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  • Batavia Access Toy Drive seeks donations

    BATAVIA – Santa’s elves got a helping hand when almost two dozen Batavia Fire Department staffers used ladders to move donated toys from the vacant Ba ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 12:27 pm
  • 5K, GoFundMe to help family of Batavia student from North Aurora

    BATAVIA – A 5K walk/run is planned Dec. 10 at Moose Lake Estates in North Aurora to help the family of elementary school student Ava Olson, 9, who att ...
    Dec. 7, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Former resident creates diabetes management tool

    ST. CHARLES – When her oldest son, David, was diagnosed with diabetes in 2011, former St. Charles resident Elizabeth Lappin-Sacco’s life was suddenly ...
    Dec. 6, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Enticing Cuisine of Batavia caters to every taste

    BATAVIA – From special occasions to hosting holiday parties, Enticing Cuisine catering in Batavia stands ready to customize menus and reduce stress le ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 8:52 am
  • The Wine Detectives: A trip to Grand Cayman and Seven Fathoms Rum

    On a recent vacation to Grand Cayman, I was talking with several restauranteurs about what was going on regarding new trends in wine and spirits on th ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering the secrets of Cuban cuisine

    Just published “¡Cuba!: Recipes and Stories from the Cuban Kitchen” (Ten Speed) sheds light on the food and culture of the fascinating island 90 miles ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 10:21 am
  • Salvaged Heart in Batavia home to vintage and contemporary treasures

    BATAVIA – Room after room of collectibles, home decor and Christmas items, antiques, jewelry and other treasures await at The Salvaged Heart, which ha ...
    Nov. 26, 2016 - 11:06 am
  • Santa to attend Batavia Masonic Lodge charity breakfast

    BATAVIA – Families can share a lumberjack breakfast with Santa at a fundraiser from 7:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 27 that is hosted by the Batavia Masonic Lo ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 8:18 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘New Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day’ updated

    Seven years ago Dr. Jeff Hartzberg and Zoë François, pastry chef and baker, made headlines with their groundbreaking “Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Winter Market takes root at Gaetano's in Batavia

    BATAVIA – The Batavia Farmers’ Market has come in from the cold to stretch out the summertime joy of locally sourced edibles and artisan provisions. T ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 8:48 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: A special Thanksgiving Day treat

    Rosie Daykin, who owns a successful bakery in Vancouver, knows a thing or two about baking for special occasions.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:22 pm
  • Running events set for Thanksgiving Day

    BATAVIA – The Fox and the Turkey, a 4-mile race and 1-mile youth race, is a Thanksgiving Day tradition in its 20th year. Paired with a charity food dr ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 8:49 am
  • The Lodge on 64 in Wasco proves tempting destination

    WASCO – The stars shone brighter over The Lodge on 64, after our leisurely drive into the countryside just west of downtown Wasco. Nestled along a tre ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:43 pm
  • Children can join Santa for breakfast in Batavia

    BATAVIA – Santa Claus is headed to town to join children of all ages for breakfast Dec. 3, organized by the Batavia Park District with Batavia Lions C ...
    Nov. 20, 2016 - 12:39 pm
  • Batavia Mayor Schielke talks turkey at annual chamber breakfast

    BATAVIA – People know they’re in for an informative and entertaining speech when Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke presents his annual overview of Batavia, ...
    Nov. 17, 2016 - 11:43 am