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Pesto Stuffed Pork Chops

Ingredients 3 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese 2 tablespoons chilled basil pesto 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts 4 bone-in pork loin chops, 1 1/4-inch thick 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar...

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Aurora Octo Street: Chilly air, hooded coats, and food surround the Aurora Octo Street Fest on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s Restaurant Row Saturday. It was the first weekend of cool temperatures. The event was sponsored by Aurora Downtown. Carter Crane/The Voice

Aurora Octo Street Fest:

Chilly air, hooded coats, and food surround the Aurora Octo Street Fest on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s Restaurant Row Saturday. It was the first weekend of cool temperatures. The event was sponsored by Aurora Downtown. Carter Crane/The Voice...

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Marilyn Weisner Executive Director Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry

Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry executive director, Marilyn Weisner to retire at the end of this year

Lynn Flores, president of the Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry Board of Directors, Wednesday, Oct. 17 confirmed the retirement of its executive director, Marilyn Weisner, at the end of this year. “Aurora Food Pantry Board, staff and volunteers wish to thank Marilyn for her many years of tireless and committed...

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A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting

Meritorious surprise award in Aurora:

A Mayoral Commendation surprises Diane Renner, executive director of the Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry, at the Aurora City Council meeting Tuesday. She was expecting to speak about future events and was blindsided with the honor. Diane’s husband, Robin, gives her a pat on the back for her good deeds. Second...

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Recipe

Pumpkin Apple Streusel Muffins

Ingredients 2 1/2 cups and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/4 cups brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 cup canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup applesauce 2 cups peeled, cored, and chopped apple 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4...

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Octo Street Fest Aurora restaurant magic

Octo Street Fest is a free Fall festival for all ages Saturday, Oct. 13 in downtown Aurora. Held on Pinney Street behind New York Street’s “Restaurant Row,” Octo Street Fest will have a highlight of menu offerings from dining options. There will be music and some magic for an afternoon...

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Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in Naperville to support Lauren Underwood

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream in Naperville to support Lauren Underwood

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream, takes a scoop of the newest flavor Monday in honor of Lauren Underwood at the Riverwalk in downtown Naperville. Underwood, a Naperville resident, is challenging Republican Party U.S. representative Randy Hultgren in the 14th Congressional District election November 6. The flavor...

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Recipe

Graham Cracker Coconut Pecan Bars

Ingredients 2 cups graham cracker crumbs 2 cups flaked coconut 1/4 cup butter, melted 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 4 (1.55 ounce) bars milk chocolate candy 1 (8 ounce) bag chopped pecans Directions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Grease an 8×8 inch baking dish. 2. In...

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University of Illinois Extension in 3 counties

Food choices have a big impact on health and how we feel. The University of Illinois Extension will have one of three programs to explore simple ways to improve nutrition and energy based on meal and snack selections. See below. “The Mediterranean Diet is an evidence-based dietary pattern focused on...

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Fundraiser Forum

Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry Gala Saturday Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its annual fundraising gala Saturday, Oct. 6 at Pipers Banquets on Butterfield Road in Aurora. This year’s event, OctoberFeast, will feature beer, wine, and whiskey tastings, a full open bar, a delicious German-themed dinner, and live and...

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Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry Parking Lot

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry completes parking lot expansion

Marie Wilkinson Food Pantry has completed the Parking Lot Expansion for Safety Project  at 834 North Highland Avenue in Aurora,Ill.. The new parking lot adds 38 spaces for guests, conveniently on the north side of Marie’s West Side Pantry.  New handicap accessible spaces facilitate equitable access for all guests. Attractive...

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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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Torsk dinner at Anderson’s October 20

Anderson Tree Farm, Route 126 and Ridge Road in Oswego, will hold its ninth semi-annual Torsk (haddock) dinner Saturday, Oct. 20. Dinner will be served from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.. The menu includes haddock, potato, vegetable, limpa bread, dessert, and beverages. Tickets are $15 for adults and teens. Children...

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Autumn, harvest-oriented events fill the calendars

There are many Autumn and harvest-oriented events available to participants. The following are a few: Aurora • Blackberry Farm Pumpkin Weekends, October 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28. Pumpkin Weekends will have activities for kids such as pumpkin princess meet and greet, seasonal crafts, the Giant...

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Batavia Dinner Table event raises more than $10,000 for Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

Batavia Dinner Table event raises more than $10,000 for Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry

Austin Dempsey of BEI Properties represents Batavia MainStreet to present Betsy Thelin Zinser of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry with a check of $10,096.76 from the recent Batavia Dinner Table. Batavia MainStreet photo...

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Aurora GreenFest exhibits free at Prisco

The Aurora GreenFest will be Saturday! Wonderful exhibitors from our forest preserves, park districts, green businesses, green car owners, and artists all will be at the Prisco Community Center and the beautiful McCullough Park to help everyone learn more about taking care of the Earth. The GreenFest always makes it...

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Fall Small Fest at Growing Place

Fall Small Fest will take place September 29-30, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The Growing Place is at 2000 Montgomery Road in Aurora, two blocks north of Ogden Avenue/Route 34 and Rush Copley Medical Center. Imaginations will soar when kids shrink...

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Recipe

Taco Pie

Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) package refrigerated crescent rolls 1 pound ground beef 1 (1 ounce) package taco seasoning mix 4 ounces salsa 8 ounces refried beans 8 ounces sour cream 8 ounces shredded Mexican-style cheese blend 1 (10 ounce) bag corn chips, crushed Directions 1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2....

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Fundraiser forum

Aurora Interfaith Food Pantry Gala Oct. 6 Aurora Area Interfaith Food Pantry will hold its annual fundraising gala Saturday, Oct. 6 at Pipers Banquets on Butterfield Road in Aurora. This year’s event, OctoberFeast, will feature beer, wine, and whiskey tastings, a full open bar, a delicious German-themed dinner, and live...

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Milton Hershey: Candy, nurture of workers, boys school

Milton Hershey was born September 13, 1857 to Henry and Veronica Hershey. He grew up speaking Pennsylvania Dutch on his family farm. There he learned the value of hard work and perseverance. His ancestors were Swiss and German who settled in Pennsylvania in the early 1700s. He left school after...

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