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  • Learning to Grow: Time to invest in next year’s lawn

    With the long summer days waning, fresh tomatoes coming out of the garden (finally!) and the flowers looking exhausted from the summer weather, the bi ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 4:14 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A closer look at T-shirt message

    "Break'n Ankles Shatter'n Dreams?" Really, Nike? I was school shopping with my kids last Sunday when ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 5:07 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental alliums – different, easy and inexpensive

    If you want something different, easy and inexpensive that will give your garden charm and distinction, think about planting ornamental alliums.
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Tales From the Motherhood: Life is about 'going with the flow'

    Sorry, coach, no can do. Daily soccer practice might have worked, this last week of summer, had we not already come down with last-week-of-summer-itis ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 2:43 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Got Milk(weed)?

    On my morning walk, I often pass an area that is full of native plants. I am pleased to say there ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:06 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: 'Green' Living | Mom explores county’s farm-fresh fare

    I sucked down a kale smoothie in the car last Saturday morning, on my way to the farm to pick up my second box of veggies. I felt like I was cramming ...
    Aug. 8, 2014 - 6:03 pm
  • Theory: Chance and circumstance

    He’s tan; drives an expensive car; his suits look custom made. You know the type; he’s rich … must be.
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Learning to Grow: How does your garden grow ... at work

    I work at a marina in southern Wisconsin.  Last year, I planted a few large containers with cherry ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Ode to the last tooth and a lost piano

    My baby has no more baby teeth. How did that even happen? She yanked out the last loose one last m ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:29 pm
  • House Walk to feature Frank Lloyd Wright home

    BATAVIA – The Batavia House Walk will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Five hom ...
    Aug. 1, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • 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
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