Champaign-Urbana Public Health Department begins 2013 Culex Mosquito Abatement

The Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is starting Culex mosquito abatement for the 2013 mosquito season. CUPHD uses seasonal workers on bikes, known as Mosquito Abatement Bikers (MABs), to evaluate and treat public catch basins in Champaign, Urbana and Savoy.

Carle Hospice announces free day camp to help children cope with grief

Registrations are now being accepted for children ages 7 to 17 to attend Camp Healing Heart on Oct. 20 at the University of Illinois 4-H Memorial Park near Monticello.

Marble Slab hosting blood drive Saturday

Marble Slab of Savoy is sponsoring a blood drive with the Community Blood Services of Illinois from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 9. Marble Slab will give all presenting donors a free regular ice cream with a mix-in. Donors will also receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win a $100 gas card.

Wheelathon set for April 14

PACE Center for Independent Living and Parkland College’s Club Access will host Wheelathon 2012 on Saturday, April 14. Members of the community are coming together at Parkland College parking lot C to raise money and support two organizations that are about access and independence for people with disabilities.

Fundraiser to be held for Relay for Life

The 4-Leafers 4-H Club, which handles all of the recycling at Relay for Life of Champaign County, is putting together a Spring Fling fundraiser that uses environmentally friendly items and encourages people to relax to stay healthy.

Santa Claus to visit Provena Covenant Medical Center

All kids are welcome on Thursday, Dec. 15, when Santa Claus and his elves make a stop at Provena Covenant Medical Center.
Santa will be reading holiday books aloud from 9 to 10 a.m. in the cafeteria. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.
Space is limited; reserve a spot for your child(ren) by calling (217) 337-4745 or e-mailing pcmcvolunteer@provena.org.

Bring down your holiday stress levels

Shopping, decorating, gift wrapping, cooking, baking, visiting with loved ones, card writing and mailing and attending holiday events! No wonder the holidays can cause so much stress, said Cheri Burcham, a University of Illinois Extension family life educator.

Madigan releases annual holiday safe shopping guide, alerts parents to growing dangers of 'button batteries

Attorney General Lisa Madigan yesterday joined doctors and consumer product safety advocates at the Illinois Poison Center to issue her annual safe shopping guide detailing this year’s recalled products and unsafe consumer items.

Unity West students learn to live healthy during Health Jam

If the students taking kickboxing, rock wall climbing, zumba and yoga classes at the University of Illinois Activity and Recreation Center in Champaign last Tuesday looked a little young, it could be because they were elementary-schoolers.

Read the full story in the Oct. 6 edition of The County Star.

Provena Covenant Medical Center hosting “Name the Robot” contest

Provena Covenant Medical Center is offering area children, in grades kindergarten through fifth, the chance to name its new da Vinci® Si™ HD surgical robot. The winning entry will receive $100 and a private tour of the da Vinci Si operating room. Each entry must also be accompanied by a completed robot coloring page, and prizes will be awarded to the most artistic entries.

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