Garden's Bounty: Relish dishes with delightful radishes

Radishes often are the first to be ready from the garden, and though they're great for snacking on, there are often so many at once that they can't all be used up in salads. Here are a few recipes that elevate the radish to side dishes by cooking them and a few for radishes as appetizers and snacks.

One radish tip that's been passed on from long ago: If you want to take the bite out of radishes, soak them in ice water for a half-hour or so.

Danville Art League offering summer camp, classes

DANVILLE – The Danville Art League will offer two children's classes and an art camp this summer.

The schedule includes:

Swann students selling art at Parkland gallery

CHAMPAIGN – You don't have to spend millions on a de Kooning to have your own bright, wild abstract.

Of course, de Kooning was an abstract expressionist, but these paintings are even more abstract and expressive.

The students at Swann Special Care Center, 109 Kenwood Road, C, will be selling their artwork at a special benefit showing at the Parkland College Art Gallery next week. For about $25, you get it in a frame.

Iraqi woman relates tale of her 'rebirth' in America

So many lights!

400,000 miles later, man sticking with 1990 Honda

Jerry Loyet nods his head and agrees that Americans are keeping their cars longer and putting more miles on them than ever before.

Then he rolls his eyes, takes a breath and proudly exhales: "Not this long!"

Krannert Center celebrating 40 years with party Friday

URBANA – Krannert Center for the Performing Arts opened on April 19, 1969, but will pay tribute to that anniversary with a celebration on Friday, May 1.

"Minus 10: Forty and Forward" will feature tenor saxophonist Phil Doyle and alto saxophonist Henning Schröder performing at Stage 5 in the Krannert lobby. The event is free; no tickets required.

'Between Fences' exhibit coming to Arcola on Friday

ARCOLA – A fence walk and free barbecue will welcome the "Between Fences" exhibit to the Illinois Amish Interpretive Center in Arcola on Friday.

The traveling exhibition, put together by the Smithsonian Institution, will be on display at the Arcola center through June 7. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Danville Art League's spring shows set this weekend

DANVILLE – Danville Art League's spring art show features the Town & Country Art Show for amateur artists and the Sharon C. Schmitz Regional Open Art Show for professional and experience artists.

Both shows will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St. In addition to the art displays, activities will include:

Danville Art League pursuing ex-Red Cross building

DANVILLE – Danville Art League members are forging ahead with efforts to raise about $60,000 to move the former Red Cross building to an empty lot on Oak Street and make that site its new downtown home.

Danville Art League seeks works for shows in April

DANVILLE – The Danville Art League is seeking artwork from area artists for its annual Town & Country and Regional Open art shows April 24, 25 and 26 at the Village Mall, 2917 N. Vermilion St.

The Town & Country Art Show is open to amateur artists and has both an adult and a junior division for artists 18 and younger. Winners receive ribbons. Blue-ribbon winners become eligible to compete at the state level.