Stop by Metamora’s Farmers Market on Saturday mornings from 8:00 a.m. - noon. Pick up locally grown vegetables and melons, along with a variety of other vendors offering baked goods, jewelry, and more!
The Peoria Izaak Walton Farmers Market takes place every Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at 1125 Spring Bay Road (Rte. 26). Everyone is invited to shop for fresh vegetables, crafts, DBD, and more. A sanitation station is provided. Food and beer are also available. For vendors, call Tom Miller at 309-338-7265.
Back to school means back to reading 20 minutes per day. If you have to do it anyway, why not get rewarded for it? The Metamora branch of the Illinois Prairie District Library will host a Back to School Burst Reading Program! It is a fast, two-week program designed to jump-start your daily reading!
This program takes place at 12:00 p.m. each day starting on August 17th and running through August 31st.
The Willow Hill United Methodist Church is giving away free sack lunches to children on Monday, August 3rd, and Monday, August 10th from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (or until lunches are gone). The sack lunches will be distributed at Germantown Crossing (near Dollar General). One lunch per child.
The rain dates are Tuesday, August 4th and August 11th.
Make your plans now for a fun-filled night with The Boat Drunks at the Spring Bay American Legion KDB Center Stage at 500 Legion Road! Taking place on Saturday, August 29th from 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
A full outside bar will be ready to serve you along with a limited food menu. The cover charge is $10.00. There is plenty of room for social distancing. So, bring your lawn chairs, and come out!
With no Ice Cream Social or Pancake & Sausage Breakfast this year, the Annual Snyder Village Benefit will feature an online-only auction. Online bidding begins September 12th and ends September 26th at noon.
The website for the auction is www.charityauction.bid/sv2020benefitauction. Beginning Monday, September 7th, auction items can be previewed on the website and bidders can register. The auction will feature a wide variety of items and will include a “Buy It Now” option.
An old-fashioned Village Market will be held on Saturday, September 19th, at the Metamora IGA from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Look for more details in the September issue of Connected!
Anyone interested in supporting this important fundraiser with a cash donation, an item for the auction, an item for the Village Market, or gift cards for prizes worth between $10 and $25, please call the Snyder Village Development Department at 309-366-4116 to arrange for pick-up or drop off.
Woodford County Special Education Association is seeking substitute teachers and substitute paraprofessionals for the 2020-2021 school year for our programs located throughout Woodford County. If you have a teaching or teacher sub-license you qualify to sub as a teacher, or if you have a paraprofessional license you qualify to sub as a paraprofessional. If you need a license to sub, first contact the Tazewell/Woodford/Mason Regional Office of Education to apply for your sub teacher or paraprofessional license, then send a resume to Stacey Scott, WCSEA secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 309-367-4901 for more information.
Emotet, the world’s most costly and destructive botnet, returned from a five-month hiatus with a blast of malicious spam aimed at spreading a backdoor that installs ransomware, bank-fraud trojans, and other nasty malware.
This is a good reminder to check to make sure your anti-virus protection is up-to-date. In addition, always be extra cautious and do not click on unexpected attachments or URL’s (website addresses) in an email, even if it appears to be from a friend.
Here is an article with more details about this botnet: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2020/07/destructive-emotet-botnet-returns-with-250k-strong-blast-of-toxic-email/
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WTVP’s Create TV and World programming doubled in late July! Instead of one channel airing only half of the available daily programming (Create TV in the morning, World in the evening), each will have its own 24/7 home. That means twice the home improvement, gardening, cooking and travel shows of Create TV, and twice the news, documentaries, business, history, and in-depth reporting of World.
WTVP World is on digiMAX TV channel 248 and Create TV is on channel 249.
Play ball! MTCO digiMAX went live with the Chicago Cubs Marquee Sports Network on July 24th! Tune in to HD channel 560 or in standard definition on channel 15 for all your Cubs action.
Sunday, August 2nd
9:00 p.m. - The Osbournes Want To Believe (TRAVEL)
Jack Osbourne is determined to make his parents, Ozzy and Sharon, full-fledged paranormal believers. Dim the lights and settle in for fun, scares and unfiltered humor in Travel Channel’s new series, The Osbournes Want To Believe. They might be known as the first family of darkness, but when it comes to the paranormal, legendary rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his wife, The Talk co-host Sharon Osbourne, are borderline skeptics. Determined to turn them fully to the other side, Jack reunites with Ozzy and Sharon to share the craziest, most jaw-dropping videos of supernatural activity ever caught on camera. But the question still remains if the Prince and Princess of Darkness will see the light when it comes to the paranormal, or if they think it’s just another ride on the crazy train.
Monday, August 10th
9:00 p.m. - Ten Things You Don’t Know (E!)
Each comedic half-hour self-contained episode will highlight a celebrity and countdown the 10 most unique, unbelievable and surprising facts you don’t know about that person. From Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lopez and Tiffany Haddish, to Will Smith, Lady Gaga, Keanu Reeves and more, the series will uncover all the hysterical, outrageous, only-in-Hollywood scoop that prove stars really are just like us.