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HorsePower receives DeKalb County Community Foundation grant

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MAPLE PARK—HorsePower Therapeutic Riding in Maple Park recently received a $3,000 grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation in Sycamore. The grant is to be utilized for the purchase of an equine shelter. HorsePower Therapeutic Riding provides dynamic and healthy recreational experiences in which individuals with special needs are able to overcome challenges and learn…

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Know before you go

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Travel safety tips for your Thanksgiving holiday CHICAGO—Thanksgiving week is one typically filled with travel, a busy schedule and potentially bad weather. “Don’t let this hectic time of year sidetrack you from safety on the road,” FEMA Region V Administrator Andrew Velasquez III said. “Take some time now to talk to your family about how…

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Home fire danger peaks during holiday season

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Elburn-area restoration specialists cite statistics on escalated cooking, candle fire risk ELBURN—As the holiday season approaches and families gear up for decorating their homes and hosting large gatherings of friends and family, the fire and water restoration professionals at SERVPRO® in the Elburn area remind homeowners to take note of some sobering statistics about home…

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Milder winter likely in store for Kane County

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KANE COUNTY—Remember last year’s snow and cold? And the nightmare cold and snow of the previous year? NIU meteorology professor David Changnon has a seasonal forecast that might brighten the day of folks in Kane County, which has been slammed with two consecutive brutal winters. Just to jog your memory: last February’s average temperature of…

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What to do if you find a stray dog

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ILLINOIS—Pets are considered a part of the family for many pet owners. The unique personalities and characteristics our pets possess are irreplaceable, and it can be heartbreaking to lose their company. Stray dogs are a growing problem in the United States, and a majority of these strays are forced to wander the dangerous streets or…

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‘Handling the Holidays’ with Conley Outreach

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ELBURN—Preparing for the holidays after a death loss can be overwhelming. If you have lost a loved one and are dreading the upcoming holidays, join Conley Outreach Community Services for “Handling the Holidays,” on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 10 of the Elburn and Countryside Community Center, 525 N. Main…

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Scholarships available through Blazing Prairie Stars

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Natural Balance seeks volunteers ELBURN—Many of the participants in the Natural Balance Horse Show on Sunday, Oct. 11, were children who were able to show off their accomplishments because of scholarship opportunities offered through Blazing Prairie Stars. This year, Blazing Prairie Stars received significant scholarship donations from The Chicagoland Porsche Club and the Julie Berls…

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Running on empty

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Local residents compete in Chicago Marathon SUGAR GROVE—There were runners from all 50 states and from more than 100 countries that ran in the Chicago Marathon. Among them were 23 from the Elburn, Maple Park and Sugar Grove area. The area’s top male finisher was Elburn’s Raul Gonzalez, who finished in 3:27:52, while the best…

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Rule of thumb when it comes to recycling plastics

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KANE COUNTY—Plastic is an almost unavoidable part of daily life. So many things are made of plastic, and there are many different kinds of plastic. Not all of these plastic items are recyclable, in fact few are. It is best to avoid plastic packaging wherever possible. If a plastic container has a triangle with a…

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Prevention through education

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SGFPD celebrates National Fire Prevention Week via grade school visits intended to educate kids about fire safety, smoke alarms SUGAR GROVE—With National Fire Prevention Week upon us, the Sugar Grove Fire Protection District visited all the grade schools in Sugar Grove this week to educate students about smoke alarms and other fire safety measures. Fire…

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Better fire safety through learning

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Elburn, Maple Park fire departments seek to provide fire safety lessons that will last a lifetime by Violet Marquardt and Suzanne Flynn ELBURN/MAPLE PARK—Day after day, the men and women of the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District (ECFPD) work diligently together to protect as well as educate their citizens. With National Fire Prevention Week…

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October is Farm to School Month

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ILLINOIS—October is National Farm to School month. Farm to School refers to schools serving local, farm-fresh foods ranging from fruits and veggies to honey and meat. The more local foods served to kids, the better. One-third of U.S. children are obese or overweight, and only 2 percent of children get the recommended serving of fruits…

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Help is on the way

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Conley Outreach programs seek to help the grieving through free support groups ELBURN—“What’s wrong with me?” “Why am not able to focus on anything?” “Why do I feel so out of control?” “How am I going to go on without my spouse?” These are just some of the questions people who have experienced the loss…

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Understanding kidney disease in dogs, cats

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ILLINOIS—Have you ever watched your pet eat their meal and thought, “Wow, did they even taste it?” Though some pets require more energy than others, it is important to know your pet’s normal eating and drinking habits so you are more likely to detect any dietary abnormalities. Being familiar with your pet’s standard schedule of…

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Labor Day drunk driving crackdown begins

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ILLINOIS—Drunken driving, especially around holidays such as Labor Day, is one of the deadliest crimes faced in Illinois and the nation as a whole. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois State Police are committed to saving lives, and now the agencies announced the kickoff of the “ Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement…

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Immunizations provide benefits throughout a lifetime

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KANE COUNTY—August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM) and is used to bring awareness to the enormous impact vaccines have on improving the health of children in the United States. Vaccination is one of the best ways parents can protect infants, children, and teens from 16 potentially harmful diseases. Vaccine-preventable diseases can be very serious,…

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