My Amish Home | New events springing up with new season

"All the ways of man are clean in his own eyes; but the Lord weigheth the spirits. Commit thy works until the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established. The Lord hath made all things for himself: yea, even the wicked for the day of evil. Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished." Proverbs 16:2-5

Family Life | The importance of stress relief

Today's article comes from UI Extension intern Kyle Dickey:

Stress is an unavoidable part of life, but it doesn't have to overwhelm you. While you are sure to encounter your fair share of stress from various aspects of your life, it is manageable with the right approach.

Pet Talk | New treatment approach for canine arthritis

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

A treatment approach that has been in practice in human medicine for decades is now offered for dogs at the UI Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Urbana.

Letter from Birdland | Get ready to see green

For my birthday, my friend Cheryl brought me an amaryllis bulb. Her daughter, Lena, helped us pot it. Lena, who studies horticulture, showed us how to dig in and separate the roots when we planted it. When we had finished, about a third of the big bulb stuck out of the soil.

C-U haiku, March 17, 2019

Drums boom past earshot

Mundane thoughts cloud all possible

Lilies from past tears

— Braden Shain, Savoy

Submissions may be made to with C-U haiku in the subject line. Include name and place of residence, along with your haiku. Submissions may be edited.

Deb Aronson | Story shows there are different kinds of intelligence


"Ethan Marcus Makes His Mark" by Chicago-based author Michele Weber Hurwitz shows us a character thrust in a situation where he doubts, not only his ability to do something, but also his desire to do it.

For the retirees, March 17-24, 2019

For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 15 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, call 217-359-6500.

RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.

The Law Q&A | Claiming negligent entrustment

Now that the snow and ice are past us (you think?), all those roadway accidents this winter will begin to bear the fruit of lawsuits in the coming months by persons injured by other persons in those accidents.

Nanette Donohue | Authors make science entertaining


Several years ago, I had a memorable encounter with a very large centipede that was making its way across my living room floor. I don't know how the centipede got there, and I don't remember how it was removed (other than the fact that I didn't remove it), but this imposition of the outside world into my home still sends a shiver down my spine.

Library events, March 17-24, 2019

Champaign Public Library
Main library, 200 W. Green St.
Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

At 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday at the Douglass Branch, school-age children and their families can attend DIY Kids Week, with different hands-on activities each day. Create your own cup-stacking challenge, kaleidoscope, origami animal puppet and lava lamp.