Friday, January 11, 2013
Located inside a renovated 100 year old farmhouse, Emerson Creek Pottery Shop also offers a variety handcrafted gifts, including candles, unique jewelry, and locally made honey.
Looking for a place to grab a spot of tea or a unique, handcrafted gift? Find both the Emerson Creek Pottery and Tea Room, 5126 Stephens Road, in Oswego. Not only will you find delicious fare, including soups, salad dressings, sandwich fillings, and desserts such as peach blackberry cobbler made in-house and from scratch, but Emerson Creek is also the only location in the Midwest to carry the entire line of Emerson Creek Pottery, which is made in Bedford, VA. All pieces are lead free, ovenproof, dishwasher and microwave safe. Pieces include dinnerware, coffee and tea mugs, bakeware, serving dishes, bathroom accessories, and more. Located inside a renovated 100 year old farmhouse, Emerson Creek Pottery Shop also offers a variety handcrafted…
Rich Ayers, of Ayers Realty Group, will provide updates of Oswego home sales, marketing statistics and more.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Flu season has solidly made its mark on Oswego residents. Here's some options of where to go to still get a flu shot, or just to stock up on medicines and tissues.
Raise your hand if you've got the flu or a cold right now. You're in good company, unfortunately. If you've been considering getting a flu shot to try and ward off that nasty virus, or if you're just looking for a local pharmacy to pick up a slew of cough drops, nasal decongestants and a few more boxes of tissues, here's a list of Oswego pharmacies and information on their flu shots. But, are you guaranteed to get the flu if you don’t get vaccinated against it? Of course not—but here’s why getting a flu vaccine just might be worth your while. Influenza, or the "flu,” is a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses infecting the nose, throat and lungs. Symptoms include muscle or body aches, headaches, cough, sore throat, fatigue, …
Sunday, January 6, 2013
It's that time of year again—get out your wallets and get ready to snack on some of your favorite sweet treats, courtesy of the Girl Scouts of America.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The first game features the Cincinnati Bengals at the Houston Texans at 3:30 p.m. (CST).
Although the Bears didn't make it into the playoffs, there are still plenty of teams to watch as they battle it out to take home the title of Super Bowl XLVII Champions. But first, they have to get through the playoffs. And for eight teams, this weekend is all about getting that Wildcard spot. The teams playing this weekend are: For those already looking ahead, check out the full NFL playoff schedule here. If you're looking for someplace to take in the game other than your couch, here are some local bars and grills around Oswego that might be a great location.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
There are open seats on the Oswego Village Board, Oswego 308 School Board, Oswegoland Park District Board and the Oswego Public Library District Board.
Oswego voters will have a selection of candidates to vote for in the Oswego April elections. Check out to see who has filed and will be on the ballot in April. Three trustee seats are available for four-year terms. Four board seats are available for four-year terms (one seat must be filled from an unincorporated area). One seat is available for a six-year term. At this time the Park District has said it is has not yet made a final decision on moving forward with fillng the empty seat left by Leonard Wass's resignation from the park board. Four seats are available for four-year terms. The list below is for all who have submitted petitions to be on the ballot. Stay updated with election coverage by signing up for the Oswego Patch …
Baby is healthy thanks to Oswego dad Chad Martinez’s actions last Friday.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Two to six inches likely across Chicagoland area.
Update 1:40 p.m. Thursday Although no snow has fallen yet, Public Works Director Jerry Weaver said public works staff is monitoring the area and has trucks "ready to roll" should they be needed. He said the biggest concerns in the area is the threat of icing due to the dropping temperatures and the wind gusts, which may get up to 50 mph here. Original story Snow boots? Check. Snow shovel? Check. Snow? On its way. The National Weather Service has released a Winter Storm Warning that goes into effect for Oswego and Montgomery at 3 p.m. today until 3 a.m. on Friday. The NWS estimates that rain will turn to snow from west to east late this afternoon or early evening. The heaviest snowfall should occur in the Chicagoland area between 5 p.m. and…
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Mother of woman who lost purse said actions of an Oswego couple demonstrate the high character she's come to see in area residents.
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Robin Frisch and her 30-year-old daughter Mara received an early and unexpected Christmas gift last week—the return of Mara’s purse. “It goes to show that the people in Yorkville are just good people,” Frisch said. The mother and daughter team were out Christmas shopping and running other errands when Mara suddenly realized she did not have her purse. The two women retraced their steps in hopes some good Samaritan had turned the purse in to a store for safe keeping. “We were panicked when we first realized the purse was missing, Frisch said in a telephone interview. “We called my daughter’s cell phone hoping to hear it ringing somewhere in the car, but there was nothing.” Frisch, who moved to Yorkville five years ago from Naperville, said …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Coupons are being sent out to support Oswego high schools’ booster programs.
The wait for a new Oswego Dunkin’ Donuts is over. The location inside the Prairie Market Shopping Center along Route 34 is set to open on Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 5:00 a.m. Rob Mittman, director of marketing for The Hari Group that is overseeing the new Dunkin’, said the restaurant will be sending and handing out 20,000 coupons to help support Oswego High School and Oswego East High School Booster programs. The coupons will be for a free medium or large hot or iced coffee with a $1 donation to either school’s booster program. In terms of hiring, Mittman said there are still a few spots open and the store is always looking for “friendly and hard-working employees.” The Dunkin’ will be situated at the east end of the retail strip that also …