Meg Makes: Add some crunch to this broccoli salad

My dad is a farmer and my mom is a Master Gardener, and together they grow an amazing garden that's been more superlative than usual this summer.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 4-11, 2014

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My Amish Home: Dealing with the dog days of summer

"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." Matthew 6:14,15

Meg Makes: So that's why they call it a news 'feed'

I love social media for many reasons, but I find Facebook, in particular, is a wonderful place to share ideas about food and recipes.

Recently, Kathy Wallig of Urbana, one of my Facebook friends, posted about a genius strategy for corn on the cob.

Man's tractor a driving force

HOOPESTON — Stephen and Holly Eyrich are the only residents in Hoopeston with a steam engine parked in the driveway.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 28-Sept. 4, 2014

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Meg Makes: Fresh jam always beats store-bought

I believe the gift of a plant, especially one that bears fruit, might be the best way to remind someone to think of you often.

To Your Health: Recipes to kick off a new school year

By Leia Kedem

Everyone back on a normal sleep schedule? Check. New shoes broken in? Check. Backpacks fully loaded? Check. Frozen pizza for dinner? Wait a minute.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 21-28, 2014

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This weekend

Urbana Sweetcorn Festival: A-MAIZE-ING

Wherever there is butter, Pepsi and music, you'll find Corny, the lovable but enigmatic mascot of the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.

Though he will work 18 hour days this weekend — the festival lasts till 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday — Corny managed to squeeze in an interview with The News-Gazette.