Monday, March 19, 2012

First Eagle our Environmental Partner in Hanover Park

Pictured:  Bob Wachsmuth, Andy Salk, Pat Priestley, Paula Wegner, Rose Wageman, and Mikki Francione

First Eagle Bank Recognized for Green Efforts

First Eagle Bank has recently received 2 environmental awards.   The Village of Hanover Park Environmental Excellence Award was presented to the bank at the 2012 Awards Reception in January.   On February 29th, First Eagle Bank was awarded the Earth Flag from SCARCE.

First Eagle Bank’s Green Committee was formed in 2009.  The initial focus of the Green Committee was keeping the bank’s employees “green” through the 3-R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.  That effort resulted in reducing the banks volume of trash by 50%, thereby reducing the scheduled trash pick up from twice per week to once per week.  At the same time, the bank doubled its recycling capacity.  The employees recycle batteries, toner, ink cartridges and light bulbs.  Weekly Earth Alert! messages are sent bank-wide with tips and reminders on saving our environment.

For the past year the bank has been working closely with SCARCE (School and Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) and the Village of Hanover Park to expand its green efforts out into the community.  A “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” poster contest for local schools was sponsored by the bank in conjunction with the Village of Hanover Park  and with the support of SCARCE, that had 89 students participate.  First Eagle Bank held a community wide free shred day at both its DuPage and West Loop Locations, resulting in recycling ¾ ton of paper, saving 13 trees, 4 barrels of oil and 5,520 gallons of water.  This shred day also saved 225 cubit feet of space in the land fill.

In continuing to reach out to the community with environmental efforts, the bank invites you to stop in to receive a free reusable shopping bag!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Opportunities for young people to serve...

FACT SHEET: Innovative Cost-Saving Partnership to Strengthen Disaster Response and Expand Opportunities for Young People

On March 13, 2012, the White House announced an innovative partnership between the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to establish a FEMA-devoted unit of 1,600 service corps members within AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) solely devoted to disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

TownHall presentation Clerk of Circuit Court

The Inaugural Use of the Community Room in the new Police Headquarters

Pictured: Mr. Manhar Patel, Trustee Kemper, Mayor Craig, Clerk of Circuit Court Dorothy Brown, Trustee Roberts, Mr. J  Chatz, and Trustee Zimel

HP Park District Art Show

Hi friends,

Susan Mathews provides residents of Hanover Park with wonderful Art Monthly at the
Hanover Park Park District.  The shows are worth stopping by and seeing.
Thank you Susan,

A variety of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art is on display during the eighth annual Arts in Bartlett Members’ Show through March 28 in the Hanover Park Park District Community Center Gallery, 1919 Walnut Ave., Hanover Park. Participating artists are Fran Beltz, Linda Kinnaman, Bob LaBarre, Lucy Litvinenko,
Lambert Lucietto, Lin Louise Maxwell, Kathy Miller, Trish Panopoulos, Greta Pfeiffer, Joe Schatzinger, Gary Wollis, Sigrid Wonsil, and Huiran Zhang.          

A public reception for the artists will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, March 12 in the Community Center Gallery. Artists will be present at the reception. Most work is for sale. A price list is available in the gallery. Join us for wine and cheese!

Gallery hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays and other times by arrangement.

For more information, please contact Arts Coordinator Susan Matthews at, or call 630-837-2468.

Susan Matthews
Arts Coordinator
Hanover Park Park District
1919 Walnut Ave.
Hanover Park, IL  60133