Halo Keepers volunteers make wigs of soft yarn for children battling cancer at Nemours Children’s Hospital. More »
Providing affordable art lessons and promoting interaction, collaboration and exhibition opportunities for community members, the Art League has made a positive difference in many lives. More »
Fifth grader Morgan Gavazzi and her younger sister, second grader Lily, finished fifth in the world at the 2016-2017 Wonder League Robotics Competition. More »
More than 1700 runners participated in the third annual Cupcake Run 5k and 1 Mile Cake Walk fun run at the St. Johns Town Center. More »
DreamGirls follows the tumultuous rise of three Chicago friends, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, from backup singers to headliners in the 1960s and 1970s. More »
By Melissa Cooper
Instead of spending all morning in the kitchen this Mother’s Day, try this delicious “set it and forget it” pork roast and colorful salsa recipe. The quick and easy preparation will free up your day for more quality time with Mom!
By Debi Lander
Millions of tourists flock to Italy’s Rome, Venice, Florence and Milan — yet Turin, in northern Italy, stands underappreciated. The city is home to the famous Shroud and was once Italy’s first capital. More than 50 museums and monuments offer visitors intriguing options.
By Lesley Arrandale
So – we had a last minute cold snap, just a few days before our last projected frost date. I hope you all didn’t lose any precious new (or old) plants. Luckily we had a good downpour beforehand, which invigorated our plants. Unfortunately, as of mid-April, we are still low on rainfall, although for the next few months we can expect precipitation to be average (https://tinyurl.com/lnxujms). Of course, this is our dry season. In addition, we are looking at a 40 percent chance of higher than normal temperatures for the next few months (https://tinyurl.com/kuq67z4).
By David Lifka
Getting kids out the door over summer vacation is often quite a chore. It seems many kids today prefer an artificial environment in an artificial world. While today’s devices are capable of providing hours of entertainment and stimulation, these same devices also seem to be denying today’s children the pleasures of an outdoor world that awaits them.
By Martie Thompson
“DreamGirls,” now being performed at Alhambra Theatre and Dining, is probably most familiar from the critically acclaimed 2006 film, but the iconic musical actually started life on Broadway in 1981. The show follows the tumultuous rise of three Chicago friends, Effie, Deena and Lorrell, from backup singers to headliners in the 1960s and 1970s. The musical, while not completely sung through, hardly keeps still, sparkling with energy and momentum from one song number to the next.