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Former Round Lake Mayor James Lumber diesA former Round Lake mayor who also served as the first chairman of the College of Lake County’s board died Monday. F. James Lumber, 78, died at Lake Forest Hospital following a lengthy illness.Last Updated Dec 3, 2013 5:38 PM
Education topic of citizens meeting:Updated Dec 1, 2013 6:11 PM
Parents, teachers, administrators, and school board members can discuss the state of education in the community, share their ideas for future legislation, identify concerns, and review current education bills during an advisory committee meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. It will be at the Vernon Hills High School library, 145 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.
Learn from the pros: How to take memorable holiday picturesUpdated Dec 3, 2013 10:22 AM
It's fun to take pictures during family gatherings, Christmas pageants and holiday festivals. Parents and friends love to pull out cameras to capture those memorable moments and, with a few tips, the photos can be even better. A big difference between professionals and amateurs is that pros shoot a hundred frames to get one great picture and amateurs shoot one picture and think they have it. Little changes occur with each shot and that can make all the difference.
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- Chicago's own Nancy Baird (Aunt Sook) and Max Ganet (Buddy) bring Truman Capote's childhood memories to life during opening night of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY and THE THANKSGIVING VISITOR playing through Dec. 29 at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Chicago. For tickets, visit www.provisiontheater.org/tickets or call the box office at 312.455.0066. Tired of the same ole' Bah, Humbug!? Order your tickets today and experience Capote's charming holiday tales centering on the author's early years growing up in Monroeville, Alabama. Provision Theater Company
- Tim and Susan Campbell of Rolling Meadows sample slices of Lou Malnati's famous deep-dish pizza at the 5th annual Clearbrook Around the World Food Tasting presented by Meijer. Lifetime Treasures Photography
- 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
- 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
- Jim Faello (left), and Chad Broderick (second from right), of The John Buck Company, which manages Deerfield's Parkway North Center, join Jeff Sebert (3rd from right), Grace Sebert (3rd from left), Kim Riebel (right) and Jen Cook (2nd from left), all of Sebert Landscaping at a celebration marking the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certification of Sebert's eco-friendly corporate office by the U.S. Green Building Council. Sebert is an early Diamond Sponsor of The John Buck Company Foundation's 2014 Spring Fling charity fund raiser. Sebert Landscaping
- 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
- Eric Mason of Round Lake shows his Blackhawks pride at the Libertyville Sports Complex Driving Range wearing his Patrick Sharp Blackhawks jersey on Friday June 28 while working on his golf game hitting range balls. Friday was Blackhawks Stanley Cup Parade & Rally Day in Chicago with Blackhawks fans everywhere celebrating the Hawks Stanley Cup Championship. Connie Kowal-Libertyville Sports Complex
- 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
- 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
- Mount Prospect's very own Lee DeWyze, who won American Idol in 2010, will perform at the Cures Gala event on Oct. 26, benefiting the nonprofit Gateway for Cancer Research. Having lost his grandfather to cancer, Lee is a long-time supporter of cancer research. The musician has generously donated an autographed guitar, an autographed CD and shirt, and two tickets to his upcoming concert in Chicago. These items are being raffled to the public through Oct. 26. Raffle tickets are available for $25 each online at DemandCuresToday.org/Lee Gateway for Cancer Research
"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
- Vernon Hills High School students' shoe designs for the Custom Culture competition. Design by (left to right): Ann Ho, Kathleen McLoughlin, Tiffany Do, and Olivia Weaver. Vote for their designs at http://www.vans.com/customculture/vote/top50/ Allison Molloy
- Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart seniors (from left) Bunny Olson of Evanston, Charlotte McMenamin Walshe of Highland Park, and Anna Deberry of Green Oaks, welcomed the class of 2017 to the Lake Forest school Aug. 28. Woodlands Academy
- Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart sophomores Ellie Randolph of Lake Forest, Arminda Downey-Mavromatis of Gurnee and Elena Gutierrez of Waukegan (left to right) combined for a perfect 12-0 record en route to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place honors in the Lincoln-Douglas Novice Division at the 2013 Munster Open Debate Tournament in Munster, Ind. In addition, Downey-Mavromatis was named the Novice Division Tournament Champion. The Nov. 16 event drew 327 debaters from 18 schools in three states. Woodlands Academy
- Woodlands Academy students (from left) Eleanore van Marwijk of Lake Barrington, Grace Reyes of Kenilworth and Elizabeth Bartusiak of Lake Forest rehearse a scene from "Our Town" to be presented by the school's Theatre Program Nov. 7-10. For information, visit www.woodlandsacademy.org or call (847) 234-4300. Woodlands Academy
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