Arts and Entertainment

Jeff Shaffer to discuss year-end tax planning at Nov. 19 lunch event

PAXTON — Jeff Shaffer, of Fiorillo, Shaffer & Associates Ltd. in Paxton, will speak about year-end tax planning and changes during the Paxton Area Chamber of Commerce’s next Lunch & Learn event, set for noon Thursday, Nov. 19, at the American Legion building on East Pells Street in Paxton.

Book about Ford County serial killer topic of Oct. 29 program

GIBSON CITY — The newly released book “Serial Killer in Ford County,” by Kevin Collier, will be the focus of an Oct. 29 program at the Moyer District Library.

Harvest Fest to bring entertainment, food, shopping to downtown Gibson City

GIBSON CITY — Downtown Gibson City will celebrate Harvest Fest from 11 a.m. until midnight Saturday, Oct. 10, with activities, shopping and entertainment for people of all ages.

Baby Central RV to make stop at Gibson City Harvest Fest

GIBSON CITY — Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services’ Baby Central RV is making its final stop of the season during the Gibson City Harvest Fest on Saturday, Oct. 10. 

WCIA-TV staffer: 'Two generations of tape is disappearing'

PAXTON — Matt Metcalf of WCIA-TV’s “CI Living” presented the program during the Ford County Historical Society’s recent annual dinner meeting at the Arcade restaurant in Paxton.

Friends, family of Alex Faulkner to collect donations for toy drive

PAXTON — Friends and family of the late Alex Faulkner will be at the intersections of Pells and Market streets and Market and Patton streets in downtown Paxton from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 26, to collect monetary donations for the third annual Toy Drive for Alex Faulkner.

Bourbon Smoke BBQ wins grand champ honors at 4th annual Paxton Swine 'N' Dine

PAXTON — Jason Ishcomer and his buddies used “Big Bertha” — a massive, $10,000, factory-built triple-door Horizon smoker — to win Saturday’s fourth annual Paxton Swine ‘N’ Dine BBQ Contest & Festival.

But, as members of Ishcomer’s Bourbon Smoke BBQ team noted, the expensive cooking device is not the key to their success.

Gibson City's Lighted Christmas Parade set for Nov. 21

GIBSON CITY — The Gibson Area Chamber of Commerce’s 21st annual Lighted Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, Nov. 21, in downtown Gibson City.

With the theme “Home for the Holidays,” the parade will step off at 6:30 p.m., with lineup set for 5:30 on the east side of County Market.

Recital held in Sunderlands' honor raises $775 for foundation

GIBSON CITY — A mix of choral, soloist and audience performances made up the recital held Sunday afternoon in honor of the late Dr. Paul and Mildred Sunderland.

The couple were married 73 years and died just 20 days apart, on Jan. 16, 2015, and Dec. 26, 2014, respectively.

Corey Dennison to headline Paxton concert this Saturday

PAXTON — Corey Dennison’s first time in Paxton — a stop at the Arcade Cafe & Pancake House on the morning after he attended a friend’s wedding in Champaign — probably won’t be quite like his second.

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