Sidewalk is shoveled.
Time to relax!
Here come the plows.
— Joanne Haynes, Urbana
Have you tried Zinio? If you haven't tried it already or maybe haven't heard of it before, I highly suggest you check it out.
URBANA — Children in Champaign County are invited to the area's 13th annual National Education Association Read Across America Day.
It's scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at Lincoln Square in Urbana.
The theme of the local celebration this year is "Oh the Places You Will Go. Book a Trip Today!"
Local writer, poet and University of Illinois graduate and faculty member Steve Davenport has a new book of poetry on the scene: "Overpass."
This past weekend, I took home three books that received great reviews and looked interesting after reading the blurb on the inside flap.
Every day, hundreds of thousands of us are preoccupied with keeping up a civil if not loving relationship with our parents.
In this poem, Mark Irwin (who lives in Colorado) does a beautiful job in portraying, in a dreamlike manner, the complexities of just one of those relationships.
Mother came to visit today. We hadn't seen each other in years. Why didn't
"Tell the Wolves I'm Home: A Novel" (Dial Press, 2012) by Carol Rifka Brunt is a coming of age story of love, grief and renewal as two lonely people become unlikely friends.
Broken ice, open water
Canada honkers argue, posture
Spring creeping in
— Mike Knoke, Champaign
At the end of January, the American Library Association announced the winners of its annual awards. The 2013 Caldecott Medal, the award for the best illustrated picture book of the year, went to "This Is Not My Hat" (2012, Candlewick Press; written and illustrated by Jon Klassen; ages 3-7).
Red fox darts
Brisk arrow of fluffed fur
My back yard Valentine
— Rosemary Laughlin,