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  • Vero Voce students excel at voice competition Nov 28, 2014 11:50 AM
    Vero Voce School of Performing Arts students singing in the Illinois National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions Nov. 8 were awarded high rankings in various categories and divisions. The competition began with a round of YouTube entries adjudicated by qualified voice teachers from all over the state of Illinois.

     
  • Plan ahead for Black Friday shopping in the Fox Valley Nov 26, 2014 3:34 PM
    Make a plan. If you're heading out to shop Black Friday or Thanksgiving Day, that's the one piece of advice expert shoppers and mall officials say is necessary. Especially now, when some stores don't open until Black Friday, while others are open Thanksgiving and still others are offering big deals today.

     
  • Extension offers tips on choosing perfect Christmas tree Nov 25, 2014 9:46 PM
    Selecting the perfect Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps. “When I was growing up, we would often cut down a Christmas tree growing on my grandparents’ farm,” said Ron Wolford, a University of Illinois Extension horticulture educator. “Today you can purchase trees from garden centers, pop-up lots, big box stores, and Christmas tree farms. The following tips can help you select a fresh tree for your home and keep it looking its best throughout the holiday season.”

     
  • Volunteers recognized for contributions to Master Gardener program Nov 25, 2014 3:06 PM
    University of Illinois Extension of Kane County celebrated its Master Gardeners with an awards and appreciation night Oct. 25 in St. Charles. The volunteer group has already completed more than 2,900 hours of service for 2014.

     
  • Playhouse 38 hosts auditions for “Steel Magnolias” Nov 25, 2014 9:35 PM
    The Geneva Park District is holding auditions for its adult production of "Steel Magnolias" at Playhouse 38. Adults, age 18 or older, are invited to audition by appointment, Wednesday, Dec. 3 and Monday, Dec. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m.

     
  • Grand marshals selected for St. Charles Electric Christmas Parade Nov 25, 2014 2:55 PM
    The Downtown St. Charles Partnership announced that Kristin DiTella and Brian Wright were selected as grand marshals for the 2014 Electric Christmas Parade, which will take place at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 on Main Street in St. Charles.

     
  • Kaneland High’s 37-year tradition: the Madrigal Feaste Nov 25, 2014 9:22 PM
    Celebrating holidays and traditions with families is a great way to create memories that last a lifetime. As the holiday season is quickly approaching, Kaneland High School would like to remind you of a 37-year tradition just around the corner in our community. The Kaneland High School Madrigal dinner performances are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 12 to Sunday, Dec. 14.

     
  • ECC music ensembles put on annual holiday concerts Nov 24, 2014 6:50 PM
    33" The Concert Choir, Concert Band and the Steel Bands at Elgin Community College offer something for everyone — from inspiring choral pieces to holiday favorites and contemporary music hits served up with a Caribbean flair — during December performances.

     
  • Top ten tips for holiday food safety Nov 24, 2014 6:53 PM
    As families and friends across Illinois makes plans for their holiday feasts, the Illinois Poison Center is offering its top ten tips for proper food handling techniques this season. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 76 million people experience foodborne illness each year.

     
  • St. Charles Singers to ring in season with ‘Candlelight Carols’ Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The St. Charles Singers will present the 31st annual edition of its “Candlelight Carols” Christmas program on Friday, Dec. 5, to Sunday, Dec. 7, in Chicago and St. Charles.

     
  • Stitches & Woodchips to host 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale Nov 21, 2014 11:14 PM
    Stitches & Woodchips will hold its 13th annual Holiday & Primitive Craft Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 to Sunday, Nov. 30, at 1024 Duncan Ave. in Elgin. They specialize in quality primitive and homespun items for the home as well as unique handmade gifts. See handmade quilted items and wool designs, ornaments, shelving and more.

     
  • Lisa Rock stars in ‘A Carpenters Christmas’ at CLC Dec 4, 2014 1:36 PM
    Back by popular demand, Lisa Rock and her six-piece band will perform “A Carpenters Christmas” at the College of Lake County at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9.

