Monday, March 28, 2011

Dixon City-Wide Garage Sales -- April 16

Northwest Dixon
Dot# Address Grid

#1 1003 N. Hill (B-1)

#2 809 4TH Ave (B-2)
Two family sale. Clothes all sizes, boys and girls, toys, high chair. Must see

#3 913 N. Hennepin Ave (B-2)
Little tikes, toys, elec jeeps, tape recopier, appliances, furniture, kids clothes, yard equipment, camping, misc

#17 414 Second Ave (C-2)
Nice variety of landscape perennials, annuals, house plants, kitchen items, clothing and more

#20 559 Palmyra Rd (C-1) Off Map
Hunting and golf equipment, misc tools, end tables, baby-adult clothes, household items, much more

Northeast Dixon
Dot# Address Grid

#5 910 N. Dixon (B-3)
Furniture, glassware, sporting goods, and various household items. Quality items and cheap prices

#4 318 E. Bradshaw (B-3)
Huge family garage sale. Clothes of all sizes. Appliances, knickknacks, furniture, toys, too much to list

#6 1207 Douglas Terrace (B-4)

#18 519 Heather Ln (C-2)
Clothes, ladies and Jrs., kitchen items, books, turntable stereo, dvd player, bulletin boards, knick knacks

#19 112 E. Chamberlin (C-3)
Indoor Sale! Boy clothes, newborn on up. Lots of miscellaneous

Southeast Dixon
Dot# Address Grid

#7 Dixon Paint Company (D-3) Downtown
205 E 1st St
Multiple family sale, sidewalk sales. Check out a new business in the downtown!

#12 Women of the Moose (B-5)
887 Shop Rd
Mulitiple family sale, lots of various items. Come check us out!

#13 1216 Northridge (D-5)
Gas stove, books 20” TV, night stand, flower pots, plates, tins, pictures, jewelry, much more

#23 1108 Tee St (E-5)
Dollar Sale! All items $1 unless marked otherwise. Clothing, furniture, misc

Southwest Dixon
Dot# Address Grid

#8 Butcher Block Antiques (D-3) Downtown
216 W 1st St

#9 Waterfront Gifts (D-3) Downtown
212 W 1st St
Sidewalk sales, antiques, unique items

#10 Frameworks (D-3) Downtown
210 W 1st St

#11 Quality Resale (D-3) Downtown
420 W 1st St
Quality used clothing at great prices

#14 368 Rock island Rd (E-1) Off Map
Sm Estate lot sale. Collectibles, name brand clothing, bedding,
most things sold in lots

#15 1606 W. 9th (E-1)
Area rugs, white gas range, crafts. Christmas decorations, girls and womens plus sizes, lots of misc

#16 Salamandra (D-3) Downtown
105 W. 1st St
Clothes, kids clothes and toys, furniture, miscellaneous items

#21 85 Logan Ave (D-1)
Moving out sale! Mowers, tools, large safe, model care collection, house stuff

#22 210 Monroe Ave (D-2)
Lots of NWT purses, clothes infant to adults, dresser, microwave, tv stand, much more

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Tuesday Moment -- DMS updates

As we continue to celebrate our 15th Anniversary this March, we invite you to join us for a reception at the Crystal Cork this Thursday, March 24 from 5-7 p.m. We will have food and drink for everyone to enjoy! Come and celebrate 15 years of success in downtown Dixon!

As part of our 15th Anniversary, our annual fundraising campaign this year includes a theme of 15 MORE. As we look to provide great programming and events for the city during the next 15 years, we need your support to make it happen. Consider at donation today and check out our website at for our campaign flyer.

Now on to the DMS events and updates ...

Community Expo -- April 2 from 9-2 p.m. -- The annual Community Expo at Kitzmans Lumber continues to add new booth vendors everyday. We have nearly 30 vendors already signed up to take part, and there is still time to reserve a booth. Kitzmans Lumber and Century Link are sponsoring this great event. Spurgeon's Bay will host a cookout for us during the event. Stop down to check out all the great booths and give-aways!

