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     Diana O'Kelly

September 9, 2015


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 Dedication For 9/11 Memorial in Wauconda Friday
Just a reminder this Friday, September 11th, 2015 at 9:00 am 
The Heroes of Freedom Memorial which includes a beam from the World Trade Center will be dedicated  at 301 S Main Street in Wauconda (the corner of 176 and Main Street)

The event is free and open to the public.  

Road Closure & Parking For 9/11 Memorial Dedication
Main St. Will be Closed to all through traffic from Rt 176 to Oaks Ave. The Road Closure will start at approx 6:00 am and end at approx. 11:00 am.
Parking for the Dedication will be located at the Following:
1) Main St. (Enter at Oaks Ave & Main St and angle park on Main Street,West side of road from Police Department south to Oaks Ave. Handy-cap parking will be in front of the Police Department)
2) Federated Church of Wauconda (Barrington Rd & Rt 176)
3) Municipal Lot ( S. Maple and W. Mill St)
4) Media Only Parking (Dairy Queen's parking lot Rt176 & Main St)
It should be noted that the Police Department will be open for business and anyone needing to go to the Police Department will be able to do so.

Kildeer to Turn Red Light Camers Back On
Road construction on Rand Road is nearing completion which means that the Red Light Camera at Quentin and Rand Roads may be re-activated as early as September 10th.  Once the camera is re-activated traffic violations can be recorded and citations issued.   Please obey all traffic signals and avoid a ticket.   

Story Time in our Fremont Community Garden
People have been raving about the Fremont Township Community Garden.
The Fremont Library is holding Story Time in the Fremont Township Community Garden on Tuesday, September 22 at 6 pm.  All ages are welcome. Our address is 22385 Route 60, Mundelein.
Click here to register.
Deadlines for Vaccination Requirements
Many schools in Lake County have imposed earlier deadlines for new school-entrance vaccination requirements, which include a meningitis vaccination. The state's deadline is Oct. 15. All students entering the sixth and twelfth grades are required to show proof of receiving this vaccination. Children eligible for the Vaccines for Children program can receive the vaccine at the Lake County Health Department / Community Health Center Immunization Clinic. They can be reached at(847) 377-8000.

Fremont Cert Presentation on September 15, 2015
On September 15, 2105 at 7:00pm at the Fremont Library,  Fremont Cert will hold a Public Information Session on Handling Drug Emergencies.  The presentation will include representatives from the Lake County Health Department, Grayslake Fire Protection District, and our Fremont CERT. They will raffle off an emergency weather radio and have an item for everyone to give away for an emergency supply bag.
Mundelein Cert Classes Begin in October
The CERT program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Mundelein CERT is offering a 20-hour training program on October 16 (6 - 10 PM), October 17 (8 AM - 4 PM) and October 18 (8 AM - 4 PM) at Mundelein Fire Station 1, 1000 N. Midlothian Road. Enrollment and materials are free of charge and open to individuals 18 years of age or older, or those 16 and 17 years old with a signed permission slip and waiver from their parents. Upon completion of the course, participants will be invited to join the Mundelein CERT team, although doing so is not a requirement. Apply online at or by contacting the Fire Station (847-949-3260). Applications must be received by October 1, 2015.

Annual Garden Tasting
The Fremont Township Community Garden Annual Garden Tasting event is Sunday, September 13 from 3:00 pm til 7:00 pm. Get your taste buds ready!
This year they are combining the garden tasting and the harvest feast. This is an opportunity to taste the subtle or not so subtle differences between different varieties of veggies  growing in our community-- A garden tasting is the great opportunity to start planning for next year's garden!

Guests are encouraged to bring something to share. Examples: Bring along samples from known varieties (ie. black cherry tomatoes or lemon cucumbers) from your garden to share with others and enjoy samples from theirs. You can also bring along samples of canned, dried, and fermented produce, things you have brewed, or maybe you bake bread...maybe you play the guitar...
Bring your talents!

All VHM members and their families are welcome. The Harvest Feast is a great way to mingle with like minded individuals, meet and greet new and exciting community residents and share stories of the past year.

You are more than welcome to come even if you don't have anything to share! Come enjoy the Fremont Township Food Pantry Garden and meet other kindred spirits! Click here for their facebook page.

