Food trucks to debut at Monticello farmers' market

MONTICELLO — When the Monticello Main Street Farmers' Market returns Thursday, it will feature food trucks for the first time.

The trucks will include Dragon Fire Pizza of Champaign and Fusilli Tony's Italian Food of Monticello.

Meg Makes: A light salad perfect for a hot day

This salad is a delicious summer side dish or light lunch.

The homemade dressing is both easy and delicious, and could be used on a different combination of ingredients with excellent results, I'm sure.

I originally grabbed this recipe from a 2011 day planner by my favorite cookbook company, Gooseberry Patch.

My Amish Home: Welcoming first blast of summer heat

"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the Earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9

It's Your Business: Flesor's cooking up expansion in Tuscola

Flesor's Candy Kitchen — already a tourist attraction in downtown Tuscola — plans to expand into two adjacent buildings in the coming year, said co-owner Devon Flesor Story.

"The first thing we're going to do is build a bigger candy manufacturing room. At Christmas, it gets very tight in our current candy room," said Story, who operates Flesor's with her sister, Ann Flesor Beck.

My Amish Home: Flu almost ruined wonderful weather

"But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin; and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. Do not err, my beloved brethren. Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the father of lights with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 2:14-17

Meg Makes: Strawberry season? That's my jam

It's hard to beat strawberry season, even though I know it's just the beginning of the deliciousness summer offers.

Catlin boosts funds for Labor Day fish fry

CATLIN — Officials voted to contribute funds toward an expansion of the village's Lions Club fish fry on Labor Day weekend.

Entertainment listings, June 4-11, 2015

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New general manager chosen for Common Ground

URBANA — Common Ground Food Co-Op has chosen a new general manager to succeed Jacqueline Hannah.

Satina Braswell, the co-op's merchandising manager, was selected by the co-op's board of directors to take the job, effective June 22, following a national search.

Until that time, Common Ground will be overseen by interim general manager Kevin Bowersox-Johnson.

My Amish Home: Finishing spring cleaning as summer looms

"For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth. He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord. By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth." Psalm 33:4-6