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DANVILLE — More than a decade ago, there was controversy surrounding a proposal to open a tattoo parlor in downtown Danville.
Just this month, the Danville City Council approved a special-use permit request from Jett and John Jansky to operate a tattoo parlor, as part of Jansky Studios Tattoo and Art Gallery, at 7 E. North St. in downtown Danville.
Now another special-use permit request for a second tattoo parlor is coming before the Danville Area Planning and Zoning Commission at its 5:15 p.m. Thursday meeting at city hall, 17 W. Main St.
Kendred Tillotson is requesting a special-use permit for 5 and 11 E. North St. to operate a tattoo parlor.
“This is the building directly to the east of the prior applicant applying for the same use of a tattoo parlor,” according to Danville Community Development Administrator Logan Cronk.
According to the zoning request paperwork, Tillotson, 198 S. Henning Road, is proposing a tattoo studio, art studio and art gallery space in that location.
He’s the owner of Requite Tattoo Studio in Danville.
The downtown building currently is used for office space, vendor space and a warehouse. It’s a two-story commercial structure.
Improvements will be made to the building to host the proposed use of a tattoo parlor.
City future land use map designation for the property shows downtown mixed use. Downtown mixed use: Densely developed central business area that acts as the focal point of the community and serves as the center of government while providing space for a variety of professional, service and retail uses, in mixed-use structures. The downtown mixed-use area should differ from neighborhood commercial areas only in scale and location.
When the madness of Black Friday shopping simmers down, consumers are often encouraged to “shop small” on Saturday, which is also known as Small Business Saturday.
Small Business Saturday is an initiative started by the American Express credit card company in 2010 to encourage local shopping during the holiday season. The day is celebrated each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.
In 2011, the Small Business Administration cosponsored the event and has each year since.
According to the 2021 Small Business Saturday Consumer Insights Survey by American Express, reported projected spending among U.S. consumers who shopped at independent retailers and restaurants on Small Business Saturday reached an estimated $23.3 billion.
Consumers can find a list of small businesses to shop locally on the American Express website.
The Illinois Small Business Development Center at Danville Area Community College has had a hand in helping people in Vermilion County who are interested in creating their own small businesses.
Director Earle Steiner said he brings his past experience as a small business owner in the restaurant industry to his current role and works with people from different areas of the county who want to start their own businesses.
“I really love when people reach out and say (they want to start a food business),” Steiner said. “That’s what I did for so many years (and) it’s really easy for me to pivot into that.”
However, he said he loves helping each person who wants to start a small business, no matter what type of business it is. While he may have the experience with food businesses, he said there are more than 30 Small Business Development Centers throughout Illinois and he can reach out to someone who may specialize in another industry for guidance if needed.
The normal calls he gets are from someone who is wants to start their own business, but they want to know where and how to start.
“We can help them with all of those details, because there’s a lot,” he said. “I mean, there’s nothing here that’s totally complex, but by the same token there’s a lot coming at you at one time.”
The SBDC essentially helps those people get their ducks in a row. Steiner said they talk about the legal designation of the business, financial management and developing a business plan, among other things.
Each year, the SBDC also recognizes standout small businesses with the Small Business Awards. In 2022, AWEBCO won Entrepreneur of the Year, Newtons Cleaning and Restoration LLC won Legacy Small Business, Owens Excavating and Trucking LLC won Small Business of the Year and It’s In Your Head won Small Business Start-Up.
Steiner said the awards help recognize the businesses for their work and motivate them to continue.
As for Small Business Saturday, Steiner encouraged local consumers to participate because it helps the community they live in.
“If you give back to the area, give back to the community, give back to these small businesses … that’s what Small Business Saturday’s all about,” Steiner said. “It’s a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities … and realize that they’ve had a tough time.”
The pandemic hit small businesses especially hard in 2020, and since then, owners have had to navigate, retool and pivot from their prior business practices, Steiner said.
Steiner also suggested consumers keep the “shop small” mindset not only through the holiday season, but throughout the year.
“It’s our community, so we want to make it better every day,” he said.
