Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 12, 2019

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding Volunteer Orientation

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 12, 2019

Stage Coach Presents: Noises Off

Gut wrenching laughter and sardines is what Stage Coach Players is serving up audiences as they move forward with their 2019 summer season.  One of the funniest farces ever written, Noises Off, by Michael Frayn returns to DeKalb.  Noises Off revolves around the onstage, backstage (and backstage spilling into the onstage) happenings of a company of second-tier actors performing the first act of a creaky British sex farce set in a country house.

Directed by Josh Smith, who last directed White Christmas in 2014, the Tony Award winning comedy opens on August 1st and runs through August 11th.  A farce, Noises Off is essentially a play within a play.  As the curtain opens, we find the cast and crew rehearsing late on the night before the first performance, a new play called, “Nothing On.”  They are all stumbling through the first act.

The cast is completely unready, driving the director, Lloyd Dallas insane by missing entrances, losing lines, doors opening and closing when they shouldn’t and ill-prepared props.  Personal issues then complicate matters more.  You could call it an unqualified disaster.  Noises Off continues as the scene moves backstage of a matinee performance.  Problems have worsened as personalities clash to great comic effect.

Frayn said the idea for Noises Off came in 1970, when watching a comedy he had written the wings.  “It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.”  From that, history was made and not long after it closed on Broadway, Noises Off became one of the most produced comedies in community theatre around the country.

Of course Noises Off is one of the few plays to have had three runs on Broadway and be nominated for Tony Awards for each production, 1984, 2002 and most recently 2016.  Its original production garnered nominations for best play, best direction, featured actor and actress.

Performances for Noises Off are August 1st through August 3rd and August 9th and August 10th with a curtain time of 7:30, along with Sunday matinees on August 4th August 11th with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $15 each or $13 for seniors and children age 13 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit our online website at www.stagecoachplayers.com.  You can also call the Stage Coach box office which opens Sunday, June 23rd.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.  Come join us and share in the laughter!

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | July 1, 2019

Stage Coach Players The Mousetrap

Stage Coach Players presents the longest-running play in theatre history with the Queen of mystery’s most famous play, The Mousetrap.  Continuing its blockbuster season, Agatha Christie’s The Mousetrap will be produced from June 27th through July 7th.  A group of strangers stranded in a boarding house during a terrible snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer, try not to become the next victim.

Brad Shortridge, of Genoa is making his directorial debut with this drawing room mystery filled with secrets, scheming and murder.  The talented ensemble cast features Sarah Romero, (Lend Me A Tenor), Diane Madden (Harvey), Emmanuel Cockrell (The Little Mermaid), Riley Shortridge (A Christmas Chaos), and Greg Anderson who made his Stage Coach debut nearly 30 years ago in another Agatha Christie mystery, Witness For The Prosecution.

Others in the cast include newcomers Linda Whaley and Emelie Walton, David Kuhn (Night of the Living Dead) and Darren Whaley (Jekyll & Hyde) who plays the enigmatic Mr. Paravicini.  When asked what he hoped for the audiences.  “I hope that we are successful in keeping them guessing until the end.”  He added, “Ideally, they will change their mind on the identity of the killer several times throughout the show.”

The mystery takes place at Monkswell Manor, a guest house run by husband and wife Giles and Mollie Ralston.  As they wait for their four guests to arrive, they hear a radio report about a murder, which notes that police are looking for someone in a dark overcoat who was observed near the scene.  The guests arrive along with a stranger who’s car was overturned.  By the following morning, they are all snowed in.  Via telephone, the local constabulary inform them a Sergeant Trotter will be dispatched to the manor.

As such a popular mystery, The Mousetrap has been produced by Stage Coach Theatre before.  The last time in 2003.  In fact, Stage Coach Theatre has produced nine Christie plays over the years.

Performances for The Mousetrap are June 27th through June 29th and July 5th and 6th with a curtain time of 7:30, along with Sunday matinees on June 30th and July 7th with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $15 each or $13 for seniors and children age 13 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit our online website at www.stagecoachplayers.com.  You can also call the Stage Coach box office which opens Sunday, June 23rd.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.  Come join us to find out whodunnit!

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | June 28, 2019

Meet Me At The Fair – Pay-It Forward House

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | June 20, 2019

Lunch and Learn – Provided by The Bowker Jones Group

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | June 19, 2019

Family Barbeque & Alzheimer’s Awareness Fundraiser

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | June 6, 2019

Stage Coach Players The Mousetrap

Stage Coach Players entreats you to get caught in a trap of murder and intrigue as they carry on their 2019 season with an offering from the first lady of mystery.  The Mousetrap, the world’s longest running play, written by the most renowned author of mysteries, Agatha Christie, takes center stage this June.  A group of strangers is stranded in a boarding house during a horrendous snowstorm, one of whom is a murderer.