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Affordable Pet Vaccination Clinics
September 26 - 9 a.m. to noon
West Deerfield Township/Deerfield Park District Vaccination Clinic
Jewett Park Picnic Shelter
Access from Hazel off of Waukegan Road, Deerfield

October 10 - 9 a.m. to noon
Beach Park Vaccination Clinic
Beach Park Public Works
40185 Glendale, Beach Park

October 17 - 9 a.m. to noon
Grayslake Police Department Vaccination Clinic
10 South Seymour, Grayslake  

For spayed/neutered pets:
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $20
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $25
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip, $15
For pets not spayed/neutered:
  • One-year rabies vaccination and Lake County tag: $60
  • One-year rabies vaccination, tag and distemper: $65
  • Distemper complex only: $10
  • Microchip: $15

September is National Preparedness Month
 Don't Wait. Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today!
The time to prepare for an emergency situation is well before disaster strikes. Make a plan with your community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe and communicate during the disasters that can affect your community.

Safety Tips from Countryside Fire Protection District  Click here
Recycle Sheets, Blankets, Towels, for the Dogs
If you have used towels, sheets or blankets that need to be recycled, please consider bringing them to Fremont Township at 22385 Rt 60, Mundelein to be donated to local Animal Shelters and Rescues.  Please drop them in the bin on the front porch. This keeps them out of the landfill and puts them to good use.  

We also accept eye glasses and shoes to be recycled year round.  If you are disposing of shoes that have laces, please tie the laces together.
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Duplicate Bridge at Fremont Township
Play duplicate bridge at Fremont Township, 22385 Route 60 on
Monday mornings, 9:15.  Contact Barb Stone for more information, 847 566-0889

Brat Fest at Carl Sandburg Middle School on Friday, September 11.from 5 to 8 p.m .A meal is $5 per person, which includes a choice of a bratwurst, hot dog or tamale along with chips and soda or water. Community supporters include: the Mundelein Fire Department, Mundelein Police Department, Fremont Public Library, Culver's restaurant, McDonald's restaurant, Mu ndelein Elementary Education Association, and the District 75 PTO.
District 75 PTO coordinates games and family activities, which include a moonwalk, photo booth, inflatable basketball, nail art, and carnival games. A disc jockey will be on hand to keep the event lively.
Carl Sandburg Middle School is located at 855 W. Hawley St., Mundelein. Proceeds from the event go to support Red Ribbon Drug Awareness week and drug prevention or various school improvements.

Race for Local Charities and Rotary
The Rotary Club of Long Grove, Kildeer, and Hawthorn Woods will hold its 18th annual Heritage Race at 8:30AM on September 12th at Kildeer Countryside School in Long Grove.  Participants can choose either a 5K run or 3K walk, and their registrations support one of eleven local charities working to make our community a better place.  Over $1.3 million has been raised by this event.  For runners, course is USATF certified with trophies five deep over 13 categories. After the Race, enjoy Chick-fil-A breakfast biscuits, pancakes, and sausage. It'll be a wonderful day!  More information and registration at  Contact 847-847-7669 for more information. 
Fremont Library Used Book at the Fremont Library Sale September 12&13
Saturday from 10 am til 4:30 and Sunday from 1:00 til 4:30.

5th Annual Mundelein Arts Fest
Saturday and Sunday, September 12-13, 2015   enjoy a juried art festival that will showcase the talents of 45 fine artists    The two-day event will be held from 10 am to 5 pm on Saturday, September 12 and Sunday, September 13, 2015  and will feature top-notch artists, local musicians and tasty food.
Click here for more info

Libertyville-Mundelein Community Associates of the Art Institute of Chicago
Thursday, September 17, 2015
Reservation Period: August 27-September 10     Call 847-367-4713
Hidden Treasures of Milwaukee
Visit the Grohmann Museum collection comprising more than 1000 paintings and sculptures dating from 1580 to the present.After lunch at the Lake Park Bistro, the group will tour the Basilica of f St. Joseph, patterned after St. Peter's in Rome.

The next  Kirk Players' production is The Uninvited! 
September 18 & 19 at 7:30pm, and September 19 & 20 at 2:00 pm at the Mundelein High School Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased at   or at the door - prices are Adults $20, Seniors $15 and Children $10.
AUDITIONS for Kirk Players' production of The Velveteen Rabbit w
ill be held at St. Andrew's Church in Mundelein, located at 10 South Lake Street, on Monday, September 21st and Thursday, September 24th 7pm.  The show will perform at Kirk of the Lakes Church in Mundelein the first two weekends in December, the 5th & 6th, and the 12th & 13th.  Adults and children's roles (ages 7 and up) are available!  
Please submit your audition form electronically,  by September 18 by visiting our website at and clicking on the SUPPORT US tab and then the Audition Form.
Grand Dominion is accepting applications from crafters for its annual craft show on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event is open to original hand-made crafts from Grand Dominion residents and non-residents.  An application and information is available by calling 847-566-2403 or visiting Grand Dominion Lodge at 3555 Grand Dominion Circle, Mundelein.  Registration deadline is Sept. 18.  Non-resident crafters must submit photos of their crafts.
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