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Look Sharp

Sugar Grove resident inducted into Centralia High School Hall of Fame SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove resident Luke Sharp still laces up his high-tops on Thursday nights to play in the Park District’s 32-and-over basketball league. He also coaches his son Nathan in the Lil’ Dribblers league. Sharp couldn’t imagine life away from a game that has… Keep Reading

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Close knit

Sugar Grove Stitchers knitting group going strong since fall 2015 inception SUGAR GROVE—The knitting group Sugar Stitchers has been going strong ever since it was created last fall at the Sugar Grove Public Library. The group meets in the library’s Quiet Reading Room. Technical Services Manager Mary Clapp leads the group. “It’s just community members… Keep Reading

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Stop the insanity

Public speaker Bean gives ‘Social Media, Kids and the Law’ presentation at Sugar Grove Public Library SUGAR GROVE—Jeff Bean’s message while speaking to attendees on Sunday at the Sugar Grove Public Library was loud and clear. Bean, the founder of Act on Bullying and a longtime police officer, made a special appearance at the library… Keep Reading

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On your mark, get set, race!

Sugar Grove Cub Scout Pack 341 hosts annual Pinewood Derby SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove Cub Scout Pack 341 held its annual Pinewood Derby at the Sugar Grove Community House on Saturday, with a total of 30 cars entered into the event. The Pinewood Derby is organized by Den Leaders and parent volunteers. Pack 341 has a… Keep Reading

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Walking off into the sunset

Sugar Grove Police sergeant Barna to retire SUGAR GROVE—Tom Barna doesn’t know what he’ll do now. What he does know, however, is that he’s done being a police officer. The Sugar Grove Police sergeant is retiring after 21 years of service with the Sugar Grove Police Department. Previously, Barna spent 17 years working for the… Keep Reading

Anniversaries/Sugar Grove

Kinneys celebrate 67th anniversary

SUGAR GROVE—Kahl and Lorraine (nee Collins) Kinney celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on Sunday at the Fireside Grille in Sugar Grove. The couple married on Jan. 29, 1949, in St. Charles. Kahl first saw his future bride while working on a farm. Kahl and Lorraine farmed together until March 1987, when they moved to Sugar… Keep Reading

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Global delight

Sugar Grove Public Library to host ‘Chocolates from Around the World’ event SUGAR GROVE—Do you enjoy eating chocolate? Would you like to learn to whip up some delicious chocolate desserts? If you answered yes to either or both questions, get ready for a treat. The Sugar Grove Public Library will host a “Chocolates from around… Keep Reading

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An open invitation

Sugar Grove Senior Living to host open house Feb. 6 SUGAR GROVE—Sugar Grove residents next month can see for themselves what it would be like to live at Sugar Grove Senior Living. The Senior Living center will host an open house on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The three-story facility features… Keep Reading

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Photos: For and about women

The recently created Sugar Grove Chamber Women’s League met on Friday to organize dates, times and activities for 2016. Ladies in the newly formed Sugar Grove Chamber Women’s League (above) discuss a variety of business at Java Plus in the Sugar Grove Public Library on Friday morning. Members of the newly created Women’s League (below)… Keep Reading

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Photos: Woodland Weekend

On Saturday morning, Habitat Restoration volunteers at Bliss Woods Forest Preserve met to restore native species in the preserve. They were engaged in removing the non-native honeysuckle which is taking the space, nutrients and sunlight from native wildflowers and other native plants. Bliss Woods is a high-quality woodland owned by the Forest Preserve District of… Keep Reading

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Photos: Mad Hatter

On Saturday, Jan. 23, the Sugar Grove Library held a Mat Hatter Tea Party. Children celebrated their Unbirthdays with tea, lemonade, cupcakes and cheese and crackers. In addition to the snacks there were crafts, and games, including Pin the Grin on the Cheshire Cat, Build A House of Cards and a Three Legged Race. Afterwards,… Keep Reading

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Fermilab’s Family Open House Jan. 31

BATAVIA—Fermilab’s Family Open House is more than just an annual tradition, it’s a chance for the whole family to spend an afternoon learning about science in a hands-on way and have fun doing it. The open house is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 31. This year’s event will include activities for… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee events will preview career, technical programs

SUGAR GROVE—For those wanting to learn about and pursue a new career path, Waubonsee Community College hosts its Career and Technical Education (CTE) Essentials sessions. These sessions run from 4 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays throughout the year and feature facility tours, faculty talks, and information focused on program admission requirements and career prospects. Sessions… Keep Reading

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Below stairs, above expectations

Photos: Sunday at the Sugar Grove Public Library during “A Downton Abbey Afternoon,” historian and actress Leslie Goddard portrayed Margaret Powell, a kitchen maid and cook who worked in several English homes in the 1920s. Margaret Powell wrote “Below Stairs,” which was the inspiration for the TV show “Downton Abbey,” as well as “Upstairs, Downstairs.”… Keep Reading

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Waubonsee Community College purchases student art

SUGAR GROVE—Waubonsee Community College recently continued its tradition of purchasing student art work to display permanently throughout the college’s four campuses. Since the fall of 2006, Waubonsee has actively collected student art, which is displayed throughout all campuses. The Art Purchase Committee, compromised of full-time art faculty, selects which art pieces to purchase. For the… Keep Reading

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Sugar Grove’s dunkin’

Dunkin’ Donuts location slated to open on Route 47 SUGAR GROVE—For years, The Hari Group has serviced and built upon the Chicagoland area. To date, The Hari Group currently owns and operates 25 Dunkin’ Donuts, several Jersey Mike’s Subs, The Tilted Kilt in Woodridge, Ill., and two Tide Dry Cleaners. The Hari Group’s latest plans… Keep Reading

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Getting to know you

Sugar Grove Public Library hosts interview skills workshop SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library on Wednesday hosted an interviewing skills workshop for those looking to hone their interview techniques and get the jobs they seek. The workshop took place in the library’s Meeting Room B. Independent contractor Bob Schlacks served as presenter during the event,… Keep Reading

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Lending a paw

Sugar Grove resident receives seeing-eye dog SUGAR GROVE—Baseball radio announcers see the game for their listeners. Harwell, a 20-month-old, red fox Yellow Labrador retriever, sees for Sugar Grove resident Jim Janisch. If a dog ever had the perfect name, it’s got to be Harwell. He’s named after the late, longtime announcer of the Detroit Tigers,… Keep Reading

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Minardi Chiropractic Center building demolished following property purchase SUGAR GROVE—Those who have recently driven on Route 47 in Sugar Grove may have noticed that something’s gone missing. The Minardi Chiropractic Center building, located at 125 S. Route 47, was recently leveled. Dr. Joseph Minardi, who has resided in Yorkville for more than 20 years, is… Keep Reading

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