TribLocal - Naperville /naperville TribLocal – Chicagoland's local news community Wed, 09 Jan 2013 21:37:11 +0000 en hourly 1 It’s Summer and Reading is So Delicious at the Naperville Public Library! /naperville/community/galleries/2012/06/it%e2%80%99s-summer-and-reading-is-so-delicious-at-the-naperville-public-library/ /naperville/community/galleries/2012/06/it%e2%80%99s-summer-and-reading-is-so-delicious-at-the-naperville-public-library/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:39:38 +0000 Naperville Public Library /naperville/?post_type=community_gallery&p=81200

Kids, teens and adults flocked to the Naperville Public Library Monday for the first day of sign-up for Reading is So Delicious, our Summer Reading Program. Annually the all ages reading program attracts more than 9,000 participants. Sign up today at the Nichols Library, 200 W. Jefferson Ave.; the Naper Boulevard Library, 2035 S. Naper Blvd. or the 95th Street Library, 3015 Cedar Glade Dr. Teens and adults can sign up online, Devour a wonderful summer of reading. The summer Reading Program ends Sunday, July 29.

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THE SPORTS DOCTOR – Rick Telander on The Sports Doctor June 14th /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/the-sports-doctor-rick-telander-on-the-sports-doctor-june-14th/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/the-sports-doctor-rick-telander-on-the-sports-doctor-june-14th/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:38:00 +0000 Dr. Robert Weil /aurora/?post_type=community_post&p=47446 I'm excited that famous sports writer and author Rick Telander will be our guest Thursday, June, 14, 2012, 6:30-7pm, 90.9 FM, WDCB.

Rick has been the lead sports writer for the Chicago Sun Times since 1995, having been previously a senior writer for Sports Illustrated and ESPN, the magazine. He is of course remembered for his being one of the original "the sports writers" which ran for years on Chicago TV. He's written 8 books, of which "Heaven is a Playground", being considered one of the best sports books ever (Playboy, 2006).

Rick is a former Northwestern football player who has written extensively about the "concussion crisis" in football (and hockey), and has also paid lots of attention to the ongoing concerns of drugs and sports–2 topics we'll discuss on the show. I've been a fan of Rick's for a long time, he's one of the most insightful writers who is as comfortable discussing world issues, being the parent of an athlete, and so much more in the "crazy sports culture world" we live in. He's one of the real philosophers of the sports writing world- TUNE US IN!

Dr. Robert Weil is a sports podiatrist from Naperville with an office in Aurora. You can hear him on his weekly radio show at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays on 90.9 FM. Contact him at and view his website at

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Tree House Tales at The Morton Arboretum /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/wednesdays-woods-and-wine-at-the-morton-arboretum-2/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/wednesdays-woods-and-wine-at-the-morton-arboretum-2/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:37:57 +0000 The Morton Arboretum /lisle/?post_type=community_post&p=30288

Play in the Empress Tree Castle or the Bur Oak Clubhouse Hideaway at “Tree House Tales at The Morton Arboretum!” This imaginative and entertaining exhibition comprises six kid-friendly, fun-filled and educational tree houses. Each house celebrates the story and significance of a species of tree. Play-to-learn is the underlying design concept that runs through the exhibition, and it’s why every tree house is a house full of activity, adventure, and excitement. All ages. Free with Arboretum admission. South China collection along Loop 1; approximately a four block walk from the Visitor Center.
June 15- November 2013: 7 a.m. to sunset

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Lisle Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival & Carnival Tickets on Sale /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/lisle-eyes-to-the-skies-balloon-festival-carnival-tickets-on-sale/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/lisle-eyes-to-the-skies-balloon-festival-carnival-tickets-on-sale/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:37:56 +0000 Katie Palombit /lisle/?post_type=community_post&p=30274

Lisle Eyes to the Skies Carnival Mega Passes are now on sale and can be purchased in advance for $45.00 each or $50.00 at the gate. Special Mega Passes will be sold at both Lisle Savings Bank locations, Arbor Printing & Graphics and Lisle Convention & Visitors Bureau. These passes will allow one individual all they can ride for 5 days of the carnival – June 27th thru July 1st. Vouchers will be given and can be redeemed for wristbands at the main ticket booth on the carnival site any time the carnival is open. Mega Pass may also be purchased online at
Eyes to the Skies advanced admission tickets – STILL ONLY $5 – can now be purchased at your local Lisle, Woodridge, Bolingbrook, Downers Grove, Naperville and Wheaton Danada Jewel Food Stores.

