FOOD & DRINK
Win tickets to the Sangamon County Fair!
The Sangamon County Fair is coming up on June 14th through the 18th! Get out to New Berlin for all the food, fun, festivities and music!. 4 gate admission tickets, 4 tickets for rodeo, 1 parking pass. 4 gate admission tickets, 4 tickets for demo derby, 1 parking pass. 4...
Right before our eyes
The ocean, planets up close, sea creatures — all within reach. Lynn Herzberger, locally known as “moon man” for his various moon-themed creations, swaps his standard subject for a whale as he draws with chalk on the sidewalk in front of Our Town Books in downtown Jacksonville. He titled the finished piece “la blue.”
How to grow and care for hollyhocks
JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — Hollyhocks (Alcea rosea) have been growing in gardens for centuries and remind many of us of our parents’ or grandparents’ gardens. Despite being ‘old-fashioned,’ hollyhocks have had a bit of a resurgence in recent years. Their tall, stately flowers are an impressive sight in the garden.
A place for the whole family
Adam Maas knows the challenges of dining out as a family. “Our family has a vegan, someone on (the) Paleo (diet), a vegetarian and a carnivore. A lot of our friends are gluten-free,” said Maas, who recently opened GOOD DECISIONS operating from the kitchen at DANENBERGER FAMILY VINEYARD in New Berlin.
When, How to Water Garden During Dry Weather
Advice for that garden and outdoor plants. How much should you water and when should you water during this excessive dry spell? Here’s U of I extension horticulture educator Ken Johnson. Johnson is from the Jacksonville office, which serves Calhoun, Cass, Greene, Morgan, and Scott counties.
Miss Jacksonville Pageant, The Steepwater Band Kick off 2023 Downtown Concert Series Friday
An annual summer tradition returns to downtown Jacksonville Friday, kicking off with a brand-new event. The Jacksonville Main Street Summer Concert Series hits the ground running for 2023 with the Steepwater Band taking the stage Friday night. Ahead of the usual pre-concert festivities, the first annual Miss Jacksonville pageant, sponsored...
The Story of how New Berlin High School Choir got to rock with Foreigner at the BOS Center
To gently paraphrase the lyrics that were coming out of the speakers of the vehicle on that Friday morning as we drove our way from Springfield to New Berlin, it felt like the first time. Yet for as beautiful and pleasant as the drive west was, it was not the first time we had come this way over the prior weeks to be sure.
Williamsville Junior High art students
Williamsville Junior High art students showed off their talents at the New Berlin Art Fair recently. The students received a total of 86 ribbons, including a Best of Show award for Ryan Hunt (Flower Boy, Mixed Media). Front row, from left: First place winners: Vivian Bowen (Landscape; also honorable mention, Scratchboard; third, Cartooning; second, Mixed Media 2D), Ella Greer (Animal […]
Jacksonville City Wide Yard Sale Kicks Off Friday Morning
Residents in the Jacksonville area and possibly beyond will be up and at em’ early the next couple of days as the City Wide Yard Sale kicks off Friday morning. Ward 1 Alderwoman Eren Williams who organizes the event says she’s had more than 100 addresses registered for this year’s event.
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