Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Park district planning for Spalding makeover

CHAMPAIGN — Two years after its swimming pool closed, Champaign's Spalding Park remains a neighborhood hub.

More than 100 people could be found at the park on a midweek afternoon, enjoying the sunshine.

Entertainment listings, Aug. 14-21, 2014

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Taste of Champaign-Urbana: It's not just about the food

After 30 years of making art, Annatjie Els is doing her first art fair, the Taste of Champaign-Urbana.

The Champaign woman trained as a lawyer in her native South Africa but took an Urbana Park District watercolor class about 30 years ago.

The artist is now making the leap to showing and selling her own watercolors.

Future Five: Entertainment for the week ahead


"The Railway Man" comes out on DVD. Academy Award winner Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in this true story of a British army officer who was tormented as a prisoner of war in a World War II labor camp and what happens decades later when he finds out the Japanese man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive.


Charity update: Day care planning reunion block party

CHAMPAIGN — Pearl's Day Care will mark 26 years with a reunion block party starting at noon Aug. 30.

The party will include food and a chance for families and children who have attended the center to at 505 E. Washington St., C, to celebrate, said owner Pearl Buchanan.

Quinn tips hat to area kids

DANVILLE — It's not every day that the governor comes to your hometown, let alone shakes your hand and recognizes you and your classmates for something you've done.

But that's what happened to 14-year-old Peyton Blodgett and the other members of the North Ridge Middle School Problem Solvers on Thursday.

On the Money, Aug. 7, 2014

A local look at the cost of doing business.

24-29 cents

Entertainment listings, Aug. 7-13, 2014

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I do's -- and don'ts: Couples share secrets to their longevity


What’s the secret to a long and happy marriage?

For the answer to that question and others, we went to the experts.

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 8-6-14

Chelsea Norton - Champaign Park District 8-6-14: Play now!

Brian Moline talks with the CPD's Marketing Director about Champaign-Urbana Days, Taste of Champaign and more!


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