Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | November 13, 2018

Pre – Holiday Tasting & Tour

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | November 6, 2018

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Kishwaukee Symphony Associates appreciates the support it received at its “Supper and Songs” event held on October 23, at the Hillside Restaurant, DeKalb. The event raised money for the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Education Fund, dedicated to musical outreach initiatives for youth in our community.

“While our 44 guests enjoyed dinner, local musicians provided entertainment,” said Gretchen Moore, KSA president. “Thank you to Gavin Wilson, owner of the Hillside Restaurant, for hosting an amazing event with wonderful food and music! The musical performances were fantastic.” Music at the event was provided by: Gavin Wilson (vocals, keyboard, trumpet), Adam Wilson (vocals), Roger Hintzsche (guitar), Libby Witty (percussion), Jacob Maas (vocals, guitar), and Reilly Farrell (violin, keyboard).

“We also thank the community for helping us with our pledge to enhance music education opportunities for youth and children, especially those who are less fortunate,” said Moore. “Later this fall, the KSA Planning Committee will meet to determine the total funds raised. We have increasing inquiries from people wishing to back this worthwhile endeavor and hope to receive more funds by Christmas.” Donations to the KSO Music Education Fund may be mailed to the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates, P.O. Box 310, DeKalb, IL 60115.

For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, visit


Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 26, 2018

Luxury Townhomes in Sycamore

Brain Grainger is now building 55+ Luxury Townhomes for lease in Sycamore at the corner of Freed and Peace Road.   We are hosting the Grand Opening for the New Model on this Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26th from 1 to 6 p.m.

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 22, 2018

Northern Rehab Hosts Coat Drive

DEKALB – Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry. Needed items include new and gently used coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and other winter accessories.

All five Northern Rehab locations are serving as collection sites with clinics in DeKalb, Genoa, Rochelle, and Sandwich. Please drop off donated items between October 29 and November 16. Thank you in advance for your support and contribution! For additional information about Northern Rehab, please call 815.756.8524 or visit Additionally, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google +.

Deb Loitz

Director of Community Relations

Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists


My Office Hours: Tues/Wed/Thurs 9:00 am – 2:00 pm


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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 16, 2018

3rd Annual Trunk Or Treat ~ DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Buick GMC

DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Buick GMC is excited to announce that their 3rd  Annual Trunk or Treat Event will be held on Saturday, October 20th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 1925 Mercantile Drive in Sycamore.
Come join us for a free, family-friendly event for the entire community.  In addition to “Trick or Treating” from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m., there will be a costume contest from 3:30-4 p.m. with prizes awarded to the winners at 4:30 p.m.
The DeKalb High School girls’ track team will also be present to help pass out candy and judge the costume contest. In return, DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet Buick GMC will be donating $2,000 to the team to help them with travel expenses associated with their upcoming meets.
Bring your entire family & all your friends out to this fun family event!

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 16, 2018

Community Invited to Benefit Dinner for KSO’s Music Education Fund

The community is invited to “Supper and Songs,” a uniquely festive event, on Tuesday, October 23, 2018, from 6 to 8:30 pm, at The Hillside Restaurant, 121 N. 2nd Street, DeKalb. This special opportunity is presented by the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates’ Planning Committee to support the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s new Music Education Fund, dedicated to musical outreach initiatives for youth in our community.

Upon arrival at The Hillside Restaurant, guests may choose from a variety of entrees prepared especially for this occasion. Salad, dessert, coffee, and tea are included. Dinner guests may sit where they like, have a drink from the cash bar, and then enjoy their dinner, while being entertained with music featuring Gavin Wilson, The Hillside Restaurant owner, chef extraordinaire and multi-talented musician.

