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  • Patton School students inspired to help Arlington Hts. family Dec 15, 2014 1:12 PM
    Fifth-grader Liam McGuffin of Arlington Heights and nearly 60 other children enrolled in the Children At Play program at Patton Elementary School in Arlington Heights worked with their supervisor, Agnes Roberts, to adopt a local family this holiday season. “I wanted to help people get gifts over the holidays,” Liam said. They were one of the younger groups who participated in the program that is now 30 years old.

     
  • Schaumburg students campaign to save monarch butterflies Dec 8, 2014 12:00 PM
    Students in Kim Savino’s classroom at Collins Elementary School in Schaumburg are on a mission. Simply put, they want local residents to “start seeing monarchs.”

     
  • When it comes to outfitting needy families, PATH lends hand Dec 1, 2014 1:18 PM
    When the temperature suddenly dropped in late November, social workers at Palatine High School noticed some teens arriving at school unprepared for the unseasonable chill - wearing T-shirts and jeans, and no jackets. They knew where to turn — a local group called Palatine Assisting Through Hope. PATH volunteers delivered an assortment of winter coats to the high school that very same day.

     
  • Boy raises nearly $1,000 for restoration of Mt. Prospect's Central School Nov 18, 2014 10:42 AM
    At the tender age of 8, Nolan Hahn of Mount Prospect is one of the leading donators to a village cause: the renovation of the 19th century one-room schoolhouse, Central School. “It's part of Mount Prospect's history,” Nolan says. “We have to save it.” His method? He and his grandmother, Janet Kirch of Arlington Heights, have developed a business selling jewelry.

     
  • Nurses' care sparks legacy gift to Northwest Community Hospital Nov 11, 2014 8:48 AM
    The compassionate care of orthopedic nurses for a patient more than 10 years ago has resulted in a nearly million dollar bequest to Northwest Community Hospital by the Laseke family. “I wanted to make sure she wasn't in pain and was comfortable,” said Mary Justo,then fresh out of nursing school.

     
  • Clinic painting event in Palatine draws lots of volunteers Nov 3, 2014 2:47 PM
    Take nearly 100 volunteers, 158 paint brushes and 37 gallons of paint, and it adds up to a complete makeover for a medical clinic located at the Palatine Opportunity Center. HandsOn Suburban Chicago, a volunteer agency based in Arlington Heights, regularly promotes opportunities to help, in the Neighbor section of the Daily Herald. Its posting about painting the Vista Health Center in Palatine ran Sept. 29 and drew 97 volunteers of all ages and from all walks of life.

     
  • Smart Farm in Barrington proves to be a smart idea Oct 27, 2014 2:34 PM
    Organizers with Smart Farm in Barrington are wrapping up their sixth growing season, and the numbers are staggering. This grass-roots, educational farm project produced more than 7,100 pounds of fresh vegetables — and donated 100 percent of it to food pantries. “We’re winding down now,” says founder Kathy Gabelman of Barrington, “but the garden is still producing and we could use help harvesting and preparing our beds for winter."

     
  • Royals' run to Series sparks memories of Arlington Heights' Splittorff Oct 20, 2014 2:56 PM
    As the Kansas City Royals revel in their first trip to the World Series in 29 years, Arlington Heights friends of the late Paul Splittorff recall his remarkable career — and where it all began. Splittorff's former American Legion coach, Lloyd Meyer, will be rooting for Kansas City this week, in memory of his former player who contributed so much to the Royals' organization. “He was a steady pitcher,” Meyer says, “who sort of came out of nowhere to make the major leagues.”

     
  • WINGS second in nationwide Allstate fundraising challenge Oct 13, 2014 3:26 PM
    Two local agencies came in first and second amoung 140 nationwide in an Allstate fundraising challenge to programs addressing domestic violence. The YWCA North Shore in Evanston wound up in first place, after raising more than $311,000, about $30,000 more than WINGS, a Palatine-based agency. “It is amazing that the top two agencies in the challenge serve the Northwest and North regions of Cook County,” says Rebecca Darr, executive director of WINGS. “We both won.”

