2022 May/June Newsletter

March/April 2022

Here’s to a Lively Summer

Long-running Summer Fest outdoor fair just got even better with the addition of a special evening concert featuring the Freddy Jones Band.

Organized by Glenview’s Chamber of Commerce, the Fest showcases a range of regional businesses and civic organizations and offers something for everyone from restaurants to crowd favorites including Rio Bamba, Scandinavian Ski Shop and Katy Boldt Jewelry, as well as the Glenview Fire Department’s fire pole and special entertainment and kid friendly activities. Be there for the fun, the sun, and the shopping!

Introducing! Summer Fest After Sunset

The downtown street fair transforms into Summer Fest After Sunset Music Fest featuring incredible headliner Freddy Jones Band playing its roots rock tunes. This exciting new event will have a special VIP section, plus food trucks, and beer & wine available for purchase. We’re already in. In a daydream.

Summer Fest 9 a – 3 p

Summer Fest After Sunset 6 p – 10 p

Saturday, June 25, 2022

Lehigh and Jackman Park

Free admission


A Wheel Good Time

You didn’t have to be a car buff to enjoy the Glenview Luxury Imports Exotic Car Show on May 15. More than 50 rare gems were on display downtown. Hundreds turned out to admire them and enjoy food and bevs from local restaurants. Proceeds benefited the 100 Club of Illinois, which provides aid to first responders and their families. We look forward to doing it again next year!

An Ode to Glenview

We couldn’t help but be impressed by this lovely tribute to Glenview by GBS sophomore Evan McClung. Evan is the son of FDG Steering Committee member and proud mom Megan McClung. Enjoy!


‘Tis my town and home built on the train tracks

Sprawling from Wagner Farm to GBS

There is nothing important my town lacks

Its charming downtown is sure to impress

My town was founded 1899

For around 500 rural farmers

Mostly made of immigrants from the Rhine

Now my town is one of the most diverse

Glenview was a leader in industry

Helped progress the great urban Chicago

Built our naval air base with dignity

Which brought jobs and made my splendid town grow

My small town transformed into a suburb

Bringing on the brilliant bungalow

And a schooling system that is superb

They always looked forward to tomorrow

Now I bike through the streets of my Glenview

With a nice hot coffee to warm my hands

I gaze up to see a sky painted blue

I look right to the station that still stands

I stare in awe at the grand old fountain

The bear watching over generations

I think, what a pleasant town to live in!

As I pedal by the grand train station

I love our flag made of green, white, and brown

With our historic bear statue portrayed

The proud flag waves at me throughout my town

Lampposts and flagpoles is how it’s displayed

Glenview is a village in the North Shore

Where over the years many resided

Some may call it drab, others say a bore

I scoff at them cause they are misguided

For just look at our delightful downtown

Or our exceptional public schools

The town with the most proud people around

If you don’t like Glenview you are a fool

My town and home risen from the train tracks

Builder of Chicago and the air base

There are no qualities my village lacks

Glenview, Illinois; Oh, what a great place!


Get to Know Elizabeth Samartzis From Sylvan Learning

What sets your business apart?

Sylvan Learning has been the #1 provider of supplemental education services in the US for over 40 years. Our unique blend of state of the art technology, best in class curriculum, and certified teachers enables children to grow their academic skills and confidence to help them catch up, keep up, and even get ahead.

Why Glenview?

Having lived in the North Shore suburbs myself for over 15 years, I know the families in this area really value education and are committed to their children’s academic success. While the schools here are strong, almost every child will find themselves needing a little extra help at some point in their academic journey. Glenview is the perfect central location for families across the North Shore.

You might be surprised to know…

We love to reward effort! Our students earn prizes and praise for giving their lessons their best try…think slime, stuffed animals, and even gift cards for things like Roblox or McDonald’s!

What’s your favorite quote or funny joke?

My son is a big basketball player and fan. We’ve always loved this quote from the original GOAT: “I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. Twenty-six times, I’ve been trusted to take the game-winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan

Friends of Downtown Glenview


Help Wanted: FDG is looking for energetic volunteers to help with various downtown initiatives including event coordinators. Please fill out this simple volunteer form and we will contact you to discuss how you can help.