Naperville Now 09-22-17

Organic Weed Killer

The Naperville Park District will increase their use of organic products for park maintenance. The park district began reviewing their weed killer policy three months ago after the group “Non-Toxic Naperville” raised concerns over the district’s use of Round Up. At their board meeting last night, the park district officially announced they will expand their use of organic products from one park to eight, and depending on the results, this number could grow even more in the future.

Alive Expanding

The Alive Center in Naperville is officially expanding! They have secured enough funds from local companies and private donors to sign the deed for the property next door at 502 W. 5th Avenue. This new space will house the Alive Innovation Lab, which will allow more STEM and media activities. Alive will hold an Open House for the new space on November 11.

NCHS vs. NNHS

There were some DVC matchups last night in high school athletics. Naperville Central girls tennis traveled to Naperville North for some competition in the warm weather. Central’s Jacquelyne Qi defeated Tiffany Zhang in number one singles in straight sets, 6-1, 6-1 with the help of her smart offensive plays. It would be all North in doubles play though. Chandani Bansal and Irene Zhang would defeat Central’s Natalie Atkins and Elaine Liu in straight sets 6-4, 6-1. Number two doubles would be the major game, though, going to three sets. Sania Hussain and Nyah Woller-Li would lose in the first set to Central’s Alex Dram and Annie Kong 6-3 but would power through the next two sets to take the win.

Record Breaking Night

Jumping in to the pool, Neuqua Valley swam over to Metea Valley. Cloe Pace, a diver for Neuqua broke a school record from 2010 with her inward 1 half summersault tuck, receiving first place. In the 100 yard freestyle Freshman McKenna Stone dominates and breaks a school record for Metea with 51.4 seconds. The longer swim, 500 yard Freestyle resulted in another record being broken by Neuqua’s Rachel Stege finishing lengths ahead of the rest of the swimmers which would help propel the Wildcats to a win 107 to 78.

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