Columns

  • Kaneland Connection: Elburn Lions looking for books

    ELBURN – During her recent term as president of the Elburn Lions Club, Pam Hall helped launch the club’s Lions for Literacy program.
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Park District Dish: From summer music camp to Carnegie Hall

    Music is such an integral part of our lives. It can lift our spirits when we’re feeling down, get us on our feet and feeling energized, or take us bac ...
    April 22, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Editor’s Notebook: My Granny and the DAR organization

    Earlier this year, my grandmother passed away.I’ll always remember Granny for her love of reading, c ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:31 pm
  • Good Natured: Eastern phoebes, birds that say their name

    Throughout these many months of cold we have endured, I’ve tried to help my winter-weary friends stay positive. After every new dump of snow I’d point ...
    April 18, 2014 - 11:18 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Easter Bunny wises up with organic treats

    I have it on good authority that the Easter Bunny has seen the light. Found Jesus, if you will. She’s had it with sub-par sweets and is turning over a ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • Learning to Grow: How to make seed tape

    It appears winter is hanging on a bit longer as I look at snow covering my crocuses and tulips. Since I am anxious to do anything gardening, and I’m u ...
    April 18, 2014 - 4:45 pm
  • In Focus: Behind the Scenes

    Most days, I find that behind-the-scenes happenings can be just as interesting as what is taking place on a stage.
    April 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm
  • Marmion's Manly Man: A note of appreciation

    I could not survive on planet Earth for one day without a multitude of things: oxygen, water, the combination of Cinnamon Toast Crunch and Netflix, et ...
    April 16, 2014 - 8:22 pm
  • Park Perspectives: A magical world of possibilities

    It’s amazing how many locally-owned shops and restaurants are hiding in plain sight on the charming streets of downtown Geneva.
    April 15, 2014 - 11:39 pm
  • Waubonsee Voices: Volunteer tutors learn their own lessons

    Articles on adult literacy typically cite statistics like this, from the National Assessment of Adult Literacy – 45 percent of adults in the United St ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:21 pm
  • Kaneland Connection: Kaneland junior launches Seize the Purple 5K

    SUGAR GROVE – When Kaneland High School junior Samantha Havlin was looking to do a project through the DECA organization at the school, she said she w ...
    April 15, 2014 - 11:16 pm
  • Good Natured: Want a pet bunny? Accept the responsibility

    With temperatures finally on the rise – well, until Monday anyway – the signs of spring are all around. Robins singing territory songs. Wildflowers po ...
    April 12, 2014 - 6:37 am
  • Editor’s Notebook: Arts conference discussed on ‘Viewpoint’

    The latest episode of the BATV show “Viewpoint” is available for watching at mybatv.com.During the e ...
    April 11, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • Learning to Grow: Refresh houseplants in April

    April seems to be the month that stirs gardeners from their long winter hiatus – blue skies, melting snow, seed packets, emerging buds and sunny days. ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:55 pm
  • Tales from the Motherhood: Pets catch case of spring fever

    Seems my wannabe wild thing, Posey (our aging Maine Coon kitty), has caught spring fever. Which is awesome, because what I really relish doing at 9:30 ...
    April 11, 2014 - 4:39 pm
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