Today marks another Small Business Saturday, and it gives area residents an opportunity to show how much they appreciate local businesses.
As the name implies, Small Business Saturday encourages shoppers to spend their money in local shops. With trucks zipping along city streets delivering boxes from online stores, the day helps remind everyone about how valuable local stores are to our communities.
For every $1 spent in a local business, experts say 67 cents of it stays local. That money not only creates jobs and helps pay salaries for workers and business owners, it adds to the quality of life in many ways.
Local businesses support such things as youth sports leagues, arts organizations such as DLO Musical Theatre, Red Mask Players, the Danville Symphony Orchestra and many others.
Local business owners also help organizations such as the United Way of Danville Area, the Festival of Trees, local festivals and fairs, and special events such as the National Junior College Athletic Association Division II Men’s National Basketball Tournament at Danville Area Community College.
The dollars spent in local stores also help employees and owners pay local taxes, which spreads the fiscal burden over more people, according to a study by Michigan State University. That lessens the demand for tax dollars on everyone else.
Those tax dollars also allow local government to invest in such things as streets and clearing away blight.
Shopping locally saves time. Customers don’t have to wait even a day to take home their purchase. According to experts, buyers from local businesses also help the environment because fewer of those delivery vehicles will be rolling around emitting toxic fumes.
Local shops also offer shoppers a wide variety of unique items that their big box competitors don’t stock. A trip through Danville’s downtown illustrates the kind of special places people can visit to find just the right holiday gift for that special someone.
And customer service usually is more effective when the customer and the store employee are face to face instead of communicating via email or by phone.
Spending even a few dollars on Small Business Saturday can go a long way in supporting local businesses. Instead of doing any online shopping today, head out and visit some of the area’s great small businesses. They will appreciate your business, and you will appreciate the wonderful things they have to offer.
(The Center Square) – The Seattle Department of Transportation has applied for a $2 million federal grant for a proposed pilot project that seeks the most efficient use of limited curb space in the city.
The federal Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation grant project would use a combination of digital technologies and targeted outreach.
The department listed three key strategies to the proposed pilot program: engage with local businesses in the city and urban freight companies to better understand the challenges faced with deliveries, pilot a prototype digital commercial vehicle permit and use the findings to modernize the system and collaborate with a cohort of cities throughout the U.S. to implement the digital tool that cities and companies pilot and scale dynamic curb zones with.
If granted the $2 million, the department expects the project to result in better understanding of the pilot technology’s scaling potential and create a new data-driven commercial vehicle policy along with permit recommendations to be enacted during a later phase of work.
The proposed pilot project would take place in the downtown area and the Denny Triangle neighborhood business district in northern downtown Seattle.
The department would work with the University of Washington Urban Freight Lab and the Open Mobility Foundation on the pilot program.
Geri Poor, the regional transportation senior manager at the Port of Seattle said the port supports the grant because new technology would help delivery operations throughout the Seattle area.
“We support this grant because of our interest in last mile delivery policy and operations throughout Seattle…we also endorse [the Department of Transportation’s] focused approach to talk with Seattle businesses and urban freight carriers to hear directly from them about their needs and challenges,” Poor said in a statement.
The transportation department said it expects to hear if it received the grant by early 2023. Work on the project would extend through summer 2024.
This time, the mass shooting happened in Virginia.
A Walmart employee opened fire at the store in Chesapeake, Virginia, where he worked, killing at least six people. He also died.
This followed the mass shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado. There, another gunman shot more than 20 people, killing five of them before heroic bystanders subdued him.
That followed another shooting in Virginia in which three University of Virginia football players were shot dead on the way back from a college field trip.
Which followed — ah, any number of other mass shootings.
Here in America, we have shootings at shopping malls.
We have them in churches.
In the workplace.
And, of course, in schools.
Lot of them in schools.
These shootings occur in states that have strict gun laws. They occur with even greater regularity in states that have lax gun laws. They take place everywhere, all the time.
That’s because we are a nation awash in guns.
The United States of America has less than 5% of the world’s population. Americans, though, own more than half the guns in private possession on the globe.
