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Friday, June 21, 2024

Wil Anderson

Wil Anderson is a lifelong Naperville resident and manager at Oswald's Pharmacy in Naperville Plaza.

The Next Generation – Sidewalk Sales conjure up memories

Above / Do you remember Oswald's last sidewalk sale along Jefferson Avenue in downtown Naperville before the pharmacy established in 1875 moved to Naperville...

The Next Generation – The last (Naperville) Ribfest

This month marks the end of an era. The Knoch Park Ribfest era in Naperville, to be precise. Ribfest has been held in Knoch...

The Next Generation – 30 Years of Summers in Naperville

Summer is officially starting this month, June 21 to be exact, and I’m ready for it. I don’t know if I’m more excited for...

The Next Generation – Naperville High School Graduations

The Class of 2019 is graduating from Naperville area high schools this month. Ceremonies, fireworks, parties, fat checks from grandma and grandpa – it’s...

The Next Generation – The best places to ring in spring (in Naperville)

April, barring some prolonged cold weather, is going to be a welcome month for Naperville. Downtown businesses are going to be operating at full...

The Next Generation – Connecting remotely

2019 is starting to pick up the pace. While January went on for an eternity, February has been speeding by. The two months we’ve...

The Next Generation – Winters in Naperville

One thing I’ve always loved about living in Naperville is getting to experience all four seasons. A summary: spring and fall aren’t long enough,...

The Next Generation – Taking local business to the future

2018 has been a year of many changes for my family’s business, Oswald’s Pharmacy. We’ve taken many steps towards "digitizing." Having a web presence...

The Next Generation – Remembering Officer Friendly

It’s December and that means two things; the holidays and reflecting on the past year. This September marked the passing of Mr. Naperville, Mayor...

The Next Generation – Gearing up for the holidays

Above, a Polaroid snapshot reminds Wil of his early association with his family's independent local business. The end of October kicks off my favorite season...