Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

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Salt Fork River Art & Music Fest

The seventh annual Salt Fork River Art & Music Fest will take place Saturday and next Sunday at Sleepy Creek Vineyards, 3 miles south of Oakwood.

Vineyard co-owner Joe Taylor said batik artist Jill Miller of Urbana has put a lot of effort into making it a great festival.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 17-24, 2015

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Life Remembered: Virginia, flower islands part of Toalson's legacy

CHAMPAIGN — Friends and colleagues remember Bob Toalson as a hard-working, soft-spoken man who loved his community and went above and beyond to make Champaign's parks what they are today.

Unit 4: 'We're looking into' McKinley

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CHAMPAIGN — A potential buyer has its eye on the mostly vacant former McKinley Family YMCA: the Champaign school district.

Longtime Champaign Park District leader Toalson dies

The local parks and recreation community is remembering a man who's being called a legend in the industry.

Longtime Champaign Park District General Manager Bob Toalson passed away on Tuesday after suffering a heart attack, according to current Champaign Park District head Joe DeLuce.

State budget picture puts Allerton music event on hiatus

MONTICELLO — State budget uncertainty has prompted the University of Illinois School of Music to put the Allerton Barn Music Festival on "hiatus" for 2015.

The annual event has been held around Labor Day most of its eight years, moving to a late-September date two years ago at the renovated barn, located on the southeast side of Allerton Park near Monticello.

Fitness trail the centerpiece of new community space at Northeast

DANVILLE — Students at Northeast Elementary Magnet School and residents in the surrounding neighborhoods have a new place to be active and enjoy the outdoors.

Top of the morning, Sept. 14, 2015

Mark Oct. 24 on your calendar.

If you like the colors of autumn in our part of the world, that is.

The 2015 edition of the online Fall Foliage Prediction Map says trees will be at their peak in the middle third of Illinois, most of Indiana and all of Iowa, on that date.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 10-17, 2015

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Bike tour of farms set for Saturday

CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois Organic Growers Association will host on Saturday the event Crop Cycle, a bicycle tour of farms in Champaign County.