Naperville Now 04-21-17

Women’s Half Marathon & 5K

This weekend women will step off in the 2nd annual Naperville Women’s Half Marathon and 5K from North Central College. Several streets will be fully or partially closed in and around downtown Naperville to make way for the run, which takes place Sunday April 23. To see how you could be impacted, visit the city’s website.

 

Community Roots

Ever wonder what Naperville was like back in the day? You can find out through Naper Settlement’s newest exhibit, Community Roots: Agriculture in Naperville. Opening today, the exhibit features artifacts and a photo slideshow that explores the impact agriculture had on shaping the city’s landscape and its economy. The exhibit will run until October.

 

Baby Bison

And the furry family at Fermilab is expanding. The first baby bison of the season was recently born on the grounds of the national laboratory and at least ten more are expected over the next six weeks. The public is welcome to visit the bison and take pictures with the newborns. The bison herd was established as a symbol of the pioneering research done at the lab.

 

Valley Tennis Matchup

Metea Valley boys tennis travelled south down Eola Road to take on Waubonsie Valley yesterday afternoon. The Mustangs showed of their depth by winning three of the four singles matches and two off three doubles matches. The game of the day was a three set epic between Metea’s Avery Holt and Waubonsie’s Anthony Nguyen. Despite being up against match point in two different sets, Nguyen was able to outlast Holt 4-6, 7-6, 7-5. The Mustangs were still able to take the meet victory, 5-2.

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