Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Downtown Champaign to host music festival Saturday for city's 150th

Champaign Music Festival
Noon to 11 p.m. Saturday
The event in downtown Champaign features music on three stages, plus family activities.

New Eagle Creek owners hope to have golf course open soon

DECATUR – The new owners of the Eagle Creek Resort at Lake Shelbyville hope to reopen the resort's 18-hole golf course as soon as next month.

And the course will get a new name.

'Ed Wood' next in Danville library series on 'Movies about Movies'

DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library continues its six-month "Movies about Movies" film discussion series with a free screening of the 1994 comedy "Ed Wood" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

The screening will take place in the first floor meeting room of the library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Dans team with Provena foundation in fight against breast cancer

DANVILLE – The Danville Dans are teaming up with Provena United Samaritans Medical Center Foundation in the fight against breast cancer with a special "At Bat for the Cure" Night on July 13 at Danville Stadium.

Game time is 6:30 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at the gate, 9th Street and Highland Boulevard.

Fourth of July celebration at Arthur 2010


Arthur's  Fourth of July Fireworks celebration in Jurgens Park in Arthur, IL. Saturday  July 3, 201

Details for Olympic Tribute ceremony

Saturday's Olympic Tribute ceremony is free and open to the public. It will begin at 10 a.m. at the monument on the east edge of Dodds Park, 1501 N. Mattis Ave., C.

Here's who will be honored:


Traps removed from Heritage Park in Champaign after two coyotes caught

CHAMPAIGN – Don Pitts was out for his morning walk Wednesday when he saw other people at Heritage Park looking at something: a coyote caught by the leg in a trap.

Two coyotes caught by traps at Heritage Park in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Animal traps, intended for coyotes, have been removed from Heritage Park on the west side of town.

The contractor hired for the work said he caught two over the past few days.

Tips from the pros for photographing fireworks

If you want to capture a photograph of this weekend’s fireworks displays, here are some tips News-Gazette photographers have used.

• Use a tripod. You’ll need to use a long exposure to capture the streaks and shellbursts. This is the most important item you’ll need.

Blues, Brews, BBQ and Tolono Fun Day 2010

Sights from the Blues Brews and BBQ Festival in Urbana  and  Tolono Fun Days