     
  • Dogs making a big impact on patient care at local hospitals Oct 6, 2014 12:05 PM
    It's official. Health care is going to the dogs. At Northwest Community Hospital, administrators have started training their 10th team of animal assisted therapy dogs and trainers — just to keep up with demand. At nearly the same time, officials at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge held a picnic to honor their therapy dogs and handlers

     
  • Daday: Elk Grove Senior Center hub for the 90-somethings Sep 29, 2014 11:02 AM
    A funny thing happened to administrators with the Elk Grove Senior Center. When they tried to take a photograph of their members, 90 years and older, they couldn’t fit them all in one frame. More than 40 of the center's members are in their 90s. “We’re seeing people living longer,” says Cindy Sortino, director of the Elk Grove Park District’s Hattendorf Center. “They’re more active and more involved, and our center really relies on them. We’re all about volunteering.”

     
  • Outdoor classroom brings new dimension to students in Inverness Sep 22, 2014 10:55 AM
    At Holy Family Catholic Academy in Inverness, recess has taken on a whole new meaning with the innovative Outdoor Classroom project, installed over the summer on the 20-acre campus of the church and school. “It’s fun,” says fourth-grader Bryson Turner of Lake Zurich. “We got to design our own garden and now we’re taking out weeds and moving mulch.”

     
  • Davis Cup players take time out for local youth Sep 15, 2014 12:15 PM
    As some of the best U.S. tennis players gathered in the Northwest suburbs this past weekend for Davis Cup matches at the Sears Centre, they didn’t forget an important constituency: youth players from the area. Team USA held a Davis Cup Fun Day at the South Barrington Club, where nearly 300 young players from tennis clubs throughout the suburbs met some of the best players in the country and had fun playing tennis.

     
  • Farm-to-table school garden a delicious lesson in Arlington Hts. Sep 10, 2014 10:38 AM
    For the fourth straight year, students at Windsor Elementary School in Arlington Heights enjoyed a farm-to-table dining experience, during their regular Friday lunch hour. Beyond what they brought in their lunch buckets, students tasted kale salad and freshly made tortilla chips with salsa.

     
  • Mount Prospect teacher honored at MLB All-Star Game Sep 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    Regina Kinasz, a math teacher at St. Emily School in Mount Prospect, was showcased in July as one of 30 All-Star teachers at the All-Star game in Minneapolis. It is part of a new program designed to honor teachers and promote the importance of education. “We were treated like royalty," she said.

     
  • Jen School students expand from growing vegetables to selling them Aug 25, 2014 12:39 PM
    Students returned l to the Jen School on the campus of Maryville Academy in Des Plaines to find their vegetable garden bursting with fresh produce. In fact, the garden is turning out so much the school is opening a farmers market. “The garden truly is an extension of the school,” Anne Craig says. “It’s not just the planting, cultivating and harvesting that offers so many lessons; it’s the social, emotional and therapeutic aspects that makes it so successful.”

     
  • Claire’s delivers bags full of goodies to hospital Aug 18, 2014 3:46 PM
    A community partnership between two Hoffman Estates companies took place last week, but in the eyes of one 8-year-old girl, it all came down to this: color and fashion. A new interactive sculpture was recently installed in the lobby Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital, a gift from Claire's. And continuing the partnership, Claire's associates fill and donate goodie bags for young girls and teens at the hospital. “They’re a big hit,” says Mary Kate Dvorak, one of the hospital’s child life specialists. “We give them to girls who are in that specific age range. They really enjoy them. It’s a good distraction and helps to make the hospital not as scary.”

     
  • ‘Bloom’ bursts on scene at Women’s and Children’s Hospital Aug 15, 2014 10:12 AM
    A large kinetic sculpture that literally bursts with energy has blossomed in the front entrance of Alexian Brothers Women and Children’s Hospital in Hoffman Estates. Called “Bloom,” the sculpture has 14 flowerlike blossoms made of acrylic, and a control dock at a child’s level, to let them to move the forms at the touch of a button.

     
  • Arlington Hts. family preserves story of Chicago’s Eastland disaster Aug 12, 2014 10:34 AM
    On the morning of July 24, 1915, thousands of people gathered along the Chicago River for Western Electric’s fifth annual employee picnic. Tragedy struck when the Eastland rollled over and 844  people lost their lives. The Arlington Heights family of one of the survivors has formed a historical society to preserve the personal stories of the people who were present that day.

     
  • ‘Crazy for You’ coming to Palatine next 2 weekends Aug 4, 2014 1:32 PM
    One year after the driving force behind the Fremont Street Theater Company, Elroy Sandquist, passed away, his cast and crew are remaining true to their promise: The show must go on! "Sandy and I always loved the old classic musicals, with lots of singing and dancing, and this one ("Crazy for You") fits the bill beautifully,” says Colleen Sandquist, who took over after her husband’s passing.

     
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