Friday, July 22, 2016

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

Another crunched week of trying to make five days fit into four so we could treat Rebekah to a day in Chicago. Unfortunately, the heat index nipped those plans, so we are defaulting to possibly a movie day.

And because I still want the day to be special for her as its rapidly ticking by (as all vacation days seem to do), let's get right to it.

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 throughout 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 woman receives highest American Red Cross volunteer award
Forty-five years later, Dorothy Dodendorf is still volunteering

Until recently, Dodendorf said she never even tracked her hours until the organization asked her to do it.

As a nurse anesthetist and a volunteer, Joliet woman served her community (VIDEO EXTRA)

Virginia Garvey served without expecting recognition

If recognition had occurred during Virginia’s lifetime, how might she have responded?

“I think she would have been humbled,” John Garvey, Virginia's son, said. “She would have said, ‘Oh, my gosh, why did you do that? Oh, for Pete’s sake.’ And she would have just blushed.”

Zumba classes at Will-Grundy Medical Clinic offer more than exercise (VIDEO EXTRA)
Will-Grundy Medical Clinic’s Zumba program includes many aspects of wellness

A celebration of the expansion of the clinic’s wellness program is scheduled for July 26. The event will feature Zumba classes in the parking lot and a variety of health-related information.

Diana Stonitsch remembered as 'Joliet's biggest cheerleader'
Diana Stonitsch loved Joliet and proudly spotlighted it

Whether a person modeled for a fashion show, appeared on “Special People” or was associated with any number of Joliet’s organizations – many of which received a mention on “Special People” – Stonitsch never forgot a face and remembered important details about each person.

Joliet praise dancers on way to Tennesee to perform on gospel television show (VIDEO EXTRA)
St. John Praise Dancers to appear on ‘The Evolution of Praise Dance 2’

Although praise dancing has commonalities with other dance forms, its main difference is that the music is gospel and the intent is ministry.

Joliet native gives walking tours of Chicago
Marzek’s walking tours provide an intimate look at Chicago architecture

Although boat tours of Chicago are popular, Marzec founded Inside Chicago Walking Tours in 2014 so people could have a slower-paced, more intimate look at Chicago’s architecture, often in perspective with the city’s history.

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