Thursday, December 6, 2012
Patch keeps you current on upcoming deadlines with the "Last Chance" feature.
- LOCAL CONNECTIONS
- Erin Sauder
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Nominations for the Holiday Decorations Contest are due Monday. Judging will take place Wednesday evening. Residents can nominate their own property or someone else’s. All that is needed is the property address. Montgomery Beautification Committee members will visit the nominated addresses in order to select the winners. A sign will be placed in front of the properties selected for an award. Owners are asked to leave these signs up through the holidays, and they will be collected after the holidays. Properties can be nominated via the village website at www.ci.montgomery.il.us, by calling Public Works at 630-896-9241 or by submitting the entry form on the back of this newsletter.
Monday, May 21, 2012
Your deadline is Friday at 4:30 to be included in the advertising for the spring community garage sale, organized by the village of Montgomery.
Hear that? It’s the sound of a clock, ticking away precious seconds, minutes and hours. Precious time is slipping away, and this is your last chance to grab it back. Which is why we call this particular weekly feature (drum roll, please) Last Chance. Each week, we’ll bring you a cool activity or deal with a deadline, one that’s coming right up. This week, it’s your last chance to be included in the village’s spring community garage sale, scheduled for June 7, 8 and 9. The village organizes these sales twice a year, and the money collected goes to the preservation of Settler’s Cottage. It costs 10 bucks to be included in the advertising for the sale, and on the official map. But you better hurry if you want to be involved – the deadline is …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The village of Montgomery is offering rain barrels at $65 a pop, but only until Friday.
Tick, tick, tick. That’s the sound of the clock winding down on another great opportunity. Welcome back to Last Chance, where we spotlight a community event or a deal with a deadline. This week, we’re talking about rain barrels, which the village of Montgomery is offering for the rock-bottom price of $65 each. These barrels are made of recycled plastic, and will allow you to capture rainwater for use in gardening, lawn watering and feeding house plants. They’re made available through the Conservation Foundation, which estimates that the average household uses 40 percent of its water in the yard. So the rain barrels will cut down on water bills. They’re equipped with screens to keep out insects and debris, and have a slot for a hose. Oh, …
Monday, May 7, 2012
You have until Wednesday to buy tickets for the Lincoln Highway historic bus tour on May 19.
Welcome back to another Last Chance, our regular series of opportunities with a deadline. Each time we run one of these, we’ll spotlight something interesting happening locally, and let you know how quickly you need to act to be part of it. For example, on May 19, a non-profit group of history enthusiasts called History Without Boundaries will launch a bus tour of significant local sites along the Lincoln Highway. The tour will start in Oswego, and hit sites in Aurora and Plainfield before returning. This is the second History Without Boundaries bus tour – they organized a Civil War-themed trip last year, with great success. This year’s tour will cost you $40, but if you want in, you need to act fast – your deadline is May 9. Which is …
Friday, April 6, 2012
April Adamo and Pat Schippers of Montgomery are in the running for a wedding sweepstakes. Today is your last chance to help them win it.
Welcome back to Last Chance, where time is always running out. The hourglass is down to its last few grains, the timer reads 0:02, the seconds are ticking by. You get what we mean. Each week in Last Chance, we’ll tell you about something happening in the community with an impending deadline. This week it’s something pretty cool—you can help a Montgomery couple win their dream wedding. April Adamo and Pat Schippers are up for the Eleven Eleven Wedding giveaway this year. You’ll remember them from our story on Isaac Parris, the Montgomery boy fighting brain cancer—April is Isaac’s mom. The mounting medical bills have drained the couple’s finances, and this contest will allow them to have the wedding they couldn’t otherwise afford. The prize …