All posts by Paula Coughlan

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  • LillyCakes: No silverware needed

    MAPLE PARK—In the spring of 2010, Kelly Sieben’s sister was teaching a class on homemade baked goods in Wisconsin when one of her students brought in small cakes on a stick to share with the ladies in...

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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  • Maple Park Lions milestone

    MAPLE PARK—In 1960, the DeKalb Lions Club sponsored the chartering of the Maple Park Lions Club. Meeting at the Blue Moon Restaurant in Elgin, Ill., that April, the new chapter elected its officers including a Tail Twister...

    • Posted July 23, 2010
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  • Interest in elderly leads to appointment

    MAPLE PARK—Jennifer Franck of Maple Park loves the elderly, having worked in nursing-homes and rehabilitation facilities.

    • Posted July 17, 2010
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  • Day in the Park, fireworks are back

    ELBURN—Because of public support, the Elburn Chamber of Commerce can once again host its fireworks and Day in the Park at Lions Park, with this summer’s event taking place Sunday, July 11.

    • Posted July 10, 2010
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  • ‘The Music Man’

    KANELAND—Kaneland will turn into River City when the Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival presents “The Music Man.”

    • Posted July 9, 2010
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  • Summer doldrums cure

    ELBURN—Are your children already saying they’re bored this summer? Relief is in sight at the Keslinger Road Day Camp.

    • Posted July 2, 2010
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  • Coffee, confection, connection

    ELBURN—The Mad Hatter Cafe’s grand opening on Sunday offered children a chance to decorate their own cupcakes, which drew many families to the event at Party Animals, 118 N. Main St., Elburn.

    • Posted July 2, 2010
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  • Piacere! at Acquaviva

    MAPLE PARK—Piacere is an Italian greeting that asks you to enjoy yourself and also is the name of one of the wines at the Acquaviva Winery in Maple Park, owned by the Vito Brandonicios family.

    • Posted June 25, 2010
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  • Serving up variety

    SUGAR GROVE—If you’re in a hurry to see what the Farmers Market in Sugar Grove offers, it’s all right to skip breakfast. A new booth at the market serves that first meal of the day.

    • Posted June 25, 2010
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  • Young artists’ creations are showcased

    ELBURN/SG—Six-year-old Adam Wold showed an artistic side early on, said his mother, Jenny Wold of Elburn.

    • Posted June 18, 2010
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  • Resident will launch teen reading, writing groups

    UGAR GROVE—Kaelynn Wilson-Bennett of Sugar Grove always has loved reading and writing, and in college founded a literary magazine. Now she wants to provide a place where other young writers can compose and share their works, and...

    • Posted June 13, 2010
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  • John Deere store honors 30-year employee

    ELBURN—Over a piece of Steve Bagg’s anniversary cake, decorated with trees, farmland, and of course, miniature tractors, the 30-year John Deere employee recounted how he, as a kid, was very interested in football and baseball, until he...

    • Posted June 12, 2010
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  • Students help wipe out pantry’s need for non-food items

    SUGAR GROVE—Five students from John Shields Elementary School, along with Kaneland social worker Nicole Pryor, recently collected lots of needed articles for the Between Friends Food Pantry, but none of the items were edible.

    • Posted June 4, 2010
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  • Elburn Chamber optimistic about fireworks’ return

    ELBURN—Elburn Chamber of Commerce may be able to host its popular Day in the Park and fireworks again this summer, an event that was cancelled last year.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • iStatement project starts students on career paths

    KANELAND—By exploring career fields while still in high school, students have a chance to see if those paths are the ones they really want to take before heading to college or other training.

    • Posted May 28, 2010
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  • Students say moms are best in town

    SUGAR GROVE—Three local mothers received a special honor just before Mother’s Day, winning the Best Moms in Town contest.

    • Posted May 21, 2010
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  • Piglets on parade

    ELBURN—The National Bank and Trust Co. in Elburn has adopted out piglets to area businesses for decoration and community fundraising.

    • Posted May 14, 2010
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  • Going abroad

    43 KHS students hone language skills while seeing Europe

    • Posted May 7, 2010
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