You will find complete details on the 30th Annual Eyes to the Skies Balloon Festival at or by calling 630-541-6095.

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Wednesdays, Woods, and Wine at The Morton Arboretum /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/wednesdays-woods-and-wine-at-the-morton-arboretum/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/wednesdays-woods-and-wine-at-the-morton-arboretum/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:37:55 +0000 The Morton Arboretum /lisle/?post_type=community_post&p=30284

Take a mid-week break! “Wednesdays, Woods, and Wine” lets you and friends spend the evening with a glass of wine, complimentary cheese, live entertainment and an assortment of tapas for purchase. Relax with special selections from the featured wine sponsor of the Arboretum, Wente Family Estates while basking in the summer evening. Costs $15 includes first glass of wine ($10 for Arboretum members.) Full cash bar and cost per food items. Ages 21 and up, no person under 21 years of age is admitted. Arboretum admission is free after 5 p.m. for this event. Arbor Court.
Wednesdays, June 6– August 15: 5:30 p.m. – 8 p.m., no July 4.

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Thursday Family Nights at The Morton Arboretum /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/thursday-family-nights-at-the-morton-arboretum/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/thursday-family-nights-at-the-morton-arboretum/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:37:54 +0000 The Morton Arboretum /lisle/?post_type=community_post&p=30293 Why not start the weekend with your family on Thursday nights? “Thursday Family Nights” allow visitors to enjoy family-friendly live musical entertainment, enjoy extended hours in our award-winning Children’s Garden and discover the interactive nature exhibition Tree House Tales. All ages. Free with Arboretum admissions. Admission to Arboretum discounted at $5 per person after 4:30 p.m. Girlled sandwiches and other family-friendly menu items available for purchase.
Thursdays, June 21- August 16: 5 – 8 p.m.

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Sabre Hockey Association /naperville/community/galleries/2012/06/sabre-hockey-association/ /naperville/community/galleries/2012/06/sabre-hockey-association/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:37:29 +0000 gretchen cockey /naperville/?post_type=community_gallery&p=81082

Sabre Hockey Association's Squirt A2 and Girls U14 Teams Capture 2nd in SWSL Championships

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Proceeds from artwork sale to benefit North Central College Riverwalk Gateway project /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/proceeds-from-artwork-sale-to-benefit-north-central-college-riverwalk-gateway-project/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/proceeds-from-artwork-sale-to-benefit-north-central-college-riverwalk-gateway-project/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:36:31 +0000 Ted Slowik /naperville/?post_type=community_post&p=81234

Proceeds from the sale of artwork currently exhibited at North Central College will directly benefit the College’s Riverwalk Gateway project.

Visitors may purchase more than 40 different pieces from the exhibit “Images from a Well-Traveled Lens,” on display through June 24 in Schoenherr Gallery at the Fine Arts Center, 171 E. Chicago Ave., Naperville. The exhibit showcases the photography of Hunt Harris, a Moline native who has visually documented his travels around the world.

Prices range from $195 for small pieces to $395 for larger works. Prices include glass framing by Colbert Custom Framing & Art Printing of Naperville, which has partnered with Harris and the College on the exhibit.

A portion of the proceeds from each sale will help finance construction of the Riverwalk Gateway. The College is partnering with the City of Naperville, Naperville Park District, Naperville Riverwalk Commission and Naperville Riverwalk Foundation to build the Riverwalk Gateway this summer in the area between Benedetti-Wehrli Stadium and Fredenhagen Park. The Riverwalk Gateway and Sesquicentennial Walkway comprise the College’s Sesquicentennial Legacy Project, which will improve pedestrian access and beautify the campus for the enjoyment of the community.

