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  •  Carolyn Campbell of St. Charles stretches out with fellow participants before the start of last year’s Hope for Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education in Geneva. This year’s event is set for Saturday, May 11.

    Walk and run for Haitian kids May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    It's not too late to register for Hope for Haitians, a second-annual 5K Walk /Run for Education, which aims to raise money and awareness for school supplies and uniforms for children in Haiti, through Food for the Poor, a nonprofit organization. The event will be held at 8:30 a.m. May 11 at the Kane County Government Center, 719 S. Batavia Ave., Geneva.

  • Dundee Lions Club gets kudos for serving breakfast Feb 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions Club garners appreciation from West Dundee this week for its efforts to make sure more than 300 people went to the Shop with a Cop event on a full stomach. Shop with a Cop pairs needy children with a local police officer to do holiday shopping at Walmart — cops from Carpentersville, Gilberts, the Dundees, Pingree Grove and Sleepy Hollow are all involved.

  • Christian Friberg of St. Paul, Minn., launches from the 150-foot ramp at last year’s Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove. This year’s tournament takes place Jan. 26-27.

    Enjoy international competition at Norge Ski ClubJan 17, 2013 12:00 AM
    If you want to watch U.S. ski jumpers compete against international jumping teams on a 70-meter hill, then mark your calendars for the upcoming 108th annual Norge International Ski Jumping Tournament in Fox River Grove. The tournament will be on Saturday, Jan. 26, and Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Norge Ski Club, north of routes 14 and 22 in Fox River Grove.

  • Geneva children's author Laura Crawford signs her book, “The Pilgrims' Thanksgiving from A to Z,” at the Barnes and Nobles Books at Spring Hill Mall in West Dundee. For those interested in writing a children's book of their own, Crawford will lead a seminar called introduction to writing on Saturday, Jan. 12 at the bookstore.

    Want to learn how to write a children's book? Jan 2, 2013 12:00 AM
    Has it ever been your dream to pen a children's book? If so, the Barnes and Noble at Spring Hill Mall is holding a seminar called Introduction to Writing that will give you an overview of the process through publication and include an extended question and answer session. The event is scheduled from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 12 at the store, located within Spring Hill Mall.

  •  Algonquin’s Gaslight Park Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary has won a 2012 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness.

    High honors for Algonquin bird and butterfly sanctuaryDec 13, 2012 12:00 AM
    Algonquin's Gaslight Park Bird and Butterfly Sanctuary has won a 2012 Conservation and Native Landscaping Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Chicago Wilderness. The award, which was announced last week, recognizes sites that excel in their use of native landscaping, ecosystem restoration and protection, and conservation design.

  • Find the Christmas present that escapes you in West Dundee Dec 6, 2012 12:00 AM
    Is the perfect holiday gift to give still eluding you? If so, maybe you should check out the Swell Gallery in downtown West Dundee. The gallery, located on the lower level at 123½ W. Main Street, is holding its fourth annual Holiday Arts, Crafts and Vintage Market all month. The event opens with an artists reception from 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 8.

  • Carpentersville Fire Dept. supports breast cancer patientsNov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    A fundraiser that the Carpentersville Fire Department recently held to help breast cancer patients at a pair of local hospitals, raised $1,600. The fire department sold pink T-shirts for several days in October, which is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign was dubbed "Wear Pink."

  • Sun City Huntley celebrate Marines with ball Oct 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    Sun City invites all active and veteran Marines to the 237th Birthday Ball on Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Drendel Ballroom in the Sun City Prairie Lodge, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley.

  • Support retired veterans in CaryOct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Veterans Network Committee of Northern Illinois is holding its fourth annual Honor Flight Festival and Fundraiser from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20 at Lake Julian Park, at Route 14 and Jandus Cutoff in Cary.

  • Lots going on at the West Dundee VFWOct 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    It's getting to be quite busy at the West Dundee VFW. The Tri-City Evergreen Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2298 invites you to stuff your face at its fish fry from 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday through May. And don't forget, on Monday nights, the VFW has the Lightning game, which is a lot like Bingo, but involves a smaller card.

