Friday, May 29, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Week of May 24, 2015

Whew! What a week!

Even with being on call this past weekend and working most of Saturday, losing Monday made the week seem both long and short. (Know what I mean?)

Can't believe it's Friday already. Below are links to this week's features. Scroll through, pick what appeals to you. Mostly, enjoy! The people in my community are up to some great things. :)

I also put together four event calendars each week. Three of them can be found at the link below. Check back with each day for new event listings.

Family of terminally ill Romeoville man runs foundation in man's name
By Dawn Aulet

When I first wrote about Brandon Regan in 2011, his family was hoping to raise enough money to take Brandon to see Garth Brooks in concert and pay for Brandon's funeral. Brandon, although still in hospice, has beaten the odds, so his family has planned one heck of a birthday celebration for him.

In the video extra, Brandon has just one thing on his mind.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman fought inspiring cancer battle

The battle was over two decades long, but Diane Merriman didn't give up on liviing life.

In the video extra, Diane's husband Dave Merriman shares the special gift he bought Diane after beating cancer for the third time.

Doctor at Joliet hospice catered to the needs of dying patients
By Mauverneen Blevins

A glimpse into how Joliet Area Community Hospice has evolved from the eyes of a doctor who served it since the 1990s.

Joliet man inspires many to support an orphanage

Mike Tackebury is one of those people you have to meet to believe. What started as a simple, one-time garage sale has grown into a multi-event ministry of many volunteers.

In the video extras, travel with Tackebury as he makes a house call.

Six fiber and textile artists showcase their work at Gallery Seven in Joliet

Don't think quilt fabric. Think gut. And tree wrap. And inflatable couches and balls. Huh? Read on!

The video extra showcases the largest item in the exhibit.

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