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  • The Write Place: My revelation on communication

    Have you ever wondered what someone else is really thinking when you’re talking with them? Have you ever considered the impression they might be getti ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 8:35 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Vegetarian dishes from a pro

    Ohio-based Carla Snyder wears many hats, including caterer, artisan baker, food writer and cooking school teacher, among others.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 8:58 am
  • St. Charles Park District: Winter’s a wonderland of snowy fun at St. Charles Park District

    Only a bear would want to hibernate through winter in St. Charles. With sledding hills and skating rinks, miles of open space perfect for cross countr ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • Editor's Notebook: It's Girl Scout cookie time

    It’s that time of year again – time for local Girl Scouts to start selling cookies!We had a local Sc ...
    Jan. 28, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: A quest to watch something on Netflix

    I have a hunch she regrets giving it to me, because after I began reading the memoir “Talking as Fast as I Can” by Lauren Graham, star of the hit tele ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 6:57 pm
  • Good Natured: Opossums – standing the test of time

    I spoke with a woman the other day who was calling to report an opossum feasting on the fallen seeds beneath her bird feeder. Her vivid description re ...
    Jan. 29, 2017 - 6:53 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: What real men talk about

    I’m struggling against resistance machines at a neighborhood gym when my peripheral vision catches two men talking. Jackson Browne’s “Running on Empty ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • In Focus: Made for the movies

    I love spending an afternoon or evening in a movie theater. Sometimes, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a big bag of popcorn and escaping int ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the Batavia Depot Museum

    Before refrigeration, ice harvesting on the Fox River was an important and necessary industry.A man ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Guest View: Setting financial goals for 2017

    Even though 2017 is only a few weeks old, a new year means a clean slate and new ambitions. While many people choose to focus on exercise, eating heal ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Before The Diploma: Starting my last semester at Waubonsee

    On Jan. 17, I woke up at 7:30 in the morning to start my day. I drank a cup of coffee and ate a bowl of granola cereal. Like always, I somehow poured ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Letter: Hillary's basket of excuses

    To the Editor:Hillary Clinton started down the slippery slope to defeat when with great disdain she ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 3:51 pm
  • Batavia Business Beat: Getting involved in your community

    We are coming to the other side of holiday mountain. I hope that your heart feels as full as my belly. Now is the time for resolutions – getting in sh ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • @ Your Library: Showcasing the community

    At the end of this month, the Batavia Public Library will celebrate 15 years at 10 S. Batavia Ave. W ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 8:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Enchilada Queen’ demystifies Tex-Mex

    Restaurateur, chef and former food scientist Sylvia Casares recently added cookbook author to her curriculum vitae with the publication of “The Enchil ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 8:29 am