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Friday, August 12, 2022

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Real Life – Caught in the web

Like many people enduring pandemic restrictions, I developed a habit of unwinding in front of Netflix. This has continued even with the relative freedom...

Moving forward

Above / Upon request, Otto wrote, "Here's a photo from either late elementary school (May Watts Elementary School) or early middle school (Hill Middle...

Start training for the VFW Judd-A-Thon

It was the final steps of the workout that seemed to literally crush my soul. It was early June, and I knew I would...

Name in the newspaper

When my sons were younger, I started a binder for each of them that contained their yearly school pictures, their report cards and little...

Door Dashers help get Loaves & Fishes food to those in need

As the line of vehicles outside our building continues to grow in record numbers, Loaves & Fishes continues to focus on making food accessible...

KidsMATTER 2 Us – Students learn leadership via KidsMatter

Years ago, KidsMatter recommended that students have an opportunity to serve on Naperville Boards and Commissions. Why? KidsMatter knows that it is important for...

August Editor’s Notes / Dogs and Dog Days

Above / Back in 2012, Karl-the-Girl-Dog was among six dogs that joined McGruff-the-Crime-Dog to introduce the dog patio at Meson Sabika. (See group photo...

WDSRA – Teen Edition

Ah... the pre-teen and teen years. These are the years where, according to them, it’s all about friends and fun. But we know this...

Movies with Tarek – Chicago Critics Film Festival: ‘Cha Cha Real Smooth’ Review

A new up and coming actor and director, Cooper Raiff, has created a masterpiece which is both charming inspirational. Cha Cha Real Smooth is...

Joseph and Almeda Naper’s son-in-law (twice)

Cheney Moses Castle was born April 11, 1829, in Jericho, Chittenden County, Vermont, the son of Deacon Joel Castle and Aurelia Lane. At the age...

The new gym culture

Everyone has a different and unique perception of the gym. For me, I used to picture a room packed with huge body builders, all...

Real Life – Getting into the game

Life is full of unintended consequences. When my parents enrolled me in an all-girls’ boarding school in 1964, it was unlikely, for their daughter, that...

Little Friends: Getting a glimpse of new technologies for service providers

In mid-June, I had the privilege of attending a conference organized and run by Open Minds. This organization is one that provides consulting services...

Nutrition Knowledge – Stress and the microbiome

As we continue exploring how to help our gut microbiome be at its best, we must talk about stress. We all experience stress to...

Science Corner – Empty space is not empty

Physicists tell us that there is no such thing as empty space. Imagine that you have removed every atom from a small box to...

Transitions – Down the rabbit hole: social media

I recently discovered Tic Tok. Don’t even know how I got there, but what a mistake – two hours gone and not enough sleep...

The Y – Shoo Away the Summertime Boredom Bug

In the waning weeks of summer, as the novelty of lazy days and sleeping in has worn off, we start to hear more declarations...

Pulse of Naperville Music Scene – Thanks for the musical memories

Some moments are forever vivid such the time a tall figure walked into my tiny office when it was located under the staircase up...

The Local Pulse – Thank you, farmers!

Change is constant and often necessary. Businesses continually adapt to remain competitive and profitable, and schools respond to economic trends to produce graduates that...

NACC at City Council: Working to Protect Private Property Owner Rights

The Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce once again acting as Your Advocate spoke at Naperville City Council in late June. We spoke to encourage...

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Apply now for 10-week Citizen Police Academy that begins Sept. 28, 2022

Above / Naperville Police Department, located at 1350 Aurora Avenue, is now accepting applications for its Fall Citizen Police Academy, a course that includes...
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