Inside Sure Shot Pickleball

Eat, Drink, Pickle—All Year

As fervor for the fastest-growing sport in America continues apace, private developers…
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Goods and furniture from TerraKlay

Sustainable Style

By Judy Sutton Taylor Naperville-based TerraKlay offers eco-conscious handmade home goods…
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KAVU’s Topspin semipadded sling pack racket bag, Nathan’s QuickSqueeze View 18-ounce insulated handheld water bottle, and Garmin’s Forerunner 265 smartwatches

Fall Fitness

These products will boost your active lifestyle A LEG UP Available in a range of fabric…
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Bluffs along the Great River Road

Color Run

Western Illinois’ Great River Road is a leaf-peeper’s dream drive If you’re looking…
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Pa Lian, Burmese Restaurant, 254 E. Geneva Rd., Wheaton

Burma Rave

By Phil Vettel Pa Lian puts Burmese cuisine on the map If you’ve never tried Burmese…
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Inside Penrose Brewing Company


By Peter Gianopulos Penrose’s award-winning seltzer shakes up the judges Have you ever…
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A dessert from Sweet Vibes Dessert Lounge

Pretty in Pink

By Peter Gianopulos A photogenic new dessert spot in Warrenville Do you still believe…
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Pumpkin White Bean Soup with Leeks and Crema

Pumpkin White Bean Soup with Leeks…

By Kelli Ra Anderson Move over pumpkin spice—roasted pumpkin has a delicious savory…
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Tractor Town at Bengtson’s Pumpkin Farm in Homer Glen

Autumn Adventures

Pumpkin farms, apple orchards, spooky fests, and all kinds of seasonal fun await With…
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Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

This Chicago-born performer brings his talents to the Mac When it comes to swordplay,…
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‘Remarkably Bright Creatures’ by Shelby Van Pelt

A Remarkable Debut

Wheaton resident Shelby Van Pelt burst onto the literary scene last year with her debut…
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Through both its Community Foundation’s Discretionary Grantmaking and Youth Engagement in Philanthropy programs, the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley awarded 41 grants on July 11 totaling more than $615,000 to support local nonprofit organizations working to improve the quality of life for Fox Valley residents.

Sights of the Season

People, places, and scenes around the area   Photos: Jen Banowetz (Field of Honor);…
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