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  • Eatery celebrates National Chocolate Day with truffle challenge

    GENEVA – To celebrate National Chocolate Day on Tuesday, Oct. 28, All Chocolate Kitchen in Geneva will host its inaugural “A.C.K. Chocolate Challeng ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Library's Sunday Concert Series to feature violist

    ST. CHARLES –  The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will feature violist Carolyn Snyder at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the library's ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Spice House to host book-signing event

    GENEVA – Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg, authors of “The Flavor Bible,” will be at a reception and book-signing event for their new book, "The Veget ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Good Natured: Surprise! That's a lizard

    Don’t you just love life’s little surprises? You reach in your coat pocket and find a forgotten $5 bill. Yay! You run into an old friend at the grocer ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Turf war – Synthetic turf fields’ possible link to cancer causing a stir

    Oh man. It seems that for several years, my kids have routinely played soccer on synthetic turf fields, the likes of which some now link to cancer. Ug ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental grasses provide plenty of fall color

    Fall is often a time of diminishing color and bloom in the garden. Many perennials have petered out by then, and plants grown as annuals are on their ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Wasco Nursery displays half-ton pumpkins

    CAMPTON HILLS – The giant pumpkin at Wasco Nursery in Campton Hills looked every bit of its 1,241 pounds, its pale green and pink-orange skin offering ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:38 am
  • Plant a tree as a memorial

    Are you looking for a way to honor a loved one, mark an anniversary or special occasion or recognize an event or significant achievement?
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 12:23 pm
  • Correct your smile without braces with Doctor Ronald Murphy Dentistry

    A simple conversation with your dentist can change your smile. For someone who wants to c ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Tower of Power to bring signature soul music to St. Charles

    For more than 40 years, the band Tower of Power has been entertaining the world with its distinctive brand of soul music.
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Uncorked: Turn of events leads to special vintage of wine

    Eleonora Marconi was raised by the sea in the Marche region of Italy.  She discovered wine early, an ...
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Albright Theatre to stage 'The Memory of Water'

    BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre's production of “The Memory of Water” will hit the stage at the end October.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 2:10 pm
  • Geneva teen’s organization aims to ‘break the stigma of mental illness’

    GENEVA – Smiling teenagers crowded Flair on Third on Saturday afternoon in downtown Geneva, preparing makeup, hair and anything else that needed to be ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 7:53 am
  • Good Natured: Woolly bear caterpillar quite the child star

    Note to readers – the following column originally ran in 2008. Some updates have been added. “Where ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Theory: In divorce, equal is not always fair

    Sometimes the word equal is confused with the word equitable. Equal means all are given the same. Equitable means all are treated fairly. This is an i ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Healing horses

    “It was a magical evening,” said one of Casey’s Safe Haven founders, Sue Balla, a few weeks ago when Rustic Road Farm hosted its third annual “Gallopi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Host your birthday party at a park district facility

    Are you looking for a location to host a fall or winter birthday party? All standard parties includ ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • Clinching and grinding can damage teeth says Batavia Dentist Dr. Murphy

    If you are experiencing sore cheeks or discomfort in your teeth or jaw, you may be grinding or clinching your teeth without even realizing it.
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:39 am
  • Mystery Diner: Feel like family at St. Charles’ Sushi Yama

    ST. CHARLES – Armed with chopsticks in one hand and a Chinese soup spoon in the other, I used both to ladel steamy broth, slurp noodles and shovel shr ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 8:02 am
  • Chit Chat: Elgin native wins Emmy for work on ‘Shark Tank’

    Elgin native Heather M. Dreiling’s work is seen by millions of television viewers a week. Dreiling i ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Homeward bound: Paddlers reflect on 69-day voyage

    Sixty-nine days was the length of the trip, and surreal was the word used to describe the moment when Aurora residents Nolan McClelland, 22, and Pete ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • First Murder Mystery debuts at Playhouse 38!

    “The Groom Has Cold Feet” is a unique audience participation murder mystery. Catch this show at Playhouse 38, located at 524 W. State Street in Downto ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 10:52 am
  • Geneva oncologist shares what it's like to treat breast cancer patients

    GENEVA – Dr. Perry Menini knows a lot of what he says in his initial contact with patients likely won’t be heard.
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 10:51 pm
  • The Office prepares to reopen after fire

    ST. CHARLES – On Monday, crews from Assurance Cleaning and Restoration were doing a final scrubbing inside The Office Dining & Spirits in preparation ...
    Oct. 7, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • Good Natured: There’s no business like shrew business

    Earlier this week, a couple of members of the St. Charles Park District naturalist staff headed out to complete some prep work for an upcoming school ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 9:55 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn mysteries

    Monday night has become a regular night to eat out with several of my friends. Last week, as we departed one of our favorite spots, we all noted how t ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Beloved teacher John Dryden announces retirement; he will be missed

    Well, it finally happened. Veteran Batavia High School social studies teacher John Dryden, one of Noah’s all-time favorite teachers, has reportedly le ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • County health department coordinating with CDC to help monitor for Ebola

    The Kane County Health Department is coordinating efforts with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other public health agencies now tha ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:13 pm
  • Have you seen Bigfoot?

    Bigfoot, Sasquatch, whatever name you call it, the St. Charles Park District needs your help to search for it.
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 10:09 am
  • Fine Line to stage Uncommon Threads fashion show

    ST. CHARLES – Uncommon Threads, Fine Line Creative Arts Center’s 28th annual juried fashion show, fundraiser and luncheon, will take place Sunday, Oct ...
    Oct. 2, 2014 - 2:11 pm
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