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Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:04 am

Visitors find a warm welcome and wide selection at local wineries

 Danenberger Family Vineyards, located in rural New Berlin, harvested and crushed 32 tons of grapes last fall, their biggest year yet. When founder Susan Danenberger began making wine, it may hav...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:03 am
 In the aftermath of the St. Patty’s Day parade onslaught of live music all over town, I’m reminded of the real power of music to entertain and excite. Every time I think of all who are invol...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:03 am

Reminiscing on music fandom

 In the 60s, my father was a crew cut-sporting, hippie-hating Nixon supporter. I was a long-haired, Vietnam War-protesting adolescent. The only times we seemed to be able to come together was thr...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:02 am
 Whenever Lyman Ellerman returns to the home turf from his songwriter life in Nashville, Tennessee, be prepared for a full onslaught of original Southern rock tunes done Ellerman-style with an at...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:02 am
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Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:01 am
john and peg’s shamrock I noteevery week – eight spindly stemsthough with good sized leavesseems healthy but stagnant neverany change now my shamrock islush its dozens of sturdy stalksbear hundred...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:01 am
 Like many Americans, every year I looked forward to my St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage. And every year, my mother loved to remind us that if we really wanted to enjoy a traditional I...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:01 am

Exciting events in central Illinois

Breakfast Optimist ClubMar 17, 24, 31, Apr 7, 14, 21, 28, 7am Fri. Every Friday. Visitors welcome. 546-5021. Atonement Lutheran Church, 2800 W. Jefferson St., 546-7646.Peacemaking in a Post-Truth Worl...
Friday, March 10, 2017 06:02 pm
After two hours and 20 minutes of deliberating, a jury found Curtis Lovelace not guilty in the murder of his wife, Cory. In an emotional mix of jubilation and sorrow, the verdict was the final destina...

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