Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Entertainment listings, June 21-28, 2018


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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.

No snow, no problem

Eric Vetter’s ski race isn’t until February 20

To Your Health | Enhance green beans' flavor with simple recipe

If you have visited any farmers markets recently, you know that it's hard to walk even a few steps without a bright, fresh and delicious bunch of produce catching your eye.

June is a great time of year for fresh fruits and vegetables from Illinois farmers.

With that in mind, I do have a confession: Green beans are a vegetable I rarely buy fresh.

New Soccer Planet owners familiar with sport's role in community

URBANA — When Soccer Planet opened in 2011, it filled a need for local soccer players.

Champaign-Urbana was one of the last central Illinois towns of its size to add an indoor soccer facility.

Entertainment listings, June 14-21, 2018


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Entertainment listings, June 7-14, 2018


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Carrie Busey principal named new CEO of Stephens Family YMCA

CHAMPAIGN — In his new job, Jeff Scott will still be working with kids.

Just a lot more of them. And covering a wider range of ages.

The eight-year principal at Champaign's Carrie Busey Elementary School is the new president and CEO at the Stephens Family YMCA, it was announced Tuesday.

Bike for a cause

The first bicycle University of Illinois Chanc

Microsoft invests in UI program to help autistic students pursue STEM careers

URBANA — Microsoft and other tech firms have always hired software engineers or data scientists who may have autism, whether they're diagnosed or not, executives say.

St. Louis Rotarian's 1,000-mile cycling fundraiser headed for C-U

HAMEL — A St. Louis-area man on a 1,000-mile trek to do his part in the Rotary Club's battle against polio is set to pedal his Barcalounger-themed "rickshaw" bicycle into Champaign-Urbana on Tuesday.

Ralph Zuke, 51, set off Friday from the eastern St. Louis suburb of Fairview Heights en route to Toronto in time for the start of the Rotary International Convention on June 23.