|Single-game tickets for the Kane County Cougars' 2015 season go on sale Feb. 21. The Cougars will host their home opener April 9.|
Albright Theatre’s ‘Mousetrap’ continues
The Albright Theatre Company will continue its production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap” with weekend shows Feb. 20 to Feb. 28. The play involves a murder and a group of strangers stranded in a London snowstorm. Michael Yoder and Mitch Jacobs direct the show. The cast includes Richard Holloman, Katy Steel, Chris Contreras and Bobby Dunn Jr. The show is presented at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and at 2 p.m Sunday. The Albright Theatre is located inside the Batavia Government Center, 100 N. Island Ave., Batavia. For more information or to buy tickets, call 630-406-8838.
Kane County Flea Market to open 2015 season
The Kane County Flea Market will be open noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 28 and 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 1 at the Kane County Fairgrounds, located near Randall Road and Route 64 in St. Charles. The fair features antiques, collectibles and a wide variety of other merchandise. Admission is $5 for adults. Children ages 12 and younger are admitted free.
Cougars share theme night dates
The Kane County Cougars’ theme night schedule for the 2015 season includes two Star Wars nights, a Military Appreciation Night, two Bark in the Park nights and a two-day celebration marking the Halfway to Halloween. The theme nights offer fun and activities for all ages. All event take place at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark in Geneva. The team will announce additional theme nights in the coming weeks.
Boomers hot for area ranch-style homes
Baby boomers are on the move in Chicago’s suburbs, downsizing from two-story colonials and buying one-floor, single-family units, according to an article by Jean Murphy in the Daily Herald’s Feb. 14 edition. Ranch-style home built in the 1950s and 1960s are in high demand with baby boomers and empty-nesters between the ages of 45 and 64, according to the report. The baby boomers are seeking the convenience of a one-floor structure and the privacy of a single-family home. While the baby boomers seemed focused on existing housing stock, the good news is they typically conduct large-scale renovation of the homes they purchase, seeking open kitchens, larger master bedrooms and family rooms. Many also add exercise areas or hobby spaces, according to the article.
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