Parks and Recreation
CHAMPAIGN – The groundbreaking may be months away, but the Champaign County YMCA isn't waiting to start programs for Larkin's Place, a recreation center where typically developing children and those with disabilities will be able to learn and play together.
DANVILLE – The Danville Dans of the Prospect League and Health Alliance will join to honor members of the armed forces through Red Shirt Fridays.
URBANA – Public comments are being sought about possible features for a new aquatic facility at Crystal Lake Park.
CHAMPAIGN — The historic Virginia Theatre will be getting a new marquee — or old marquee, depending on how you look at it.
The Champaign Park District board voted 3-2 Wednesday night to request designs for a fresh marquee resembling the 1921 rectangular sign original to the building.
DANVILLE – Bekah Moss and her three dogs – Mojo, Mia and Murphy – had four rolling, grassy acres of Danville's new dog park all to themselves Wednesday afternoon.
But that won't be the case this weekend, when dogs, dog owners, vendors and more gather for the grand opening of the FETCH dog park at the city-owned Espenscheid Park off of Voorhees Street.
DANVILLE – The Center for Children's Services GRADS and GED program students are setting up for the 12th annual Cafe on the Lawn.
CHAMPAIGN – This summer's first Farmer's Market on Historic North First Street will be held from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday.
And it will offer a lot more than fresh produce, says William Jones, owner of Rose & Taylor Barber Shop at 124 N. First St., C.
URBANA – Champaign County Board members want the state's attorney's office to explore the possibility of an intergovernmental agreement or a land lease arrangement to help a community group that wants to build a small park in the unincorporated Dobbins Downs neighborhood north of Champaign.
CHAMPAIGN – Park district board members will meet again this week to discuss the Virginia Theatre marquee.
The discussion, delayed two weeks ago when a board member was absent, is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bresnan Meeting Center, 706 Kenwood Road, C.
CHAMPAIGN – Champaign County Board members are being asked to donate a small, vacant lot in the Dobbins Downs neighborhood to a volunteer group that hopes to build a playground there.