Safari Snips Haircuts And Parties For Kids

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Your kids can have a safari adventure next time they need a haircut, want to have a party, or just have fun on a rainy day!

But not only haircuts are offered at Safari Snips. Kids can get a manicure, pedicure, up do, braids or feathering done too! Baby’s first haircut includes a lock of hair, certificate and photo too! Each haircut station has televisions with cable and PlayStation 3 gaming systems for the kids to stay busy while they get their haircut. [Read more…]

Naperville Real Estate Report: March 2014 Data

Naperville’s real estate market finished the first quarter strong.


Real estate continued to gain strength as compared to a year ago.  The charts below represent a rolling 12-month average (or cumulative amount for some statistics) to better show the actual trends in the market.  This data is specifically for sales of traditional resale single-family homes and does not include foreclosure, short-sale, or condo/townhome data.

(also:  find out how the Naperville housing market looks today with our live market data feed coming right from the MLS database)

Average Home Sale Prices

The average price of a single-family home in Naperville was up 4.8% as compared to a year ago.  The average in March was $449,070.

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Naperville Load & Go Cards From The Park District

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Naperville residents are fortunate to live in an area that offers so many different recreational activities for the entire family.  It is now easier than ever to take advantage of many of these activities, thanks to the Naperville Park District now offering a reloadable debit card known as the Load & Go Card.

The Load & Go Card can be pre-loaded with up to $200 to spend on such activities as paddleboat rides, Millennium Carillon tours, food and beverage purchases at the Riverwalk Eatery, and admissions and food purchases at Centennial Beach. It may also be used for specified programs offered through the Naperville Park District. This is a great little card to carry in your purse or wallet to have on hand for summertime fun. It also makes a wonderful gift idea for teens and will keep them occupied and entertained during the coming warm weather months.

Cards may be purchased and reloaded at several Park District locations such as the Alfred Rubin Riverwalk Community Center, the Administration Building, Centennial Beach, 95th Street Center, Riverwalk Eatery, and the Millennium Carillon Visitor Center. For a list of addresses or for more information, please visit napervilleparks.org, or call (630)848-5000.

 

This article was contributed by Your Naperville community member, Christy Foust.

Yogurt Beach In Naperville – Frozen Delights

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Enjoy a little vacation right in Naperville at Yogurt Beach. Their unique beach-like atmosphere and surfboard dining area will relax you in no time.

Yogurt Beach is a local, family-owned and operated business. They offer 16 daily flavors of self-serve gourmet frozen yogurt, sorbet, and custard with nearly 50 toppings, several syrups and sauces, and fresh fruit at their island condiments bar. Your yogurt and toppings are then weighed and amount due is calculated.

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Naperville Home Prices, Report – February 2014

How’s the Housing Market?  February Continued To Be Strong.


Here’s a summary of how the Naperville housing market looked in February.  The charts below represent a rolling 12-month average (or cumulative amount for some statistics) to better show the actual trends in the market.  This data is specifically for sales of traditional resale single-family homes and does not include foreclosure, short-sale, or condo/townhome data.

(also:  find out how the Naperville housing market looks today with our live market data feed coming right from the MLS database) [Read more…]

Naperville Photographer: Megan Drane, Firefly Nights Photography

I was looking to get some photos done for my real estate business.  I found Megan Drane at Firefly Nights Photography in Naperville.  We talked a little and she ended up doing some work for me (which can be found on this site and our facebook page).

In case you’re looking to have some photos done, you may want to consider her.

Here’s an interview I did to find out more about her and her business.  A few examples of her work are at the bottom of this interview.

1.  How did you get into photography?
I stumbled into a career in photography by accident, I assure you.  While I have a Masters of Fine Art degree, I used to be in the corporate world and did photography as a hobby.  But then I went and photographed my best friend’s newborn, and they shared the images with all of their friends.  After that, word and demand spread. [Read more…]

Naperville St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run 2014: Info, Map

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You don’t have to be Irish to participate in the St. Paddy’s Day 5K! Hosted by the Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise, in cooperation with West Suburban Irish, the St. Paddy’s Day 5K will be on Saturday, March 15, 2014.

Participation in this event is a great way to join into the St. Patrick’s Day holiday spirit. Proceeds from the event will provide health related services to those in need.

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Fire It Up Taco Fusion Grill – Naperville Hours, Info

naperville location for fire it up taco fusion grill

Are you looking for a dining experience that will make you say, “that food was incredible?”  How about a meal that encapsulates the authenticity of hand-crafted, homemade, versatile recipes that embody distinctive flavors? If so, you are in luck. Spend your evening munching on mouthwatering tacos that will set your palate on ‘fire’ at Fire it Up TacoFusion Grill.

Minutes away from the Route 59 Metra station, Fire it Up, began as a food truck and has grown into a dine-in or take-out restaurant. Featuring taco varieties such as BBQ pork, southwest chicken, or portabella mushroom, to name a few, Fire it Up has taken the taco experience to the next level.

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Serendipity Resale Shop: Naperville Location, Info

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The Serendipity Resale Shop, located in downtown Naperville, is operated by Little Friends, an organization that serves both children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities.

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Naperville Restaurant Week: Where To Get Great Food

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Naperville residents are fortunate to have such a wide variety of dining establishments to choose from, making it easy for everyone to find the dishes they love. This year, Naperville is adding a flavorful twist to the culinary scene, by holding the first annual Naperville Restaurant Week event.

  • This event is being held from February 16 through March 3, 2014.

This is a great opportunity for diners to support their local community, while at the same time getting great deals at their favorite restaurants. This is also the perfect time to check out a new restaurant you’ve been meaning to try.

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