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  • Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city

    Chicago-area nature camps explore the wilds -- even in the city
      Nature Museum camps For outdoors-minded, city-surrounded kids, day camp doesn't get much cooler than at the Nature Museum, where field trips might include the Lederman Science Center at Fermilab (to see the bison herd), the Chicago River (for a...
  • Aurora chocolatier boasts sweet treat's benefits

    Aurora chocolatier boasts sweet treat's benefits
    Lydia Lesniak has good news for chocolate lovers gearing up for a truffle-filled Valentine's Day. "Chocolate can be good for you," says the Aurora resident, who runs her own chocolate shop called Chocolates by Lydia. "Dark chocolate is rich in...
  • Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum hosts the Husky Heroes

    Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum hosts the Husky Heroes
    Morton Arboretum is going to the dogs, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25 with Husky Heroes. Families love the annual event at 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, which is free with arboretum admission. “We will have dog sledding and...
  • What to do to woo your valentine

     What to do to woo your valentine
    Valentine's Day is coming up as fast as Cupid with his wings on turbocharge. The holiday for lovers can bring a large Whitman's Sampler box of expectations along with it. What to do? Fortunately, we've got you covered. Here's a whole bunch of ideas on...
  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing. By that standard, Chicago's museums did well in...
  • For trees and shrubs, ice can be bigger threat than snow

     For trees and shrubs, ice can be bigger threat than snow
    It's not always a blizzard that does the damage in winter. Sometimes it's a different kind of bad news: ice storms. Ice storms are less frequent than snowstorms in Chicago, but they bring special hazards to both people and trees. When cold rain falls...
  • Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health

    Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health
    Sure, it's still cold and gray. But late winter is prime time to get outdoors for one gardening task: pruning shrubs. "You can see the structure more clearly without leaves," says Patrick Kelsch, collections supervisor at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle....
  • Underappreciated arborvitaes deserve some respect in your yard

    Underappreciated arborvitaes deserve some respect in your yard
    They stand like soldiers at attention in yard after yard: arborvitaes, planted in rows to screen out street noise or neighbors. Inexpensive and widely available, arborvitaes are the default evergreens in the Chicago area, widely regarded as little more...
  • Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park

    Sounds of summer beckon at Grant Park
    While portents of change echo across the local summer music landscape, one hot-weather classical enterprise that remains impervious to change, justifiably so, is the Grant Park Music Festival. Given the successful marriage of municipal sponsorship and...
  • Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots

    Museums for 2015: From Vikings to jazz, mammoths to robots
    Winter is, or ought to be, museum season. Outdoor activities do not beckon, or ought not to, especially here in the flatland. And everyone in the house is, or ought to be, stir-crazy. Our area's museums have responded by planning shows on subjects ranging...
  • Winter is a good time to examine trees' health

    Winter is a good time to examine trees' health
    Winter, when trees are bare and gray, is an opportunity to take stock of their condition. With no leaves in the way, you may see things you couldn't spot in the summer, notes Sharon Yiesla, Plant Clinic assistant at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle. It's...