Columns

  • River Town Chronicles: On the road to blissful solitude

    Ordinarily – except when writing – I like to be around people. Not interacting with them, of course, because that means answering questions like, “How ...
    April 10, 2014 - 8:43 pm
  • Joan Knows: Use Arbor Day as excuse to play outdoors

    First there was Florence, a real local character with a sarcastic viewpoint and no hesitation about expressing her opinions.
    April 10, 2014 - 5:10 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: ‘From Pooh to Who’ – Dewey Dash set in Elburn

    ELBURN – Those looking for a reason to dress like Winnie the Pooh or Dr. Who will be able to seize an opportunity Sunday at the Town and Country Publi ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • Chamber Chat: The recipe for 60 Men Who Cook

    Take:• 1 Geneva History Center• 1 Geneva Lions Club• 1 Rotary Club of Geneva• 1 Geneva Chamber of Co ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Good Natured: Big coyotes? They’re just fluffy

    “Ewe’s not fat, ewe’s just fluffy!”This statement, a supportive slogan for snackers everywhere, made ...
    April 12, 2014 - 7:09 am
  • Theory: Using personality index to overcome life’s roadblocks

    Look at you. I mean it. Go to your mirror and take a good long look. You are amazing. There is no one like you in the world. You are the product of ce ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Plants that enjoy April weather

    For three seasons of the year, the tasks of a gardener are pretty easily outlined. But spring, and early spring in particular, can be a bit perplexing ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Family revels in respite from routine

    What a great week. But for the kids’ physicals and Holly’s pet-sitting gigs, their spring break from school has been completely unstructured.
    April 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • In Focus: Having a ball

    A springtime tradition for me the past five years has been to attend the Kane County Cougars media day at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. As part ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Marmion's Manly Man: Techno-holics anonymous

    I once had a teacher tell me that someone becomes “addicted” to their smart device when they begin to worry about finding a place to charge it. In tha ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland's Witt plans for career in space technology

    MAPLE PARK – When he was in seventh grade, Ethan Witt started wearing a hooded Massachusetts Institute of Technology shirt, a tribute to his “dream sc ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:55 pm
  • Another View: Phone-friendly skies aren’t unsafe or annoying

    What would the friendly skies look like if you could use your cellphone on flights in U.S. airspace?
    April 9, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Guest View: Land of opportunities (not really)

    The United States is often referred to as an exceptional country, which much unlike any other, has endured defying turmoil, and – rather than relinqui ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:56 pm
  • Sound Off: Shame on us?

    Shame on us? I'm calling in response to "Shame on us." In my defense, as a voter in Kane County, I w ...
    April 9, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: Get ready for Best of the Fox!

    Love a certain store in Kane County? Run a business that you think deserves some public recognition?
    April 16, 2014 - 1:56 pm
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