult. The developer, Draper and Kramer, haven't been returning phone calls. Their attorney on the matter, David Shaw, said they didn't tell him why they were withdrawing the petition. And the village? They found out on Monday like everyone else, mere days after a neighborhood meeting in which David Fieldman and village staff presented concerned citizens with various site adjustments, including plans for a median on Woodward just north of the Walgreens site. “Information is a little difficult to come by in this realm,” village …