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Ask 'Mimi' Dec. 21, 2014

How is the new Community Supported Art program started by 40 North 88 West going?

As of Wednesday, only one of the 25 shares available had not yet been purchased. Each share was $300; each shareholder will receive works of art by nine local artists.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

The real deal

Studio Visit: Anna Gutsch and Johann Rischau

Studio Visit is a Q&A with local artists. Here, a chat with Anna Gutsch, 30, and Johann Rischau, 31, of Urbana. They are the owners of Norden German Design Studio, the first tenant to sign up for space in [co][lab] in downtown Urbana.

Did both of you come here from Germany to get a master's degree in industrial design at the University of Illinois?

Adopt a winning approach next year

Now is the time of year when we think about resolutions and goals for the new year. The most recent edition of "Born to Win" by Zig Ziglar, with his son, Tom Ziglar, is a resource that can help you create goals that will drive you to action and success in 2015.

Who lives here? Dec. 20, 2014

Each week, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Weekend update: Trees of hope

Weekend planner: Trees of hope

Film capsules, Dec. 18, 2014

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

John Frayne: An early gift of musical cheer

As I write this review, the temperature hovers around 50 and not a snowflake in sight. No, I am not complaining. But, many a snowflake fell on the Tryon Festival Theatre last week during the run of Peter Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker."

Review: Beach Boys at the Virginia

We asked Terry Hawkins, owner of Skins 'n' Tins, for his take on Monday's Beach Boys concert in Champaign:

Entertainment listings, Dec. 18, 2014-Jan. 1, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are