By Tiffani Stewart
St. Charles City-County Library
Over the past two decades, there has been a steady rise in the number of homeschoolers in America. According to the Institute of Education Sciences, approximately 3.4% of U.S. students are homeschooled; this represents close to 2 million students.
NEW START DATE FOR CHOIR REHEARSALS: Rehearsals for the long-standing New Melle Community Passion Play begin the first week of February. The first rehearsal for Choir and Cast will be Monday, Feb. 3rd at 7 p.m. at Friedens UCC, 3560 Mill Street in New Melle.
Put on your hiking boots and embrace the season! The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is having a Winter Trails Day Hike. This annual event is from 1 – 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, and features an afternoon of winter fun at Klondike Park, 4600 Highway 94 South in Augusta.
When Scott Ellinger first decided to serve free meals on Thanksgiving six years ago, the idea started small for The Brass Rail restaurant owner.
“I said I’m just going to feed people who can’t be with their families,” he recalled.
The Augusta Candlelight Walks chalked up another successful year, with good attendance and cooperative weather both evenings. A huge thank you is extended to all who helped plan and execute this 37th annual community tradition, as well as all who attended.