Friday, August 31, 2018

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Aug. 26 through Aug. 31

Little editorializing this morning. Today/this weekend/next week is busier than most.

Deadlines today and later a funeral in Indiana as a good friend unexpectedly died this week. to and fro, I plan to finish copy editing Cornell Dyer and the Necklace of Forgetfulness, a real sacrifice as I can't read in the car without getting extremely queasy.

Tomorrow: Hanging about the Book and Bean Cafe in Joliet for a lot of the day to take photos of the four artists as they install their art and to attend the WriteOn Joliet Gothic Book Club (come join us!) at 12:30 p.m.

Then for the rest of Saturday and the next two days (except for church) I'm working.

I'm the on call editor for Labor Day. And I have many pages to fill for next week before I can take a few days off.

And what will I do on those few days? Complete the composition of Before the Blood (or very nearly) and get the first four manuscripts to my editor to begin reading while I finish the fifth. Please pray/send out good thoughts/sacrifice a goat that the week goes smoothly (no illness, no tragedy, etc.) that get in the way of my completing it.

On that Friday, I do have a work engagement, some errands, so it will be less productive.

On that Saturday, I do have dentist appointment and the celebration of Timothy's birthday, so again.

On the very last day before I return to work, Rebekah and I are taking a "BryonySeries" day and catch up on all those bits and pieces of tasks that we keep putting off for lack of time.

So you see, I only have three really good days to keep at it.

Onward to the "real" writing. Where to find it?

Non-bylined features:

Monday through Saturday I assembled my non-bylined works - brief posts and calendar listings - into one convenient file and posting them on Facebook in the evening, so readers can easily choose the ones they want to read.

 One can also find those event listings, the Gotta Do It calendar, as well as the pets, health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars, under the sections tab on the left hand side of http://www.theherald-news.com/. Click on "features" and the topics drop down.  Gotta Do It runs under "people."

Community news? Again, under the sections tab, under features, and by topic. Updates are posted on these days in print and web (and some only on web on other days as I have the time): Monday (pets), Tuesday (health), Thursday (faith), Friday (arts and entertainment), and Sunday (people).

Social media:

Daily updates: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

BryonySeries stuff: I post curated content relating to the BryonySeries at @BryonySeries. And assorted related content at www.facebook.com/BryonySeries. And of course, please follow the adventures of Bertrand the Mouse on Instagram at bertrand_bryonyseries.

If you're a writer anywhere in the world, you're welcome to jon WriteOn Joliet's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/writeonminooka/?ref=bookmarks. We're based in Joliet, Illinois, but we love to meet and interact with writers outside our area, too.

Upcoming events: 

These are listed here: https://www.bryonyseries.com/fetes-and-feasts

Books and Such

Information on my books (including where to buy) along with upcoming events is at www.bryonyseries.com.

Thank you for reading The Herald-News. And for reading this blog. And if you've read (or plan to read) any of my books. Your support is greatly appreciated.


No easier way to help local charities
100+ Women Who Care serving Will County puts the 'fun' in fundraising

"We have no funds, no bank account," Maribeth Carlson of Homer Glen, founder of the local chapter, said. "Everything goes to the charity.




An Extraordinary Life: Crest Hill branch library honors Friends founder

Jerry Myrick's love of history, genealogy and books in general led him to establish the current Friends of the White Oak Library.

And then he continued serving the Friends in any way he could, his wife, Pauline Myrick, said.

"It was his way of contributing to the community," Pauline said.

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/26/an-extraordinary-life-crest-hill-branch-library-honors-friends-founder/a957bqo/


Kathy Malone needs a kidney transplant
A benefit on Sept. 8 will help this #Manhattan woman with expenses

In July 2017, Malone had just gone back to work in a medical office following a medical leave. When Malone noticed her legs and face were swollen, she went to the nurse and told her something wasn’t right.


“The next thing I knew, I was waking up in the ER,” Malone said.