There are, in fact, more guns than there are people in this country. The United States has a population of a little more than 332 million people.
The most conservative estimates of the number of privately owned guns in this country comes in at more than 400 million. There are more than 20 million privately owned AR-styled firearms in America.
Those are the weapons favored by most mass shooters. In most other nations, such guns are restricted to military use.
Here in America, they’re almost as easy to buy as a bag of potato chips.
America’s curious relationship with guns has tragic consequences.
We Americans have watched for much of this year the horrors of the war Russia unleashed on Ukraine. Daily, we are appalled by the carnage of that conflict, the staggering body counts, ceaseless suffering.
The best estimates suggest that more than 32,000 people have lost their lives in that brutal, inhumane war. That’s a lot of death.
A lot of suffering.
A lot of grief.
But that is war.
Here in the United States in 2022, we already have lost nearly 40,000 lives to guns and gun violence. We have lost 25% more lives than two nations locked in a vicious and savage war. We have lost those lives at discount stores, on school buses, in churches, at nightclubs and, of course, in schools.
Lots of schools.
And we are — in theory at least — a nation at peace.
We Americans have fallen into a pattern with these shootings.
When they occur, we shake our heads in dismay. We offer expressions of sympathy to the community where the horror took place and to the people who lost loved ones.
We vow to do something about this ongoing tragedy. We assert that we will get serious about gun violence.
But we don’t.
Instead, we allow ourselves to be held hostage by the special-interest spokespeople from the gun lobby. They stopped even pretending to try to make sense years ago, but still we let them hold the floor.
We let them write our laws.
We let them protect the guns and sacrifice the people.
And we listen to their nonsense while we do it. We listen to an Indiana state legislator spout drivel about how an entire community in Texas sacrificed schoolchildren as part of a “false-flag” operation aimed at coming to get his guns.
We treat such ravings with respect and ignore the suffering in our streets every day.
After each gun-related atrocity, we Americans say this is not who we are. We are better than this, we avow.
But maybe we aren’t.
Maybe this is the country we want, one in which people must fear going to the store, to the mall, to the workplace, to church and even to school.
No other country on earth has this problem. We’re alone — number one by a wide margin, with a bullet.
This time, the mass shooting was in Virginia.
Tomorrow, who knows?
Traditional financial advice typically tells savers to put retirement first — even before homeownership. That’s because over the long-term, the stock market tends to outpace real estate and there are tax advantages to putting money in a retirement account.
But retired homeowners are in a much better financial position than their peers who have rented. So it might make more sense to encourage younger savers to prioritize buying a home, despite the very real challenges of high home prices and interest rates.
Millennials have higher average 401(k) balances than Generation X did when they were the same age, but they’re not any better off financially, says Craig Copeland, director of wealth benefits research at the Employee Benefit Research Institute. A lot of that has to do with being less likely to own a home. That doesn’t bode well for later on.
“The benefits of homeownership can’t be overstated in retirement,” says Copeland.
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For older homeowners and older renters with similar incomes, there’s a significant gap in net wealth. A big portion of that is due to home equity, but homeowners also have more non-housing wealth, too. Homeowners age 65 and over in the highest income quartile had a net wealth of close to $1.3 million compared to $334,150 for renters, according to Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies (and this was based on 2016 data, before the big run-up in home prices).
For the majority of Americans who haven’t put enough money aside for retirement, a home has often been their saving grace. The elderly poverty rate is around 10%, but would be much higher without the robust rate of homeownership among older Americans, says Chris Mayer, a real estate professor at Columbia University’s Business School. A home gives you a roof over your head, and you can always sell it if you really need cash.
Then there’s the budgeting stress that can come with renting. Studies show that housing accounts for a much bigger chunk of total expenditures for older renters than for owners. This is even more apparent for low- and middle-income households. In turn, older renters tend to have more credit-card and health-care related debt, and less cash savings, than homeowners.
Plus, the unpredictability of rent increases can wreak havoc when retirees are on a fixed income. Sure, homeowners may have to deal with property taxes and maintenance, but those seem relatively minor considering the double-digit jump in rents during the past year. (Some cities, such as New York, offer rent stabilized apartments, but that isn’t the norm in much of the country.)
