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The Edward Foundation awarded $20,000 in scholarships on April 18 to 10 Edward Hospital student volunteers who greet visitors, deliver flowers, transport patients, and assist behind the scenes at the hospital.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Edward Foundation; Sandy Conway…
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More than 33 girls selected prom dresses March 16 at the invitation-only pop-up boutique created by Dress Up 203. This new initiative was developed by seven moms to provide upcycled and new dresses for Naperville North and Naperville Central high school students who may not have the means to purchase formalwear. More than 450 dresses were donated by the community, and three volunteer seamstresses were on hand ensure the perfect fit.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Adri Boudeman (Dress Up 203);…
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At the annual State of Naperville Real Estate program March 6, retiring Christine Jeffries (center) was honored for her 27 years as president of the Naperville Development Partnership. Also pictured, left to right, are Kaylin Risvold, president and CEO of the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce; Mayor Scott Wehrli; and John Koranda, vice president of commercial real estate for Wintrust Financial Corporation.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Anderson Humane; Jen Banowetz…
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Tricoci Salon & Spa celebrated the reopening of its renovated Naperville location (1512 N. Naper Blvd.) on February 1. The updated space features new express beauty stations and spa offerings.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Jeopardy Productions Inc.;…
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DuPage Children’s Museum redesigned its Wonder Room as a calming, nature-inspired space, offering guests an immersive respite.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Naperville Park District (Magical…
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The North Central College women’s triathlon team won the Division III collegiate national championship November 11, defending its crown and claiming its fifth national title in program history. Pictured on the podium in Tempe, Arizona, are (from left) Charlotte Kumler, Hailey Poe, and Bethany Smeed

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Thomas Fernandez, USA Triathlon;…
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Authors Kate Moore and Elizabeth Smart both spoke to full houses during their respective October events at the McAninch Arts Center in Glen Ellyn.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Press Photography Network/Special…
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Loaves & Fishes Community Services held its annual gala, Night to End Hunger, to raise awareness about food insecurity in the community. Held at the Butterfield Country Club in Oak Brook on September 16, the event raised more than $300,000.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Time Stops Photography (Night…
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Highlights from Naperville’s Last Fling over Labor Day weekend included a foam party, carnival, and live music (including the Hairbangers Ball).

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Jen Banowetz (Picasso); Glenn…
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Through both its Community Foundation’s Discretionary Grantmaking and Youth Engagement in Philanthropy programs, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley awarded 41 grants on July 11 totaling more than $615,000 to support local nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for Fox Valley residents.

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People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Jen Banowetz (Field of Honor);…
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North Central College’s Division III-winning Cardinals football team was among the various NCAA champions welcomed to the White House June 12 for College Athlete Day.

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People, places, and happenings around the area   Photos: Jen Banowetz (Field of…
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At its annual Community Service Grants Award Luncheon on June 1, the Rotary Club of Naperville awarded $175,000 to 36 nonprofit organizations that provide community support and basic humanitarian needs.

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People, places, and happenings around the area   Photos: Jen Banowetz (Warhol);…
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