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  • Hydrangeas

    Did you know that early summer and fall are the best times to plant hydrangeas? The first official d ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Pottawatomie Garden Club to host meeting, event in September

    ST. CHARLES – The Pottawatomie Garden Club will meet at Baker Memorial United Methodist Church, 307 Cedar Ave., St. Charles, on Monday Sept. 28.
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Recipes to savor, share from Sara Forte

    Food blogger and devoted cook Sara Forte offers a broad range of creative recipes – including Marrakesh Carrots – in “The Sprouted Kitchen: Bowl + Spo ...
    Sept. 1, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • Jenny McCarthy hosts star-studded night at benefit at Oscar Swan Country Inn in Geneva

    GENEVA – Hotel Baker owner Rowena Salas said she was honored that celebrity Jenny McCarthy and singer/actor Donnie Wahlberg picked the St. Charles hot ...
    Aug. 31, 2015 - 6:54 am
  • Good Natured: Snakes – even venomous ones – have important jobs to do

    Maybe you’ve heard, a snake caused quite a stir in the Tri-Cities this past week.After a lead story ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 8:11 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Keeping plants under control

    Every gardener has fought a battle of some kind with a spreading plant and lost. Some plants just spread; it’s what they do. Even some of our traditio ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Keeping it real on the college trail

    Last week my children posed together for the very last time for my annual “Hurry up and get out here! – It’s almost time to go” back-to-school photo s ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Search for snake on the loose continues

    So far, a trap to catch a potentially venomous snake on the loose in the Mill Creek subdivision near Geneva has not caught anything.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 6:37 am
  • Uncorked: Rugged terrain an oasis for Galerie winemaker

    The engine groaned as Laura Diaz Muņoz hit the accelerator.The engine groaned as Laura Diaz Muņoz hit the accelerator.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: Albright Theatre to present 42nd season

    BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre Company’s 42nd season will feature an eclectic array of plays. The se ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:41 am
  • Country singer Olivia Dvorak to perform at St. Charles benefit

    The crowds continue to get bigger for country singer-songwriter Olivia Dvorak. The 22-year-old, who ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:45 am
  • Film shorts to screen during Festival of the Vine

    GENEVA – In September, film buffs and wine afficianado's will be able rub elbows during a popular Geneva festival.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Veterans benefit concert set for Saturday at Kane County Fairgrounds

    ST. CHARLES – The Kane County Fairgrounds this weekend will be the site of a music-filled benefit for local veterans.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • St. Charles family writes children’s swimming book

    ST. CHARLES – A St. Charles woman and her son have written a book inspired by the memories of the many swimmers they have taught over the years, accor ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • Learning About Kidney Disease

    Did you know that one in three American adults are at risk for kidney disease? The kidneys filter your blood, removing wastes and extra water to make ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:22 am