The Huntley Farmside
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See Inside FU-e Board Minutes Library Family Date 35 cents Thursday, July 29,1999 The Himtley Faoxiside -to loao A Press Publications newspaperiir serving the Huntley community Vnlum Volume 39, Issue 30 'Showing' off Some members of the Huntley Harvestors 4-H Club take time to pose after judging of the 4-H Clothing and Textiles projects on July 21. Showing their projects are (from left to right) Kelly Sheehan, Amanda Knutson, Jenny Hahn (State Fair alternate in Sewing & Construction Hi and Fashion Revue categories), Undsey Lombard (State Fair alternate in Sewing & Textiles II), Stephanie Henning (State Fair alternate in Fashion Revue), and Courtney and Dayna Wilkerson. Huntley Library is open to public 'Family Fun Day' being planned to celebrate new, larger facility By Tim Anderson Press Publications The yearlong construction of the Himtley Area Public Library is now complete, and the entire community is in¬ vited to a celebration of the opening of the new, larger building. The library officially opened its doors to the public Tues¬ day. On Sunday, Aug. 8, "Family Fun Day" will be held as a way of introducing the facility to the public. "We thought it was appro¬ priate because such a large niunber of our patrons are fiamilies," said ^^ui-ginia Mar¬ avilla, durector of the Himtley Area Public Library. A special reception for ¦ OPEN, Page 2 "I think it is going to work out really well — and not just for the , immediate future. There is room to add on if there is a need in the future, which they probably will have to do at some point." Virginia Maravilla director Huntley Area Public Ubrary Residents encouraged to spend evening with neighbors By Tim Anderson Press Publications Nobotfy likes a neighbor who is a bu^bodly, but poUce and community activists say neighlrars who know and care for each other help thwart oiminal and gang activity in a town. The Huntley neighborhood group Communities Against Gangs is hoping residents take the time on Tuesday night to get acquainted. Block parties have akeady been scheduled on Woodstock, Sunset, Lincoln and West Main streets, and Commu¬ nities Against Gangs Presi¬ dent Betsey Warrington would lite to see more areas in the "T/ie idea is to promote awareness in our neighborhoods and on our blocks.'* Betsey Warrington preslderrt Communities Against Gangs village sign up as the evening approaches. The evening of block parties is being scheduled in con- jimction with National Night Out, which is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-commimily partnerships across the countiy. "You need to know whafs going on in your neighborhood to know when something is not right." Sgt. Tony Candlff McHenry County Sheriffs Department "The idea is to promote awareness in our neigh- boiiioods and on our blocks," Warrington said. She said other areas in the village could hold more in- fonnal activities if desued and that Communities Against Gangs could help the blocks set up a neighborhood party. Huntley police are en- coura^g residents to lock theu* doors, tum on outside lights and spend Tuesday evening outside with neigh¬ bors. Law-enforcement officials say they count on residents to report suspicious activity in theu- neighborhood. "You need to know what's going on in your neighborhood to ^ow when something is not right," said Sgt Tony Candiff of the McHenry County Sheriffs Department, who works with community organizations such as Com¬ munities Against Gangs to raise awareness atiout crime and gang prevention in the community. Warrington said neighbors should not hesitate to call police about suspicious ac¬ tivity. For example, Huntiey police recently received a call from a resident who noticed people swimming in the pool of neighbors who were on vaca¬ tion at the time. Police eventually discovered that the vacationing neigh¬ bors' relatives were swimming in the pool When the vaca¬ tioners retumed, though, they thanked their fellow neighbor for showing concem, War¬ rington said. For information on National NiiJit Out, caU the Huntiey Police Department at (847) 669-2141 or Warrington at (847) 669-3180.
|Title||The Huntley Farmside|
|Creator||The Huntley Farmside|
|Coverage||Huntley, Illinois, United States|
|Description||Weekly Newspaper from the Huntley Area Public Library Collection|
|Rights||This material may be protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17 U.S. Code).|
|Publisher||This Collection was digitized and loaded into CONTENTdm by OCLC Preservation Service Center (Bethlehem, PA) for the Huntley Area Public Library.|
|Source||Reproduction of library's print newspaper archives|