Thursday, October 6, 2011
Larger space and acoustic design should attract new uses and resolve neighbors' noise complaints, owner Ted Ergo said.
A new Live 59 nightclub, one with beer and wine on the menu and the flexibility to be used for banquets, parties and other events, will make its debut next weekend. The club is relocating from its current spot in the center of the 16108 S. Route 59 strip mall to one just a few doors north, next to Hometown Fitness. And while it will remain an all-ages venue for teens who want to dance and see live music, the ability to serve alcohol will attract new adult patrons and will allow the venue to expand the kinds of events it can host, owner Ted Ergo said. Beyond that, the new location -- with acoustic ceiling and wall panels and a stage that faces toward Route 59 and away from nearby homes -- should eliminate the noise complaints neighbors have…
Thursday, September 8, 2011
The fundraiser features a picnic Friday, and bean bags, mud volleyball, an art fair, duck race, children's games and more Saturday.
The Plainfield Riverfront Foundation invites you to get outdoors this weekend with a ticketed barbecue/bonfire party Friday and free-admission family festival Saturday. The second annual Plainfield Riverdays will be held at Riverfront Park, 24401 W. Lockport St., at the west end of downtown Plainfield, just west of the DuPage River. The community barbecue from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday will feature grilled chicken, a pork-carving station, artisanal sides, an open bar with beer and wine, a bonfire, music, silent auction, raffles and a presentation on developments at the park. Tickets are $50 and available in advance at www.plainfieldriverdays.com and at Village Hall, Marsaglia Agency, Live 59, Plainfield Public Library, Dive Right in Scuba and …
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Saturday's Midwest Brewers Festival is expected to draw more than 3,500 and will raise money for the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation and Pints for Prostates.
What do the names Dogfish Head, Big Muddy, Smuttynose and Clown Shoes have in common? If you know the answer, chances are you already know about the huge festival in Plainfield Saturday. If you don’t, fest organizers hope you’ll stop on by, too, and try something new. Dogfish Head, Big Muddy, Smuttynose and Clown Shoes will be among 57 breweries serving up samples at the Midwest Brewers Fest, which is expected to attract some 3,500 attendees on the west side of downtown Plainfield. “Plainfield’s never seen anything like this,” said Steve Caton, an owner of Limestone Brewing Company in Plainfield who created the inaugural event with a dedicated army of volunteers. “It’s the only giant outdoor beer fest of its kind in Illinois. With 57 …
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
The two-day "party in the park" will feature children's activities, a fishing derby, duck race, live music and other activities.
The success of last year’s Riverdays festival has spurred plans for an even bigger party in the park this year. Among the changes for the two-day event, set for Sept. 9 and 10, will be a longer day of Saturday events, shuttle rides from off-site parking and more food vendors. But the goal remains the same: Bringing people to the banks of the DuPage River and raising money for the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation, which has ambitious plans to restore and enhance the old Electric Park site on which the event is being held. On Monday, the Plainfield Village Board gave its blessing to the foundation using the village-owned park, located on the west side of the river and south of Lockport Street. It also authorized the use of the parking lot at…
Saturday, July 16, 2011
The fair will be open from noon to 6 p.m., and among the highlights will be unlimited carnival rides for $22 and live music all day.
Victoria Westhoff scoped her target, pulled back the trigger and fired her final shot. “You’re a winner,” the game vendor exclaimed, just after the final shot knocked another can to the ground. It was a common phrase that resonated Saturday throughout the 30th annual Plainfield Fest, where it seemed that everyone from vendors to patrons to businesses ended up winners. “There’s a wide variety of activities,” said Kathy Westhoff, Victoria’s mother. “I like it. They liked getting their hair done by Boozle B’s and they liked the rides. There was a good variety of them.” Friday night, the first day of three-day event, was definitely a hit, said Paul Fay, festival committee chairman and Plainfield village trustee. “That was confirmed by the …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
There will be plenty to do and see from Friday through Sunday: live music, carnival rides, food vendors, a beer tent and lots more.
Looking for something to do this weekend? Save some gas and stay right in town ‘cause the fun is coming to you. Plainfield Fest opens at 4 p.m. Friday and continues through Sunday in downtown Plainfield. “It’s a 30-year-old local fair that has a lot of things to do for all ages held in our historic downtown,” said Paul Fay, festival committee chairman and a Plainfield village trustee. “It’s a good family event.” Inflatable attractions, carnival rides and games, train rides, music and food will be featured at the event, which is presented by the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation and MainStreet Plainfield Inc. and sponsored by Rod Baker Ford. For the wee ones, this year’s fest will have more inflatable attractions than last year, Fay said. In…
Monday, June 27, 2011
Complete roundup of area fireworks displays, festivals, parades and picnics that will keep you running from day to night.
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Monday, June 27, 2011
ALL AMERICAN CELEBRATION WHAT: At the Budweiser Concert Pavilion, visitors can expect entertainment from bands including Josh and The Empty Pockets, Rendition and The Gina Glocksen Band, as well as a food pavilion, outdoor tavern, beer garden and games and activities for the kids. Fireworks begin after the national anthem at 9:15 p.m. WHEN: 3 p.m. Monday, July 4; fireworks at 9:15 p.m. WHERE: Bolingbrook Golf Club, 2001 Rodeo Drive MORE INFO: View the flyer, call the Bolingbrook Golf Club at (630) 771-9400 FREEDOM PARADE WHAT: With a "Freedom Parade" beginning at 6 p.m., Channahon's celebration will allow children from the area to decorate their bikes and wagons, as well as enjoy a concert in the park and other games and activities, …