Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | December 20, 2019

Hey Huskie Fans –

We are REALLY BACK HOME!  Please join us Thursday and Friday for some great basketball.

Can’t wait to see you all!

  • COMPASS CHALLENGE (Game 1 at 4:30 / Game 2 @ 7:00)
  • Star Wars Night
  • Toy Drive


NIU starwars

Go Huskies!

Lisa Carlsen

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | August 22, 2019

Kiwanis Annual Draw Down & Silent Auction


2020 Brown Isabella - photo
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, led by Music Director and Conductor Linc Smelser, will be performing two upcoming concerts. On Saturday, February 22, the KSO presents the Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert, and on Saturday, March 7, the KSO presents its Spring Pops Concert. Both performances begin at 7:30 pm in the Northern Illinois University Music Building’s Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, DeKalb.

Featured on the February program:
Mazeppa, S. 100 by Franz Liszt
Czech Suite in D Major, Op. 39 by Antonín Dvořák
Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Major, Op. 61 by Ludwig van Beethoven, soloist Isabella Brown, 2020 Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition winner

Students (with a valid school ID) and children are invited to attend this concert free of charge. Individual ticket prices are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors age 62 and older.

Violinist Isabella Brown, 17 years old, is a scholarship fellow at the Music Institute of Chicago’s Academy and studies violin with Almita Vamos. This past summer, Brown was awarded a top prize in the Cooper International Violin Competition and consequently had the privilege of performing the Dvořák Violin Concerto in Severance Hall with the Cleveland Orchestra. For more information about Brown, visit

The concerto competition and concert are performed in memory of Arthur Dale Montzka, the conductor of the KSO for more than 20 years. Montzka especially enjoyed working with young people, and he encouraged his private- and public-school students to join the orchestra. Knowing there were many exceptionally talented young players in the area, he established the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition. Since its inception in 1985, more than 150 musicians have auditioned to play with the orchestra and over four dozen have been selected for that opportunity. Many concerto competition winners have gone on to prestigious schools of music and successful artistic careers.

This concert is supported in part by the Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund of the DeKalb County Community Foundation.

The KSO will perform several pieces on its program Saturday, March 7, including Carmen Suite by Georges Bizet; Music from Cats by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Star Wars (Main Title) by John Williams; and other popular cinematic and familiar selections.

Tickets go on sale 30 minutes prior to each concert in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall lobby of the NIU Music Building. All seats are general admission (no reserved seating); it is recommended to arrive early. Individual ticket prices for this concert are $18 for adults, $15 for seniors age 62 and older, and $7 for students (with a valid school ID) and $7 for children younger than 12.

Visit for information about purchasing tickets online. Tickets also may be purchased by calling the Egyptian Theatre Box Office at 815.758.1225 or in person at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street, DeKalb, between 3 and 6 pm on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, with cash, check or credit card.

WNIU/WNIJ is the radio station sponsor for the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, featuring KSO concerts broadcast on select Monday nights on WNIU’s Encore! program.

Changes in programs, dates, times, and location of concerts will be posted on the website.

For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, please call 815.756.3728 or visit and on Facebook.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 19, 2020

Art Show to Feature Opportunity House Artists


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 19, 2020

Hey Huskie Fans

This Saturday, February 22 is a BIG day at the Convocation Center.  It’s DOUBLE HEADER basketball vs the Chips of Central Michigan!
NIUBesides great basketball, you won’t want to miss:

  • Replica jersey give away
  • Mission and Mini Mish will be on hand
  • Kids Zone will be open
  • Victor E Pub will be open
  • Post game autographs

Join us for a great day of all things NIU Basketball!
Go Huskies
Lisa Carlsen



Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 18, 2020


Get your game on and come on out for Bingo this Wednesday evening at the Sycamore Veterans Club! The fun begins at 7:15 p.m. Early-bird games start around 6:15 p.m.
121 S. California Street
Sycamore, IL
Find us on Facebook – Sycamore Vets Club

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 14, 2020

Celebrate 45 Years of Service with VAC

VAC Blog

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 13, 2020

BBQ Dinner to Benefit Pay-It-Forward House


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 12, 2020

Bingo This Wednesday!

Come on over to the Sycamore Veterans Club this Wednesday evening for Bingo! The fun starts at 7:15 p.m. Early-bird games start around 6:15 p.m.
121 S. California Street
Sycamore, IL
Find us on Facebook – Sycamore Vets Club

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 11, 2020

Hey Huskie Fans!

Tomorrow is our LAST Coffee with Carlsen for the season.  It’s a loaded program you won’t want to miss!
Wednesday is also our annual POTP clinic – please make sure all Young Huskie fans know and take advantage of this wonderful opportunity.
While we WILL be wearing PINK on Wednesday, Saturday’s game vs Western Michigan is our annual Play 4 Kay game.  There are a number of ways to donate to this initiative.

During the month of February, basketball teams around the country will be participating in the Play4Kay National Free Throw Challenge benefitting the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. Players, coaches and fans will be uniting in an effort to extend and improve the lives of all women battling cancer by raising money for research and assisting the underserved.


We will also be selling T-shirts at the game on Saturday.

Hope to see you all tomorrow morning!

Go Huskies!
Lisa Carlsen


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 10, 2020

Support Safe Passage

LOVE flyer 2020 PNG

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | February 8, 2020

BBQ Fundraiser for Sycamore Public Library

Come on out this evening for the Friends of the Sycamore Library 2nd Annual Barbecue Fundraiser at the Sycamore IL Post 5768 Veterans of Foreign Wars and Auxiliary. Enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner sponsored by the Country Store & Catering while helping to fund new projects for the Sycamore Public Library.
Ticket Prices:$15 per plate, Ages 5 and under: Free

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