Art Mart Opens at New Champaign Location

By Kelly Youngblood Art Mart has been offering locals a unique place to shop and eat for the last 38 years at Lincoln Square in Urbana. Starting this weekend, the eatery and specialty store will serve its customers from a brand new location in Champaign. After closing the doors at Lincoln Square last Thursday, Art Mart will reopen this weekend at 1705 S. Prospect Ave., … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Area Private School Guide

Welcome to the annual Champaign-Urbana Area Private School Guide! This guide focuses on area private schools for elementary, middle school and high school students. Listings are not recommendations; we offer this list as a community service. Featured Listings for the 2016 Champaign-Urbana Private School Guide are sponsors of Campus Middle School for … [Read more...]

Champaign Unit 4 Adding French Dual Language Program

Next fall, Stratton Academy of the Arts will host a new program option for incoming kindergarten families: a French-English Dual Language classroom. Unit 4, and Stratton in particular, has seen the number of French-speaking students rise in recent years. In response to this growth, the District has created this new option for both French and English speaking families as part … [Read more...]

WHERE TO: Find Paczki in Champaign-Urbana

Take a look at the calendar and you might be surprised to see that next week is Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. Which reminded us that this is the time of year when people look for paczki. What are paczki? It is a Polish pastry - similar to a donut - that "feature a variety of fruit and creme fillings and can be glazed, or covered with granulated or … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Preschool Guide

Welcome to the annual Champaign-Urbana Area Preschool Guide! It is our belief that there is no one best preschool in Champaign-Urbana — or anywhere for that matter. Not every school is right for every child! That is why it is important for parents to shop around, to find what works for your child — and what works for your family. This guide features schools that: cater … [Read more...]