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  • Good Natured: Coyote, fox or dog? Follow the tracks

    Years ago – and I’m talking 40 to 50 – if you encountered dog-like paw prints in the wild in our area, chances were good you’d found just that – the t ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 11:00 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: ‘It’s my job to be the sturdy standpipe’

    Last Friday night, when I calmly, but firmly, texted my 16-year-old that he needed to come home from his busboy job “now,” and that I “wouldn’t budge, ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Freeland Foods Inc. recalling the Go Raw Organic Sunflower Seed

    The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Freeland Foods Inc. of San Jose, California, is voluntarily recalling the Go Raw Organic ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Arcadia Trading Inc. recalling packages of Red Thread Fish

    The Kane County Health Department is advising residents that Arcadia Trading Inc. of Brooklyn, New York, is recalling all packages of Red Thread Fish ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:36 pm
  • Food Network show features All Chocolate Kitchen sculpture

    GENEVA – In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Alain Roby of the All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva has added a new candy sculpture to his repertoire.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 10:10 pm
  • Food Network show to feature All Chocolate Kitchen's 'god of love' sculpture

    GENEVA – In honor of Valentine’s Day, Chef Alain Roby of the All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva will add a new candy sculpture to his repertoire.
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • ‘No Way to Treat a Lady’ a smart choice for season opener

    ST. CHARLES – “No Way to Treat a Lady,” the dark musical comedy thriller based on a novel and movie by William Goldman, proved a smart choice as it op ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Washington wine’s minerality runs deep

    It was a wine discussion that pleasantly evolved into a geology lecture.  When I sat down for dinner ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: Batavia resident Laura Cianci pens first book

    BATAVIA – The storyline of “Silent Witnesses” – Batavia resident Laura Cianci’s first book – revolves around former FBI agent Alex Hayden, who – whi ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Seeing shredded shrubs? Oh! Deer!

    Walking along a woodland edge recently, I couldn’t help but notice how the tips of so many low branches – on shrubs and trees alike – looked really ra ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 11:50 pm
  • Paramount Theatre turns in stellar version of ‘The Who’s Tommy’

    AURORA – As an longtime fan of the band The Who, I had misgivings when it was first announced that the band’s iconic album – “Tommy” – was being made ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:19 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood | Change: Something to rely on

    Tuesday night, Holly and I got online to register her for high school. Piece of cake, I figured. I g ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' cast member Dovolani coming to Batavia

    BATAVIA – Professional ballroom dancer Tony Dovolani is a familiar face to fans of the television show "Dancing with The Stars."
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Lincoln theme set for One Book, One Batavia

    BATAVIA – “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” an account of the days that followed President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in 1865, is ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:02 pm
  • Taste of the Town: The Bend General Store strives to tempt taste buds

    ST. CHARLES – The smell of fresh pastrami and cheeses hits one’s nostrils upon entering The Bend General Store.
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 8:06 am
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