Naperville Local Customs

  • Leaves Waiting for Pickup
    Leaves Waiting for Pickup
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  • Fall View From Our Bedroom Window
    Fall View From Our Bedroom Window
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  • A Line Outside the Door at Starbucks
    A Line Outside the Door at Starbucks
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    Rake Leaves in the Fall

    by riorich55 Written Jan 2, 2010

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    Here it is November again in Chicago and all those trees we planted when we build our home here in 1987 have now grown up and keep us physically active each fall when they start dropping their leaves after a full summer's worth of shading. 3 times during the season the City of Naperville comes by to sweep them up, so you try to get as many to the curbside before they come by. The pictures on this page are from around our house (front and back yard during the leaf(ing) season)

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    Everybody Comes To Naperville

    by riorich55 Written Mar 19, 2008

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    It's always interesting to come into downtown Naperville for parades, go cart races, triathlons, book events, etc. You never know what you are going to see. Here are some familiar characters that were here prior to the last J.K. Rowling book release last summer.

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    Some Impressions of Naperville

    by riorich55 Written Mar 15, 2008

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    I thought both these pictures reflected what a lot of people from other Chicago suburbs think about Napervillians. In reality, although it is an affluent community everybody works very hard to achieve their success.

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    Local transportation preferences

    by shrimp56 Updated Mar 6, 2005

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    I took this picture because it's the kind of local color picture I would take in Paris or London -- so I thought there I should be even-handed!
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    Napervillians tend to drive large SUVS, especially the more expensive brands such as Mercedes and Lexus. This smaller jeep was refreshing to see!

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    Oswald's Pharmacy

    by shrimp56 Updated Mar 3, 2005

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    Oswald's Pharmacy has been a fixture in downtown Naperville for over 125 years. Alas it is now moving to another shopping plaza south of the city center. The reason? The downtown revitalization as a shopping/dining mecca has meant that the kind of in&out parking people picking up prescriptions want is no longer available.

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    Museum at the Mall

    by shrimp56 Written Dec 7, 2004

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    The DuPage Children's Museum has an outpost at the Fox Valley Mall [just over the line in Aurora]. It is a great place to take your children when they get tired of shopping and need to let off some steam!

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    Summer concerts at the bandshell

    by shrimp56 Written Sep 29, 2004

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    Well it used to be a "shell" until they redid it recently. The question was whether they would enlarge the facility where it was [difficult because of space constraints] or move it to another location.
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    They left it in downtown [just north of the US Bank and east of the YMCA], but it's a bit crowded. And yes -- it's in "Central Park"!
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    The painting is the curtain that protects the stage.
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    Art along the riverwalk ...

    by shrimp56 Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    The nnnual Naperville Riverwalk Art Fair is one of the many ways that the community utilizes the Riverwalk. It is held in mid-September and draws artists locally and internationally.

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    An actual bandstand!!!

    by shrimp56 Written Sep 29, 2004

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    You will find this in "Central Park" wedged between the "Y" and a parking lot. In the distance you can see a play set -- a frequent sight in child-friendly Naperville.

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    Fiddling at the fair

    by shrimp56 Written Sep 19, 2004

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    Members of the DuPage Symphony Orchestra playing in the small ampitheater in Riverwalk as part of the Naperville Riverwalk Art Fair. The orchestra performs at venues throughout DuPage County.

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