Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Deerfield police chief cautions citizens to watch out for their neighbors’ homes during spring break.
With the April 9 election less than two weeks away in Highland Park and Deerfield, more and more advertising is being left at people’s doors. Though this may not be a normal cause for alarm, a larger than usual number of people are out of town because of spring break increasing the circumstances where a burglary could occur. In Deerfield, this happened around at Christmas time. Earlier: Police Report 7 Christmas Car Burglaries The increased advertising being left at homes prompted Deerfield Police Chief John Sliozis to suggest people be more vigilant than usual for themselves and their neighbors. He suggests people collect the ad pieces and give it to their fellow citizens when they return. “It’s like the old neighborhood watch,” Sliozis …
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Looking for an activity for the kids while they're out of school for spring break? Check out these offerings from the Deerfield Park District.
From a sports camp to a spa day to a trip to the zoo, the Deerfield Park District has a week's worth of outings for your spring breaker.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Low cost but maximum fun staycation ideas
It’s Spring Break time again! If you are traveling, have a safe trip. If you are staying close to home, then get ready for some fun in your own living room. Get local news in a daily email from Patch. It's like getting a free newspaper. Learn more. Pinterest Week – My daughter and I love Pinterest. From craft ideas to recipes for mouthwatering chocolate treats to science experiments for kids, we pin all kinds of fun and creative ideas. However what is the fun of pinning, if you don't get to try out these ideas? Spring Break week is the perfect time to choose some of your favorite ideas and make it a party. Sit down with the kids and pick one activity or craft and one recipe to make every day of Spring Break. Invite some friends over to …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Check out the Deerfield Park District's options during spring vacation.
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Monday, February 25
Editor’s Note—This information is provided by the Deerfield Park District. Spring break is just around the corner and, for those sports-minded, elementary school-age children who will be in town, the Deerfield Park District offers a 5-day Sports Camp, March 25-29, at the Sachs Recreation Center. The week-long camp includes soccer, kickball, wiffleball, basketball and other activities, along with swim time in the indoor pool. Hours each day are from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Campers will get a break for lunch and plenty of time to work on skills, teamwork and sportsmanship, while having a good time. Students in Grades 1-5 who are looking for a different type of spring vacation activity should check out the Deerfield Park District’s Spring …
Friday, March 30, 2012
For one high school senior, it is a time for family while others spend time with friends. One group is building houses in Costa Rica.
While the term “Senior Spring Break” makes me think about kids partying and drinking on the beaches of Mexico, I feel that many seniors this year have taken a different approach to the last break of their high school careers. I am currently on a trip in Aspen with my family, not my friends. I have also run into multiple seniors on break with their families as well. The last school break from high school should be one to remember. I believe that spending time with family, instead of friends, is the best kind of senior Spring Break. Once we go off to college, we will make new friends whom we will spend time with each day. Family, on the other hand, will only be seen a few times a year. Choosing to spend this break with family or with …
Sunday, March 27, 2011
It's not all about Mexico anymore.
Everything senior year is the senior something. It’s the most important one of all four years and it’s supposed to be the biggest and best. One looks forward to their senior homecoming and their senior summer more than they do for the others. But this sentiment seems to ring the most true for senior spring break. This week is supposed to be special. It’s something parents and students believe is worked for and earned. In previous years, senior spring break has been groups of friends going to Mexico with a few parents. During these weeks, the beaches of places like Puerto Vallarta and Cancún are filled with families and college students from all over, but a great deal of high school seniors from the north shore as well. Plenty of people …