Home Business Updates: Village Unveils New Website and Web Address; Wilmette 39 Music Recognition Program; Loyola Hosts Day of Service; Writers Theatre Announces Season Lineup

Updates: Village Unveils New Website and Web Address; Wilmette 39 Music Recognition Program; Loyola Hosts Day of Service; Writers Theatre Announces Season Lineup

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Updates: Village Unveils New Website and Web Address; Wilmette 39 Music Recognition Program; Loyola Hosts Day of Service; Writers Theatre Announces Season Lineup

The Village of Wilmette has launched a recent website with a brand new URL: Wilmette.gov. Previously, the location address was Wilmette.com.

A message from the Village says that the brand new site was approved as a part of the 2023 budget and was designed as a part of its effort to be more transparent and user-friendly for residents and visitors.

The village says the project team has worked for nine months to create a site that is straightforward to make use of and highlights probably the most commonly sought information.

Archived information, equivalent to past meeting documents (minutes, packets, etc.), will proceed to be added in the approaching weeks, in accordance with the Village.

Users can find government, community, business, and repair information at the highest of the page and might quickly access popular topics by clicking on the graphic buttons — linking to meeting agendas, bill payment, permit information, refuse collection details, and a service-request form — below the primary image.

A calendar can be available for upcoming village meetings and events.

With questions or concerns, contact the Village webmaster at webmaster@wilmette.com.

The Wilmette D39 High Five junior choir performs at a national educators conference in Chicago.

Wilmette music students earn high praise

The Wilmette Public Schools District 39 music program recently earned recognition for its instrumental music and choir performances.

In line with a release from the district, the Highcrest Hawk Band, Wilmette Junior High concert band, WJH symphonic band, and WJHA orchestra all took home top marks on the Illinois Grade School Music Association District 8 contest on March 8-9, earning a Division I rating.

Along with the instrumental music program, the WJHS honors choir and the district’s High Five junior choir were chosen to perform on the 2024 Organization of American Kodaly Educators Conference. Eight members of the High Five choir were chosen to be a part of a national group that performed for the conference on the Chicago Symphony Center.

“Now we have many outstanding music educators within the district who’re dedicated to developing our young and talented music students,” said Dr. Kari Cremascoli, District 39 superintendent, in the discharge. “Whether through our instrumental music programs of band and orchestra or vocally through our many music and choir programs, it’s wonderful to see the labor and artistic performance of so many be celebrated.”

Loyola families sort used books and prepare them for donation.

Loyola Day of Service advantages quite a few area nonprofits

Nearly 300 Loyola Academy parents, students, and incoming class members participated within the annual Family Mass and Day of Service on Sunday, March 24, in accordance with a release from the Wilmette school. The event has been a convention since 2013.

The service day began with community members purchasing items from Amazon wishlists, and this 12 months’s beneficiaries were Bernie’s Book Bank, Madonna Mission, and Loyola’s own tuition-assisted college-bound students.

Two service events took place, with one held before and after a Mass that was celebrated by campus ministers Rev. Stan Czarnecki and Deacon Arkadiusz Ciemiega.

Loyola families worked on 4 service projects in support of 4 different organizations. The primary project created college-bound bags for a few of Loyola’s tuition-assisted seniors. The second involved sorting through gently used children’s books that were donated throughout Spring Spirit Week for Bernie’s Book Bank. The third consisted of assembling reading booklets, quizzes, and flashcard packets for Madonna Mission, and the fourth project involved hosting a neighborhood cleanup, where volunteers helped collect trash around Loyola’s immediate community.

“Seeing so many families come together for a day of worship and repair to others makes me proud to be an element of the Rambler community,” said Liz Somer, event chair and current Loyola parent, in the discharge.

Writers Theatre unveils ’24-’25 productions

The Writers Theatre announced the small print of its 2024-’25 season, which begins with “Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812” (Sept. 5–Oct. 27). The season opens with the Chicago premiere of the play, which is nominated for 12 Tony Awards.

That is the second time that the corporate has collaborated with director/choreographer Katie Spelman and music director Matt Deitchman, following their successful two-year run of “Once.”

Also this season, Kimberly Senior returns to WT for a one-person comedic play “Every Good Thing” (Oct. 31-Jan. 5); Vanessa Severo will star as herself and as Frida in “Frida…A Self Portrait” (Jan. 23-Feb. 23), a brand new play written and directed by Severo; Braden Abraham will bring the Irish drama “Traditions” (April 3-May 4, 2025) to WT; and the world premiere of “Dhaba on Devon Avenue” (June 19-July 27, 2025), directed by Chay Yew, co-produced with TimeLine Theatre Company, concludes the season.

“This season will take us on a theatrical odyssey traversing landscapes each familiar and foreign, where the echoes of history mingle with the vibrancy of up to date life,” said Braden Abraham, the theater’s artistic director, in a press release. “From Russia and Ireland within the early 1800s to mid-Twentieth century Mexico to the current day in our beloved Chicago, these extraordinary plays are each an invite to have a good time the human spirit in all its wonder, complexity, and heart. The deliberately intimate setting at Writers, where you might be at all times near the actors, guarantees an unforgettable experience that can linger long after the performance ends.”

Discover more in regards to the productions and about tickets on the Writers Theatre website. Tickets are also available by calling the box office at (847) 242-6000.

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