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  • Good Natured: Duct tape and a family of hummingbirds

    “Mythbusters,” the TV show that debunks rumors, legends and pseudo-scientific claims, once did an episode on the many uses of duct tape. To summarize ...
    July 31, 2015 - 7:13 pm
  • Theory: Fighting fear

    When babies are born, they seem so fragile and defenseless, dependent on others for their every need. Although they rely on their caretakers, they are ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Growing bountiful bouquets

    One of my favorite things about being a gardener is the fact that I can step out my back door, and in a few snips, have an armful of fresh blooms to b ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Geneva resident a finalist in Mario Tricoci 'Make Me a Model' contest

    A Geneva resident is one of five finalists in the "Mario, Make Me A Model" 2015 contest, selected by Mario Tricoci Hair Salon & Day Spa and its part ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Vietnam Gate restaurant opens its doors in North Aurora

    NORTH AURORA – A new restaurant that serves Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine recently opened at 321 S. Lincolnway, North Aurora.
    July 31, 2015 - 7:39 am
  • North Aurora Days festival coming up

    NORTH AURORA – With cases of canine flu waning, the North Aurora Pet Parade once again will be part of next month’s North Aurora Days.
    July 30, 2015 - 7:02 pm
  • Planit 5: Five things to do in and around Kane County

    1. Serendipity and 7th Heaven WHEN: 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 30 WHERE: The Lincoln Park G ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Chit Chat: Jim Green to host CD release party in Geneva

    Jim Green will perform in a perfect setting for his new nature-inspired CD – the Geneva Park District’s Peck Farm Park Interpretive Center.
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Aerial effects will be part of Batavia Fine Arts Centre show

    BATAVIA – An original production featuring aerial and flying effects will take place in September at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre.
    July 30, 2015 - 8:13 am
  • Hall & Oates takes on Aurora

    AURORA – With hits like “Rich Girl,” “Kiss on My List,” and “Private Eyes,” Daryl Hall and John Oates have sold more albums than any other duo in musi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Guinness, Gaelic fun on tap for Fox Valley Irish Fest

    AURORA – In September, the Irish diaspora can converge at RiverEdge Park for a celebration of all things Irish. The Fox Valley Irish Fest will take pl ...
    July 28, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Smile with Horton & Vranas DDS

    Patients can rest assured that when they visit Horton & Vranas DDS they are leaving with more than just clean teeth.
    July 28, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Learning About Landfills with Advanced Disposal

    Have you ever wondered what happens to your garbage after it is picked up from the curb? It is taken to a landfill. Landfills are important because it ...
    July 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Find your mechanic before you need one

    The best time to find a trust-worthy, reliable mechanic is before your car breaks down, and you desperately need repairs done quickly. 
    July 28, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • West Nile virus detected in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A sample of mosquitoes collected in St. Charles has tested positive for the West Nile virus, according to Clarke, the city’s mosquito ab ...
    July 28, 2015 - 6:46 am
  • Fermilab native habitat certified as Conservation@Work site

    BATAVIA – Last week, Fermilab became the latest campus to receive a Conservation@Work certification by The Conservation Foundation.
    July 27, 2015 - 4:17 pm
  • 'The Look of Silence' changes the perspective on Indonesian genocide

    NEW YORK — Bald and muscular, dressed in a black T-shirt, black pants and black shoes, Joshua Oppenheimer emerges from the darkness of a movie theat ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Comfort food from dairy farm families

    “The Dairy Good Cookbook” (Andrews McMeel), edited by Lisa Kingsley, celebrates America’s nearly 47,000 dairy farm families by showcasing more than 10 ...
    July 27, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Good Natured: Making room for an unexpected guest

    I’m not gonna lie, we like to have fun here at the ‘Knolls. Even though the duties can be demanding ...
    July 25, 2015 - 8:47 am
  • Late village trustee honored during Sugar Grove Corn Boil

    SUGAR GROVE – Dave Marcinkiewicz liked what he tasted as he bit into an ear of corn Friday at the Sugar Grove Corn Boil.
    July 24, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Spend a bit of time to keep landscape looking its best

    Summer is finally starting to heat up. Instead of heading inside, spend a little time doing preventative maintenance to keep your landscape looking it ...
    July 24, 2015 - 5:20 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Turning the corner into adolescence – brace yourself

    You know how it dawned on you about two or three weeks into each of your kids’ lives that you’d gotten the hang of things, had them figured out, and u ...
    July 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • Volunteer Plaza, ‘reflections’ sculpture dedication set for Aug. 16 in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES – A public space and artwork will be dedicated next month in St. Charles.The event for t ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Out and about with Jenny McCarthy in Tri-Cities

    ST. CHARLES – Teddy DeMask, of Batavia, didn’t expect he would meet a celebrity after starting a job at Bed Bath and Beyond in Geneva earlier this yea ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • SPA Sisters to host Awakening Retreat in August

    ST. CHARLES – SPA Sisters will host an Awakening Retreat for women in August in St. Charles. The day ...
    July 23, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Recall of frozen tuna due to salmonella contamination

    The Osamu Corporation of Gardena, California, is recalling all of its frozen tuna because it might be contaminated with salmonella, according to the K ...
    July 23, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Planit 5: Five things to do in and around Kane County

    1. Cocktails in the Park WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday, July 25 WHERE: Appleton Park (located near the Ri ...
    July 23, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Mexican cuisine adds a bit of spice to Geneva dining

    GENEVA – Geneva may have Swedish heritage, but for good food you also can look a little south of the border.
    July 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Taste of the Town: Beer flowing at new Bulldog Ale House

    NORTH AURORA – Those looking to try a new craft beer will find plenty of options at Bulldog Ale House, which recently opened at 459 S. Randall Road in ...
    July 23, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Cool, wet weather impacting pool attendance, affecting area farmers

    The Chicago area this year is experiencing its wettest summer in 22 years and its coolest summer in six years.
    July 23, 2015 - 8:24 am