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  • Master Gardener presents tools and tips for BodySmart Gardening Dec 26, 2014 7:29 PM
    This winter, join University of Illinois Extension to become a “BodySmart” Gardener, and find out how you can prevent aches and strains and make gardening more enjoyable. Presented by award-winning DuPage County Master Gardener Jan Hanson, the “BodySmart Gardening” workshop will focus on techniques to prevent injury while working in the yard.

     
  • First Fridays kicks off year of art in downtown Aurora Jan. 2 Dec 26, 2014 7:47 PM
    The new year brings 12 months of First Fridays to downtown Aurora. Don’t miss January’s kick-off of a full year of art, music, food, and fun on the first Friday of the month. Green Buddha Life Sustainability Center and Eco-Arts Gallery, 205 W. Galena Blvd., is open with artists showing in the gallery from 6 to 9 p.m. Featured artist is Carol Robinson with artwork inspired by photography and nature.

     
  • A look back at those we lost this year in Fox Valley this year Dec 26, 2014 10:16 AM
    A look back at some of the notable deaths of 2014 in the Fox Valley.

     
  • Nominate directors for Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District Dec 26, 2014 8:14 PM
    Nominations are now being accepted for the two-year term of the office of director of the Kane-DuPage Soil and Water Conservation District. To be considered for nomination as a candidate for the office of director, nominees must provide proof of residency or ownership of land located within the boundaries of the district.

     
  • Mooseheart’s Santa gets as much out of Christmas as the kids Dec 24, 2014 7:01 AM
    Bob Miller has portrayed Santa Claus at Mooseheart with a huge team of St. Charles East students as his elves. He also has been Santa with a group of Haines Middle School students as his gift-bearing assistants. Though retired, his annual trips to Mooseheart continue, and on Dec. 19, he donned the red suit and white beard and delivered gifts to Mooseheart’s elementary-aged children for the 11th year.

     
  • Library board treasurer named 2014 Batavia Citizen of the Year Dec 24, 2014 7:30 AM
    Batavia Public Library District Board Treasurer J. Thomas Von Lunen has been named the 2014 Batavia Citizen of the Year.

     
  • Gift ideas for last-minute shoppers Dec 24, 2014 12:01 AM
    You could say it’s crunch time. It’s Christmas Eve, and you’ve got your work cut out for you if haven’t finished Christmas shopping yet. But you don’t need to panic. There still are plenty of items to buy, and plenty of hours to shop.

     
  • Mooseheart students to benefit from $100,000 grant, tech upgrades Dec 23, 2014 1:08 PM
    Dunham Fund Foundation awarded Mooseheart Child City and School a $100,000 grant to support the upgrade of the technology infrastructure both to Mooseheart School and residence homes on the Mooseheart campus.

     
  • Editor’s Choice: Tri-Cities holiday lights winner Dec 23, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Evensen home at 585 Carriage Drive in Batavia has won the Tri-Cities Editor’s Choice Award in this year’s holiday lights contest.

     
  • A look at one woman’s collection of more than 500 Santas Dec 23, 2014 12:01 AM
    Linda Schielke’s parents loved Christmas. It’s no surprise that she loves the holiday as well. Schielke, wife of Batavia mayor Jeff Schielke, expresses her love of the season through her extensive collection of Santas, which now numbers more than 500.

     
  • He carves Dala horses; his daughter paints them Dec 23, 2014 6:01 AM
    He does the carving, and she does the painting. That's how Swedish Dala horses are created by father-daughter team Jason and Julia Lekander of Batavia. The horses are popular in Scandinavian decor, particularly around the holidays.

     
  • Gift Wrapping for Patients is Serious Business at Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System Dec 23, 2014 8:01 AM
    Gift Wrapping for Patients is Serious Business at Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

     
  • Elk Grove Theatre Presents “The Shining” January 13 Dec 23, 2014 7:59 AM
    Elk Grove Theatre Presents “The Shining” January 13

     
  • Rev. Beckmann uncovers new fun facts about Christmas Dec 20, 2014 6:42 PM
    Rev. William Beckmann of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Batavia shares his interest in the Christmas season with the Tri-Cities Exchange Club. He's been doing so for 30 years.

     
  • Fox Valley Aero Club donates to Salvation Army Toys for Tots Dec 22, 2014 5:53 PM
    The Fox Valley Aero Club continued their annual tradition of donating to the Salvation Army “Toys for Tots” during this holiday season. John “JT” Turner has chaired this campaign for the past several years to help families in the Tri-Cities.

     
  • Join Fox Valley Orchestra, Chorus for ‘Messiah’ Dec. 21 in Batavia Dec 19, 2014 10:42 AM
    The Fox Valley Orchestra and Chorus invite you, the audience, to join in a performance of Handel’s beloved “Messiah.” This sing-long program is where the audience joins in on the famous Messiah chorales, including the Hallelujah Chorus. You may bring your own score to use, or you can purchase one at the event.

     
  • Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity winner in car raffle Dec 19, 2014 10:47 AM
    St. Charles car dealer has the holiday spirit. Fox Valley Buick/GMC, 1421 Main St., St. Charles, will give away a new $23,000 car Saturday, Dec. 13, to help Fox Valley Habitat for Humanity of Montgomery provide affordable housing.

     
  • Tri-Cities police reports Dec 19, 2014 5:02 PM
    Melissa L. Odle, 35, of Geneva, was charged with retail theft at 9:39 a.m. Monday at Kohl’s, 251 N. Randall Road, according to a police report.

     
  • Paws In Time’s beginner class for puppies and their owners starts Jan. 5 Dec 22, 2014 6:39 PM
    Paws in Time, at Harvey Road and Treasure Drive in Oswego, will offer its first group training class starting Monday, Jan. 5, for puppies/beginners and their owners.

     
  • Batavia candidate who filed in two races has choice to make Dec 17, 2014 4:33 PM
    Ron Rechenmacher of Batavia is seeking election to the Batavia City Council and the Batavia school board. Sort of. He doesn't want to serve both, and likely couldn't, but he filed for both offices to ensure competition for the seats, he said Tuesday.

     
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