Here’s what our readers are saying about Positively Naperville and a few other things that come to mind… (Edited for space, of course!)
Readers who enjoy this page of greetings also might like the memories featured on PN’s Naperville Nostalgia. Please see ten years of links posted at the bottom right under Archived Enjoyment.
April 2012 – Find the month’s most recent greetings at the top
From Naperville Jaycees Facebook April 28: Distinguished Service Awards was a blast last night! THANK YOU to our sponsors: Chicago Marriott Naperville, DLN Floral Creations, Midwest Wine & Spirits, Caleb and Rosemarie Garvey, The Charles “Chuck” Bueche Family, JTH Recognition, K&J Kathy Sander and Jess Allured, Minuteman Press, Positively Naperville, Joe Lichter for photography, The Diamondaire Corp. The Law Offices of James I. Bernicky! THANK YOU to our award recipients, Dr. Harold R. Wilde, Belgio’s Catering, Marty Bee, Kelly Martinez, Liz Zienty, Mike Raczak, Naperville Community Television (NCTV17), Josh Seago and Jodi Bernicky, as well as Karen Coleman and Brad Taylor. THANK YOU to the committee chair Melissa Hupp, Joe Mensik and Nicole Marchluk, as well as to our presenters Joe Zhu, Rick Eertmoed, April Lessnau, Greg Siegel, Ginny Kula, Rosemarie Breske Garvey, Cindy Brennan, John Trojanowski, Beth DeGeeter, Ray Kinney & Dave Kelsch. —Naperville Jaycees
Editor’s Note: To stay on top of all the membership notes, community projects, events and fundraisers such as The Last Fling & Labor Day Parade hosted by the Naperville Jaycees, visit Naperville Jaycees.
It is that time of year again when the American Association of University Women hosts its annual Used Book Sale (June13-16 at NVHS). I have an article about the AAUW Book Sale hoping that you will be able to feature it in the May and June editions of POSITIVELY NAPERVILLE. Thanks for your support! All monies generated go to fund a scholarship for a deserving woman. —Paulette Goodman
Editor’s Note: Used Book Drive Collections: 9AM-NOON on Sat., May 12, at School District #203 Administrative Building, 203 W. Hillside, as well as 9AM-NOON Sat., June 9, at School District #204 Administrative Building, 780 Shoreline Drive in Aurora. / AAUW Used Book Sale: June 13-16 at NVHS, 2360 95th St. More than 30,000 used books, CDs, DVDs and more will be available at low prices. INFO: www.aauw-il.org/naperville. —PN
Please announce the 5K Walk for SCAD Research Positively Naperville. A little more than a year ago my husband’s sister suffered a fatal heart attack after experiencing a Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD). Judy was an active, healthy 51 year old with no risk factors for heart attack. We had never heard of the condition! Her husband has spent the last year creating SCAD Research, Inc. (a 501(c)3 charity to increase awareness for SCAD, and raise funds for research at Mayo Clinic. Visit SCADresearch.org for more info about SCAD. Our first 5K Walk for SCAD Research will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Springbrook Prairie Forest Preserve in Naperville. The walk has become the cornerstone for a SCAD Survivors Reunion that will be held here in Naperville. Several local SCAD survivors and SCAD survivors from across the country; Dr. Hayes and Dr. Sweet, researchers at Mayo Clinic; as well as Katherine Leon, 2012 Women’s Day Magazine Red Dress Award recipient will all be participating in the walk and reunion. —Laura Meyer Event Co-chair, (630) 254-5412
Thanks for telling us about so many things that make life interesting! Please print this, too: Diversity Dinners — (630) 420-4233 — means getting together with a fascinating mixed group of ten on a Saturday night about once a month to talk and eat together. We take turns hosting, but everybody brings some sort of delicious food to share at each meal, and brings questions to discuss informally together as a group. This approach to promoting acquaintance among people of varying backgrounds and orientations has been popular here and spreading for 15 years. You can talk to participants to learn more about it — to decide if you want to get involved. —Stephanie Hughes, (630) 420-4233
From Facebook April 23: A coyote crossed Aurora Ave. right in front of me last month in the middle of the afternoon. It emerged from the VW dealership, crossed the street a few feet in front of my car and headed for the pond. —Karen Rumaner