Harris and his wife have been to every continent at least twice, and many photographs in the exhibit were taken during these travels abroad. With these photos, he not only frames his subject matter from a scenic perspective, but also edits the work in Photoshop to further carry out the essence of the image.

Beyond his canvas work, Harris makes all his own prints using specialty archival papers. He uses pigment inks that have a projected life of more than 100 years and uses a clear coating to further preserve the quality. A recently retired entrepreneur, Harris looks forward to pursuing his avocation with photography even further, all while enhancing his education with photography workshops and mentorships.

To purchase pieces or to learn more about the exhibit, contact Nickole C. Lanham, North Central’s gallery director, at 630-637-5375 or

Founded in 1861 and celebrating its Sesquicentennial in 2011-2012, North Central College is an independent, comprehensive college of the liberal arts and sciences that offers more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas. Located in the Historic District of Naperville, Illinois—rated by Money magazine as among the nation’s “Best Places to Live”—North Central College is just 30 minutes from Chicago’s Loop. With more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students, North Central College is committed to academic excellence, a climate that emphasizes leadership, ethics, values and service, a curriculum that balances job-related knowledge with a liberal arts foundation and a caring environment with small classes. Visit to learn more.

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Where's Waldo? on Main Street, USA Comes to Naperville /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/wheres-waldo-on-main-street-usa-comes-to-naperville/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/wheres-waldo-on-main-street-usa-comes-to-naperville/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:36:25 +0000 Candy Purdom /naperville/?post_type=community_post&p=81925

July brings some extra fun to Naperville this year because Waldo will be on the loose. The familiar red-and-white striped character, who is always a bit hard to find, will be hidden in over 20 stores and businesses in Naperville. It’s all part of Where’s Waldo? on Main Street, USA, a national campaign of Candlewick Press and the American Booksellers Association.

According to American Booksellers Association President Becky Anderson, of Naperville’s Anderson’s Bookshop, “What could be more fun than finding Waldo, but finding Waldo at local independent businesses in your communities,” says Anderson. “Find Waldo Local celebrates the uniqueness, fun and strength of community.”

So Where's Waldo? Throughout Naperville, of course. He's turning 25 this year, and to celebrate, the famous fellow in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting different local businesses all through the month of July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, and more. From Anderson’s Bookshop at 123 W. Jefferson Ave. to Adagio Tea at 27 W. Jefferson Ave., from Second Chance Resale at 1512 N. Naper Blvd., Ste. 172 to the offices of Advanced Healthcare Associates
at 1001 E. Ogden Ave. Ste., 202 and at many more stops, Waldo figures are showing up in public areas of local establishments.

Anyone who wishes to participate can pick up a “Find Waldo in Naperville” search list with the names of all the businesses, and collect an "I Found Waldo at ___________" card for each Waldo they spot. Collecting cards in 16 or more businesses and turning them in at Anderson’s will win a Waldo button and an entry for other, larger prizes to be drawn on July 31. The Grand Prize is a complete six-volume set of Waldo books. People who prefer a shorter version of the hunt can collect the cards from eight businesses and pick up a Waldo button at Anderson’s Bookshop.

Waldo is the creation of Martin Handford, whose entertaining drawings of crowd scenes swept the world in 1987. Since then, the Where’s Waldo books have held a cherished spot on bookstore shelves the world over. There are now over 55 million Waldo books in print worldwide and they’ve been translated into 18 languages. An entire generation has grown up searching for Waldo and his cast of wandering companions.

In celebration of Waldo's longevity and popularity, his American publisher, Candlewick Press, decided to team up with the American Booksellers Association and 250 independent bookstores all across the country, including Anderson’s Bookshop here in Naperville, to have fun and encourage people to visit local businesses. There is no charge to participate, and the game lasts for the entire month of July. For more information about hunting for Waldo in Naperville, call Anderson’s Bookshop at 630-355-2665.

