Day: January 24, 2019

Leader of the Year Award: Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice, middle, receives acknowledgement at the Aurora MLK commemoration Monday at East Aurora High School as the Leader of the Year recipient from the Aurora African American Heritage Advisory Board. She poses with some of the teens she has been serving as a mentor for going above and beyond to inspire and make an impact on young ladies in the Aurora community. Skyy founded her mentoring programs for young women and has inspired others to do the same in Aurora. Her first Girls on the Run 5K brought out hundred of participants and raised thousands of dollars for youth mentoring in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Police Officer Skyy Calice Named 2019 African-American Leader of the Year

The City of Aurora’s African-American Heritage Advisory Board (AAHAB) will host its 15th Annual Heritage Dinner on Friday, February 22, 2019 at Gaslite Manor, 2485 Church Road. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner begins at 7 p.m.   The crowning event of Black History Month, this annual celebration…...

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Fox Valley Women’s march: First-year 14th Congressional District U.S. House of Representative Lauren Underwood gives remarks at Saturday’s march in Geneva on the grounds of the Old Courthouse. Michelle Meyer photo

Fox Valley Women’s march:

First-year 14th Congressional District U.S. House of Representative Lauren Underwood gives remarks at Saturday’s march in Geneva on the grounds of the Old Courthouse. Michelle Meyer photo… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In Register...

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MLK Day: Lift Every Voice and Sing by young singers from Cathedral of Grace St. John Church sign singers perform at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at East Aurora High School Monday. Jason Crane/The Voice

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at East Aurora High School:

Lift Every Voice and Sing by young singers from Cathedral of Grace St. John Church sign singers perform at the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration at East Aurora High School Monday. Mayor of Aurora, Richard C. Irvin’s 2019 Service Above Self Awards were presented to 58 youth during…...

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Cody Lorance of Endiro pours in more chili Saturday at Endiro in the Chili Bowl, sponsored by ELEMY. Seven restaurants competed. Endiro finished in first. Jason Crane/The Voice

Endiro Coffee in Aurora voted Crowd Favorite Chili at Second Annual ELEMY Chili Bowl to benefit World Relief DuPage/Aurora -Saturday, Jan. 19

Cody Lorance of Endiro pours in more chili Saturday at Endiro in the Chili Bowl, sponsored by ELEMY. Seven restaurants competed. Endiro finished in first. The winner of the Judge’s Choice trophy for 2019, is Craft Urban.  One-hundred percent of the ticket sales go to World Relief’s services for refugee and…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Haberkern appointed Aurora Public Library director; West Branch to stay put

Stop the presses! Well, almost. Late Tuesday evening this week, only a short time prior to completing this week’s issue of The Voice for an early Wednesday morning press time we received information about the Aurora Public Library West Branch: It will not move from its site. Another bulletin: Michaela…...

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Reader’s Voice: Attendance at governmental meetings important

January 17, 2019 Dear editor; So often the Aurora City Council, the Aurora Public Library Board, the school district boards are accused of not being transparent. I attend these meetings and the agendas are published prior to the meetings. I find that attendance by the public is very low. Those…...

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Donna Crane

Natural habitat in yards create a functioning ecosystem

Last of two parts (click here for part 1) The article in Mother Nature Network (MNN) written by Tom Oder, entitled: “How to save nature, one backyard at a time,” continues. “The project gives homeowners a place to learn about wildlife landscaping without incurring major expenses such as the cost…...

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Three Aurora aldermanic challengers forums listed

Aurora aldermanic forums ready There will be three Aurora aldermanic challengers forums in partnership with the participating businesses and candidates: • Tredwell Coffee: Barista Candidate Forum on Downer Street, Saturday, Jan. 26 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Refreshments to be offered to all who attend. • The Aurora Tap House:…...

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Jo Fredell Higgins

A taste, a sampling, a poetic portion on France, food, history

Imagine, if you can, that stone tools found at Chilhac, France indicate that pre-human ancestors may have been present in France at least 1.6 Million years ago. Think about that; 1.6 Million years ago! Think how short our lives are in comparison, even if we are granted 90 or 100…...

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Wayne Johnson

Thoughts to chew on: The Gum Challenge, goaded, and gloating

Over the past months in The Voice, I’ve written stories of my various death-defying occupations, such as forklift driver, assembly line worker, paperboy, at my various places of employment, advancing in my chosen career of never doing the same thing twice or even once, for that matter. Here is yet…...

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Hamburger Potato Casserole

Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 3 cups thinly sliced potatoes 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of mushroom soup 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup chopped onion 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon parsley flakes 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar…...

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Stephanie Kifowit

State Representative Kifowit selected as leader of two House committees

State representative Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, will bring experience from her service in the U.S. Marine Corps and focus on public integrity to two key House committees this year. She has been selected to be the chair of the Veterans Affairs and State Government Administration Committees in the State House. “I…...

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Aerial views of Aurora from 1867 to 2013 a new exhibit in downtown Aurora

Aerial views of Aurora from 1867 to 2013 a new exhibit in downtown Aurora:

Aerial views of Aurora from 1867 to 2013 are the subject of a new exhibit by the Aurora Historical Society which opened in the first floor gallery at the Pierce Art and History Center January 19 and will run to February 23. Left is from 1882 downtown and right is…...

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First Fridays will start the 2019 season with 10 months of art music and more activities in downtown Aurora

Hugging booth at First Fridays in downtown Aurora

After a month off, First Fridays is ready to burst with love February 1. A hugging booth, bunny art, Valentines, and tons of tunes will start the year of art, music, and more activities in downtown Aurora. Aurora Downtown will be host to a free pop up photo booth with…...

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City of Aurora government establishes first Advisory Commission on Disabilities

City of Aurora government establishes first Advisory Commission on Disabilities

Honored at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday: Appointees to the recently-established Advisory Commission on Disabilities. From left, Lori Price, Teresa Crafton, Elana Newkirk, Herman Shelton, (Richard Irvin, mayor), Todd Nardone, Lisa Jacino, Debbie Nardone. Not in the photo are Dr. Cynthia Penne and Eric Moch. • Twenty-three community members,…...

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Mike Shereck book author from Naperville speaks about business at Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting

Mike Shereck, book author from Naperville, speaks about leadership and business at Kiwanis Club of Aurora meeting

Accepting a mug from Kiwanis Club of Aurora’s Amy Roth is Mike Shereck, who spoke about men and leadership during the January 22 meeting at Prisco Community Center. Right is Kiwanis Noon president Kim Groom. Shereck, of Naperville, has more than 30 years’ experience in both construction and manufacturing. He…...

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Mark Batnick

Plainfield’s Mark Batinick new House Republican Party floor leader

State representative Mark Batinick (R-Plainfield) was appointed to the position of House Republican Party floor leader recently. The Plainfield Republican will be the minority caucus’ point person during the daily floor debates and discussions in the House of Representatives for the 101st General Assembly. The representative said he is honored…...

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Master gardeners provide information to gardeners on growing vegetables, herbs, and flowers from seed. They will be available for Seed Swap Saturday, Jan. 26 at the Aurora Public Library West Branch. Submitted photo

Seed Swap sows Spring flowers, vegetables, to grow

By Miriam Meza –  Does this cold weather make you wish it was Spring? The Aurora Public Library can help! No, we can’t change the weather, but we can help you prepare for Spring, and make Winter feel a little less dreadful. Imagine a garden full of vibrantly-colorful flowers, the…...

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