Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation

Have a FIELD day!

Imagine going into your job at Universal Drudgery Inc. one morning and finding out there's a bus parked in front of the building.

The bus is going to take you to the National Museum of Very Interesting Things, where you'll be able to wander the halls with your best friends and maybe get on a German U-boat.

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Look back: Highlights from Melissa Merli on the week that was

Sounds on a stroll

Conditions much better at Kennekuk

DANVILLE — Soaked fields continue to dog the first Phases of the Moon Festival, but organizers report that everyone has been able to get inside.

Though there are still camping areas available, "many areas originally designated for parking are still oversaturated and not suitable for the weight of motor vehicles," spokesman Jim Flammia said Friday afternoon.

New playground finished at Heritage

HOMER — Heritage Elementary School has a new playground.

More than 30 community members came to the school last week to help install new equipment.

Monticello dog park opening nears

By BRIAN MURPHY/Piatt County Journal-Republican

Phases by the numbers

A by-the-numbers look at the Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival, which runs all weekend at Kennekuk County Park:


Bands scheduled to perform today on four different stages. The music begins at 10 a.m. with the Harmelaighs, a three-piece folk group out of Nashville, and continues non-stop until Kung Fu and Mingo Fish Trap wrap up at 4 a.m. Saturday.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 11-18, 2014

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are 

Park board plans to borrow money for capital improvement projects

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Park Board plans to borrow more than $1 million for capital improvement projects, including one already completed, one currently under construction and others that are not yet begun.

The board voted 4-0 Wednesday night to hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 on a proposal to issue $1.084 million in bonds.

That's entertainment: Spotlighting events around the area, Sept. 10-16, 2014

Free family event

CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign Center Partnership and area businesses will host Midtown Sundaze, a free family event from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Boneyard Creek Second Street Basin.

First-timers, here's advice from a music fest veteran

With music festivals becoming more and more prevalent these days, many newcomers arrive on the scene at each one. With that in mind, we asked veteran festivalgoer Andrew Howie for the tips he would recommend to beginners.

By Andrew Howie/For The News-Gazette