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Art, moms and more: weekend Family Picks

It's spring in Champaign-Urbana, and that means lots to do this weekend inside and out.


An empty corner

Sometimes work and your personal life intersect in a big way.

I wrote "A Life Remembered" for The News-Gazette about a woman named Erma Tyler, who died Saturday. She wasn't rich or famous, just one of those extraordinary everyday people you come across once in a while, who helped lots of other people in her 73 years.


A constant juggle


Like most freshmen, Stacey Kerwin came to the University of Illinois straight out of high school.

 For the first year or so she had the typical freshman experience. She took a full courseload, did homework with friends and, while not a “crazier partier,” she went out a lot.


Does frozen custard count as running fuel?

After a two-week layoff, my son and I resumed our training Sunday for the Illinois Marathon 5K.


Fairy tales and edible books: weekend Family Picks


Lots of family friendly events this weekend — from fairy tales to poisonous frogs to edible books — so let’s get right to it:


Live from Augusta National ...gift shop

Guess who showed up on my caller ID Wednesday morning? Augusta National.


Baby board books recalled

If it seems like this has been a busy year for baby-product recalls, you're right.


Get ready for 'Ready. Set. Grow!'

Babies are sponges.

Their developing brains soak up knowledge at an incredible rate, and studies show what they learn in the first nine months affects the rest of their lives.


Resource fair to feature summer camps for kids

If you’re already in panic mode about what to do with the kids this summer, this event is for you.

Everything you’ve wanted to know about Champaign-Urbana summer camps will be available at a “Summer Enrichment Extravaganza” from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Urbana Middle School, 1201 S. Vine St., U.


Easter eggs do not belong in Fido's bowl

I know you were considering this, so here’s a safety tip.

Don’t hide Easter eggs in light sockets. Or poison ivy. Or a squirrel's nest.

Those are among the Easter safety tips in a recent news release from “Mr. No-No,” aka Scott Cirillo, a teacher, father of four and child safety advocate in Hollywood, Calif.


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