Friday, March 4, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Feb. 28 through March 4

Been a low fiction week in terms of composition only. Certainly busy in other area.

On Monday night, I shared my ideas and tips of revision to a group of four writers (including one employee, an aspiring novelist) who was on the clock but had permission to join us) and answered their questions. That was the Plainfield Public Library. In return for my time, the library sent a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. What a win-win night. :)

Last night, I co-led WriteOn Joliet.

This weekend, I'm the weekend editor for two newspapers, which is just as well since ideas are scant for Henry's chapter three. So I'm giving my muse a planned vacation.

In the meantime, check out the health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars. Three of them can be found at the link below. Gotta Do It, runs each Sunday and often stays on the home page through the week.

Feature briefs for Tuesday (health), Thursday (faith), Friday (Arts and Entertainment), and Sunday (People) are also edited (texted and photos) by the lady of this blog, but only the stories have bylines.

And if you do peek at these stories, to quote our editor Kate Schott, "Thank you for reading The Herald-News." :)

And now...

Frankfort man formed nonprofit in hopes of building indoor baseball stadium (VIDEO EXTRA)

It's a local "Field of Dreams." If he builds it, will they come? First, David Wooten needs more people investing in that dream. And he's already looking at potential sites in Will and Grundy Counties.

An Extraordinary Life: Cardiomyopathy didn't stop New Lenox man from having a good heart.

I had written two previous stories about Robert Strilko and his goal of a heart transplant, which he wanted less for himself and more to keep living for his wife and two young daughters. Links to the previous stories are included in this last one. Strilko lost the fight in January. He was forty-two.

Mokena fitness center's unique workout expanding to other locations
By Jeanne Millsap

Cardio, strenth-training Yep! And the combo is catching on.

Lockport man trusting in God as he seeks a live kidney donor

Another local family man pours out his hopes and anxieties as his kidney function decreases and dialysis looms.

Philanthropic quilteres group to host show in Crest Hill (VIDEO EXTRA)

The collection will include over 350 quilts. And if you think they're busy among themselves, you should see what these 155 members do for others.

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