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  • In Focus: Fountains and flowers

    As a photojournalist, I sometimes find myself falling into the same rhythms and patterns of news photography, forgetting to look outside the box and e ...
    July 15, 2016 - 6:51 am
  • River Town Chronicles: Today’s youth– unfocused, distracted and anxious

    We’re losing our children – and ourselves – to distractions. The internet’s alluring info-dump and multiple messaging opportunities engender a loss of ...
    July 15, 2016 - 7:39 am
  • Picturing the Past ... with the Geneva History Museum

    It took nearly 13 years for Geneva’s community swimming pool to become a reality.In 1943, fundraisin ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:07 am
  • Discover Your Library: Student Art Show inspires imagination at the library

    It’s reaffirming to see the number of talented and dynamic people who walk through our doors. In addition to our fine array of patrons, we’ve recently ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:05 am
  • Before The Diploma: Mall of America road trip

    No matter how cliché this sounds, I admit that I’m a female who loves to shop for cute pairs of shoes and browse around different types of stores wish ...
    July 14, 2016 - 7:04 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: GI Bill, personalized approach best for military veterans returning to college

    Seventy-two years after its inception, the GI Bill is still going strong at colleges across the nation. But while the GI Bill might help veterans get ...
    July 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Park District Dish: An art show on fabric

    The Batavia Depot Museum is getting ready to host the 10th annual Batavia Quilt and Textile Show. After 10 years, this show has evolved and grown into ...
    July 13, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • Tom’s Cookbook Library: ‘Tasting Rome’ celebrates tradition, innovation

    “Tasting Rome: Fresh Flavors and Forgotten Recipes from an Ancient City” (Clarkson Potter), a new cookbook by experienced freelance food writer Katie ...
    July 13, 2016 - 12:41 pm
  • Chamber Chat: Geneva Arts Fair to take place July 23 and 24

    WOW! The only word that encompasses everything that was last month’s huge Swedish Days festival. A GIANT thank you to the city of Geneva departments f ...
    July 12, 2016 - 4:53 pm
  • St. Charles aquatic facilities offer wet ’n’ wild fun

    Although summer vacation might be winding down, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy a ton of awesome aquatic activities. With a number of special da ...
    July 12, 2016 - 2:04 pm
  • Sound Off: 'Assault weapons should be banned' and other items

    Assault weapons should be bannedAssault rifles are designed to kill as many people as possible in a ...
    July 11, 2016 - 8:12 am
  • Good Natured: Fireflies find their blinking beauties during summer

    For the past three weeks or so – since 5:34 p.m. June 20 – it’s officially been summer. Unofficially, it’s also firefly mating season, a last hurrah f ...
    July 11, 2016 - 8:09 am
  • Editor's Notebook: Helping out with a 'Chair-ity' project

    Those who have traveled through St. Charles lately may have spotted some colorful chairs outside in various locations.
    July 9, 2016 - 8:27 am
  • Learning to Grow: July in the vegetable garden

    July is a busy month in the vegetable garden. It is time to harvest and enjoy the results of your hard work. Proper irrigation and harvesting techniqu ...
    July 9, 2016 - 8:26 am
  • Tales From The Motherhood: Raising children – from 2 to teenage

    Things had gotten serious. “Come on over here. Sit down, please. OK, let’s have a conversation about ...
    July 9, 2016 - 8:27 am