Top of the morning, Oct. 8, 2015

Adult coloring, I'm told, is all the rage. So I tracked down Carol Inskeep of the Urbana Free Library for verification. She's running "50 Shades of Creativity: Coloring for Adults" at 3 p.m. Sunday, the library's first attempt at catering to crayon-carrying codgers. Everyone's invited — even aging editors who last saw a Crayola in elementary school. "I'm looking at you, Jim," Carol said.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Music scene

CHAMPAIGN — C.U. Bands and Fans will celebrate three years of covering live, local music on Saturday and Sunday at City Center at Fat City Bar & Grill, 505 S. Chestnut St., C.

Hello again, Pat Sajak

For the third time in a new season not yet four weeks old, a Champaign resident will put Vanna White to work on TV's longest-running syndicated game show.

The latest local to spin the "Wheel of Fortune" is 25-year-old UI PhD student RACHEL KLAREN, whose episode airs Thursday (6:30 p.m., WAND-TV).

Illinois Ancestors: Global cemetery meeting set for Saturday

According to a recent article (29 September) in Dick Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, "On Saturday, 17 October, Ancestry is hosting a global 'Find a Grave Community Day' ...

Younger generation: Celebrating the achievements of young adults in East Central Illinois

Gold medal

MANSFIELD — a Mansfield woman helped earn a gold medal for the U.S. Saddle Seat Young Riders Travel Team at a major equestrian competition in South Africa.

Area history, Oct. 7, 2015

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Developer to pay for fixes to yard after sewer break

CHAMPAIGN — Leann Wilder need not worry about stretching her Social Security checks to pay for the damage done to her yard by a Champaign repair crew.

UI professor had role in Nobel research

URBANA — Every second, tens of billions of subatomic particles known as neutrinos pass through every square centimeter of your body.

You don't feel a thing, because neutrinos barely react with other forms of matter.

Teacher of the week: Karla Schroeder

On Wednesdays, we'll spotlight a difference-making area educator. To nominate a teacher, tweet to education reporter @Nicole_Lafond with the hashtag #TeacherOfTheWeek. This week...

Meg Makes: A perfect pair of spaghetti pairings

Because of my husband's Italian heritage — and because it's delicious — spaghetti is often a featured dish at dinner.

We recently added two share-worthy side dishes: garlic bread from scratch and pan-fried ricotta cakes that reminded me of pancakes, only more delicious and perfect for dipping.