Category: Education

Ruth Garcia Rotary Club Youth exchange Sicily trip

Rotary Club Youth exchange

Ruth Garcia enthusiastically discusses her future plans and goals with members of the Rotary Club of Aurora Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. She is part of the Rotary Club Youth Exchange program and will leave for Sicily soon to spend a full academic year learning both a new...

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Guillermo Lopez obtains a library card at Santori Public Library of Aurora.

Various methods available to obtain Aurora Library cards

By Anthony Stanford –  As a service to Aurora Public Library (APL) customers, and to provide information related to how to obtain a library card, APL from time to time reminds both Aurora and Aurora Township residents about the process to obtain a Library card. Aurora residents 18 and older,...

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IMSA in Aurora receives a new sign on campus and recently was named best public school in the U.S.. Jason Crane/The Voice

Illinois Math and Science Academy best public school in U.S., takes other honors

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora has been named the No. 1 Public High School in America in Niche.com’s 2019 rankings. “IMSA’s focus on ‘igniting and nurturing creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition’ through inquiry and problem-solving, instills curiosity and creativity in our students,”...

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Brian Urlacher example for youth, West Aurora School Board examines options

By Carter Crane –  High School practices in football and boys and girls golf started Monday with the rest of the sports’ practices to begin Wednesday. Golf meets will begin Thursday, Aug. 9. First football games will be no sooner than Friday, Aug. 24 and this season should be interesting...

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Reader’s Voice: Holy Angels open house August 1

July 17, 2018 Dear editor; Holy Angels School, 720 Kensington Place, Aurora, a STEM specialty school rooted deep in faith and recognized for academic excellence, will be host to its annual prospective parent open house at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1. Attendees will be able to register for the 2018-2019...

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Personal version family recollection, of ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

“Hillbilly Elegy” A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis is a book by J.D. Vance. My mother was a hillbilly. Let me say upfront that she did not view that term as derogatory. Born in Tennessee and raised in West Virginia, her father, Christopher Columbus “Lum” Austin, was...

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Rotary Club Youth Exchange program for students 15 to 19 years old

Julieta Del Toro, a recent graduate from West Aurora High School discusses her future plans and goals with members at the Rotary Club of Aurora, Monday at Two Brothers Roundhouse in Aurora. She is part of the Rotary Club Youth Exchange program and will leave for Brazil soon to spend...

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Meals on the Move event at Blackhawk Park in Aurora proves successful July 13. The collaborative effort was among three community organizations. Submitted photo

Collaboration in Aurora an assist in Meals on the Move

By Anthony Stanford –  A collaboration among the Aurora Public Library (APL), Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB), the Fox Valley Park District (FVPD), and the city government of Aurora helps to sponsor the popular Meals on the Move program. The Summer lunch program provides free nutritious boxed lunches to children...

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Youth Department events filled in Yorkville

The Yorkville Public Library Youth Service Department will have many events in August. All events will take place at the Library, 902 Game Farm Road, unless otherwise noted. For more information, or to register, call 630-553-4354 or visit www.yorkville.lib.il.us. • Wednesday, Aug. 1, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Stories in...

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Batavia Library seeks tax hike, but, no increase

At its meeting July 17, Batavia Public Library trustees voted unanimously to place a proposal on the November, 2018 ballot. The proposal requests a 7¢ increase in the Library’s general operating tax rate, however, the overall tax rate for residents will remain the same, because the Library’s tax rate for...

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How to be a Viking camp at Yorkville Public Library

Norwegian stories, crafts, games, music, and food at Viking camp

Yorkville​ resident James Weilandt, 5, decorates his clay Norwegian troll model during a “How to be a Viking” camp July 16, 18, 20 at Yorkville Public Library. Montgomery and Norway, Ill. Sons of Norway fraternal benefit lodges sponsored the fourth annual camp. Library had Norwegian stories, crafts, games, music, and...

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Aurora Public Library 10th Teen Talent Show 2018

Eight contestants ready for final Aurora Public Library Teen Talent Show

By Anthony Stanford –  The Aurora Public Library (APL) will be host to its 10th and final Teen Talent Show this Summer. The event is presented by APL’s teen librarians, Flannery Crump and Pat Schultz, and will feature contestants ranging in age from 12 to 18. This year there are...

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On learning how to navigate telephone communications

By Barb Nadeau –  How difficult we make the world for our older brothers and sisters. Everyone can relate to the frustration of calling in to a service line only to hear an almost endless stream of automated prompts. We have to listen carefully to try to discern which prompt...

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Junior Deputy Program assists in Kane County

A group of west suburban high school students have a better understanding of law enforcement, thanks to their participation in a Junior Deputy Program led by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Eighty-five students were honored June 16 at a Kane County Cougars baseball game for completing the course. They came...

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Dana Russell’s return to Aurora Public Library full circle

By Anthony Stanford –  Full-circle career paths can be interesting, challenging, and very fulfilling. That is certainly the case for the Aurora Public Library (APL) senior manager of children’s services, Dana Russell, whose career has come full circle. She started her career working at APL in the early 1990s in...

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Canning instructions by University of Illinois in August

Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy your garden vegetables or farmers market produce all year long? Whether just starting out or updating knowledge, join University of Illinois extension educator Laura Barr for one of three upcoming seasonal programs on home food preservation. “Canning is a simple, smart way to make...

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Montgomery Foundation scholarships open

The Montgomery Foundation has college scholarships available to students who live in Montgomery. Applications for the scholarships can be found online at www.TheMontgomeryFoundation.org and will be accepted until August 1 for the upcoming academic year. High School juniors who seek to get a jump on planning for college can submit...

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Eleven 14th District students set to attend service academies

Back row, left to right: Eubin Kim, Hawthorne Woods, (U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Ma.); Joseph Moore, McHenry, (U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colo.); James Stefo III, Antioch, (U.S. Air Force Academy); Sean Adams, Batavia, (U.S. Air Force Academy); congressman Randy Hultgren; Brennan Hare, Sugar Grove, (U.S. Merchant...

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