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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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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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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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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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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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Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to Batavia Lions’ vision care efforts for youth and adults. Al Benson/The Voice

Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser

Batavia resident Rick Goebel, left, serves sausages at Batavia Lions Club’s 42nd annual pancake breakfast fundraiser Saturday at Eastside Community Center in Batavia. Goebel is a 32-year Batavia Lion. Elburn Lions Club member Jim Litsett provided free vision screenings for visitors, age six months to adults. Breakfast proceeds go to…...

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Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego's Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4 for Aurora area food pantries. Al Benson/The Voice

Fundraiser for 42,000 pounds of potatoes for Aurora area food pantries

Oswego residents Judy and Jim McGregor portray Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head and greet guests Sunday at Oswego’s Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist. An ultimate baked-potato bar raised funds to benefit a first potato drop of 42,000 pounds of Wisconsin potatoes in the church parking lot May 4…...

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U.S. senator Dick Durbin, third from left, and acting principal deputy under secretary for health, Steven Lieberman, M.D., join Hines Veterans Hospital director, Steven Braverman, M.D. recently when Hines VA receive $5 Million donation to support geriatric research and patient-centered care. Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital received a ceremonial check for $5 Million.  Daniel DuVerney/Hines Media Service photo

Illinois donor leaves $5 Million to Hines VA Hospital

U.S. senator Dick Durbin, third from left, and acting principal deputy under secretary for health, Steven Lieberman, M.D., join Hines Veterans Hospital director, Steven Braverman, M.D. recently when Hines VA receive $5 Million donation to support geriatric research and patient-centered care.  Hines VA Hospital received a ceremonial check for $5…...

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Oswego American Legion Post 675 and Oswego Boy Scout Troop 63 donate to the Aurora Strong fund

Oswego American Legion Post 675 and Oswego Boy Scout Troop 63 donate to the Aurora Strong fund

The Oswego American Legion Post 675 and Oswego Boy Scout Troop 63 representatives present Aurora mayor Richard Irvin with a check for $850 to donate to the #Aurora Strong fund for the victims of the February 15 Henry Pratt shooting. From left: Commander Joe West, mayor Irvin, Legion member Jim Stuersel,…...

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Cosmo Club wine-tasting April 26 Cosmopolitan Club of Aurora, the Club that fights Diabetes invites everyone to its eighth annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser to start at 6:30 p.m. Friday April 26 at Fox Valley Winery, 5600 Route 34, Oswego. Admission is $30 and includes five wine tastes and hors d’oeuvres…....

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Dunham Fund will match donations to the survivors

The lives of employees at the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora were changed forever February 15 when a disgruntled employee took the lives of five employees and injured others. The Dunham Fund Board of Advisors and staff members grieve with the community over this unimaginable tragedy. In support of the…...

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Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora holds a ceremonial check for $12,154.39 at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which was collected through one of many Aurora Strong fundraisers for the families of the tragic shooting February 15 at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora. Representatives from Sons of AmVets Post 103, 2 Low Flo Car Club, and Distinct Visual Solutions are honored by Irvin. As of Tuesday, $420,000 had been raised from many fundraising efforts throughout the City and nationwide. Donations will be accepted through March. Another recent fundraiser was the Bowling for Aurora Strong at Parkside Lanes in Aurora. The Sather Foundation created the event with more than 300 participants who raised more than $20,000. •Reverend Peter Spiro, right, the head pastor of Saint Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Aurora is honored for 17 years of serving the community. The Church has served the community for 54 years. March 25 was the 198th anniversary of Greek Independence Day. He received The Mayor’s Award of Service. Reverend Spiro expressed appreciation to Hesed House which was instrumental in helping an individual obtain his own apartment. • Unanimously approved was a resolution authorizing revisions of a Real Estate Purchase and Development Agreement with Mora Asian Fusion Bolingbrook, LLC to facilitate the redevelopment of property at 43 E. Galena Boulevard, commonly known as the “Vargas Building (formerly Culture Stock).” Mora learned that its investors were troubled by language in the agreement that gave the city government broad discretion to reacquire the property at fair market value if it chooses. Jason Crane/The Voice

More than $420,000 raised from Aurora Strong fundraising

Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora holds a ceremonial check for $12,154.39 at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which was collected through one of many Aurora Strong fundraisers for the families of the tragic shooting February 15 at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora. Representatives from Sons of AmVets Post 103, 2…...

