Since approximately, oh, mid-May, the main street through our neighborhood has been torn up by a massive storm sewer project.
If you love music, dance and folk arts, this is the weekend for you. Downtown Urbana will be rockin' with the Champaign-Urbana Folk and Roots Festival. And it’s not Thanksgiving yet, but Christmas events are sneaking in with craft shows and a holiday walk. Too early for you? Take a tour of Japan House or see a rodeo!
We love our older neighborhood, especially on Halloween night when the streets are full of people, young and old.
Here is the scene that greeted me on our patio this morning:
At first my brain couldn't comprehend what had happened - until I saw the empty table that used to house a very cute pumpkin. Actually, three.
Halloween is approaching, and we have yet to stock up on treats.
I’m not as fired up as usual about the whole fall-decorating/Halloween thing this year — maybe because our street remains a construction zone.
The weather is improving just in time for the weekend, and Family Picks returns with a full lineup: arts and literacy events, a chance to learn some aviation history and, in a special Halloween preview, the Great Pumpkin House and a Ghost Train!
My “serious” conversations with my children never seem to go according to the textbooks.
Some of you may remember a certain little project involving my breezeway.
It’s Homecoming weekend at the University of Illinois, starting with the big parade through campus tonight — the one with candy — and pep rally on the Quad. You can also take in a free soccer game, cheer on the No. 1 Illini volleyball squad or visit the Veterinary Medicine Open House, a kid favorite. Plus hayrides, harvest festivals and more!
I’m not sure how this happened, but this month I have three friends — all moms of young children — traveling to Europe.
And I just found out another is going to London in October.
Did I miss a memo?