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  • How bad will our winter be? A caterpillar can tell you. Oct 22, 2014 3:28 PM
    Memories of last year's icy winter are etched in our minds. Many are wondering what's in store this winter. Look no farther than the woolly bear caterpillar. Like Punxsutawney Phil, the renowned groundhog who predicts the coming of spring, the woolly bear caterpillar is said to predict the winter ahead.

     
  • Holiday cards to support the Leukemia Research Foundation Oct 22, 2014 6:32 PM
    The Leukemia Research Foundation announces its annual Holiday Card Sale. This year’s catalog includes cards for many occasions — and all can be customized. Cards for birthdays, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, and the New Year are available in many styles from general to business, religious, multicultural, progressive and more. The cards can be personalized and customers are able to customize verses. Cards range in style from a watercolor reproduction to traditional holiday scenes.

     
  • ‘CEO Unplugged’ a personal look at a leader, Michael Brown of Presence St. Joseph Hospital Oct 23, 2014 1:39 PM
    What led this leader to his transition from a health care clinician to a hospital CEO? What is the secret to sustaining positive relationships with hospital physicians, leadership, staff, and volunteers? Find out how Michael L. Brown, CEO of Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin, defines his leadership style at the popular series, “CEO Unplugged,” sponsored by the Grand Victoria Casino.

     
  • Dealership employees to help out at Habitat site; auto dealer to donate 2014 car Oct 23, 2014 1:44 PM
    On Sunday, Oct. 26, a dozen volunteers from Fox Valley Auto Group will join in demolishing a fire-damaged home in Aurora for the Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity. Volunteers from dealerships in St. Charles, West Chicago and Schaumburg are expected for the first of two consecutive Sundays of deconstruction at the 911 W. Galena Blvd. site from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     
  • Enjoy “Food for the Spirit(s),” a wine-tasting benefit for Fox Valley Festival Chorus Oct 21, 2014 5:23 PM
    The Fox Valley Festival Chorus is hosting a wine-tasting fundraiser, “Food for the Spirit(s)” from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, at Fox Valley Winery in Oswego. Solos, small ensembles and large group numbers will be performed by members of the Fox Valley Festival Chorus all evening long. Guests will be invited to sip on a little wine and enjoy light appetizers while humming along.

     
  • FitMama hosts Elburn blood drive Oct. 25; vampires need not apply Oct 21, 2014 11:02 AM
    Owner and founder of FitMama, Erin Schaefer, has long wanted to expand her philanthropic reach, and saw an opportunity to help local area hospitals short on blood supply and has offered to host Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive at her fitness studio in Elburn. There is plenty of parking, Heartland professionals will be on-hand to guide you through the process and, if you schedule your time slot before Saturday, you will be assured of getting in and out and on with your Saturday plans.

     
  • Spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Nov. 12 for special Haiti project Oct 21, 2014 6:21 PM
    Jamie Schumacher, a Batavia teacher, North Aurora resident and New Hope/Nueva Esperanza Lutheran Church member, continues to be involved in very special projects, including equine therapy, with orphans and special needs children in Haiti. She has made frequent trips to Haiti, raised funds to buy the land for a special facility, and continues to serve an underserved population still suffering from the effects of devastating hurricanes in Haiti.

     
  • Peaceful grotto damaged by vandals in Geneva Oct 21, 2014 6:04 PM
    A paint-wielding vandal has defaced a Christian shrine, left over from the days when the Kane County Government Center was a Catholic seminary, in the woods of the campus in Geneva.

     
  • Film to explore underfunded public schools Oct 21, 2014 12:18 PM
    The 2013 documentary “Rise Above the Mark” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva. The film, narrated by Peter Coyote, was made by the West Lafayette Schools Education Foundation in Indiana.

     
  • Fox River Bluff West closed until Oct. 24 for parking lot work Oct 20, 2014 11:25 AM
    Fox River Bluff West Forest Preserve will be closed to the public Oct. 20-24 due to scheduled parking lot improvements at the St. Charles preserve.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 20, 2014 4:54 PM
    Joslynn F. Nelson, 18, of South Elgin, was charged with retail theft and obstruction of justice at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 13 at Walgreens, 2100 W. State St., according to a police report.

     
  • Fox Valley police reports Oct 20, 2014 4:55 PM
    Joslynn F. Nelson, 18, of South Elgin, was charged with retail theft and obstruction of justice at 12:38 p.m. Oct. 13 at Walgreens, 2100 W. State St., according to a police report.

     
  • Noted author and cultural historian to speak at Batavia library Nov. 12 Oct 20, 2014 4:33 PM
    Nicholas A. Basbanes, noted Massachusetts author and cultural historian, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Batavia Public Library. His presentation, “Pondering Paper — 2,000 Years Young” will highlight how paper has influenced and revolutionized civilization since its invention during the Han Dynasty in China (206 BC-220 AD).

     
  • Hospital stay inspires Geneva teen to help others Oct 19, 2014 7:18 AM
    Spending 14 weeks in hospital beds and a wheelchair could have ruined the summer for 15-year-old Lindsey McDonald of Geneva, injured when a horse fell on her. But she chose to concentrate on making life a little better for other patients at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, where she noticed other children weren't getting any gifts — “not even a balloon” — and their families struggled.

     
  • FootGolf latest craze to hit suburban links Oct 18, 2014 7:38 AM
    A new combination of golf and soccer -- called FootGolf -- is popping up at suburban golf courses as managers look to get more use of their facilities and attract new players. “It follows 99 percent of the rules of golf but instead of having a club and a little ball and many struggles, it’s just kicking the ball forward and aiming toward a 21-inch cup,” said Carols Stremi, founder of the Illinois FootGolf Association.

     
  • Heun: Nothing can take luster off King’s homestead Oct 19, 2014 3:33 PM
    Dave Heun says even though some new homes are going up nearby, nothing can take the luster from Merritt King's historic Geneva home near downtown. The home of King, who died in 2012, is on Fifth Street.

     
  • Harry Barnes, bonafide popcorn aficionado, delights residents’ senses at GreenFields of Geneva Oct 17, 2014 10:12 PM
    There’s little in the way of olfactory delights like the smell of popcorn. This enticing aroma is common in the hallways of GreenFields of Geneva, the home of Harry Barnes, a bonafide popcorn aficionado. Harry has grown popcorn for too many years to count, and he and his wife Donna will often create delectable snacks from the food that they’ve cultivated from seed to popped kernel.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Oct 17, 2014 1:01 AM
    Jorge Alberto Gonzalez, 21, of Montgomery, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia at 9:56 p.m. Wednesday at Randall Road and Mill Creek Drive, according to a police report.

     
  • Follow Geneva on official YouTube, Instagram accounts Oct 17, 2014 6:05 PM
    The city of Geneva has decided to do more with social media, by starting an Instagram account and a YouTube channel.

     
  • Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook Oct 16, 2014 7:14 AM
    Our HOMe Improvement Donates Carpeting to Clearbrook

     
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