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  • Master the art of deglazing a pan with steak au poivre

    One of the main reasons carnivores love meat is because of its depth of flavor. And the easiest way to magnify that flavor is to brown the meat.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • Maple tree tapping at Gurler House

    Join the Gurler Heritage Association and DeKalb County Community Gardens for a maple tree-tapping event at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Gurler House, 205 Pine ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:01 pm
  • Wintertime broccoli blues can be brightened with sliced lemon

    Anyone else suffering the broccoli blues?Truth is, it’s such a versatile vegetable seemingly unbound ...
    March 3, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • RAMP awarded grant for curriculum

    RAMP's Youth Services curriculum programs were awarded funds from the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ Karen & Duke Levis Fund in the amount ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • NIU focuses on incarceration issues for Women’s History Month

    March is Women’s History Month, and this year Northern Illinois University will celebrate with a variety of events focused on incarceration issues.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:21 am
  • 4-H Super Saturday

    Sixty people took part in 4-H Super Saturday on Feb. 14 at the DeKalb County Farm Bureau. Super Saturday is an annual event that provides hands-on lea ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:34 am
  • Castle Club headed to Starved Rock for performance

    Members of the Castle Bank’s Castle Club are planning a March 30 trip to Starved Rock in Utica for a live musical performance by Patty Waszak.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • 'Note to Remember' a sold-out success

    The seventh annual Sycamore Music Boosters “A Note to Remember” event at Blumen Gardens was a huge success.
    March 3, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Klondike Derby

    Boy Scout Troop 2810, sponsored by Salem Lutheran Church, competed in the annual Klondike Derby on Feb. 7 at the Sycamore Sportsman's Club. Some of th ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Girl Scout summer camp offers adventure for all girls

    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:20 am
  • Winter survial

    Boy Scouts from Waterman Troop 139 recently headed north to Tomahawk Scout Reservation in Birchwood, Wisconsin. Along the way they stopped at a hotel ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Uncorked: Sale lets winemaker get back to the cellar

    Flooded with incoming emails, Adam Lee sat down to offer personal responses.  Lee had just sold his ...
    March 3, 2015 - 10:24 am
  • BBBS Bowl for Kids’ Sake begins this weekend

    Bowl for Kids’ Sake will raise money for the Family Service Agency’s Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb at events this month.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • Foundation plans mouse race

    The Genoa-Kingston Education Foundation will conduct its fifth annual mouse race at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 S. Washington St.
    March 3, 2015 - 9:45 am
  • NIU club to screen documentary

    The Southeast Asia Club at Northern Illinois University will screen the award-winning 2002 documentary “The Friendship Village” from 4 to 5 p.m. Wedne ...
    March 3, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Reader Poll

    Are there easily accessible biking paths near your home?
    Yes, and I use them
    Yes, but I rarely use them
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