Friday, July 24, 2015

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, July 5 through July 24

Yep, I did it again: fell behind in posting features.

But I took on some extra duties through the week and weekend to help out, so that took time. And I'm shooting more video, which I love, And as I'm posting these stories, I realize I've written most of them .Any remaining moments in the day went to the other elements of my life: God, family, friends, my novel, and a little "me" time.


You can check out the health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars. Three of them can be found at the link below.

Also at the link are the community feature briefs I write/edit (no byline). The fourth calendar, Gotta Do It, runs each Sunday and often stays on the home page through the week.

This time, I'm only posting the latest Pets of the Week.

Check back with each day for new event listings. And now, without further ado....(TA DA!): the stories!

New Lenox women energeized to help veterans after finding her grandfather's diary
By Christine Johnson 
With video extras

Her grandfather was only seventeen when he served in World War II, and he wrote from that persepective.

An Extraordinary Life: Former Minooka woman's niche was helping others

Despite her own health woes, this woman made it her business to ease the health woes of others.

Twelve-year-old girl with hydrocephalous raises money and awareness
With video extras

Adults should have half the courage, strength, and dedication this young lady has.

Romeoville pastor and chaplain takes sabbatical for self-ministering

Now that she's helped her church through crisis and betrayal, this pastor is taking a time-out for healing.

M&R Rush brings high-energy show back to Joliet after 30 years
By Kevin Beese

After missing fame and fortune by an inch, the "it" band around the Joliet-area throttled back. Now with a different midset, M&R Rush is rocking stages once again.

Former New Lenox resident drums for band with presence in the Smithsonian
By Dawn Aulet

In doing so, he's making a certain era come alive for modern audiences.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet woman had strong, caring heart

That strength came from love and the overcoming of personal tragedies.

New Lenox man converts to orthodoxy to find history and majesty in ancient faith
With video extra

And that led his brother and mother into a deeper relationship with God.

The fine art society of Carillon Lakes in Crest Hill opens annual art fair to the public
With video extra

This weekend: Come see the work this senior group does and help support a local youth art program.

Morris senior is puzzle whiz
With video extra

To him, there's nothing puzzling about how to do it.

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet man embraced reovery and the community
With video extra

Likie Hezekiah in the Bible, God granted Michael Pinnick fifteen more years. Read to see how he spent it.

Joliet-area mental health experts discuss mental illness in teens
By Jeanne Millsap

Know the difference between moodiness caused by fluctuating hormones and a serious problem that needs addressing.'

Catholic baseball camp in New Lenox teaches skills and faith
With video extras

Bats, balls and mitts aren't enough for this camp. One also needed rosary beads, a pentient heart, and the Eucharist.

Plainfield-based band to play Vans Warped Tour

A local teen pop artist I'd showcased in the past is all grown up and is taking his career to the next levels. BTW, Vans Warped Tour is Saturday in Tinley Park. Details in story.

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