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  • Fundraising efforts help more than charities
    Fundraising efforts help more than charities
    These days it seems as if everything we do or our children do, costs us. The costs are sometimes hidden away in what are called fundraising opportunities that are just ways to cover the extra fees that are needed to begin or keep functioning a...
  • District 200 supports the Special Olympics by Bowling for the Torch
    District 200 supports the Special Olympics by Bowling for the Torch
    For the third year in a row, Community Unit District 200, otherwise referred to at CUSD200, will be supporting the District 200 Special Olympics with the program Bowl for the Torch. This great event will be fun for the entire family!Mark your...
  • A charitable spirit
    A charitable spirit
    While most people consider charitable acts only carried out by charitable organizations, non-profits and 501 (c)(3) organizations (sometimes all one in the same), that does not necessarily have to be the case at all! Acts of charity come from the...
  • Solaire Wheaton
    Solaire Wheaton apartments near Metro now leasing
    If you're looking for a luxury apartment within walking distance of Metro and shopping, with reasonable rents and great amenities, check out the newly opened Solaire Wheaton. Developed by Washington Property Company, which also developed...
  • Wheaton Regional Park
    Wheaton Regional Park
    Why go to an amusement park and pay exorbitant prices when you can make an easy trip to your local park for free?Wheaton Regional Park may not have the roller coasters, water rides, or even a castle; but it does offer amusement and recreation to...
  • Yum Watercress
    Lives Up to the Hype
    Upon trying out Ruan Thai nestled in a pocket in Wheaton, I did what most generation y babies do. Googled/Zagat/Yelped/and Urban Spooned the restaurant before going because social media dictates the likelihood of me trying out a new restaurant. ...
  • Black Friday is not just for humans
    Black Friday is not just for humans
    Everybody in every walk of life is getting into the groove these days of providing excellent deals for their customers. Sometimes those customers are of the canine variety.Let’s take for example Pet Supplies “Plus.” Today, this...
  • A walk in the woods
    Escape from NATO with a visit to the western suburbs
    In Part 1 of this series, we discovered that the NATO Summit is going to be no picnic for downtown Chicagoans—so in this article we’re going to look at some perfect picnic spots. Part 2 in this series proposed the idea of heading to...
  • Musical Moms
    A Little Patch of Heaven Comes to Wheaton
    The Musical Moms have their own Facebook page. They have followers from every age range. Chances are, they’ll add a few more followers in the next few weeks.Jolene Bilingham, Marcia Macy, and Robin Wiper a.k.a. the Musical Moms will raise...
  • Bowl of Chili
    "Rockin’ Chili Fest" Helps Local Veteran’s Post in Wheaton
    It’s time to call out the cavalry because the Wheaton Veterans of Foreign Wars post needs help! Faced with rising costs and dwindling membership, VFW Post 2164 is in danger of closing. But a determined band of members are fighting to keep...
  • Cantigny Park
    Part 2 - Cantigny Park : History meets strategy
    Here's Part 1 in case you missed it...The game Company of Heroes was so well received not only for the graphics and game play, but also the realism and attention to history. If you want to get up close and personal to some of its history, book...
  • Losing Your Dog
    What Happens if your Dog gets Loose and Runs in Wheaton, IL?
    My Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier, Quantum Leap certainly has earned his name, or at least a portion of his name, that of Leap. When Q was just over two-years-old, he loved to jump from out deck, onto the benches on the deck and sky over our fence....
  • Jupiter
    Cosley Zoo-Your children will love it
    Cosley Zoo in Wheaton is a wonderful place to bring children. They have many exhibits with many kinds of animals. They have farm animals such as a horses, sheep, goats, cows, and many other reptiles and animals. The zoo keepers there work very...
  • Ho Ho Ho!
    Ho Ho Ho!
    PetSmart in Wheaton, Illinois will be welcoming a special guest for all those good dogs and cats this Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th between the hours of 11 o’clock a.m. and 4 o’clock p.m. Santa will be carrying out one of...
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    Don't feed the coyotes—or other wild beasts
    The chipmunks who steal my birdseed would more likely attract coyotes than any of the feed I set out, except perhaps a low-hanging suet block. And, as the photo below left shows, my fruit-and-grape-jelly oriole feeder has only attracted acrobatic...