Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


Snyder Village Home Care celebrated the opening of its new office located at 215 W. Mt Vernon St in Metamora.  This location will allow for more visibility and awareness about Snyder Village Home Care services.  The Metamora Area Business Association (MABA) joined Snyder Village and other community members to hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 6th.

Based from this new office location, Snyder Village Home Care will continue to provide service to four counties in Central Illinois – Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, and Marshall. The in-home services can help someone who is aging and needs assistance to live independently, is managing chronic health issues, is recovering from a medical setback, or has special needs.  Services offered include personal care services (such as bathing, dressing, mobility assistance), transportation services (to doctor appointments, grocery shopping, errands, etc.), companion care (meal 

preparation, medication reminders, socializing), and homemaker services (light housekeeping, laundry, changing of bed linens). 

Snyder Village will also be holding an Open House on January 31st from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.  If you or someone you know could use a little extra help at home, call the Home Care team at 309-367-2300.

Catholic Schools Week


A full week of fun, spiritual and educational activities begin January 26th as St. Mary’s Grade School kicks off Catholic Schools Week!

• Sunday, Jan. 26th - Visit classroom Science Fair  

  Project exhibits and enjoy a pancake and sausage 


• Monday, Jan. 27th - All school prayer service.

• Tuesday, Jan. 28th - Muffins with Mom/Grandma 

  at 7:15 a.m.

• Wednesday, Jan. 29th - Donuts with Dad/ 

  Grandpa at 7:15 a.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 30th - Spelling Bee, Dress up for   

  Jesus, and all-school Mass.

• Friday, Jan. 31st - Sports dress-up day, Teacher 

  Appreciation, afternoon movie, and snack.

Reading to Dogs!


Visit the Germantown Hills Library on Monday, January 20th from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. for Reading to Dogs.  Pick out a book and read to one of several certified therapy dogs!

Studies have shown that reading to dogs is beneficial for both the readers and the dogs.  Readers improve their comprehension and pronunciation skills and the dogs improve their patience and calm behavior skills.  This is especially important for the WOOF Therapy Dogs! .

Pancake & Sausage Breakfast


All are invited to the Knights of Columbus delicious all-you-can-eat Pancake and Sausage Breakfast on Sunday, January 26th from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s School. 

Cost is $6.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids ages 5-12 with no charge for kids under 5.  Menu includes pancakes, fresh sausage, applesauce, coffee, milk, and orange drink.


Trivia Night - Save the Date


Head out to the Metamora Park Foundation’s Trivia Night on February 22nd from 6 p.m. - 10 p.m. at St. Mary’s Parish Hall at 424 Lourdes Church Rd. to support the Metamora Park Foundation. 

The cost is $35 per person (tables of 6).  Great prizes and food included and more!!! A cash bar will be available at this 21 and older event. All proceeds benefit the Metamora Park Foundation.  Purchase tickets and get more details at

Preschool Openings


The MTHS preschool has openings for their ten-week laboratory preschool which starts February 18th.  The cost is $30 and the days are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:20 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Your child must live in the MTHS district, be 3-5 years old and not eligible for kindergarten and  potty-trained.  

For more information call the high school at 367-4151 extension 131 or email Lisa Galpin at or visit their website at

Digging Deeper: Intro to Genealogy


Are your customers raving about you on Many people want to know more about their family history, but just do not know where to start.  This session will look at the basics of data collection - what to look for, where to find it, and how to organize it.  Compare and contrast paper and digital record-keeping and look at the various online services designed to help genealogists in their quests.

This session will take place on Tuesday, January 7th from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at the Germantown Hills Public Library.  Participants are welcome to bring research materials or their digital devices to follow along with the presentation.


CES Tech Show


The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2020 starts January 6th in Las Vegas.  From new devices to health boosts to securing your privacy, many new technologies and products will be introduced at this show.   Visit the following website for a glimpse of what is coming next:

digiMAX On Demand


The cold of winter is here so grab a blanket and settle in for movies of your choice!    A few new movies releasing this month are Joker, Maleficent, Gemini Man, The Addams Family, and Terminator: Dark Fate.  

Access movies by pressing the MOVIE or ON DEMAND button on your remote control to browse folders or press the yellow button to search by titles.  Click on the Movies folder to access new movies in the Just In and New Releases folders.  Be sure to also check on free content and recently aired TV shows.

When selecting your rental, use the default purchase PIN 0000.

Modern Family Premiere


Wednesday, Jan 8th 

8:00 p.m. – Modern Family (ABC)

This is it: The final season of the Emmy-winning Modern Family. Season 11 marks the end of the road for this extended family sitcom, and if you showed us a picture of the cast right now, we wouldn’t even recognize the former kids since they’re all grown up and probably about to collect Social Security.

This Is Us


Tuesday, Jan 14th

8:00 p.m. – This Is Us  (NBC)

Everyone has a family. And every family has a story. “This Is Us” chronicles the Pearson family across the decades: from Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) and Rebecca (Mandy Moore) as young parents in the 1980s to their 37-year-old kids, Kevin (Justin Hartley), Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Randall (Sterling K. Brown) searching for love and fulfillment in the present day.



Wednesday, Jan 15th

7:30 p.m. – Schooled  (ABC)

The “Goldbergs” spinoff follows the teachers of William Penn Academy who, despite their eccentricities, are heroes to their students.

Fresh Off the Boat


Friday, Jan 17th

7:30 p.m. – Fresh Off the Boat  (ABC)

Loosely based on the life of Eddie Huang during the mid-to-late 1990s, an Asian-American family decides to move to Orlando, Florida from Washington D.C. in order to embrace the “American Dream,” facing many obstacles as they try to assimilate with the new culture that surrounds them.