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It is officially unofficial summer in C-U

An overhead shot of light pink peony flowers with giant yellow centers and green foliage surrounding the flowers.
Louise Knight-Gibson

This weekend marks the unofficial start to the summer. It’s time to break out your white pants, open-toed shoes, and your bathing suits as both Champaign’s Sholem and Urbana’s Crystal Lake pools open this weekend. 

This is my favorite time of year in C-U. Things quiet down a little, but there are still plenty of activities and events meant to entertain the entire family. The weather is usually pretty lovely and the oppressive humidity of late summer hasn’t yet set in. Plus it’s restaurant patio season. 

Take the extra day this weekend to hang out in your yard or nearby park, or check out something new to you. We’ll resume publishing on Tuesday, May 28th.

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