Even before the pandemic, about 55% of rental households headed by someone age 65 and over were cost-burdened, meaning more than 30% of their income went to housing costs, data from Harvard’s housing center shows.
No wonder retirees who rent report lower levels of retirement satisfaction.
Given the importance of homeownership to a secure retirement, it’s especially worrisome that the homeownership rate among older people has been declining, and even more precipitously among people of color. In 2004, 81.7% of households headed by 50-64 year-olds in the U.S. owned a home. That number was just 75% as of last year, setting this group up to enter retirement age with lower homeownership rates than those of the previous generation at the same age, according to Senate testimony by Harvard’s Jennifer Molinsky.
Still, there are some caveats. You need to save at least some money for retirement even while you’re prioritizing a down payment. If your employer offers a 401(k) match, make sure you contribute at least enough to take advantage of that free money.
It’s also important to remember that the benefits of homeownership in retirement are greatest for those who have paid off their loans. Homeowners who enter retirement still paying off a mortgage — something more retirees are doing than in previous years — tend to spend more each month on housing costs than renters. (At least it’s a fixed expense, provided it’s a traditional mortgage.) So trying to pay off your mortgage before retiring should still be the goal.
But that’s all the more reason to focus on saving that down payment. The typical age of a first-time homebuyer is now 36, the oldest on record, according to the National Association of Realtors. The older you are when you buy, the more years you’re missing out on those home equity gains.
For many prospective buyers, rising mortgage rates and high home prices are delaying homeownership. Given how crucial a home can be to a secure retirement, let’s hope today’s sidelined buyers don’t give up on it completely. Maybe that means buying a smaller home, or even borrowing from your 401(k) — but it’ll be worth it.
Alexis Leondis is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering personal finance. Previously, she oversaw tax coverage for Bloomberg News.
Aqua reminds customers that they play a role in ensuring their local wastewater system operates properly, from the pipes that run from their homes and businesses to the treatment plant itself.
This holiday season, Aqua encourages customers to watch its new video featuring easy tips for the proper disposal of fats, oils and grease. Recommendations include:
- Never pour cooking grease down sink drains or into toilets.
- If homeowners have leftover cooking grease, carefully pour the warm, not hot, grease into a metal can, wait for it to cool and dispose of it in the trash.
- Keep strainers in sink drains to catch food scraps and other solids.
- Scrape food scraps and grease into a trash can.
Garbage disposals do not keep fat, oil and grease out of plumbing systems or prevent clogs. While these items go down the drain as liquids, they solidify and, over time, can completely block pipes and cause raw sewage backups in homes and overflows in streets.
Aqua also reminds customers to dispose of wipes, even those labeled flushable, in the trash instead of flushing them. Wipes, tissues and napkins do not break down and can cause backups in household plumbing and larger blockages in wastewater collection systems.
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Lake Geneva officials have agreed to sell about $6 million worth of bonds to a Minnesota company to help pay the cost to purchase the former Hillmoor Golf Course property.
Members of the Lake Geneva City Council unanimously approved Nov. 14 to sell $6.07 million worth of general obligation park and public grounds bonds to Piper Sandler & Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota.
City council members unanimously approved to authorize the bond sale Oct. 10.
The city is set to pay back the bonds within 20 years. The cost to taxpayers will be about $9 million with the city budgeting about $450,000 per year to pay back the bonds.
City officials initially approved to sell up to $6.15 million in bonds, but Joseph Murray, senior municipal advisor for Ehler’s Public Finance Advisors, said they were able to reduce the sale to about $6.07 million, which will save both the city and taxpayers money.
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“So you’re saving $75,000 because the underwriter is not taking as much compensation as we had structured in the deal,” Murray said.
The owner of a $370,000 home initially was set to pay an additional $98 to $51 a year in additional taxes, for a total of about $1,500 over 20 years. However, Murray said the owner of a $370,000 home will now pay about $105 less during that time period.
“This issue will wind up saving them $105 over the 20-year life of this issue,” Murray said. “So it’s all very good news.”
