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Joan Broz

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  • Emailjgbroz@yahoo.com

As the Daily Herald's Lisle columnist since 1996, Joan Broz brings to her position a master's degree in journalism and a liberal arts bachelor's degree in home economics and secondary education. In her Lisle column, Broz holds a mirror to the community's past and present. Her popular human interest columns reflect the people, events and activities in Lisle as she emphasizes its good news.

In the newspaper's Neighbor section, Broz utilized her positive people and research skills to write the 2-Minute Drill, the Five Minutes With and the Ask & Learn columns based on interviews with experts, entertainers and newsmakers. In the past, she also wrote restaurant reviews in the Daily Herald's Going Out Guide.

As a Lisle resident for 30 years, Broz volunteered in both school and scouting programs. She has a copyright and art-based website on the Picture Parent Program she established in local schools. For nine years, she filmed and directed live Lisle village board meetings on the government access cable station as a volunteer. She now serves on the Lisle Community Character Alliance. Broz is a lifelong learner, active volunteer and creative soul who loves meeting people of all ages and sharing their good news.

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Lisle groups help those in need regardless of the season

Dec 12 2014 | 11:30 am - Touchdown for Charity and Poised for Success are two local groups that stretch their giving spirit beyond a single holiday. The knitters and crocheters in Touchdown for Charity, based at The Nook in downtown Lisle, craft caps for premature babies...

Hundreds to run, walk in Lisle’s Scarecrow Scramble

Oct 14 2014 | 12:05 pm - Lisle’s 10th annual Scarecrow Scramble steps off Saturday evening as part of an event that celebrates almost every aspect of autumn.

Party helps Lisle parents celebrate start of school

Sep 02 2014 | 9:34 am - As a mom with four children, Debbie Pawlowicz knew her youngest's first full day of school was something she should celebrate -- with her friends. The event has grown into Lisle's annual First Full Day of School Party, still hosted by Pawlowicz. Our...

Benedictine sponsoring Night Out against crime

Aug 01 2014 | 1:24 pm - Benedictine University’s observance of National Night Out on Tuesday promises to blend the feel of a block party with some important safety tips for folks of all ages. The observance — held on the same night as Night Out events in...

Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band to perform Rockin' for the Troops in Wheaton

Jul 17 2014 | 2:41 pm - Actor, director and musician Gary Sinise will return with his 12-piece Lt. Dan Band on Saturday, July 19, to Cantigny Park in Wheaton for the ninth annual Rockin' for the Troops concert. The annual concert is designed to thank veterans for their...

SEASPAR brings special recreation programs to Lisle rec center

Jul 03 2014 | 12:38 pm - SEASPAR was in need of space to offer special parks and recreation programs to children and adults in 11 communities. A 2,000-square-foot addition to the Lisle Park District's Recreation Center opened in May, giving SEASPAR a dedicated space for a...

Lisle Woman’s Club sponsors annual Garden Gait Walk

Jun 18 2014 | 8:53 am - Gardens tended by families who love their yards are the highlight of this year’s Lisle Woman’s Club annual Garden Gait Walk. The homeowners are weed-pulling, dirt-under-the-fingernails, farmer-tanned connoisseurs who have a passion to...

Lisle volunteers say Peace Corps changed them

Apr 04 2014 | 1:37 pm - A week set aside to inspire, recognize and encourage, National Volunteer Week is April 6 to 13. The week serves as a reminder that everyone can make a difference. President John F. Kennedy saw the opportunities when he challenged young Americans in...

Local volunteers help pros make sense of the weather

Mar 03 2014 | 8:27 am - There's no denying this winter's been a doozy, and more than 60 volunteers in DuPage County are helping weather officials keep track of our snowfall by recording and reporting daily precipitation through the CoCoRaHS Network. Our Joan Broz takes a...

Lisle Library adapting to strengthen connections with patrons

Jan 30 2014 | 1:53 pm - Local libraries connect patrons to an array of information, technology and learning resources. “If done right, a local library can be the heartbeat of a community,” said Janice Del Negro, associate professor in the Graduate School of...

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