The 630 | August 2017

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Field Day
Fans of CabCab concerts can enjoy watching another breed of entertainment on two Sundays in August, when polo ponies rule the Arranmore grounds. The 2017 Women’s Polo Invitational on August 13 is a high-spirited women versus men match; proceeds will benefit the Edward Foundation and its cancer center. And the club’s third-annual Arranmore Polo Classic on August 22 is a signature tournament event that allows guests unique pre-match access to the barns and horses.

Work al Fresco
Naperville Mayor Steve Chirico and Hitchcock Design recently unveiled plans for the development of an internet park along the Riverwalk, adjacent to the township building and Hotel Indigo. “The outdoor office space will be a great amenity for the hotel guests,” says Chirico. “We would never have thought of that space for a park, but now with the hotel there it really makes sense.” Funded by private donations, the site will include shady spots with comfortable seating, internet hot spots and solar-powered outlets for charging electronics. Contact the mayor’s office at 630.420.6018 to contribute.

Streetscape Style
The city of Wheaton is gathering resident feedback for the second portion of its Downtown Wheaton Strategic Plan and Streetscape Plan adopted in 2014. Phase Two features work on Front Street from West Street to Cross Street, including underground infrastructure improvements as well as enhancements to streets with wider, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, updated lighting, signal modernization, additional landscaping and way-finding signage. Hale, Main, Front and West Streets will be impacted. Residents can complete an opinion survey and get more information at

Tri Tips
Centennial Park will host the tenth-annual Naperville Sprint Triathlon August 6, which includes an event for every skill level. Adults can compete in the Sprint Triathlon (a 400-meter swim, 22K bike and 5K run) or variations of the same—Aquabike (swim and bike) and Aquathlon (swim and run). Children ages seven to fifteen can also participate in a Kids’ Triathlon with new distances for 2017. The race courses wind through downtown Naperville and surrounding neighborhoods.

National Night Out
The city hosts a trio of events to celebrate this year’s National Night Out, a community-building campaign to promote police-community partnerships traditionally held on the first Tuesday of August. The kickoff event is on July 31 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Centennial Beach (500 West Jackson Avenue), where guests can swim, watch public safety demonstrations and be entertained by the River Road Crew from 95.9 The River. On August 1 block party events across town will feature members of the Naperville police, park district police, fire, public works, animal control, electric and water utility departments. The festivities close with the Emergency Vehicle Show and Kids Cycle Mania on August 6 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in downtown Naperville between Eagle and Main Streets.


Child Therapy Naperville
This practice exclusively specializes in helping children and their parents with bullying, friend and peer issues, behavioral issues or divorce issues.
29 South Webster Street, Naperville

Floyd’s 99 Barbershop
A new salon for men and women, Floyd’s has an old-school, new-style feel with a high-energy vibe.
20 East Jefferson Avenue, Naperville

Inspired Closets
This new showroom features custom closet solutions with a four-step design and installation process.
1S550 Route 83, Oak Brook

Main Street Pub
A new cozy spot for gourmet burgers and craft brew is brought to you courtesy of the folks at Naperville’s Jackson Avenue Pub.
204 West Main Street, St. Charles

Mercado Foot & Ankle
A new location in the Tamarack Medical Center offers the latest in medical technology for foot and ankle treatment.
24024 West Brancaster Drive, Naperville

Savory Spice
This specialty shop offers a variety of spices as well as extracts, sauces and specialty foods—tasting is encouraged.
123 South Washington Street, Naperville

Velvet Grace
This boutique and studio is nestled within two log cabins in downtown Oswego. Browse home decor, jewelry, gifts and accessories, or take a DIY workshop.
4025 US Highway 34, Oswego


This popular gift shop is celebrating its tenth anniversary this summer with a special event August 12 with jewelry designer Mariana to benefit the American Breast Cancer Foundation. See the special events section of “To Do” on page 86 for more information.
3027 English Rows Avenue, Naperville

Eggs, Inc. Cafe
This bustling breakfast spot celebrates four years in business this month. Eggs, Inc. also has locations in Bolingbrook and Chicago.
220 South Washington Street, Naperville

Light Source Lighting
This source for home lighting, light fixtures and home decor is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this month.
16114 South Route 59, Plainfield


Philanthropist Photog
Naperville resident Rich Howe was named the 2017 Special Olympics Illinois Outstanding Volunteer of the Year at the summer games’ opening ceremony at Illinois State University. Howe has spent hundreds of hours over five years as a volunteer photographer; he captures every Special Olympics Illinois sport in fourteen competitions.

Reigning Rotarian
John Norman was recently installed as the Rotary Club of Naperville’s new president. Norman is the founding partner of Design Resource Center. Rotary International is a social-service organization with several local chapters that provides scholarships and funding for medical screening, food pantries, homeless shelters, clean water and other health initiatives.

Wings of Hope
Nearly 100 people recently attended the SHARE Wings of Hope Angel Garden Blessing and Butterfly Release. Located on the campus of Edward Hospital, the garden opened in 2010 as a place for parents to remember and celebrate their child’s life. SHARE is a support group for those who have experienced a miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, stillbirth or neonatal death.