Lives change when the kidneys fail
3 families share their ups and downs

Dave Jepson of Channahon said the decision to donate a kidney to his wife’s aunt last year was “a no-brainer.”


“God put us here to help others,” Jepson said. “I had the opportunity so I took it.”

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/27/67219ccaf13e4eed960a0cde3a0bd9be/index.xml


Mystery Diner: Burger Theory in Joliet offers up to 4,320 possibilities

Because some of my friends do like burgers, with one of them judging a restaurant on the strength of its burger, four of us decided to check out Burger Theory, which is located inside the Joliet's new Holiday Inn.


http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/28/3c629e5e964e4004805072f5a0ef575c/index.xml


Baran-Unland: When church scandal tests faith 

The faith of some, I’m certain, is bound to be shaken. For others, their belief that organized religion is corrupt or of little value may even be strengthened.


At the very least, such stories can make us question, perhaps re-examine, our beliefs.

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/28/baran-unland-when-church-scandal-tests-faith/aobtpb0/


Gone fishing
Joliet area residents share their favorite photos

Who doesn't like a great fish "tale?" And in this case, we've got the photos to prove them.




Artworks: 4 artists in group show at Joliet cafe

 All four of these artists are displaying their work at the Book and Bean Cafe in Joliet during September and October. A artist reception for them is Sept. 27.




LocalLit author spotlight: Robert Hafey of Joliet

Hafey said, "This short story was a challenge for me because it is historical fiction. I wrote it specifically to challenge myself and had fun doing it. It is loosely based on the story of a distant relative who left Ireland for Canada in 1817."




LocalLit author spotlight: Larry Zoeller of Downers Grove

Zoeller said, "I like history and a lot of it is centered, as this story is, around the area where I grew up, Martins Ferry, Ohio on the Ohio River just across from Wheeling, West Virginia and 60 miles from Pittsburgh."






Illustration by Matt Coundiff for "Visage." Follow him at www.facebook.com/artbymattcoundiff

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Community News: Aug. 30, 2018

Check out upcoming events in the Joliet area, as well as the awesome things people are doing.


Local faith events Aug. 30 through Sept. 6



Joliet Catholic Academy kicks off 2018-2019 school year




Sadie Robertson to appear at Olivet Nazarene University in Bourbonnais
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Illustration by Christopher Gleason for "Staked!" Follow him at www.artworkbytopher.com

BryonySeries Throwback Thursday: Only a Dream by Sarah Stegall

Monday, October 11, 2010

Only a Dream?

According to http://www.wikipedia.com/, a dream is a succession of emotions, images, or sounds that the mind experiences during sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, though they have been a topic of interest and speculation throughout recorded history.

Just about everybody dreams. Most of us can recall dreams from different periods of our lives. Some of us even remember a dream from last night. Dreaming happens different for everyone, though science recognizes it usually occurs during the sleep stage of Rapid Eye Movement, or REM.

I believe, for myself, that when I dream it's my subconsciousness working out things my awake self didn't or couldn't deal with. You might disagree. I've learned that dream interpretation has an enormous berth. Recently, I noticed my daily stress has been rolling into my sleep.

I had a very disturbing dream just last night. The progression of the dream made no sense, yet my dream self knew exactly what I should be doing at all points of the dream. Only it wasn't a dream. It was more like a waking nightmare. I'm not really keen with sharing the details so I'll just give you the dynamics. Someone was dying, I couldn't stop it, and right before the dream should end, the face of the dying person was replaced with someone I'd give my life for. Even worse, the details of this dream really stood out.

All day today I've had this dream in the back of my mind. When I broke it down it was almost humorous! The beads of sweat I so clearly remember, turned out to be some drool. The password for the computer in my dream turned out to be the last thing I was thinking of last night. I also believe I gave my blanket a very awesome back rub. I realize my stresses were just amplified.

Other aspects I've come across are: I normally don't remember dreams and the ones that stand out are the ones that happen right before I awake. Sure I've had a few where I wake up in a sweat in the middle of the night, but those are ones where I don't remember much and I eventually nod back off over a book.

