Pedal Pubs Banned:
Pedal pubs will not be pedaling around Naperville. Last night city council voted to restrict them completely from our city, expanding their initial recommendation, which was just to keep the party bikes out of downtown and off arterial roads. The group cited traffic and safety concerns as their main reasons for the ban. Council member Judy Brodhead was the lone vote against the restriction.
Jaycees Park Design Approved:
Also last night, the design for Naperville Jaycees Park located behind the Municipal Center was finalized and officially approved for the Riverwalk. Council voted unanimously in favor of the smart park design, which includes charging stations, a rain garden, and space for anyone to hold an outdoor meeting. The park will be powered by solar panels placed on the roof of the municipal center, the savings from which will offset the cost of additional maintenance.
Smiles For Seniors:
It’s the Week of the Young Child, and in honor of that, the prekindergarteners at Kids Kampus got crafty with some seniors. They headed over to the Harbor Chase senior living center with their art supplies in tow to create projects and memories. The childcare center’s theme for the week is “Everyone Smiles in the Same Language” – which certainly shone through at this event.
Volleyball: North Takes on Metea:
The boys volleyball season is in full swing as Naperville North welcomed the Mustangs of Metea to their court last night. It would be a battle between 5 foot 9 junior John Jaworski of North against 6 foot 6 senior Andrew Kohut of Metea. Throughout the sets, Mustang setter Matt Nealon would connect with Andrew Kohut to help the Mustangs take the lead, but then John Jaworski would rally back with a few kills of his own thanks to great defense by Adam Boswell. Both attackers would end with ten kills on the night, but Metea would walk away with the road victory over North in straight sets, 25-20, 25-22.