Founders Day -- April 11 -- On Monday, April 11 we will host the annual Founders Day celebration with special event at the Dixon Historic Center. This year, the event will feature a local history presentation, as well as the presentation of our PRIDE Award for Private Reinvestment in Downtown Excellence, and the first-ever Lifetime Achievement in Local History Award. The event will begin at 5p.m. with a soup and sandwich dinner offered for $10. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the John Dixon Statue Project. The program will begin at 6:30 p.m. featuring a panel of local historians Greg Langan, Jeff Lovett and James Dixon discussion Dixon and the Civil War. For more information or to make reservations for the dinner, call 815-288-2308.

Dixon City-Wide Garage Sales -- April 16 -- Dixon Main Street is holding a city-wide garage sale event on Saturday, April 16. Residents and businesses will be able to take part for the low cost of $15, which gets them a marker on the map, listing and more. More information and registration info is now online at The event is sponsored by Fifth Third Bank, Quality Resale, Snyders, Mama Cimino's, Blackhawk Insurance and Butcher Block Antiques.

Fitness Fest and Reagan Criterium Bike Races presented by Green River Adventure Sports -- May 7 -- This is the 3rd Annual Bike Races through downtown Dixon. This year, a 3k Run will be added to the day. Register for the run at or the bike races at Sponsored by KSB Hospital, Ken Nelson Auto, Anytime Fitness and Mead's Bike Shop.

Dixon Main Street Golf Outing presented by Sauk Valley Bank -- Save the date for Thursday, May 26 at Timber Creek Golf Club. This year's honorary chairman of the event is Jesse Partington. Foursome price stays the same as last year at $280. Already 10 foursomes have reserved their spot!

A few quick notes . . .
- Blumen Stuff is hosting a show called "Welcome Wonderful Spring" on Thursday, March 24 at 7 p.m. at Timber Creek. It is a design show to showcase lots of new and fun stuff for Spring and Easter. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door.
- A Meet the Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. on March 28 at the high school cafeteria. The event is hosted by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce.
-Dixon Sister Cities will have a concert by the NIU Steel Drum Band on March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Historic Dixon Theatre. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for 12 and under. Check for details.
- The Dixon Rotary Club is planning their annual Community Shrimp Boil and Chili Bowl Fundraiser for Saturday, April 9 from 5 – 8:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 506 W Third Street, Dixon. The fundraiser is used to support Rotary Club events and projects, including college scholarships. Carry-out orders are available from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12 and children 5 and under eat free. For more information or to order tickets, call Melissa Glessner at 815-288-3310. The Dixon Rotary Club meets every Monday at noon at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in downtown Dixon.
- The Regional Survey of Art 7 Show is on view at The Next Picture Show until April 9. And, the next opening event at TNPS will be Friday, April 22 when the Sinissippi Foundation Expressions Show will be held.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Water Rates and Improvemens focus of Lunch and Learn in March

The Dixon Main Street Lunch and Learn program at the Post House Ballroom on Wednesday, March 16 will feature a presentation on the City of Dixon Water Department and the recent rate changes and improvements.

“This is a very timely and important subject for everyone in the city of Dixon. We felt it would be appropriate to allow the public to come and learn more about this project and why it is happening," Josh Albrecht, Dixon Main Street Executive Director, said.

The program will highlight the city's efforts to comply with the EPA mandates for safe drinking water, including well enhancement projects and the water rate increase that came with the improvements.

"The best way to understand how your city works is to get the information straight from the source," Albrecht said.

The March Lunch and Learn is sponsored by Dixon Paint Company and US Bank and is catered by Mama Cimino's. Admission is $3 and includes lunch. The Lunch and Learn program is open to the public and reservations are not required. The program begins at 12 p.m. and normally finishes by 1 p.m.

For more information on the Lunch and Learn program, call Dixon Main Street at 815-288-2308.