Reservations and checks will be accepted until Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

*$50, per person, for KSA members
*$60, per person, for non-members

Please make checks payable to “Kishwaukee Symphony Associates” and mail to:

Gretchen Moore
531 College Terrace
DeKalb, Illinois 60115

For more information about the Kishwaukee Symphony Associates and the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra, visit

Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 16, 2018



Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 10, 2018

NIU Open House of Continuing & Professional Education

The Northern Illinois University Office of Continuing and Professional Education (NIUCPE) cordially invites you to an Open House event for NIU and the community on Thursday, October 25 at the Monat Building, 148 N. 3rdSt., DeKalb from 3:30 – 5:30 p.m in the building lobby.

Refreshments will be provided at this free event along with information about upcoming programming and how NIUCPE can best work with different areas of NIU and the community to customize and create programs.

Those in attendance will also have opportunities for door prizes and NIU branded items. One door prize includes a pair of registrations to a Travel with the NIU Expert event in 2018.

NIUCPE is a one-stop shop for amazing non-credit programming for all ages. Our team believes that learning is a lifelong journey, which is why we provide dedicated programming for educators, working professionals, students at all levels, alumni and community members.

Feel free to visit our website at to see some of our upcoming events. Please send us your ideas and feel free to join our email list.

Questions can be directed to me by an email reply or calling 815-753-1456. Thank you!




Mark Pietrowski Jr.


NIU Continuing and Professional Education

Northern Illinois University

NIU Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) Faculty Advisor

Supportive Professional Staff Presidential Award for Excellence Recipient

2018 Edgar Fellow

NIU SPS Council Representative

NIU LGBT/Trans Ally

NIU Undocumented Community Ally

NIU Annuitants Member



Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 10, 2018

Voluntary Action Center Launches Volunteer Recruitment Campaign

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Posted by: sycamorechamberofcommerce | October 3, 2018

Stage Coaach Player’s Presents: Jekyll & Hyde

In the struggle between good and evil, we tend to root for a good man to defeat the evil man.  But when the good man and the evil man share the same body, things become a bit more interesting.  In Stage Coach Player’s final production of its main season, Jekyll & Hyde, Dr. Henry Jekyll must battle his internal demons in the form of Edward Hyde.   Jekyll & Hyde was written by Frank Wildhorn, Leslie Bricusse and Steve Cuden and is directed by Cortney Jo Newby with vocal direction by Hillary Rutten.

Based on the famous gothic novella, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, the story delves into the human psyche and its struggle between doing good and being a kind person or doing evil.  Dr. Jekyll, who is passionate and a romantic is driven to find a chemical breakthrough that can solve some of mankind’s most challenging medical dilemmas.  Rebuffed by those in powers, he makes himself the subject of his own experimental treatments and accidentally unleashes his inner demons along with the man that the world would come to know as Mr. Hyde.

Jekyll & Hyde is a rock pop opera and for that reason, isn’t done often.  There is very little dialogue with much of the show being sung by a talented group of actors.  The musical numbers contained in the show include “A New Life,” ”Someone Like You,” “This Is The Moment,” and “Once Upon A Dream.”  To get an idea of the music, the original Broadway cast recording can be heard via Spotify.  Or a sampling of the songs is available at the Music Theatre International website.

The 1997 Broadway production of Jekyll & Hyde garnered four Tony Award nominations for best costume design, best lighting design, best book for a musical and best actor in a musical for Robert Cuccioli for his portrayal of Jekyll and Hyde.  Cuccioli won both a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award while Linda Eder won Theater World Award for her portrayal of Lucy Harris.  Jekyll & Hyde contains adult themes and material and may not be suitable for kids aged 13 and under.

Performances for Jekyll & Hyde are October 24th through October 27th and November 1st through November 3rd with a curtain time of 7:30, along with a Saturday matinee on October 27th and a Sunday matinee on November 4th with a curtain time of 2:00.  Tickets are $20 each or $18 for seniors and children age 13 and under.  To purchase tickets, visit our online website at  You can also call the Stage Coach box office which opens Sunday, September 16th.  The phone number is 815-758-1940.


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