Ogden Open House
There’s an open house all day today at the Iroquois Center to discuss streetscape improvements to the east Ogden Avenue Corridor. The event, hosted by the City of Naperville, the Naperville Development Partnership , and the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce, includes both proposed improvements and discussion of potential funding sources for the changes. You can stop by until 7 tonight.
Community Garden ‘Glean-up’
Master gardeners were out at the Ron Ory Community Garden Plots this morning to do a little “glean-up.” They went through the plots on West Street and gleaned any leftover produce from the season, which they will donate to Loaves & Fishes Community Services. The plots are rented out during growing season for those who like to garden, but might not have the space.
Hack the Jack
The Naperville Jaycees are looking for some crafty carvers to enter their Hack the Jack pumpkin-carving contest. Entries will be collected on October 19th at Naper Settlement, then displayed from the 20th through the 22nd for the public to view, and vote for their favorite. There is a 15-dollar entry fee – either due at drop off, or through a pre-party pizza buffet on the 14th or 15th at Braconi’s.
High School Golf
The first state tournament of the school year tees off this Saturday with boys and girls golf. Yesterday the local boys teams hoped to punch their tickets at Glendale Lakes. Metea Valley junior Scott Boyajian proved his regional championship was no fluke, finishing with an even par 71. He’ll head down state for the first time.
Waubonsie Valley’s Cade Kenyon shot a team best 76, but missed the cut by a single stroke. Neuqua Valley finished only two shots out of a top three finish, but will send three golfers to state. Three time state qualifier Jack Vercautren shot a 73, while first timers Michael Rhee’s 72 and Colin Chromy’s 74 earned them a spot.
The surprise of the day was Naperville Central, after finishing third in conference and regionals, the Redhawks shot a 299 and will head down state as a team thanks to a 2nd place finish. As usual Tommy Dunsire shot a team best one under, 70, while Ryan Onorati also chipped in with a 74. Hinsdale Central finished the day as sectional champions with a 297.