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It's an Army-themed life for CEO of Grunt Style in Carol StreamUpdated Apr 13, 2015 8:07 AM
Kukec's People features Daniel Alarik, founder and CEO of Carol Stream-based Grunt Style. He lives and breathes and works military style.
Lifelong Lincoln fan discovers rare image of the president at GettysburgUpdated Apr 12, 2015 12:25 PM
In his fourth grade's tribute to President's Day, former Lake Zurich resident Christopher Oakley got stuck portraying Rutherford B. Hayes instead of Abraham Lincoln. Now the accomplished animator not only shocked historians by discovering a new Lincoln photo, he's on the verge of releasing an animated version of Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address.
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- Argonauts Football and Cheer Conrad Beech was named To Scholar this past Saturday during the Midwest Regional Pop Warner Little Scholars Banquet. Conrad took home a 500.00 check for his great work as a student and outstanding citizen in the community. Algonquin Argonauts
- On Aug. 10, more than 10 Bank of America volunteers rehabbed a home in Carpentersville. Working alongside the home recipients, the group did everything from removing grout from ceramic tiles to preparing the interior walls for painting. The home was donated by Bank of America to Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley as part of the bank's national home donation program. Mike Arena, small business banker manager, kicked off the event by thanking everyone for their support of the bank's partnership with Habitat for Humanity. Bank of America
- Nature lovers will have the chance to get a close look at birds of prey big and small at the Grand Opening of Raptorland at Vogelei Park (650 W. Higgins Rd) in Hoffman Estates on Sun., May 18 from 2-4 p.m. The community is invited to walk through the new exhibit of raptors' mews (houses) where these beautiful birds will live year-round. Experts will be on hand to speak about the birds and answer questions. The exhibit is presented by The Northern Illinois Raptor Center (NIRC). Hoffman Estates Park District
Blessing of Graduates at Christ United Methodist Church
Front: Pastor Lee, Emily Williams, Steve Riedinger, Ryan Greenwood, Logan Moring, Rachel Hugg Second row: Julie Kupkreja, Kelley Williams, Pauly Ramsey, Shelli Morning, Doug Literski, Eric Hugg Backrow: Ralph Bergstrom, Joe Greenwood, Eleanor Kilberger, Joe Kilberger, Judy Baker Maria Lee
We went to pull a carrot out of the garden and got an alien instead. David & Joyce Royster
- Children make pine cone bird feeders at the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) class, hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. During the first part of the class, the children used binoculars to look for birds and count how many they saw. Their results were tallied and added to a global database as part of the international bird count. Tom Benjamin
- The Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art, 316 W. Main St. in Barrington, is holding a raffle of custom, hand-crafted, European doll furniture and accessories to help raise scholarship money for students. 3 Prize raffle drawings are to be held during the Art School’s Summer Children’s Art Show at 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, 2014. The public is invited to view the unique doll-sets and/or buy raffle tickets at Kaleidoscope Mon.-Fri., 10am-5pm, Sat., 9am-1pm. For info, call 847-381-4840 or visit www.KaleidoscopeSchoolofFineArt.org Doug Jennings
- Massive hole caused by fire at Village Pizza in Carpentersville Lisa Viveros
- Barrington High School Gymnast, Danny Schnura places 1st in All-Around at Friday's Freshman Invitational in Hinsdale. Eleven schools competed and Barrington High School finished 4th for overall team. Go Broncos! T. Lauderdale
- A student dissects an owl pellet to see what owls eat. This unique opportunity was part of a class about owls presented by Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington. In this "Leave No Child Inside" class, the children also saw live owls and learned many things about them, including where they live, how they can see in the dark, and why they fly so quietly. CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
- Deer ambling slowly down the street, then into my yard and down the driveway. She was in no hurry despite our dog barking incessantly at her. Nancy Sutherland
- Fire fighters working together to tame the wild beast of a fire. Lisa Viveros
- Fire fighters waiting for the OK to enter the building of the massive fire. Lisa Viveros
- Full-day kindergarten students at Neubert Elementary School in Algonquin and principal Darlene Warner celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. He was born March 2, 1904 and his books continue to inspire and amuse children every day! Patricia Rasmussen
Launching of 2013 Confirmation Class at Christ Church of Algonquin
Top photo: (kneeling left to right) Jensen Jones, Celine Jones,Casey Deak, Pastor Lee
Backrow: Carrie Jones, Gary Slagle, Shelli Moring,Robin Deak
Lower photo: (front row) Alison Blackmore, Nicholas Masek, Dale Harden, Pastor Lee
Backrow: Lisa Greenwood, Cathy Blackmore, Cheryl Fournier, Eric Linner, Linda Mullen, Gary Slagle
Last row: Debbie Thomas, Mark Gatsakos,Mark Harden Maria Lee
- Citizens for Conservation and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, both from Barrington, recently sponsored a "Leave No Child Inside" class about owls. A capacity crowd of children and adults saw live owls and were given the opportunity to dissect owl pellets to see what owls eat. The class was educational and fun! CFC's next Youth Ed. Class is "Geo-caching for Beginners" on November 9. Call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283)) for details. Diane Bodkin
- Children look for birds as part of the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is an annual event at which bird watchers of all ages count birds to get a real-time snapshot of where birds are all over the world. The local event was hosted by Citizens for Conservation in Barrington. Tom Benjamin
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2014 Miss Teen Chicago
Sandra Hill of Carpentersville was recently selected to participate in the 2014 Miss Teen Chicago Pageant that will take place on Sunday, October 27, 2013. Sandra learned of her acceptance into this year?s competition when the pageant announced their selections following interviewing in the local Chicago area. Sandra submitted an application and took part in an interview session that was conducted by this year?s Chicago Pageant Coordinator.
