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DeKalb County Lamb and Wool Producers will host annual lamb buffet

By Meaghen Harms | March 30, 2011

Lamb is the main menu item for an upcoming evening buffet. The DeKalb County Lamb & Wool Producers will host its annual lamb buffet on April 9. "The buffet will include carved leg of lamb, vegetables, potatoes, salad, dinner rolls, dessert and choice...

Internships are still available

By Meaghen Harms | March 24, 2011

Available summer internships could be closer than one would think. Local businesses are still offering internships for area students. Internships are a way for students to see how a certain field of study translates outside of the classroom. "When they...

Kiwanis Club celebrates pancake day with the community

By Meaghen Harms | March 9, 2011

Pancakes will be served to anyone in the community on Saturday at DeKalb High School, 1515 S. Fourth St. Kiwanis Club of DeKalb is hosting their 56th Annual Pancake Day. The breakfast, where pancakes, sausage, bacon and applesauce will be served, will...

Overnight at the museum: natural history museum to host family event

By Meaghen Harms | March 9, 2011

The Midwest Museum of Natural History, 425 W. State St., will have a night of adventure and learning for people of all ages. The museum will host "Family Overnight at the Museum" on Saturday and Sunday. The event will run from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. "This is...

Sweet Dream Desserts hosts Tasting for Charity

By Meaghen Harms | March 6, 2011

Sweet Dream Desserts, 1969B DeKalb Ave., will host its fourth annual Tasting for Charity from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary's Memorial Hall, 244 Waterman St. All proceeds will be donated to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of DeKalb County....

DeKalb Park District offers a course on wood carving

By Meaghen Harms | February 28, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb Park District will host a six-hour wood carving class on March 12. Woodcarver George Tolliver will instruct the class. "I have been seriously carving wood since 2000, but have been doing it all my life," Tolliver said. "I carve at...

Learn to make the same meals that are served at Tapa La Luna

By Meaghen Harms | February 24, 2011

DeKALB | Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway, will host cooking classes on the last Saturday of each month through April. The series of classes is called Taste of Tapa La Luna. They will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Each class has a different theme from...

Kishwaukee Family YMCA hosts 6th Annual Indoor Triathlon

By Meaghen Harms | February 20, 2011

DeKALB | The Kishwaukee Family YMCA held their 6th Annual Indoor Triathlon on Sunday. The event began at 8 a.m. and ended with an awards ceremony at noon. The triathlon attracted 105 participants from all over the county. It was divided into eight waves...

Quinn will present 2012 budget, NIU hopes to be addressed

By Meaghen Harms | February 15, 2011

DeKALB | Governor Pat Quinn will present his budget for the 2012 fiscal year today. The center of the governor's plan to pay the state's bills is expected to be a new borrowing plan. "Many are anticipating that the governor will want to sell bonds to...

Feed ‘Em Soup serves community

By Meaghen Harms | February 10, 2011

David Lumpkin had an idea to help the DeKalb community.Along with friends, that idea became Feed ‘Em Soup Community Project, a nonprofit organization serving the DeKalb and Sycamore communities. "This is an opportunity for us to serve people who don't...