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  • Beginner and advanced dulcimer techniques will be demonstrated at the “Hands On” dulcimer workshops at Garfield Farm Museum in Campton Hills.

    Learn dulcimer techniques at Garfield Farm workshopsMar 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    Garfield Farm Museum will host two mountain and hammered dulcimer workshops in April. The Sunday, April 6, workshop will serve as a basic introduction while the Sunday, April 13, workshop will cover more advanced techniques.

     
  •  Roy Diblik, who has been growing native grasses and flowers from seed since the late 1970s, will be one of the speakers at Garfield Farm Museum’s Prairie, Woodlands and Wetlands Managmenet Seminar, set for Saturday, Feb. 22.

    Learn how to use native plants on your own propertyFeb 3, 2014 12:00 AM
    Reservations for Garfield Farm Museum’s 29th annual Prairie, Woodlands, and Wetlands Management Seminar to be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, are now being taken.

     
  • Waubonsee offers series on financial aid Jan 27, 2014 12:00 AM
    February marks Financial Aid Awareness Month, and Waubonsee Community College has planned a series of free public events to help students learn more about receiving financial aid for the 2014-2015 school year.

     
  • The Geneva Public Library in downtown Geneva. Library officials are again talking about building a new, larger library at the site of the former Sixth Street School, also in downtown.

    Geneva library to appraise Sixth St. site for new buildingJan 25, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Geneva Library board is turning its attention again to the old Sixth Street School site as it considers whether, when and where to build a new library. The board ordered a new appraisal of the site Thursday.

     
  • Matt Teske

    Geneva library director steps down, cites health issueJan 23, 2014 12:00 AM
    Geneva Public Library Director Matt Teske resigned Wednesday night, saying the job was not right for him now, as he is dealing with depression and anxiety. But then he was rehired, as assistant director, as the assistant director announced she will retire at the end of June. And the library board voted to hire an interim library director.

     
  • Waubonsee plans for new year and beyondJan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    At Waubonsee Community College, we are looking forward to what 2014 will bring, but we are also looking further ahead, to prepare the college to continue to meet the educational and lifelong learning needs of our students for the next decade and beyond.

     
  • Peter A. Mazzara

    Campton Hills man accused of $500,000 theft Jan 22, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Campton Hills man already facing charges of bilking two clients out of more than $100,000 is now charged with writing bogus checks for a property worth at least $500,000. An arrest warrant has been issued for Peter A. Mazzara, who pleaded guilty in October 2012 to damaging a Kane County couple's $1 million home that he was evicted from and ordered to pay $60,000 restitution.

     
  • Keith Wheeler

    Fundraising records show who’s lining up behind 50th House candidates Jan 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Who is supporting who in the Republican primary for the nomination for the state 50th House District seat?

     
  • Rick Olson of Montgomery listens to Bill Keck of Sugar Grove and Keith Wheeler of Oswego engage in a debate hosted by the Kane County Young Republicans on Wednesday in Aurora.

    50th House GOP debate features 2 of 4 candidates Jan 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    With only two of the four candidates attending, a debate Wednesday for people seeking the Republican nomination for the 50th state House district was a short and low-key affair.

     
  • Literacy project seeks volunteer tutors Jan 13, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Adult Literacy Project at Waubonsee Community College is seeking volunteer tutors to help adult students increase their proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English, as well as math and other basic skills.

     
  • Jennifer Johnsen

    First Campton Hills administator eager to give back Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Campton Hills village leaders have hired the village's first administrator. Jennifer Johnsen, a Batavia resident and current administrator in Berkeley, will start later this month. Her contract runs through August 2015 and she has a salary of $89,000 for the full-time job. "I think she'll just make a great fit," said Village President Patsy Smith.

     
  • Waubonsee Community College students win top spots in poetry competition Jan 9, 2014 12:00 AM
    Two Waubonsee Community College students captured the top two spots in the poetry category at the Illinois Skyway Collegiate Conference Writers’ Competition and Festival.

     
  • New year right time for new start at college Dec 18, 2013 12:00 AM
    While starting college in the fall makes sense for many students coming directly from high school, there are distinct advantages to beginning in the spring semester.

     
  •  Naturalist Jack Pomatto leads a group of Kane County Certified Naturalists on a birding class at Fermilab in Batavia. From left are graduates Kim Haag, Barb McKittrick and student Alan Roberston.

    Register now for Kane County Certified Naturalist program Dec 13, 2013 12:00 AM
    It's never too late to learn more about nature -- and yourself. Classes for the 2014 Kane County Certified Naturalist program begin in January, and include lectures and discussions on local ecology, and field trips to natural areas.

     
  • Celebrate Santa Lucia Day at Geneva library Dec 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Geneva Public Library invites kids, adults and everyone in between to “Celebrate the Season.” Friday, Dec. 13, is Santa Lucia Day, and Geneva’s own Santa Lucia will make an appearance at the library’s event.

     
  • Serving students who served our country Dec 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    Waubonsee Community College considers it a privilege to serve members of our community through its educational programs and services, and is also honored to be able to serve many students who have served our country.

     
  • Take time to relax at Waubonsee’s free concerts Nov 27, 2013 12:00 AM
    On Dec. 6-15, Waubonsee Community College will host its annual series of five live winter musical performances in an assortment of musical genres.

     
  •  Smarty Pants uses his balloon motorcycle to jump a balloon bicycle Tuesday during “The Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show” at the Geneva Public Library.

    Geneva library place to be this week Nov 26, 2013 12:00 AM
    Books, a warm place to read, and programs like "The Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show" at the Geneva Public Library kept many kids entertained this week while on Thanksgiving break.

     
  • Waubonsee readies GED students for new exam Nov 20, 2013 12:00 AM
    January 2014 will mark the implementation of a new edition of the General Educational Development exam designed to ensure that this first step toward a higher education is truly a step up. When it debuts, the 2014 GED test will have a new structure and delivery method, along with new content.

     
  • Complete College America works to eliminate barriers Oct 21, 2013 12:00 AM
    In recent years, it has been difficult to miss the emphasis placed on the importance of college degree or certificate completion. Many statistics and studies have been quoted outlining the benefits to individual students, society and the economy.

     
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