Friday, May 20, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, May 15 through May 20

It's been a contrasting week of blessings and one disappointment, of tight deadlines, offsite meetings, fellowship with friends old and news, some hellos and goodbyes, and a bit of fiction and poetry writing.

This weekend is a working weekend, even if breaking news is light. I have some extra projects for features and a three-day weekend on the horizon (a rare occurance, the three-days off, not the horizon), and the work must get done sometime. At the very least, I will make sure I get my half hour of fiction time in this Saturday and Sunday, but not sure I can do much beyond that.

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." :)

Third-generation stagehand at Joliet theater reflects back on 42 great years
By Jan Steele

In honor of the Rialto Square Theatre's 90th anniversary, my first Herald-News editor, now a freelance writer, shares the story of this man, whose family of stagehands goes back to the theater's beginnings.

Joliet counselor inspired people through words, actions and advice

The Rev. Ray Lescher, pastor at Sacred Heart Parish in Joliet where Dick was a longtime member, said Dick was responsible, dependable, respectful of everybody, and he had a great sense of humor.

“He was everything you wanted to see in a Christian man,” Lescher said. “He walked the walk and he talked the talk. He helped a ton of kids over at Joliet Central High School. His door was always open to everybody and his heart was also open to everybody.”

Pets of the Week: May 16

 Click on the caption of each photo to find out about that pet, including where he or she can be adopted.

Shorewood man with early onset Parkinson's is raising awareness, rebuilding his life (VIDEO EXTRA)

The diagnosis was news that hurt the ex-U.S. Marine’s pride.

“The biggest thing I had to overcome is my self-image. I cared a lot about how I looked,” Tom Zielinski said. “I had this persona of a big strong guy.”

Eastern Orthodox chapel in New Lenox practices ancient Christian faith (VIDEO EXTRA)

By Jeanne Millsap

“We are the most liturgical church in the world,” Rev Andrew Harrison, pastor, said. “We have lots of different services, and we have long services.”

Michael Carbonaro to bring his brand of magic to Rialto in Joliet

The Rialto Square Theatre website calls Michael Carbonaro “an actor, host, magician, comedian and improv artist.” Tonight at 8 p.m., Carbonaro will merge all those identities onstage at the Joliet theater.

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