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Ultimate baked potato bar April 7 Help us feed the hungry. In May 42,000 pounds of potatoes donated from The Society of St. Andrew will be brought to the parking lot of the Church of The Good Shepherd, 5 West Washington Street, Oswego. The potatoes will be distributed to community…...

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Pancakes: Love and history: The 69th Annual Kiwanis Club of Aurora Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, at Aurora Central Catholic High School, finds Kiwanis Club of Aurora members working together to make thousands of pancakes on two rotating grills that were designed and built by Kiwanis member Al Sinden, vice president of Engineering at Stephens-Adamson in Aurora. The first grill was built in 1959 for the total cost of $512.34. It started in 1960 and served 3,202. Grill No. 2 was made a couple of years later. In 2015, Grill No. 1 was named for long-time member, Hal Beebee, who passed away in 2015. A video can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Kiwanis Pancakes: Love and history:

The 69th Annual Kiwanis Club of Aurora Pancake Breakfast, Saturday, at Aurora Central Catholic High School, finds Kiwanis Club of Aurora members working together to make thousands of pancakes on two rotating grills that were designed and built by Kiwanis member Al Sinden, vice president of Engineering at Stephens-Adamson in…...

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Paramount Theatre CEO/president Tim Rater, left, presents a check for $51,754.10 to mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, at Tuesday’s media briefing at City Hall. The money was raised for the Aurora Strong Community Fund from patrons of the Paramount’s Broadway musical The Producers. Mayor Irvin said the Aurora Strong Community Fund continues to grow. Visitors from 496 cities and six states contributed. • Information for the Route 59 Corridor Study was presented. The Route 59 corridor is the second largest commercial corridor in the State, second to Chicago’s Magnificent Mile. Tuesday of last week, the City Council approved the Route 59 Corridor Study as a guide to redevelopment. Trevor Dick, the city’s director of development strategy and facilitation, said the plan is a guiding document. It can change and is not set in stone and meant to be flexible. The city government was host to an open house in December 2018. The study states retail trends continue to show more consumers shop online to take market share from traditional retailers. Retailers once were rewarded for opening many locations, with square footage almost synonymous with the success of a business. As shopping habits have shifted to online, brick-and-mortar stores have become expensive and redundant. The location of the Corridor as a regional draw and destination present unique opportunities to expand and maximize successful development initiatives. A video of the media briefing can be seen at facebook.com/thevoice.us. Jason Crane/The Voice

Paramount Theatre’s Aurora Strong campaign:

Paramount Theatre CEO/president Tim Rater, left, presents a check for $51,754.10 to mayor of Aurora, Richard Irvin, at Tuesday’s media briefing at City Hall. The money was raised for the Aurora Strong Community Fund from patrons of the Paramount’s Broadway musical The Producers. Mayor Irvin said the Aurora Strong Community…...

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Hawaiian Luau for Woman’s Club The Woman’s Club of Aurora will be host to a Hawaiian Luau fundraiser Saturday, March 23 at Belle Salle Banquets, 1920 East New York Street, Aurora. A professional group of dancers from Aloha Chicago Entertainment will give a performance following the luncheon. Doors will open…...

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St. Baldrick’s in Naperville

The Naperville Police and Fire Departments will be hosts to the 15th annual St. Baldrick’s Event in Naperville Saturday, March 23. The signature head-shaving event to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven organization dedicated to raising money for children’s cancer research, will be held at the Chicago Naperville Marriott,…...

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Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora holds a check for $67,732.80 at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which was raised at a March 3 fundraiser at a packed Ballydoyle Pub and combined with Firefighters Union Local 99 for the families of the tragic shooting February 15 at the Henry Pratt warehouse in Aurora. Jason Crane/The Voice

Aurora Strong: Nearly $350,000 raised from fundraising efforts throughout the City and beyond

Mayor Richard Irvin of Aurora holds a check for $67,732.80 at Tuesday’s City Council meeting, which was raised at a March 3 fundraiser at a packed Ballydoyle Pub and combined with Firefighters Union Local 99 for the families of the tragic shooting February 15 at the Henry Pratt warehouse in…...

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Carter Crane editor of The Voice

Fasting and Feasting: 40 ways, days, to the Golden Rule

Spiritual and religious themes are relevant in the Spring, a time of planting seeds, growth, rebirth. They coincide. Firm roots, greenery developed from the brown, care, and nurturing, offer hope and positive thoughts. It is cyclical. Tending to religious matters is personal. Most serious religions offer a consistent strain of…...

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