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  • Good Natured: All about angelica, the beautiful behemoth

    Holy great angelica, Batman!During the past few weeks I’ve gotten a number of requests for identific ...
    July 3, 2015 - 6:57 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Consider site before planting a river birch tree

    While this unseasonably wet summer isn’t ideal, some plant species are loving every minute of it. Tropical plants like hibiscus and cannas love the ex ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Theory: Is it too late to turn back time?

    I hope by now you trust me, because I am going to talk about a subject that some of you may find controversial. This column is just meant to make you ...
    July 3, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • In Focus: 'Let your life speak for you'

    I had the chance to spend a few moments with Karen McCannon in the driveway of her Sugar Grove home last week as she tooled around in a golf cart with ...
    July 2, 2015 - 9:49 pm
  • River Town Chronicles: ' … from my cold, dead hands'

    Walking through a library recently, I noticed books piled like rectangular stalagmites above an empty card catalogue cabinet.
    July 3, 2015 - 7:06 am
  • Before the Diploma: I’m feeling a bit red, white and blue

    Nothing says summer quite like the Fourth of July. With the holiday this weekend, a majority of Americans are busy hitting the local supermarkets to g ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Pottawatomie Golf Course unites three generations

    The family that plays together, stays together. And for three generations of Sweet men (and a few women, too), the place that keeps them coming back f ...
    July 1, 2015 - 10:00 pm
  • JoJo the Clown to lead Fourth of July bike parade in Sugar Grove

    SUGAR GROVE – JoJo the Clown has her Clown Victoria decorated in its bright colors and flowers, and it will be ready to go for the Sugar Grove Fourth ...
    July 1, 2015 - 6:18 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: Planit Save features Hall Quarry Beach deal

    Families looking to hit the water this summer have a deal at their fingertips.Shaw Media’s Planit Sa ...
    June 26, 2015 - 11:41 pm
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: Celebrate Italy’s favorite cookie

    In “Ciao Biscotti” (Chronicle),   Domenica Marchetti’s new cookbook, she discusses what’s behind the twice-baked cookie’s broad appeal: “They so bea ...
    June 29, 2015 - 5:13 pm
  • In Focus: I scream, you scream

    It’s the week of the Swedish Days festival, which many in Geneva and the surrounding area consider to be the unofficial start to summer. 
    June 25, 2015 - 7:47 pm
  • Joan Knows: Summer, the pool and the way back home

    The summer season was officially declared less than a week ago.  Yet the experience of summer began ...
    June 25, 2015 - 4:22 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Reluctant approval for Kaneland communications consultant

    SUGAR GROVE – Kaneland’s school board members, with some reluctance, provided a green light for a communications consultant during the summer months o ...
    June 24, 2015 - 6:31 am
  • Batavia Business Beat: Expanding educational experience through internships

    Being a college student means being accountable for yourself and your future from this point on, and this tends to be a major change for most students ...
    June 22, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Good Natured: A path that can lead to a journey of discovery

    Editor’s note: This column originally ran in June 2011. When was the last time you got something mor ...
    June 19, 2015 - 10:52 pm