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North Barrington mom pledges to streak for the environmentNorth Barrington resident Lynn Hasselberger has vowed to go streaking down Michigan Avenue if her new environmentally-themed online radio network raises $50,000 by mid-January. “I am just a normal, ‘girl next door’ environmental advocate, and the closest I’ve been to naked is my bikini.” Hasselberger said.Last Updated Dec 18, 2014 8:11 PM
North Barrington attorney accused in home invasion pleads not guiltyUpdated Dec 17, 2014 1:26 PM
A North Barrington attorney pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of breaking into a Hawthorn Woods home and using a gun to threaten his ex-wife and daughter.
Watchdog: Deal helps Medinah club, could hurt neighborsPosted Dec 17, 2014 5:30 AM
A settlement deal that promises backloaded assessment reductions for Medinah Country Club this year through 2016 could wind up meaning higher taxes for neighboring property owners over the next three years. But officials who negotiated the deal argue the 17 government agencies that receive property taxes from the golf club potentially saved the same taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars in future legal bills by settling.
Three challengers file to run for Barrington village boardUpdated Dec 16, 2014 10:20 PM
A slate of three challengers, including former village president hopeful Mike Kozel, filed paperwork this week to run for the Barrington village board. None of the three incumbent trustees — Robert Windon, Paul Hunt and Jim Daluga — have filed for re-election.
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- Sentimental summer gathering of sorority sisters enjoys lunch at Blackfinn. Alumnae members of Northwest Suburban Alumnae Club plan philanthropic events and social gatherings. Since 1961, Alpha Gam women have shared a common goal to contribute to the world's work in their community. Front row L to R: Bonnie Everhard, Barbara Benson, Nancy Clauser, Sandra Enright. Back row L to R : Pat Smith, Mary Herther, Barbara Willmarth, Kay Bradley, Louann Lawson, Reta Holmgren, Cherrie Wickstrom, Sue Rogers. Pat Smith, Alpha Gamma Delta Publicity Chair
- Bestselling mystery author Elizabeth George signs copies of her latest novel following her book talk at Kemper Lake Golf Club in Kildeer. The event was sponsored by Ela Area Public Library and Lake Forest Book Store. Valerie Stern
We are thankful for our abundant harvest! This year, Smart Farm has provided more than 2,700 pounds of produce to local food pantries with much more to come throughout the Fall. To join our wonderful group of volunteers, please contact Emily at email@example.com. Kathy Tabak
- 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
- Forest preserve employees hauled used Christmas trees to the Baker's Lake heron rookery using all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. Volunteers from Citizens for Conservation and Friends of Deer Grove East were waiting on the island to trim the trees and stand them upright or lay them flat, providing nesting structures for herons, egrets and cormorants. Approximately 80 ? 100 Christmas trees are recycled in this way every year to freshen the rookery. Steve Halm
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
- 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
- The Smart Arts Class at St. Mark's Day School in Barrington Hills celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday with a big celebration. The 4 and 5 year olds learned about the author, read and acted out scenes from an assortment of Seuss books, and dressed in the cat's red and white hat, red bow and whiskers. Dr. Seuss is just one of many well-known authors that the children are introduced to during the year. St. Mark's Day School
- Children chasing bubbles at last Saturday's 25th anniversary celebration of Flint Creek Savanna in Lake Barrington, owned by Citizens for Conservation. Glowby the Bubbler provided the bubble fun. Bob Lee
- Girl Scout Troop 40523 delivered cookies to the homeless at JOURNEYS | The Road Home in Palatine. The clients felt grateful receiving such a special treat. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- Boy scouts from Grove Avenue Elementary School in Barrington picked prairie seed with Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26. Here the boys are picking and checking how much seed is in their bag. Donna Bolzman
- 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
- Women gathered for a wonderful luncheon at the Inverness Golf Club April 30 to benefit JOURNEYS | The Road Home. JOURNEYS provides supportive services to over 1,300 homeless and at risk families and individuals annually. It also manages the PADS shelter program. The "Garden of Giving" Women's Luncheon raised nearly $8,000. JOURNEYS | The Road Home
- 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.
- 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
"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
- Music in the Box's Music Masters is now accepting drop-ins for our Summer Classes! Come join us. Please check out the website, www.musicinthebox.com, for dates and times to choose your class. Pictured Ms. Nicole with students taken by Music Masters owner Ginger Acopiado
- Citizens for Conservation (CFC) volunteers started off the new year last Saturday by clearing brush from an oak woods owned by CFC. Dedicated volunteers have worked there for 5 years to clear invasive plants from the 6-acre parcel and have made good progress. Restoration has already begun on the site. Donna Bolzman
Pasquale's Pizzeria & Delicatessen recently took 7th place in the world with this stuffed Crust BLT Pizza
Come get one for yourself at 1506 W Algonquin Road in Palatine IL 60067; 847-221-5922 Pasquale's Pizzeria & Delicatessen
- 28 Mixed Media pieces by Peggy Gannon will be displayed at the Starline Gallery in Harvard April 25 from 6-9 p.m. Peggy Gannon
- South Barrington Garden Club Donates $1,200 to Home of the Sparrow Left to Right: Sophia DeVries,Fund Development Mgr of Home of the Sparrow; Nancy Ebner, President of South Barrington Garden Club and garden club members Judy Decker and Susan Slapke Beverly Rupany
- The St Francis De Sales varsity football team has an undefeated season winning the NWCC league title and the playoff title. Shown are players, coaches, cheerleaders and Father Ryan holding the undefeated banner! First time in the schools history for football . They played their final championship game against Queen of All Saints from Chicago on the field at Notre Dame High School in Niles Oct. 26, winning with a final score 38-8. St Francis De Sales Catholic school photographers
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