A Message from Alex August 2021

A Message from Alex August 2021

Last week I got an email from my friend Beckie with screenshots from the App NextDoor. If you’re not familiar, NextDoor is a social media app you can download on your phone, or log in to from a web browser and communicate with neighbors and businesses in your community. They describe themselves as “an app…

A Message from Alex July 2021

A Message from Alex July 2021

According to a recent Washington Post article, “American workers have decided it’s time for a change — a decision at least partly brought on by a more than year-long pandemic that shifted the way many understood the norms of work life.” This statement holds true, even at our family-run pharmacy. Oswald’s Welcomes New Medical Equipment…

Vintage Candies: Staff Favorites

Vintage Candies: Staff Favorites

Picking out candy for gift bags, party favors, or just a regular old snack can be a chore. Modern candy manufacturers are constantly releasing new chocolate bars and other sweets… it can be hard to find something good! Vintage candy is the candy that has been around since our parent’s and grandparent’s time. Candy that…

A Message from Alex June 2021

A Message from Alex June 2021

To celebrate Father’s Day, I wanted to look back at some of the things my great-great-grandfather, Louis Oswald (the store’s second-generation owner and namesake), accomplished during his time as owner. His last name is why people often think my name is Alex Oswald! I take that mistake with pride. I would have loved to meet…

What Kind of COVID Test is Right for Me?

What Kind of COVID Test is Right for Me?

There are many more COVID-19 testing options available now than last year. How do these tests work? Are they effective? Let’s walk through some of the options. Keep in mind that while some tests are great for at-home testing, others require trips to a local testing facility. If you have questions about whether or not…

Great Gift Ideas for Spring 2021

Great Gift Ideas for Spring 2021

Spring has finally fully sprung! After missing out on all of last Spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are looking forward to seeing family and friends this year. Graduations, Father’s Day, and cookouts will be popping up everywhere in short order. You can’t just show up to a holiday family function empty-handed–you…

Naperville’s Friendliest Post Office

Naperville’s Friendliest Post Office

Everyone knows the story: you need to mail one or two packages for a birthday or holiday. No big deal right? Well, it could become a big deal when you have to wait an eternity at your local post office. The US Postal Service station located in Oswald’s Pharmacy was added to avoid this. What…

A Message From Alex May 2021

A Message From Alex May 2021

I got a call out of the blue from NBC 5’s Investigative Reporter Chris Coffey on Thursday the 22nd of April. He asked if he could stop by Oswald’s in 30 minutes to film a segment for a news story airing that evening. He remembered our pharmacy from a segment filmed last November at Oswald’s.…

Great Gift Ideas at Oswald’s

Great Gift Ideas at Oswald’s

Spring is finally in bloom, bringing nice weather, Mother’s Day and ‘grads & dads’ season. It can be tough to find unique gifts to give on special occasions, so our gift selection has been carefully curated to feature products from smaller and independent companies. Stop by anytime to check some of these lines out in…