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  • Lincoln Dinner Theater explores Mary Todd’s perspective Feb 15, 2012 11:59 AM
    It’s December 1863. The Civil War rages on without an end in sight. At the White House, Mrs. Lincoln and her younger half-sister, Emilie, discuss their lives leading up to the war, reminisce about happier times, and the tragedies in their family -- all part of the Batavia Depot Museum's presentation of the 10th annual Lincoln Dinner Theater at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Lincoln Inn Banquet Facility, 1345 S. Batavia Ave.

  • Marketing director named interim director of Batavia parks Jan 19, 2012 10:22 AM
    The Batavia Park District's marketing and public relations director, Alison Niemela, was named interim director this week. She will lead the district for at least several months, as the park district board intends to evaluate its operations and community needs before looking for a new executive director.

  • Niemela Named Batavia Park District's Interim Director Jan 19, 2012 9:10 AM
    The Batavia Park District Board of Commissioners appointed Allison Niemela as its Interim Director at the January 17 public park board meeting.

  • Clark leaving to take Palatine job Jan 12, 2012 1:12 PM
    Batavia Park District Executive Director Mike Clark is leaving to become director of the Palatine Park District.

  • Donate your used prom dress Jan 9, 2012 2:41 PM
    That prom or bridesmaid dress you only wore once -- and hangs in your closet, gathering dust -- can be the ticket to a magical night for an underprivileged girl. Through the help of generous donors, Cindrella's Closet and Prom-O-Rama offer opportunities for low-income Fox Valley girls to go to the prom in style.

  • Batavia parks asks residents to take survey Dec 27, 2011 7:43 AM
    Residents are invited to take a few minutes to complete the Batavia Park District survey and return it by Saturday, Dec. 31. It will assist in developing the next phase of the comprehensive strategic plan.

  • Polar Express offers family lasting memories Dec 25, 2011 6:00 AM
    With a bright smile and lots of energy to spare, Noah Lamacki appears to be a normal 2-year-old boy. To look at Noah, you would never guess he was battling a terrible disease.

  • Batavia parks survey wants your opinion about what to do next Dec 8, 2011 5:30 PM
    The Batavia Park District is asking residents to take a community engagement survey to determine what programs they want and what should be done with district facilities.

  • Batavia Park District invites residents to complete community engagement survey Dec 8, 2011 9:23 AM
    Batavia residents are invited to complete a survey to assist in developing the next phase of the Park District's comprehensive strategic plan.

  • Tree to be dedicated in honor of Batavia historian Nov 28, 2011 4:50 PM
    Batavia third-graders and their teachers will hold a tree dedication in memory of Marilyn Robinson at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, at the Batavia Depot Museum, 155 Houston St. Robinson was the Batavia Depot Museum’s historian for more than 20 years. She inspired countless third-graders to love Batavia through her book, “Little Town in a Big Woods.”

  • Quarry Beach more popular with swimmers this summer Oct 19, 2011 12:14 PM
    Attendance was up for the second year in a row at Harold Hall Quarry Beach, pleasing Batavia Park District officials. Adding family passes proved to be a good idea, and a discount day every Wednesday continued to be a draw, according to an annual report.

  • Batavia Block Party set for Sunday Sep 2, 2011 8:53 AM
    What better way to spend a Sunday night than hanging out with your friends and family, listening to music and having fun? Batavia MainStreet's annual block party is from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 4 on South River Street between Wilson and State streets.

  • Batavia parks officials pleased with Memorial Park work Aug 18, 2011 3:46 PM
    Don't worry, tennis players: Memorial Park in Batavia will soon have tennis courts again. The Batavia Park District is renovating the park, including replacing the tennis courts.

  • Company chosen to fix leaky Quarry Beach Aug 16, 2011 10:57 PM
    The Batavia Park District is raring to go on fixing the leak at Harold Hall Quarry Beach. It hired a construction firm Tuesday night to do the work, and is just waiting on a permit from the state health department to start.

  • Meetings with residents to spur ideas for Batavia Park District Jul 26, 2011 6:32 PM
    The Batavia Park District is holding a series of community engagement meetings next month to learn what residents want from the district.

  • Quarry Beach repair bids sought Jul 22, 2011 5:22 AM
    Bids are being sought for the renovation of Harold Hall Quarry Beach in Batavia.

  • Batavia parks group has open seat Jun 23, 2011 2:41 PM
    The Batavia Parks Foundation has an opening on its board of directors and is seeking applicants.

  • Stages are set for performances in Batavia May 19, 2011 1:08 PM
    After three years of planning, fundraising, development and construction, the new Peg Bond Center Performing Arts Pavilion in Batavia is ready for a full season of performances.

  • Batavia pantry needs restocking Apr 23, 2011 11:08 AM
    More than 100 volunteers from nine Batavia churches, community volunteers and the Batavia Lions Club will join with Jewel and Berkeley’s food stores to help restock the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry Friday-Sunday, April 29-May 1.

  • A year of home detention for Batavia sex offender Apr 15, 2011 9:58 PM
    A judge gives Jeffrey Wiedemann, a Batavia man who pleaded guilty to child pornography several years ago, 12 months of home monitoring after he coached his son's baseball team.

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