Reply to PN Story Posted about Lucy, the NNHS Huskie Robot: Thank you for taking the time to recognize the great students and teachers at Naperville North, along with the mentors, parents, and company sponsors. These are the type of positive individuals that make a difference in our community. So often, we hear about the negative things going on in our schools, so I truly appreciate you focusing on this exciting time for everyone. … This robotics team experience reminded me of an experience I had as a teenager. I once came upon an elderly man stranded in his car on a cold winter day. After helping him with the car, I asked him about himself. He told me about his native Germany, and what he did for a living before retiring to the U.S. We became friends, and when he had time, he taught me everything he knew about metal machining, and how many simple machines actually work. The most amazing thing was that he spoke very little English. This learning experience still inspires me today! … If you have the opportunity to help someone, or teach something to someone, take it. That wonderful feeling will last a lifetime! … Congratulations to everyone involved! —Steve Coan, Create Cut Invent
From Facebook April 17: “Big thanks for covering the (Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk) event!!!” —John Zediker
From Facebook April 16: “Thank you PN for coming out to join us on Opening Day and for the wonderful article about Cafe N Play!!! 🙂 Naperville Moms Network – A Community of Moms Empowering Moms” —Cathy Subber
Thank you for covering this very important story (For Naperville Pancreatic Cancer Research Walk)….hope to see you next year. —Ann Walsh, Director of Events, Lustgarten Foundation| 1111 Stewart Ave| Bethpage, NY 11714, www.lustgarten.org
American Legion Post No. 43 has selected Ryan Macwan and Christopher Porter to receive the Post’s annual scholarships. Post No. 43 is the local chapter of the American Legion, the largest Veterans service organization in the United States. The Scholarships will be presented to Christopher Porter and Ryan Macwan on Saturday evening, April 21, at the American Legion’s Past Commanders’ Dinner in Naperville. The annual Scholarships are awarded to deserving young men and young women to assist them in pursuing their education after high school. —Bill Carmichael, Publicity
Wow! This is great (A reference to an online PN N.E.W.S. story about caregiving that will be hosted at St. Patrick’s Residence’s on April 27.) I love the pictures! You did such a good job with your pictures. The tree is still beautiful. … Thank you so much, Stephanie! —Madelene Bernar
Naperville Jaycees tagged Positively Naperville in a post on Facebook April 13: “Thanks for the shout out, Positively Naperville! Also, check out their coverage of last Saturday’s Easter Egg Hunt!” —Naperville Jaycees
In reply to a Web post about JULIE and April is Safe Digging Month: Thanks, Stephanie! —Kevin T. Chmura, Director of Public Relations, JULIE, Inc., www.illinois1call.com, Always Call 811 Before You Dig!
Thanks for getting photos up on Positively Naperville so quickly regarding today’s Easter Bunny at Main Street Promenade. I was getting ready to send you some photos, and you have already finished the story! Wow! You are really on top of things. —Jini Clare, Clare Communications
Love the new website! … This year I am one of the National Honor Society sponsors and we are having a Spring Jamboree (April 28 at Naperville Central High School) for Naperville area elementary school students and their families. This should be a great time and I was hoping you would not mind spreading the word through you website, calendar, and facebook page. Thank you for any help you can provide. —Dan Olandese
Thank you so much for running our story about Shining Stars. I scanned a copy and sent it to Shining Stars, and I now know that I made a mistake on the website address. If you by chance have a correction spot on the website, or such, the correct website is: ShiningStarsFoundation.org instead of just ShiningStars.org. Thanks so much again! —Laurie Yndestad
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Big smile on my face! —Kelly 🙂 and The Johnsons: John, Jacob & Jeremy (See April 22 calendar https://www.positivelynaperville.com/2012/03/04/april-2012/)
I was waiting at the car dealership this morning for an hour or so, and had just the best time reading through Positively Naperville! So many interesting columns and notices to consider. I trust you are well and looking forward to a lovely Easter weekend! … Attached is the announcement of our upcoming fundraiser (April 26) with the Lieutenant Governor, Sheila Simon, as the guest of honor. I would be so pleased to have it included with your announcements. As always, your kind assistance is so very much appreciated. —Dianne McGuire
March 2012 – Find the month’s most recent greetings at the top
Loved Jo Lundeen’s springtime Riverwalk picture (on the opening page of PN Web site) ! I have her fall picture from last year on my home page so I can refer to it lots of times. —Charles Vincent George
A good looking link (at www.positivelynaperville.com). Thanks for the helping the community find the Memorial Day Parade Committee’s sign up info. —Phil Maughan
