Common Ground considered several locations

CHAMPAIGN — Common Ground Food Co-Op considered spaces in south Champaign, west Champaign — and even other spaces downtown — before deciding on the former Sullivan Chevrolet building.

Meg Makes: Morning eggs can be spicy, portable

I'm a loyal devotee of eggs for breakfast, and they've recently gotten some press for getting back on the dietary good list.

I find they keep me full longer in the mornings than other options, and take a shorter time to cook than stove-top oatmeal. If you have some extra time, though, this recipe for breakfast burritos is a tasty way to dress them up.

My Amish Home: Despite the mud, new buggy's a beauty

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14

Weekend planner: One sweet tradition

Due to the weather, Forest Glen Preserve won't have much maple syrup to sell this year. But its popular Maple Syrup Open House and Pancake/Sausage Dinner will take place, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Sugar Bush, where syrup is processed, and Gannett Outdoor Education Center, where dinner is served. Go early. "We serve 900.

Black Dog update March 13, 2015

A lot has changed in the last three months at the Black Dog location under construction in downtown Champaign. Here's a look inside. See earlier updates from Sept. 12, 2014 here, and Dec. 14, 2014 here.

Big Serve event Sunday

SAVOY — Some help is on the way from a local church for hundreds of Champaign County families going hungry.

First Baptist Church of Champaign at Savoy will hold its annual Big Serve food-packing event Sunday, and could still use more volunteers to help with the work, said Michael Madden, the church's communication director.

Entertainment listings, March 12-19, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Special events

This weekend


Meg Makes: Birthdays abound; it's cake season

It's birthday season in my family, which means two things: celebrating the people I love, and cake.

I love cake. I embrace a complicated version, as I wrote about last week, but easy works for me, as well. Doctored up and paired with a killer homemade frosting, cake made from a mix is certainly welcome in my kitchen.

My Amish Home: Now that was my kind of snowstorm

"Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises, that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue, knowledge; and to knowledge, temperance; and to temperance, patience; and to patience, godliness" 2 Peter 1:4-6

Sunday sneak peek: Piccadilly moves over for international grocery

CHAMPAIGN — The Piccadilly Beverage Shop on North Prospect Avenue has shrunk in size to make way for a new international grocery store next door.

Asian Supermarket is expected to open in late March or sometime in April.

It's owned by Guiping Lin, who also owns the B Spirits liquor store at 306 W. Main St., U, and the Prospect Piccadilly shop.