News Briefs: Glencoe’s Festival of Art all weekend; Green Bay Trail Day next Saturday; More West Nile mosquitoes locally
The free Glencoe Festival of Art enters its 13th year with more than 90 artists this Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, in downtown Glencoe.
On Park and Vernon avenues, the artists will show and sell everything from paintings and sculptures to jewelry and ceramics. The outdoor event is family- and dog-friendly and will include activities for children, art demonstrations and live music.
Art donations are being accepted and will be donated to Chicago Furniture bank, the release says.
According to a press release, the Glencoe Public Safety Department will have an increased presence at the evenut and event organizer, Amdur Productions, has hired private security.
Vernon Avenue reportedly will be closed between Tudor and Temple courts, and Park Avenue reportedly will close up to Village Court through Sunday, July 25.
Guests of the festival are asked to park in Glencoe’s Metra lots.
For more information and a map of the event, click here.
Parking Information: Visitors to the festival are encouraged to park in the Metra commuter lots.Traffic Impacts: Vernon Avenue will close to traffic between Tudor and Temple Courts and Park Avenue will close from the western boundary of downtown to Village Court starting Friday, July 22 at 5 p.m. through late Sunday, July 25.
The Friends of the Green Bay Trail are inviting all to join them for the third annual Green Bay Trail Day from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, July 30.
The scenic and serene trail will be filled with free activities, music and more from Shelton Park, 385 Green Bay Road in Glencoe, south to Hubbard Place in Winnetka.
A breakfast snack and beverage will be provided by Charles Schwab, while activities include a rope course, crafts, a bug box and photography tips.
Go Green Winnetka will be selling native plants, and Orphans of the Storm is bringing adoptable pets.
Guests can also give feedback on the improvement plans for the trail.
For more information about the event, including an activity map, visit the Friends of the Green Bay Trail website.
Wilmette, Winnetka latest local towns with West Nile mosquitoes
West-Nile-positive mosquitoes were found in North Shore Mosquito Abatement District traps collected July 18 from Wilmette and Winnetka, according to the a district press release.
They reportedly are the first traps from Wilmette and Winnetka to test positive this summer.
The abatement district has also identified West Nile mosquitoes in Glencoe, Evanston, Glenview, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Northbrook, Northfield and Skokie. The district regularly posts testing results on its website.
“While the risk of being infected with West Nile virus is low at this time, it is increasing,” the release says. “The NSMAD recommends that residents take personal protection measures to minimize mosquito bites including: using insect repellent, wearing loose fitting clothing, and avoiding peak mosquito feeding times during the hours around dawn and dusk.
“Residents are urged to examine their property and eliminate any items that can hold water, particularly smaller items that may be easily overlooked.”
This article was developed using publicly available information, such as press releases, municipal records and social media posts.