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Wade Franklin - Lincoln Square 50th Anniversary 9-30-14

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Brian Moline talks with the operations manager of Lincoln Square in Urbana about their upcoming 50th anniversary celebration.


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Oktoberfest coming back in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN — C-U Oktoberfest, a music, dancing, beer and food festival to benefit Developmental Services Center and its work, is coming Oct. 11 to downtown Champaign.

If you build it ...

FISHER — "We are late for a very important date."

That line, decorated on the senior homecoming float, was a reference to "Alice In Wonderful," but here the White Rabbit had been replaced by an ominous orange killer Bunny.

The line also described the scene in the township garage, where Fisher Bunnies supporters made late-game changes.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Sale right up my alley

Paxton to celebrate picker

PAXTON — Paxton antique dealer Robin McNish and "American Pickers" co-star Frank Fritz will hunt for "rusty gold" today at two undisclosed properties north of Paxton. With barns and sheds full of vintage signs, gas pumps and "boxes and boxes of old antique stuff," McNish said she is sure that Fritz will enjoy this "pick."

Weekend update: Movies, music and meat

Danville is showing off its downtown from noon to 11 p.m. today as part of the Taste of Downtown Danville. "It's a great event for the community, the last big kickoff before winter hits," said Jordan Cundiff, interim director of Downtown Danville Inc.

Council approves Gibson City holiday parade

GIBSON CITY — The Chamber of Commerce's 20th annual Lighted Holiday Parade will stream through Gibson City on Nov. 22 — the date requested by its organizing committee and approved by the city council this week.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 25-Oct. 2, 2014

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Wolfe: Featuring varieties you won't see every day

By the end of a half-hour at Wolfe Orchard, you're going to know a lot more about apples and you'll be taking home a bag of them that will make you popular in the family.

Hope Wolfe recommends mixing apples in the bag so your pies and fritters will have different tastes and textures.

Clinton festival so close you can almost taste it

Ever since somebody first had the idea of stuffing an apple into a pig's mouth, the two have been inseparable.

Clinton's Apple 'n Pork Festival is now in its 46th year.

On Saturday and Sunday, events start as early as 7 a.m., with the breakfast tent, and continue to 5 p.m.