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Wauconda equine therapy program helps special needs kidsEvan Zaloudek, 29, is autistic. Though he is very friendly, he has had problems with speech development and verbalization, said his mother Lorna Zaloudek of Lindenhurst. But in the nine years since he started riding horses at the Partners for Progress barn in Wauconda, she said, Evan’s personality has developed, and his speech has improved. “Since he’s been at the barn, he has just blossomed into this man who talks to anybody and everybody,” Lorna Zaloudek said.Last Updated Jul 28, 2014 2:30 PM
Eagle Scout candidate plants geocaches in Mundelein parksUpdated Jul 27, 2014 2:26 PM
Geocachers use GPS coordinates to find containers containing log books, allowing geocachers to write down how they found the container, along with trinkets that geocachers refer to as “swag.” Eagle Scout candidate Jack Readdy of Mundelein recently started a geocaching program through the Mundelein Park & Recreation District so families can find a fun way to get outside and explore local parks.
Audience moved by Mundelein teen’s performanceUpdated Jul 26, 2014 12:43 AM
Cast and audience shared an emotional performance of “The Secret Garden” Saturday night at Mundelein High School. Senior Monica Tipperreiter debuted in the role she had been meant to play one of the leads in the high school musical last spring.
Young Lake County Fair leaders behind effort to honor vetsUpdated Jul 24, 2014 6:45 PM
Military in uniform always are admitted free to the Lake County Fair, but on Thursday the courtesy was extended to all veterans as part of the inaugural Veterans Day at the fair. "Overwhelmingly, everyone wanted to honor the veterans," said Sheri Vyfvinkel, fair business manager.
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(1st rw lft to rt) Paulina Piasecki, Michelle Piaaecki & Erin Ehlers. (2nd row) Stephanie Saghafi from ALA Lake Region Unit #703/Grant H.S. (Emily Carbrera- Morales, Jocelyn Zamudio, Waukegan T.H.S. Homer Dehringer Unit#281. LaVera Davis Ch.) Nicole Haley from Wauconda H.S. & Aux. Unit 911 Gurnee Chairman Carla Scrofield, Nicole Silvers, Peggy Kalicki, Ruth Buehrer, Shirley Koop, Doris Schultz 10th Ditrict Ch. Finance Groups: the Kiwanas Club of Zion -Benton, the Maya Beville's scholarship/sponsorship as Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Midwestern Regional Medical Center. The North Shore Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution Th girls will experience the campaigning & election process & once elected; they will do the duties of that officer & will return home with a hands on experience of our government process. They will be able to interview for Girls Nation, apply for scholarships, speak with our elected officials or lesson to the extremely good speakers that have come to leave an impression. Other girls not pictured but who were selected to attend: Marissa DePino, Makenna Eldridge, Jamie Kreppein, Fallan Schultz, Anna Thomas, Kari Bengston, Alison Kramer, Julia Curry, Carley Feldman, Grace Bower, Marisa Woodrum, Katherine Kissel, Madeline Arnold, Madeline Coe, Cheyenne Kimbell, Kayla Podgorski, Maya Beville, Jullian Karande Lydia Henry, Kayla Savage & Tara Eyre Arlene Lolley
73rd American Legion Auxiliary Girls State Selectees
From the Mundelein Unit# 867/Lake Bluff Post 510/Grayslake Post #659 NSCDAR (rt to left) Lauren McCabe, Anika Exum, Claudia Morin, Libertyville Unit 329, Anna Basten, Quinne Welter / Grayslake Central H.S. Second row: Connie Sapienza, Rebecca Reading: Carmel High School, Claire Borre & Eden Krolopp Lake Forest H.S. (Selected & financed by the Lake Bluff Post #510, Dorothy Thomas Chairman & the Grayslake Post #659 Doug Hess Chairman, Libertyville Unit # 329-Sharon Gleason Chairman-Mundelein Unit #867 Arlene Lolley, and Doris Schultz-10th Distirct Chairman--not pictured) Arlene Lolley