One of theatre’s best-known plays, The Mousetrap is directed by Brad Shortridge who is making his directorial debut with Stage Coach Players.  The murder mystery opens on June 27th and runs through July 7th at Stage Coach Theatre in DeKalb.  The mystery opens with the death of a woman and soon Monkswell Manor becomes home to a series of murders and the killer must be stopped before all of the guests and the owners have been duly dispatched.

Giles and Mollie Ralston are the couple who run the boarding house.  The guests of the Ralstons include a spinster with a curious background, an architect who seems better equipped to be a chef, a strange little man who claims his car has overturned in a drift, a judge who makes life miserable for everyone, and a retired Army major. Enter a police sergeant, traveling on skis who probes the background of everyone present, all along rattling a lot of skeletons in the closet.

The Mousetrap began life as a short radio play broadcast in May of 1947 called Three Blind Mice, the story originating from the real-life case of a twelve year old boy who died after he suffered extreme abuse while in the foster care of a Shropshire couple.  The play is based on a Christie short story, but she asked that it not be published as long as the play ran in the West End.  As The Mousetrap has run continuously on the West End since its opening, the short story has still not been published within the United Kingdom though it did appear in the United States in a 1950 collection of her works.  Stage Coach last produced The Mousetrap in 2003.

Performances for The Mousetrap are June 27th through June 29th and July 5th and July 6th with a curtain time of 7:30, along with Sunday matinees on June 30th and July 7th with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $15 each or $13 for seniors and children age 13 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit our online website at www.stagecoachplayers.com.  You can also call the Stage Coach box office which opens Sunday, June 23rd.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.  Come join us to find out whodunnit!

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Emilie Walton, Greg Anderson, Sarah Romero, Diane Madden, Emmanuel Cockrell and Riley Shortridge rehearse a scene from Stage Coach Players’ production of  The Mousetrap.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | May 30, 2019

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists present Scholarship

GENOA – Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is pleased to announce and present their annual Genoa Kingston High School 2019 Sports and HealtScholarship to Leea Perry.

Scholarship Winner 2019-Leea Perry

Leea Perry, a recently graduated senior at Genoa-Kingston High School, was chosen for her outstanding achievements in athletics, academics, and choice to pursue a career in the healthcare field. Leea is a National Honors Society member, team member of the Genoa-Kingston High School Volleyball and Softball teams for four years, served as Captain on both teams, and is a member of both Softball and Volleyball travel clubs. Leea also did numerous volunteer work through National Honors Society, animal shelters, food drives, and fundraisers. This fall, Leea will be attending Northern Illinois University majoring in Health Science.

Northern Rehab is pleased to acknowledge the sportsmanship, athletic and academic excellence, and competitive spirit displayed by this year’s recipient, and we support our community in their sports and academic accomplishments and those promoting active and healthy lifestyles. Northern Rehab extends our congratulations to Leea Perry!

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, voted DeKalb County’s Best Physical Therapists seven years in a row, blends the science of healing and the art of caring for fast, effective results. Their treatments help patients get back into life by restoring and promoting physical function, fitness and optimal quality of life in order to recover from injury, impairment or disease. A physician’s prescription is no longer required for physical therapy. This means you can start feeling better right away and be one step closer to living pain free. Choose Northern Rehab today, and stop letting pain control your life. With five offices in Genoa, DeKalb Sycamore Road, DeKalb Lincoln Highway, Rochelle, and Sandwich, new patients are now being accepted. For more information please visit northernrehabpt.com or call 815.784.6417. Additionally, you may find Northern Rehab on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | May 30, 2019

Century 21 Affiliated Welcomes Top Agents

  CENTURY 21 Affiliated Welcomes Three Top Agents from McCabe Realtors
DeKalb, IL (Grassroots Newswire) 5/28/2019 — CENTURY 21 Affiliated is pleased to announce that Sharon Rhoades, Nedra Ericson-Huntress and Jerry Wahlstrom have joined its firm after their managing broker at McCabe Realtors announced his retirement.

“We are thrilled to have Sharon, Nedra and Jerry join our team,” said Patty Martinez, Managing Broker for Century 21 Affiliated – DeKalb. “It’s an exciting time to be with the CENTURY 21 System as we increase our market presence in DeKalb.”
All three agents have over 40 years of experience and are excited to work with the No. 1 CENTURY 21 franchise in the world.

Martinez added, “Their experience in Real Estate will provide their buyers and sellers the best possible service. We can’t wait to see what Sharon, Nedra and Jerry will accomplish with CENTURY 21 Affiliated.”

