Weekend Life

  • Tales from the Motherhood: Easter Bunny wises up with organic treats

    I have it on good authority that the Easter Bunny has seen the light. Found Jesus, if you will. She’s had it with sub-par sweets and is turning over a ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Learning to Grow: How to make seed tape

    It appears winter is hanging on a bit longer as I look at snow covering my crocuses and tulips. Since I am anxious to do anything gardening, and I’m u ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Music groups join forces for Operatic Treasures concert

    AURORA – The Fox Valley Orchestra, Fox Valley Chorus and the Aurora University Chorale will join forces for Operatic Treasures on Sunday, April 27, in ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:25 pm
  • Former Miss America runner-up to represent Geneva in state competition

    Many a crown has graced the head of beauty pageant veteran and Geneva resident Nicole Elizabeth Cook.
    April 21, 2014 - 5:20 pm
  • Elgin Community College Theatre to present ‘Romeo and Juliet’

    ELGIN – Elgin Community College Theatre’s spring production of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet” will run through Sunday, May 4.
    April 13, 2014 - 5:02 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Refresh houseplants in April

    April seems to be the month that stirs gardeners from their long winter hiatus – blue skies, melting snow, seed packets, emerging buds and sunny days. ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Pets catch case of spring fever

    Seems my wannabe wild thing, Posey (our aging Maine Coon kitty), has caught spring fever. Which is awesome, because what I really relish doing at 9:30 ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • There’s nothing cheap about Fox Valley Repertory’s ‘Dozen’

    Fox Valley Repertory’s production of “Cheaper by the Dozen” is an invitation into the living room and lives ...
    April 10, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Mystery Diner: Isacco’s Kitchen specializes in Northern Italian cuisine

    What sets Isacco’s Kitchen in St. Charles apart from other Italian restaurants in the area is the food. The family-owned restaurant serves recipes h ...
    April 23, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • Theory: Using personality index to overcome life’s roadblocks

    Look at you. I mean it. Go to your mirror and take a good long look. You are amazing. There is no one like you in the world. You are the product of ce ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Plants that enjoy April weather

    For three seasons of the year, the tasks of a gardener are pretty easily outlined. But spring, and early spring in particular, can be a bit perplexing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family revels in respite from routine

    What a great week. But for the kids’ physicals and Holly’s pet-sitting gigs, their spring break from school has been completely unstructured.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • St. Charles Library to host spring used book sale

    ST. CHARLES – The Friends of St. Charles Public Library group will host its annual Spring Book Sale from  2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11; 9 a.m. t ...
    April 3, 2014 - 6:24 pm
  • 'Sharing Color': Artist to exhibit 40 years of painting

    ST. CHARLES – Fine Line Creative Arts Center in St. Charles will host a solo spring art show in honor of Batavia resident Alyce Van Acker, who has c ...
    March 28, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Vero Voce to present ‘The Velveteen Rabbit’

    ST. CHARLES – Vero Voce will present the musical “The Velveteen Rabbit,” running Saturdays and Sundays April 12 through 19.
    March 28, 2014 - 4:06 pm