Kroehler Mansion Demolition Discussion | Healthy Driven Marathon | Mandela/Chavez at Metea

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Kroehler Mansion to be Discussed

This Thursday, the Historic Preservation Commission will discuss the potential tear down of the Kroehler Mansion on Little Friends’ property. The nonprofit will present their case to demolish its four buildings, including the historic mansion, to help sell the property and provide them the funds to move to a new site next year. Community members have spoken out about preserving the mansion, which was built in the early 1900s. But, Little Friends argues restoring the mansion is not economically feasible and would impede the sale of the property. The commission will hear Little Friends’ case at 7 p.m. at the Municipal Center.


Healthy Driven Marathon

This weekend, runners took off at the Healthy Driven Naperville Half Marathon and 5K. 2,400 half marathoners made the 13.1 mile-trek through Downtown Naperville, as 1,500 5K runners followed shortly after. Many charity groups were part of the event, including District 203’s Naperville Education Foundation and District 204’s Indian Prairie Educational Foundation.


Mandela/Chavez at Metea

Two special guests came to Naperville on Saturday, thanks to India Development Service. Doctor Makaziwe Mandela, Nelson Mandela’s daughter, and Anthony Chavez, Cesar Chavez’s grandson, stopped by Metea Valley High School to attend two plays about Mahatma Gandhi, in honor of his 150th birthday. Audience members enjoyed the performances and then were treated to a panel discussion with the two guests.


Walk to End Alzheimer’s Funds

And congrats to the Alzheimer’s Association, which raised more than $383,000 during its annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s event last month. More than 1,800 walkers participated in support of the care and research programs the association provides.