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  • Good Natured: American dipper, icon of western streams

    I would wager that most folks have heard of the Big Dipper, the famous constellation. Shoot, even astro know-nothings like me can point it out in the ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 10:34 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Perennials to welcome fall

    I am terrible at saying goodbye. In fact, embracing change in general can be a bit of a challenge for me.
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:45 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Picture book perfect

    I made my 16-year-old read a picture book Thursday morning before school. Yup, true story. My late ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 5:39 pm
  • A New, Natural-Looking Option For Breast Implants with Women's Institute

    Whether it's a desire to improve body contour, enhance diminished size after pregnancy, or make corrections to shape and symmetry following surgery fo ...
    Sept. 19, 2014 - 11:47 am
  • Animal blessing set in Geneva

    GENEVA – The eighth annual Blessing of the Animals ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 5 on the lawn of the old courthouse on Third Street in Gen ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:16 pm
  • Proper flossing is key to oral health sponsored by Murphy Dentistry

    In a perfect world, people would floss on a daily basis, using the right technique. Ronald Murphy, a ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 10:36 am
  • E-Waste Recycling and Disposal Tips With Advanced Disposal

    On January 1 2012, several electronic devices were banned from landfills. These devices include televisions, monitors, printers, computer, electronic ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 9:37 am
  • Uncorked: Italian sparkling wine you can drink with a meal

    What started off as a friendly bet, turned into an endeavor into world-class winemaking.  Second gen ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • The Rascals’ founder to perform in St. Charles

    The Rascals’ founder Felix Cavaliere was inspired by the assassination of Bobby Kennedy to write “People Got to Be Free,” which went on to become one ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Geneva’s Wildwood receives fourth Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

    GENEVA – With more than 300 wines from around the world in stock, Wildwood restaurant owner and wine director Patrick Neary takes pride in the restaur ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Paramount kicks off season in strong fashion with ‘Cats’

    The Paramount Theatre has kicked off its 2014-15 Broadway series in strong fashion with the beloved musical “Cats.”
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • St. Charles Park District seeks historical photos of city

    The St. Charles Park District, Heritage Center and Baker Community Center Board need your help. The ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Good Natured: Barn swallows can be fascinating to watch

    The neighbor’s kids were out the other day, chattering excitedly as they soaked up some late-summer sun. It was snack time – seems like it’s always sn ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 8:42 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Use container gardens to kick off fall decorating

    As we turn the calendar to September, we start thinking about fall decorating. We may not be quite ready to load the car with straw bales, cornstalks ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 6:05 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Now and then

    Wednesday afternoon I got a text from my friend, Hilde. Would I like to watch Batavia High School’s annual homecoming parade with her? One of her teen ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 5:57 pm
  • Nobel House receives festival's Lencioni Best Presentation award

    ST. CHARLES – Nobel House in Geneva was presented with Festival of the Vine's Lencioni Best Presentation award Sept. 6, during the wine and food festi ...
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 2:11 pm
  • Primrose Farm Frolic offers family fun

    The St. Charles Park District invites residents to get in the spirit of fall with its annual Primrose Farm Frolic.
    Sept. 12, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Mystery Diner: River House brings barbecue to downtown St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – After one bite of the Brunswick Stew, I knew I would be coming back to The River House Barbecue in downtown St. Charles. A traditional d ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • ‘Brighton Beach Memoirs’: Comedic insight into human heart

    ST. CHARLES – Fox Valley Repertory’s superb production of the bittersweet “Brighton Beach Memoirs” underscores how well Neil Simon’s probing insights ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Second City's 55th anniversary tour to stop in Batavia

    Over the years, Chicago’s The Second City comedy school has launched the careers of many top comedians, including the likes of Tina Fey, Stephen Colbe ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles’ Steel Beam Theatre opens 14th season

    ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles will open its 14th season Friday, Sept. 12, with the production “Almost, Maine,” a play that explores ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 8:11 am
  • Storms sweep through western Kane County

    A storm that packed strong winds swept Friday afternoon through the western part of Kane County, causing some damage as trees were knocked down. Some ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Good Natured: It’s black walnut season, and squirrels are thrilled

    We’ve all been there ... That awkward moment when you realize there’s a poppy seed from the morning’ ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:18 am
  • Theory: Opposites attract

    In my counseling practice, I see a lot of couples who are struggling with problems in their marriages; problems that usually stem from poor communicat ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:48 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fall planting for spring blooms

    You may have noticed the fall bulb catalogs are starting to arrive. It’s time to take a look around your yard and decide what colors and varieties of ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Carpooling chronicles of teenage girls

    You haven’t lived if you’ve never carpooled a bunch of revved-up teenage girls home after soccer practice on a muggy day.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • National Geographic’s ‘Pond Stars’ reality series features local hosts

    National Geographic’s WILD is bringing nature back with its new series “Pond Stars,” a show that plucked its title characters right out of Kane Co ...
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 6:50 pm
  • Taste of the Town: Rivers Edge Bar and Grill opens in Batavia

    BATAVIA – There is a new venue in downtown Batavia for people to watch football games or just hang out with friends.
    Sept. 4, 2014 - 9:33 pm
  • Residents spot celebs, McCarthy and Wahlberg family members near Hotel Baker

    ST. CHARLES – The area of downtown St. Charles near Hotel Baker was filled with onlookers for most of the weekend as word spread of a celebrity weddin ...
    Sept. 3, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Many hands make light work, happy horses

    You should see my toilets. And yet, there I was, helping to muck out the stalls at Casey’s Safe Haven alongside my dear daughter last Sunday morning.
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:13 pm
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