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  • Learning to Grow: Creating a garden habitat for monarch butterflies

    One of my favorite books as a child was “The Travels of Monarch X” by Ross E. Hutchins. I was amazed at the journey taken by monarchs and have been fa ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Wisdom for the (younger) ages

    Every time I thought about writing a letter to Holly, to be opened on the occasion of her high school graduation in four years, I worried I’d ramble o ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Raging Waves changes opening date to June 5

    YORKVILLE – Due to impending bad weather this weekend, Raging Waves Waterpark in Yorkville has pushed back its opening date to Friday, June 5 (weather ...
    May 29, 2015 - 10:17 am
  • Learning to Grow: Salvias beautify garden

    One of the great plant groupings is salvia. Culinary, tender and perennial – all are wonderful. But, perhaps, the best for season-long beauty and colo ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: ’Tis the season of backyard babies

    Owl babies and duck babies and bunny babies, oh my! ’Tis the season. In our backyard, too. I didn’ ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:28 pm
  • Waterline Writers to host final event before summer hiatus

    BATAVIA – The Waterline Writers group will host its final event of the season at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 17. The Waterline Writers group will pick back up ...
    May 15, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • St. Charles Fine Art Show to return for 17th year

    ST. CHARLES – More than 100 artists will showcase their work at the 17th annual St. Charles Fine Art Show on Memorial Day weekend. 
    May 15, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Summer of lavender-scented bunnies

    My first attempt at growing lavender resulted in a very nice shrub that lasted exactly two seasons and supplied me with scented sprigs galore.
    May 15, 2015 - 4:56 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: From Cheerios to prom tuxedos

    Sunday afternoon I received an amusing text from Noah, who was busy busing tables at Pal Joey’s. “S ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Learning to Grow: Mindfulness is key when pruning spring-flowering shrubs

    As your list of spring clean-up items grows, you may be wondering what to do about those misshapen shrubs, or that dead spot on your evergreens, or th ...
    May 9, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Fiora's to host award-winning California winemaker for tasting event

    GENEVA – Fiora's restaurant in Geneva will host a special wine-tasting event with an award-winning winemaker at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 14.
    May 8, 2015 - 3:28 pm