Articles filed under Penick, Stephanie

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  • Naperville celebrates Prairie Pathís 50th birthday Apr 5, 2013 6:00 AM
    Through its ties to May Watts, Naperville boasts a close relationship to the Illinois Prairie Path, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. Our Stephanie Pencik explores the Naperville connections and the community's pride in the naturalist who founded the trail project.

  • Make your own feeder and become a backyard birder Feb 18, 2013 1:02 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick has fond memories of watching wild birds with her children and building feeders with her son. Today, she shares her tips for backyard birding.

  • Christmas memories include gifts of disappointment Jan 11, 2013 3:15 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick touched a nerve when she shared her story of the year she wanted a pony for Christmas but opened up a vanity chair instead. Readers couldn't wait to recount their Christmas disappointments.

  • Concerned residents can say a lot in just three minutes Nov 13, 2012 11:48 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick is getting ready to speak before the Naperville City Council next week about a proposed development along Water Street in downtown. See what she has to say.

  • Naperville man overcomes physical challenges to join dad in shredding business Oct 24, 2012 5:26 PM
    If you were around on Groundhog Day in 2011, you likely remember when nearly 20 inches of snow blew into town. In the aftermath of the blizzard, huge mounds of the white stuff sat shoveled at the corners of intersections. I photographed a neighbor, Luke Koupal, after he had climbed high atop one of the mounds. I asked for a wave and Luke gave me one. Little did I know at the time the significance of his kind gesture.

  • Demonstrate ample caution when purchasing prescription drugs Sep 18, 2012 8:16 AM
    Stephanie Penick says caution always should be the byword when purchasing prescription drugs, either online or at your pharmacy.

  • Be thankful for farmers ó and tomatoes Aug 21, 2012 2:30 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick made two summer trips to Indiana. Along the way, the dry landscape reminded her of an important expression passed along years ago when she helped the Wheatland Plowing Match Association with its newsletter. Simply put, "No farmers, no food."

  • Our Stephanie Penick learns her neighbor has deep musical roots Jul 28, 2012 10:25 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick always knew her neighbor got long with her girl dog named Karl. But until recently, she didn't realize the depth of Julio Davis' talent for jazz and hip-hop.

  • Memories of the Exchange Club, Ribfest and more Jul 3, 2012 8:59 AM
    Ribfest and its sponsor, the Naperville Exchange Club, bring back plenty of happy memories for our Stephanie Penick.

  • A whirlwind vacation trip ó to Chicago? Jun 18, 2012 11:08 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick says she's staying pretty close to home this summer. But it didn't stop her from talking a whirlwind vacation day in Chicago.

  • Family history carved in her dadís workbench May 22, 2012 11:27 AM
    A visit home reminds our Stephanie Penick of some of the lessons she learned -- and provides her with some new insight into her dad and his workbench.

  • Celebrate women both in the home and at work May 7, 2012 11:28 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick says she's always surprised when women criticize other women for the choices they make about jobs and homes. With Mother's Day approaching, she says, we should learn to celebrate all their choices.

  • How local coffee drinkers can help Honduran farmers Apr 11, 2012 2:51 PM
    Our Stephanie Penick learns how some great-tasting coffee and can actually help people in need in Honduras.

  • Why the battle against polio isn't over Mar 29, 2012 1:30 PM
    Many of us grew up in a country where polio seems a distant unpleasant memory. But our Stephanie Penick and members of the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise know better.

  • Coming face to face with a Cyclops in the mirror Feb 14, 2012 11:24 AM
    When our Stephanie Penick woke up the other morning she found her face swollen and one eye screwed shut. When she looked in the mirror a Cyclops seemed to be staring back. What in the name of Shel Silverstein was happening?

  • You never know what you'll find through geocaching Feb 3, 2012 12:58 PM
    A casual conversation leads our Stephanie Penick on an exploration of the hobby of geocaching and on a trip down memory lane.

  • In our busy world, it's easy to miss an incredible January sunset Jan 24, 2012 2:54 PM
    More and more, we're all called to pay attention. But do we? What do we miss? Our Stephanie Penick was lucky enough to take a break and catch a stunning sunset.

  • Tips to make your holiday giving more scam free Nov 26, 2011 8:59 AM
    Our Stephanie Penick offers some tips for holiday giving -- and how to avoid being taken in the process.

  • For Stephanie Penick, a single picture brings back a thousand memories Nov 17, 2011 11:29 AM
    A family photograph from Thanksgiving 1950 brings back countless memories for our Stephanie Penick, and provides a reminder for all of us about the importance of remembering family and friends.

  • Letís reflects on numbers in the news Nov 11, 2011 12:21 PM
    Did anybody else connect the news that $7 billion was spent on Halloween and the 7 billionth person in the world was born by the end of October 2011? Our Stephanie Penick notes that already November has been focused on numbers, too.

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