All posts by Lynn Meredith

  • Hot rod diner with a twist of country

    When you enter the cozy diner on Main Street in Maple Park, at the site of the former Sanders barbershop, you enter a world of car and hot rod memorabilia.

    • Posted September 2, 2011
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  • Garages, lawns fill for community garage sales

    As the doors of Kaneville open for Kaneville Fest, garage doors on several houses in town will also be open in hopes of finding buyers for items no longer needed.

    • Posted August 26, 2011
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  • 175 years of community

    The community is ready to come out and celebrate during Kaneville Fest on Friday through Sunday, Aug. 26-28, with not only a cake, but also a township picture.

    • Posted August 25, 2011
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  • Community Congregational Church food tent moves to parade site

    For as many years as can be remembered, the Elburn Community Congregational Church has had its food tent in the heart of Elburn Days.

    • Posted August 19, 2011
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  • Keeping it in the family: Richwrap tradition continues

    ELBURN—When Richwrap owners Dick and Beth Brubaker held their annual Christmas wrapping paper sale last December and said it was the last, they heard about it.

    • Posted August 12, 2011
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  • Fossil Man

    Sugar Grove resident houses rare collection that spans the ages SUGAR GROVE—If you ever had any doubt that life on this planet dates back far beyond the dinosaurs, far beyond the glaciers that swept through our part of...

    • Posted August 1, 2011
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  • Yoga in a comfortable, unpretentious space

    ELBURN—When Jaime Foss sought relief from the stress of her hectic teaching job, she decided to try yoga. She soon found herself not only taking yoga, but teaching it as well. This August she celebrates one year...

    • Posted July 29, 2011
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  • A passion for hope:

    raising awareness about the dangers of substance abuse BATAVIA—Chris' Walk began four years ago after Vicki Altepeter Foley lost her son Chris to a heroin overdose.

    • Posted July 12, 2011
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  • Built from the ground up: Wiltse Farm

    MAPLE PARK—Farmers markets are flourishing around the country as more and more consumers are heeding the advice of health experts to eat foods that are locally grown. This advice is nothing new to the Wiltse family...

    • Posted July 8, 2011
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  • Elburn networking group shoots off with a BANG

    ELBURN—BANG stands for Business Alliance Networking Group, an off-shoot of an Elburn Chamber of Commerce group, that comes together twice a month to try to help grow each other's businesses.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • Elburn Sand and Gravel opens its doors

    ELBURN—Elburn Sand and Gravel held an open house on Saturday to observe Health and Safety month declared by its parent company, LaFarge North America.

    • Posted July 1, 2011
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  • ‘O’ is for outdoor

    Proposed ordinance would help outdoor liquor sales ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board discussed the creation of a Class O liquor license that would regulate outdoor retail liquor sales at its Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday.

    • Posted June 17, 2011
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  • Protecting community funds—for now

    Mayors visit capitol to keep state from cutting village funds ELBURN—With Local Government Distributive Funds (LGDF) in jeopardy of elimination, a group of mayors and village presidents made a show of force in Springfield to urge lawmakers not...

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Creative innovator behind sump pump with a brain

    ELBURN—Sometimes, necessity forces us to use what we know to create something completely new.

    • Posted June 10, 2011
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  • Making fitness the best part of the day

    LILY LAKE—When somebody tells me I can not only look better, but get healthier at the same time, they have my attention. When Take Action Fitness in Lily Lake opened its doors with the promise of better...

    • Posted June 5, 2011
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  • Close call for the Kountry Kettle: closed restaurant to reopen soon

    ELBURN—One day last week, the early morning regulars were just finishing their coffee when an official from the Illinois Department of Revenue told Kountry Kettle owner Rudy Hernandez to shut down the restaurant and let no more...

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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  • Elburn names first police commissioners

    ELBURN—The Elburn Village Board approved the appointments of three commissioners to the first Police Commission in the history of the village.

    • Posted June 3, 2011
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  • Keeping recyclables under cover

    Board votes to amend ordinance ELBURN—With an ordinance on the books that all recycled materials set out for pick-up be covered, many residents are wondering just how to follow the rule.

    • Posted May 27, 2011
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  • New President

    Ema first female president of St. Charles Sportsment’s Club ELBURN—When Andrea Ema was going through a transition time in her life, she was looking for something she could do that she really enjoyed.

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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  • State could sink village budget

    Anderson calls for community support to keep village funds ELBURN—Village President Dave Anderson will head to the state capital in Springfield this week to voice his concerns about pending legislation, and he called for the community to join...

    • Posted May 20, 2011
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