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Northern Nights: Bartenders’ favorites

By Staff | May 4, 2014

Molly’sSabreena SaleemColumnist H @BreeSaleemMolly’s, 1000 W. Lincoln Highway, puts a colorful twist on the classic Mai Tai with white and dark rums, amaretto, triple sec, grenadine, sour, and orange juice for a drink that is both tart and sweet....

(Left to right) Melissa Lenczewski, director for the Institute for Environment, Sustainability and Energy, and community members Heather Wheeler, Alex Chapman and Jill Cottone make crafts out of recycled materials Tuesday night at Tapa la Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway, in a fundraiser for the Green Lens Environmental Film Festival.

Students upcycle treasures

By Allison Krecek | November 19, 2013

Fashion is constantly changing, but instead of going out to spend money on a new jacket, students learned how to upcycle Tuesday.When upcycling, participants take something old and used, like an old shirt or dress, and use that to make something new....

Annual film festival to bring interest in world environment

By Kate Chopelas | November 11, 2013

The planet is in focus for this year’s Green Lens Environmental Film Festival.The mission of the festival — which is themed “Our Planet In Focus” this year — is to “provide Northern Illinois University with an opportunity to experience films...

Garden tour shows off homegrown goods

Garden tour shows off homegrown goods

By Amy Shelton | September 22, 2013

DeKalb County Community Gardens held its first fundraising event this weekend, hosting a tour of nine of 40 gardens in the DeKalb and Sycamore area.The gardens project was started by project coordinator Dan Kenney in summer 2012 as a way to grow food...

Local liquor store hosts wine tasting event

By Alan Kozeluh | April 7, 2013

Lundeen’s Discount Liquors, 1030 Arcadia Ave., and 1760 DeKalb Ave. in Sycamore , held its annual spring wine tasting on Saturday. The liquor merchant has been hosting wine tastings in the spring and fall for the past five years. The gathering brought...

STEM Cafe discusses fishy situation

By Jessica Cabe | July 16, 2012

Illinois is being invaded, but the threat is not extraterrestrial. Asian Carp are causing big problems throughout the Midwest and have even made their way up to South Dakota, said Vic Santucci, Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR) expert, who...

Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway, reopened Tuesday.

Tapa la Luna reopens

By Olivia Willoughby | February 22, 2012

After two months of closed doors, Tapa la Luna is back in business.Tapa La Luna, 226 E. Lincoln Highway, reopened Feb. 14. Co-owner Robert Deshazer, said he and his partners struggled to reopen, but is now excited to return.“We’re very happy to have...

Bars host Halloween costume contests, events

By Dave Gong | October 27, 2011

Several DeKalb bars are embracing the Halloween spirit by offering events for patrons. KJ's Tap & Grill, 518 E. Lincoln Highway, will have live music from outlaw country band Stroker Red, as well as a costume contest on Oct. 29, said KJ's Manager...

Raise your glass for Ourglass

By Troy Doetch | July 19, 2011

DeKALB | With two performances within the next month, a self-produced record dropping in September and a strategic move to Chicago, the sands of time are steadily slipping for Ourglass, the psychedelic-inspired grunge band of NIU students, alumni and...

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...

V-Day restaurant specials

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 11, 2011

DeKalb | While the clock is ticking down to Valentine’s Day, DeKalb and Sycamore restaurants are preparing special holiday menu items to spice up the typical “dinner-and-a-movie” date. Hillside RestaurantHillside Restaurant, 121 N. Second St. DeKalb,...