Friday, June 30, 2017

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, June 25 through June 30

Today is pressed at the beginning and the end: Friday deadlines and teaching tonight, so here goes.

I didn't write (or edit) too much fiction this week as it seemed I kept chasing myself all over the place and needed the time to catch up a bit ("a bit" is an understatement. Don't feel caught up at all).

I did, however, finally add make the copy edit changes in Cornell Dyer and the Missing Tombstone and outline a new book for Bertrand. I also rewrote and did some minor editing on last Saturday's fiction-writing marathon.

Goals for this weekend?

Probably sleep in until six a.m. or so since tonight will be late.

Work on Before the Blood until early afternoon.

Upload Cornell.

Put together the second Bertrand book.

Make some yarn dolls for the third Bertrand book.

Finally write a chapter in the second Cornell book: Cornell Dyer and the Necklace of Forgetfulness.

MAYBE do a little work with the bryonyseries website. (Rebekah and I made a list).

Upload a new recipe to Sue's Diner. Haven't checked out this week's recipe? Please do so before it goes away. 

Attend a work-related event in the evening.

This all feels do-able to me, but it's Friday morning, so we shall see.

Onward to the real work!

The health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars: where to find them? Under the sections tab on the left hand side of Click on "features" and the topics drop down. Assembled by moi.

Gotta Do It, also by me, runs each Sunday in the People section.

Feature briefs for Monday (pets), 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. I do try to post new content daily.

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 of course, I post curated content relating to the BryonySeries at @BryonySeries.

Thank you for reading The Herald-News.

Longtime board member for Joliet high schools shares the heart of her service
Arlene Albert cares about District 204 and her Joliet community

Albert said: "We were cutting classes. We were cutting teachers. Of course we were reducing opportunities for kids. That’s hard if you care about kids and you care about your community. It’s a really hard thing to do.”

An Extraordinary Life: Joliet ophthalmologist was generous and unselfish
Dr. Paul Morimoto left a legacy of caring for patients

“I think his legacy is one of caring for his patients: his generosity and unselfish nature,” Pauls' son, Dr. David Morimoto said. “He never wanted any accolades, he never really thought about anything in return.”

Pets of the Week: June 26

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

Joliet woman will run 150 miles in 6 days to help people with MS

“She has so elegantly faced the disease; she’s my best friend; she’s my hero; she’s the strongest person I know,” Kelli McDonald, 42, of Joliet, said about her mother who has multiple sclerosis. “Every day she takes one more step because she does not want this disease to take her.”

Mystery Diner: McWethy's Tavern in Romeoville offers unique Scottish and American dishes

We split an order of warm pretzel nuggets with ale butter glaze and bourbon horseradish dip for $8. The portion was generous and so good. The ale and bourbon didn’t overwhelm the dish, and the horseradish gave it the right bite.

Joliet area faith leaders define and discuss 'religious freedom'

Here's one view. Read on for more.

Rev. Edward L. Winfrey Jr., pastor, The Way Church of Joliet: "When I hear 'religious freedom,' to me, it means the ability for people to practice their personal religious beliefs in our country and to do so without discrimination."

Five ways to celebrate a fun Fourth of July

5K? Car show to benefit veterans? A children's parade? Meeting up with Captain America and Wonder Woman? 

Artworks: Romeoville Art Society brings community artists together

Founder Heather Jelic on "why make art:" "It's nourishing to the soul and brings people together.

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