This post is quite relevant to Bryony, because Melissa relives a life that isn't hers during the nights. She is faced with lucid dreams or wild hallucinations. Melissa is unsure whose version of events she's dreaming of or if they are even dreams because they seem so real. Denise's manuscript is full of clues that lead the readers into making their own assumptions as to what happens. If you dream tonight, ask yourself in the morning, "Is it only a dream?"

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Community News: Aug. 29, 2018

Check out these great recipes and other food resources!


Roundup of food resources in Will and Grundy counties









Shrimp go wild with jalapenos, garlic, cumin and cayenne


A piquant salsa pairs nicely with a meaty swordfish steak

Daraga's Quest by Colleen H. Robbins

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Community News: Aug. 28, 2018

Check out upcoming events in the Joliet area, as well as the awesome things people are doing.


Local  health events: Aug. 28 through Sept. 4


Morris Hospital CNA honored as Fire Starter of the Month 



Morris Hospital’s cardiac screening returns to several area high schools



Morris Hospital on Becker’s 100 Great Community Hospitals list



5K walk on Sept. 8 in Joliet will raise money for stomach cancer research
Event is in memory of Mary Hetzel Leaman 

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Illustration by Matt Coundiff for "Visage." Follow him at www.facebook.com/artbymattcoundiff.

The Power of Mist

"That was the caption on a photo."

This is all I had written from a post began in 2012: the title and this first sentence. I don't remember where I was going with it.

I also don't remember when or how or why I wove this element into Bryony, but I do remember mentally working on the story in the dark of night while throwing newspapers  and watching the mist rise from the canal and drift through the surrounding neighborhoods as I did so, very nurturing to the story.

In fact, the first line of the first book refers to the mist, and in repeat readings, the reader will read it with a different perspective:

As the fog rolled inland off the lake, the approaching dusk grew uncommonly gloomy. 

And more references in Bryony:

Mist ascended from the lake and hovered on the path directly above Melissa.

A gauzy film hovered above the trees like a giant spider web, but the sky over the lake was clear. 

The mist thickened and rolled across the road toward the drive. 

She tried to scream, but thick, white mist strangled her.

The mist danced at her window, and hazy moonlight filled the room.

The last thing Melissa noticed was mist rising past her bedroom window.

She did not see any mist, but she never saw it in town.  

One from Visage:

As she turned onto that familiar drive, she glanced backward at the entrance to the woods. Of course, she saw no mist. Why should she?

And one from Staked!

She wandered into Simons Woods and demanded the once dreaded mist to appear. 

And one from the last book of Before the Blood:

A strange mist came to town and settled over her lake. The lake always had mist, but this was a different mist, a moving mist, an alive mist. It danced in her mind and toyed with time.




Illustration by Kathleen Rose Van Pelt for "Bryony."

Monday, August 27, 2018

Community News: Aug. 27, 2018

Check out upcoming events in the Joliet area, as well as the awesome things people are doing.


Local pet events: Aug. 27 to Sept. 3 


Forest Preserve District of Will County monitors bats



Ed Asner backs new sanctuary in Africa to help big cats



VIDEOS


Sunday with Steve Sherwood

A familiar presence on the west side of Joliet for almost 20 years, this homeless man has a message about God's love for you.

http://www.theherald-news.com/video/id/0d6d85ae-cc62-4d79-872e-1fa7546ad4d2.html


The Raymond Stoiber Letters

Herald-News senior reporter Bob Okon reads the latest Letter to the Editor from longtime letter writer Raymond Stoiber.

http://www.theherald-news.com/video/id/acaacbd0-6980-4209-b18c-3bac80f08c72.html


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Illustration by Kathleen Rose Van Pelt for "Bryony."



A Quick Burst of Monday Inspiration

Doctor's appointment today so have to get started extra early.

Hope you had a great weekend, hope today is better.