- Adler Park Learning Center Director Erin Carr, center, spends her lunch time with third through fifth grade students in a special Read & Feed Book Club. Students sign up for the optional program, reading a book in their free time and then gathering at lunch to discuss it. Students, from left to right, are Maggie Vickers, Tyra Kuchler, Kayla Talerico, Kyle Otte and Andrew Clark. District 70
- Susan Saint James (seated, second from right) joins classmates of 50 years ago at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Reunion Weekend during which she was the keynote speaker Oct. 4. Also pictured are, from left, Peggy Connelly Karol, Geri-Anne Benning, Mariclaire Halligan Dixon, Mary Ann Entrup, Colleen Sullivan Farrell, Saint James and Suzie Floberg Hayes. John Rodas
Andy Avalos at Macy's Collecting for Salvation Army
It was so nice to meet Andy doing a good cause for Christmas. He really is a nice man. Mary Kay Whalen
- Sophomore Willa Hart of Winnetka will perform a cello solo during the Woodlands Academy Symphonic Orchestra?s rendition of "Stille Nacht" by Mannheim Steamroller during the annual Christmas Concert Thursday, Dec. 5, at 7 p.m. This event, open to the public free of charge, features choral and orchestral music of the season. It takes place in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at the school, 760 E. Westleigh Road, Lake Forest. Visit www.woodlandsacademy.org for more information. Woodlands Academy
- The BG Singers are preparing for their 21st Annual Choral Concert, "Coast to Coast" at Stevenson High School in the West Auditorium on November 8 and 9 at 7:30 and Nov. 10 at 3:00. Tickets are available at the door or bigdealproductions.org. For further information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847 850-2132 Debbie Macklin
- Nearly 100 fourth-through-seventh-grade students from St. Malachy School in Chicago visited Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in Lake Forest Feb. 7 for a day of events including an uplifting gospel liturgy, pizza lunch, talent show and a carnival. This celebration marked the latest chapter in a Black History Month tradition between the inner-city grade school and the North Shore high school dating back to 1996. Pictured here, students from both schools joined the combined choirs at the conclusion of the gospel liturgy to sing “We Shall Overcome” in honor of Pete Seeger, who passed away Jan. 27. Woodlands Academy
- Dr. Jerry Weber, president of the College of Lake County, gets a blue streak sprayed in his hair from Allison Brand, an elementary education major who volunteered at the 'Light it up Blue" Autism awareness event held April 2 at the college. College of Lake County
It’s countdown time for Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart’s 41st annual financial aid fundraiser, Congé. Modeling this year’s theme colors are (from left) Co-Chair Mary Oelerich of Chicago, Silent Auction Chair Alison Kohlmeyer of Lake Forest and Co-Chair Jean Olson of Evanston. The fundraising starts at 9 a.m. Friday, April 11, with online bidding at www.bidpal.net/Congé for a variety of exciting silent auction items such as four VIP tickets to a Los Angeles taping of Conan O’Brien’s TBS TV show, a Chicago Blackhawks hockey stick signed by members of the 2013-14 team and for wine enthusiasts, a 750ml bottle of Chateau Petrus Pomerol (2006). Online bids will be accepted up to and then as part of the silent auction that takes place during the Congé dinner event which begins with cocktails at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Glen View Club, 100 Golf Road, Golf, IL. Silent auction bidding ends at 10 p.m.
