Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Agreement between two park districts allows resident rates for other community's pool and beach passes, and has resulted in increases in use for both, 'Wilmette Life' reports.
A deal struck betweeen the Glencoe and Northbrook park districts has seen great success this summer season, according to Wilmette News. More than 700 Northbrook residents purchased Glencoe beach passes for the 2012 season, while nearly 50 Glencoe residents bought pool passes to have access at Northbrook's two aquatic centers, the article reports. Both communities are offering resident rates to the other as part of the agreement. Similar partnerships between Glenview and Wilmette and Winnetka and Wilmette were terminated in the past due to lack of partication, Wilmette news reported.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Organizers say exercise class fills a true need for programs designed specifically for seniors on the North Shore.
North Shore senior citizens are invited to take part in the Senior Fitness Start Up! at Glencoe Park District's Takiff Center starting Wednesday, July 11. The fitness class, sponsored by Family Service of Glencoe and the Glencoe Park District, will be taught by nationally certified fitness coach Mark Cibrario. "When I was speaking to a group recently about aging well, the seniors I was with expressed a need for a class just like this, and Mark was strongly recommended due to his background working with senior fitness," said Joan Merlo, LCSW at Family Service of Glencoe. The first session will be held Wednesday, July 11, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. and the cost is $20 per session. Seniors are not required to live in Glencoe to take advantage of…
Friday, July 6, 2012
Don Van Arsdale, former executive director of the park district, suddenly resigned June 28, and new details show possible reasons for his quick departure.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Discussions about starting to charge Donald Van Arsdale rent in his previously rent-free Glencoe home were on the table amid resignation, 'Glencoe Trib Local' reports.
The potential reasons for former Glencoe Park District Executive Director Donald Van Arsdale's sudden resignation could relate to park district board members questioning his living rent-free in a Glencoe home, according to Glencoe Trib Local. Park Board Commissioner Trent Cornell reportedly had been checking into the practice of not charging rent to executive directors of the park district citing IRS concerns, according to the article. Discussions were on the table to begin charging Van Arsdale rent. The practice reportedly dates back to 1965. During the discussions, Van Arsdale abruptly resigned from his post. He submitted his resignation letter on June 27, which was effective immediately. At a special meeting held on June 28, Steve …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Resignation from Donald P. Van Arsdale was submitted Wednesday and effective that day according to a press release from the park district; at a special meeting tonight the resignation will be accepted and interim replacement named.
Glencoe Park Disrict Executive Director Donald P. Van Arsdale resigned Wednesday, on the day he submitted his resignation letter, according to a press release on the Glencoe Park District website. Van Arsdale served in the position for three years, according to the press release. "It has been a real pleasure working with you these past three years. I admire and hold each of you in the highest of esteem," Van Arsdale wrote in a memo to staff included in the release. According to an article from Glencoe News, park district commissioner Hilary Lee is quoted as saying Van Arsdale was asked to resign. Also in the park district press release, Maxine Retsky, park district board president, said "We thank Don for his three years of service to …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Jurisdiction for the 66-foot-wide beach should transfer from village to park district leadership, says Joe Keefe.
Monday, July 11, 2011
The concert was held on Sunday, July 10.
Piano music could be heard floating across Glencoe Beach Sunday evening as the Glencoe Park District hosted one of its free summer concerts. This week "Dueling Pianos" came to the sandy venue. Rusty Northrop and Dave Puszykowski, of Midwest Dueling Pianos, provided the entertainment for the night. Emily Vanderkamp, Manager of Recreation Services for the Glencoe Park District, said the event aims to bring in a variety of musical genres as to accommodate different tastes. She also stressed that admission to the beach for the event is free to residents and guests of residents, and is also heavily discounted for nonresidents. The next concert will be held July 31st and will feature the "New Invaders", a flashback to the music of the 60's …
The concert was held on Sunday, July 10.
Piano music could be heard floating across Glencoe Beach Sunday evening as the Glencoe Park District hosted one of its free summer concerts. Click through the photos to get a feel for the action.