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  • Learning to Grow: Add bearded and Siberian irises to your garden

    We all remember the bearded irises in our grandmothers’ gardens. They always seemed so easy to grow. You could divide them. They grew just about anywh ...
    May 2, 2016 - 1:20 pm
  • Sound Off: 'Got clean windows?' and other items

    Got clean windows?Does anyone know of any good window washers that do a good job? We’re seniors, and ...
    May 2, 2016 - 9:23 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: An upcoming graduation and that macaroni dinosaur

    Holy cow. My first born graduates from high school next month. Apparently, this is really happening, as I just got word from the high school that we n ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:17 am
  • Good Natured: Carnivorous plants – right here in Kane County

    Mention the word carnivore and folks tend to picture animals known for their meat-eating ways. Lions and tigers and bears (although the latter actuall ...
    April 30, 2016 - 9:13 am
  • Guest View: Simple rules to help you establish and maintain healthy financial habits

    Establishing healthy financial habits can be a challenging task, but – once established – maintaining these habits becomes much easier. Making smart f ...
    April 29, 2016 - 10:12 am
  • In Focus: Back to work

    I had a chance to chat with Joe Thompson during a recent visit to Valley Sheltered Workshop in Batavia. He was just coming back from his coffee break ...
    April 29, 2016 - 7:02 am
  • Joan Knows: Bad attitude changes with sunshine, the Cubs

    The first approach to this column came about under the influence of a really bad mood.I would compla ...
    April 29, 2016 - 6:40 am
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: ‘Broth’ as nature’s nutrition cure-all

    Food therapist Vicki Edgson and food writer Heather Thomas, co-authors of “Broth” (Jacqui Small LLP), turn their attention to what they describe as na ...
    April 28, 2016 - 11:34 am
  • @ Your Library: Spring yard work at the library

    Homeowners enjoyed their yardwork season opener in mid-April when Mother Nature gave us a few glorious days of sunshine and warmth. At about the same ...
    April 28, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • The Write Place: Check that off the bucket list

    Visit Mount Rushmore. Camp on the beach. Go indoor skydiving. Witness an eclipse. Swim in a waterfall. Meet a celebrity.
    April 28, 2016 - 6:46 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the Batavia Depot Museum

    Ever wonder why Batavia is known as the Windmill City?Our windmill history includes three major wind ...
    April 27, 2016 - 2:47 pm
  • Backstage Questions With ... Ron Onesti: Talking Bret Michaels’ hair, Joan Rivers’ attitude and more

    You ask ‘em, I’ll get them answered! “Was Joan Rivers as arrogant as she appears on TV?” – Stephen ...
    April 27, 2016 - 9:45 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Students celebrated at CAP event

    The Kane County Chronicle hosted its annual CAP awards event April 19 at Mill Creek Country Club near Geneva.
    April 26, 2016 - 2:07 pm
  • Learning to Grow: How to invite pollinators to your garden

    Just like resolutions to exercise more and eat better on Jan. 1, I find myself making resolutions to improve my garden come the start of spring. This ...
    April 26, 2016 - 9:30 am
  • Batavia Business Beat: How is your work-life balance these days?

    Like most professionals, you probably spend more time at work than you do at home.This, in many resp ...
    April 25, 2016 - 12:07 pm