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  • Ray Hagen of Streamwood plays a chord harmonica during Monday’s meeting of the Harmelodian Club at Pottawatomie Community Center in St. Charles. The harmonica-playing club is part of the Adult Activity Center run by the park district and has been around about five years.

    Group gathers on Monday to play harmonicaApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Harmelodian Club meets at the Adult Activiy Center at Pottawatomie Park in St. Charles.

  • John Rabchuk, of the St. Charles River Corridor Foundation, presented a plan to the St. Charles City Council Monday night to put city residents and tourists on the river, around the river, over the river and in the river.

    New plan calls for white water rafting, floating gardens in Fox RiverFeb 25, 2014 12:00 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.”

  • Gloria Klimek

    Ex-parks leader wins St. Charles Charlemagne award Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  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.

  • Bob Carne, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Bob Carne: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Bob Carne, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Karrsten Goettel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Karrsten Goettel: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Karrsten Goettel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Jean Cabel: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jean Cabel, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Vanessa Bell-LaSota, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Vanessa Bell-LaSota: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Vanessa Bell-LaSota, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

  • Brian Charles, running for St. Charles Park Board (4-year Terms)

    Brian Charles: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 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 12:00 AM
    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 challengersDec 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  A closer look at lichen at Tekakwitha Woods in St. Charles. The gray-colored lichen is called Physcia millegrana, the orangish-greenish is Candelaria concolor. They are known only by their scientific names.

    Why you should like lichens Oct 6, 2012 12:00 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.

  • Tyler Caruso

    10th annual Tyler Caruso Memorial Concert set for Thursday May 22, 2012 12:00 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.

  •  John and C.J. Stahl of Elgin enjoy a walk through Delnor Woods Park with their dog Q-Tipp during a warm spell in January. An additional 19.1 acres of land, previously owned by the Dellora A. Norris Trust, will bring Delnor Woods’ footprint to 42 acres.

    St. Charles’ Delnor Woods to nearly double in size Mar 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  •  Bob Andrini of the Kane County Audubon Society leads a group of children and adults on a bird count at the Hickory Knolls Discovery Center in St. Charles Sunday. It was part of an afternoon of events focused on animal groups and activities.

    Kids, animals interact at Discovery Days Feb 19, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Tessa Muenz, 3, of St. Charles, touches a chicken during a hands-on tour and seminar Saturday at Primrose Farm in St. Charles.

    St. Charles farm shows kids the ins and outs of raising chickens Feb 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    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.

  • Illinois Association of Park Districts Chairman Walley Fraiser, left, and IAPD President and CEO Peter Murphy, right, present the Agency Anniversary Award to St. Charles Park District PR and Marketing Manager Erika Young, center, Business Manager Karin Schindel and Superintendent of Parks and Planning Laura Rudow.

    St. Charles Park District honored for 100 years of serviceNov 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    The St. Charles Park District recently received awards in honor of its centennial from the Illinois Association of Park Districts and the Illinois State Historical Society.

  • The Haupert home at 415 W. Parkview Terrace in Algonquin was featured recently on ABC 7 Chicago.

    Tight economy or not, Halloween house decor creeps on Oct 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    Jon Gear of St. Charles won the “High scare-low budget” category of the annual St. Charles Park District "Gallery of Ghoulish Homes" tour contest. The Halloween fan, who worked as a teenager at Hades Haunted House in Villa Park, estimated he spent about $75 this year decorating his townhouse. That's more than the expected national average for Halloween decor.

  • Suburban natives Paul Kenost and Tatania Gipson will be among the straight players competing in this week's Gay Softball World Series.

    Suburbs host gay softball World SeriesAug 29, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Gay Softball World Series comes to the Chicago area this week, kicking off with an opening ceremony Monday at Navy Pier. After that, 150 teams will play games from Tuesday through Saturday at fields in Schaumburg, St. Charles and Elmhurst.

  • Carol Glemza, 87, will retire Sept. 1 after working for the St. Charles Park District for 69 years. Glemza was honored Friday with a retirement party at the Baker Community Center. Here she is overwhelmed by a standing ovation at the end of her retirement lunch.

    St. Charles parks stalwart Carol Glemza to retire after 69 years Aug 20, 2011 12:00 AM
    After 69 years at the St. Charles Park District, Carol Glemza is retiring. Friday, co-workers and friends held a party to thank her for her years of service. “When I think of Carol, I think of her commitment and loyalty to the park district and board, and it is unparalleled,” park board member Jim Cook said.

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