For more information about Congé contact Woodlands Academy Associate Director of Advancement for Special Events Tami Rocha at 847-234-4300, ext. 226 or visit www.woodlandsacademy.org Woodlands Academy
- 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
- Connie Kowal, Libertyville Sports Complex, samples Fine's Famous Hot Dog at the new eatery, 147 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. Come enjoy oh-so Fine food and events at Fine's Grand Opening weekend, May 10-12. Carol Levin, GLMV Chamber of Commerce
- Lt. Col. Frank Bart with sixth-graders from Frassati Catholic Academy. Four members of the Wauconda American Legion, including Lt. Bart, spoke to students at Frassati Catholic Academy and Transfiguration Catholic Elementary School in honor of Veterans Day. Lt. Colonel Bart has served in the U.S. Marines for 27 years, including service in Iraq and Afghanistan. He is currently the Mayor of Wauconda and has two children enrolled at Transfiguration School. Jean Simpson
- Emily N, Ava N & Marissa M attend a Sept 5th, "Thank You" event at Gaver's Breast Center in Crystal Lake to represent all of 8th grade, Cadette Troop 40701 of Mundelein as supporters through hosting the Pinkie Promise Pajama Walk Julia Nachman, Leader for Cadette Troop 40701
- A Halloween contest during lunch was a highlight of the day that saw most students and many faculty members at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart in costume Oct. 31. Judges used a decibel-meter app on their iPads to determine winners in various categories based on the cheers contestants received. Pictured, English teacher Erin Brysiewicz as the “Crazy Cat Lady” surrounded by her (advisory group) cats took second-place honors in the Sophomore Advisory Group category. Woodlands Academy
- Heather Robbins, Trauma Treatment Program project director at the Lake County Health Department, received the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Patriot Award from Michael Peck, Superintendent of the Veterans Assistance Commission of Lake County. She was nominated by Oluwatoyin Hines, a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and an intern at the Health Department. Peck presented the award on behalf of the Illinois Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, which recognizes efforts employers make to support citizen warriors. Lake County Health Department
The 7th and 8th grade Highland Middle School Pom Pon Squad finished third recently at the Lakeside Conference competition.
Congratulations to the team members - Sasha Blake, Mikaila Corrigan, Sydney Donovan, Allison Friello, Nicole Haderlein, Madison Hartwig, Veronica Houle, Bailey Latka, Paula Magnuszewski, Jillian Ness, Hannah Schuler, Kylie Skie (not pictured), Anna Yachnin. The squad is coached by teacher Breehan Davidson.
Here the squad is caught during a practice.
Well done Hornets! Libertyville Elementary District 70
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- Sisters Lisa Clair (left), freshman, and Kristen Clair, sophomore, of Lake Forest were among the eight student recipients of first quarter Sacred Heart awards presented Oct. 23 at Woodlands Academy. They were nominated by their fellow students for exemplifying the Sacred Heart goal of commitment to the building of community as a Christian value. Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
- A 6:30 p.m. open house Nov. 12 will showcase the unique educational experience at Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, 760 E. Westleigh Road in Lake Forest. Visitors will be able to tour the school, meet with teachers and coaches, and learn about the many exciting clubs and activities that are available to students. Woodlands Academy
- Kozi Salon in Lake Barrington attends a fundraiser-fashion show sponsored by Italian American Women Organization with the theme, "The Great Gatsby." The annual show benefits "One Step At A Time" camp for children with cancer and leukemia, operated by COSI-Children Oncology Services Inc. a nonprofit charitable organization. Pictured from right: Violetta Kozicki-owner/stylist, Amanda Castilo-stylist, Claudia McCoy-owner/stylist, Zaneta Modrzejewska-stylist. The program gives children facing cancer a chance to bond with other pediatric cancer patients and survivors in a non-hospital setting and is open to children ages 7 to 19.
"Local Girl Needs Help"
A little girl in our community needs help with medical expenses. Her name is Isabella Oliver. Please see her story at: www.gofundme.com/Isabellasjourney. "Give, and you will receive...The amount you give will determine the amount you get back." Luke 6:38. Friends of Isabella Oliver
- This photo was taken while I was snowmobiling in the Porcupine Mountains State Park in the Upper Penninsula of MI. I was ascending the 107th Engineers Memorial Hwy when I came across a man (Marc Salm) and his dogs (L to R: Escher and Echo). I stopped briefly to meet him and shoot the photo. He was on his way up to camp by tent for three days with the dogs. At the time the temp was -5 degrees F. Outrageous! What really makes the photo is the snow and ice surrounding his beard and the dogs mouths. The photo was taken in a single shot using iPhone 4S. Brad Magee
- Students at Matigian Preschool in Libertyville were excited to welcome spring. The children colored eggs, made bunny projects and received a special visit from a mysterious bunny who left behind treats for the kids. A Sekili
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