BHA Easter Egg Hunts

Posted by jwaller on April 12, 2014 - 1:44pm
04/12/2014 - 3:44pm

BHA Easter Egg Hunts!

Flashlight Egg Hunt

5th - 8th graders - Friday April 8th, 8:00 - 8:30PM - Foxhill Greens

  • Cookies and Brownies
  • Dress for the weather
  • Bring a flashlight and a loot bag
  • Each teen collects 24 eggs
  • Chance for Special Prize Eggs

Parents: drop-off / pick-up at front entrance to Brookdale Racquet Club (pool). Event ends promptly at 8:30.

Traditional Egg Hunt

Pre-schoolers - 4th graders - Saturday April 19th, 10:00 - 11:00 AM - Foxhill Greens

  • Children must be accompanied by parent or caregiver
  • Coffee & donuts
  • Raffles
  • Each child collects 12 eggs
  • Chance for Special Prize Egg
  • Bring you camera for a photo op with the Easter Bunny!

Both events will be held at Foxhill Greens (adjacent to the pool).

Participants must deliver filled eggs to DJ Fluck (address below) prior to event.

  • Fill eggs with wrapped treats - one dozen eggs for each child, two dozen eggs for each teen
  • Deliver to 1824 Paddington by 4/14
  • Place bag of eggs in "children" or "teens" bin on porch, with name of participant attached

Helpers are needed - contact DJ at 630-352-1805 or



Posted by jwaller on March 12, 2014 - 10:27am
03/12/2014 - 12:27pm

From the City of Naperville web page:

"Beginning Thursday, March 13, contractors are expected to temporarily close access to and from McDowell Road via Route 59 to perform watermain wok associated with the Route 59 Expansion Project. Access to McDowell Road is anticpated to be closed for up to one week, pending weather and unforeseen circumstances, while work is performed. Local traffic on McDowell Road will be maintained using Bond Street."

Further updates can be found at:

Community Emergency Response Team

Posted by jwaller on January 24, 2014 - 8:24am in

Dear Brookdale Neighbors,

I would like to introduce you to Naperville CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). This organization trains citizens to prepare for the disasters which could affect our area. If a major disaster hit our community, and overwhelmed the first responders, citizens would be on their own for a period of time. CERT training prepares you to take care of yourself, your family, and your neighbors during these situations. The Basic CERT class is about 20 hours of combined classroom and hands on activities. This class is free for anyone age 18 and older who lives or works in Naperville.

There are three opportunities to take the Basic CERT class in 2014. The first session runs February 19, 26, March 5, 12, and 15. The second one runs April 16, 23, 30 and May 7 and 10. A fall class is scheduled for October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 1. Classes are held one evening a week for four weeks and conclude with a Saturday class which has a field exercise in the afternoon to practice all the things you learned. Evening classes are held at the Electric Service Center on Aurora Avenue. The Saturday class and field exercise is held at Fire Station #4 on Brookdale Road.

The Basic CERT class covers the following topics:

• How to stay safe in all severe weather situations, including floods

• How to develop a family plan and assemble an emergency supply kit

• Fire safety and suppression with practice using a fire extinguisher

• Triage and treatment of injuries (open airways with head tilt, stop bleeding, splinting broken bones, treating burns, etc.)

• Light Search and Rescue Carry techniques

• Cribbing to remove victims under debris

• Terrorism and the Psychology of dealing with disaster victims

• And more …………

Consider attending one of the upcoming series of classes. To register, visit the CERT website, Under the Basic CERT Training tab you will find the link to an application and hold harmless form. Class registration closes two weeks before the start of the class to allow time for the Naperville Police Department to run a background check on class participants.

Visit the Naperville CERT website or contact BHA member, Vicki Parrish, for more information.

Happy Holidays!

Posted by jwaller on December 24, 2013 - 3:05pm
12/24/2013 - 4:05pm

Wishing you all a very merry, happy,

and joyous holiday season!

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour

Posted by jwaller on November 26, 2013 - 10:07am
11/26/2013 - 11:07am

Holiday Lights Trolley Tour and Neighborhood Evening at Danny’s Pub

 Come to Danny's Pub to take a break from the holiday rush and end-of-semester activities!
  Enjoy a relaxed evening with Brookdale friends and neighbors
 Take a tour of the holiday lights on the Naperville Trolley!

Gather at Danny’s Pub in the Pebblewood Plaza, McDowell and Rt. 59 for a fun evening!
December 14, 2013  6 pm to 10 pm

Everyone is welcome! The BHA will provide appetizers and finger food. Danny’s will provide family friendly entertainment. No cover charge or admission fee. Anyone under 21 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian. Neighbors are welcome to purchase additional food and beverages from Danny’s menu and specials.

The Naperville Trolley will run 2 Holiday Lights Tours, picking up at Danny's.
First tour: leaves at 6:30 pm and returns at 7:30 pm
Second tour: leaves at 8:00 pm and returns at 9 pm.

Tickets are $5 each for BHA members of all ages and sizes. Non-BHA member tickets are $10. Grandparents count as BHA family members! Only BHA members can purchase tickets. BHA members may bring non-BHA guests, but must purchase the tickets for the guests. All riders under 17 must be accompanied by an adult BHA member.

Since there are only 21 seats per trolley we ask that you limit your first purchase to 8 tickets per purchase. So, gather up several neighbors and buy tickets together! If there are seats available after Dec. 1st, BHA members can purchase unlimited additional tickets.

If there is more interest than seats, we’ll see if we can adjust departure times or add another late trolley tour. So, sign up quickly and let us know!

