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  • Geneva parks budget sees higher spending on fuel Apr 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    The proposed 2012-13 Geneva Park District budget anticipates spending 17 percent more on gasoline and diesel fuel, due to increased costs; a decline in program fees from Peck Farm Park, as participation has dropped; and spending about 12 percent of income on repaying debt.

  •  Prairie Green Preserve in Geneva is being transformed into a community garden, with spaces available for rent. The Geneva Community Gardens at Prairie Green will officially open April 21.

    Geneva Community Gardens set to open April 21 Apr 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Geneva Community Gardens at Prairie Green plots will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 21, and you may see me there. Not as a reporter, but as one of the inaugural gardeners. Yes, I forked over $60, the nonresident fee, for a 20-by-30-foot plot. Ive grown vegetables at my house, but dont really have a good space, other than the front yard, for a large fenced plot.

  •  The Geneva Park District, in cooperation with Heinz Brothers Greenhouse in St. Charles, will offer a variety of gardening classes this spring, such as “Container Planting” and “Easy Veggie Gardening.”

    Take a gardening class in Geneva Apr 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Geneva Park District, in cooperation with Heinz Brothers Greenhouse in St. Charles, will offer a variety gardening classes this spring, such as Container Planting and Easy Veggie Gardening.

  •  The Geneva Park District will close Island Park in mid-June, when it begins to build a new north bridge and replace playground equipment.

    Island Park in Geneva to close in June for bridge work Mar 26, 2012 12:00 AM
    You have a couple more months to enjoy Island Park in Geneva before it will be closed for reconstruction of the concrete bridge and renovation of its playground, the Geneva Park District announced Monday.

  • Geneva District 304 wins award for financial reporting Mar 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Geneva School District recently received the Association of School Business Officials International’s Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting award for having met or exceeded the program’s high standards for financial reporting and accountability.

  •  “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site” is The New York Times No. 1 children’s picture book.

    Geneva artist illustrates best-selling children’s book Feb 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Tom Lichtenheld has illustrated many acclaimed books, and recently his “Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site,” written by Sherri Rinker, has reached the No. 1 slot on The New York Times Best Sellers List, Children’s Picture Books. Come meet the artist when The Art Box in Geneva holds an open house from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 2.

  •  The Geneva Park District will replace the 81-year-old north bridge at Island Park in downtown Geneva this year.

    Island Park bridge fix will cost less than expected Feb 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Replacing the main bridge in Island Park in Genev will likely cost nearly 25 percent less than the Geneva Park District expected. The job will take most of the spring and summer, and the park will be closed during the work.

  • New tennis team for kids starting in Geneva Feb 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Geneva Park District and The Midwest Youth Tennis Team has developed a new youth tennis team that is now holding open registration.

  •  Garden plots will be available this spring at Prairie Green Preserve in Geneva. Reservations are being taken by the Geneva Park District.

    Park district to offer 124 garden plots Feb 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's still winter, but now is the time to decide whether you want to rent a plot in the inaugural year of the Geneva Community Garden at Prairie Green Preserve. Registration is due March 1; if necessary, a lottery will be conducted March 15.

  • February Sky with singer and Celtic guitarist Phil Cooper and songwriter and singer Susan Urban will perform Friday, Jan. 27, in Geneva.

    Beat winter blues with folk music in GenevaJan 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    The band February Sky offers a cure for the winter blues with an evening of folk music at 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 S. Second St., Geneva.

  • Kane County Cougars mascot to serve Valentine dinner Jan 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    A picturesque view. A formal dinner setting under candlelight. An appetizing dinner served by your personal waiter for the night … Ozzie T. Cougar? Only at the Kane County Cougars can a Valentine’s Day dream such as this come true. In conjunction with Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, Cougars mascot Ozzie T. Cougar will be part of a special promotion where one winning couple will enjoy an appetizing Valentine’s Day dinner served by Ozzie inside the Cougars’ Super Suite at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark.

