Labor Day Weekend in Champaign-Urbana: What is Open, What is Closed

Labor Day weekend is upon us in Champaign-Urbana, and what does that mean? It's the (un)official end of summer.  Time for pools to close and barbecues to fire up. It's also a time to reflect on those who toiled before us and fought for our rights (8-hour workday, anyone? Oh right, we're parents. ... ha!) Some Labor Day trivia: Grover Cleveland made Labor Day a federal … [Read more...]

2015 Guide to Swim Lessons in Champaign-Urbana Sponsored by Campus Recreation Aquatics

Some skills come in handy, like knowing how to knit. Others, like swimming lessons, could save your life. If you feel that being comfortable in and around water is a must for your children, below are some area venues that can help you help them. Please note: Classes fill up quickly. Please call ahead to check on openings and up-to-date registration procedures. Some … [Read more...]

2014 Guide to Swim Lessons in Champaign-Urbana Sponsored by Campus Recreation Aquatics

Some skills come in handy, like knowing how to knit. Others, like swimming lessons, could save your life. If you feel that being comfortable in and around water is a must for your children, below are some area venues that can help you help them. Please note: Classes fill up quickly. Please call ahead to check on openings and up-to-date registration procedures. Some … [Read more...]

Champaign-Urbana Bulletin Board For May 4

We’re interested in hearing your good news! Each week we’ll publish a round-up of news tidbits from in and around Champaign-Urbana. If you’d like to contribute a short news item for this weekly feature, please let us know. Items received by noon on Wednesday will be considered for publication. We can’t wait to read all about it! ***  Complete a very short survey and tell … [Read more...]

Urbana Park District Looks For Input on New Crystal Lake Pool

by Amy L. Hatch When Crystal Lake Pool closed in 2008, Urbana lost one of its two swimming facilities, and the only outdoor pool in the town. However, the Urbana Park District is hard at work gathering public input in order to create a concept plan for a new outdoor pool to replace it. Chambanamoms.com sat down with Dana Mancuso, public information manager for UPD, and … [Read more...]