Wednesday, June 22, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
We may be a small town, but we know how to throw a big party! What a terrific four days of PrairieFesting! As PrairieFest Coordinator, and on behalf of the Oswegoland Park District, I would like to thank Presenting Sponsor Allied First Bank for their financial support. Also Title Sponsors Walmart, Oswego Community Bank, Allied Waste Services. The great bands, children’s entertainment, services, and publicity are possible because of the financial backing of our 40 plus business sponsors. We ask that you thank them all with your words and with your business. Thanks to the Village of Oswego for the use of the Public Works building as a storm shelter and their adjacent lots for parking. Thanks to School District 308 for sharing their …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Get your plot of land for $20 for 400 square feet.
A garden is a friend you can visit anytime. For those who love to dig, plant, water, weed, and sojourn with the sunshine but lack the yard space, the Oswegoland Park District has a little plot. It’s literally a little plot, yours for the renting, in the Community Gardens behind South Point. The Community Gardens were created last spring in response to residents' requests. The first year was met with tremendous enthusiasm but trying soil conditions and poor drainage led to some abandoned tomatoes and cranky cucumbers. The Park District has turned those challenges into opportunities this season, and has tilled organic compost into the entire garden, created wood chipped paths, improved drainage, and added a community message board so that…
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Oswegoland Park District offers six competitive leagues where nurturing the child is more important than the outcome of the game.
The football season came to an end on Super Bowl Sunday and we couldn’t help but feel the excitement and yes, the stress of it. Regardless of which team you were pulling for, it was obvious that the players on both sides were wearing either the joy or the heartbreak of the day on their battered shoulder pads. And 111 million people watched and judged them. We judged them not only for their skillful plays, but we chattered post game about their attitudes, their expressions, their dedication, and how they encouraged their teammates. All of the characteristics that we value in celebrity players we strive to foster and grow in our children. Every player on that field was a little boy once experiencing their first brush with team sports. It’s…