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ThePizzoCompaniesGoingnativeSycamoreAntiquesWheretreasuresawaitGordonHardwareHomeandgardenhelpBigRockHistoricalSocietyPreciouspast 4 55LIFESTYLEAsanationwearefascinatedbyshowslikeAmericanPickersPawnStarsandAntiquesRoadshow.Sometimesweresofocusedonrelivingtheexperiencesofotherpeoplewhoarediscoveringtreasureinout-of-the-wayplacesthatweforgethoweasyitistoputdowntheremotegetoffthecouchandgetoutthereonourowntreasurehunt.ArearesidentsdonthavetotravelfartondatroveofestatejewelryvintagestonewareDepression-eraglassfurniturefromthe1800sandoriginalartworkthatwillundoubtedlysatisfytheirneedforablastfromthepast.Bestofalltheseitemsarentjustpixelsonatelevisionscreen.Hand-paintedporcelainhastobetouchedtobeappreciated.Agedoakmustbetouchedtobringbacktherealityofthepast.Thestrokesofanoilpaintinghavetobeexaminedcloselytoappreciatethegeniusofthepainter.ThispalpableexperienceisavailabletoanyonewillingtomakethetriptoSycamoreAntiquesinSycamoreDontthrowthepastawayYoumightneeditsomerainydayDreamscancometrueagainWheneverythingoldisnewagainPeterW.AllenIllinoisandifyouthinkyouneedtoknowaChippendalechairfromareclinertogetstartedthinkagain.JamesandAnnTuckertheownersofSycamoreAntiquesfeelpotentialbrowsersareoftenintimidatedbyantiquestoresthesamewaypeoplemaybeintimidatedbyclassicalmusicperformances.Theymaynotfeeltheyknowenoughaboutolderitemsortheirvalues.JamesandAnnwouldrespondthatitisjustafunexperienceandthattherearenoexpectationsotherthantowonderattheamazingremnantsfromourpast.SycamoreAntiquesisntaplacewhereyouneedtoworryaboutalackofknowledge.Wearealwayshappytodiscussourinventorywithourcustomers.WefeelourpricesarefairAnnstresses.Wetellourcustomersthisisntamuseum.Itsastore.Theirlocationat320WestStateStreetinhistoricdowntownSycamoreisbrimmingwithoptionsforOWNERSJamesAnnTucker 8 9 10 11 12 13WHENCOACHMASONTALKSHISPLAYERSLISTEN. 14Ivebeenblessedtoworkwithreallygreatpeople. 15 20 21 22ARCHIVE22pouredbasementinalmostperfectcondition.TheglassinsomeofthewindowsisoriginalsaysGary.Wehaveintentionallynotreplacedthosesothatwecouldcombinesomeoftheoldwiththenewandhaveakindoflivinghistory.Buttohavethiswholeplacemovedfromoverthereacrosseldsyouwouldthinkalloftheglasswouldbebroken.Itsincredible.ItwasamiraclethehousemoveandlibraryprojectcametogethersaysSandiFrostpastSocietyboardmember.WehadnomoneyandreliedsolelyonvolunteerlaborandyetthedreamwasrealizedTheSocietysmembersandplentyofcommunityvolunteerspitchedintohelptransformtheoldhouseintoausablelibrary.CharlotteandotherSocietymembersspenthoursstrippingandrenishingallofthehomesbeautifuloriginalwoodwork.ThelocalBoyScoutsandtheirparentsdonatedtreesshrubsandlaborhourstolandscapetheexteriorandtheCubScoutsstillcomeeveryyeartoplantowersandmulchthebeds.ForhisEagleScoutawardGermanArroyoJr.installedallofthelibrarysmetalshelvingandErinHellwigoftheGirlScoutswhowaslessthanimpressedwiththebeigewallsinthebasementchildrensareaofferedtopaintanddecoratetheareaforherGoldAward.Todaythebuildingbreathescharmandcomfortthroughoutfromthereadingnookonthesecondoorcompletewithanoverstuffedcouchandarmchairtothecheerfulcolorfulkidsspaceinthebasement.Thebeautifulwoodworkoriginallightxturesrichhardwoodoorsandhugewindowsallbeckonthecasualbrowsertositdownwithagoodbook.Andwiththelibraryscollectionofmorethan10000volumesincludingctionnonctionreferencechildrensandaudioandvideorecordingsthereaderhasplentyofoptions.MaryHaugethelibrarysvolunteerdirectordonatescountlesshourskeepingthelibraryscollectionfreshandrelevant.JustafewyearsaftertheSocietycompletedthemammothtaskofmovingthehouseandopeningalibrarytheOldBarnMuseuminNewarkIllinoisclosedandneededtosplititsextensivecollectionamonglocalnot-for-protorganizations.TheSocietywelcomedpartofthatcollectionandthesecondoorofthelibrarynowdoublesasmuseumspace.Oneroomhousesarotatingdisplay.CurrentlyTheOregonTrailMaryHaugehascompletelyorganizedthelibraryandwithoutherdedicationitislikelytheBigRockLibrarywouldnotbewhatitistoday.CharlotteMiller 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27SATURDAYSGENOAMay24October25LastSaturdayotheMonthexceptLaborDayGenoaOpenAirMarket900a.m.200p.m.atthecorneroMainandS.GenoaStreets.SUNDAYSSYCAMOREJune1September28SycamoreFarmersMarket1000a.m.200p.m.atthecorneroSomonaukandElmStreets.THURSDAYSDEKALBJune5September25DeKalbsFarmersMarketTimeTBAinVanBuerPlazaacrossromtheEgyptianTheatre.SATURDAYSHINCKLEYJulySeptemberHinckleyFarmersMarket900a.m.1200p.m.intheHinckleyFreshMarketparkinglotatthecorneroRoute30andSomonaukRoad.EVENTS27SpringCalendarBIGROCKDEKALBGENEVAGENOAHINKLEYMALTASOMONAUKSYCAMORECLASSICSCommunityColorKeyClassicsEventsFormoreinformationonClassicseventsvisitwww.ResourceClassics.comorcall815-748-1614MARCH20HOOPSANDHAMRAFFLEHINCKLEYComeonoutoranightounandentertainmentatJKHalMoonortheannualHoopsandHamRaesponsoredbytheHinckleyLionsClub.InocontactToddPrellbergat815286-9326.MARCH27COMMUNITYEXPODEKALBOver200businessesshowcaseinthisannualcommunityexpohostedbyDeKalbandSycamoreChambers.Visitwww.cityosycamore.comorwww.dekalb.orgormoreinormation.MARCH29CHILDRENSSTORYPARADEHINCKLEYBIG-ROCKThelittleonescancomeenjoyastoryortwoacratandanindoororoutdoorparadeattheHinckleyBig-Rocklibrary.TheourthSaturdayothemonthat1030a.m.Gotowww.bigrocklibrary.org.MARCH31BOOKDISCUSSIONGROUPHINCKLEYBIG-ROCKBringabookthatyouhavereadandshareashortsummaryattheHinckley-BigRocklibrary.EveryothermonthonthelastMondayothemonth.Gotowww.bigrocklibrary.org.APRIL6JACKHANNAINTOTHEWILDDEKALBJungleJacksliveshoweaturesmanyohisavoriteanimalriends.CalltheEgyptianTheatreat815758-1215orvisitwww.egyptiantheatre.orgortickets.APRIL16TASTEOFSPRINGSYCAMOREThe4thannualTasteoSpringindowntownSycamoreeaturesaprogressivewineandappetizersamplingatanumberodowntownbusinesses.500p.m.