The Fox River Arts Ramble is back for a repeat performance. In this episode, event organizers Alison Bastian (St. Charles Arts Council), Dani Hollis (Water Street Studios, Batavia), and Lynn Caldwell and Ellen Ljung (Fine Line Creative Arts Center, St. Charles) discuss the origins of the event, the enhancements in store for this year, and what ramblers can expect the second time around.
Brea chats with Jamie Saam about what her life looks like transitioning out of the role of Executive Director of Batavia MainStreet. We find out some of Jamie's secrets to staying sane while running Bulldog Plumbing with her husband, raising a family, and staying super involved in the community. They also debunk some of the confusion around the upcoming Home Rule referendum on the ballot in Batavia and deep dive into how to have your voice heard in Batavia.
Brea chats with Melissa Monno about grand adventures, making friends on the road, and self-care in the latest episode of River Town Life. Melissa owns River's Edge, a Batavia watering hole and dining establishment. In her free time she travels with her German Shepard Dante on her Ural sidecar motorcycle.
It’s not everyday I get to interview a Rock Star for a podcast. Ryan Carney is a talented, intelligent, awesome human. We are gonna talk about how music heals and rewires the brain. I’m glad to call him a friend and collaborator.
Tens of thousands of people in the Chicagoland area are victims of sex and labor trafficking each year. Even here in the Fox Valley. We talk with three advocates to learn about the resources available to these survivors and what we can do to help.
In this episode we head to The Salt Escape in Batavia to talk with owner Tim Bradley. Tim is a retired firefighter and expert on all things salt. We talk about his personal story, the history of salt caves dating back to the era of Cleopatra, and how this simple mineral has incredible transformational properties both physically and spiritually. It’s food AND medicine.