BHA Member Household name:  ____________________________________________________________
Address:   __________________________________________________________________________
Phone:  ________________________    email:    ____________________________________________
Tickets for 6:30 pm departure   _______   BHA members __________ Non-BHA members ____________
Tickets for 8:00 pm departure  _______   BHA members __________ Non-BHA members ____________

Drop off this form and payment at 863 Balton Court.
Tickets will be issued via e-mail or pick-up after payment is received. (no tickets without payment).

Questions? E-mail or call Barbara Sullivan or 630-355-1532

Gingerbread Junction!

Posted by jwaller on November 26, 2013 - 8:53am
12/07/2013 - 9:53am
12/08/2013 - 9:53am

It is that wonderful time of year...(the 32nd annual) Gingerbread Junction.

Saturday December 7th, 9am-3pm.

Hill Middle School

1836 Brookdale Road

Admission: $3 adults, Kids/students free


Crafters from around the area will be selling their handmade items which include (but not limited to): Pottery, holiday decor, painted glassware, jewelry, photography. (& so much more) Approximately 60 vendors will be selling their items at this longtime Hill Middle School/204 tradition.

Also: Bake sale and breakfast/lunch items will be sold. 

If you have never been to this event you will not be disappointed. Most vendors accept checks and some even accept credit cards...but otherwise bring lots of cash and buy some of your holiday gifts!

Enjoy Your Holiday Weekend!

Posted by jwaller on August 30, 2013 - 1:02pm
08/30/2013 - 3:02pm

Hope that you enjoy a happy, healthy, and safe Labor Day weekend! 

July 4th Picnic Volunteers

Posted by jwaller on June 18, 2013 - 10:58am
06/18/2013 - 12:58pm

July 4th Picnic Volunteers

The BHA and BRC will be hosting a July 4th picnic at the BRC Pool immediately after the neighborhood parade. The BHA is looking for volunteers to help out in several areas.

To sign up, go to:

Please contact John Waller @ with any questions.



DATE: 7/4/2013 (Thu 11:00AM - 2:00PM)



July 4th Parade

Posted by jwaller on June 13, 2013 - 11:29am
06/13/2013 - 1:29pm

Brookdale…The Independence Day Parade Needs You!

On Thursday, July 4th, the 37th Annual 4th of July parade will once again be held in Brookdale! 
It is a great time for all, but we can’t do it alone!  BHA and non-BHA residents are welcome to participate in the parade and help continue this wonderful tradition!

4th of July Parade
Show your Patriotic Spirit….Walk, Roll, Ride, or Drive-join the fun and participate!
….with a club, group, team, friends or by yourself…
….bring your pets, decorate your pets….friendly pets of any kind are welcome!
….get on those roller blades, bikes, unicycles, scooters, strollers, wagons……
…..Got a car….truck….go cart……motorcycle….scooter…anything that moves can be in the parade!
Do you play an instrument….are you in a band…do you have a special talent you want to showcase….how about a Marching Band and a Drum Major or two!
Best Decorated wins a prize!!

The parade winds through Brookdale showcasing local dignitaries, neighborhood clubs, residents and lots of Brookdale kids.  Come join in on the fun!

Where To Be And When-Thursday, July 4th
10:30 a.m. All parade participants line up at Hill Middle School
11:00 a.m. Parade begins
• Langley to Bainbridge
• Bainbridge to Foxhill
• Foxhill to Manchester
• Cross Brookdale Road and parade around St. Patrick’s Residence
• Continue down  Brookdale Road to the Pool

If you are interested in participating in this fun parade, please contact Anne Staskon (  357- 3445), Laura Heger ( 983-7189) or Kelly Giacolo (  753-0640).



BHA Subdivision-wide Garage Sale!!!!!

Posted by jwaller on April 26, 2013 - 9:44am
04/26/2013 - 11:44am

BHA Subdivision-wide Garage Sale!!!!!
Friday May 31st and Saturday June 1st
Spend time with your neighbors, re-purpose items you no longer need, re-distribute stuff from college dorm rooms and apartments, and earn some money!
This event will take place from 8 am - 6 pm on Friday, May 31 and 8 am - 3 pm on Saturday, June 1.
You can choose to participate on either day, or both!
*Fill out the form below to be included on the subdivision map which will be available for sellers to distribute.
Names & phone numbers will not be on the map -- just addresses.
*Post your address and items on Facebook Brookdale: the Best Neighborhood and on LinkedIn – Brookdale, Naperville, IL

DEADLINE! To participate in the garage sale and be included on the map of sellers, forms must be in by May 12th, 2013.
Completed forms should be dropped off to Barbara Sullivan 863 Balton Court. There will be a box on the front porch.
OR send an e-mail with the info on the form below to

Best part? The sale is FREE for participants!
Your BHA will pay for ads in the local newspapers, post a few on-line ads and social media updates,
and will post signs around the neighborhood in advance and the days of the sale.
Sellers may pick up a “Seller Pack” on Wednesday May 29th, and Thursday May 30th at 863 Balton Court.
The pack will contain balloons for your mailbox, and a supply of maps to hand out to buyers.

If you would like to help with the sale or have any questions, please contact Barbara Sullivan at
Put “Garage Sale” somewhere in the subject line.

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** Yes, we are participating in the garage sale, and would like to be on the map.   **
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** Family name: __________________________                                                **
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** Street address:__________________________________________                  **
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** Phone ___________________ Email  _________________________________   **
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** Names, phone and email will not be included in the map – just addresses           **
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** We are participating on:            Friday      Saturday     Both                               **      
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** I would like to help with this event!                                                                 **
** Please call me. ________________________ (phone or e-mail)                        **
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** Please drop off form at 863 Balton Court by May 12th                                       **
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