     
  • CLC prepares to go smoke-free on Jan. 1, 2015 Nov 20, 2014 11:39 AM
    The College of Lake County is preparing to become a smoke-free campus on Jan. 1 by launching an awareness-building campaign that emphasizes resources to help staff and students quit smoking. On Nov. 20, the same day as the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout, the college will hold a special event called “Take a One-Day Stand,” where students and staff will be asked to give up smoking for at least one day and take steps to quit. The event, being held at all three campuses from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5-7 p.m., will include free chair massages, food, goody bags, helpful information for smokers and non-smokers and the opportunity to sign up for CLC’s “Commit to Quit” program. Participating students and staff will become eligible for free Southlake Campus massage/ wellness sessions, subsidized nicotine replacement therapy and support/cessation services. A new state law, signed in August by Gov. Pat Quinn, requires all state-supported colleges and universities to become smoke-free by July 1, 2015. Responding to the new law and proposals that have emerged on campus over recent years, in September 2014 the CLC Board of Trustees approved a smoke-free policy for the college. To allow the college to become a leader in promoting a healthier campus environment, the trustees approved going smoke-free earlier than required by the new law, according to Teresa Aguinaldo, dean of student life and chair of the faculty and staff implementation committee. In addition to complying with the law, the new policy will help protect the health of the campus community, lower maintenance and fire insurance costs and support CLC’s effort to have a clean, sustainable campus, according to Kevin Lowry, manager of Environmental Safety and Health and a member of the committee. A task force composed of faculty and staff is overseeing the effort to disseminate information, hold special events and assemble resources to encourage smokers to quit. According to Janet Mason, a CLC human services professor, Certified Advanced Alcohol/Drug Counselor and member of the implementation committee, the awareness-building effort will include a website (www.clcillinois.edu/smokefree), a Facebook page, posters, fliers and t-shirts sporting a “Love your Lungs” image and “Breathe Easy at CLC” tagline. In addition, faculty, staff and students who smoke will be given “quit bags” containing a wallet-sized card with the non-smoking policy and tips on how go smoke-free.

     
  • CLC-U of Illinois Engineering Pathways program offers information sessions Nov 20, 2014 11:38 AM
    Future engineers are invited to learn about a new College of Lake County Engineering Pathways program that offers guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign after successfully completing CLC’s two-year engineering degree program. Students are invited to learn more about how they could qualify for this pathway to one of the most prestigious engineering colleges in the U.S. by starting at CLC. Two information sessions will be offered: Dec. 4, 2014 and Feb. 5, 2015 at 7 p.m. in Room C005 (C Wing Auditorium). The information sessions will also explain scholarship opportunities such as the National Science Foundation Scholars program for low-income, academically talented students. The Engineering Pathways Program is a competitive admission program for spring 2015 high school graduates who want to pursue an engineering degree. After admission to the Pathways Program, students who successfully complete the CLC requirements are guaranteed admission to the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Participants benefit from proactive advising by both UI and CLC advisors, orientation courses, transfer assistance, small CLC class sizes and CLC’s low tuition cost. The deadline to apply for the program is Feb. 27, 2015. Notification of acceptance will be given by April 1. For more information, contact Rob Twardock, engineering department chair, at (847) 543-2903 or rtwardock

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 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.

     
  • CLC’s Artcetera Gallery Shop holds Winter Holiday Art Sale Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Unique holiday gift ideas for art lovers will abound at the College of Lake County Artcetera Gallery winter holiday sale, which will be held Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     
  • Dec. 5-7: CLC dance troupe to present Winter Dance Concert Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    The annual Winter Dance Concert will be presented by the College of Lake County Dance Department’s Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus.

     
  • CLC Board awards contract to construct new science building Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    The College of Lake County board of trustees on Nov. 18 approved awarding a $24.08 million contract to construct a new science building on the Grayslake Campus to Path Construction Co., of Arlington Heights.

     
  • Auction at Geneva church raises over $5,000 for local organizations Nov 25, 2014 2:58 PM
    The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva raised more than $5,000 for local humanitarian organizations at its “Saturday Night Feverish” auction. More than 100 people packed the church’s historic sanctuary to bid on a variety of items, including baskets of donated goods and services from local businesses and church members. Funds raised are being divided equally between Lazarus House and Mutual Ground.

     
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