To guard against any "blahs," here's a few lines that inspire me.

https://writerbeeme.blogspot.com/2018/07/motivation-monday.html?m=1

Have a great Monday readers, writers, vampire fans, and everyone else! :)




Illustration by Christopher Gleason for "Staked!"

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Community News: Aug. 25, 2018

Check out the awesome things people are doing.


Lincoln-Way West High School student is part of Second City

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/22/lincoln-way-west-high-school-student-is-part-of-second-city/as7j17n/


St. Paul the Apostle Catholic School to host 5K in Joliet

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/24/st-paul-the-apostle-catholic-school-to-host-5k-in-joliet/arz57sj/


Local students receive scholarships  

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/14/local-students-receive-scholarships/ax0hu71/


Lincoln-Way East students receive new AFJROTC Flight Academy scholarships

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/lincoln-way-east-students-receive-new-afjrotc-flight-academy-scholarships/anf0hwf/


Troy speech teams take Judges’ Choice and 1st-place awards at competition 

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/troy-speech-teams-take-judges-choice-and-1st-place-awards-at-competition/af11hci/


Romeoville students participate in Geek Squad Academy camp

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/romeoville-students-participate-in-geek-squad-academy-camp/a27zii2/


VVSD principals continued their education this summer

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/vvsd-principals-continued-their-education-this-summer/a1h05yn/


Lincoln-Way East entrepreneur excited to elevate local impact

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/lincoln-way-east-entrepreneur-excited-to-elevate-local-impact/ar9hjrv/


VVSD names director of preK to fifth-grade math and science

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/vvsd-names-director-of-prek-to-fifth-grade-math-and-science/aankees/


Lincoln-Way West students excel in 14-hour math challenge

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/lincoln-way-west-students-excel-in-14-hour-math-challenge/a32pcj4/


Bolingbrook students meet office staff

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/bolingbrook-students-meet-office-staff/a4ct8cx/


Troy Middle School Scholastic Bowl team wins regional competition

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/troy-middle-school-scholastic-bowl-team-wins-regional-competition/acz1nd1/


VVSD names executive director of student services

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/vvsd-names-executive-director-of-student-services/alydkc2/


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Illustration by Matt Coundiff for "Visage." Follow him at www.facebook.com/artbymattcoundiff.

Sue's Diner: Stewed Fruit With Cream

Melissa is thrilled when John finally invites her to a picnic away from the mansion, just the two of them. Of course, John feels Bryga packed enough food to feed them for a week, but even that careless remark couldn’t completely dampen Melissa’s excitement of being alone with John.

We substituted canned peaches for the stewed and added fresh strawberries. Then we froze the extra cream and made ice cream. It didn't make a super-sweet ice cream, so we really enjoyed it.

For the recipe, visit the Sue's Diner page: https://www.bryonyseries.com/sue-s-diner








From "Memories in the Kitchen: Bites and Nibbles From 'Bryony'"

All proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. www.bbbswillgrundy.org.

Order the cookbook at www.bryonyseries.com.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Community News: Aug. 24, 2018

Check out upcoming events in the Joliet area, as well as the awesome things people are doing.


Local arts and entertainment Aug. 24 through Aug. 31

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/22/local-arts-and-entertainment-aug-24-through-aug-31/agcncbv/


Around Town: American Legion Post 1080 in Joliet 

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/24/around-town-american-legion-post-1080-in-joliet/aopmx3h/


The Center for Disability Services in Joliet to host 'Racing for a Cause' 

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/24/the-center-for-disability-service


Trinity Services in New Lenox to host dinner dance and auction

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/24/trinity-services-in-new-lenox-to-host-dinner-dance-and-auction/aoti15t/s-in-joliet-to-host-racing-for-a-cause/aacxhw9/


Lincoln-Way Marching Band gears up for weekend

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/22/lincoln-way-marching-band-gears-up-for-weekend/a7619i7/


Romeoville Tumbleweeds gymnastics team successful at national level

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/22/5f492c818a644ce69cd65273bbbc4ff3/index.xml



Students of KLA Schools #Plainfield hosted 1st talent show

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/22/fea129849dc74e028c373eec05788428/index.xml



St. Mary Immaculate Parish in Plainfield to host golf outing

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/24/st-mary-immaculate-parish-in-plainfield-to-host-golf-outing/a61svwz/


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Illustration by Christopher Gleason for "Staked!"

