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Weekend Life

  • Learning to Grow: Growing unusual vegetables from seeds

    What are the advantages of starting plants from seeds? After all, you can find many varieties of tomatoes, peppers and other family favorites as finis ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:01 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Start small when planting first vegetable garden

    In mid-winter, when you’re stuck indoors poring over seed catalogs and looking at pictures of other people’s gardens in glossy magazines, it’s easy to ...
    April 10, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Heartfelt moments from the heart of America

    I couldn’t very well drag my dear daughter along on a road trip to see my terminally-ill father in Florida and expect her not to have a little fun alo ...
    April 10, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Albright Theatre to stage "Wonder of the World"

    BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre Company in Batavia will stage a production of the comedy "Wonder of the World" by David Lindsay-Abaire on weekends begi ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:55 am
  • Friends of St. Charles library to host Spring Used Book Sale

    ST. CHARLES – The Friends of St. Charles Public Library will host its annual Spring Used Book Sale the last weekend in April.
    April 7, 2015 - 4:01 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Trip down memory road

    My father is terminally ill. Noah toured France with his classmates during his spring break from s ...
    April 3, 2015 - 6:58 pm
  • Theory: When opportunity knocks, don’t let it pass you by

    For some of us, life seems to move at such a fast pace. From the moment our feet hit the floor until our head hits the pillow we’re locked into our au ...
    April 3, 2015 - 6:55 pm
  • RiverEdge Park announces Blues on the Fox lineup

    AURORA – Today, Aurora’s RiverEdge Park announced  the music lineup for the 19th annual Blues on the Fox festival.
    April 2, 2015 - 8:15 am
  • Vero Voce to stage original production of ‘Robin Hood’

    ST. CHARLES – Vero Voce will stage an original production of “Robin Hood, Streets of Sherwood,” written and directed by Vero Voce’s theatrical artisti ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • ESO concert to feature Beethoven and Mozart masterpieces

    ELGIN – The Elgin Symphony Orchestra will present “Mozart and Beethoven: Spotlight on Strings”during its second to last show of the 2014-15 season.
    March 27, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Life imitating art

    As for playing a “miserable one,” my son is no slouch. For example, when I reminded him of our pla ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Wading through the wonders, what ifs of life

    I got the best hug, the other day. From a fellow mom. Sunday evening I pulled my car up to the curb ...
    March 20, 2015 - 4:18 pm