Editor’s Note: Again this year, all Memorial Day Parade registration is paperless and online at. Http://sites.google.com/site/napervillememorialdayparade/
To Designer Lynette Klingbeil: Lynette, March’s PN = FANTASTIC. We loved it!!! —Ellen Cox
Might you be interested in a feature on Naperville resident Alene Robertson, who will be appearing as “Ruth” in Marriott Theatre’s production of The Pirates of Penzance? The exuberant musical theater masterpiece from the clever pens of W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan previews April 4, opens April 13 and runs through June 10 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. … Robertson has spent much of the past twenty years terrorizing little girls as “Miss Hannigan” in regional and national productions of Annie. She toured with the 30th anniversary traveling production of the musical in 2005. In Chicago, she is a nine-time Jeff Award recipient for the roles of “Mama Morton” in Chicago The Musical, “Dolly Levi” in Hello Dolly!, “Lalume” in Kismet, “Miss Hannigan” in Annie, “Mrs. Lovett” in Sweeney Todd, “Vera Charles” in Mame, And The World Goes ‘Round and twice for her performance as “Mama Rose” in Gypsy. Robertson made her Broadway debut in Annie and her off-Broadway debut in Annie Warbucks. … Thank you! —Jocelyn Ocampo
Editor’s Note: The performance schedule is Wednesdays at 1PM and 8PM, Thursdays and Fridays at 8PM, Saturdays at 4:30PM and 8PM, and Sundays at 1PM and 5PM. Ticket prices range from $41 to $49, plus tax and handling fees. Seniors and students receive $5.00 off a full price theatre ticket on Wednesday at 1PM, Saturday at 4:30PM. and Sunday at 1PM and 5PM. On Wednesday and Thursday evenings a limited number of Dinner and Theatre tickets are available for $55.00 per person plus handling fees. Dinner is at Kings Wharf Restaurant or the Fairfield Inn (based on dining availability). Free parking is available at all performances. To reserve tickets with a major credit card, call the Marriott Theatre Box Office at 847.634.0200 or www.Ticketmaster.com. Visit www.MarriottTheatre.com for more information.
Good News, Things To Do, Places To See, People To Know on PN’s New Web site: I like that Casey’s Foods!! —Daniel F. Casey, III , First Vice President , CBRE | Brokerage Services, Saddle Brook, NJ
Ed and Lene asked me to thank you for getting the Ed Young link up so quickly.
Editor’s Note: We welcome all requests to post/ link candidates’ Web sites to our Elections & Candidates Page. The Primary Election is Tues., March 20. Thanks for being an informed voter. More than ever we urge registered voters to be educated.
From Facebook: Congrats to Positively Naperville on their NEW website! PN always does a great job covering positive news in Naperville, including Jaycee events. —Naperville Jaycees, www.naperjaycees.org.
Wow–the new website looks great!! … I also picked up a copy of the March issue the other day–loved the front page pictures of the green scarves. The parade will be fun on Saturday (March 17) . Thanks so much. … Have a fantastic day! —Jodi Bernicky
Great web site! I have been without my computer for one month, when it completely died. Rich S. finally installed my new computer today. I have tons of catching up, but had to take a look at your new web site. It is fabulous! Can’t wait to spend more time on it. Also, let Tim know I love it! —Mary Ann Junkroski, Roseland Draperies & Interiors, 204 S. Washington Street
My profile photograph is courtesy of Positively Naperville. Stephanie Penick was kind enough to photograph Harris and I for her magazine’s coverage of the 8th annual Naperville Public Service St. Baldrick’s fundraiser. If you haven’t taken a look at http://
From Facebook: Just visited Naperville after moving away over 20 years ago. Read the current PN edition at our hotel! Great info! —Pamela Susin Maibaum
From Facebook regarding this new Web site: I like it! Nice & clean & fresh! —Roxanne Lang
From Facebook regarding this new Web site: I like the new look! —Chuck Corrigan
From Facebook: The title says it best, this local paper represents all that’s positive about the community. —Georgiann Baldino
Could your reference on page 32 of the March issue that the “…American flag at May Watts Elementary School is always a place to pause and reflect about the future.” be an oxymoron or were you just checking your readership out? Just wondering. —W. Brand Bobosky
Editor’s Note to Bobosky: All of the above because the future is now. Thanks for reading!
Editor’s FYI: These Greetings to PN have been collected since the new Web site was launched in mid-March 2012. Other edited Greetings to PN are featured in the archive of enjoyment with Naper Nostalgia and Memories of the Exchange Club of Naperville Ribfest. Thanks for reading and for all feedback.