Friday, June 17, 2016

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, June 12 through June 17

Week recap: very compressed, as staff gets tighter, but the work (writing stories about inspiring people) is very rewarding. Several extra stories this week. Looking back, I'm shaking my head and wondering, "What was I thinking???"

Making slow, but steady, progress on Henry's section in Before the Blood, pleased with the results and thankful for the slow start as it provided the opportunity to reflect on my portrayal. And loving the 2014 Book of Circus Black Butler episodes: plots and characters are layered and well developed.

Tonight I teach at the monthly writer's workshop (attendance is small and by invitation only from its coordinator), and this weekend is a meld of work, a family party, Divine Liturgy, and (hopefully) a good chunk of novel writing, as I am the weekend editor in seven days.

And now...

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 area kids lend a helping hand with home-based businesses

For these kids, entrepreneurship is more than filling the piggy bank. It’s about giving back.

Homer Glen woman recognized for many volunteer efforts

Want to make a difference in the world, but time and resources are slim? Kristy Boulos said “even little things are helpful” and offered some suggestions:

Joliet man worked hard, never gave up

He never let challenges or difficulties stop him – ever.

“He was always saying, ‘It’s just another bump in the road,’ ” Ferro said.

Pets of the Week: June 13

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

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan to talk Alzheimer’s advocacy in Romeoville

“I hope Alzheimer’s disease becomes to my kids what polio was to me,” Jordan said. “A disease of the past.

Alden Courts in Shorewood to open new memory care unit

Alden Courts in Shorewood will be a 50-bed memory care building that will include Medicare-covered skilled rehabilitation services.

“It’s a unique memory care model,” said Victoria Wolpoff, vice president of public relations for Alden.

Mazon teen helps raise money for Relay for Life

“It makes me feel like I’m helping to find a cure,” Gabby Clubb said.

Attendees at Minooka church hope new building will bring more people to Christ

And yet, the overall message from staff and attendees alike is this: The excitement is not about the 20,000-square-foot building on 10 acres. It’s about the increased amount of community outreach the building will facilitate.

“We’re about changing lives,” said Tim Juskiewicz, The Village attendee and the civil engineer who led the building committee.

Joliet area singles find companionship in camping

After a divorce or death of a spouse, people often “hang up camping,” JanSteele said, and she can see why. But the people Steele has met – most of them seniors – are anything but lonely.

No comments: