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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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Bison born at Fermilab

First baby bison of the year born at Fermilab April 20

Fermilab offers several annual traditions for its Batavia area neighbors, from Family Open House to STEM Career Expo. But none is quite as anticipated as the birth of each year’s first baby bison. Saturday, April 20, baby bison season officially began. The first calf of the year was born in the early morning…...

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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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In North Aurora: Dale Berman, Village president, in his annual State of the Village address Wednesday, April 10 in the Oak Street Restaurant, gives a focus to the new vision statement of the Village government: An attentive municipal organization that connects with community, commerce, and nature. Carter Crane/The Voice

State of the Village of North Aurora includes a new vision statement

Dale Berman, North Aurora Village president, in his annual State of the Village address Wednesday, April 10 in the Oak Street Restaurant, gives a focus to the new vision statement of the Village government: An attentive municipal organization that connects with community, commerce, and nature. Carter Crane/The Voice… This content...

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Chuck Adams, execuitve director of Indivisible Aurora, left, and Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora, Tuesday, announce the reversal of the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Parade. Indivisible Aurora needed $17,000 to cover expenses. See Amy Roth's information on page 7. Funds were raised in a Go Fund Me account Tuesday. A video of the event can be viewed at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Parade reversed

Chuck Adams, executive director of Indivisible Aurora, left, and Richard Irvin, mayor of Aurora, Tuesday, announce the reversal of the cancellation of the 2019 Aurora Pride Parade. The announcement took place at Irvin’s media briefing event at City Hall, April 16. Indivisible Aurora needed $17,000 to cover expenses. See Amy…...

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Massive Crowd Attends 9th Annual Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt

Massive Crowd Attends 9th Annual Mooseheart Easter Egg Hunt

Warm air and clear skies helped boost attendance at Mooseheart’s 9th Annual Easter Egg Hunt, which took place on Saturday on the campus’ football field. An estimated 4,000 attended the event, which has become a fixture on area calendars since its inception in 2011. This year, 18,000 plastic eggs filled with…...

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Oswego Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking

Oswego’s Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking held Saturday, April 13, 2019

By Carter Crane – The Veterans Serenity Park ground-breaking in Oswego Saturday, April 13 was both the process of a beginning and of a completion for the committee which has been working on the project for nearly a year. The Park projection completion date is November this year. The Park,…...

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Kiwanis Club of Aurora completes payment for sponsorship of Children’s Corner to Aurora Public Library Foundation

Kiwanis Club of Aurora members present a ceremonial check April 6 for a last payment on a $100,000 pledge to the Aurora Public Library Foundation to name the Children’s Corner at the Richard and Gina Santori Public Library of Aurora in downtown Aurora. Club president Kim Groom is center. From…...

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First Call

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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Jo Fredell Higgins

Jo Fredell Higgins to receive Kiwanis Club of Aurora Service to God and Fellowman Award

The Kiwanis Club of Aurora will present its annual Service To God and Fellowman Award to Jo Fredell Higgins at an evening banquet in her honor Monday, May 20 at Gaslite Manor in Aurora. The award annually honors a community member for exemplary leadership skills, consistent service as a role…...

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More than 60 groups, floats, and units enjoyed the inaugural pride parade in Aurora Sunday through the streets of downtown. Here are two of the participating groups. See page 1, page 7, and see facebook.com/thevoice.us for a video of the event. Jason Crane/The Voice

Pride Parade and Festival back on again; Go Fund Me helps

By Amy Roth – The Pride Parade and Festival in Aurora is back on again less than a week after its cancelation. Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora announced Tuesday afternoon standing next to Chuck Adams, executive director of community advocacy group Indivisible Aurora, organizer of the event. The announcement came…...

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Standing ovation for Aurora Police Chief Kristen Ziman

At the April 9 meeting of the Woman’s Club of Aurora at Belle Salle Banquets, Kristen Ziman, chief of the Aurora Police Department (APD), was presented with a $500 check to honor APD first responders by Club president Cathy Martin. Chief Ziman thanked members for the outpouring of support from…...

