Naperville Now 06-05-18

Parkland Students Coming to Naperville

Students from Parkland, Florida will visit Naperville on June 16 to educate young people on the March For Our Lives movement. They’ll also be there to get voters registered and motivate young people to hit the polls. Naperville will be the second stop of the “Road to Change” tour, and the event will take place at DuPage Unitarian Universalist Church on Saturday at 6 p.m. The event is already sold out, but the young activists will also be doing a carwash fundraiser with students from Downers Grove North earlier that day from 12-3 p.m. behind Bill Kay Chevrolet in Lisle.

 

Fifth Avenue Workshop

Last night, Ryan Companies held a four-hour meeting about the Fifth Avenue Development. That meeting included an open house for residents to ask questions and presentations from community working groups. The working groups were made up of residents, city staff and council members, and Ryan Companies staff. The groups presented information they learned about a number of concerns for the project, from stormwater management and transportation to parking and land use. Feedback was collected from audience members along the way. Information gathered from the meeting will be presented at the next Fifth Avenue Steering Committee meeting on June 12, and the City Council meeting on June 19.

 

Emily Giffin at Anderson’s Bookshop

Naperville North High School alum Emily Giffin will present her newest book, “All We Ever Wanted”. In partnership with Anderson’s Bookshop, the event will take place at Community Christian Church. The July 2 event will bring the New York Times bestselling author out for a presentation and book-signing of her novel. Tickets include a signed hardcover copy of the book and more information is available on Anderson’s website.

 

Congrats Coach Renner

While the high school baseball season heads to state competition this weekend, Saturday’s loss to Plainfield North means the end of an era for Neuqua Valley baseball. After 507 wins, 12 regional championships, five sectional championships, and three state trophies, Robin Renner, the only head coach in program’s 20-year history, coached his final game. Despite a sectional championship game loss, the Wildcats sent their coach off with a fantastic season, finishing 31-4 to go along with a regional and DVC conference championship. The Neuqua Valley freshman coach for the past four seasons, James Thornton, will take the reigns as varsity coach for the team next season. Congratulations on a great career, Coach Renner.

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