When Erica Cromwell swam for the University of Tampa, she was a sprinter, swimming the 50- and 100-yard freestyle events — in about 25 and 55 seconds, respectively — in a heated pool.
Earlier this month, the Monticello woman completed a far different kind of swim.
By Leia Kedem/University of Illinois Extension
When fall arrives, there's nothing more satisfying to me than biting into a fresh, juicy apple that's as crisp as the autumn air. Sure, we can get apples any time, but they're never as plentiful, affordable and downright delicious as during the last quarter of the year.
PESOTUM — On a muggy, late-summer evening, Savoy toddler Lincoln Pangburn was at Healing Horse Stables for his weekly ride.
"Whoa, whoa!" he said to a chestnut palomino pony named Rosie.
And the adults gathered to watch, smile and cheer, because Lincoln doesn't say many words.
Saying "whoa" to a pony was progress.
DANVILLE — Danville Area Community College is offering the Freedom From Smoking program, developed by the American Lung Association.
Classes will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays from Sept. 17 through Oct. 29 at the Bremer Conference Center at DACC, 2000 E. Main St. The cost is $50.
By Leia Kedem
Though the economy is recovering from rock bottom, times are still tough for many.
When it comes to food, it can seem like every trip to the grocery drains more hard-earned dollars from your pocket. But we all have to eat, right?
Looking to work up a good sweat?
You can do that ... in yoga class.
Kristina Reese and other instructors teach hot-yoga classes at Mettler Center in Champaign.
"The heated yoga is kind of a novelty experience," she said, adding that the idea is that the heat will make the body more flexible and help flush waste products from the body through sweating.
Win a broom in Arcola’s race or ride in past historic sites in Springfield. Here’s your list of activities for the next couple of weekends:
Weekend of Sept. 7-8:
— Arcola Broom Corn Festival 5K and 10K
These races in Arcola are Saturday. There’s also a 5K recreational walk. There’s chip timing for this race this year.