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  • Good Natured: Catching up with the goldenrod gall fly

    Note to readers – this column has been updated from its original version, which ran in 2013.A few we ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:21 pm
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Coping with information overload

    These are strange days. I don’t know about you, but I’m suffering from exposure. Overexposure. To the news, to others’ opinions about the news, to my ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:20 pm
  • St. Charles Park District: A Nerf Night of fun Feb. 18

    Know any kids with a bad case of cabin fever? If so, head on over to the Pottawatomie Community Center in St. Charles from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18 for a N ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:40 am
  • Joan Knows: It's the sentiment

    Some of us recall those sweet days in grade school when we made our own valentines.We assembled the ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:40 am
  • Picturing the Past With ... the St. Charles History Museum

    The Arcada Theatre’s unique characteristics make it a prominent visual feature of downtown St. Charles.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:29 pm
  • The Wine Detectives: Looking forward to spring ... and rosé

    The winters in Illinois, although milder due to global warming (or the impression of an old wine guy), always make me long for an early spring. Warmer ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • In Focus: The next generation

    The future was evident during the girls basketball crosstown rivalry game between St. Charles East and St. Charles North as young girls quietly held t ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • The Modern Domestic Woman: Giving your best 'performance'

    If you really think about it, most of your life is spent on some sort of “stage.” Giving a presentation at work or wildly explaining an embarrassing m ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • The Write Place: Sharing love beyond romance this Valentine’s Day

    There’s a song from the musical “Hairspray” called “Without Love,” in which the two leads, Link and Tracy, are reunited and confess their feelings to ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Chamber Exchanger: St. Charles Restaurant Week to kick off Feb. 27

    February is a short month but a great one; it’s the month where you start to count down to spring; love in the air mid-month; and discounts at partici ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 1:38 pm
  • Our View: Stop filing trivial legislation

    As far as we know, there is no sanity test for Illinois state legislators. However, if a particular ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:52 am
  • Letter: Pass the word

    To the editor:Geneva needs a new library like a hole in the head. You know, like the holes we hear w ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: Public invited to community forums about library referendum

    The Geneva Public Library Board of Trustees has spent the past two years studying the community’s needs, talking to members of the district about what ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:11 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Soups and stews seasoned by history

    “Southern Soups and Stews” (Chronicle Books) has lingered for too long on a shelf in my cookbook library through no fault of its own. Let’s just say i ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:10 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: Empowering employees to give back

    I’ve spent the majority of my rewarding professional career at Waubonsee Community College. The support and encouragement the college gives to employe ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 9:37 am