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C4A expanding

The non-profit Community Center for the Arts in downtown Urbana is expanding, taking over the space formerly occupied by Corson's Guitar Store at Main and Race.

How sweet it is: Urbana festival starts Friday

You've got classic rock bands, an entire folk festival, corn dripping with butter, a classic car show and plenty of free activities to keep the kids busy, so there's no reason not to attend the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival.

Downtown Urbana will be hopping Friday from 5 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Meg Makes: Cupcakes make best of lemon-blueberry pairing

My baking friends and I love to get together with a mission in mind.

So when Cassandra Schowengerdt came home from a Michigan vacation with 10 pounds of blueberries, we were ready to try something new.

We wanted to combine the blueberries with something lemon-flavored and from there, decided to take up the challenge of making our own lemon curd.

Coffee shops opening on campus

Students arriving back on campus will have a few new choices when it comes to their morning coffee and breakfast.

On Friday, a new Starbucks opened in the Illini Union, and it will joined next week by a new Espresso Royale in Grainger Engineering Library. The Starbucks replaces an Espresso Royale in the Courtyard Cafe.

Caribbean Grill food truck to debut today at Taste of C-U

Those who donated to Caribbean Grill's Kickstarter can see their efforts to help fund a food truck come to fruition this weekend at the Taste of Champaign-Urbana in Champaign's West Side Park.

The truck, funded in part by a successful Kickstarter campaign a year ago, will debut today, executive chef and owner Mike Harden said, after the graphics were applied to it earlier this week.

Eastern Illinois Foodbank adjusts to more counties


An official with the Eastern Illinois Foodbank says the organization is doing just fine with an expanded service area.

The Urbana-based foodbank, which has served 14 counties over the past 30 years recently added DeWitt, McLean, and Livingston counties to its workload.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 20-27, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Flower power at Taste of C-U

Their "New Miserable Experience" album was a big hit way back in 1992, but the Gin Blossoms continue to have experiences, miserable or otherwise, and will grace the Taste of Champaign-Urbana at 9:15 p.m. Saturday.

Meg Makes: Summer salads with a finishing touch

It's hard to beat a summer salad, and as usual, my mother-in-law, Mary Dickinson of Loda, picks some of the best to serve at family gatherings. She originally found and tweaked recipes from Organic Gardening magazine, and got the idea for herb-flavored finishing salt at a Master Gardener conference.

My Amish Home: Enjoying the weather; battling the 'old lady'

"That the aged men to be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given too much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children." Titus 2:2-4