Naperville Local Customs

  • Flags, Flags, Flags
    Flags, Flags, Flags
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  • Bagpipes and Drum Core
    Bagpipes and Drum Core
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  • Just Want to Get Closer Mom!
    Just Want to Get Closer Mom!
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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.

    Hagrid Mingles With The Locals I Always Thought Snape Was A Good Guy
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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)

    Leaves Waiting for Pickup Jen's Alien Pumpkin Fall View From Our Bedroom Window Last of the Leaves Still on the Tree The Raking is Finally Done
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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.

    A Line Outside the Door at Starbucks The Ride for the 18th Birthday

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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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    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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    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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    Go to a Parade

    by riorich55 Written May 31, 2014

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    There are always lots of parades in downtown Naperville, New Years Eve, St Patricks Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day and I've probably forgotten a few others. Mainly locals marching and bands playing, but everyone seems to enjoy them and if you are lucky you might even walk away with some candy, beads or coupons.

    We hadn't attended a parade for a while, but I wanted to go down to the Memorial Day parade to take some pictures. So we did and here are a few of those pictures to enjoy.

    Flags, Flags, Flags Patriotic Lady High School Marching Band Bagpipes and Drum Core Just Want to Get Closer Mom!
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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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    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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    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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    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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