Story Round-Up: Features in The Herald-News, Aug. 19 through Aug. 24

A quick few pieces of news to share and then onto the stories.


1) The WriteOn Joliet website has a new look. check us out! www.writeonjoliet.com.

2) Come meet some of us in person. We have a table at the Will County Celtic Fest tomorrow and volunteers will be running the booth from noon to 9 p.m. We have books for sale, information about us and some of our upcoming events.

3) Slooooooowly making my way through proofreading Cornell dyer and the Necklace of Forgetfulness. It's been a busy month socially, and my main focus right now is Before the Blood. Although I do hope to finish Cornell this weekend since I'll be on the road (not driving).

4) And speaking of Before the Blood, the goal is to plug up all the composition gaps in the last book during my second at-home writing retreat in early September. In the meantime, I've been rereading and editing...and liking what I'm reading and editing! Finally, right?

5) The Art of the BryonySeries exhibit goes up early September and will remain in place through Halloween. Be sure to check out the wide variety of art: four artist, many different types of work and mediums. Also, a reception will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. Stop in to say "hi," meet some local talent, and inquire about commissions, since all four artists are taking them. And yes, they do book illustrations and cover design.

Onward to the "real" writing. Where to find it?

Non-bylined features:

Monday through Saturday I assembled my non-bylined works - brief posts and calendar listings - into one convenient file and posting them on Facebook in the evening, so readers can easily choose the ones they want to read.

 One can also find those event listings, the Gotta Do It calendar, as well as the pets, health, faith, and arts and entertainment calendars, under the sections tab on the left hand side of http://www.theherald-news.com/. Click on "features" and the topics drop down.  Gotta Do It runs under "people."

Community news? Again, under the sections tab, under features, and by topic. Updates are posted on these days in print and web (and some only on web on other days as I have the time): Monday (pets), Tuesday (health), Thursday (faith), Friday (arts and entertainment), and Sunday (people).

Social media:

Daily updates: I do post the briefs and calendars on Twitter during the week, so you're welcome to follow me at @Denise_Unland61.

BryonySeries stuff: I post curated content relating to the BryonySeries at @BryonySeries. And assorted related content at www.facebook.com/BryonySeries. And of course, please follow the adventures of Bertrand the Mouse on Instagram at bertrand_bryonyseries.

If you're a writer anywhere in the world, you're welcome to jon WriteOn Joliet's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/writeonminooka/?ref=bookmarks. We're based in Joliet, Illinois, but we love to meet and interact with writers outside our area, too.

Upcoming events: 

These are listed here: https://www.bryonyseries.com/fetes-and-feasts

Books and Such

Information on my books (including where to buy) along with upcoming events is at www.bryonyseries.com.

Thank you for reading The Herald-News. And for reading this blog. And if you've read (or plan to read) any of my books. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Taking a BikeAround memory lane Romeoville assisted-living facility offers virtual program for its clients


It’s supposed to be especially beneficial to patients with dementia because BikeAround lets them travel back to places that have significant meaning to them or speak to their hearts.

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/17/4391864bddd14b139273c67b3f94b0dd/index.xml


Joliet man ‘wanted to be helpful’
Louis Derlinga did his part to make his community a better place


"My mom didn't want to put him in a home," Terri Derlinga said. "She wanted him in the community. That's why everybody knew him."

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/14/8cb8d06221b3458ca9616d36133e2c37/index.xml?page=1


A doggone great event
Joliet ReStore site of 3rd annual Homes for the Hounds 


"Tracy will be here with her K9 dog Cody and she'll do a demonstration with her dog that day," Heidi Serena, store manager, said. "And Officer Dean Klier from the Forest Preserve District of Will County and his K9 dog Jullo will be here, too.

