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  • Learning to Grow: Must-have plants for the cottage garden

    Characterized by its informality, a cottage garden often combines flowers, herbs and edibles together in beds that overflow with an abundance of fragr ...
    July 25, 2014 - 4:46 pm
  • In Focus: Interesting day

    Every day is different for me, which is just the way I like it. This also means that some days are more interesting than others. Luckily, most of my d ...
    July 25, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Life at East: The science of college shopping

    Now that we’re well into July, the college sales are starting to heat up. Not to brag or anything, but I’m pretty much an expert in this category. I’v ...
    July 23, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • Sugar Grove Corn Boil gets underway this weekend

    SUGAR GROVE – The slogan – “Be nice. Be happy. Be dancing.” – will help the Kindness Campaign get its second year off to a rousing start with a “Happy ...
    July 23, 2014 - 8:46 am
  • Park District Dish: Batavia Park District launches new volunteer program

    The Batavia Park District is inviting the community to, “Be a part of the fun ... volunteer!”Accordi ...
    July 22, 2014 - 11:05 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: ‘Made to be a journalist’

    I always find it exciting when I can help young people learn more about journalism by having them come into our newsroom for a job shadow.
    July 18, 2014 - 8:53 pm
  • Good Natured: Golden tortoise beetle impressive and cute as a bug

    Thar’s gold in them thar hills!But hold on a sec. Before you run for your pans and pickaxes, we shou ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:52 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Fairy gardening fun for adults, kids

    Fairy gardening has taken the country by storm. Maybe it’s because it is a great way to get kids in the garden; maybe it’s because gardening in a very ...
    July 18, 2014 - 5:14 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Mom learns benefits of having a drivers license-toting teen

    This whole “my kid has his driver’s license” thing sure is fascinating. But maybe fascinating isn’t quite the right word.
    July 18, 2014 - 5:15 pm
  • In Your Court: Illinois Supreme Court rules courts may order custodial parents to pay noncustodial parents child support

    The Illinois Supreme Court recently ruled “ ... a trial court may order the custodial parent to pay child support to the noncustodial parent where cir ...
    July 18, 2014 - 8:31 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Living around here sure feels nice, to me

    When the switch on my desk lamp died, I announced to my wife, Tia, “I need a new light. Home Goods?”
    July 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • In Focus: Fashion statement

    I’ve had the luck of photographing a lot of golf lately in the most beautiful weather. Each day on the course, it’s been breezy and sunny with lots of ...
    July 17, 2014 - 9:39 pm
  • Ackerman: Facebook revisited

    I’ve done it. I’ve gone back on my word. When I wrote that article last November, my thoughts were the truth, but now I’ve changed my mind. I now have ...
    July 16, 2014 - 11:01 pm
  • Rowing down the river – park district boat rentals

    It’s one thing to walk by the Fox River or drive above it. It’s a whole other thing to actually be out on the water. What better way to experience the ...
    July 16, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Park Perspectives: Geneva Park District celebrates Park and Recreation Month

    If you’re feeling cramped and like you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not alone. Alm ...
    July 15, 2014 - 11:01 pm
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