Candlewick Press wanted to “dovetail Waldo’s 25th anniversary celebration with the Shop Local movement by creating an exciting nationwide event to help ABA member bookstores remain strong and vibrant this summer,” said Elise Supovitz, director of field sales for Candlewick Press.

The idea stemmed from a Waldo promotion staged last year by Cape Cod’s Eight Cousins Bookstore. “Their promotion was so successful that more than 500 children were out hunting for Waldo in local business establishments around the town of Falmouth, Massachusetts,” said Supovitz.

Candlewick will also provide free prizes for participants, including 100 “I Found Waldo” buttons, five copies of Where’s Waldo? The Phenomenal Postcard Book, and one copy of Where’s Waldo? The Complete Collection box set.

A complete list of Naperville businesses participating as of press time includes:
The Boxes, Etc.
Second Chance Resale
Pennywise Resale Shoppe
Structure Integrated Healthcare
Naperville Trolley
Porter Presentations
LuAnn Specialties
Positively Naperville
Adagio Teas
Dog Patch Pets
Twisted Olive
Naperville Bank
Ellman's Music Center
Two Bostons
Advanced Healthcare Associates
Naperville Dog
Roseland Draperies
Anderson's Bookshop
Anderson's Two Doors East Gift Shop
Naperville Art League

Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. The store has been helping Naperville readers for six generations. In 1878, Oswald’s pharmacy began selling books as a service to customers. So successful was that side of the business that it became an independent entity in 1964. Based in downtown Naperville, the store has grown with the community ever since. A second location is also open in downtown Downers Grove. Two Doors East, Anderson’s Naperville gift shop, opened in Fall 2009.

Key to Anderson’s success has been special events, like the July Where’s Waldo? scavenger hunt. Keep updated on current literary events by visiting

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Visit Beautiful Gardens on the Sustainable with Style Garden Bus Tour /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/visit-beautiful-gardens-on-the-sustainable-with-style-garden-bus-tour/ /naperville/community/stories/2012/06/visit-beautiful-gardens-on-the-sustainable-with-style-garden-bus-tour/#comments Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:36:22 +0000 The Growing Place /naperville/?post_type=community_post&p=81293

Experience sustainable gardens that feature a beautiful mix of hybridized and native plants, water-wise landscaping and long-lasting beauty on the Sustainable with Style garden bus tour sponsored by The Growing Place on Saturday, June 30. Visit exceptional gardens that create season-long color with minimal maintenance. Discover clever ideas on how you can be eco-friendly, still enjoy bountiful blooms and attract native birds and butterflies.

The day includes docent-led tours of the gardens of Midwest Groundcovers in St. Charles, plus three private homes. Participants begin with the Piet Oudolf-designed gardens at Midwest Groundcovers. Oudolf is known for his work on the Lurie Garden at Millennium Park in Chicago. The gardens at Midwest Groundcovers feature hardy plants chosen for their long blossoming, drought tolerance and winter interest. Find out just how beautiful this mix of grasses, perennials and bulbs is at its summer peak. While at Midwest Groundcovers, the program will include a tour of their nursery production facilities, highlighting their many sustainable practices.

The bus will stop at a private home on approximately two acres in St. Charles. This is a lovely blend of woodland gardens under mature oaks and sunny spaces featuring an extensive daylily collection. From St. Charles the tour continues east to a one-acre private home in Winfield on a small lake. Here, find extraordinary rain gardens, a secret garden and more than 40 species of trees. There are also several experiments in process of low maintenance lawn alternatives focused on less mowing with more beauty. The tour will finish in Naperville at a typical-sized suburban home featuring a prairie meadow-style planting. Find out how to transform even a small space into a wildlife-rich retreat.

The registration fee is $65, $55 for Growing Rewards Members of The Growing Place. The trip includes a boxed lunch, afternoon snacks and informative handouts aboard a luxury motorcoach. Seats are limited. The trip leaves at 8:00 am from The Growing Place in Naperville on Plank Road. To reserve a space, please call The Growing Place at 630-355-4000.

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