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  • Planit 5: Things to do in and around Kane County

    1. North Aurora Days WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1, through Sunday, Aug. 3 WHERE: Clocktower plaza at Randa ...
    July 31, 2014 - 11:55 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Loving hands sift through living memories

    I’ll never lend my voice to those clamoring for year-round school. For so many reasons. Among them is the fact that summer is a great time for learnin ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Must-have plants for the cottage garden

    Characterized by its informality, a cottage garden often combines flowers, herbs and edibles together in beds that overflow with an abundance of fragr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fairy gardening fun for adults, kids

    Fairy gardening has taken the country by storm. Maybe it’s because it is a great way to get kids in the garden; maybe it’s because gardening in a very ...
    July 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Mom learns benefits of having a drivers license-toting teen

    This whole “my kid has his driver’s license” thing sure is fascinating. But maybe fascinating isn’t quite the right word.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • Playhouse 38 to stage ‘Into the Woods, Jr.’

    Playhouse 38’s summer teen production of “Into the Woods, Jr.,” will run for one weekend only. The musical, which is based on the stories of the Broth ...
    July 17, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: License to drive

    My son just drove away. In my car. Alone. The dog looked back toward the house, from his spot in the yard (he’d been hoping for a walk, but the boy ha ...
    July 11, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Keep container plants pretty all summer long

    You have created the perfect container plantings. They may be a welcoming collection at the front door or splashes of color on the patio or deck.
    July 11, 2014 - 4:15 pm
  • Holmstad to host Beech Tree Studio art exhibition

    BATAVIA – The Holmstad in Batavia will host an art exhibition, featuring the work of about 24 students from Geneva’s Beech Tree Studio from Friday, Ju ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:56 pm
  • Theory: Just the way you are

    Where do our feelings about ourselves come from? We first become aware of our self-esteem in child ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Hybrid, cross-bred hydrangeas maintenance-free specimens

    Hydrangeas have come a long way in a very short time. The Nikko blue and orb varieties that were s ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Welcoming World Cup soccer into living room, life

    Soccer, the viewing and playing of which is enjoyed by millions, seems to quite stealthily have invaded my life – and not just my checkbook at registr ...
    July 3, 2014 - 4:48 pm
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