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  • Sedgebrook woodworker brings new life to old finds Dec 8, 2014 1:18 PM
    Don Hollenbeck is disturbed by “move-in-ready” home makeover TV shows. “I can’t understand how people can just come into a place with things that someone else has picked out and set up for them,” said the woodworker and resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire.

     
  • 162 adults wait for a Literacy Connection tutor Dec 8, 2014 1:04 PM
    The Literacy Connection needs more tutors. Sadly, 162 adults remain on the waiting list to share their goals with someone who can tutor them. Can you give just 1-2 hours per week to help someone achieve their goals in 2015? You will impact your life and someone else’s life in a profoundly positive way.

     
  • Holiday blood drive at Sherman Hospital set for Dec. 22 Dec 8, 2014 9:03 PM
    Adding “donate blood” to the top your holiday to-do list could provide a lifesaving gift for someone this holiday season. Donation centers seek blood products year-round to supply health care facilities across the country, but the need over the holidays is greater as high school and college students go on break and fewer blood drives are held. “It’s a commitment, but people need to understand what a lifesaving effort donating blood is,” says Dr. Bruce Hyman, vice president of medical management at Sherman Hospital in Elgin. “You want it on the shelf when you need it. It’s vital for hospitals to stock adequately for emergencies and trauma situations.” Sherman Hospital is partnering with Heartland Blood Centers for a blood drive from noon to 4 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 22.

     
  • Johnson goes from movie usher in a tux to Classic Cinemas CEO Dec 8, 2014 5:00 AM
    Kukec's People column features Chris Johnson, the new CEO of Classic Cinemas, who talks about his early days of wearing a tuxedo while working as an usher in his family'owned cinemas with film reels and free popcorn refills were the rage.

     
  • McHenry Conservation District to host program on eagles Dec 8, 2014 9:05 AM
    Representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Friends of Hackmatack Wildlife Refuge, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and the McHenry County Audubon Society will be on hand from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at three locations along the Fox River to help you search for eagles — McHenry Dam, Algonquin Dam and Carpentersville Dam.

     
  • Teens can enter anti-tobacco design contest Dec 8, 2014 9:05 AM
    McHenry County Department of Health will hold its 11th annual Anti-Tobacco Media Design Contest for McHenry County high school and college students.

     
  • Take in bedtime stories, tea at Colonel Palmer House Dec 8, 2014 9:21 AM
    Step back in time and experience the holiday season at the Colonel Palmer House.

     
  • Dundee Township Lions presents Festival of Trees Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    The Dundee Township Lions presented the Festival of Trees Dec. 5-6 at Grafelman Park in West Dundee. This is a part of Dickens in Dundee celebration. Twenty-eight trees were decorated by schools, churches and Scout groups on Friday.

     
  • The Bridge Church explores “The Promised Messiah” Dec 5, 2014 8:29 PM
    The Bridge Church, an Evangelical Free church, will welcome people from all walks of life who are seeking to know, love, and serve Jesus Christ – or perhaps simply seeking to investigate the truth of Christianity. The Sunday service blends both hymns and modern choruses in an upbeat contemporary style. From the pastoral staff biblically based expository preaching aims to keep Christ at the center of life. This month, senior pastor Rev. Todd Berge's message is “The Promised Messiah.”

     
  • Stick to simple healthy hints to stay on track this holiday season Dec 5, 2014 10:52 PM
    Americans gain one to two pounds between the Thanksgiving feast and the New Year countdown. Some do not lose those extra pounds and add weight cumulatively every year. Simple, smart selections this holiday season can help avoid this annual obstacle and set up a positive start to 2015. “The best strategy for the holidays is to aim for weight maintenance,” said Laura Barr, Nutrition and Wellness Educator with University of Illinois Extension.

     
  • Consider volunteering with AID Dec 5, 2014 11:11 PM
    Enrich the lives of adults with developmental disabilities and other special needs by becoming a volunteer with the Association for Individual Development. AID offers many volunteer opportunities in the Aurora, Elgin, Batavia and Yorkville locations. Currently the need is most great between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

     
  • Bring the kids to see how maple syrup is made Dec 5, 2014 1:47 PM
    Have you ever wondered how maple syrup was discovered? Have you ever seen over 40 trees hooked up to collect and process sap in a scenic woodland?

     
  • Environmental Defenders to host used book sale Dec 5, 2014 1:34 PM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will hold its annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall building lobby on the Woodstock Square. The sale continues through Thursday, Dec. 11.

     
  • CLC Music Department presents three December concerts Dec 8, 2014 10:14 AM
    CLC Music Department presents three December concerts Three festive concerts by College of Lake County Music Department ensembles will be presented in December. The Wind Ensemble’s Holiday Concert will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 14, the Holiday Choral Concert will be presented at 7 p.m. on Dec. 14 and the Concert Band will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 17.

     
  • 9-foot menorah to light up Elgin as part of world’s largest Hanukkah observance Dec 9, 2014 2:20 PM
    Chabad Jewish Center of Elgin will ignite a public 9-foot menorah erected at Gail Borden Public Library, followed by a communitywide celebration on the first night of Hanukkah, which falls on Tuesday, Dec. 16.

     
  • Join in 2nd annual TubaChristmas Concert Dec. 13 Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    Cambridge Music Outreach invites all tuba and euphonium players to perform in its second annual TubaChristmas Concert at 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Algonquin Commons. This is a free performance of traditional Christmas carols arranged especially for the warm, rich sound of the Tuba-Euphonium choir.

     
  • Anderson Animal Shelter holds collection drive Dec. 13-14 Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    Anderson Animal Shelter in South Elgin is asking you to help them raise funds by cleaning out your closet and home of any unwanted jewelry, clothing, accessories, handbags, shoes, bedding and linens, bath items, electronics, toys, small furniture, small appliances, books, magazines, CDs and more.

     
  • AID receives grant toward ‘Living Room’ program Dec 9, 2014 11:56 AM
    The Association for Individual Development is the grateful recipient of a $24,925 grant from the INC Board, NFP to be used towards the “Living Room” program.

     
  • New HVAC Installer Technician Certificate offered at CLC Dec 15, 2014 1:49 PM
    A new 18-credit, flexible Fast Track-HVAC Installation Technician Certificate is being launched by the College of Lake County’s Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Technology program in January 2015 (pending approval by the Illinois Community College Board).

     
  • Irish tenor brings ‘Christmas from Ireland’ to CLC Dec 16, 2014 12:17 PM
    Michael Londra, the Irish tenor best known as the voice of “Riverdance” on Broadway, will present “A Christmas from Ireland,” a performance told in song, dance and story.

     
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