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  • Good Natured: Pop goes the email for 'Good Natured' columnist

    I was at Barnes & Noble the other day, killing some time between appointments, when I came across a jack-in-the-box. I’ll admit, I was a little taken ...
    Feb. 25, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Flute and piano duo to give free recital at St. Charles Library

    ST. CHARLES – The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will continue at 2 p.m.  Feb. 26 with flutist Scott Metlicka, accompanied by pian ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 8:03 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Adjusting meals for diabetics

    A new cookbook, “Healthy Makeovers for Diabetes” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), is just the ticket for home cooks looking for ways to cope with a diagno ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:39 pm
  • Batavia designer takes Good Gracious Cakes to new heights

    BATAVIA – A graphic designer’s passion for dessert is baked into a business about extreme edible creations. Turning her fine art skills to the medium ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:40 pm
  • 13 acres slated for development in St. Charles Township donated for preservation

    The Conservation Foundation has accepted a 13.4-acre donation of land adjacent to the Fox River Bluff Forest Preserve that will be preserved as open s ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 4:39 pm
  • Coyote Management Plan launched in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Area coyote sightings tend to increase this time of year, according to a news release. To help residents safely coexistence with coyotes ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 7:30 am
  • Weekend 5: 5 photos

    Weekend 5 features Mardi Gras music and food, cabaret entertainment, a bridal showcase and an Agatha Christie mystery.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 3:14 pm
  • Soup tasting to support Batavia United Way

    BATAVIA – The soup’s almost on for a debut fundraiser for charities served by the Batavia United Way, with 10 restaurants teaming up to show off their ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:18 am
  • Forum cites stormwater runoff threat to Fox River

    ST. CHARLES – The Fox River is the jewel of communities along the waterway. However, to keep it a gem, environmental advocates believe boosting public ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 7:13 am
  • Community Voice: The benefits of herb gardening

    I planted my first herb garden 25 years ago. My inspiration came from an herbalist named Althea. A friend suggested she might help alleviate my terrib ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 7:13 am
  • Architect’s talk in Batavia to marry historic preservation with modern amenities

    BATAVIA – Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley will present a Feb. 25 lecture by Rhode Island architect Ben Willis, followed by a panel discussion ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 7:23 am
  • Nightly Routine

    How many times do you ask you child if they have brushed their teeth?  Or have you looked at their teeth and told them to brush them again?  As a pare ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Mooseheart students hit ‘Fitness in February’ running

    MOOSEHEART – In what has become a tradition, Mooseheart’s children again shake off the midwinter doldrums through “Fitness in February.”
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 8:17 am
  • Good Natured: Catching up with the goldenrod gall fly

    Note to readers – this column has been updated from its original version, which ran in 2013.A few we ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • Furniture Dollies boutique at home in expanded Batavia location

    BATAVIA – Enjoying expanded new quarters in Batavia is Furniture Dollies, a business that gives a fresh face to vintage furnishings, and also offers a ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 6:14 pm