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  • Music, art, comedy on tap at Batavia Fine Arts Festival

    BATAVIA – For the sheer joy of creativity, the Batavia Fine Arts Festival not only will showcase the talents of Batavia High School students in perfor ...
    Feb. 27, 2017 - 4:03 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Can’t get enough animals? Check out these places:

    Warmer weather will bring more opportunities to get outside. Here are four places worth checking out in Northern Illinois.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Waterline Writers to mark milestone with anniversary event

    BATAVIA – Writers and lovers of words will celebrate the fifth anniversary of Waterline Writers with readings by five talented wordsmiths at 7 p.m. Fe ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:28 pm
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Giving your best 'performance'

    If you really think about it, most of your life is spent on some sort of “stage.” Giving a presentation at work or wildly explaining an embarrassing m ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • Weekend 5: Orchid show, rare blues tribute, art exhibitions, classical concert on tap

    ORCHID SHOWWHERE: DuPage County Fairgrounds, 2015 Manchester Road, WheatonWHEN: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fe ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 7:19 pm
  • Kaneland arts boosters to present annual Knight of Performances

    SUGAR GROVE – The Kaneland Performing Arts Boosters will be holding their fifth annual Knight of Performances on March 11.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Review: Paramount creates mesmerizing version of 'Sweeney Todd'

    AURORA – The Paramount Theatre's spectacular version of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street" will make you forget all other versions of St ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Water Street Studios in Batavia to screen film fest favorites

    BATAVIA – Film buffs can head to Water Street Studios in Batavia to catch the Geneva Film Festival Brew and View at 7 p.m. Feb. 24. The event is takin ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:39 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Taste of the Town: Crazy Fox Bar & Grille finds cozy den in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – The proprietors of the newly opened The Crazy Fox Bar & Grille in downtown St. Charles hope the name will be synonymous with crazy good.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:41 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A fix ... and time to reflect

    The keys danced back and forth, bright little soldiers on their hooks, several deep.“When we bought ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 7:35 am