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January 16, 2020

Chamber of Commerce New Year and Installation Ceremony

The Burbank Chamber of Commerce recently held their New Year and Installation Ceremony of the 2020 Board of Directors, at the Burbank Park District Fusion RecPlex in Burbank. Many officials, chamber members and family attended the event and enjoyed an evening of networking, friendship, food, raffles and a DJ.  

The new officers and directors were sworn in by City of Burbank Mayor Dan Foy. Barbara Langnes, Branch Manager of Countryside Bank and 2019 and 2020 President of the Board presided over the event with Mayor Foy.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


January 9, 2020

Frosty 5K Early Bird Rates End Saturday

Register by Saturday, January 11 to take advantage of the Early Bird rates for the Frosty 5K, which takes place Saturday, January 18 at 9 a.m. at the Newcastle Park Recreation Center. 

Register online at or in person at the Fusion Recplex, 6100 W. 85th St., and Newcastle Park Recreation Center, 8050 S. Newcastle. For more information, call the Park District at 708-599-3873 or 708-599-2070.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


January 2, 2020

Blackhawks Hockey Clinic in Mt. Greenwood

The Chicago Blackhawks are giving kids the opportunity to participate in free learn-to-play ice hockey clinics, coached by the Fan Development staff on Wednesday, January 29 at Mt. Greenwood Park, 3721 W. 111th St. Use of skates and equipment will be provided at no cost. Prior ice skating experience is required. All participants will receive a free Blackhawks jersey to keep. Advance registration is required. 

Full story available in the Burbank Independent


December 26, 2019

Students Raise Money While Raising Awareness of Domestic Violence

Last month, in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month, St. Rita students participated in several activities to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence.

Students held a spirit day to benefit A New Direction Beverly Morgan Park (AND), a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides education, legal advocacy and counseling to adult and child victims of domestic violence. Those students who made a donation were allowed to dress in spirit attire for the day. AND President, Jessica McCarihan, recently visited St. Rita, where she was presented with a check from students in Mr. Baffoe’s Honors 1 English class.

Full story available in the Burbank Independent