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  • In Focus: Solo performance

    I didn’t last more than a year or two as a student in Mrs. Barnes’ basement ballet studio when I was a young child. It really only means that I love t ...
    Nov. 19, 2015 - 8:35 pm
  • Beyond the Bookshelves: Preparing for our future

    For the past several months, we’ve undergone an extensive self-evaluation at the Geneva Public Library in order to serve you better.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:20 pm
  • Before The Diploma: Mice madness

    After seven years, I’ve learned that there are many benefits to having a miniature schnauzer running around my home. Not only is my dog unique (she’s ...
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:17 pm
  • Park district adds two new pieces to ‘Sculpture in the Park’ collection

    The St. Charles Park District has announced the installation of two new works of art as part of its permanent “Sculpture in the Park” collection.
    Nov. 18, 2015 - 9:14 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: How to put career development on your to-do list

    As the to-do list season kicks off this month with holiday preparations and festivities, it’s no wonder a less celebratory emotion tends to surface fo ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:53 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn residents continue to speak on Route 47 plans

    ELBURN – The potential Forest Preserve District of Kane County purchase of property at 1001 S. Main St. in Elburn continues to be debated at Elburn Vi ...
    Nov. 17, 2015 - 6:46 pm
  • Chamber Exchanger: Events, new and old, to fill your calendar

    The Women’s Business Council is hosting its first ever Fashion Show Luncheon, where local businesses will showcase their products and services.
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 6:52 pm
  • Good Natured: Sculpture in the Park: The Delnor Woods Edition

    St. Charles is known for many things, not the least of which is Sculpture in the Park. Hosted by the St. Charles Park District, the annual event showc ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Tom's Cookbook Library: Cookbook author writes about savory pies for all occasions

    Veteran cookbook author Ken Haedrich, who made a mark with “Pie,” his widely acclaimed book on sweet pies, expands on the subject in a just-published ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: A challenging day for the Batavia community

    “Awesomesauce: Something that is more awesome than awesome. It is a modifier of your basic awesome into a more awesome version,” according to an onlin ...
    Nov. 16, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Fantastic questions and a Facebook milestone

    The students at Cambridge Lakes Charter School in Pingree Grove sure seem to ask good questions.I vi ...
    Nov. 13, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Joan Knows: Plenty of holiday action to take place in Kane County

    Come on, guys. Forget the Starbucks controversy. Besides the fact Dunkin’ Donuts and Panera have more jolly cups, there are plenty of Christmas season ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 8:32 pm
  • In Focus: A small tribute

    As the daughter of a proud, but quiet, veteran and patriot, I always enjoy the Veterans Day ceremonies I have the privilege of attending and covering ...
    Nov. 12, 2015 - 5:43 pm
  • The Write Place: 'Sisterly sacrifice'

    Even if you’ve only read a few of my previous columns, you’ve probably picked up on this basic fact: Sports are not my thing. Watching them, playing t ...
    Nov. 11, 2015 - 10:34 pm
  • Park District Dish: Festival becomes tradition for local family

    The weather is turning cold, and the leaves are almost gone. It’s hard to believe it’s mid-November already.
    Nov. 10, 2015 - 11:26 pm