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The former Baci building will be the site of the 2014 Plainfield Founder's Day event. Credit: File photo
Lisa S. April 24, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Really Michael? That is utterly ridiculous. Not every old building is a historic gem, and not everyRead More downtown is going to be salvaged by throwing good money after bad. The bottom line here spoken loud and clear for the past 20 years is that downtown Plainfield is never going to be a destination.
jen April 24, 2014 at 06:43 pm
What Lisa said. Between the tif money and all private funds that have been invested (and lost) inRead More the revolving door of businesses opening, failing and finally closing downtown has to be in the millions. Enough already.
Brendan Hausmeister Heffernan April 24, 2014 at 07:34 pm
Michael makes some valid points, I live in downtown and love the area, I think improving theRead More historic district did help with home values in the area. I would agree the village buying "Baci" was a huge mistake. It's gorgeous inside now that the original church has been exposed again. However it wasn't a good choice for the village to purchase it and will seemingly take a large loss on it. It was also insane that they publicized the last sale before it was closed. You never discuss what someone's paying until it's actually happened. When Baci went under contract, The Patch published an article sharing the sale price and made it clear Plainfield was taking a loss on the property. In the same paragraph of that article, it was made clear The village board was excited about this sale. This particular article isn't about Baci or the downtown strip bussinesses. It's about recognizing people who are doing something to improve the look and feel of the town. I myself own a landmark property and think its a little silly that we have so many "historic landmark" homes in Plainfield. Im pretty sure Naperville has 2. People need to get involved, join the board, do something about the area rather than just complaining about what everyone else has done wrong. Actions speak louder than words.
Plainfield UMC member Larry Stephens (left) with Chime Master President Jeff Crook with the final bell to be installed to bring the total to 23. Credit: Shannon Antinori
JoAnn Argoudelis Edenburn April 17, 2014 at 08:30 pm
You do realize I am going to be hanging around to hear them right? Congratulations, there is nothingRead More like a worthwhile project like this.
S H April 18, 2014 at 06:07 pm
I played those bells when I was in high school. I learned how to play them from the JenningsRead More family. I can attest to the statement "the original system required a considerable amount of force to play the bells" is absolutely true, especially the first lever (C?). The clapper had to lift up to strike the bell rather than move to the side. The side movement was for ringing the bell with a rope pull as a single bell. Practice was possible by putting a bar below the levers, so the levers could be pushed but not far enough to play. The bell tower room was dusty and "pigeon-y" and cold in winter. It was a fun gig, and not something everyone did. I'm so happy to discover it has been restored and improved. I can't wait to hear it! With all the new technology of ways to play it can you try "Stairway To Heaven"?
Jonquil Chason April 21, 2014 at 09:43 am
How amazing will it be to hear real church bells instead of a recording! So glad I live nearRead More downtown to be able to enjoy this! And to think a real carillon installed with the old system instead! Truly amazing way of incorporating the new with the old. Cudos to all the hard work that made this possible. THIS is the kind of thing that makes me proud to be part of Plainfield :)
This is me with my friend Scheri, posing with the entire MercyMe band and our newly signed CDs!
Sal April 16, 2014 at 07:12 am
Our younger selves would also have to be willing to accept the advice. Often easier said than done.
Pearl Gannon April 16, 2014 at 09:47 am
I believe both of you have very good points. @Sal, who's to say that we, as younger children orRead More people would actually listen to that advice that we were given? We want to be free, do the opposite of what our parents say, etc. And @Bob, I wish more people realized that they can be THAT PERSON for others. We can be that for our children, friends going through rough times, strangers...you name it. The possibilities are endless. I just hope people learn that!
Willie Wilmette April 16, 2014 at 11:29 am
Sal is so right. Younger me would not have listened to me.
Megan Huntsman: Credit KLTV screen grab
Geoff Burton April 15, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Nothing new there Black panther o Poetry the human race has been delving the depth of depravity forRead More eons. There are a lot of good people in our world, but unfortunately evil is hyper active
D Penta April 15, 2014 at 04:29 pm
It says Around Town but the headline is UTAH. Utah is not near Natick!! I think everyone should notRead More open an article on Patch unless they see their town's name in the headline. So If it doesn't say Natick, then we all know it is not LOCAL to the Natick Patch. The less clicks these Patch sites get, the fewer advertisers they will get and then perhaps they will realize if we want sensational news from across the country we'd go back to Patch's former owners AOL and the HuffPost! Those here from other Patch sites - I think you should do the same only click on articles that mention your community's name. No name. No click!
Steven Spiegel April 21, 2014 at 08:52 pm
The way the house looks maybe the husband found them while he was expanding his Meth Lab !!!
Credit: File photo
Phil Covert April 12, 2014 at 08:59 am
Easter Egg Hunt at Christ Community Church Plainfield. 12410 S. Van Dyke Rd. Easter Morning 9:45am.
stan April 12, 2014 at 09:56 am
Me stan the mann no whant no.egg hunt nooo no that cuses problems by little criminials
Deerfield Resident April 9, 2014 at 09:59 am
Vote republican if you have any self esteem!
Gene April 9, 2014 at 08:02 pm
Deerfield, is that where the Deer take a dump? I think Deer vote Republican because they just followRead More the herd to nowhere. How's all your Walmart friends? Nice outfits
Gene April 9, 2014 at 08:08 pm
Hey Johnny on the spot. Sounds about right...