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  • Good Natured: Surprise! That's a lizard

    Don’t you just love life’s little surprises? You reach in your coat pocket and find a forgotten $5 bill. Yay! You run into an old friend at the grocer ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Turf war – Synthetic turf fields’ possible link to cancer causing a stir

    Oh man. It seems that for several years, my kids have routinely played soccer on synthetic turf fields, the likes of which some now link to cancer. Ug ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 11:09 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Ornamental grasses provide plenty of fall color

    Fall is often a time of diminishing color and bloom in the garden. Many perennials have petered out by then, and plants grown as annuals are on their ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:24 pm
  • In Focus: Some Positive News

    I attended my first ceremony honoring graduates of the Kane County Drug Rehabilitation Court this week at Geneva High School. 
    Oct. 16, 2014 - 9:26 pm
  • The Write Place: Combo and conquer

    The overwhelming sense of fear and nerves hit me like a slap to the face as I stood in the hall at sixth-grade locker setup.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District celebrating Halloween with three events

    On Oct. 25, the Geneva Park District is celebrating Halloween with three events certain to bewitch the entire family. Our annual Halloween Hayday, Pec ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Inspiring students to become effective learners

    Student life today can be a challenge. Many students, whether traditional or those returning to college seeking new skills, face the same struggles. T ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 9:03 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Celebrating Kindness in Kaneland Month

    With its bright green shirts, a logo that features a smile, and a growing list of events, the Kindness Campaign has succeeded in raising awareness for ...
    Oct. 14, 2014 - 6:30 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Geneva embraces autumn

    It is official, autumn is here. The calendar indicates it; the weather signifies it; and Geneva embraces it.
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 10:04 pm
  • Editor's Notebook: Digging into Geneva/Batavia rivalry

    How intense is the rivalry between the Batavia Bulldogs and Geneva Vikings football teams?Find out i ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Good Natured: Woolly bear caterpillar quite the child star

    Note to readers – the following column originally ran in 2008. Some updates have been added. “Where ...
    Oct. 11, 2014 - 12:34 am
  • Theory: In divorce, equal is not always fair

    Sometimes the word equal is confused with the word equitable. Equal means all are given the same. Equitable means all are treated fairly. This is an i ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Healing horses

    “It was a magical evening,” said one of Casey’s Safe Haven founders, Sue Balla, a few weeks ago when Rustic Road Farm hosted its third annual “Gallopi ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 5:56 pm
  • In Your Court: The phases of litigation

    One of the most common questions I receive at the consultation is, “How long will my case take?” The ...
    Oct. 10, 2014 - 10:23 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Goodbye hearty handshake; hello Ebola wave

    As a baby boomer, I grew up in the 1950s and ’60s, when a handshake served as the customary greeting. My dad taught me to grasp the hand firmly, not t ...
    Oct. 9, 2014 - 10:24 pm
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