About Century 21 Affiliated
CENTURY 21 Affiliated is a member of multiple listings services in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin with over 2,300 sales professionals and 100+ offices. CENTURY 21 Affiliated also specializes in worldwide relocation. At CENTURY 21 Affiliated, the customer comes first. The complete commitment to this philosophy is what has made CENTURY 21 Affiliated such a powerful force in the real estate industry. CENTURY 21 Affiliated has been ranked the number one CENTURY 21® franchise in the world for four years in a row and had over 20,000 transactions in 2018. Visit http://www.Century21Affiliated.com to learn more.
©2019 CENTURY 21 All Rights Reserved. CENTURY 21® and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered service marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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CENTURY 21 Affiliated Welcomes Melanie Walker
DeKalb, IL (Grassroots Newswire) 5/28/2019 — CENTURY 21 Affiliated is pleased to announce Melanie Walker has joined its firm. Walker recently passed her Broker’s exam on May 6, and immediately started with CENTURY 21 Affiliated.

“We are thrilled to have Melanie join our team,” said Patty Martinez of Century 21 Affiliated. “Her drive and dedication will be a perfect fit in our CENTURY 21 Affiliated office.”

Previously, Melanie worked in Banking and Sales before making the switch to Real Estate.

2018 was an incredible year for CENTURY 21 Affiliated with the company opening multiple new offices across all five states, and continually holding the CENTURY 21 record for the most transactions by a single CENTURY 21 company – 20,200+ units in 2018.

CENTURY 21 Affiliated is a full-service brokerage and currently serve 100+ locations across Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Florida.

About Century 21 Affiliated
CENTURY 21 Affiliated is a member of multiple listings services in Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin with over 2,300 sales professionals and 100+ offices. CENTURY 21 Affiliated also specializes in worldwide relocation. At CENTURY 21 Affiliated, the customer comes first. The complete commitment to this philosophy is what has made CENTURY 21 Affiliated such a powerful force in the real estate industry. CENTURY 21 Affiliated has been ranked the number one CENTURY 21® franchise in the world for four years in a row and had over 20,000 transactions in 2018. Visit http://www.Century21Affiliated.com to learn more.
©2019 CENTURY 21 All Rights Reserved. CENTURY 21® and the CENTURY 21 Logo are registered service marks owned by Century 21 Real Estate LLC. Each office is independently owned and operated.
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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | May 24, 2019

Stage Coach presents: Mamma Mia!

Paradise and the rekindling of lost love can be found this spring in DeKalb.  Opening on the fictional Greek Island of Kalokairi on May 30th and running through June 9th, the romantic musical comedy Mamma Mia! will take you miles away from our cool spring, set your feet a-dancing and make you sing in harmony.

ensemble (002)Mamma Mia! is the modern jukebox musical inspired by and featuring the songs of Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus of the 1970’s pop group ABBA.  The book was written by British playwright Catherine Johnson based on an original concept by producer Judy Craymer.  The plot revolves around a young bride to be, Sophie, who has grown up not knowing her father or who he is but puts a plan into motion in the hope she can change that.

Mamma Mia! is directed by Amanda Smothers, who last directed The Game’s Afoot in 2016.   Vocal direction is by Terri Crain Goodman with pit director Christine Monteiro.  The cast features newcomers Julie Martin as Donna and Ryan Marcotte as Sam.  Also featured are Blythe Schwaller (Lend Me A Tenor), Chase McIntoush (The Little Mermaid), Patrick Deering (Deathtrap), Jeff Hall (Jekyll & Hyde), Dorcas Keating (The Little Mermaid), and Allison Scigalski (The Little Mermaid).

Rounding out the cast are Alison Anderson, Celine Bennetts, Antoinette Binder, Zack Eckhardt, Leigh Foulk, Sabrina Helton, Brittani Jackson, Joel Ledbetter, John Linderoth, Emmaline  Linton, Jacob Morton, Andrew Russo, Andy Small, James Small.  The backstage ensemble Shannon Becker, Bryan Fowler, Scotty Fleetwood, Terri Crain Goodman, Keely Haag, Cheri Heinz, Cortney Jo Newby, and Tessa Poffenberger.

With all of the songs in Mamma Mia! being songs from the music catalogue of the pop group ABBA from 1974 to 1981, it’s difficult not to think back on those days in music, but the songs tend to transcend eras.  “While there are many things about that era a lot of us would want to forget, the music is fun, light and easy to sing along to,” said Patrick Deering, who plays Bill, one of the men who is potentially Sophie’s dad.  Adding, “My daughter is currently 20 years old, so there are a lot of connections to my real life.”

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