Friday, February 6, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Week of February 1, 2015

It's been a busy week (huff and puff), and the catch-up Friday I had planned has turned into a huff and puff already-behind Friday.

But first, a peek back at some of my activities this week, along with a few video "extras" shot by me.

New cookie bakery in Shorewood to participate in annual fundraising chocolate ball
By Dawn Aulet
Two videos: tips for better cookies

A Shorewood resident with a successful homemade, mail order cookie business finds success in her new storefront and will participate tomorrow in a non-profit's annual chocolate ball.

More than a foot of snow recorded in parts of Will County
Also Lauren Leone-Cross
Two vidoes: Joliet resident practices what he preaches. Siblings enjoy the snow.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman never turned down opportunities to help

The original, "Just say 'yes,'" lady, Helen Lakota did it all, from singing in the church choir to serving as sheriff deputy.

Former Joliet pastor explores male stereotypes
By Brittany Keeperman
Video: compassionate advice to boys who are being bullied

Written by a former student of mine, this story is a firsthand glimpse into how male stereotypes have affected Steve Hinkle and his plans to empower men.

Mokena-based band plays with guests and substitutes
By Jeanne Millsap

These guys aren't afraid to mix it up - and their musician pool has some high-profile names.

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