All posts by John DiDonna

  • Photo gallery: St. Gall honors the departed

    St. Gall Parish held a special Veterans Mass at St. Gall Cemetery on Sunday. The mass was offered in remembrance of those deceased (a number of whom are buried in the parish cemetery).

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Movies under the stars

    Cousins Jordyn Withey (left) and Morgan Withey enjoy a Bugs Bunny cartoon before the start of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice on Friday evening.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Journey back in time

    Sir James Bamford and Sir William Lancaster taught the audience all about the middle ages and the history of the Crusades at the Sugar Grove Public Library on Saturday.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Nothing gets these vets down

    Army veteran Bob Arciola, assisted by Barb Arciola, uses a special electronic breathing devise to pull the trigger when shooting trap.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • A look at aviation history

    Air Classics Museum of Aviation, located at the Aurora Municipal Airport in Sugar Grove, held an open house on Saturday.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • A great day to be in Elburn

    Enjoying the beautiful weather at Hughes Creek are Gordon Dierschow (left) of Express Evaluations and Art Sanchez from A Enterprises.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • It’s Zumba

    Vicky Porter-Spratt from Yorkville is a licensed Zumba fitness instructor. She leads a class every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Elburn and Countryside Community Center.

    • Posted June 24, 2011
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  • Stay safe during storms

    Brad Hruza of Elburn shows a picture of a storm in Elburn last October during a presentation at the Sugar Grove Library on Saturday.

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • Hall of Fame at KHS

    Sophomore Danielle McCormack receives her award from Principal Fantozzi during the 2011 Academic Achievement and Hall of Fame Awards on May 2 at the high school auditorium.

    • Posted May 13, 2011
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  • The wonderful Wizard of Oz

    The Wicked Witch of the West, played by Emily Grams, confronts Glinda (Kyra Trynoski) and Dorothy (Rachel Miller) in Kaneland Harter Middle School's production of “The Wizard of Oz” last Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Middle...

    • Posted May 12, 2011
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  • Knights of honor

    Kaneland National Honor Society inductee Anna Novotny gives a speech during the Knights of Honor ceremony on Monday evening at the KHS auditorium.

    • Posted April 22, 2011
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  • Maple Park Easter Egg Hunt

    The Maple Park Library hosted its annual Egg Hunt at noon on Saturday. Kids from 3 and up got to grab plastic eggs containing prizes.

    • Posted April 14, 2011
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  • Kops and Kids

    Chief Mike Acosta of the Maple Park Police Department greets the kids who have gathered to watch Bambi at the Maple Park Civic Center on Tuesday.

    • Posted April 1, 2011
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  • ‘My Life with James Bond’

    Raymond Benson, the fourth official James Bond novelist, presented a lecture, "My Life with James Bond," on Tuesday evening in the Academic and Professional Center at Waubonsee Community College.

    • Posted March 25, 2011
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  • Making ‘em laugh at McDole

    The Kaneland McDole Elementary School talent show takes place tonight at 6:30 p.m.

    • Posted March 18, 2011
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  • ‘Knights of Destiny’

    Student Conductor Aaron Steenwyk leads the the 8th Grade Concert Band to the tune of "Overture Galactica" during the Kaneland Harter Middle School Band concert on Tuesday, March 8.

    • Posted March 11, 2011
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  • And they’re off

    5th-grade teacher David Argabright trains with members of the Runners Club at John Stewart Elementary school on Tuesday. The runners are training for the 7th Annual Dewey Dash on Sunday, April 10.

    • Posted March 10, 2011
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  • Food is Fun!

    Pastry Chef Rose Deneen of Food is Fun! has been creating pastries for over 20 years. On Saturday, she came to the Sugar Grove Public Library to demonstrate the preparation of chocolate treats for Valentine's Day.

    • Posted February 18, 2011
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  • Some local ‘Folk’

    The Kaneland Community Fine Arts Festival presented Lee Murdock's Annual Hometown Concert at the KHS auditorium on Saturday.

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Wizards on the court

    David "DP" Paul (left) and Eric "Broadway" Jones of the Harlem Wizards basketball team show some fancy moves to fifth-grader Clayton Slamans and the rest of the students at Kaneland John Shields Elementary School.

    • Posted November 19, 2010
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