Day: September 27, 2018

Aklasou Mawuko Kwami Adelan, a cultural and spiritual leader of Togo, a west African country, Monday meets Aurora mayor Richard Irvin, right, and receives a private tour from Jen Evans, director of the Aurora Public Arts Commission. The delegation promoted tourism and trade.

Togo leaders visit Aurora; an economic call

Aklasou Mawuko Kwami Adelan, a cultural and spiritual leader of Togo, a west African country, Monday receives a private tour from Jen Evans, director of the Aurora Public Arts Commission. The delegation promoted tourism and trade. Mayor Irvin receives a necklace and other gifts. Members of the delegation, met at Aurora…...

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Goat yoga offers relaxation at Saturday’s annual Aurora GreenFest. Jason Crane/The Voice

Goat Yoga one of the new exhibits at 9th Annual Aurora Greenfest

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Stephanie Kifowit and Fran Caffee recipients of Tenth Annual Women’s Power Lunch awards

By Jason Crane –  For a nearly a decade, the Women’s Power Lunch has honored women who do amazing things in the Fox Valley area. State representative Stephanie Kifowit received the 2018 Woman Of Power Award, Thursday, Sept. 20 at Piper’s Banquets in Aurora. Fran Caffee was honored with the…...

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The Batavia Hall of Honor induction ceremony at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre at Batavia High School Thursday, Sept. 20 accepts new members, from left, Mike Spillane, Eldon Frydendall, Sharron Moran Jauregui, Max Striedl, Samira Ahmed, Matt Holm, Sue Bauer, and Ron Karabowicz. Batavia School District 101 photo

Batavia Hall of Honor induction ceremony

The Batavia Hall of Honor induction ceremony at the Batavia Fine Arts Centre at Batavia High School Thursday, Sept. 20 accepts new members, from left, Mike Spillane, Eldon Frydendall, Sharron Moran Jauregui, Max Striedl, Samira Ahmed, Matt Holm, Sue Bauer, and Ron Karabowicz. Batavia School District 101 photo… This content...

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Batavia-Geneva 100th high school football game: Meaningful

By George H. Scheetz –  Batavia High School vs. Geneva High School is one of the longest-running high school football rivalries in Illinois. Since 1913, the schools have played 99 games in 105 years; the century game will take place at Bulldog Stadium in Batavia Friday. As Batavia’s Public Library…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Goat Yoga at Aurora GreenFest, more than for capricorns

Goat Yoga. Refreshing and therapeutic. It was the scene and something new at the annual Aurora GreenFest Saturday. More information and tidbits may captivate: • The Naperville Police Department invites attendance at National Coffee with A Cop Day, Wednesday, Oct. 3 with Chief Robert Marshall from 9 a.m. to 11…...

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Reader’s Voice: Free enterprise, not government best means

September 15, 2018 Dear editor; In recent weeks, more than a few syndicated columnists bluntly have asked “Will Americans vote socialism this November?” But, with all major media voices firmly in the liberal socialist fold, all the American people get to hear and read is that particular political vein. Conservative…...

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Donna Crane

Shelters to Shutters connects property companies to homeless

Adele Peters is a staff writer at Fast Company who focuses on solutions to some of the world’s largest problems, from climate change to homelessness. “When Antonio Puryear lost his job in Washington, D.C., and then, shortly thereafter, his apartment, he and his two daughters were temporarily forced to move…...

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Carolina relief assistance available

Hurricane Florence has ravaged the Carolinas, destroyed houses, businesses, and for many, hope. Our hearts are with the community foundations on the Atlantic Coast and the communities they continue to serve amid danger and damage. “A lot of people had lost everything; they had to be evacuated so quickly that…...

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Mamie Eisenhower in Aurora for the Aurora Historical Society

Cocktails with Mamie will be a chance to meet Mamie Eisenhower who will be in Aurora on a mission for Ike’s presidential re-election in 1956. This is will be a chance to rub elbows with the country club set of the era, and have a Pink Squirrel cocktail with the…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

Renior: Pauper in Paris to million-dollar artist

The city proper of Limoges, France was founded by the Romans around 10 B.C.. In the oceanic climate, where the porcelain industry developed, the birth of Pierre-Auguste Renoir February 25, 1841, was filed in the record books. His father, Leonard Renoir, was a tailor of modest means. In 1844 the…...

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Charles Coddintgon

Fascinating trains across the U.S.: Solve problems

Trains have fascinated me since childhood. Perhaps the fascination was a part of my genetic code. My paternal grandfather, Charles James Coddington, 1879-1926, whom I never knew, was a railway express clerk; my maternal grandfather, William C. Watson, 1898-1982, worked for the CB & Q all his life. But the…...

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Roasted Garlic Bread

Ingredients 3 heads garlic 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 (1 pound) loaf Italian bread 1/2 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely-chopped 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Slice the tops off of garlic heads so…...

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Aurora Area Retired Teachers’ Association celebrates 60 years

By Jo Fredell Higgins –  Question: What has 400 members now and began in 1958-1959 with 42 retired educators? Answer: The Aurora Area Retired Teachers’ Association (AARTA). This year marks its 60th anniversary and the organization’s Golden Jubilee event! The celebration will be October 2 for lunch at Gaslite Manor,…...

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Hallowe’en Oct. 26 at Water Street

Water Street Studios, 160 S. Water Street, Batavia, will be host to a special Hallowe’en presentation of The Nightmare Before Christmas, presented as an old time radio production, Friday, Oct. 26. Doors and cocktail hour will start at 6 p.m. and performances will begin at 7 p.m.. Actors will perform…...

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Reader’s Commentary: Kane County State’s attorney transparency important

By Chris Lauzen –  On behalf of Kane County taxpayers, a dozen of whom came to voice their disapproval at the September 13 Kane County Judicial and Public Safety Committee meeting, I ask two questions of Kane County State’s attorney Joe McMahon: • Who is paying for the two-year-old prosecution…...

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Touch-A-Truck a Kids’ Expo at Phillips Park

State representative Stephanie Kifowit will be host to a free Kids’ Expo and Touch-A-Truck event for children and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the Phillips Park Aquatic Center, 828 Montgomery Road, Aurora, in the North and South parking lots off of Howell Place. Some activities…...

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Balanced budget again, in DuPage

For the eighth consecutive year, DuPage County Board chairman Dan Cronin presented a balanced budget that does not increase the County’s portion of the property tax levy. “This has been the toughest budget I’ve had to present,” Cronin said. “For eight years, we’ve continually done more with less, and cut…...

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