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Events/Sugar Grove

Bliss Woods habitat restoration workday Aug. 22

SUGAR GROVE—A habitat restoration work day will take place Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to noon at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve, located on Bliss Road, just east of Route 47 in Sugar Grove. The work will entail pulling and/or cutting and stacking invasive plants. Interested people should bring gloves and wear long pants and sturdy… Keep Reading


Library friends host book sale Aug. 21-22

ELBURN—The Friends of the Town and Country Public Library will sponsor a book sale during Elburn Days at the library, 320 E. North St., Elburn. The sale will take place Friday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Saturday, Aug. 22, 9 a.m. to noon. Adult books are $1 for hard covers and trade… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

‘Pet-Tastic’ Giving Event at Sugar Grove Library

SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Library will host a “Pet-Tastic” Giving Event in an effort to raise pet supplies for the Between Friends Food Pantry located in Sugar Grove. Patrons may bring a pet supply item, such as cat or dog food, litter or other necessities, from now through Saturday, Aug. 29, and receive a ticket… Keep Reading


Community Congregational Church rummage sale Aug. 20-21

ELBURN—Elburn Community Congregational Church’s Elburn Days rummage sale will take place Thursday and Friday, Aug. 20-21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the church, 100 E. Shannon St., Elburn. Explore the vast array of clothes, toys, household goods and collectibles available inside the church. Food will be available for purchase. A flea market, Colonial ice… Keep Reading


Laying a foundation

Kaneland golf outing a fundraiser for school programs, events and equipment by Tony Scott KANELAND—Kaneland teachers and students will get an extra boost for programs, events, equipment and other needs thanks to the Kaneland Foundation’s annual golf outing, set for next month. The 22nd annual outing will take place Thursday, Sept. 17, at Bliss Creek… Keep Reading


Shoot for the moon

Elburn Boy Scout Troop 7 hopes to reach fundraising goal with pancake breakfast ELBURN—Since its inception in 1924, Boy Scout Troop 7 of Elburn has vigilantly worked to teach boys of various ages skills they can use throughout life. From slipknots to friendships, Troop 7 has it covered. “(You) learn a lot in Scouts,” said… Keep Reading


Elburn Lions food drive during Elburn Days

ELBURN—The Elburn Lions will host a food drive during this year’s Elburn Days Parade, Friday, Aug. 21. Lions Club members will walk the parade route, collecting monetary donations. After the parade, in lieu of parking donations, canned good and non-perishable items will be accepted. Drop boxes will also be available on the grounds throughout the… Keep Reading

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Events/Maple Park

Getting in gear

HorsePower seeks additional man (and woman) power MAPLE PARK—While the kids are turning to a new chapter with a new grade in school, now might also be a good time to find a new volunteer opportunity. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park offers volunteer positions, with volunteer orientation scheduled for 6 to 8:30 p.m. on… Keep Reading

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Events/Maple Park

HorsePower Therapeutic Riding volunteer orientation Aug. 20

MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park will host a volunteer orientation on Thursday, Aug. 20, for individuals interested in joining their growing organization. All volunteers must be 14 years of age or older. Program (hands-on) volunteers must have two years of experience with horses and be comfortable catching, grooming, tacking and handling horses. Program… Keep Reading

Events/Maple Park

Fun Fest committee seeks vendors

MAPLE PARK—Need one more craft show to fill out the summer schedule? How about a way to get your business name in front of more people? Maple Park Fun Fest Chairman Cathy Lay suggests a booth at the festival, which will take place Labor Day weekend. The craft and vendor shows runs for two days,… Keep Reading


Friends, new acquaintances, conversation at monthly senior gathering

BLACKBERRY TWP—The conversation was lively at the August Blackberry Township senior get-together last Wednesday. Although several illnesses and vacations resulted in lower attendance, those who came enjoyed the time just to talk. “This is just as much fun as playing games,” Elburn resident Linda Bunce said. “That’s what nice about it (the get-togethers). It’s very… Keep Reading


Kaneville Lunch Bunch Aug. 19

KANEVILLE—The next Kaneville Lunch Bunch meeting will take place Wednesday, Aug. 19, in the Village Room at the Kaneville Community Center, Harter and Main Street roads, Kaneville. The menu will include a pot roast sandwich, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, a brownie and beverage. The cost of the meal is $7. For reservations, call… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting Aug. 17

SUGAR GROVE—The next Sugar Grove Historical Society meeting will take place Monday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Bliss House, 259 Main St., Sugar Grove. The meeting’s featured program will be “Back Ground Resources” by Kelly Bodnar, and will discuss how to find info about anything. The program was intended to take place during the… Keep Reading


Come sail away

Cardboard boat race to take place Saturday in Aurora AURORA—The 13th annual “What Floats Your Cardboard Boat” race will take place Saturday, Aug. 15, at Mastodon Lake at Phillips Park in Aurora. According to Fox Valley United Way (FVUW) Director of Administration Deborah Collins, the boat race event is not a fundraiser, but rather a… Keep Reading

Events/Kane County Cougars

Cougars to host Back to the Future night Aug. 14

DeLorean, fireworks show planned GENEVA—The Kane County Cougars will be celebrating Back to the Future Night on Friday, Aug. 14. As part of the 6:30 p.m. game that evening, fans can join the Cougars in helping celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original movie. Fans can purchase tickets at (630) 232-8811 or online at… Keep Reading

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2015 Obituaries

Elizabeth ‘Bette’ M. Wilson

Elizabeth “Bette” M. Wilson, 106, of Yorkville, passed away on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at Hillside Rehabilitation and Care Center. She was born May 17, 1909, in Sugar Grove, the daughter of the late Ruel H. and Hazel (Graham) Mighell. Elizabeth attended and graduated from Sugar Grove schools with the Class of 1927. She was… Keep Reading


Books for days

Annual book sale corresponds with Elburn Days ELBURN—You probably won’t find a used copy of Harper Lee’s first-published book, “To Kill a Mockingbird” at the Elburn Days Town and Country Library used book sale, but with more than 8,000 books to choose from, you’ll probably go home with a few hidden treasures. The Library Friends… Keep Reading

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