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/20/d07bc9635e3a48fe82f795553bf5d06e/index.xml


'It's just my way of giving back'
Channahon man has donated over 20 gallons of blood since 1986 


"One time I had to delay it because of poison ivy," Fremarek said. "And another time I had to delay it a couple of days because my father-in-law died. Other than that, it's been pretty regular."

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/14/3ca5248beab4407fbaa1f93e8be857ef/index.xml


Maciano’s in Shorewood keeps dining simple and good 

We decided to try a 12-inch spinach classic pizza, which was described as a “zesty trio of spinach, garlic, and fresh tomato” with a double dough crust. The pizza was hot and was indeed zesty, with a perfect seasoning of garlic.


The spinach on the pizza was plentiful. Our server brought the pizza to us hot out of the oven, with golden brown cheese and crust. The pizza was filling and we had enough to take home.

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/20/81b6d47427314ea6a353c4d6509c7d57/index.xml


St. Joseph Academy in Joliet starts the school year in a new home 


"There are children who are square pegs trying to fit into round holes, children who learn differently," Jan Novotny, principal and teacher, said. "We have the opportunity to explore different ways of educating children that, if we had a school of 500 kids, we would not have that luxury...we can write our own story."

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/21/4824792bb414469b8164cae5fe0ea2de/index.xml


Celebrate a day of Irish music and culture on Saturday at Will County Celtic Fest 

Although this story doesn't have my byline, I creatively assembled it from several emails containing photos, event information, and performer links. In print, it ran as a photo page. Online, it's a photo list. check it out! :)

http://www.theherald-news.com/lists/2018/08/24/c124790c88bb47feaaf362dce28448b6/index.xml



Artworks: 'Energy, attitude and some jams'
Joliet's Righteous Hillbillies to play Will County Celtic Fest on Saturday

Founder Brent James said, Our live show is full of energy, attitude and some jams. We like to stretch out the songs a bit and see where things go and offer existing fans the opportunity to see and hear something new each time."

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/23/artworks-energy-attitude-and-some-jams/aj766b8/


LocalLit author spotlight: J.Terence of Plainfield

J. Terence said, "I try to examine such experiences from a number of vantage points and to incorporate metaphorical, philosophical, historical, artistic and even chronological elements to flesh-out the meaning (s) I’m driving at in order to lead the reader along both a diverging and converging path that’s hopefully rich and at least a little thought-provoking."








Illustration by Matt Coundiff for "Visage." Follow him at www.facebook.com/artbymattcoundiff.

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Community News: Aug. 23, 2018

Check out upcoming events in the Joliet area, as well as the awesome things people are doing.




 Local faith events Aug. 23 through Aug. 30






VIDEO



How Seniors React to BikeAround video 

http://www.theherald-news.com/video/id/0e45d06f-7671-4fbb-8d7a-f7b2b07691d1.html


Heartland Blood Centers Say "Thank You" video 

http://www.theherald-news.com/video/id/38049898-666d-49ad-a3f7-2262a0a2427c.html


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Illustration by Kathleen Rose Van Pelt for "Bryony."

BryonySeries Throwback Thursday: Luan Parle - Ghost - Official Music Video


Sunday, April 14, 2013

Luan Parle - Ghost - Official Music Video


Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Community News: Aug. 22, 2018

Check out these great recipes and other food resources!


Roundup of food pantries in Will and Grundy counties

http://www.theherald-news.com/2018/08/15/area-food-pantries/alh3v61/


Sue's Diner: Boiled parsnips and carrots

https://www.bryonyseries.com/sue-s-diner

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Open Mic Night 2018: Guy Gorney

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Community News: Aug, 21, 2018

Check out upcoming events in the Joliet area, as well as the awesome things people are doing.


Local health events: Aug. 21 through Aug. 28










Illustration by Christopher Gleason for "Staked!"