August 7, 2019
Dear Village Resident ,
Boy Scout Landon Simecek was seeking
a project to become an Eagle Scout, so he chose to build the columns for our four new "Welcome to Spring Grove" signs. He spent many months planning all aspects of the project, then supervised and helped a group of volunteers to construct them. He also collected donations of $4,000 to cover the cost of the pavers. Thank you, Landon, for all your hard work - the signs look great - and congratulations on earning your Eagle Scout rating! Thanks also goes out to Parks Chairperson Bob McMahon for overseeing the project, village staff, and Rainbow Signs for the production and installation of the signs.
Welcome New Business
Announcing the opening of Network Technology Innovations, Inc. Business partners Tim Oeffling, a RBCHS alumnus, and Scott Besaw, have worked together in the Telecommunications industry since 2008, joining to create NTI in April of 2019. With 33 years of combined experience in the low voltage cabling industry, they bring a complete knowledge base and strong work ethic to NTI, focusing on a commercial industrial base. They take pride in the quality of their design and their commitment to the highest level of customer satisfaction. “We think of our clients not only as customers, but as partners in business, and we are committed to looking out for what is best for each company’s unique needs.” Visit them here or call 815.790.3891. Located at 7709 Blivin.
Survey Closes this Friday
Spring Grove residents - don't forget to take the golf cart and recreational off-highway vehicle survey by Friday, when it closes. The Village is seeking your input on a proposal to allow these types of vehicles on designated village streets where the posted speed limit is 35 mph or less. Take the survey here .
If You Like to Paddle, Join the Club!
A few months ago resident Krista Ruhnke took it upon herself to form a paddling club. It's important to paddle with a buddy and she needed one. So, she attended a McHenry County Conservation District talk about the Nippersink and at the end she addressed the large group to say she was starting a club. Nineteen people signed up that night and now the group is up to 40. Her goal is to have 100 members by the end of 2019 so she'd love to have you join them! View and join their Facebook group or call Krista at 815-701-8339 for more information.
Come Hang Out at The Grove
Come hang out on the patio this weekend and listen to:
  • Gritman and Moran this Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Tony Amber this Friday from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Ed Peterson this Saturday from 6:30-9:30pm
  • Marie Martens Blues Jam this Sunday, from 2 - 5:00pm
The Grove Pub & Grill is located at 2008 Main Street.
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This Week's Solicitors
A solicitor from Vivint Solar will be in town until August 15. Point Pest Control's solicitor permit is good through tomorrow, August 8. Please note that the village does not do background checks on businesses, only the individual solicitors.
Photo of the Week
This nest of cute newborns hatched by the kitchen door of the Torres-Negron family in the Oak Valley Hills subdivision. If you have a photo of Spring Grove you would like to share, email it here .
Color Fun Run and Fun Fair at NMS
Nippersink Middle School is hosting a Color Fun Run and Fun Fair on Sunday, September 15, from 12 - 3pm at NMS. Proceeds will go toward installing a six-lane track at NMS which will benefit all students through the physical education program, provide the cross-country and track teams an on-site training course, and give the local community a walking/running path. Registration for the Color Fun Run is $25 per person (children 5 and under free for the Color Fun Run). Register here . Fun Fair tickets will be sold at the event with games for kids of all ages, DJ and concessions. Please contact them here with questions, donations or sponsorships.
Now Hiring Personal Trainers
NJ Elite is on the verge of a large expansion and are officially hiring Personal Trainers! Requirements: Must be licensed through a Nationally Accredited Agency, be 18 years or older, must be willing to work hard, have fun, be flexible and be ready to change lives. For inquiries or to apply, please email info@njeliteperformance.com with a full resume. 
Ninja Nights & Nerf Wars at WLAC!
Join them Saturday, August 17 from 7 - 8:30pm for a night of obstacles and all things Ninja at WLAC! $10 Members/$12 Non-Members. Stop by to learn more about the program or work on your skills! Ages 5 and up only please. This Saturday, August 10, is Nerf Wars from 6 - 8pm. Battle it out with friends and family. BYO Nerf gun (must use Elite darts only). Safety glasses and ammo supplied. $10 per person or $30 per family. WLAC is located at 2449 Pierce Drive or call 815-675-3005. Advance registration available but drop-ins are welcome!
LifeSpring Back to School Fest
LifeSpring is hosting a Place to Gather Back to School Fest on Friday, August 16 from 5-8pm. Music by the Georgia Rae Family Band, food trucks, balloon animals, face painting, and more. Click here for more information.
Blast from the Past
This photo of Nick Nett's Garage was published in the 1932 Fox Valley Mirror. The caption states, "Here you will find expert mechanics, complete lubrication, a tow car and all that goes to make up fast, accommodating and reasonably priced service to the motorist..." Nick was a descendant of an early pioneer. Note the curbside gas pumps! A 1980s fire destroyed part of the building and the upper part of the facade was re-bricked. It is located at 1923 Main Street.
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