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  • Ecologists keep tiny Buffalo Grove prairie from becoming history May 3, 2012 5:31 AM
    The little hunk of Buffalo Grove grassland that volunteers saved from developers in the late 1980s is now a protected prairie and a pristine example of how preservation should be done. “It's a 10 acres that deserves to be there. It you look down, it is beautiful. It does make a difference in people's lives,” says Bev Hansen, leader of the volunteer Buffalo Grove Prairie Guardians.

  • Reacquainting with an old friend — visiting Buffalo Grove Prairie May 3, 2012 6:27 AM
    Ecologist Steven Apfelbaum writes about his return to the Buffalo Grove Prairie after 30 years.

  • Lions to offer free hearing screenings at Senior Expo Apr 16, 2012 6:00 AM
    The Lions Club of Buffalo Grove will sponsor free hearing screenings during the annual Senior Citizen Expo set for April 24 at the Arboretum Club.

  • Blood drive Saturday in Buffalo Grove Feb 29, 2012 2:35 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Blood Commission is holding a community blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, at the Buffalo Grove Park District Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive.

  • BG Park District taking rain barrel orders Feb 21, 2012 7:00 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District Environmental Action Team is currently taking orders for rain barrels and composters, which will be available for pickup on Saturday, April 7 from 8-11 a.m. at Mike Rylko Community Park. These 55 gallon barrels come is variety of colors and cost $60 each. Each barrel comes with a spigot, is insect resistant and easy to install. Accessories are also available.

  • Buffalo Grove Park District selling rain barrels Feb 6, 2012 12:42 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District Environmental Action Team is currently taking orders for rain barrels and composters, which will be available for pickup 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 7, at Mike Rylko Community Park.

  • Strict policy on smoking, tobacco use in Grandwood Park Jan 25, 2012 6:04 PM
    A small park district in unincorporated Lake County near Gurnee has become completely tobacco- and smoke-free. Grandwood Park Park District’s policy, enacted through a board vote Jan. 11, applies to all property and vehicles.

  • Drivers license services available in Buffalo Grove Dec 30, 2011 5:57 PM
    The Illinois Secretary of State Mobile Driver Services unit will visit the Buffalo Grove Park District facility at 530 Bernard Drive in Buffalo Grove on Friday, Jan. 6.

  • Community support got ‘Encore’ the win Dec 5, 2011 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: Linda Rosen, director of the Buffalo Grove Singers and Encore!, says it was incredible community support that helped the chorus win theSing! competiion, and the $20,000 donation for the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss.

  • Buffalo Grove museum unveils holiday exhibit Dec 2, 2011 6:25 PM
    The Raupp Museum for the 10th year is doing its Everybody’s Got a Gift exhibit for the holidays. It showcases the art of adult drawing and painting students at the Buffalo Grove Park District under the tutelage of Enid Silverman.

  • Bauer Foundation given incredible gift Nov 21, 2011 5:00 AM
    Letter to the editor: When a Buffalo Grove adult chorus won the "Sing!" competition last week, equally ecstatic was Scott Bauer, founder of the Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss. The winning chorus, Encore!, had named the Foundation as its charity of choice for a $20,000 prize. "From the bottom of my heart," Scott Bauer writes, "thank you for all of your support."

  • Buffalo Grove-based chorus wins national competition Nov 17, 2011 8:19 PM
    The fans have spoken, and Encore!, the Buffalo Grove Park District’s adult chorus, is the grand prize winner of Sing!, a national vocal talent competition. Encore! now gets to work with two-time Emmy Award winner Kevin Briody and a $20,000 donation will be made in their name to a local charity.

  • Buffalo Grove Park District receives national award Nov 4, 2011 7:14 PM
    Big Deal Productions, the performing arts division of the Buffalo Grove Park District, was recently selected to receive a National 2011 Dorothy Mullen Arts and Humanities, Class IV Award by the National Recreation and Park Association.

  • New member appointed to Buffalo Grove Park Board Oct 28, 2011 10:16 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District Board announced that Adriane Johnson has been selected to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of former member Jeff Weiss.

  • BG’s Encore needs your support Oct 18, 2011 4:12 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District chorus, Encore!, did its part, now they need help from the community. Encore! won a regional singing contest, and now their video is going up against 10 other regional winners from across the country. Watch them perform, and vote.

  • Gift makes Buffalo Grove playground accessible to all Sep 18, 2011 8:33 AM
    When children climb, swing and slide on the new playground equipment at Alcott Park in Buffalo Grove, their laughter and excitement will embody the memory of a little girl who loved the park. It memorializes Lexi Kazian, who was born with severe brain damage in 2002 and died in 2004.

  • Volunteers sought for Buddy Baseball in Buffalo Grove Aug 22, 2011 5:00 AM
    The Village of Buffalo Grove Commission for Residents with Disabilities is seeking volunteers for the Buddy Baseball exhibition game during Buffalo Grove Days.

  • Saturday concert opens new exhibit at Raupp Museum in Buffalo Grove Aug 19, 2011 7:42 PM
    The Raupp Museum at 901 Dunham Lane, Buffalo Grove, will celebrate the end of summer and kick off a new exhibit with an outdoor concert from 4-6 p.m. Saturday.

  • Buffalo Grove Park District’s “The Wedding Singer” opens Friday Jul 20, 2011 5:35 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District summer musical, “The Wedding Singer,” opens this weekend with performances held at the Stevenson High School West Auditorium, 2 Stevenson Drive, in Lincolnshire.

  • Buffalo Grove collects used bikes Jul 18, 2011 5:08 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Environmental Action Team, in cooperation with the organization Working Bikes, will host a used bicycle collection drive from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at the Buffalo Grove Farmer’s Market.

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