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Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser: Blackie the dog meets a visitor at a Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser recently at Pig Dog Pub in Montgomery. Featured were the band Trio and numerous raffle baskets. The second annual Doris Day event raised funds for the volunteer arm of Aurora Animal Control and Care. Volunteers showed a half dozen dogs for adoption. Al Benson/The Voice

Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser:

Blackie the dog meets a visitor at a Humane Society of Aurora fundraiser recently at Pig Dog Pub in Montgomery. Featured were the band Trio and numerous raffle baskets. The second annual Doris Day event raised funds for the volunteer arm of Aurora Animal Control and Care. Volunteers showed a…...

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Full Fox River kayak trip: Vernon LaVia, Charlie Zine, and Kiwanis president-elect Steve Andras pose at Tuesday's luncheon meeting at the Prisco Center following Charlie Zine's presentation. He gave a program on his trip the full length of the Fox River by kayak from the headwaters of the Fox River at Colgate, Wis. and 202 miles to Ottawa at the confluence of the Illinois River last year. Amy Roth photo

Full Fox River kayak trip shared with Kiwanis Club of Aurora:

Vernon LaVia, Charlie Zine, and Kiwanis president-elect Steve Andras pose at Tuesday’s luncheon meeting at the Prisco Center following Charlie Zine’s presentation. He gave a program on his trip the full length of the Fox River by kayak from the headwaters of the Fox River at Colgate, Wis. and 202…...

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Tom Muth, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District manager, shows the District's 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report Monday to Aurora Noon Lions Club members. Muth, an Aurora Noon Lion member, said the report is intended to be a brief, but meaningful summary of the services that Oswego-based Fox Metro provides for 300,000 residents from Batavia to Yorkville. Al Benson/The Voice

Fox Metro Financial Report shared with Aurora Noon Lions Club members

Tom Muth, Fox Metro Water Reclamation District manager, shows the District’s 2018 Popular Annual Financial Report Monday to Aurora Noon Lions Club members. Muth, an Aurora Noon Lion member, said the report is intended to be a brief, but meaningful summary of the services that Oswego-based Fox Metro provides for…...

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Yorkville ‘Then and Now’ at The Chapel

The Chapel on the Green’s annual meeting and election will be held at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at the Chapel, 107 W. Center Street in Yorkville. After a short business meeting, member Thomas Milschewski will present a program regarding his upcoming history book, “Yorkville Then and Now.” Thomas first…...

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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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Planning meeting: Indivisible Aurora's public meeting to take a course of action at One East Benton building Saturday includes 11th District congressman Bill Foster, left. He engaged with the leaders of the Pride Parade who announced last week that a money shortfall would force cancellation of this year's event. Tuesday the event was announced as back on at the mayor's briefing at City Hall. Jason Crane/The Voice

Planning meeting:

Indivisible Aurora’s public meeting to take a course of action at One East Benton building Saturday includes 11th District congressman Bill Foster, left. He engaged with the leaders of the Pride Parade who announced last week that a money shortfall would force cancellation of this year’s event. Tuesday the event…...

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Barbara Hernandez, representative in the 83rd District of the House of Representative receives a ceremonial swearing in by 16th Judicial Circuit Judge, René Cruz, at East Aurora High School, her alma mater, Saturday. Jason Crane/The Voice

Ceremonial swearing in:

Barbara Hernandez, representative in the 83rd District of the House of Representative receives a ceremonial swearing in by 16th Judicial Circuit Judge, René Cruz, at East Aurora High School, her alma mater, Saturday. Jason Crane/The Voice… This content is for 30 Day Free Trial, 3 Months for 99 Cents and...

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Gift of Hope Memorializes Aurora Boy Dylan Richardson and Honors Parents at Fox Valley Park District Harmony Pointe Park

Gift of Hope Memorializes Aurora Boy, Honors Parents at Fox Valley Park District’s Harmony Pointe Park

In life, Dylan Richardson loved walking on his tippy toes. And eating the cream out of Double Stuf Oreos (before hiding the cookie part from mom). And batting around a baseball with his older brothers. And Spider-Man. Oh, how the 7-year-old loved him some Spidey. In death, Dylan continues to…...

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