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STAGE The Christmas Schooner Have yourself a City of Big Shoulders Christmas at the Mercury Theater, the current home of the beloved Chicago musical, “The Christmas Schooner.” Created by John Reeger and Julie Shannon, “Schooner”...
Special to Tribune NewspapersMy neighbor told me that I have a lot of buckthorn in my garden and that I should remove it. The plants are healthy, and I do not understand why this would be a good idea. — Janice Holt, Kenilworth The buckthorn growing in your garden is a...
Special to Tribiune NewspapersQ: My Norway maple has lots of black spots on the leaves and they are falling off the tree in large quantity. I am worried that the tree is dying. What is this problem and is there anything that I can do for my tree? -- Bob Winter, Lake Forest A: From...
Tags: Botany, Michigan Avenue, Norway, Chicago Tribune
2012 COOKING CLASSES AND SCHOOLS Cooking schools — amateur and professional — and classes by independent teachers are listed in alphabetical order by category; general classes are listed by geographic area. Information was collected from...
Tags: Thyme, Appetizers, Diets and Dieting, Nutrition, Pies and Tarts
Special to Tribiune NewspapersThere are lots of red-and-black bugs crawling around on the side of my house. They do not seem to be eating any plants but I am worried that they may cause a future problem, now that they have found my garden. Is there anything that I should do? -- Bob...
Tags: Botany, Michigan Avenue, Bob Johnson, Chicago Tribune
Special to Tribune NewspapersMy lily-of-the-valley ground cover has spots on the leaves and does not look good. What is this problem, and what can I do about it? — Patrick Swanson, Evanston From your description, it sounds as if your problem is anthracnose, which is a...
Tags: Symptoms, Botany, Michigan Avenue, Chicago Tribune
Special to Tribune NewspapersI have tried growing sweet corn for the first time this year. I have noticed that some of the ears have misshapen kernels with what appears to be a black growth. What is this and what should I do? -- Lisa Jenkins, Barrington It sounds like you are...
This list is not all-inclusive American Contemporary Abigail's American Bistro 493 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, 847-849-1009 Abigail's surrounds diners with a sophisticated setting of soothing earth tones with splashes of color and a menu of...
Tags: Gnocchi, Chile, Miramar, Pies and Tarts, Customs and Tradition
Tribune reporterIf you're looking to add the freshest fruits, vegetables, baked goods, cheeses and flowers to your dinner table, look no further than in your own backyard. Don't see a farmers market near your town listed below? Check out the Illinois Department of...
Tags: Lemont, Deerfield, Cary, Lisle, Burr Ridge
All aboard, from Chicago Botanic Garden's summertime railroad to the year-round Great Train Story at MSIIt started as a one-shot deal — a seven-track train layout at the Chicago Botanic Garden that was intended for a five-month run in 2000. "But it was so popular," says Dave Rodelius, a lifelong train enthusiast who oversees the Model Railroad Garden...
The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, had dinner at upscale Mexican restaurant Mercadito Monday while in Chicago for NATO. And as you would expect, he had plenty of company. Besides the Prince's table of seven, the large...
David Tutera has been planning weddings for 25 years — including celebrity weddings for ex-"View" co-host Star Jones and ex-New York Giant Antonio Pierce — but the star of the WE network’s “My Fair Wedding” says it hasn&...
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