Category: Features

Mike at the Movies: The Lion King

Photo | Submitted The Lion King

The Lion King (PG) If you get confused and think you’ve wandered into a Disneynature film, don’t be embarrassed—you won’t be alone. Working Disney magic as only Disney can, “The Lion King” is cast entirely with animals—sort of. The film…

The Newest Fad Diet—YOUR OWN!

Photo | Submitted Around every corner is a brand new fad diet, sure to help you lose weight and keep it off.

One of the most popular wellness conversations this year is related to nutrition, more specifically how to lose weight through “dieting.” This always leads to an interesting conversation, as everyone has their own opinions—some of which can be very strong.…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Kelly Corsiatto and Emily Kibiloski stopped to help Cathy LaDana and her mother, Mary Giesenhaus, rescue a snapping turtle.

All Welcome at Safe Streets Urbana Aug. 17 Meeting The Safe Streets Urbana committee plans an Aug. 17, 9 a.m. meeting at the Natelli Community Center, 9023 Harris St., to organize support for students walking and biking to school at…

Around Town

Photo | Submitted Scouts and leaders from Troop 1023 arrive at Philmont Scout Ranch for a backpacking expedition through the backcountry of New Mexico. Pictured are (front, L to R) Ethan Gitzen, Henry Rodrigues, Ryan Klinger, staff (unknown), Charles Lowery, Charles Kretz, Bruno Kretz; (back, L to R) Bob Klinger, Bryan Lowery, Colin Thompson, Ian Edler and Patrick Rodrigues.

VOU Residents Working to Ensure Safe Streets As the Villages of Urbana (VOU) community has grown, so have safety concerns. A group of residents formed the Safe Streets Urbana committee to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists and drivers on…

Mike at the Movies

Photo | Submitted Tony Hale voices Forky in “Toy Story 4.”

Toy Story 4 (G) When the Disney organization puts its mind to it, they turn out magic—tons of magic. They have in this a bit of magic, humor, pathos, humanity and charm. Tom Hanks as Cowboy Woody leads the cast,…