Columns

  • Editor’s Notebook: My Granny and the DAR organization

    Earlier this year, my grandmother passed away.I’ll always remember Granny for her love of reading, c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Good Natured: Eastern phoebes, birds that say their name

    Throughout these many months of cold we have endured, I’ve tried to help my winter-weary friends stay positive. After every new dump of snow I’d point ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Easter Bunny wises up with organic treats

    I have it on good authority that the Easter Bunny has seen the light. Found Jesus, if you will. She’s had it with sub-par sweets and is turning over a ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Learning to Grow: How to make seed tape

    It appears winter is hanging on a bit longer as I look at snow covering my crocuses and tulips. Since I am anxious to do anything gardening, and I’m u ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • In Focus: Behind the Scenes

    Most days, I find that behind-the-scenes happenings can be just as interesting as what is taking place on a stage.
    April 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Marmion's Manly Man: A note of appreciation

    I could not survive on planet Earth for one day without a multitude of things: oxygen, water, the combination of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Netflix, et ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Park Perspectives: A magical world of possibilities

    It’s amazing how many locally-owned shops and restaurants are hiding in plain sight on the charming streets of downtown Geneva.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Volunteer tutors learn their own lessons

    Articles on adult literacy typically cite statistics like this, from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy – 45 percent of adults in the United St ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland junior launches Seize the Purple 5K

    SUGAR GROVE – When Kaneland High School junior Samantha Havlin was looking to do a project through the DECA organization at the school, she said she w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Good Natured: Want a pet bunny? Accept the responsibility

    With temperatures finally on the rise – well, until Monday anyway – the signs of spring are all around. Robins singing territory songs. Wildflowers po ...
    April 12, 2014 - 6:37 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: Arts conference discussed on ‘Viewpoint’

    The latest episode of the BATV show “Viewpoint” is available for watching at mybatv.com.During the e ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Refresh houseplants in April

    April seems to be the month that stirs gardeners from their long winter hiatus – blue skies, melting snow, seed packets, emerging buds and sunny days. ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Pets catch case of spring fever

    Seems my wannabe wild thing, Posey (our aging Maine Coon kitty), has caught spring fever. Which is awesome, because what I really relish doing at 9:30 ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:39 pm
  • In Your Court: When is mediation appropriate in a divorce proceeding?

    The Illinois Supreme Court mandates mediation in marital dissolution proceedings and paternity proceedings where the parties have disagreements concer ...
    April 11, 2014 - 8:32 am
  • In Focus: Baseball bliss

    I had the chance to photograph the Kane County Cougars home opener Tuesday evening at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva.
    April 10, 2014 - 10:38 pm
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