  • Tyler Teglia, left, and Santino Salamone battle for the puck during a pickup hockey game last year at one of the outdoor skating rinks at Wheeling Park in Geneva. The park district has finally been able to open the rinks this season.

    Ice rinks open at Geneva park Jan 20, 2012 12:00 AM
    The three ice rinks at Geneva's Wheeler Park are finally open, as the temperatures stayed cold enough long enough for the rinks to freeze.

  • Geneva preschool hosts open house for prospective students Jan 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Friendship Station Preschool is hosting an open house for prospective students and parents from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 24 at Friendship Station Preschool, 1415 Viking Drive.

  • Geneva trainers offer help getting fit Jan 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    Is your New Year's Resolution to lose weight and get fit? The Geneva Park District offers individual personal training options at Sunset Racquetball and Fitness Center, 710 Western Ave, and the Stephen D. Persinger Recreation Center, 3507 Kaneville Road, to fit any fitness goal.

  • Explore people, events that shaped Illinois at Peck Farm Jan 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    A special winter exhibit “Native Peoples of Illinois” will be featured at Peck Farm Interpretive Center, 4038 Kaneville Road from Jan. 14 through Feb. 25. The exhibit will be open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The exhibit is free to all.

  •  A sign in Island Park in Geneva gives notice of an upcoming extended closure this spring. The area will be closed while crews replace the north bridge of the park this year.

    Geneva park, portion of Fox River Trail to close in spring Jan 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    People who like to walk, jog or ride a bicycle through Island Park in Geneva are bracing for the closure of the park this spring and summer, as the Geneva Park District replaces an 81-year-old concrete bridge over a Fox River channel.

  •  Sign up by Friday for the Geneva Park District and Midwest Youth Tennis Team’s new winter youth tennis team.

    Geneva parks starts kid-friendly tennis program Dec 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    Find your perfect swing at the Geneva Park District. The Geneva Park District and The Midwest Youth Tennis Team have developed a new youth tennis team for this winter.

  •  Fifteen-month-old Will Korbmacher of Geneva is not quite as sure about the man with the big white beard as his 3-year-old brother, Dylan. The boys sat on Santa’s lap Saturday during the Geneva Park District’s Polar Express event at Peck Farm Park.

    Live reindeer join fun of Geneva Polar Express event Dec 3, 2011 12:00 AM
    When the Schneeweis family moved from Bartlett to Geneva, they traded an early December “Polar Express” event on a train for the Geneva Park District’s Polar Express event at Peck Farm Park. Although they rode a bus instead of a train to their destination, they still found Santa and Mrs. Claus, got a chance to make a toy and even saw live reindeer.

  • Mike Potter of Mount Prospect, playing a violin that is more than 250 years old; Bill Morris of Glen Ellyn, playing a rare chord harmonica; and Ron Novit, of Lincolnshire, playing a banjo, have an impromptu jam session shortly after meeting each other at last year's Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival in Geneva. This year's festival is set for Sunday and Monday.

    Folk Fest fun for everyone returns to Fox ValleyAug 30, 2011 12:00 AM
    This weekend, Geneva's Island Park will come alive with story and song, when the 35th annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling Festival comes to town. Sit on the grass or under the big tent near the beautiful Fox River, and spend either or both days, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., soaking in the sounds of traditional and roots folk music on eight concert and workshop stages, with more than 36 top folk music and storytelling acts from the Midwest and around the country.

  •  John Adams, left, from the Little Guitar Pickers program, gives a lesson to Brandon Godfrey, 9, and his sister Ashley, 14 of Batavia at the 33rd annual Fox Valley Folk Music and Storytelling festival in Geneva.

    Kids’ activities at the folk festival Aug 30, 2011 12:00 AM
    There will be plenty of activities for kids and teens at the 35th annual Fox Valley Music and Stortelling Festival.

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