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Changing Market

CHAMPAIGN — As construction continues on Niemann Foods' new Harvest Market supermarket at the Carriage Center in Champaign, company leaders are trying to decide the future of its County Market building several blocks to the north.

For the retirees, May 1-8, 2016

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.

Wired-In: Robin Berthier

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference maker. This week, meet Robin Berthier, 34, the president of Network Perception, a startup company developed in 2013 by University of Illinois experts on network security and infrastructure.

Getting Personal: Niala Boodhoo

Here, 40-year-old Champaign resident Niala Boodhoo, the host and executive producer of 'The 21st,' a new program on WILL Radio, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

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Reluctant Townie: Summer movie preview, then and now

Summer movie season is my favorite time of year. Or, at least it used to be before every summer movie was the same four-quadrant TV dinner of predictable weightless CGI cityscape destruction.

Jazz with pizzazz

CHAMPAIGN — These jazz musicians weren't even born before many of their musical heroes died, but they're doing a good job of channeling their sound and feel.

A core group from Champaign Central High School became West of Staley — because that's where they practice — in the summer of 2014. Several are now in college.

Business schedules weekend sale

Georgetown is the home of a little antique site called ForeverMore at 206 W. West St. It consists of a small house and a porch-like one-car garage that is always filled to the brim with antiques and primitives.

Sandra Mason: Manage tomato problems now

For many of us, gardens are incomplete unless a few tomato plants are on the planting list. Of all the vegetables we can grow, tomatoes remain the most popular in the home garden. Even folks who only grow hair have at least one tomato plant tucked in somewhere. In spring, dreams of deliciously delectable fresh garden tomatoes dance in our domes.

Weekend planner: A Downton-ish event downtown

If you liked "Downton Abbey," you'll love Emmanuel Memorial Episcopal Church's 1662 Choral Evensong service at 4 p.m. Sunday, promises Mother Beth Maynard, priest at the church at 102 N. State St., C. The song texts come from the King James Bible and the 1662 Book of Common Prayer, used in Anglican church services, and are set to music by some of the greatest composers in history.

This marathoner is probably going to pass you

He who starts last can end up near the front, at least if the runner is Chuck Engle.

Engle, 45, is an Ohio marathon junkie who will compete in the Christie Illinois Marathon Saturday.

Co-directors Jan Seeley and Mike Lindemann are flying him out for an fund-raising event.