Write something fun, pleaded my wife. And since Saturday was her birthday there will be no politics, social issues or government talk in this column.
Instead, did you know ...
Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here is William Anthony Sebastian Rose II. The actor and manager of Latte' Da! at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine recently chatted with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.
I didn't know they had a Latte' Da! at the veterinary clinic.
Today is Sunday, May 3, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Graves, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Helen Mary Stevick Senior Citizens Center, 48 E. Main St., Champaign, IL 61820, phone 359-6500.
RSVP and the Stevick Senior Center are administered by Family Service of Champaign County.
Getting Personal is a Q&A with a local personality. Here, 46-year-old Urbana resident Julia Rietz, the Champaign County state's attorney and a horse enthusiast, chats with The News-Gazette's Paul Wood. Hear more from Rietz Monday at 10 on WDWS.
When you were growing up, what did your parents do?
Know of a barn worth spotlighting? Email Melissa Merli at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details
URBANA — Loretta Dessen remembers fondly the beautiful, Amish-built barn on her family property, Farm Lake.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
A&M Taxi, 108 Paddock Drive East, Savoy, by Mohamed Boureghda, same address.
Anointing Hands Services, P.O. Box 803, C, by Kwanesha Aker, 1010 N. Fifth St., C.
Clarity Counseling Services, 206 N. Randolph St., C, by Terri Medwed, 2211 Edgewater Place, C.
The sign is up, the ovens are curing and Pizzeria Antica Champaign is apparently a few weeks away from opening.
"We plan to be open by the end of May if not sooner," said owner Ramin Karimpour.
The new pizzeria is located just north of the Champaign City Building at 10 Chester St., in the building that formerly housed Stipes Printing and more recently Ratio Architects.