DuPage Children’s Museum Summer Camps 2014 Preview

dupage children's museum camp preview

Join DuPage Children’s Museum on Monday, January 20, 2014 for a preview of their premier summer camps. Participants get a discount when they register that day!

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When Is The Best Time To Buy A House In Naperville?

best time to buy a home in naperville

Ultimately, the best time to buy a house is when you can comfortably afford the home you love the most.

I know, I know…what you’re probably wondering is “but is there a best time of year to buy?”

Personally, I don’t think there’s one best time of year for home buyers, but there are certainly pros and cons to the seasonality of the real estate cycle.  Here they are:

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We Are Rivals: Movie Premiere Event – January 17, 2014


You may know the final scores, or even watch the games, but do you know what goes on behind the scenes to prepare for the big game?

Hear the stories from the students, cheerleaders, coaches and players as each school gets ready to take on their rival on the football field.

NCTV17 will present their newest documentary “We Are Rivals” on January 17 at North Central College’s Wentz Concert Hall.  The fill will share the stories of the football rivals between Neuqua Valley and Waubonsie Valley, and Naperville Central and Naperville North high schools.

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11th Annual Chocolate Festival In Naperville: January 18, 2014

naperville chocolate festival

Chocolate and fun for all ages!

The 11th Annual Chocolate Festival will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Neuqua Valley Freshman Campus.

Hosted by 360 Youth Services, guests can enjoy free chocolate samples, see live cooking demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment and participate in family fun activities.

Also a huge attraction each year at the Chocolate Festival is the Sweet Treats Baking Competition. Entrants of all ages enter their baked goods while local judges pick the winners.  Then the Chocolate Festival guests get to taste all the entries! [Read more…]

(Video) 7 Secrets To Selling Your Naperville Home For The Most Money Possible

It’s no secret that when you sell your house, you want to get as much money as possible.  However, knowing exactly how to squeeze out every penny you deserve is unclear to a lot people.  So, use this simple 7-step guide to get you going in the right direction.  If you need more help, just contact us.

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Zeppe’s Italian Market, Straight From The “Old Neighborhood”

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Step into Zeppe’s Italian Market and visit the vecchio quartiere of Naperville! As their tag line asserts, this mom and pop Italian market mirrors the market from the “old neighborhood”.

Visit Zeppe’s and your mind will be transported into a land of historic buildings, beautiful cafes, sunny skies along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Paddle thru the aisles of breads, deli meats, cheeses, homemade sauces and giardiniera, and allow your senses to be taken on a gondola ride of authenticity in this quaint Italian bazaar. Row thru the canals of specialty Italian grocery items and ingredients as you survey the bona-fide variety the market has to offer. [Read more…]

Bridal Showcase at Naper Settlement – January 10 & 11, 2014

naperville bridal showcase

If you’re planning a wedding, the Bridal Showcase at Naper Settlement is the perfect opportunity to meet with over 50 local vendors.

Planning a wedding can be overwhelming.  Let Naper Settlement help! With over 50 vendors, the Bridal Showcase is the perfect place to have one-one-one personal consultations with everyone you need to make your wedding day perfect. Featuring some of the best in the bridal business, vendors that will be present include photographers, florists, DJs, ministers, musicians, bakers, caterers and more. See the entire list of vendors below.

One of the best in the Western suburbs, let the Bridal Showcase  help you plan your wedding! [Read more…]

Important Naperville Phone Numbers

commonly requested naperville phone numbers

Here’s a quick reference chart for commonly requested and important Naperville phone numbers.

  • A.D.O.P.T Pet Shelter:  630.355.2299
  • Amtrak:  1.800.872.7245
  • Animal Control:  630.420.6178
  • BFI (Garbage):  1.800.854.4380
  • Burlington Northern Train Station:  630.355.4409
  • Central DuPage Hospital:  630.682.1600
  • City Manager:  630.420.6044
  • City Clerk:  630.420.6047
  • City of Naperville:  630.420.6111
  • Convention and Visitors’ Bureau:  630.305.7701
  • ComEd:  1.800.334.7661
  • Edward Hospital:  630.355.0450
  • Finance Department (Real Estate Tax Stamps):  630.420.4116
  • J.U.L.I.E:  1.800.892.0123
  • Loaves & Fishes:  630.355.3663
  • Mayor’s Office:  630.420.6018
  • NCTV Naperville Community TV:  630.355.2124
  • Chamber of Commerce:  630.355.4141
  • Community Relations:  630.420.6707
  • Development Partnership:  630.305.7701
  • Fire Department (non-emergency):  630.420.6142
  • Humane Society:  630.420.8989
  • I-Search:  630.420.6731
  • Park District:  630.848.5000
  • Police Department (non-emergency):  630.420.6666
  • Post Office:  630.717.2662
  • Public Libraries:  630.961.4100
  • Naper Settlement:  630.420.6010
  • Township Offices:  630.355.2786
  • Northern Illinois Gas:  888.642.6748
  • Resource Management (recycling):  630.904.0780
  • RTA/Metra/Pace/CTA:  630.836.7000
  • Rush-Copley Medical Center:  630.978.6200
  • Electric & Water Emergency:  630.420.6187
  • YMCA, Downtown Naperville:  630.420.6270
  • YMCA, 95th St:  630.904.9595
  • Water Department:   630.420.6131

Lil’ J’s Bohemia: A Grateful Shop in the Heart of Downtown Naperville

 Lil J's Bohemia in downtown Naperville

There is a little boutique located in downtown Naperville since 2006 known as Lil’ J’s Bohemia: A Grateful Shop that offers shoppers a refreshing change of pace from chain style retail outlets.

This is the kind of locally owned business where the owner is there to greet you as you walk in, where you will hear the Grateful Dead playing softly in the background, and where the aroma of incense fills the air. It’s a place full of retro style clothing that is a flashback from the hippie era that makes you wish you could take a trip back in time.

Lil’ J’s Bohemia is definitely the place to go to satisfy your “inner hippie”.

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Rizzo’s Bar – A Place For Drinks, Dining, and Dancing

rizzo's bar in downtown napervilleDowntown Naperville is fortunate to have so many good dining establishments to choose from for great food and drink specials as well as socializing. One such place to find great deals on food and drinks as well as a place to let loose on the dance floor is Rizzos neighborhood restaurant and bar.

Rizzos provides patrons with a cozy atmosphere in a relaxed setting.

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