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Sixth Annual Super Shuffle 5k Feb. 7

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GENEVA—Join the Geneva Park District for its sixth annual Super Shuffle 5k, on Sunday, Feb. 7, at Geneva Middle School South, 1415 Viking Drive, Geneva. Check-in and on-site registration will be held from 9 to 9:45 a.m. The race begins at 10 a.m. Immediately following the race, gear up for the game at the Stephen…

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Volunteers needed for Fox Valley Hands of Hope

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GENEVA—Fox Valley Hands of Hope (FVHH), a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those with life-threatening illnesses and the bereaved, is in need of volunteers for its Adult and Children Bereavement Programs, as well as bilingual volunteers. Volunteers provide emotional support, offer respectful caring and non-judgmental listening while providing a healing presence to clients and…

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Sugar Grove blood drive Jan 21

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SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Fire Department & Sugar Grove Firefighters Auxiliary will sponsor a blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 21, 3 to 7:30 p.m. at the Fire Station, 25 S. Municipal Drive, Sugar Grove. To schedule an appointment to donate, sign up at www.heartlandbc.org or call Alyssa Warner at (630) 989-5268. Appointments are preferred, but…

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Woman’s RAD class begins Jan. 9

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MAPLE PARK—The DeKalb police department will present a female Rape Aggressive Defense (RAD) class, on Jan. 9, 16 and 23, at Kaneland High School in Maple Park, from 8 a.m. to noon. Females 12 years old and older are invited to learn how to protect yourself, and learn safety information that will last for a…

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Drunk driving ruins the holidays

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Drunk driving fatalities remain consistent; police aim to save lives CHICAGO—The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and 170 police and sheriff’s departments today kicked off an all-out effort to keep drunk drivers off Illinois roads this holiday season. The end-of-year campaign comes as new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics…

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Kane County Animal Control offers pet safety tips

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KANE COUNTY—Christmas and New Year’s and all the days in between can be a stressful time for your furry friends, especially if most of the festivities are at your home. Kane County Animal Control is offering a countdown of eight safety tips to make your pet’s holiday season merry and bright. They’ll add one tip…

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Safety first

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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance offers fire and burn safety tips for holiday season MOUNT PROSPECT, ILL.—As Illinois residents prepare their homes for the holiday season, the non-profit Illinois Fire Safety Alliance (IFSA) advises them to be aware of and avoid potential fire and burn hazards. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that Thanksgiving is…

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Five tips to keep your sweet tooth healthy this holiday season

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NAPERVILLE, Ill.—The holidays are a time for friends and family, but also for indulging in those inevitable seasonal sweets. Enjoying goodies is all part of the holiday fun, and Delta Dental of Illinois is offering some snacking tips so you don’t end up at the dentist with cavities after the New Year. “While not going…

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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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