What happens inside that old theater building at 346 N. Neil St.? The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum has, since 1992, taken on the dual responsibilities of caring for a historic theater building and using the space to nurture a first-class children’s museum with an emphasis on science education.

A sudden snowstorm interrupted our apparent spring, and now, one day later, Birdland is sunny and crisp. Scattered remnants of yesterday’s sloppy snow lie in the yard, but I expect it will all melt by afternoon. The two little serama chicks in the basement brooder are growing bigger, tiny th…

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Today, Birdland is blusterous but warmish, for March, anyway. The sun shines brightly, but the wind blows away any warmth before it can really soak in. Still, it’s hard to believe it’s only been two weeks since we drove up to the edge of a frozen Great Lake. Michael skied while I sat in a yu…

At today's noon luncheon at the Holiday Inn, the generous members of the Champaign-Urbana Kiwanis Club will hand over $10,000 to the Champaign Park District earmarked for the soon-to-be built Martens Center.