Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

To Your Health | Savor your summer with fruit salad

What fruit says summer more than a juicy, sweet slice of melon? Typically in season between June and September, melon varieties like cantaloupe, honeydew and watermelon tend to taste best (and cost less!) during summer months.

Rosecrance plans merger with Iowa-based agency

ROCKFORD — Rosecrance, the mental- and behavioral-health treatment agency that acquired both the former Community Elements in Champaign and the former Prairie Center in Urbana, is looking to merge with Iowa-based Jackson Recovery Centers.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018


This weekend


Champaign Park District's mini-triathlon moved up to avoid conflict

CHAMPAIGN — Multi-sport athletes won't have to choose between annual Mahomet runs and Champaign's mini-triathlon after all.

Champaign Park District board members moved the date of the 36th annual mini-tri from the first week of August to this Saturday, eliminating a direct conflict with the Mahomet half-marathon, 10K, 5K and fun run.

Entertainment listings, July 5-12, 2018


This weekend


What: Block party fun. Inflatables, face painting, lawn games, live performances including CUperStars, interactive music by DJ Fireproof and many more activities.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. July 6.

Where: Johnston Park, Champaign.

Cost: Free.

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When Joshua Pierce arrived in the United State

Community Wellness | Patience, trust key to peaceful family meals

Eating meals as a family has many positive benefits for kids and adults. This is especially true when it comes to health.

Meals give parents time to talk and connect with their kids. They can also be used as a time to teach about healthy eating habits, like proper portion sizes, tasting new foods and stopping when full.

Entertainment listings, June 28-July 5, 2018


This weekend


What: Highlights include Western Horse Show, a queen pageant, talent show, Little Mr. and Miss Pageant, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, C-Bar rodeo, petting zoo, carnival, a variety of livestock shows, food and more. Friday night concert features Travis Tritt with Craig Campbell and Jordan Davis.

When: June 28-30.

Champaign native running for his life, even at 89

What do the Red Square in Moscow, the Great Wall of China and every street in Champaign County have in common? It's that Champaign native Mel Schriefer, 89, has been there on a run.

The Korean War veteran started running in the late 1960s to simultaneously beat his smoking habit and improve his health, he said. Since then, Schriefer has run in 364 road races.

Entertainment listings, June 21-28, 2018


This weekend


What: Fair features queen pageant, exhibits, dirt track racing, motocross, truck and tractor pull demo derby, livestock, carnival food and more.

When: 5 to 7 p.m. June 21-24.

Where: Fairgrounds, 1180 East Road, Oakwood.

Cost: Single day pass, $6; family 4 pack bundle, $20; weekly admission pass, $26.