Entertainment listings, July 19-26, 2018


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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.

Champaign farmers market going to backup plan for SNAP transactions

CHAMPAIGN — A farmers market is going to a backup plan to process food-stamp benefits after the vendor it uses for those electronic transactions announced it is shutting down that service.

Entertainment listings, July 12-19, 2018


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OSF, Faith in Action seeking donations of fresh produce

DANVILLE — OSF Sacred Heart Medical Center and Faith in Action are seeking donations of produce from gardeners and farmers who have some crops to spare.

Donated produce will be made available to older adults near Danville and Georgetown who either can't garden themselves or don't have access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

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


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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.

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.

Multi-state salmonella outbreak tracked to Honey Smacks cereal

SPRINGFIELD — A multi-state salmonella outbreak has been linked to Kellogg's Honey Smacks cereal.

It's the second multi-state salmonella outbreak announced by health authorities in two weeks, following a warning issued earlier this month linked to pre-cut melons.

Entertainment listings, June 14-21, 2018


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