Friday, May 3, 2013
Clues will start being released today, May 3 with six in total. The winner receives $250.
Want to go on a treasure hunt? Oswego doesn't have one of those, but the Medallion Hunt is pretty close. The event returns after a six-year hiatus for the 25th anniversary of PrairieFest, put on by the Oswegoland Park District from June 13- June 16. The Medallion hunt starts on Friday, May 3 in which a clue will be released to lead you to the location of the medallion. Six weekly clues will be released, all requiring different methods - from code cracking, deduction, trivia and more - to solve. The clues will be released on the PrairieFest Facebook page, the official PrairieFest website, on Twitter at @PFestPrairiedog, at any Oswegoland Park District facilities, and announced on WSPY at 1:25pm. If you are the first person/team to find …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
Walkways and bridges will need repaired or rebuilt and debris must be removed from the park.
Hudson Crossing Park did not fare well with the flooding of April 18. Between Waubonsie Creek and the Fox River, the park "took a devastating hit," said Rich Zielke, Executive Director of the Oswegoland Park District. Piles of gravel, silt, mud and other debris cover the park from where the waterways overflowed and dragged their contents on land. Zielke said in addition to the debris, there are about four inches of mud that was dumped on the safety surface of the playground that will need to be removed before the park can re-open. "Walkways and pedestrian bridges need to be repaired and in some cases rebuilt," he said. "There is significant restoration and cleanup that will need to happen before this wonderful park is back open for public…
Monday, April 22, 2013
Meeting will still be held at South Point Center.
Monday, April 22
The following is from a release provided by the Oswegoland Park District: Due to a lack of a quorum, the Board of Park Commissioners for the Oswegoland Park District will hold their regular May meeting on Thursday, May 23, 2013. This is a change from the regularly scheduled meeting date. The meeting will be held in the Multipurpose Room at South Point Center, 810 Preston Lane, Oswego. The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. and is open to the public.
A residential cul-de-sac with an island will also receive parking restrictions.
Do you park your car along Ashlawn or Circle Drive West outside the Oswegoland Park District Civic Center? Not anymore. The Village of Oswego board voted unanimously to approve parking restrictions along those roads as well as a cul-de-sac in Lincoln Station upon requests from the Park District and the subdivision's Home Owner's Association. Police Chief Dwight Baird said the Park District's request came as "it related to their operations at the civic center." Also, the restriction of parking cars along the roadway would "reduce possibility of someone darting out between cars." The no-parking restriction would only apply to Ashlawn and Circle Drive West on the park district's side of the roadway. "I do not see a big hinderance, it does …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Plant giant sunflowers with Oswego 308 school bus drivers, fly a kite with the Park District and recycle at Public Works
Update: Unfortunately, we have had to cancel this weekend's Earth Day Kite Fly and Green Expo. With all of the flooding we have experienced, it would not be safe, or wise, for us to carry on with the event as planned. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause you. I will be sure to contact you and your organization for next year. Stay dry and stay safe! Original Earth Day, Saturday, April 20, is all about getting outside, enjoying the fresh air, and trying to help your environment stay healthy. Oswego has plenty of activities planned all over for those looking for something new to try. The Oswego 308 school bus drivers will be hosting an event at Prairiefest Park from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. You’ll be able to plant giant …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Roy White holds onto position as park board commissioner and Craig Weber joins the library board.
The Oswegoland Park District board and Oswego Library board unofficial votes are in. Roy White, an incumbent for the Oswegoland Park board, held onto his seat and beat out newcomer Alvin P. "Phil" Smith for a six-year term. Over on the Library side, all three incumbents running -- Terry Tamblyn, Vernita Hettrich and Kandi Ream -- kept their seats. They are joined by newcomer Craig Weber, who previously served on the library board and has worked over 35 years in Education as a reading specialist and learning center director. Newcomer Evelyn Givens, sports editor for the Kendall Weekly Times, did not garner enough votes. View all of the final vote totals for all Oswego races here. ----- Read:
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The sale goes until April 15 for both residents and non-residents.
The stores ares starting to stock flip-flops, beach towels, sunblock and swimsuits, meaning swim season is almost here. You'll might just need a pool pass at the Oswegoland Civic Center to wrap it all up. If you plan on obtaining a pool pass, this is the time to do it. The Park District is having a Pool Price Slash Sale for both Oswego residents and non-residents from April 1 to April 15. Read: Aquatic Park Results from 2012 Pool passes for all ages are $49 and can be purchased here on the Park District website. The normal price for a pool pass is $79 for Oswego residents and $99 for non-residents. Tell us: Will you be getting a pool pass this summer?
Friday, March 8, 2013
Program improvements touted this year.
The Oswegoland Park District is currently taking registration for community garden plots behind the South Point Center. According to the park district website, several major improvements have been made to the program this year, including the addition of watering lines. Registration fees are as follows: 20x20 foot plot $20(R)/$29(N); 10x10 foot plot $10(R)/$19(N). Click here for more information on the program, including registration forms and key dates.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Candidate profiles, race information and more for the upcoming April 9 election for races in the Village of Oswego.
The filing period for municipal elections ended Dec. 26 for the April 9 election. Here’s the 2013 Oswego Election Central Hub where you can find all candidate profiles for each race, links to articles, letters to the editor in support of a candidate and running candidate’s blog entries. Follow along with election results for Oswego by viewing our results page here. Early voting takes place from March 25 - April 4. Voters can cast their ballots at Oswego Village Hall or the Kendall County Office Building. The 2013 election takes place on April 9. Polling sites are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A list of all polling locations can be found on the Kendall County Clerk's website. Three trustee seats are open for a four-year term Candidates: Pam …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Share photos of your snowman by uploading them below. Be sure to check out the Oswegoland Park District's Snowman contest as well.
There's finally some snow on the ground in Oswego, meaning it's finally time to build some snowmen and forts and hit the sledding hills. The Oswegoland Park District is holding their annual 'Snowman Snapshot Contest' to celebrate the season with the winning snowman maker earning the prize of six day passes to the Civic Center Aquatic Park for the summer of 2013. Entries may be received up until March 15 for the Park District contest. Upload your own photos to the Patch and share your creative snowmen by clicking the "upload" button next to the photos. Then drop by the Oswegland Park District site for information on submitting to the contest. May the best (snow)man win!