Happy Friday, Antioch!
Have you been following the Antioch High School Varsity Football Team? They are 10-0! Last week, the Sequoits won their first IHSA playoff game, 68-8. Tomorrow, the Sequoits host the Carmel Corsairs at 1 p.m. Carmel has also had an impressive season, they’re 9-1. This will be an exciting game. Go Sequoits! Your community is proud of your accomplishments during this great season!
I wanted to make sure to keep the issue of train horns front and center, and not forgotten about. As I’m sure you know (especially if you live near the Canadian National Rail Line), the Lake County Quiet Zone for train horns along the CN line has been temporarily suspended. I don’t have a definitive timeline to pass along yet, however, I can reassure you that projects in Antioch and other communities that are within the quiet zone, are moving along quickly. I expect to have some good news to share sometime soon. I’m grateful for the quick action of the many agencies and municipalities that have been working together to come to a quick resolution to this issue.
I had a chance to visit the open space redevelopment site at Main and Orchard. I’ve included some pictures below of the progress. We’re finally hitting a stage where the construction progress is much more visible and things are becoming a lot more “real”. The pictures show some of the concrete and other foundation work for some of the bridges and features of the park. Despite a few weather delays, we’re still right on track for a grand opening celebration next summer! Can’t wait!!
Tomorrow is the Antioch Chamber of Commerce’s annual Champagne Walk and Brunch at the Rivalry Alehouse. Tickets are $45 per person and available via the Antioch Chamber’s website: https://cm.antiochchamber.org/events/details/champagne-walk-10-am-brunch-nov-4-2023-7668
This Sunday, November 5th, the Antioch Traveling Closet Corporation NFP will host its Winter Wear Giveaway at the Antioch Senior Center (817 Holbek Drive). They’ll have winter gear and other clothes, shoes, cleaning supplies, and toiletries, on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a great event for our neighbors who are in need. Thank you for all that you do for our community, Antioch Traveling Closet founder and Antioch resident Lisa Fisher! More information: http://antiochtravelingcloset.org
A week from tomorrow is Veterans Day. Please take the time to remember the sacrifice of the brave veterans who have served our great nation. Locally, the Antioch American Legion Post 748 and Antioch VFW Post 4551 and their Auxiliaries will be hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony at the Tank on Toft at 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 11th. Also, in observance of Veterans Day, the Antioch Village Hall will be closed on Friday. Thank you, Veterans.
Going on now: Penny’s Purpose is hosting its annual blanket drive this month and into December. For more information about this great organization, visit their website. https://thepennyspurpose.org/annual-blanket-drive
Finally, we get one extra hour this weekend! Don’t forget about the time change on Saturday night. The Fire Department reminds us that this is also a good time to remember to change the batteries in our smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Also, the Antioch Police Department reminds us that this is also a good time to remember to participate in the #9PMRoutine.
Stay warm and have a wonderful weekend! Remember – shop local!
Scott J. Gartner
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Upcoming Village Events:
November 11, 2023, 11 a.m. – Antioch Veterans Day Ceremony – on Toft Avenue at the Tank.
November 24, 2023, 6:30 p.m. – Village of Antioch Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting – Downtown