Editor's note: This is the second in a weeklong series of local profiles highlighting Active Aging Week, which started Sunday and runs through Saturday.
DANVILLE — Many weekdays, Mary Ann Pettigrew's schedule is so full she's lucky if she can eat lunch by 2 p.m. and dinner by 7.
Some memories can be very strong.
I know this, and you do, too, but I was reminded of it a couple times last week.
I'd written about the Hessel Park firetruck, and mentioned a couple other icons that are gone, and wondered if any of you had places or items you recalled.
By Dennis Vidoni
"Maybe" was Eric's surprising response to my query about his interest in visiting Japan. A year later, our American Airlines Boeing 777 was landing at Tokyo's Narita International Airport.
In 1915, St. Mary's parochaial school in Champaign will open its doors on Oct. 11, according to the plans of Rev. Father R.F. Flynn. By that date it is believed that construction of the school will have been completed. The building fully equipped will cost approxiately $45,000 and it will accommodate 200 pupils. Seven Sisters of Notre Dame will be engaged in the classroom work.
MAHOMET — The side yard of Geraldine Hickle's home is abloom with coleus, the grape vines out back are flush with fruit, and geraniums and sweet alyssum line her sunny patio.
Still, the 96-year-old fusses that her yard isn't as nice as it used to be.
"I cannot ... control ... myself," said Alpha.
"At least you're admitting you have a problem," I said. "That is the first step."
Picking up where we left off last week, we asked alumni of Central Illinois Business Magazine's Forty under 40 list: What's your best advice for dealing with a difficult boss?
CHAMPAIGN — Daisy noses through a flower bed wearing a girl's bathing suit over her bottom and rubber booties on her rear paws, acting as happy as any dog in the world to be outside on a sunny September morning.
A reader asked about a guitarist who performed in Ellnora's presentation of Steve Reich's "Counterpoint." The reader said he had shaken hands with "a guy with white hair in a long pony tail and realized later" he'd seen him the night before with Paul Simon on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert."