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Kickin’ it: Dundee club to hold footgolf event

Been wanting to give footgolf a try? Now you have an opportunity, thanks to the Dundee Township Park District. An introductory event to kick off the season for the hybrid sport that combines soccer and golf will be held Saturday, May 31, at the Bonnie …

A woman’s place is in the maul

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It’s easy for a woman to make friends while in high school and college. They share the same classrooms, cheer for the same teams and support each other through it all. Once those years are behind you, it’s hard to find friendships like that again. …

IN OUR TOWNS

Dundee Library: E-Book Day Learn how to download e-books to a device during this special drop-in event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 19,at the Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave. (Route 68) in East Dundee. Patrons can explore using the library’s e-book …

Rookie robotics team from Yorkville takes programming award

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ELGIN — Twenty-five teams of middle-school students from DuPage, Kane and Kendall counties displayed their technical, creative and teamwork skills March 22 during the 4-H Robotics Box Bot Showcase. Throughout the afternoon, 4-H’ers showcased their Lego Mindstorm robots in creativity, table performance and technical categories. …

Master Gardeners: Reasons to mulch plentiful

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Spring is the prime time to be out in the yard spreading mulch in garden beds and around trees. If you are considering this for your home for the first time or even if you have spread mulch in the past, it’s helpful to have …

No pause in summer reading efforts

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ELGIN — Just 40 days of school are left in Elgin District U46, Superintendent Jose Torres pointed out Thursday. The group he was talking to is probably as excited about summer as the district’s students are. That group was the educators, librarians, community volunteer and …

Days Gone By

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What was happening in Elgin during the month of April 100, 75, 50, 25 and 10 years ago? April 1914 A bitterly fought referendum resulted in the prohibition of liquor in Elgin Township. The drys outvoted the wets 6,524 to 5,868. The Brethren Publishing Co. …

Garden Party kicks off fundraising season

BATAVIA — The Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice knows how to put together a basket. In the 17 years that volunteers with the organization have been putting on their Garden Party luncheon fundraiser, those “baskets” have gone from gift certificates and small gifts in a wicker …

Westfield Fox Valley mall Easter fun

Westfield Fox Valley mall, 195 Fox Valley Center, Aurora, will host a weekend of spring fun from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Macy’s court. Activities will include musical performances, crafts, a petting zoo, and of course, the Easter Bunny, who will …

Comedian Mitch Fatel on sex, swinging and why he’s not sad to see David Letterman retire

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“If you are married and you are not having better sex, you are doing something wrong,” says comedian Mitch Fatel.

Fatel spent decades talking about his sexual adventure, and the pursuit of them—until he got married. Now, married to a bisexual free spirit, Fatel is …

A woman’s place is in the Maul

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It’s easy for a woman to make friends while in high school and college. They share the same classrooms, cheer for the same teams and support each other through it all. Once those years are behind you, it’s hard to find friendships like that again. …

Filipino art on display in Bartlett

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BARTLETT — Arts in Bartlett presents a Village Gallery art exhibit, “Quotidian: Memories from the Past” by Racquel Gabuya of South Elgin, through April at the Bartlett Village Hall 2nd Floor Gallery, 228 Main St. While growing up Cebu City, Philippines, Gabuya’s early choice of …

ECC students again are posting poetry on a wall

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ELGIN — Elgin Community College’s wall of poetry is back. In 1989 an Oregon poet named William Stafford paid a three-day visit to ECC’s Writers Center. And when he left, Writers Center Director Rachael Stewart says, he left behind a suggestion to dedicate one wall …

Elgin hospice program set for coping with loss

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Herbie’s Friends, a program to help grieving families cope with loss, grief and death, is being offered by Fox Valley Volunteer Hospice.

The program begins on April 30 and meets Wednesdays through May 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Holy Trinity Church, 357 Division …

Race work: Being behind wheel and under hood suits Carpentersville man

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CARPENTERSVILLE — Dennis Erb isn’t a desk job type of guy. Instead, the born-and-raised Carpentersville resident spends most of his time either behind the wheel of a race car or in the garage working on a car. Erb, 41, has been a professional race car …

Elgin Symphony conductor wins applause on the West Coast, too

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ELGIN — When the Elgin Symphony Orchestra board and musicians had to select a new music director last year, they selected Andrew Grams from among a dozen finalists. And Grams won additional endorsement on a recent visit to the West Coast, too. Like the ESO …