In Birdland, the sun is warm but the wind is frigid. My poor chickens are once again confined to the coop, but tomorrow is supposed to be warm at 27 degrees, and I'll let them out in the morning.
It's funny that a below freezing temperature can sound warm to me, but it does now. I hope it feels warm to the poor chickens.
For information about services available to older adults, contact Karen Bodnar, 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 Services of Champaign County.
Today is Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014. News reports from this date in history:
URBANA — Growing up in rural China, for Hua Nian, New Year's meant the first "bang!" of firecrackers at midnight, followed by days of adventure.
"Free from school, armed with leftover firecrackers, we kids would look for cow pies (preferably freshly made) to blow up," she says.
'Jackson's Run,' a film featuring St. Thomas More student Richie Berner in a major role, premieres locally in front of an audience of his peers
CHAMPAIGN — When Richie Berner's face appeared on the big screen at Carmike Cinemas on Friday, it was the biggest screen to be had — 78 feet wide and 35 feet tall, where a pimple looks a foot square.
Not that they've asked for advice. But candidates who plan to participate in our primary forums Feb. 19-21 in Champaign might want to huddle with Kirsten Blackford before reaching the podium. It's clear the Miss Fisher Fair Queen knows how to work an audience.
Today is Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. News reports from this date in history:
What is your first memory from the Super Bowl?
Mine is easy: Super Bowl V on Jan. 17, 1971. I was 9. We watched on our family's first color TV. Probably a Magnavox.