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Letter from Birdland: Every dog has a superpower

It was a simple meal: a quarter of a baked butternut squash. The bulb end, so I could drop a pat of butter to melt into the bowl where I had scooped out the seeds before baking.

Alone for the evening, I had work to do, so I took my meal at my desk. I settled in to my writing and my supper, when Ursula raised the alarm.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 16-23, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

16TH ANNUAL MANSFIELD WINTER FEST

What: Free horse and carriage rides, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Have your picture taken with Santa! Over 30 vendors from seasonal decor to baked goods. Coffee, hot chocolate, donuts, breakfast and lunch provided by food vendors. Shop at the local village shops. Brochures and maps available day of event.

Pet Talk: Treating a terrible twist

By HANNAH BEERS
UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Letter from Birdland: A good time to take a break

The frost teases us in Birdland. It caught about 90 percent of my basil, but a few stalks are still bravely green. I'm going to go out today and cut it and the rest of the parsley, oregano, thyme and marjoram for one last herb frittata.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 9-16, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

ARCOLA'S DOWNTOWN HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

What: Get in the Christmas spirit while enjoying Christmas carols and samples of delicious Christmas goodies.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 12.

Where: Main Street, downtown Arcola.

More info:Call 217-268-3576.

Pet Talk: Armadillos taking up residence in area

By HANNAH BEERS
UI College of Veterinary Medicine

With confirmed sightings last August, nine-banded armadillos are now part of the wildlife scene in East Central Illinois.

Letter from Birdland: Immersed in the arts

Birdland has turned the corner of the year — a sharp one. It seems like yesterday we were too warm in the afternoons, and now I'm putting on layers and sweaters and wrapping scarves around myself — not for style, but warmth.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 2-9, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

NINTH ANNUAL CHAMPAIGN URBANA FOLK AND ROOTS FESTIVAL

Pet Talk: FAQs about rabies

By DR. ASHLEY MITEK
 

UI College of Veterinary Medicine

Is rabies still a concern in the U.S.?

Letter from Birdland: Cozy days have returned

This morning in Birdland, the wind was blowing from the wrong direction. The low clouds were heavy and gray. Trash came tumbling across the field, and the chicken coop door kept blowing closed, shutting the hens and turkeys out, so they laid their eggs in secret nests who knows where, and they couldn't get in to drink their water and eat their food.