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Blaze of glory

Therapeutic riding students to be featured in horse show at Blazing Prairie Stars barn MAPLE PARK—When Blazing Prairie Stars (BPS) phased out its hippotherapy practice at its barn in Maple Park, BPS manager and horse trainer Sharon Weimer said she couldn’t give it up. “It’s such a passion of mine,” Weimer said. “I’ve seen so… Keep Reading


Shout Out! for Education

KANELAND—The Kaneland Arts Initiative (KAI) will open its 2015-16 season with Shout Out! for Education, a series of live readings written and read by individuals sharing their educational experiences. The event will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, at 3 p.m. in the Kaneland High School auditorium. The Shout Out! for Education performance celebrates all things… Keep Reading


Photos: McDole walks to school

Kaneland McDole Elementary School students took part in International Walk to School Day 2015 on Oct. 7.Students who regularly ride the bus were let off at Simpson and Gordon streets, where they were greeted by teachers and staff on foot. That group then met the regular walkers near the playground, and they all walked to… Keep Reading


KAI announces ‘Mary Poppins’ 2016 summer production

KANELAND—It’s official: “Mary Poppins” will take the Kaneland stage next summer. Bringing the classic-book-turned-timeless movie and beautifully artistic staged musical to life, Kaneland Arts Initiative will present “Mary Poppins” as the 2016 Summer Theatre Production, July 15-17 and July 22-24, at the Kaneland High School auditorium. Directed by the team of Diane McFarlin and Peter… Keep Reading

Janet Lagerloef

Grazie, Chef Roberto

by Janet Lagerloef Owner, The Catering Gourmets Sugar Grove As I write this, my husband Jerry and I are staying with three other couples in the quaint village of Barbarano in northern Italy. The farmers harvest grapes here like we harvest corn and beans in the U.S. Olive groves stretch for miles, and believe it… Keep Reading


INSPRA recognizes Kaneland Arts Initiative Special Purpose Publication

OAKBROOK, ILL.—On Sept. 18, school communications professionals from throughout Illinois were honored during the Illinois Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association’s (INSPRA) annual Communications Contest and Golden Achievement Awards luncheon at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Oakbrook, Ill. More than 115 entries were submitted in the categories of Annual Reports, Audio-Video, Calendars/Handbooks, Electronic Publications,… Keep Reading

Events/Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Harter Middle School Fun Run/Walk Oct. 18

SUGAR GROVE—The second annual Kaneland Harter Middle School Fun Run/Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 18, at 1 p.m. Registration will begin at 11:30 a.m. The untimed course is roughly two miles in length. Participants will be doused in different powdered colors at many points along the route. At the finish, a Festival of Kolor… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

All about toxicity

Sugar Grove Public Library to host ‘Toxic Friends Workshop’ Oct. 8 SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library next week will host a program that deals with toxic friendships. The program, “Toxic Friendship Workshop,” will take place Thursday, Oct. 8, at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Suzanne Degges-White and Judy Pochel Van Tieghem are the authors of the… Keep Reading


Isberg to receive Life Safety Award

WOODRIDGE, ILL.—Retired Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Fire Marshal Alan Isberg will received a Life Safety Award on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the 75th annual Fire Prevention Week Luncheon, hosted by the non-profit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. Expecting over 500 members of the Illinois fire service in attendance, the event highlights and honors those… Keep Reading

Health & Wellness/Regional

October is Farm to School Month

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… Keep Reading

Laura Gampfer KBK first day of school 8-19-15-10

A little incentive

School District hopes to attract new bus drivers with sign-on bonus KANELAND—The Kaneland School District hopes to solve its bus driver shortage by offering a $1,000 signing bonus to potential recruits. With four daily routes that do not have a driver, the district has been regularly using four of its seven permanent substitutes to cover… Keep Reading


Hot wheels

Elburn Lions Club to host 22nd annual All Wheel Show Oct. 3 ELBURN—Jeff Miller personally knows the impact the Elburn Lions Club can have on an individual’s life. In fact, the generosity of the Elburn Lions Club is what motivated Miller to join nearly nine years ago. “Personally, to me, the reason why I got… Keep Reading


Animal house

Open house to provide glimpse into Fox Valley Wildlife Center Oct. 4 ELBURN—Have you ever wondered what types of animals Fox Valley Wildlife Center takes in? Or what the facility looks like on the inside and how they rehabilitate all those wild animals back to health? You can find out at FVWC’s free annual open… Keep Reading

Events/Kaneland/Sugar Grove

Choose your adventure

Waubonsee Community College to host College Night event Oct. 5 SUGAR GROVE—Choosing a college can be stressful and difficult, mainly because it’s one of the biggest decisions young adults will make in their lives. Should you go to a big state university or a small private college? Do you stay closer to home or do… Keep Reading

Events/Sugar Grove

Reading the tea leaves

Sugar Grove Library’s Java Plus now offers extensive variety of teas SUGAR GROVE—Java Plus, located within the Sugar Grove Public Library, recently began offering an extensive list of available teas, thanks to the addition of Scott Saanguann to its team. “I hired Scott about two months ago. He’s owned tea shops in China for the… Keep Reading

Sugar Grove

Let there be lights

McCannon raising funds to decorate, light up 60-foot-tall evergreen tree in Sugar Grove SUGAR GROVE—Longtime Sugar Grove resident Karen McCannon and her garden club 45 years ago planted the evergreen tree near the Sugar Grove welcome sign at Route 47 and Cross Street. So when the village stopped decorating it with lights for Christmas last… Keep Reading


Fight for your right

Kaneland High School to host Rape Aggression Defense classes MAPLE PARK—A group of women’s self-defense classes, offered at Kaneland High School this October, will help local participants learn how to protect themselves against rape attempts and attacks. The Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D.) system teaches women how to develop and enhance the options of self-defense so… Keep Reading


Live from Elburn

Eddie Gaedel brings live music to Elburn ELBURN—Good food, check. Ice cold adult beverages, check. Bears, Cubs, Sox, Blackhawks on the big screens, check. Live music? Yes, check that box, too. Eddie Gaedel Pub and Grill, 117 N. Main St., has added live music that runs the gamut from country to alternative and everything else… Keep Reading

Faith/Sugar Grove

Photos: Sunday Funday at SKD

St. Katharine Drexel held its annual parish picnic on the grounds of the Dugan Road Church on Sunday. Approximately 200 parishioners were in attendance. There was a variety of activities, including a cake walk, bags, paint your own pumpkin, and an array of foods and desserts. Keep Reading

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