-700p.m.Guestsmustbe21orovertoparticipate.Ticketsare5perperson.Formoreinormationvisitwww.discoversycamore.comorcalltheSycamoreChamberoCommerceat815895-3456.APRIL25REDHATDAYGENOARedHattersllthedowntownwiththeirownbrandoun.www.genoamainstreet.comAPRIL26HHSANNUALDINNERANDAUCTIONHINCKLEYTheHinckleyHistoricalSocietywillhostitsAnnualDinnerandAuctionintheHinckleyBig-RockHighSchoolcaeteria.FormoreinormationcontactGeorgeHubertat815286-7434.MAY3SPRINGCONCERTSHOSTAKOVICHANDSTEELDEKALBKishwaukeeSymphonyOrchestrawillpresentSymphonyNo.10byDmitriShostakovichandtherewillbeselectionsbytheNorthernIllinoisUniversitySteelBand.Concertwillbeat730p.m.intheNIUBoutellMemorialConcertHall.Forticketinormationvisitwww.kishorchestra.org.MAY10SPOTTHEDOGHINCKLEYBIG-ROCKBringthelittleonesouttomeetSpotandcheckoutsomenewbooksattheHinckleyBig-RockLibraryGotowww.bigrocklibrary.org.MAY13TUESDAYSONTHETOWNSYCAMORETherewillbevarietyoamily-riendlyactivitieseachmonthandallothedowntownbusinesseswillbeopenlateandeaturingspecialofersVisitwww.discoversycamore.comMAY18ANSWERSFOREMMETT5KRUNGENEVAComeouttoenjoyadaywithyouramilytosupportaworthycauseSuddenUnexplainedDeathinChildhoodSUDC.Signuporatoddlersprinta400Myouthrun5Krunwalkandenjoyoodandunamilyactivities.Formoreinormationgotohttpsrunsignup.comRaceILGenevaAnswersorEmmettMAY26MEMORIALDAYBBQSOMONAUKBringtheamilyoutoranawesomedayattheSomonaukEducationBoostersMemorialDayBBQ.Formoreinormationgotowww.somonauk.netMAY31JUNE1NORTHERNILLINOISARTSHOWSYCAMOREHeldeachspringinSycamoreIllinoisontheDekalbCountyCourthouselawntheNorthernIllinoisArtShoweaturestheworkoartistsromacrosstheMidwest.Formoreinormationgotowww.kval.usorcallTamaraShriverat815758-2606.APRIL6NEWMEMBERWELCOMECLASSICSCLUBTheClassicsTeamcelebrateswithalloourmembersannuallyatthisevent.PleasehelpuswelcomethenewestClassicsmembersandenjoyadessertreceptionrom200p.m.400p.m.TherewillbeliveentertainmentReservationsbyMarch25.MAY13PURDUEVARSITYGLEECLUBCLASSICSCLUBPurdueVarsityGleeClubwithDinnerattheTheatreattheCenterMunsterIndiana.ReservationsbyApril10.JUNE5LADIESNIGHTOUTSYCAMOREWearpinkandcometoSycamoresLadiesNightOutrom400p.m.800p.m.EnjoyagreateveningooodunandshoppinginsupportocancerawarenessandresearchhostedbyDDJewelers.Call815895-3456orvisitwww.discoversycamore.comormoreinormation.JUNE68MALTADAYSMALTAAun-lledweekendeaturingasoundstagecarnivalpettingzoobingooodcratsbeergarden5Krunparadeandmore.Visitwww.villageomalta.comormoreinormation.JUNE8CARSHOWHINCKLEYCruiseondowntotheHinckleyLionsClubCarShoworaunamilydayinPioneerPark.ContactJerryBahlat815286-3319ormoreinormation.JUNE10SUMMERONSTATESYCAMOREGatheryouramilylawnchairsandblanketsoranightounindowntownSycamore.Beginningatduskenjoyareemovie.FormoreinormationcontacttheSycamoreChamberat815895-3456.JUNE1114GENOADAYSGENOAComecelebratewithamilyandriendsandllyourdaywithridesgamesoodbandscontestsaparadeandBrettsRun5K.www.genoamainstreet.comJUNE1214TREASURESINTHEATTICSYCAMOREVisitthiscitywideestateyardandsidewalksaleevent.Therewillbeasmanyas100salesacrosstownmanyowhichwillbemulti-housesales.www.discoversycamore.comJUNE1314MOREON34SOMONAUKOverahundredmilesoantiquestreasuresandodditiesalongRoute34.BuyersandSellersarewelcomeFormoreinormationvisitwww.moreon34.comorcalltheSandwichAreaChamberoCommerceat815312-4963. 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