Friday, May 6, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, May 1 through May 6

Energized all week - until I had a short night last night. Slumped over a nice dark roast this morning wondering why it's disappearing so fast. Oh, for a bottomless cup...

I was invited to lead the prayer for media at Hickory Creek Community Church's National Day of Prayer event in Frankfort. It was a humble honor I won't soon forget, and it was the first time I spoke to a crowd of about 200 people.

One of the coordinators messaged me late last night to let me know the entire event had been taped (audio, she thought, but perhaps video, too), and did I mind it being posted on the church's website? If that happens, I'll share a link.

Busy night tonight (Rebekah's practical final with Joliet Junior College, so another late night with family and dear friends), plans in Naperville tomorrow, and a trip back to the Orthodox chapel in New Lenonx and then cemetary hopping on Sunday.

Of course, the plan is to also spend time in Henry's section in Before the Blood. 

Now the roundup.

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." :)

Joliet Junior College chef honored by the American Culinary Federation

I took a fun approach with the story: A Q&A with a "recipe" of his success. Check it out!

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet golf pro connected with people of all ages through the game

“He really didn’t care about material things,” said Liz Walsh of Naperville, John's daughter. “He cared more about living a good life and being a good person.”

Former paramedic hosts AED training classes in Joliet area
By Jeanne Millsap

Automatic external defibrillators are now so simple, an 8-year-old can use them with no instruction. That’s the message former paramedic Joann Flannery promotes in her classes.

Faith helps Channahon woman overcome addiction

“Someone had to save me,” said Kattie Lynn Bradshaw of Channahon. “I was very, very broken.”

Joliet area libraries join adult coloring craze
By Jeanne Millsap

Cosmopolitan even has a coloring book, for those who might be a little bitter about a relationship breakup, that is most certainly for adults only. The magazine’s website states, “The coloring book includes 50 breakup insults that you can color in while you’re trying to keep yourself from eating even more pizza ... .”

Former Wings guitarist to appear at Tinley Park art show

“I’m not the best artist in the world, but it’s got a certain charm to it,” Denny Laine said of his artwork. “It’s encouraging to people.”

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