Sunday, June 17, 2012
On Father's Day this writer is thankful for the relationship she has with her father.
When I was growing up my dad wasn’t around a lot. Maybe you can relate. Whenever there was a concert performance or a parade to attend, it was always my mom who was there to watch me. Then, in 2004 my mom died. My dad was left feeling pretty lost. So was I. At the time I was living in Durango, Colo. I spent another two years in Colorado before moving home to Illinois. People often ask why I left the beauty of Colorado for Illinois and I always say it was because of family – more specifically my dad. I realized that while living my life was important, everything in life is temporary. The amount of time I have to spend with my dad is limited. I’m not married or tied to anything. I can always go back if I want. After I moved home I lived …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Whether enjoying a bottle of beer, some Italian food or a cup of coffee, we have some ideas for celebrating dad on his special day.
Some Dads love to fire up the grill anytime, Father’s Day or not. Whether your Dad loves to celebrate or would prefer to spend hours in the man cave, Sunday is Father’s Day and he deserves some recognition. How will you celebrate with dad? We have a few ideas for you. Why not consider taking dad to one of the newest places in Naperville to enjoy a nice cold beer. World of Beer is open on Naperville’s north side, 1727 Freedom Drive. The establishment, which has an extensive collection of beers, will be holding a Father’s Day celebration. Can’t get there Sunday? Buy dad a six-pack. Maybe dad isn’t into hops and barley and prefers something that has legs, like wine. If your father enjoys a nice glass of wine, why not head over to Cooper’s …
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Have some great parenting advice to offer? Why not consider becoming a Naperville Patch blogger?
Have a Father's Day tradition you'd like to share, or tips on parenting? Why not blog about it on Patch? In our never-ending search for bloggers to join our team, Naperville Patch is actively soliciting readers to become dad bloggers! What does blogging for Patch entail? Not much, really. Interested? Anyone may apply. To pitch a blog idea to Naperville Patch, email us at email@example.com. Or, just click here. Patch bloggers are not paid and they own the content they produce. So if you are already blogging and want to share with our readers, too, let us know. This is a chance to share your expertise and opinions with a wider audience!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
If you've had a rough relationship with your father, now is the time to make amends.
Happy Father’s Day! Today is a day for fathers to lounge and relax, swing in a hammock, hit some golf balls and drink beer. Or, to do whatever it is that a dad might want to do. To all the dad’s out there, I hope you enjoy the day and do what makes you happiest. To all the kids out there, might I suggest — if you hadn’t planned to do this already — that you call your father and tell him how much you love him. If you are on good terms with your father, you probably planned to do this anyway. But, I know there are some among you who may find little happiness in Father’s Day. I used to be that way. I hated picking a card and scoffed at the sappiness, because they never expressed how I felt. If you are angry with your father or have issues …
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Our weekly rundown on some events happening around town.
Music is the main thing this weekend with the Naperville Jazz Festival happening, along with the Rolling on the River series. And, of course, we can't forget that Dad's day is Sunday. Be sure to wish Dad a Happy Father's Day. Here are just a few events of interest happening around the area. Enjoy! Now is the time for the summer festivals to begin. If you like carnival rides and cotton candy be sure to take a quick trip over to Woodridge for the Jubilee. The Woodridge Park District and Village of Woodridge host this event, which includes live music and fireworks. If you like 80s post-punk music, think the Cure or Echo and the Bunnymen, then stop by the Rivewalk to listen to the band Gecko Club perform some of its original songs. The …