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  • Wilmette Park District
    Newspaper  Louis K. Gillson, Local News, 26 Feb 1916, p. 14     The Wilmette Park District wa organized in 1908 to create and maintain public parks. The organization was the suggestion of Mr. R. R. McCormick, then President of the Sanitary District, that the tract of land which would be created from earth extracted from the drainage canal under construction. Describes plans ...
    Newspaper  Louis K. Gillson, Local News, 26 Feb 1916, p. 14   The Wilmette Park District wa organized in 1908 to create and maintain public parks. The organization was the suggestion of Mr. R. R. McCormick, then President of the Sanitary District, ...
  • Gillson Park gets ghoulish
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Nov 2007, p. 11     Wilmette parents and children enjoyed a scavenger hunt, haunted hayrides, the pumpkin patch, fun houses and pizza Friday at the Halloween Happening in Gillson Park Photograph Michael Zummer, Sara Ann Duc and Alice ZUmmer; Tyler Kennedy age 5...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 1 Nov 2007, p. 11   Wilmette parents and children enjoyed a scavenger hunt, haunted hayrides, the pumpkin patch, fun houses and pizza Friday at the Halloween Happening in Gillson Park Photograph Michael Zummer, Sara Ann ...
  • Jack Combs enjoys a ride through recently completed Mallinckrodt Park with his father, John
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Nov 2007, Section Cover, p. 1     Story p.5...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Nov 2007, Section Cover, p. 1   Story p.5...
  • Citizens cheer completed park
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Nov 2007, 5, 6     More than 6,000 people voted to buy Mallinckrodt Park for the Wilmette Park District five years ago. It was finally completed late lat month. Lois and Art Solomon were deeply involved in saving the land for a park, but Art Solomon died in 2004 before it was completed. The SOlomons ...
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 8 Nov 2007, 5, 6   More than 6,000 people voted to buy Mallinckrodt Park for the Wilmette Park District five years ago. It was finally completed late lat month. Lois and Art Solomon were deeply ...
  • The Great Outdoors
    NewspaperImageText  Rob Hart, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 2012, 16, 17     Photographs taken at Gillson Park on Father's Day. Photographs Jackson Detting of Wilmette; Jack and Carey Farley of Wilmette with their three sons, Keane age 5, Declan age 3 and Cormac age 10 months; Zak Thompson, age 15, of Wilmette; John Thompson of Wilmette; Kevin Hart, age 8 of Wilmette; ...
    NewspaperImageText  Rob Hart, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 12 Jul 2012, 16, 17   Photographs taken at Gillson Park on Father's Day. Photographs Jackson Detting of Wilmette; Jack and Carey Farley of Wilmette with their three sons, Keane age 5, Declan age 3 and ...
  • District looks ahead to busy year
    NewspaperImageText  Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Feb 2008, p. 9     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Ken Goze, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Feb 2008, p. 9   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Board to allow ideas for park's renaming
    NewspaperImageText  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jan 2007, p. 9     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Jan 2007, p. 9   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Web streamlines Park District sign-ups
    NewspaperImageText  Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Apr 2009, p. 10     Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
    NewspaperImageText  Kimberly Fornek, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 2 Apr 2009, p. 10   Full article available at Wilmette Public Library.
  • Photo Susan Gaines-Gatto and John Kinzel planting flowers along Kenilworth Ave. for Friends of Thornwood Park
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 May 2001, p. 1     ...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 3 May 2001, p. 1   ...
  • Looking forward at the lake
    NewspaperImageText  Dan Luedert, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2012, Cover     Photograph Fred Fitzsimons, Commissioner John Lovany, Marie Shea, Park District Director Steve Wilson and Lakefront Commission member Charles Shea near Lakeview Center at Gillson Park. Story p.7
    NewspaperImageText  Dan Luedert, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2012, Cover   Photograph Fred Fitzsimons, Commissioner John Lovany, Marie Shea, Park District Director Steve Wilson and Lakefront Commission member Charles Shea near Lakeview Center at Gillson Park. Story p.7
  • Year of the lakefront
    NewspaperImageText  Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Dec 2012, Cover     Photograph Mike Boyer and Patrick Duffy, two residents leading the effort to keep open a small piece of land that fronts the lake. Area formerly named Elmwood Beach. Story p.18.
    NewspaperImageText  Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Dec 2012, Cover   Photograph Mike Boyer and Patrick Duffy, two residents leading the effort to keep open a small piece of land that fronts the lake. Area formerly named Elmwood Beach. Story p.18.
  • Prairie beauty reborn
    NewspaperImageText  Buzz Orr, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Aug 2012, Cover     Native plant specialist Charlotte Adelman of Wilmette looks over plants in the Centennial Prairie Garden in Wilmette. Story p.7. Photograph Charlotte Adelman.
