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Sunday, February 5, 2023

Ed Channell

Ed Channell has served on many boards, foundations and fundraising campaigns during more than 50 years in Naperville—and he loves feedback. Give it to him at echannell1@gmail.com.

Ed’s Many Old Hats – April and October

Above / Blankets of bluebells are known to bloom in Knoch Knolls Park in late April. When I was younger with a wife, kids and...

Ed’s Many Old Hats – Perseverance

Above / Find the "Believe House" located along Williamsburg Drive where many homes are illuminated for the holidays. In the spirit of good will...

Ed’s Many Old Hats – I wish I didn’t know now what I didn’t know then

I wrote a column for this paper, which I love, for 10 years when I was a junior senior citizen. I'm hesitant to tell you...

Ed’s Many Hats – How are your resolutions doin’?

Well, here we are about 65 or 70 days after some of you made New Year's resolutions, or should I say 'having wishful thoughts...

How to stay young in 2019

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That's what you pay them to do. 2....

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m back (again): Oh! Those resolutions

Here we are on the doorstep of February, the month we look back on all the foolish New Year’s resolutions we made in late...

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m back: Going south with the birds

Lately I've been asked by a number of people to write another guest column before I leave for Sarasota/Panther Ridge, Florida, for the winter....

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m back: secrets

When someone whispers, "If I tell you a secret, will you promise not to tell anyone?", I politely tell them that I can keep...

Ed’s Many Hats – I’m Back: Bluebird, Wren & Owl houses

Since I was a young lad growing up on a farm in rural Alabama I've been in love with birds. We had a lot...

Ed’s Many Hats – My family reunion

After a leave of nearly 50 years away from my boyhood hometown of Hamilton, Alabama, I recently got an unusual urge to return for...