On the Town: 40 North Gala

Images from the 40 North Art is Work Gala Fundraiser event in Champaign on Saturday February 9, 2013

Urbana market to end use of tokens

URBANA — Organizers are getting ready for the 2013 season of Market at the Square, and visitors might notice a few changes when the first market opens on May 4.

Attendees might want to have cash in their pockets when they show up this year as officials plan to phase out the Market Scratch program, which enables visitors to make payments with debit and credit cards.

Common Ground rolling classes out at new classroom

URBANA — Common Ground Food Cooperative, which is planning a weeklong celebration of its expansion in February, is offering a variety of classes in its new Flatlander Classroom.

The food co-op's website lists nearly two dozen different single-session classes that will be offered over the next several weeks.

Meg Makes: Banana bread that doesn't destroy new diets

I know for many people, a new year is all about trying to make healthier eating choices.

But I can't be the only person who goes through baked-goods withdrawal come January.

My Amish Home: Welcoming back routines as 2013 begins

"Praise ye the Lord: for it is good to sing praises unto our God; for it is pleasant, and praise is comely. The Lord doeth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds." — Psalm 147: 1-3

Between the stacks: Cookie lovers will enjoy these sweet selections

When it comes to the cookie world, what's your poison? I'm a sucker for almost any variety of chocolate chip. Cookies seem to be a staple of the holiday diet, and it's one that I can't refuse. Have you been to a cookie exchange? Holiday bake sale? Are you one of those people who picks up the refrigerated cookie dough at the grocery, heats it up and calls it done?

Bayless brings message of local food to Extension audience

For Chicago-based chef Rick Bayless, well-known for his commitment to using local ingredients in his dishes, one incident stands out in his memory for why he became passionate about supporting small, family farmers.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner back for 41st year

URBANA — Urbana High School is hosting its 41st annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner for community members.

The meal is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, 2012, in the high school's Commons and will feature turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cranberry sauce and pie.

No reservations are required.

Indoor market starts Saturday at Lincoln Square Village

URBANA — The indoor Holiday Market at Lincoln Square Village will begin Saturday and continue for five more Saturday mornings through Dec. 15.

All items sold at the market — which runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. — are to be home-grown, baked or crafted within Illinois, said Shannon Beck, events coordinator for the Urbana Business Association.

Business roundup: Manager chosen for Stone Creek course

URBANA — Northbrook-based KemperSports has been chosen by The Atkins Group to manage Stone Creek Golf Club in Urbana.

KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events.

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