Friday, April 22, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, April 17 through April 22

Good week: no insomnia (although a short night last night), met all deadlines and items on my checklist, and made decent progress on Before the Blood. Even with my role as working editor this weekend, I should still finish Henry's third chapter (It's almost done), and then (hopefully) get some work done on chapter four, or I'llbe at odds during fiction time this coming week.

Today promises to be busy, but not obnoxiously so, just steady. But, hey, it's early, right?

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.

Another option: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

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

Plainfield teen teaches American Sign Language to seniors at Joliet nursing home

The benefits of using American Sign Language are not limited to partially deaf residents. Seniors with speaking difficulties because of stroke also find signing useful, Madison Curran said. Signing is also good hand exercise for seniors with arthritis, she added.

An Extraordinary Life: Plainfield man was prolific composer of sacred and secular music

 On April 26, the Lewis University Choir will present Stephen Platko's cantata “Lazarus of the Four Days” at the university’s St. Charles Borromeo Convocation Hall in Romeoville.

After surgical repair of ankle injury, Homer Glen resident to play university baseball on scholarship
By Jeanne Millsap

A messy bone break, combined with ligament damage, was so bad Tony Gleaves was told to say goodbye to a pro sports career.

“They said it would be a surprise if I ever played sports again,” Gleaves said.

Second Baptist Church in Joliet is 136 years young with many active ministries
By Jeanne Millsap

“We’re pretty busy every day of the week,” said Rev. Larry V. Tyler, pastor. “We try to put legs on our faith and be open and real to the residents who need a helping hand.”

Joliet American Legion Band to perform indoor classical concert on April 30

Band Director Tom Drake said the concert is intended for all ages, despite its sophisticated selections.

“I think the kids will appreciate it,” Drake said. “One of the things that creates excitement in music is dynamic volume and Wagner’s music is very dynamically strong. It tends to excite the listener.”

"Saturday Night Fever" staying alive at Joliet's Rialto Square Theatre

Fun facts about the actor playing Tony Manero: He's British, was granted the role on his birthday, and met his wife the first time he did the musical.

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