Sandra will be competing, for her share of thousands of dollars in prizes and specialty gifts that will be distributed to contestants. Sandra will be competing in the Miss Teen division, one of four divisions that will feature young ladies ages 7 through 19 and competing in modeling routines, which will include casual wear and formal wear. Most important, Sandra will display her personality and interviewing skills while interviewing with this year?s Chicago judging panel. Personality is the number one aspect that each contestant is judged on during all phases of competition.
If Sandra were to win the title of Miss Teen Chicago, she would represent Chicago and the surrounding communities at the National Competition that will take place in Orlando, Florida. Over $30,000.00 in prizes and awards will be presented at the National Competition while each winner enjoys this expense paid trip of five nights and six days in Orlando, Florida.
Community businesses, organizations and private individuals will assist Sandra in participating in this year?s competition by becoming an official sponsor to her. Through sponsorship, each contestant receives all the necessary training, rehearsals and financial support which will allow Sandra to become a very confident and well-prepared contestant in this year?s Chicago Pageant.
Any business, organization or private individual who may be interested in becoming a sponsor to Sandra may contact the Miss Teen Chicago pageant coordinator Patty, at 1-877-403-6678. Nidya Hill
Pastor Lee recently conducted a new member service at Christ United Methodist Church, of Algonquin, IL.
New members Larry Huber, Sandy Huber, Jud Strickland (seated) and Wanda Strickland were presented with roses by Kim Aupperle (on left) Maria Lee
Rotary Club of Fox Valley Sunset welcomes 3 new members
Rotary District 6440 Governor Sarah Oliver, new member Carrie Hintz, new member and Rotary District 6440 Assistant Governor Carlton Ames, Rotarian Kevin Bruning, and Rotary Club of Fox Valley Sunset President Linda Liddell Ellen Bruning
- Gifted teen musician, Lauren Conroy, of Barrington, practices for her recital at St. Catherine of Siena. Lauren is presenting a recital along with organist Maurice Martin on Thursay, March 21 at noon. Lauren is also a gifted violinist and will perform on both instruments. The recital is the last of 11 precital given in the area as part of the Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Lenten Recital Series. Admission is free. Phyllis A. Lange-Connelly Recital Series
- U9 Barrington Broncos Travel Team Spring Classic 2013 Champions: front row, James Ensign, TJ Swidorski, Ryan Anderson, Tommy Kondraros, Danny Sheedy; and back row, Justin Mirski, Logan Eisenbarth, Tristan Roney, Peter Maestranzi, and Brady Dern. Caroline Eisenbarth
- Cardunal Crop Walk hosted by Congregational Church of Algonquin that includes Christ United Methodist Church of Algonquin and the Congregational Church of Dundee Maria Lee
- Women in Management (WIM)Fox Valley speakers presented their point of view and passion about open space and sustainability in Dundee Township at WIM's April 11 meeting held at the Elgin Country Club. Shown left to right JoAnn Fritz, June Kiebler, Jean Muntz and WIM member Sue Harney, Dundee Township Supervisor. Pat Szpekowski
Congratulations to the World Class Basketball 17U team on taking 2nd place in the AAU National Championships in Orlando, Florida. WCBA went 6 wins and 1 loss and consists of players from Conant, Larkin, Huntley and Hampshire.
Pictured in front row are: Taylor Boley, Joey Ranallo & D'Angelo McBride
Back Row: Head Coach Dan Krauser, Danny Sotos, Zach Gorney, Ryan Blaha, Ryan Cork and Assistant Coach Rick Cork Dan Krauser
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