Articles filed under Penick, Stephanie

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  • Riverwalk ties city’s traditions to its future Feb 9, 2015 1:37 PM
    The story of Naperville's Riverwalk drew our Stephanie Pencik to the city when she was looking to relocate to the Midwest. Now that she's learning about the candidates for mayor and city council, she sees how they value the city's spirit and traditions -- like those that built the Riverwalk.

  • Handwritten notes prove it’s the thought that counts Dec 19, 2014 11:43 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick rediscovers the joy of sending -- and receiving -- Christmas cards.

  • November is the happiest month of them all Nov 25, 2014 1:58 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick says November -- with its elections, Veterans Day observances and Thanksgiving celebrations -- is her favorite month of the year.

  • Naperville Rotarians continue fight against polio Oct 14, 2014 2:14 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick shares some of the efforts Naperville Rotarians are undertaking to help with the club's long-running battle against polio throughout the world.

  • Harvest Pow Wow, Judd-A-Thon, bee sting all lead to new experiences Sep 23, 2014 9:52 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick uses her weekend excursions in Naperville to learn a little bit about Native American culture -- and how to treat a bee sting.

  • A day of fishing rekindles childhood memories Aug 19, 2014 1:06 PM
    When our Stephanie Penick came upon two dads and two young boys fishing in a Naperville park, it sparked all sorts of childhood memories -- some of which might surprise you.

  • Scott’s Walk raises awareness of testicular cancer Jul 29, 2014 3:10 PM
    A walk at Whalon Lake in south Naperville helps celebrate the life of Scott Zager and raise awareness of tewsticular cancer.

  • Taking a step backward isn’t always bad Jun 24, 2014 11:53 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick says a recent trip to see her parents reminded her that taking a step backward isn't always bad.

  • Has city council lost its spirit of volunteerism? Apr 29, 2014 1:32 PM
    Stephanie Penick asks if the Naperville City Council has lost its spirit of volunteerism as it looks for some benefits.

  • Volunteers played key roles in Naperville's many successes Apr 30, 2014 2:31 PM
    As Volunteer Appreciation Month wraps up, our Stephanie Penick says she's mindful that Naperville's generous community spirit, a year-round activity, is one of many things that attracted her to move here.

  • A history lesson of little-known Naperville facts Mar 25, 2014 1:09 PM
    Public speaking isn't high on our Stephanie Penick's list of favorite things to do. But a recent speaking engagement led her to recall some of those who came before her and some little-known Naperville history.

  • Heartwarming tale about an ice box Feb 11, 2014 9:07 AM
    Stephanie Penick's parents will celebrate their 67th wedding anniversary on Valentine's Day. That's all very sweet, of course, but here's the really amazing part: They've been using the same refrigerator for almost all of that time.

  • The best Christmas present? All those memories Dec 17, 2013 12:39 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick says the best Christmas present of all usually turns out to be all the wonderful memories.

  • Plenty to give thanks for this year and always Nov 25, 2013 11:11 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick says there's plenty to be thankful for this year ... and always.

  • Books offer political lessons from the 19th century Oct 21, 2013 1:40 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick learns some valuable political lessons from a book written in the 19th century.

  • Rotary benefit gets Stephanie thinking about soup Sep 16, 2013 12:30 PM
    With the Naperville Rotary Club gearing up for its next fundraiser, our Stephanie Penick can't stop thinking about soup.

  • Saving the world, one duck at a time Aug 27, 2013 6:00 AM
    As kids head back to school, our Stephanie Penick is hoping they'll be lifelong learners. And she hopes the adults and children who feed bread to the ducks and geese along the Naperville Riverwalk are willing to learn the lesson that feeding the wildlife is bad for the animals and bad for the environment.

  • Naperville history lessons can come in several forms Jul 22, 2013 1:27 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick learns that lessons about Naperville's history can come in several different forms.

  • Columnistís love of creative cake decorating comes full circle Jun 4, 2013 1:36 PM
    Stephanie Penick's love of cake decorating convinced her to start her own business years ago in New York City. Now, she says, she's come to fully appreciate Wilton Enterprises, a DuPage business that helped supply her needs and still plays a key role in cake decorating everywhere.

  • A little kindness could go a long way May 3, 2013 1:01 PM
    Since the days of Captain Joe Naper, Naperville has been blessed with a generous spirit of caring, accompanied by volunteer citizens who reach out to help during tough times, our Stephanie Penick says.

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