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Smiles reflect an enjoyable day at the Wine on the Fox in Oswego. Photo by LockedInPhotography.com

Volunteers needed for Wine on the Fox in Oswego May 4-5

Smiles reflect an enjoyable day at the annual Wine on the Fox in Oswego last year. Photo by LockedInPhotography.com Wine on the Fox, presented by john greene Realtor, returns to Oswego on Saturday and Sunday, May 4-5, 2019, and volunteers are needed to help make the event a success. Proceeds from…...

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Movie: The Public

‘The Public’ movie important portrayal, plight, of homelessness

By Judd Lofchie –  I was fortunate enough to receive an invitation to the Chicago premiere of the movie “The Public” and afterwards a Q & A with the director, Emilio Estevez, and Ryan Dowd, the executive director of Hesed House, Aurora’s homeless shelter. Ryan Dowd wrote the book, “The…...

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Aurora parade marshals in demand

The city government of Aurora is seeking nominations for grand marshals for this year’s Memorial Day and Fourth of July parades. A nominee must be an Auroran who has made significant contributions to the quality of life in the City, whether it in the areas of civic or social services,…...

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The el Dia del Nino celebration (children's day) at the Aurora Public Library in 2018 will be followed by this year's celebration April 28. Submitted photo

Children’s Day at Aurora Public Library April 28

The el Dia del Nino celebration (children’s day) at the Aurora Public Library in 2018 will be followed by this year’s celebration April 28. Submitted photo   By Miriam Meza –  Do you remember being a child and being excited for the many celebrations throughout the year? Whether it was…...

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Fox Valley Habitat 5B’s dinner April 27 Those in attendance can treat their families to dinner from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 27 p.m. with 5B’s BBQ. It will be held in the parking lot at Oswego Presbyterian Church, 1976 Route 25 in Oswego. 5B’s will serve pork…...

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Exchange Club of Naperville's RIbfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020

Exchange Club of Naperville’s Ribfest is moving to Romeoville for 2020. More details as they become available. Information for Ribfest 2019 can be found on their website here: http://www.ribfest.net/  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log In...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Activities abound; Veterans Park in Oswego to break ground

It is the season to be blessed with many activities: • A busy day in many communities will be Saturday, April 13, including Oswego, which will hold an Earth Day Kite Fly, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Prairie Pointe Park; Oswego East Food Truck Feast, and Veterans Serenity Park…...

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Simply Vedic Cultural Society, a non-profit in Naperville, was host to the Festival of colors Saturday, April 6 which announces the passing of Winter and arrival of Spring. It welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury their hatchets with warm embraces and throw their worries to the wind. Festival promotes friendship while offering an occasion to forgive and forget. Throwing of colors with Rock/traditional music, ethnic food, and shopping adds to this unique experience. The Festival was held at the Grand Pavilion – Naperville Riverwalk. Ross Creative Works photo

Holi – The Festival of Colors in Naperville

Simply Vedic Cultural Society, a non-profit in Naperville, was host to the Festival of colors Saturday, April 6 which announces the passing of Winter and arrival of Spring. It welcomes the Spring and celebrates the new energy of the season, festival that breathes joyful atmosphere of social merriment. People bury…...

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Plano Library projects: Crochet, movie, kids’ stories

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Knit and Crochet Group, Thursdays, 10 a.m. to noon. This informal group works on its own projects, discusses types and colors of yarns, and…...

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Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association to meet April 2

All Aurora area retired teachers, administrators, and school support staff members are invited to the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) luncheon Tuesday, April 2. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Gaslite Manor on Church Road in Aurora. Come and enjoy lunch and a program by Improv Unlimited, a…...

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Spring art in Sugar Grove

The Sugar Grove Public Library is a partner with Waubonsee Lifelong Learning Institute and will be host to a Spring art display in Gallery 125. The public is invited to an opening reception Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served. The reception will provide an opportunity…...

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Book sale through April at Plano Library

The Plano Community Library, 15 W. North Street, will be host to many events. For more information and to register, visit planolibrary.info or call 630-552-2009. • Friends Of The Library Book Sale, March 29 to April 6. The Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held in the meeting…...

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One A-Chord choir sings at Oswego's Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist's UMW 150 years of service observance Sunday, March 24. Sue Gilla of Aurora supplied organ and piano music. Guest preacher was Dottie Priddy of Channahon, former Aurora District UMW president. Al Benson/The Voice

Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist’s UMW 150 years of service observance

One A-Chord choir sings at Oswego’s Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist’s UMW 150 years of service observance Sunday, March 24. Sue Gilla of Aurora supplied organ and piano music. Guest preacher was Dottie Priddy of Channahon, former Aurora District UMW president. Al Benson/The Voice… This content is for...

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Dancing the Irish way: McNulty Irish Dancers entertain patrons at O’Malley’s Pub and Eatery in Aurora as part of their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. A video can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Dancing the Irish way:

McNulty Irish Dancers entertain patrons at O’Malley’s Pub and Eatery in Aurora as part of their St. Patrick’s Day Celebration. A video can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice  … This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and One Year Subscription subscribers only.Log...

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The 2019 St. Patrick’s parade in Naperville Saturday includes costume, green, and spectators. See video on facebook.com.thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Naperville St. Patrick’s parade:

The 2019 St. Patrick’s parade in Naperville Saturday includes costume, green, and spectators. See video on facebook.com.thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice    … 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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Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association to meet April 12

All Aurora area retired teachers, administrators, and school support staff members are invited to the Aurora Area Retired Teachers Association (AARTA) luncheon Tuesday, April 2. We will meet at 11:30 a.m. at Gaslite Manor on Church Road in Aurora. Come and enjoy lunch and a program by Improv Unlimited, a…...

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Water, Street Studios named ‘Best Art Gallery’ by magazine

West Suburban Living named Water Street Studios “Best Art Gallery” in their 2019 Best of the West list to feature the best that the western suburbs has to offer in approximately 80 categories. Water Street Studios was listed among many of their supporting partners including Gaetano’s Restaurant in Batavia (Best…...

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The movie “The Public” private screening, with Emilio Esteves, writer and director, right, visits the movie theatre Tinseltown recently in North Aurora. He and Ryan Dowd, left of Hesed House, take questions about the movie, a focus on homelessness. Dowd, executive director of Hesed House seeks to eliminates homelessness. The visit by Esteves at the private screening was a surprise. The movie release will be April 5. Christine Schirtzinger photo

Emilio Esteves joins Ryan Dowd at North Aurora private screening of the movie “The Public”

The movie “The Public” private screening, with Emilio Esteves, writer and director, right, visits the movie theater Tinseltown recently in North Aurora. He and Ryan Dowd, left of Hesed House, take questions about the movie, a focus on homelessness. Dowd, executive director of Hesed House seeks to eliminates homelessness. The…...

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Aurora Public Library Bookmobile will be at the National Bookmobile Day April 10. Submitted photo

Aurora will participate in national Bookmobile Day April 10

By Miriam Meza –  Did you know that April 10 is National Bookmobile Day? Wednesday, April 10, libraries across the country will celebrate National Bookmobile Day, a time to remember the integral and vital services that bookmobiles provide to many communities. In Aurora, we invite everyone to join us at the…...

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