Entertainment listings, Sept. 7-14, 2017


This weekend


What:Dancing, food, native crafts and jewelry, corn maze, children's activities, and a chance to visit the bison herd.

When: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 9 and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10.

My Amish Home: Coming up just short at charity auction

"Thy testimonies are wonderful; therefore doth my soul keep them. The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding unto the simple. I opened my mouth and panted, for I longed for thy commandments. Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name." Psalm 119:129-132

Meg Makes: Contest-worthy ribs from Paxton festival's organizer

Last fall, I had the pleasure of serving as one of many judges for the annual Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Cook-Off and Festival.

The festival is an incredibly fun early fall activity — the air smells great, the atmosphere is fun, and there's tons of live music.

To Your Health: Bump up flavor at mealtime with stuffed peppers


If you have been looking at the farmers' markets lately, you will see bell peppers in all different colors, such as red, orange, yellow, green, white and purple. Bell peppers are a versatile vegetable — you can slice for dipping in your favorite dressing, chop and add to tomato sauce or sauté slices in your stir-fry.

Ministry hopes to have new venture in place in November

URBANA — If a fundraising campaign goes as well as Executive Director Nathan Montgomery hopes, Salt and Light Ministries could move into its second location in November.

The Champaign-based non-profit plans to increase its space by nearly seven times when it opens at the old County Market on Philo Road in Urbana.

Today's Special: Joe's Pizza expanding to Tuscola

TUSCOLA — Making pizza has been a way of life for Tony Vitale since he was a toddler.

Soon he will have his own pizzeria in downtown Tuscola.

When Tony was 1 year old, his father, Joe, founded Joe's Pizza in Paris, Ill., in 1973.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 31-Sept. 7, 2017


This weekend


What: Presented by Hoopeston Jaycees. National Sweetheart Pageant, midway, beer tent, flea market, display area, car show, 5K, truck and tractor pull, demo derby, contests, entertainment including Jo Dee Messina with Forgotten Highway at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, and more.

My Amish Home: Laid up with leg pain during a full week

"Hear my cry, O God; attend unto my prayer. From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee, when my heart is overwhelmed: Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For thou hast been a shelter for me, and a strong tower from the enemy. I will abide in thy tabernacle forever: I will trust in the covert of thy wings. Selah.

Meg Makes: Making most of Michigan blueberries

One of my friends takes an annual vacation to Michigan and generously brings me a 5-pound box of blueberries.

I could probably eat all those berries fresh, but this year, my husband got serious about baking with them.

Today's Special: Memorial Stadium upgrades gameday menu

CHAMPAIGN — When fans head to Memorial Stadium this fall to cheer on Lovie Smith's Illini, they will have new options at the concession stand.

Terry Conlon, director of food and beverage for athletic venues at the University of Illinois, said Memorial Stadium is upgrading its gameday menu.