Author: Mary Van Winkle

Workshops and Classes

Thursday, August 02, 2018 by Mary Van Winkle

Want to truly experience St. Charles? We have plenty of local workshops and classes available to enjoy for locals and visitors alike. Here are just a few. Cork & Rind If you’re feeling classy, love wine, or are a cheese addict like me, check out the classes at Cork & Rind. In their classes, Cork...

Sweet Stops in STC

Thursday, June 07, 2018 by Mary Van Winkle

8 Must-Visit Shops For the Sweet Tooth in All of Us! 1. SugarBot Sweet Shop SugarBot Sweet Shop is located in a sweet little teal building on Fifth Street. All of the baked goods at SugarBot are made in small batches in-shop. Their cookies are amazing. I tried the Strawberry Lemonade sandwich...

A Purrfect Afternoon

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 by Mary Van Winkle

Cat Yoga. a room full of cats. When I found out that this event existed (right here in St. Charles), I had to check it out. I invited a friend, and she responded “YES” almost before I’d sent the text! Five Acres Animal Shelter hosts two “Cat Yoga” sessions, on the first Monday of...

Adventures in Coffee

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by Mary Van Winkle

Here in St. Charles we’re lucky to have an abundance of wonderful coffee shops. Each has its own take on coffee, and its own atmosphere. They’re definitely all worth checking out, so here is a list of some of my favorites, and the reasons why you should stop in. PICASSO'S Picasso’s Coffee House...

Riverfest 2018

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by Mary Van Winkle

Riverfest 2018 - July 3 & 4 Riverfest 2018 is fast approaching, and we’re getting excited! The festival will take place on Tuesday, July 3rd from 5:00 to 10:30 PM, and Wednesday, July 4th from Noon to 10:30 PM. This year’s festivities will include a parade at 10:00 AM on the fourth, live...


St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.

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