Home improvement—beyond granite countertops


hammer and plans

The banging of hammers and the ripping sounds of saw blades are ringing throughout Westmont as more and more homeowners take on various home improvement projects this year. Improving economic conditions are spurring some homeowners to make upgrades to their homes, while changing demographics, including the return of adult children to their parent’s homes, are the roots of other reasons.





Meet some Westmont neighbors and see what’s behind all the renovations.






News Briefs...

Westmont First!

There’s a lot to be proud of in Westmont and Westmont citizens have a long history of community involvement. Now there is a new way to get involved and make the community even greater. Find out how here.

Get ready for the greatest sale of the year

The Community Garage Sale is scheduled for Aug. 8 & 9. Plus Gary Sinies visits Westmont; Kids Safety Camp and a summer-long festival in Westmont. Get the details here.

Celebrate summer in Westmont

From street fairs to the best Independence Day celebration in the ’burbs, Westmont has it all. Find a schedule here.

Sadle up for the Reading Rodeo

Get ready for a wild ride and join the Westmont Public Library summer reading program. There’s something for everyone.

Westmont student calls attention to human trafficking

Heather Blaney’s conference outgrew its first location and had to move to the high school. Meet this dedicated teen with a mission.

It’s time for a Taste!

Westmont’s award-winning summer festival is back. Get a complete schedule of events plus the 2014 Westmont Street Fair lineup.

A message from the Mayor

There’s alwasys something happening in Westmont. Mayor Gunter updates progress here.

The Westmont Park District invites you to celebrate

Find the schedule for the Independence Day celebrations here and plan to be there!

Expanded summer school programs from CUSD 201

Westmont District 201 has a comprehensive program for learners at all levels. Plus find out about registration for 2014–2015.

Cooking with kids

Chef Jennifer Bucko Lamplough shows how to make a vegetable snack look like something completely different.

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