Entertainment listings, Oct. 19-26, 2017


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What: Back for its fifth year as Central Illinois' premiere haunted attraction with 10,000 square feet of terror, customers will find terror at every turn; "Lights Out" events, Oct. 19 and 30. Recommended for ages 13 and up.

Meg Makes: A good reason to ham it up

Some of my favorite dinners are devised out of necessity. This week, my husband realized a ham in our freezer was nearing its expiration date. So he spent the afternoon of his day off concocting his own glaze and baking it.

My Amish Home: Adventures in New York and Canada

"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles. To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Community wellness: Nutrition-facts label getting much-needed face-lift


If you're in the habit of reading nutrition labels on the back of food products, you may have noticed them starting to look a bit different. In May 2016, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would be updating the nutrition facts panel after more than 20 years without any major changes.

Today's Special: Pandamonium Doughnuts settles down

CHAMPAIGN — A Savoy couple who started out making doughnuts in their kitchen for fun four years ago now have their own shop on Champaign's south side.

Pandamonium Doughnuts has opened at 1105 Windsor Road, C, in the same strip mall as Sun Singer Wine and Spirits.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 12-19, 2017


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Meg Makes: Apple season means it's time for simple dessert

Suddenly, it's apple season, which makes me incredibly happy.

I love apples year-round, especially dipped in peanut butter or cooked into oatmeal. But apple desserts can't be beat, especially this time of year.

Today's recipe is a simple one. It comes from my coworker, Donna Huls. Donna got the recipe from her sister-in-law, Susi.

My Amish Home: Finishing small chores before New York wedding

"My son, if your heart is wise, my heart will rejoice, even mine. Yea, my reins shall rejoice, when thy lips speak right things. Let not thine heart envy sinners; but be thou in the fear of the Lord all day long.

Top of the Morning, Oct. 11, 2017

Following up on a lead from Cissna Park's OLIVIA STOLLER, one of our "High School Confidential" correspondents:

Donna's Bakery has a nice ring to it. But it's not going to happen.

"I like to bake," 52-year-old DONNA JEAN said. "But I like to teach even better."

Today's Special: Watson's opening for lunch

CHAMPAIGN — A downtown Champaign restaurant with primarily dinner and late-night hours will be open for lunch six days a week starting Tuesday.

Watson's Shack & Rail, 211 N. Neil St., will offer an "All Day" menu during the new hours, with a separate special menu only available for Sunday brunch.