Sandra Mason: Manage tomato problems now

For many of us, gardens are incomplete unless a few tomato plants are on the planting list. Of all the vegetables we can grow, tomatoes remain the most popular in the home garden. Even folks who only grow hair have at least one tomato plant tucked in somewhere. In spring, dreams of deliciously delectable fresh garden tomatoes dance in our domes.

Business schedules weekend sale

Georgetown is the home of a little antique site called ForeverMore at 206 W. West St. It consists of a small house and a porch-like one-car garage that is always filled to the brim with antiques and primitives.

Religion calendar, April 29-May 6, 2016

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Deadline is noon Tuesday before Friday publication.


Rich Warren: Setting yourself up with a new TV -- or the best one

Mr. Selfridge landed himself in hot water on your old TV, but on your new TV he's totally frozen out, at least for one reader:

"I have always been able to get three PBS stations. I just bought a new TV and can no longer get any PBS. Any clue to what the problem might be?"

Running the numbers for the 2016 marathon

Races are all about numbers: 26.2 miles, 10 kilometers.

And here's the biggest number from the Christie Clinic Illinois Marathon races Friday and Saturday: an estimated $10 million. That's what Jayne DeLuce of Visit Champaign County said the races contribute in economic impact to the county for the weekend.

Neighbors Recognizing accomplishments throughout our communities

Honoring UI student-athletes

The University of Illinois on Monday honored its best and brightest student-athletes at its annual all-sports celebration at the Wyndham Garden Hotel.

Meg Makes: A uniquely French take on brunch

My friend Erin, whom I affectionately think of as queen of baked goods, served this French toast casserole at a recent brunch.

I expected to eat one small portion and ended up going back for seconds. Then thirds.

My Amish Home: Finishing chores as wedding nears

"But I say unto you, swear not at all: neither by heaven, for that is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool; neither by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by the head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

Joan Griffis/Illinois Ancestors: Society running photo contest

The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) invites its members to submit photos to its 2016 Ancestor Photo Contest. Winning photos are displayed (on a rotating basis) in the top banner of the ISGS website. Photos may be submitted from now until May 31.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Dance marathon

The annual Centennial High School Dance Marathon raised $14,440.38 for St. John's Children's Miracle Network Hospitals on Friday night.

Led by seniors Aashika Ashok and Jenna DeLuce and 30 other executive team members, more than 150 students danced the night away — and played many games — inside the gym.