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  • Albright Theatre to present 'Best Christmas Pageant Ever'

    BATAVIA – The Albright Theatre Company will  present its holiday production of “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” by Barbara Robinson.
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Seizing the day with John Dryden

    I nearly fell off my chair last Saturday when I read John Dryden’s moving letter to his former students. Widely circulated on social media, the letter ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 5:42 pm
  • Former 'Voice' musicians Dawn and Hawkes to perform Saturday

    ELGIN – Indie-folk musicians Miranda Dawn and Chris Hawkes, formerly contestants on NBC's "The Voice" will perform Saturday, Nov. 22, at Elgin Comm ...
    Nov. 21, 2014 - 4:09 pm
  • Chit Chat: Writing the ‘Great American Novel’

    Marte Freke Smiewec started writing her novel “The Woodsman” in 2009, but never got around to finishing it.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 7:08 am
  • Noah’s Arcade to perform Saturday in Aurora

    Those familiar with the music of singer-songwriter and guitarist Noah Gabriel might be surprised by his latest effort.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Gone campusing

    I took Noah for his first campus visit Monday morning. Actually, he took himself. He drove the hour and a half it took for us to get there, on mostly ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 11:02 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Holiday cactus care

    I decided to change things up last Christmas and purchased a holiday cactus at the local nursery, in addition to planting my usual Amaryllis bulbs. It ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 5:01 pm
  • Area organizations try to preserve Blanding’s turtles

    Ecologists at Forest Preserve District of DuPage County have partnered with area organizations for the Blanding’s Recovery Project.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Reality show to feature McCarthy, Wahlberg's wedding in St. Charles

    After saying their "I dos" Aug. 30 during a wedding ceremony held at Hotel Baker in St. Charles, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg will open their ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 4:08 pm
  • Two Brothers Roundhouse to receive 'Delicious Destination' award

    AURORA – Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora is among a select group of Illinois food establishments being honored for being a beloved destination for ...
    Nov. 11, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Area organizations partner to help residents learn from the experts

    A cooperative effort between the St. Charles Park District, Geneva Park District and the Forest Preserve District of Kane County offers classes taught ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 11:11 am
  • Fiona Grey to perform at Two Brothers Roundhouse

    As the daughter of Chicago-area musician Ralph Covert, Fiona Grey was surrounded by music from a young age.
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:00 am
  • Chit Chat: Author writes about St. Charles in new book

    In her second book, “Haunted Nights at Drumheller Castle – Ethereal Quandary: A St. Charles Tale,” Bartlett resident Faly Colaizzi continues the tale ...
    Nov. 6, 2014 - 5:00 am
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Nobody told me there’d be weeks like these

    What a week. I could have used an extra day. Add to that the fact that it seems like the people I live with would rather I weren’t – well, except for ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:43 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Garden queries – Tips, tricks to helping perennials survive winter

    Aside from your allergies, this weather does all kinds of crazy stuff in your yard. The varying temperatures can cause your perennials to do all kinds ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 5:41 pm
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