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  • 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
  • Learning to Grow: Weeds or ornamentals?

    I’m using my neighborhood block party as an excuse to pull weeds in my neighbor’s yard. You probably think I have a problem, but in a neighborhood as ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Taking Your Child to Their First Dental Visit with Murphy Dentistry

    When your child’s first tooth erupts, that means it is time to take them on a visit to the ...
    Aug. 29, 2014 - 9:15 am
  • ‘That Girl’ Nettles chats about tour, new album

    After garnering success and accolades as the lead singer for country music duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles this year released a solo album, “That Girl ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Mystery Diner: Salsa Verde serves authentic, delicious dishes

    ST. CHARLES – Kane County has no shortage of Mexican restaurants, but you should make room for one of the latest offerings on St. Charles’ west side.
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 9:18 am
  • Chit Chat: Batavia author pens successful action tales

    The true life story of hijackers who robbed a busload of tourists in Guatemala provided the inspiration for Batavia resident W. Ward Neuman’s first ve ...
    Aug. 28, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Johnny Rivers to perform hits at the Arcada Theatre

    Johnny Rivers’ distinct guitar playing on the song “Secret Agent Man” helped make the song a hit. Ri ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Cadence, Northwestern merger begins Sept. 1

    The merger between Cadence Health and Northwestern Memorial HealthCare is finalized, the organizations announced today in a joint news release.
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 9:02 pm
  • Sculpture in the Park

    To raise awareness of the sculptural arts and the beautiful parks in downtown St. Charles, St. Charles Park District and the St. Charles Park Foundati ...
    Aug. 27, 2014 - 8:40 am
  • Hultgren to host community leadership forum on health care at Elgin Community College

    ELGIN – U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, will host a Community Leadership Forum on health care from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Elg ...
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Good Natured: Chipmunks eat meat? The secret's out!

    Secret identities. Our popular culture is full of them.Daily Planet reporter Clark Kent takes off hi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 9:19 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Time to invest in next year’s lawn

    With the long summer days waning, fresh tomatoes coming out of the garden (finally!) and the flowers looking exhausted from the summer weather, the bi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A closer look at T-shirt message

    "Break'n Ankles Shatter'n Dreams?" Really, Nike? I was school shopping with my kids last Sunday when ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Dental sealants provide barrier against cavities with Dr. Murphy

    Applied by your dentist, dental sealants are available for both adults and children, and act as a barrier to prevent cavities.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Cadence Health Foundation gives to Delnor, CDH hospitals

    GENEVA – The Cadence Health Foundation announced Wednesday it is funding more than $3.1 million in new equipment, system upgrades and expansion projec ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • Donny and Marie to take Paramount stage

    Brother and sister duo Donny and Marie Osmond have been entertaining crowds for 50 years. They will ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 9:43 pm
  • A culinary mission: Gaetano’s Batavia restaurant features Italian fusion recipes

    BATAVIA – Above the doorway to Gaetano’s Batavia is scrolled the phrase “with respect to tradition.”
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 8:13 am
  • Drop-In Programs at Primrose Farm

    St. Charles Park District’s Primrose Farm offers children hands-on farm fun all year long. Program ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Slice of Life: What it's like to be a volunteer at the Fox Valley Wildlife Center

    ELBURN – Amanda Tate gently held the baby gold finch as she squirted an electrolyte into its mouth with a syringe.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 11:36 pm
  • Good Natured: Grapevine beetles – what's not to love?

    Ah, babies. Dontcha just love ’em?Over the course of a year, hundreds of babies, and their parents ( ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental alliums – different, easy and inexpensive

    If you want something different, easy and inexpensive that will give your garden charm and distinction, think about planting ornamental alliums.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Life is about 'going with the flow'

    Sorry, coach, no can do. Daily soccer practice might have worked, this last week of summer, had we not already come down with last-week-of-summer-itis ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Dentistry for those over 60 with Murphy Dentistry

    Those over 60-years-old will be happy to know that getting older no longer means losing ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 11:50 am
  • Disc Golf at James O. Breen Community Park

    St. Charles Park District offers a free 9-Hole Disc Golf Course at James O. Breen Communit ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Chit Chat: Travel agencies still in demand

    Wilson Travel & Cruise President Janet Foster knows how easy it is for people to book airline tickets online these days through the proliferation o ...
    Aug. 13, 2014 - 9:17 pm
  • Mystery Diner: Nobel House a prize eatery in Geneva

    GENEVA – When I first noticed Nobel House’s striking, bright-blue awning distinctively standing out along busy State Street in downtown Geneva, I wa ...
    Aug. 14, 2014 - 7:59 am
  • Good Natured: Hearing birds, or the sounds of silence?

    Did you hear what I heard?Every morning for the past week or so, as I’ve crawled out of bed to greet ...
    Aug. 9, 2014 - 7:28 am
  • Learning to Grow: Got Milk(weed)?

    On my morning walk, I often pass an area that is full of native plants. I am pleased to say there ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'Green' Living | Mom explores county’s farm-fresh fare

    I sucked down a kale smoothie in the car last Saturday morning, on my way to the farm to pick up my second box of veggies. I felt like I was cramming ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:03 pm
  • Dry Mouth is more than a minor problem with Murphy Dentistry

    Resulting from an inadequate flow of saliva, dry mouth is a symptom of a medical disorder or a side effect of certain medications.
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 10:13 am
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