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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
- 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
- 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
- Tim Koll as the title role of Joseph, and Julia Macholl as the Narrator in Theatre Nebula's "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in its final 2 weeks at Cutting Hall in Palatine, September 20-29, 2013. Cutting Hall- Michael P. Noens
- 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 #473 made fleece blankets for Girl Scouts in East Peoria/Pekin that were affected by the recent tornadoes. They will be sending these homemade blankets to help their fellow Girl Scouts in their time of need. Jennifer Raaths
- 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
- 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
- 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
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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
- 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
- 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
- Congressman Roskam cancelled his meeting with families to discuss immigration reform and its effect on families. The families then decorated his door with messages written on colorful butterflies. The butterflies symbolize freedom and migration. Colin Tysoe
- 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
- St. Francis de Sales students from the play, "The Little Mermaid." Performances will be held at 7 p.m. May 17 and 18. Angela Mooney
- 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
- Volunteers celebrated Make a Difference Day on Saturday, October 26, by picking prairie seed with Citizens for Conservation. The seed collected will make a difference to the environment when it is used to restore prairies in the Barrington area. Donna Bolzman
- Volunteers of all ages picked prairie seed with Citizens for Conservation on Make a Difference Day, Saturday, October 26. All seed collected will be used to restore prairies in the Barrington area. Donna Bolzman
- Wauconda Fest 2013 Katelyn Blanas
Wine Tasting Banishes Cabin Fever For Record Crowd
Barry and Mary Ellen Masek of Park Ridge enjoy swirling and sipping one of 60 wines at Clearbrook’s 50th annual A Grapevine of Friends Wine Tasting. More than 450 people attended the wine extravaganza. Chicago Corporate Photography
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