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  • 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
  • Online auction to support Batavia Arts Council grants

    BATAVIA – The Batavia Arts Council will present its third annual Holiday Gift Auction fundraiser through Dec. 11, according to a news release.
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • Good Natured: A word about witch hazel

    I will always remember my first encounter with witch hazel. I was about 6 years old and – for whatever reason – running headlong around my parents’ ho ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Still making sense of election results

    At a recent meeting of our Human Library (volunteers from marginalized groups who share their experiences of discrimination during conversations with ...
    Dec. 3, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Healthy holiday dinner swaps sampled at Dec. 14 free event

    New pajamas.  A programmable coffee maker.  Ten pounds of unhealthy fat.  Which item isn’t on your holiday wish list?  While most people don’t want ho ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • 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
  • Paramount Theatre presents rousing version of 'The Little Mermaid'

    AURORA – The Paramount Theatre in Aurora has once again taken a familiar classic and made it fresh.O ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • 14 places in Kane County to take your kids this holiday season

    Check out 14 of our favorite places to take your kids of all ages in Kane County during the holiday season.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 11:12 am
  • Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills to host holiday event Dec. 3 and 4

    CAMPTON HILLS – The wonderment of light and music can be enjoyed from 3 to 7 p.m. Dec. 3 and 4 at Garfield Farm Museum. Live traditional music will in ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:56 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
  • Santa hears wishes in St. Charles; share your photos online

    ST. CHARLES – By early afternoon, Main Street in St. Charles was lined with chairs and blankets saving a spot for prime viewing of the evening's Elect ...
    Nov. 27, 2016 - 6:15 pm
  • 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
  • Tales From The Motherhood: All welcome to next Human Library event

    In the spirit of practicing what I preach, and doing my part in my own little corner of the world to help make it a more joyful, peaceful place for ou ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 8:56 am
  • Good Natured: Wh-who’s there? A great horned owl

    The conversation lasted late into the evening. A tiny sliver of a moon rose up, the stars came out ... and still the participants persisted. They soun ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 5:30 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
  • Waubonsee kicks off holiday season with music concerts

    Happiness and holiday cheer – in the form of music – will be apparent throughout the month of December at Waubonsee Community College from six groups, ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:41 am
  • Chit Chat: Art and wine – welcome to The Painted Vine Cellar

    Those looking for an alternative means of entertainment needn’t look any further than The Painted Vine Cellar, an upscale entertainment venue that is ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:02 am
  • Shock illusionist Dan Sperry to perform Nov. 29 in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – Dan Sperry will perform at The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles at 7 p.m. Nov. 29. Sperr ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 1:03 pm
  • 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
  • The Future is Not the Past

    If nothing else, life is an adventure ... never stagnant or dull . Interest rates are at all-tim ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 10:30 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
  • What is that!?

    Have you ever looked in your mouth and asked yourself, how long has that been there?  What could it be?  If you know that you burned your mouth on hot ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 10:26 am
  • Holiday Homecoming celebration to light up downtown St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – High school sweethearts Doug and Cheryl Denz, lifelong residents of St. Charles, have a longstanding holiday tradition.
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 4:21 pm
  • Gallery 125 gains traction at Sugar Grove library

    SUGAR GROVE – Gallery 125, located in the Sugar Grove Public Library, officially opened in September. This full gallery space is home to a collection ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 9:57 am
  • 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
  • Blue Goose Market offers fun, creative ways to use stuffing

    One staple of any Thanksgiving menu is stuffing, which comes in many forms; cornbread, oyster, sausage, and cranberry are popular favorites.  Stuffing ...
    Nov. 21, 2016 - 2:46 pm
  • Good Natured: Ambush bug sneaks way into grasshopper home

    “Whoops!”That one-word exclamation was all I could muster when I realized what I’d done.The mistake, ...
    Nov. 19, 2016 - 5:30 am