I have an exciting announcement today: The News-Gazette, The News-Gazette Community Newspapers and County Market are sponsoring a Taste of Home Cooking School show on Oct. 1 in Urbana.
I’ll be on stage at the show, so I probably will mention it frequently here over the next several weeks.
By Dave Shiley, University of Illinois Extension
CHAMPAIGN — A program that helps new farmers plan sustainable farming ventures is moving to Champaign-Urbana.
Central Illinois Farm Beginnings, a full-year farmer training course, will begin its ninth year at the Prairie Fruits Farm and Creamery on Lincoln Avenue north of Urbana.
By University of Illinois Extension
What do plants have to do with grilling, other than eating vegetables?
CHAMPAIGN — The Peace Meal program that provides hot meals to seniors four days a week in 14 East Central Illinois counties will end Sept. 30, and it will be replaced by a new program using frozen meals.
CHAMPAIGN — As of next Thursday, there's a need to fear: Wonderdogs won't be here.
Jay Feiz is retiring as proprietor of the independent hot dog shop in Campustown after 27 years. Wonderdogs' last day of business will be Wednesday.
CHAMPAIGN — The popular Taste of Champaign-Urbana at West Side Park is coming up quick. Its hours: 5 to 10 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
As usual, C-U restaurants will set up shop on the festival grounds, offering tastes of their food. New this year, the 43rd annual Taste of C-U will have beer sales as well.