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  • Batavia Chamber names Ole Award, Spirit winners in advance of Inspire 2017

    BATAVIA – Seven Batavia businesses will be honored as 2016 Ole Award winners at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce's Inspire 2017 event Jan. 27. And as a ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 9:34 am
  • Good Natured: Crows, kleptoparasitism and more

    Note to readers – this column has been updated from its original version, which ran in 2010.My frien ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Weekend 5: 'Defending the Caveman,' wrestling in St. Charles, Queen tribute among top picks

    'DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN' WHERE: Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd., Aurora WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 20 ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 12:35 pm
  • Clear the snow to make room for trash, recycling bins

    Has there been snow in your area lately? The winter season generally brings with it a bunch of the ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 7:36 am
  • Weekend 5: Theater in Aurora and Elgin, photography exhibit and a tribute to Queen

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    Jan. 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Bringing out your inner pastry chef

    Classic French pastries were long the domain of expert bakers. But a new book – “Patisserie at Home” (Harper Design) – paves the way for serious home ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:37 am
  • Jank Music Group launches 'hyper-personal music retail experience'

    ST. CHARLES – The Jank Music Group – via The Jank Guitar Store in St. Charles – has debuted a fresh, hyper-personal music retail experience with the r ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:26 pm
  • Chit Chat: St. Charles Chamber member talks about new book, ‘Marketing Chomp’

    With more than 20 years of experience under her belt, Vision Force Marketing strategic marketing consultant and strategist and St. Charles Chamber of ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 9:20 am
  • Critic’s Choice: Steel Beam tests its mettle with ‘Random Theft’

    By TOM WITOM - editorial@kcchronicle.com ST. CHARLES – Steel Beam Theatre has opened its 16th seaso ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Uncommon marching band to launch yearlong Fermilab birthday in Batavia

    BATAVIA – In tandem with exploring the origin of the universe, Fermilab delves into its own birth, celebrating its 50th anniversary with an accelerate ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 4:44 pm
  • What is your smile saying? - Part 1

    What is the first thing you notice about a person?  Surveys rank a person’s smile or teeth within the top five.  So what makes a smile so attractive?  ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:27 am
  • Batavia library lecture to feature Lincoln, school history labs

    BATAVIA – “Lincoln and the Spirit of Improvement” will be the next program in the Batavia Public Library’s New Lyceum Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Jan. 18 ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 10:13 am
  • Waterline Writers of Batavia to host Teen Writers and Artists Project

    BATAVIA – Waterline Writers will showcase some of the talents represented by the Teen Writers and Artists Project at 7 p.m. Jan. 15 at Water Street St ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 6:50 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Parenting teens and precious moments

    “Breakfast in bed” I’d said as she blinked, awake-but-not-awake as I placed the wee bowl of berries at her bedside and she scooched back under the cov ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 4:47 pm
  • For Scout Foundation brings in more than $8k in donations during St. Charles East-St. Charles North swimming duals

    ST. CHARLES – The boys swimming dual between St. Charles East and St. Charles North on Jan. 5 was just the latest in a string of successes in the name ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Good Natured: Getting bit by the composting bug

    I don’t remember exactly when I got bit by the composting bug, but I’m guessing it was 2012, the year after I got bit by the gardening bug.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 7:58 am
  • Weekend 5: Rock music in St. Charles, theater, art, farmers market among highlights

    INFINITY TO ROCK ARCADAWHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. CharlesWHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 13COST & ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:54 pm
  • Curds & Whey Cheese in Geneva reels in fish

    GENEVA – What’s in a name? In the case of Curds & Whey Cheese Company, not only are artisan cheeses available but also fish, breads and olives.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:01 pm
  • Water Street Studios show ‘a special draw’ to Batavia gallery

    BATAVIA – Eclectic doesn’t even begin to describe the range of artistic expression in Water Street Studios’ Resident Artists Show, opening with a rece ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 3:49 pm
  • Classes cancelled Jan. 11 at St. Charles East

    The following message is currently being sent to parents of St. Charles East High School students. ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 6:08 pm
  • Sugar Grove library encourages writers with Modest Mic night

    SUGAR GROVE – Writers, poets and musicians alike will now have the opportunity to showcase their work on the third Wednesday of each month at the Suga ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 4:41 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Tasty recipes from Weight Watchers

    Even though it’s still early days in the new year, many of us already are backsliding on well-intentioned resolutions about eating well.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 4:44 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Suggestions after wisdom teeth removal

    ’Tis the season for wisdom teeth removal. Seems everyone I run into lately has just had their teeth out, or knows someone who did. And three days befo ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 8:29 am
  • Good Natured: Recycling those old, worn-out clothes

    Note to readers: This is the second in a series of columns promoting ideas for sustainable living.I ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • Weekend 5: Music, birding, interactive arts, All-Canada Show on tap

    SWEET REMINDERWHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixth Ave., St. CharlesWHEN: 2 p.m. Jan. 8COST ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:19 pm
  • Mice make cozy winter homes in your car

    Sales of traps, bait, jars of peanut butter and cheese spike at this time of year. It’s the annual ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 11:44 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Changing one's definitions for 'working out,' 'self-care'

    I no longer subscribe to the idea of New Year’s resolutions, as I believe every day is an opportunity to start fresh. The year 2017 is ripe with oppor ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • Former director of Fermilab in Batavia to share history

    JAN. 6: UPDATE FOR READERS – John Peoples is no longer scheduled to speak at this event. Instead, scientist emiritus Dan Green will talk about the Sta ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 1:20 pm
  • Eat fats, limit meats, skip sugar for optimum wellness

    “To revitalize your health, eat healthy fats, such as coconut oil, nuts, and avocados, eliminate refined sugar and carbohydrates, and switch your meat ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 1:15 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Discovering Italy’s modern cocktail culture

    Many of us know something about Italian food. But when it comes to Italy’s cocktail culture there’s a bit of a void.
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 10:04 am