Photo by Marissa Amoni: A large painted donut entices outside of the newly opened My Sister's The Lil Donut Shoppe recently opened at 25 S. Madison St. in Oswego, across from the post office. | Marissa Amoni~For The Beacon News
Mik's Bake Shop along Route 34 in Oswego features fresh doughnuts and more in a quaint log cabin. | Submitted photo.
Photos by Marissa Amoni: Mark Hogan, of Elburn, recently opened Wilson Street Tavern at 105 E. Wilson St. in downtown Batavia. Hogan utilized grants available through the city of Batavia for renovating the old neighborhood bar into a classy, chic tavern.
Photos by Marissa Amoni: Steve Warrenfeltz sits outside of the soon-to-be home of Kiss the Sky, the last independent record store in the Fox Valley. Kiss the Sky will relocate to 180 W. First St. in Batavia on July 1 and open for business on July 2.
Owner Mike Knuth, of Aurora, opened EvenFlow Music and Spirits, 302 W. State St. in Geneva, with partner Nick Mercadante in July. | Submitted
Pie Boss at 1649 Montgomery Road in Aurora recently opened. | Marissa Amoni~For The Beacon-News
Dena and Paris Betoglou will soon start cooking Greek delights at Mama's Greek Couzina at 1118 Prairie St. on Aurora's West Side. | Submitted
Niki Partacz, right, and Jessica Zimmerman, both of Naperville, take part in a community art project put on by Light of The Heart at Culture Stock in Aurora, Ill., on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. The group was making care package items for Sandy Cook Elementary.
| Corey R. Minkanic~For Sun-Times Media
Kimrossi Taylor welcomes kids of all ages at his new basketball camp in Aurora's old YMCA building on Garfield Avenue. | Marissa Amoni~For Sun-Times Media