Getting creative: Mom of three paints murals at area day care

She's colorful.

With all three children enrolled for the 2017-2018 school year, Sarah Windingland had her first brush with free time in 16 years, and she began to show her colors.

BLAST program keeps Mahomet's youths active, strong

It's more than convenience.

For Mahomet-Seymour students in the Mahomet Area Youth Club's BLAST (Bulldogs Learning and Succeeding Together) program, it's more than just an after-school program. And for parents, it's more than just a safe place for their child to be until they can pick them up.

Finding her niche: Cammie Meerdink's Piper Pottery provides local artistry

Everyone thinks about falling in love when they are in high school.

And Cammie Meerdink did.

"I have been doing (pottery) since high school," she said. "I've always liked art, and been an artsy kid. But then I had a teacher in high school who let me focus on the wheel. I kind of had a natural aptitude for it."

M-S 'Spelling Bee' dazzles with whirlwind 24-hour rehearsal

With the crowd's roar of laughter cheering them on, the sleep-deprived, 17-member Mahomet-Seymour High School cast regained its energy to complete its first-ever 24-hour musical performance.

"There's a lot of chaos," sophomore hair crew and set crew member Layne Brock said. "But overall, it's fun."

Student art to take center stage

Parents and community members won't get to see the artwork in this year's Celebrate Art event until this weekend. But the panel of judges charged with picking the best of the best got a sneak peak a few weeks ago.

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