    NewspaperImageText  Buzz Orr, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 30 Aug 2012, Cover   Native plant specialist Charlotte Adelman of Wilmette looks over plants in the Centennial Prairie Garden in Wilmette. Story p.7. Photograph Charlotte Adelman.
  • Terry Porter is retiring after 22 years as director of Wilmette Park District
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Dec 2007, Section Cover, p. 1     Color photograph Terry Porter, story p.7...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 20 Dec 2007, Section Cover, p. 1   Color photograph Terry Porter, story p.7...
  • Neighbors cry foul over ball park
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Apr 2007, 5, 12     Neighbors are opposed to a Wilmette Park District project to enhance the ball field at Thornwood Park Photograph Helen Franz, Ellen Largay (with infant daughter Mary and son Michael, 5) and Diane Schaffner, with son Miles...
    Newspaper  Irv Leavitt, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 5 Apr 2007, 5, 12   Neighbors are opposed to a Wilmette Park District project to enhance the ball field at Thornwood Park Photograph Helen Franz, Ellen Largay (with infant daughter Mary and son Michael, 5) ...
  • Down on the farm--in Glenview
    Newspaper  Sara Burrows, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 May 2007, A4     The Wagner Farm, operated by the Glenview Park District since 2000, was formerly run by the Wagner family from 1855 to 1997. It has been restored to approximately what it would have been in the 1920s, and is operated as a working farm providing educational opportunities to students and the ...
    Newspaper  Sara Burrows, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 10 May 2007, A4   The Wagner Farm, operated by the Glenview Park District since 2000, was formerly run by the Wagner family from 1855 to 1997. It has been restored to approximately what it ...
  • Harvest celebrated at Wagner Farm
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Oct 2007, p. 115     The first "Harvest Campfire at Wagner Farm," was held Sept. 29 at Glenview's Wagner Farm. Photographs Justin Horwitz, age 6, John McGregor of Northfield, age 4...
    Newspaper  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 11 Oct 2007, p. 115   The first "Harvest Campfire at Wagner Farm," was held Sept. 29 at Glenview's Wagner Farm. Photographs Justin Horwitz, age 6, John McGregor of Northfield, age 4...
  • Wilmette plans for lakefront's future
    NewspaperImageText  Rob Hart, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2012, 7, 10     this fall Wilmette Park Board members will see three possible master plan ideas developed by landscape architect JJR. List of suggestions developed by the district's lakefront commission to be incorporated into the plan. Comments by Terry Porter, Glen Noren, Charles Shea, John Olvaney, Mary Shea. Additional comments by resident Fred ...
    NewspaperImageText  Rob Hart, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 13 Sep 2012, 7, 10   this fall Wilmette Park Board members will see three possible master plan ideas developed by landscape architect JJR. List of suggestions developed by the district's lakefront commission to be incorporated ...
  • Lakefront tops 2012 stories
    NewspaperImageText  Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Dec 2012, 18, 19     Review of major news stories for the past year. Subheadings include: Village converts Elmwood Beach to nature preserve; District ponders trio of future for Gilson, Langdon parks; District ditches fence, hikes security; Wilmette Harbor management up for bid, debate; Hotel proposal leads to fight, lawsuit. Photograph Mike Boyer and Patrick ...
    NewspaperImageText  Curtis Lehmkuhl, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Dec 2012, 18, 19   Review of major news stories for the past year. Subheadings include: Village converts Elmwood Beach to nature preserve; District ponders trio of future for Gilson, Langdon parks; District ditches fence, ...
  • Neighbors take in fifth annual concert
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Aug 2009, p. 27     Several hundred neighbors enjoyed the Thornwood Park concert July 19 sponsored by Friends of Thornwood Park. Photograph Tony Lorenz and Bob Berland; Members of the Ellis family; Allie Weix...
    NewspaperImageText  Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 27 Aug 2009, p. 27   Several hundred neighbors enjoyed the Thornwood Park concert July 19 sponsored by Friends of Thornwood Park. Photograph Tony Lorenz and Bob Berland; Members of the Ellis family; Allie Weix...
  • Parks roll with heat, some cancellations
    NewspaperImageText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 5     The heat and heat index persuaded district officials to cancel or modify a number of programs such as outdoor summer camps and field trips to outdoor locations. Comments by Steve Wilson, Wilmette Park District Director. Photograph Julie and Bill Buckun of Wilmette on the beach at Gillson Park....
    NewspaperImageText  Routliffe, Kathy, Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 28 Jul 2011, p. 5   The heat and heat index persuaded district officials to cancel or modify a number of programs such as outdoor summer camps and field trips to outdoor locations. Comments by Steve ...
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