Friday, April 27, 2012
This is why we live here.
It must be spring, because the choices for things to do this weekend are endless. You can check out the church rummage and bake sale at First United Methodist Friday morning, partake in a discussion or exhibit at any of the wonderful museums in town or get in a good workout at Berens Park. Following are a few more ideas. Don't see something here you like? Be sure to see our events calendar, and if we left anything out, let us know in the comments. What/Where: Healthy Kids Day 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Elmhurst YMCA, 211 W. First St. Why go: Fun for families: dodgeball, Zumba and Sh’Bam, kids' cookbooks, fire and bicycle safety demonstrations, healthy foods and health screenings, projects for kids, inflatable jumper, raffle and so much more. …
Whether you're a walker, runner, biker or driver, we can all learn to coexist.
It seems people just can't seem to get along these days. Whether it's partisan political discourse or the latest news event, no one wants to give up an inch of ground. Even on our local bike trails we can't seem to compromise. The bike trail is for the enjoyment and exercise of everyone, but spring seems to bring out the worst behavior as people get used to spreading their wings outdoors again. Walkers and runners travel four abreast and don't allow anyone to pass, bikers whip by at breakneck speeds, drivers don't stop to let exercisers cross the street, and the inevitable cursing, yelling and fighting occurs. Aren't we supposed to be adults? Speaking as a member of all four groups, I can tell you that we need to all coexist. So, in the …
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Runners and bikers on the Prairie Path may have a new way to warn drivers they are about to cross York Road.
Before work can begin on street improvements in a few areas of the city, Elmhurst staff need to coordinate with state agencies, aldermen learned Monday night. In an update to the Public Affairs and Safety Committee, Assistant City Manager Mike Kopp said regulations and grant funding mandates mean staff have to work with the state on a new crosswalk on West Avenue over the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and on any improvements to signals where the Prairie Path crosses York Road. Both projects were discussed earlier this month in a meeting on pending capital projects. There currently is no sidewalk or pedestrian crosswalk on West Avenue from Alexander to First Street. The city plans to spend about $200,000 to install a sidewalk on the east …
Monday, March 28, 2011
Police were unable to locate the man.
Elmhurst Police received a call at 11:15 a.m. Friday, March 25, that a man, approximately 60 years old was standing by a tree on the east side of Poplar near the Prairie Path with his pants and underwear down around his ankles. The caller said the man was just standing there, looking around. It was reported that a black Cadillac with a soft top was parked on the north side of Vallette, east of Poplar, but it is unknown if the car belonged to the man. Police checked the area but could not locate him.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The hardest part about running is getting started, and really, that's not so hard.
As local runners prepare for the Chicago Marathon Oct 10, you may see them all hours of the day grunting and groaning along the Prairie Path, through good weather and bad. Non-runners often wonder why they bother with all the pain and discomfort, as they often don't look like they are enjoying themselves. But anyone who runs regularly knows it is addictive. There's nothing like that runner's high after a good run; annoyances and problems just seem to roll off your shoulders. It's therapeutic. Studies have shown that exercise can help alleviate depression, stress and anxiety. Fall is a wonderful time to take up running; the air is crisp and cool and the scenery is gorgeous. Why not set your goal for the Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot on …