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  • Head out to a fall festival this Saturday Sep 15, 2014 1:19 PM
    Several fall festivals set for this weekend in the Fox Valley offer a variety of ways to welcome the new season. Each festival has a different focus — history, healthy lifestyles, or family activities.

     
  • Row America offers free trial classes in St. Charles Aug 22, 2014 5:06 PM
    Row America offers free trial rowing classes on theFox River at Ferson Creek Park in St. Charles.

     
  • St. Charles golf pro remembered as teacher, mentor, booster Apr 24, 2014 6:38 PM
    Jim Wheeler, the longtime golf pro at St. Charles' Pottawatomie Golf Course, died suddenly on Tuesday. He is treasured for his golf advice and beloved as a positive community presence for more than 30 years.

     
  • More sculptures added to St. Charles park Apr 21, 2014 6:12 PM
    The new artwork is almost in place at Mount St. Mary Park in St. Charles for the latest Sculpture in the Park.

     
  • Group gathers on Monday to play harmonica Apr 14, 2014 4:19 PM
    The Harmelodian Club meets at the Adult Activiy Center at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.

     
  • New plan calls for white water rafting, floating gardens in Fox River Feb 25, 2014 9:37 AM
    White water rafting, a floating botanical garden and an NCAA-level rowing course may transform St. Charles' portion of the Fox River into an active tourist hub if a plan envisioned by a local foundation is embraced by taxing bodies. “The Fox (River) is an aesthetic wonder,” a presenter said. “And it’s our most underutilized asset. The river should be a centerpiece for the city.”

     
  • Ex-parks leader wins St. Charles Charlemagne award Feb 8, 2014 1:33 PM
    Gloria Klimek, a longtime St. Charles Park District commissioner, received the 2014 Charlemagne community service award Friday night from the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce. The former park board president was a St. Charles Park District commissioner for 24 years, stepping down at the end of her term in April 2013.

     
  • Register now for Kane County Certified Naturalist program Dec 13, 2013 3:56 PM
    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.

     
  • Vanessa Bell-LaSota: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Vanessa Bell-LaSota, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Karrsten Goettel: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Karrsten Goettel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Jean Cabel: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:05 PM
    Candidate information for Jean Cabel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Bob Carne: Candidate Profile Mar 18, 2013 2:16 PM
    Candidate information for Bob Carne, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • Brian Charles: Candidate Profile Mar 15, 2013 10:03 AM
    Candidate information for Brian Charles, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

     
  • St. Charles parks teen job fair Feb. 18 Feb 13, 2013 2:19 PM
    The St. Charles Park District’s annual Teen Job Fair will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18 in the Pottawatomie Community Center gym, 8 North Ave. This is for youth, age 16 to 24, who are looking for summer employment, and want to gain experience through a job in a field that interests them.

     
  • St. Charles school, park board incumbents face challengers Dec 28, 2012 8:53 PM
    The St. Charles Unit District 303 school board may see major changes as the four incumbents up for re-election have challengers. They include a Tea Party member and a critic of the district's decision to turn Davis and Richmond Elementary Schools into grade level centers.

     
  • Why you should like lichens Oct 6, 2012 10:50 AM
    They're friends with benefits. They lead unassuming lives, and their living arrangement goes largely unnoticed. They get along famously, and they're committed to each other for life. This odd couple is called lichen, a partnership of algae and fungi.

     
  • 10th annual Tyler Caruso Memorial Concert set for Thursday May 22, 2012 11:28 AM
    Some people are so special, they continue to have an impact on their community even after they are gone. Tyler Caruso's dream of uniting the community through music lives on in the 10th annual Tyler Brett Caruso Memorial Concert, set for 7 p.m. Thursday, May 24, in Lincoln Park.

     
  • St. Charles’ Delnor Woods to nearly double in size Mar 6, 2012 1:01 PM
    One of the larger parks in the heart of St. Charles will nearly double in size thanks to a purchase recently inked by park district officials. Delnor Woods adds 19.1 acres through a deal with the Dellora A. Norris Trust. There are no major plans in the immediate future to improve the land.

     
  • Kids, animals interact at Discovery Days Feb 19, 2012 6:38 PM
    Emily Czajkowski, of St. Charles, learned Sunday that a possum’s fur is soft. The 11-year-old got the chance to see and touch the possum, a goose and a turtle with her family during the second of three Discovery Days weekends at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles.

     
  • St. Charles farm shows kids the ins and outs of raising chickens Feb 18, 2012 6:58 PM
    Children and their families learned Saturday what it takes to make scrambled eggs from scratch — chicken scratch, that is. Primrose Farm Park in St. Charles showed them how chickens are raised. The restored farm specializes in teaching urban dwellers about production farming of the 1930s.

     
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