Five other companies submitted a bid to purchase the bonds including:
Hilltop Securities of Dallas, Texas for about $6.28 million
Baird Financial Services of Milwaukee for about $6.216 million
Northland Securities, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota for about $6.18 million
Bok Financial Securities, Inc. of Milwaukee for about $6.152 million
TD Securities LLC of New York, New York for about $6.4 million.
“We were showing good interest and people wanting to buy City of Lake Geneva debt,” Murray said.
Members of the Lake Geneva City Council unanimously approved, Sept. 26, to purchase the former Hillmoor Golf Course property for about $6 million from White River Holdings LLC and to settle litigation with the company.
The city is set to close on the property by the end of 2022.
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4 Bedroom Home in Burlington – $1,195,000
4 Bedroom Home in Fontana – $639,900
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4 Bedroom Home in Lake Geneva – $895,000
Situated on 13 acres of rolling farmland just minutes from downtown Lake Geneva, this modern farmhouse will delight anyone seeking a calming country escape. The classic covered front porch welcomes you home where heated wood floors and nostalgic light fixtures add rich warmth throughout. The newly renovated kitchen features an island with deep sink, double oven, breakfast bar and sliding doors to the private fenced yard with patio and fire pit. A stylish primary suite is on the main floor, with two more large bedrooms, a den and full bath upstairs. The family room with bar and fireplace opens to an outdoor patio. You’ll love the fenced pasture with versatile pole barn for horses, goats and chickens or a workshop and toy storage. All of this just minutes from downtown Lake Geneva.
3 Bedroom Home in Fontana – $799,000
Many a painter, poet and writer have found inspiration in small stone cottages tucked away in a quiet landscape. When 553 Sioux Drive was expanded in 2008 with renovation by Scott Lowell, the distinct charm of this stone cottage brilliantly blended with modern lake house architecture. Impressive stone fireplace & hardwood floors. Updated kitchen with granite counters opens to the dining room for easy entertaining. Four season room with heated floors extends your outdoor season. Just a short stroll to the private association park where buoys are available for next summer. Enjoy all that Fontana has to offer from this picture perfect Indian Hills lake house.
4 Bedroom Home in Twin Lakes – $799,900
This custom home impresses with quality and attention to detail in every room. Enter into a bright, two-story foyer. Straight ahead as you walk in is a 2-story great room accented by an impressive 1.5-story window wall and a stone-wrapped fireplace. The great room is open to a dining area that can access the (future) deck and a modern, updated kitchen sporting a Thermidor commercial-style range, sueded granite counters, spacious island perfect for food prep and casual dining. Off the kitchen, you’ll find a mud room, powder room, and walk-in pantry. The luxurious owners’ suite with coved ceiling, a bathroom with 5’x5′ walk-in marble tiled shower, and soaking tub complete the main level. This impressive home sits on over 2 acres of land with a 3-bay attached garage. Photos virtually staged.
5 Bedroom Home in Johnsburg – $539,000
Welcome to this stunning custom home in the desirable Dutch Creek Estates. Beautiful 5 bedroom 4 1/2 home with full finished walk-out basement and 3 car garage featuring quality craftsmanship throughout. The open floor plan is functional for every day living plus entertaining while also lending itself perfectly for the work at home lifestyle. Inviting two story foyer with dramatic staircase. Bright and open kitchen featuring 42″ cabinets, granite counter tops with spacious island, pantry, stainless appliances including double oven & huge eating area, access to deck with pergola and open to family room and heated sun/Florida room. Family room features vaulted ceilings and charming brick fireplace as a focal point. The multi functional heated sun/Florida room is perfect for extra space for the kids or creating your own retreat. French doors off the foyer open to the office featuring built-ins and coffered ceiling. There is also a first floor powder room and laundry. Now up to the second floor! Elegant master suite with 2 large walk-in closets, custom tray ceilings and spa style bathroom with double sinks, whirlpool tub and separate shower. There are 3 additional bedrooms on the 2nd floor. The 2nd bedroom is accented by vaulted ceilings and a private bathroom. Bedroom 3 and 4 share a Jack and Jill bathroom. But wait! There is more! There is a full professionally finished walk-out basement with an extra 33×26 storage room under garage, rec room with custom bar area including microwave and mini fridge, sitting area with fireplace and sliders to expansive patio, full bath, 5th bedroom and a few more storage areas! There is also a staircase from basement to garage for easy access. New cedar roof in ’15 and new windows in ’19. Gleaming hardwood floors on most of first floor. Beautiful yard! Mature landscaping.
