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  • Learning to Grow: Fall laziness pays off in the perennial bed

    With Halloween on the way, there are promises of spooks and frights to make us jump, but none scarier to gardeners than the first frost and (eek!) the ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Trick or treat? Feeding the need to read on Halloween

    “Yes! Awesome idea! Why didn’t I think about that?” I said, as I “liked” my friend’s comment on my Facebook post. I’d solicited ideas about where to b ...
    Oct. 24, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Library's Sunday Concert Series to feature violist

    ST. CHARLES –  The St. Charles Public Library’s Sunday Concert Series will feature violist Carolyn Snyder at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 26, in the library's ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Turf war – Synthetic turf fields’ possible link to cancer causing a stir

    Oh man. It seems that for several years, my kids have routinely played soccer on synthetic turf fields, the likes of which some now link to cancer. Ug ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental grasses provide plenty of fall color

    Fall is often a time of diminishing color and bloom in the garden. Many perennials have petered out by then, and plants grown as annuals are on their ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • Theory: In divorce, equal is not always fair

    Sometimes the word equal is confused with the word equitable. Equal means all are given the same. Equitable means all are treated fairly. This is an i ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Healing horses

    “It was a magical evening,” said one of Casey’s Safe Haven founders, Sue Balla, a few weeks ago when Rustic Road Farm hosted its third annual “Gallopi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn mysteries

    Monday night has become a regular night to eat out with several of my friends. Last week, as we departed one of our favorite spots, we all noted how t ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Beloved teacher John Dryden announces retirement; he will be missed

    Well, it finally happened. Veteran Batavia High School social studies teacher John Dryden, one of Noah’s all-time favorite teachers, has reportedly le ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 5:22 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Autumn a time to think of spring

    Fall, my favorite season of the year; my dog loves it too!  We all have a bit of spring in our ste ...
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family dinner often a ‘moveable feast’

    Dinner is an art form. I’m not talking about the food. Nope, I’m talking merely about the getting people to the table – and keeping them there – part.
    Sept. 26, 2014 - 3:31 pm
  • Waubonsee college concert to celebrate life of music professor

    SUGAR GROVE – Next month, Waubonsee Community College in Sugar Grove will host a memorial concert to celebrate the life of one of its educators.
    Sept. 27, 2014 - 6:23 pm
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