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  • Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights features new displays Nov 25, 2014 2:39 PM
    Back for its fifth year, Mooseheart’s Holiday Lights show has become a family tradition, not only for communities in Kane County, but for individuals and families who enjoy a break from the frantic pace associated with the holidays.

     
  • NIU Law alums, faculty honored by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Nov 25, 2014 7:22 PM
    Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (2003) and Heather Wier Vaught (2005) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

     
  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Kaneland High’s 37-year tradition: the Madrigal Feaste Nov 25, 2014 9:22 PM
    Celebrating holidays and traditions with families is a great way to create memories that last a lifetime. As the holiday season is quickly approaching, Kaneland High School would like to remind you of a 37-year tradition just around the corner in our community. The Kaneland High School Madrigal dinner performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 14.

     
  • Holidays hit their stride with Elburn Christmas Stroll Nov 24, 2014 9:15 AM
    From 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, downtown Elburn will feel like Christmas with Santa, hot chocolate, s’mores and a spectacular holiday light show.

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • St. Charles Singers to bring ‘Candlelight Carols’ Dec. 5-7 Nov 25, 2014 7:16 PM
    The St. Charles Singers will present the 31st annual edition of its “Candlelight Carols” Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5 to Sunday, Dec. 7 in Chicago and St. Charles. The mixed-voice choir’s founder and music director Jeffrey Hunt will conduct a program of 18 songs spanning from the Renaissance to the present day, many of which the choir has never performed before and some offering unusual soundscapes.

     
  • Directing ‘The Nutcracker’ from a hospital bed Nov 21, 2014 10:11 AM
    Christmas is the season for giving, and Ashlie Andersen, owner of State Street Dance Studio and director of the school’s 11th performance of “The Nutcracker,” is contemplating three of the most important gifts of her life. Foremost are the twins she is expecting, but the third gift was a complete surprise. “I gave my studio to Ashlie,” said founder Linda Cunningham, who lives in Batavia. “It was my Oprah moment. I said, ‘hey, I want to talk to you about something. I have a gift for you.’ She was blown away.”

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • Type 2 diabetes in spotlight for awareness month Nov 20, 2014 2:45 PM
    November is National Diabetes Month and the Kane County Health Department has been working with hospitals, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and other providers to examine the issues around Type 2 diabetes in Kane County. Starting in 2012, the KCHAIN+ Diabetes Collaborative used quality improvement tools to determine the root causes of the countywide high rate of diabetes hospitalizations, as found in the 2011-2012 Community Health Assessment.

     
  • 4-H kids join ‘Hands On, Minds On’ day of science Nov 20, 2014 3:21 PM
    On Nov. 8, 35 youth from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties took part in “Hands On, Minds On: Science with 4-H” at the Oswego Public Library branch in Montgomery. Designed for youth in second through seventh grade, this “Hands On, Minds On” event focused both on aerospace and healthy living. The youth took part in fun, age-appropriate, research-based activities with trained staff and volunteers.

     
  • VNA Hospice offers 20th annual holiday memorial service Nov 20, 2014 4:13 PM
    VNA Hospice invites community members to their 20th annual Holiday Memorial Service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7. The holidays can be a time of joy and festivities, but for those who have lost a family member or friend, the holidays can also be a time of profound sadness. VNA Hospice will once again open its doors and hearts to those looking for comfort during the holidays.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Nov 20, 2014 4:22 PM
    Phillip G. Lawson, 34, of St. Charles, was charged Monday with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of more than 15 grams of heroin, according to Kane County court records.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Auction at Geneva church raises over $5,000 for local organizations Nov 25, 2014 2:58 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva raised more than $5,000 for local humanitarian organizations at its “Saturday Night Feverish” auction. More than 100 people packed the church’s historic sanctuary to bid on a variety of items, including baskets of donated goods and services from local businesses and church members. Funds raised are being divided equally between Lazarus House and Mutual Ground.

     
  • Join Agatha Crispy in “Murder by Indecision” Nov. 21-22 Nov 19, 2014 2:03 PM
    Performances of “Murder by Indecision” will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 21, and Saturday, Nov. 22, in the Kaneland Harter Middle School Cafetorium. You get double the fun and double the suspense with this murder mystery comedy within a comedy. Age has caught up with Agatha Crispy, the world’s best known mystery playwright, as she attempts to crank out her newest and last manuscript. Senility is setting in and the words just don’t flow like they used to.

     
  • Help serve the community this Christmas Nov 18, 2014 2:29 PM
    The Humanitarian Service Project of DuPage County is calling for donations of new toys and nonperishable food to support underprivileged children and families through its annual Christmas Offering. It has been putting gifts under the tree for local children in need since 1979. This year, it is projected to serve 350 families with nutritious groceries as well as provide 1600 children and 125 seniors with Christmas gifts.

     
  • Washington official visits with Waubonsee students Nov 17, 2014 2:39 PM
    What defines a traditional college student? As Mark Mitsui, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Community Colleges for the U.S. Department of Education, sees it, the answer to that question has changed substantially in recent years — and community colleges have played a large role in that transition, serving as an educational launchpad for the hopes and dreams of many students who are parents, likely have work off-campus, may be veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces, or may even be the first in their family to ever attend college.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
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