Author Archives: Rachael Stewart

Berwyn Man to Honor Veterans and Keep the Memory of Pearl Harbor Alive

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By Rachael Stewart

Wednesday, Dec. 7 marks the 75th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, and Tony Ward of Berwyn has decided to give the surviving veterans of the attack “one last hoorah” to thank them for their service to their country.

At 7 a.m. Wednesday, veterans of the Pearl Harbor attack will board a bus at Berwyn City Hall and head to Navy Pier where at 7:50 a.m. they will place a wreath to float in Lake Michigan to honor those who perished in the bombing.

After returning to Berwyn there will be a public service at 11 a.m. at Berwyn City Hall. The American flag will be lowered to half-staff, a bugler will play and a volley will be fired. Ward will honor each veteran individually with a certificate of honor for their service. Continue reading

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World’s Largest Laundromat Makes a World of Difference on the Planet

By Rachael Stewart

When someone says laundry, what comes to mind? Do you think of flat screen televisions, vending machines, free coffee and food, video games, a bird sanctuary, and a children’s’ play area?

For those who do their laundry at World’s Largest Laundromat in Berwyn, that is all a reality. If that were not enough, this laundromat has decided to take its service and customer satisfaction to the next level by focusing on going green, and I don’t mean like the Incredible Hulk.

Owner Tom Benson decided to make a change in how his laundromat was run in 2001 when the price of natural gas had drastically increased. Benson says that he wanted to find a more economical way to power the building so he turned to solar power. In 2001, he had 22 solar panels installed on the roof of the building to create energy. The business now has 36 solar panels installed working to heat the water for the wash cycles. Continue reading

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Berwyn’s Oktoberfest brings in attendees and culture

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by | September 19, 2016 · 3:53 pm