News Briefs: Recycle those pumpkins; Valentina moves in; Food drive begins
Local communities are encouraging residents to get rid of their pumpkins and have fun at the same time.
In Wilmette, Go Green Wilmette and the Village are teaming for the annual Pumpkin Pitch from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in two locations: Village Hall parking lot, 1200 Wilmette Ave., and Centennial Park parking lot, 2300 Old Glenview Road.
Guests can toss their pumpkins into provided dumpsters and they will be composted.
Glencoe’s version of the event, the Pumpkin Smash, will occur the same day, Saturday, Nov. 6, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Community Garden, 380 Old Green Bay Road.
Residents can bring pumpkins and smash them into the provided dumpster for composting.
Valentina takes marquee location in Winnetka
The prized storefront at Elm and Chestnut in downtown Winnetka is filled.
Valentina boutique moved its third location to the space at 538 Elm Street, the former home of Berkshire Hathaway.
The real estate firm moved out of the location in January, downsizing to 839-841 Elm St. The first serious applicant was another brokerage, Coldwell Banker, which proposed moving from 568 Lincoln Ave.
The proposal was met with resident pushback, and Coldwell Banker scrapped the plans, clearing the way for Valentina.
The boutique, which has locations in Glencoe and Lake Forest, held a grand opening on Oct. 14.
Grammar-school students start food drive
Students at West School in Glencoe are collecting donations until Nov. 12 for a food drive benefitting New Trier Township Food Pantry.
The drive, which began on Oct. 24, is specifically looking for cereal and oatmeal, canned fruit, brown and white rice, salad dressings, juices, laundry detergent, and paper towels.
In the drive’s flyers, the Township makes note that cereals other than Cheerios are appreciated.
Donations are accepted at West School, 1010 Forestway Drive, near the front office and outside each classroom.
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