4 Bedroom Home in East Troy – $514,900
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3 Bedroom Home in Lake Geneva – $649,900
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4 Bedroom Home in Mukwonago – $633,900
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5 Bedroom Home in Lake Geneva – $1,950,000
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4 Bedroom Home in Mukwonago – $604,900
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4 Bedroom Home in Mukwonago – $629,900
NEW CONSTRUCTION COMPLETED! This two-story home has plenty of everyday living space with the kitchen, morning room, and great room positioned in an open-concept format. The formal dining room and home office are located at the front of the home with an elegant switchback staircase. The upper level is home to three secondary bedrooms with a compartmentalized hall bath and a master bedroom that includes a large walk-in closet and bathroom with dual vanity, a five-foot shower, and a private water closet room. All of this with a walkout basement and deck! Very convenient for all schools! Shopping and conveniences are within a 3-minute drive while a neighborhood park gives you plenty of open space. Easy 35 min commute to Milwaukee area.
4 Bedroom Home in Mukwonago – $649,900
New Construction! Completion approx. December 2022. Upgrades galore in this home! The kitchen features a Quartz countertop with plenty of cabinetry, a walk-in pantry and prep island, a morning room for casual meals, a great room with a gas fireplace, a formal dining room for large family gatherings, a home office, and a mudroom featuring a large closet and bench for everyday items. The second-floor rounds out this home with three secondary bedrooms, a hall bath, and a conveniently located laundry room. Very convenient for all schools! Shopping and conveniences are within a 3 minute drive while a neighborhood park across the street gives you plenty of open space. Easy 35 min commute to Milwaukee area.
4 Bedroom Home in East Troy – $523,900
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DANVILLE — As the holidays approach, the city of Danville is busy planning festivities for the public to enjoy.
At exactly 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, join in the fun as the city lights up downtown Danville. The lights from Harrison to Main streets will be plugged in, lighting North Vermilion Street throughout downtown Danville.
Santa will be at the Kresge Park lot for the ceremony and after to greet children.
Enjoy walking the blocks of downtown as you listen to the street musicians, take in the sights and enjoy hot cocoa and candy canes at Lovin’ Cup and Obsidian Coffee, compliments of the city of Danville.
From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride around historic downtown area. Carriages will pick up and drop off at the corner of Harrison and Vermilion streets every several minutes.
Shop and eat downtown and then stay and enjoy the Night of Lights Parade which begins at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2.
Carriage rides and the Night of Lights Parade are complimentary thanks to First Friday Sponsors and the Vermilion County Conservation Foundation.
On Saturday, Dec. 3, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17, visit Santa in his house at Temple Plaza from 10 a.m. to noon.
These are free events. Feel free to snap a photo while you are visiting.
On Friday, Dec. 9 and Saturday, Dec. 10, join the city at Harrison Park Clubhouse for the Annual Holiday Bazaar featuring dozens of craft vendors. Buy unique holiday gifts and support local artisans. A fun event for all ages! Hours are Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. and Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A café will be open during this event featuring Mimi’s Kitchen and Catering’s food. Chicken and noodles, vegetable soup, grilled cheese and pumpkin bars are a few items on the menu.
From Dec. 1 – Dec. 20, enjoy the Light Up Danville Exterior Decorating Contest. Decorate your home’s exterior and submit your address and last/household name to Community Relations Administrator Ashton Greer, via email at email@example.com by Tuesday, Nov. 29.
The city will create a list of houses for folks to drive by and see. Once the list is complete, the city will share it on the city’s website and social media.
The public will have three weeks to take the tour and make your vote.