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CULINARY CHAMPION FOR THE AREA'S BEST BURGER

The Aurora Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announces the CULINARY CHAMPION for the area's BEST BURGER: Bull Moose Bar & Grille in Sandwich, IL and the winning dish: Carmel Apple Burger!

3RD ANNUAL VALENTINE'S DAY FUNDRAISER AT LASALLE MANOR

LaSalle Manor Retreat Center in Plano (12480 Galena Road, 1 mile and a half west of Route 47) will host its Third Annual Valentine's Day Dinner/Dance Fundraiser to be held February 14th.

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Park District picnic shelter reservations began Feb 2
The Fox Valley Park District will be accepting picnic shelter reservations for the season starting on Monday, Feb. 2, on a first-come first -served basis.

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28 January, 2015

3rd Annual Bridal Expo

Brides-to-be, bridesmaids, family members of brides-to-be, and wedding planners are invited to Ellis House and Equestrian Center's 3rd Annual Bridal Expo on Sunday, February 15th, 2015 from 12pm-4pm.. 

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Food pantry receives donation
​​​The First Baptist Church of Plano was very busy in November and December collecting and donating for holiday joy. A tithe from fund raising was donated to the Kendall County Food Pantry.

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Changing Oil

Aurora's Caden Carnes, center, 8, was among Aurora Cub Scouts who learned how to change a vehicle's motor oil and other maintenance tips...

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​​Hope...Heifer Project
The Sunday School children at United Methodist Church in Plano are excited about their mission project this year and need your help. They are collecting donations for a "Milk Menagerie" gist basket consisting of 2 goats, 1 heifer, and 1 water buffalo and "Hope Baskets" consisting of chickens and rabbits.

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Sandwich Opera House Awarded Funding From Arts Midwest
The Opera House has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund, a program of Arts Midwest, generously supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

3RD ANNUAL CHAMBER BOWLING NIGHT BENEFITS TRI-COUNTY KIWANIS' FRUIT OF THE ROOM PROJECT

The event was hosted by the Sandwich Area Chamber of Commerce, and held at Idle Hour Lakes in Sandwich on Saturday, January 17th.

SUGAR GROVE SETTLED OVER 80 YEARS AGO

-Sandy Conrad (sconrad@fvshopper.com)

There is much rich history in the Fox Valley area that few people are aware of.

In 1834 six men, Asa McDole, James and Isaac Isbell, their nephew Parmeno Isbell, James Carmen and a Mr. Bishop, considered the founding fathers of Sugar Grove, came west from Ohio to the region that was named Sin-Qua-Sip, an area totally populated by Indians.

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