Rantoul micro food hub event set

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign County Farm Bureau will host a Meet the Buyers event at 2 p.m. today.

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.

Curtis: A corn maze, pumpkins and more. Oh my!

You had me at apple doughnuts.

The smell of apples, flour and cinnamon frying to a delightful brown is a great treat for an adult. They could sell this as air freshener and make millions. (And it turns out cinnamon is a natural insecticide.)

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.

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

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Meg Makes: Polish off that peck of apples with pie

This recipe for Apple Date Cake is a favorite way for me to use apples from the trees at my grandma's farm.

It's especially special because the recipe came from another grandma, the late Mary Stange.

My Amish Home: Weathering a week that was really all wet

"But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein." Mark 10:14-15

Champaign team edges Mahomet competitor in Paxton BBQ contest

PAXTON — John Simpson, Tom Anglin and Dave Cooker can attest to that old saying, "One man's trash is another man's treasure."

Using a pair of 55-gallon drums as barbecue pits, the trio from Champaign claimed grand champion honors at the third annual Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest last weekend — and the $1,150 prize that comes with it.

It's Your Business: New Entry of Entrees

Miga restaurant in downtown Champaign offers modern American cuisine with Asian touch

Miga, the newest restaurant to open in downtown Champaign, eventually plans to offer karaoke and lunch — but for now, it's concentrating on dinner and late-night drinks.

Grillers, vendors set for Swine 'N' Dine

PAXTON — Today's third annual Paxton Swine 'N' Dine BBQ Contest & Festival represents not only a chance for area residents to test their grilling talents in an organized competition. It's also an opportunity for some to get their name out as a local barbecue vendor.