Area history, July 6, 2014

Today is Sunday, July 6, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago:

Studio Visit: Joe Taylor

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, a chat with Joe Taylor, the co-owner of Sleepy Creek Vineyards near Fairmount and former co-owner of Taylor Studios, which builds museum exhibits.

Are you still making "Up the Creek" webisodes?

Greg Heath's donation helping keep C-U music history alive

CHAMPAIGN — Greg "Flea" Heath really values three posters of a Willie Nelson show he promoted in Danville in 1989.

Combined, the posters are a bit of an oddity.

One advertises the event as being at the Danville baseball stadium. The stadium folks later canceled and the venue was changed to the Danville Civic Center.

So Heath had new posters made.

Reluctant Townie: Confessions of an uninterested soccer fan

Is it OK to stop pretending we care about soccer yet? Did we get it out of our systems? As a collective people of Facebook?

I couldn't do it. Sorry, guys. The world of professional soccer is too vast and multifaceted for me to simply manufacture feelings of intense excitement and murderous loyalty overnight. Too much work. Memorization. Performance.

Business calendar, July 6, 2014

Sunday, July 6

For the retirees, July 6-13, 2014

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.

Slice of Life: Turning a pipe dream into reality

By Ryan Weber

Top of the Morning, July 6, 2014

A regular treat of Champaign's annual July 4 parade, which rolled through town on Friday, is seeing the Centennial marching band perform.

"Centennial has been a part of that parade for decades — as long as I've been aware of the Centennial band," Centennial band director Michael Allen said.

Powder coating can save metal items

It has been around quite a long time, but it just seems to have become popular in the last few years. It is called powder coat. I cannot explain it, and it is probably not that complicated.

Area history, July 5, 2014

Today is Saturday, July 5, 2014. Here are news reports from this date 100, 50 and 15 years ago.

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