Little Friends Files Application for Demolition
Little Friends has filed an application to demolish the four buildings on its campus, including the Kroehler mansion, which was built in the early 20th century. The nonprofit is looking to clear its property and sell the land so it can move to a new site in Warrenville. Before demolition, Little Friends will need the approval of the Historic Preservation Commission and a third-party assessment of the buildings’ significance due to its location in the historic district.
Opioid Deactivation Kits
The DuPage County Sherriff’s office will offer free opioid deactivation kits. The DETERRA kits are designed to neutralize unused drugs by placing them in the pouch and shaking to deactivate the drug’s ingredients. The kits debuted at the DuPage County Fair last week and are also available at the sheriff’s office’s communication center.
The Party That Shall Not Be Named
Harry Potter lovers were invited to take a step into the magical world of the famous wizard at Nichols Library on Saturday. The library transformed into the Party That Shall Not Be Named, an event dedicated to the beloved book character to celebrate his birthday. Long-time fans and newer ones enjoyed the many fun activities offered. Some used their wits in the Escape Room to free themselves from Azkaban, while others dueled in the Quidditch tournament. Some participants had the chance to create their own wands and draft their very own Hogwarts acceptance letters. The library hopes to bring this enchanting adventure to Naperville every year.
City Swim Meet
It was another great weekend of competition at the 52nd annual Naperville City Swim meet. Hundreds of the best local swimmers competed in more than 70 races across five age groups over the two day meet. Some of the state’s top high school swimmers picked up multiple victories with McKenna Stone winning the 50 yard freestyle, 100 IM and 50 fly for Centennial Beach. Connor Boyle, who qualified for the 2020 Olympic Trials in the 50 meter freestyle last weekend, broke the city meet records in both the 50 and 100 free and the 200 free relay, while helping Breckinridge to a 2nd place team finish. Aayush Deshpande took first in the 100 IM and 100 back for Tall Grass, who won the team championship for the 2nd consecutive year, celebrating with the traditional post-meet pool jump.