Solar Panels for City Hall:
A solar field will find its way to the top of Naperville’s City Hall. The city received a grant to fund the installation of solar panels on the top of the building. The panels will be used to power the upcoming smart park, and extra electricity will be sold to the grid to pay for its maintenance. The city had originally considered integrating panels into the smart park itself, but placing them on the roof means the panels will see more sunlight and less shade.
Spreading Valentine Cheer to Seniors:
It was a happy Valentine’s Day this morning for residents of the DuPage Care Center. They received about 900 heart-shaped helium balloons, sent in by family and friends. Community members could buy a balloon to donate for just 3 bucks – and boy did they deliver, lining the halls and rooms of the care center with a colorful filled pick-me-up. Proceeds from the balloon sales benefit the Resident Recreation Fund.
Hobson Wood Available Saturday:
This Saturday artists can grab a piece of the past to repurpose. From 9:30 until 11:30 in the morning, kiln-dried wood from the historic Hobson Oak will be available at 224 N. Washington Street. The 250-year-old tree was taken down in 2016 after it was deemed to be a safety risk. Now artists who commit to creating new works with the wood to be used in charity auctions this fall, can get their raw material for free. Each new piece created will be donated to a local nonprofit who can then raffle it off to support their mission.
North Takes On Central:
With only three games left in the regular season and the sectional seed voting wrapping up today, Naperville North Boys Basketball travelled to Naperville Central for a crucial matchup on senior night. The RedHawks were able to hang tough early thanks to five three pointers from Tyler O’Brien. But the absence of 6’8 center Ben Wolf due to illness allowed Chris Johnson and Tommy Welch to take advantage of their size for the Huskies. Jack Hill also added ten points for Naperville North as the Huskies rolled to a 56 to 40 win. North now stands alone in first place in the DVC after Metea Valley stunned Wheaton Warrenville South earlier in the night.
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