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  • The Rascals’ founder to perform in St. Charles

    The Rascals’ founder Felix Cavaliere was inspired by the assassination of Bobby Kennedy to write “People Got to Be Free,” which went on to become one ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Learning to Grow: Use container gardens to kick off fall decorating

    As we turn the calendar to September, we start thinking about fall decorating. We may not be quite ready to load the car with straw bales, cornstalks ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Now and then

    Wednesday afternoon I got a text from my friend, Hilde. Would I like to watch Batavia High School’s annual homecoming parade with her? One of her teen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’: Comedic insight into human heart

    ST. CHARLES – Fox Valley Repertory’s superb production of the bittersweet “Brighton Beach Memoirs” underscores how well Neil Simon’s probing insights ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Second City's 55th anniversary tour to stop in Batavia

    Over the years, Chicago’s The Second City comedy school has launched the careers of many top comedians, including the likes of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbe ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles’ Steel Beam Theatre opens 14th season

    ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles will open its 14th season Friday, Sept. 12, with the production “Almost, Maine,” a play that explores ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • Theory: Opposites attract

    In my counseling practice, I see a lot of couples who are struggling with problems in their marriages; problems that usually stem from poor communicat ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fall planting for spring blooms

    You may have noticed the fall bulb catalogs are starting to arrive. It’s time to take a look around your yard and decide what colors and varieties of ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Carpooling chronicles of teenage girls

    You haven’t lived if you’ve never carpooled a bunch of revved-up teenage girls home after soccer practice on a muggy day.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Many hands make light work, happy horses

    You should see my toilets. And yet, there I was, helping to muck out the stalls at Casey’s Safe Haven alongside my dear daughter last Sunday morning.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Weeds or ornamentals?

    I’m using my neighborhood block party as an excuse to pull weeds in my neighbor’s yard. You probably think I have a problem, but in a neighborhood as ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Time to invest in next year’s lawn

    With the long summer days waning, fresh tomatoes coming out of the garden (finally!) and the flowers looking exhausted from the summer weather, the bi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A closer look at T-shirt message

    "Break'n Ankles Shatter'n Dreams?" Really, Nike? I was school shopping with my kids last Sunday when ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:07 pm
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