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I think one of the best things about enjoying the summer’s bounty of vegetables and fruit are the salads we can all enjoy thanks to the bounty of the Downtown Paris Farmers Market or Community … more
Every summer at Twin Lakes Park, those spending a Saturday afternoon at the splash park, on the mini golf course or with a picnic in the shade may be lucky enough to catch the one Saturday that Stone … more
Paris Downtown Farmers Market opens at 8 a.m. today and I couldn’t be more excited. I realize it’s not been the best weather for gardens so far with all the rain and cold. But my friend and … more
The Link Art Gallery, formerly the Bicentennial Art Center, is holding its first annual Painting the Prairie exhibition in place of the Paint Illinois show of the previous 25 years. Director … more
Springtime is here and that means camping season has arrived as well. Many families long for weekends spent in nature and roughing it for a few days with a pack of basic supplies and a blanket … more
Thinking back to childhood and straight into adulthood the coming of warm weather meant one thing – the return of the cookout. Grilling is an American tradition as families and friends all … more
With spring finally here, hunters everywhere will soon be out in their favorite spots searching for the ever-elusive morel mushroom. People all over will be light stepping throughout the countryside … more
Since the beginning of time the methods of cooking have changed in many ways. Some say for the better where others say they wish they had the old ways back. One thing is certain though, no matter … more
I don’t think it’s any secret that I love Savannah, Ga. Even when it’s 100 degrees with 99 percent humidity or when the yellow pollen covers everything, I love the Hostess City. As you read … more
This past Christmas I gave my mother-in-law, June, the John Steinbeck book, “Travels with Charley.” June is a resident of Pleasant Meadows in Chrisman and enjoys it when I visit and read a … more
Abraham Lincoln is such an iconic figure in American history it is easy to forget he was human and like all humans needed to eat. During the nearly 154 years since Lincoln’s assassination, … more
Sunday is the Super Bowl and while I sincerely doubt there are many local New England Patriots or Los Angeles Rams fans, still many Americans will get together with friends and families to watch some … more
By GARY HENRY ghenry@prairiepress.net Here is something everyone can support. Monday is National Blueberry Pancake Day. It is unknown who was originally behind this idea or how Jan. 28 came … more
Kitchen technology innovation was the focus of a “What’s New In The Kitchen” program Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Paris Public Library. Led by University of Illinois extension nutrition and … more
According to tradition, New Year’s Day supper will bring you fortune in the year to come. At the Roberts home on Elm Street in Paris, New Year’s Day dinner was probably the most unpopular of … more
Nothing signals the start to the winter holiday season quite like a platter full of freshly baked cookies, from sugar-dusted crescents to chocolate-dipped macaroons and sprinkle-topped wafers. … more
Thank you Albrecht von Gaudecker for inspiring me to make German Christmas cookies this year. Von Gaudecker, a world-renowned organist, is performing 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, at Grace Lutheran Church … more
Thursday is Thanksgiving. It never ceases to amaze me of the traditions associated with the holiday — and how different they are in other areas of our country. I think it must be a Midwestern … more
“Murder at the Juice Joint,” to benefit the Paul Warner Animal Rescue, was a resounding success, according to Bobby Sinclair and Zack Janis, who are the founders of Paris Charity Events. Paul … more
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