Notes-Worthy: David Garcia

CU Bands and Fans’ Terry Brown talks with David Garcia, a ‘professional musician’ who on Sunday played with Don’t Ask at The Iron Post

Are you a native of Champaign-Urbana?

No. I'm from Southern California. My family is from Cuba. I moved to Champaign-Urbana in the spring of '09.

Area history, March 19, 2015

Today is Thursday, March 19, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Top of the Morning, March 19, 2015

Spring officially arrives Friday, which means ....

... duck if you're around the Catlin Grade School playground at 1:35 that afternoon.

Updated: No punishment for Ash Wednesday incident

CHAMPAIGN — The choir teacher involved in the Ash Wednesday incident at Centennial High School last month will not be reprimanded for her role in the event.

Younger Generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults

Camp scholarships

On March 7, the Guild of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra awarded 10 $300 scholarships for students in grades 6-12 to attend Illinois Summer Youth Music camp (ISYM).

Meg Makes: Morning eggs can be spicy, portable

I'm a loyal devotee of eggs for breakfast, and they've recently gotten some press for getting back on the dietary good list.

I find they keep me full longer in the mornings than other options, and take a shorter time to cook than stove-top oatmeal. If you have some extra time, though, this recipe for breakfast burritos is a tasty way to dress them up.

Area history, March 18, 2015

Today is Wednesday, March 18, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

My Amish Home: Despite the mud, new buggy's a beauty

"Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it." Matthew 7:13-14

Illinois Ancestors: Photos of Civil War veterans online

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield maintains one of the largest collections of photographs of Illinois Civil War soldiers and they are being made available to researchers on the Internet. Known at The Boys in Blue, the database can be searched at for an individual, a military unit, residence, etc.