  • Huntley Bingo group is in the spotlightSep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    Woman's Day Magazine is interested in featuring Huntley Bingo about a piece it's working on about community events with a purpose. The story is scheduled to run in the magazine's January issue and will note how Huntley Bingo's main goal is raising money for families who have loved ones fighting pediatric cancer.

  •  Sun City Huntley will hold its 10th annual “You’re Not Alone Cancer Walk” on Saturday, Sept. 29.

    Several charity events on tap for the Fox Valley Sep 11, 2012 12:00 AM
    If you want to help raise awareness for cancer in Huntley, mark your calendars for the 10th annual "You're Not Alone 5K Cancer Walk." The walk will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, starting at the Sun City Fountain View Pavilion at Sun City, 12880 Del Webb Blvd., Huntley. The Breast Cancer Support Hour Group in Sun City started the walk to raise awareness about cancer.

  • Carl Tomaso

    Late Huntley manager remembered at interchange ceremony Aug 30, 2012 12:00 AM
    During Monday afternoon's groundbreaking of the full interchange at Route 47 and the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway, Huntley Village President Chuck Sass took time to recognize Carl Tomaso, the late village manager. Tomaso died in 2008 and had been credited with managing Huntley's rapid growth and economic boom.

  •  The organizers of West Dundee’s Heritage Fest are looking for antique collectors and dealers to display their wares Sept. 15-16 in Grafelman Park.

    Be an informed voter; visit a candidate forum Aug 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    The League of Women Voters of McHenry has lined up several forums to help you get to know who's running for some of our local offices. The first one has been scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 26 at McHenry County College. McHenry County Board candidates from districts one, two, and three are expected to attend.

  • Carpentersville park commission has openingsAug 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Carpentersville Park Commission is looking for some new blood. If you'd like to join, send a letter of interest to the village hall, to the attention of Village President Ed Ritter. Village hall is at 1200 L.W. Besinger Drive, Carpentersville, IL 60110.

  • See what Fox Performing Arts Center could be at fundraiser Aug 8, 2012 12:00 AM
    As we've reported, Rick Browne, a local architect, is working to convert the old Ziegler's Ace Hardware in West Dundee to the Fox Performing Arts Center, a venue he says will revitalize the downtown and become a hub of activity for local arts groups. The next fundraiser, dubbed "Celebrate the Arts," will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at Otto Engineering, 11 W. Main St., Carpentersville.

  • Kalin Koychev of Wheeling, who donated a kidney to Nathan Saavedra, 3, of Carpentersville, continues to help the Saavedra family by raising funds.

    Fundraiser for kidney recipient raises nearly $1,000Jul 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    A weekend fundraiser that Wheeling resident Kalin Koychev held for the Saavedra family so far, has raised about $850. Moreover, that dollar amount is expected to increase because there are more donations coming Koychev's way.

  •  Carpentersville Village President Ed Ritter is making a grand entrance into the circus this weekend on an elephant, where he’ll be a guest ringmaster.

    Carpentersville village president to ride circus elephantJun 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    If you always wanted to catch Carpentersville Village President Ed Ritter at the big top, you have a chance to do so this weekend. Ritter will be making a grand entrance into the Carson and Barnes Family Circus on an elephant as an honorary ringmaster. "I just climb right on there and get off," Ritter said. "I don't think I'll be doing any stunts or anything."

  • Nathan Saavedra

    How you can help Carpentersville kidney recipient May 31, 2012 12:00 AM
    Earlier this week, we reported that Nathan Saavedra, the 3-year-old Carpentersville boy who was born with prune belly syndrome, has found a second man willing to donate a kidney to him. While the family is overjoyed about the news, they're still concerned about their finances.

  • Bite into a bratwurst at Hampshire open houseMay 17, 2012 12:00 AM
    Be sure to bring your empty stomachs to the Hampshire Fire/EMS Association's upcoming open house and bratwurst dinner. The event runs from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Hampshire Fire Station. You can select from a menu of hot dogs, brats, baked beans, coleslaw, chips, soda, coffee and desserts.

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