Magnets, memos, and mantras

During any social media visit, I scroll through a myriad of truisms and proverbs. These pearls of wisdom are often enhanced by exquisite photography o...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Is it food poisoning?

Is it food poisoning?

QUESTION: I had stomach cramps not long after eating food I typically don’t eat. How do I know if I had food poisoning or if it was something e...

March 2nd, 2021 |  


Let’s party like it’s 1971 – or 1948!

Having completed my preparation for this week’s article, a single sentence from a Sunday afternoon TV commercial changed everything: PBS is 50 y...

February 23rd, 2021 |  



SSAs continue to support people through COVID-19

SSAs continue to support people through COVID-19

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is one in a series of outreach columns from the Champaign County Board of Developmental Disabilities.We are almost a year in...

February 18th, 2021 |  


Dark chocolate is a healthy treat

Dark chocolate is a healthy treat

QUESTION: Can chocolate be healthy? ANSWER: Make sure you choose a dark chocolate, with which you can both enjoy and gain some heart-healthy advantage...

February 18th, 2021 |  


A biography, a poem, a novel – and their authors

Of late, I have been entertained and enthralled by a trio of writings. Although I thoroughly enjoyed the biography, the poem, and the novel, I found m...

February 16th, 2021 |  


March 1 is deadline to enroll in 4-H for 2021

The 4-H program empowers young people by providing age-appropriate learning experiences and opportunities to help youth grow and develop life-skills t...

February 12th, 2021 |  


Uncork and ‘unwine’ in Champaign County

Uncork and ‘unwine’ in Champaign County

Gently rolling countryside, robust farmland, charming small towns, family-owned businesses, and local wine. Discover all of this and more on seven sto...

February 10th, 2021 |  


What are your goals?

Each year, for my annual evaluation, I must write 2 performance and 2 professional development goals. Honestly, I can think of a hundred things I woul...

February 10th, 2021 |  


County agriculture organizations combine

County agriculture organizations combine

The Champaign County Ag Association and the Local Foods Council have joined forces as the Local Ag Council committee under the Chamber of Commerce. Bo...

February 10th, 2021 |