Entertainment listings, April 5-12, 2018


This weekend


What: The 18th annual Antiques and Crafts Show. A juried show with more than 50 vendors. Food available.

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 6 and 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 7.

Where: Red Barn, Brocton. Located on Illinois 49, 5 miles south of U.S. 36 or 5 miles north of Illinois 133.

Meg Makes | Angel food cake pans work for other recipes, too

Angel food cake is my favorite, but a pound cake baked in an angel-food cake pan? A close second, in my book.

My mom made her mom's pound cake recipe as an Easter dessert this weekend, and it was worth sharing. (She actually used a Bundt cake pan, but it's close to being the same thing.)

My Amish Home | A good day of people-watching near Dale

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.

Community Wellness | Weekend meal prepping can save time, money


During National Nutrition Month, celebrated each March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics encourages everyone to “Go Further with Food” by preparing meals in advance to enjoy throughout the week.

Frank's Weekend Faves, April 1, 2018

Think it's still too early to break out the barbie in this fragile Illinois spring?

Today's Special | Cake&Berri has cupcakes, strawberries on order

CHAMPAIGN — A Champaign woman has opened a dessert shop out of her home.

Shareka Bailey started up Cake&Berri at 3702 Colleen Drive.

"I make specialty cupcakes and dipped and stuffed strawberries," Bailey said. "I make and sell unique sweets sure to satisfy even the sweetest sweet tooth, from chocolate to caramel, strawberry and pineapple."

Getting Personal: Scott Filkins

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, 41-year-old Urbana resident SCOTT FILKINS, an English and geometry teacher at Central High School, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. Filkins also is the co-director of the University of Illinois Writing Project and a cooking teacher.

What are you up to now?

Just Askin' | Bayern Stube's search for a new owner

Q: Did Bayern Stube ever find a buyer?

Not yet, said Guenter Loesel, who owns the downtown Gibson City restaurant with his wife, Jeanne Schnabel, and they're still looking.

He said there hasn't been much interest, but "I knew it was going to take a while."

In 2016, they started looking for a new owner, but they plan to remain open until they find one.

Entertainment listings, March 29-April 5, 2018


Park district egg hunts


What: Bring your basket and flashlight and join Lite Rock 97.5 WHMS to hunt for eggs filled with prizes. For ages 18 and older. Be on the lookout for the bronze, silver and gold eggs for a chance to win prize packages.

When: Registration on-site, 7 p.m.; egg pursuit, 8:10 to 9 p.m. March 30.

Meg Makes | Easy pie combines goat cheese, sweet potatoes

My husband and I have been experimenting with the flavors of sweet potato and goat cheese together. It started when I added a little goat cheese to my baked sweet potato, and loved it.

Then my husband suggested mixing them together and stuffing them inside pasta, like ravioli or tortellini. But reality struck: We have a 3-month-old and don't have time to make pasta from scratch.