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  • Weekend 10: Alan Parsons, Crystal Gayle at Arcada highlight a packed weekend

    ALAN PARSONS LIVE WHEN: 8 p.m. May 7WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. CharlesCOST & INFO: ...
    May 5, 2016 - 10:21 pm
  • Former Yes frontman to perform in St. Charles as part of AndersonPonty Band

    The members of the band Yes were heralded as musical innovators in the 1970s for fusing rock with classical music.
    May 4, 2016 - 12:30 pm
  • Kaneland School Board talks lunch program, food options

    The Kaneland School Board on April 25 voted 7-0 to withdraw from the National School Lunch Program starting next school year and to increase hot lunch ...
    May 5, 2016 - 7:22 am
  • Taste of the Town: More than just pizza

    GENEVA – Brian Goewey was looking for the right opportunity. He had already been part of an investm ...
    May 5, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • Sugar Grove’s St. Katharine Drexel Church participates in prison packet program

    Hinckley resident Rose Cowan, a new parishioner at St. Katharine Drexel Catholic Church in Sugar Grove, was looking to do something meaningful for oth ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:39 am
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    THE BEST OLD HOUSES IN ST. CHARLES WHEN: 11 a.m. to noon May 14 WHERE: St. Charles History Museum, ...
    May 3, 2016 - 2:32 pm
  • Kaneland High School hosts annual talent show

    Trevor Cannon wanted to show his classmates that he could sing and play the piano.The Kaneland sopho ...
    May 3, 2016 - 7:16 am
  • St. Charles to host Civil War-themed event on May 7

    ST. CHARLES – Camp Kane is ready to entertain residents with treasures from the city’s past.The 8th ...
    May 4, 2016 - 7:41 am
  • Learning to Grow: Add bearded and Siberian irises to your garden

    We all remember the bearded irises in our grandmothers’ gardens. They always seemed so easy to grow. You could divide them. They grew just about anywh ...
    May 2, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • Cristina Pato Quartet to perform in Batavia: High-energy Galician bagpipe player coming to Fermilab

    BATAVIA — A celebrated and acclaimed gaita player is coming to Batavia, fresh off a West Coast tour with Yo-Yo Ma and his Silk Road Ensemble.
    May 3, 2016 - 7:20 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: An upcoming graduation and that macaroni dinosaur

    Holy cow. My first born graduates from high school next month. Apparently, this is really happening, as I just got word from the high school that we n ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Good Natured: Carnivorous plants – right here in Kane County

    Mention the word carnivore and folks tend to picture animals known for their meat-eating ways. Lions and tigers and bears (although the latter actuall ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • St. Charles guitar store offers musicians 'One Take'

    ST. CHARLES – The Jank Guitar Store in downtown St. Charles is giving musicians one take to give it what they've got.
    April 28, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: ‘Broth’ as nature’s nutrition cure-all

    Food therapist Vicki Edgson and food writer Heather Thomas, co-authors of “Broth” (Jacqui Small LLP), turn their attention to what they describe as na ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • West Aurora Theatre Troupe 2013 to present ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ from April 28-30

    ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ WHEN: 7 p.m. April 28, 29 and 30 WHERE: West Aurora High School auditorium, 1201 ...
    April 28, 2016 - 8:38 am
  • Weekend 10: Lance Lipinsky, Loudon Wainwright III highlight music acts performing this weekend

    Lance Lipinsky and the Lovers WHEN: 8 p.m. April 29WHERE: Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St., St. Charl ...
    April 28, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Alathea to perform May 1

    BATAVIA — The singer/songwriter duo Alathea will perform a free concert at 4:30 p.m. May 1, at the Peg Bond Performing Arts Pavilion, 151 N. Island Av ...
    April 27, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Helping animals: Wild Baby Shower nets interest, donations for wildlife center

    ELBURN – Lucy the goose was one of the animal ambassadors on hand to welcome visitors to the Fox Valley Wildlife Center Wild Baby Shower on April 24. ...
    April 28, 2016 - 6:49 am
  • Backstage Questions With ... Ron Onesti: Talking Bret Michaels’ hair, Joan Rivers’ attitude and more

    You ask ‘em, I’ll get them answered! “Was Joan Rivers as arrogant as she appears on TV?” – Stephen ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • What To Do When Your Tooth Gets Knocked Out?

              You decided to play basketball today but in the middle of the game you take an elbow to the mouth. A tooth flies out of your mouth. Althoug ...
    April 27, 2016 - 8:20 am
  • Out and About – St. Charles

    VISIT WITH CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOGWHEN: 4 p.m. April 29WHERE: St. Charles Public Library, 1 S. Sixt ...
    April 26, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Batavia High School to present ‘Lucky Stiff’

    BATAVIA — Nothing like a bit of murder to make you smile.Students and staff at Batavia High School w ...
    April 27, 2016 - 8:29 am
  • Learning to Grow: How to invite pollinators to your garden

    Just like resolutions to exercise more and eat better on Jan. 1, I find myself making resolutions to improve my garden come the start of spring. This ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Mini-golf returns to Charlestowne Mall

    ST. CHARLES – After more than a year of selling doughnuts at Charlestowne Mall, Nilesh Patel has added to his game.
    April 26, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • 'A passion for the arts': Sculptor reflects on career after being inducted into Fox Valley Arts Hall of Fame

    ST. CHARLES – It seems just like yesterday that Guy J. Bellaver took his first art classes. When he ...
    April 26, 2016 - 7:45 am
  • Learning to Grow: Mulching with organic material

    You’ve planted your flowering annuals; the perennials are up and thriving; and the vegetable garden is beginning to take off. To help ensure your hard ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Tales From the Motherhood: The fun – and agony – of finding treasures

    “I see something,” I murmured and turned the car around.“Mom,” Holly said.“Oh, no,” Noah said. Groan ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:18 am
  • Good Natured: The gigantic caddisfly – not just any old bug

    This week’s column actually had its beginnings last summer, although I didn’t know it at the time.I ...
    April 23, 2016 - 7:17 am
  • Disposing Medications Safely

    You have just gotten over the flu but you still have some of your prescription medication left. How can you safely dispose of the medication? Should y ...
    April 22, 2016 - 7:23 am
  • Fox River Distilling Company in Geneva honored for its vodka, gin

    GENEVA – Fox River Distilling Company, a local craft distillery headquartered in Geneva, has announced that – for a second year in a row – it has earn ...
    April 22, 2016 - 5:30 am