Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

A solid theory behind this rock

You take a drive through Crystal Lake Park, you never know what's going to happen.

A recent "Where Am I" provided a history lesson I didn't expect.

I posted 20 seconds or so of a drive that started at the Broadway entrance, following the road along the eastern edge of the park.

Urbana Alderman Bill Brown dropped me a line.

Vietnam memorial replica coming to Watseka

WATSEKA — The Wall that Heals — the traveling, half-size Vietnam memorial replica — is coming to Iroquois County.

The county made a large sacrifice to that war.

Gilman, with a present population of 1,700, lost three young men in Vietnam: Robert E. St. Peter, James P. Vadbunker and Frederick J. Youmans.

Danville residents flocking to see swans' new babies

DANVILLE — Bethany Bradfield's 3-year-old son, Caleb, had a "must" on their to-do list Thursday: Swing by Sunset Memorial Park to see the baby swans that hatched this week.

"I'm so excited," Caleb said as he pulled slices of bread from a loaf he and his mom picked up on their way to see the new additions.

Entertainment listings, June 4-11, 2015

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Wellness trail construction scheduled

MONTICELLO — Construction on the Kirby Wellness Trail, a one-mile paved trail around the Kirby Medical Center campus, is set to start later this month, CEO Steve Tenhouse said.

Entertainment listings, May 28-June 4, 2015

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The thrill of the hills

Those long summer days are perfect for spending hours at the places that are built just for your amusement — where you go for thrilling roller coasters, lovable mascots and people-watching — and maybe to get splashed a bit.

Park district names flower bed after late UI professor

CHAMPAIGN — A flower bed in a central Champaign park will be named after a professor whose efforts contributed to the preservation of the park.

The Champaign Park Board voted 5-0 Wednesday night to name the flower bed at Harris Park the Vincent Bellafiore Garden.

Free time is volunteer time for honoree

Doesn't matter if it's a Foreigner show or a "Frozen" sing-a-long. If the Virginia Theatre is hosting it, Carol Cope is ushering it.

The 59-year-old Seymour woman, who "works" up to 200 events a year at the downtown landmark, was an obvious choice for the Champaign Park District's 2015 Volunteer of the Year award.

Library to dedicate Hegeler Stage on Saturday

DANVILLE — Local performers will break in a new community stage downtown when the Danville Public Library dedicates its new venue.