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  • Inspiration for ‘Ride for 3 Reasons’ dies of ALS Jan 11, 2013 10:05 AM
    One of the primary inspirations for Barrington resident Bob Lee's three legendary "Ride for 3 Reasons" cross-country bike rides lost his 12-year fight with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, just after Christmas. Bill Raymond, 74, died at his home in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Dec. 26.

  • Schaumburg shop has global array of artwork Nov 30, 2012 2:41 PM
    Schaumburg isn't just the place suburban Christmas shoppers flock to for big-ticket items on Black Friday, it's also the home of some hidden holiday treasures from all over the world. For the past 17 years, Gifts of the World at Christ Community Mennonite Church, 888 S. Roselle Road, has been helping support artists, craftspeople and their communities in more than 38 developing countries by selling their work in the suburbs.

  • Visit ‘A Haunting in the Valley’ in Schaumburg Oct 12, 2012 3:17 PM
    If there’s anything better than a haunted house to mark Halloween, it would have to be a whole haunted forest to wander through after dark. The Schaumburg Park District is providing such an experience on the trails of the Spring Valley Nature Center at 1111 E. Schaumburg Road from 6:15 to 9:30 p.m. on both Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27.

  • Conservation trust protects Barrington Hills gravel prairie Oct 4, 2012 2:59 PM
    The 12-year-old Barrington Area Conservation Trust recently completed a four-acre conservation easement that will protect a rare gravel hill prairie in Barrington Hills from possible future development. “Most gravel hill prairies are located along the Mississippi region of Illinois and it is rare to find a gravel hill prairie in this region,” said trust Executive Director Karen Yancey. “This conservation easement is a wonderful gift to the community and will ensure that both the horse trails and the rare native plants are protected through ongoing stewardship efforts.”

  • 70-year-old Barrington bicyclist kicks off fundraising trek Aug 23, 2012 3:21 PM
    The Barrington area is preparing to send off resident Bob Lee, 70, on his third Ride for 3 Reasons at a special event Sunday, Sept. 2. A send-off party with ice cream sundaes will be held at Wool Street Grill & Sports Bar in Barrington, just before Lee begins a 2,500-mile bike ride from Vancouver, Canadam to Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Make more summer memories in Schaumburg Aug 10, 2012 8:11 AM
    Summer's already winding down, but there's still time to add some more good memories to replace those of the blistering heat and drought. If you haven't yet had the opportunity to indulge in a summer picnic this year, the Schaumburg Park District has one already planned out for you.

  • View meteor shower from Schaumburg nature center Aug 3, 2012 8:05 AM
    It may not come with the rousing soundtrack of a typical fireworks display, but a shower of shooting stars on a summer night is an exciting way to see what nature itself is capable of.

  • Schaumburg’s Got Talent returns Aug. 10 Jul 13, 2012 11:41 AM
    As we know by now, even televised talent shows are a lot more interesting when there's a local contestant or two to root for. And next month, the Schaumburg Park District has a talent show that guarantees to be that entertaining. The 2012 edition of Schaumburg's Got Talent will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 at the park district's Community Recreation Center.

  • Barrington’s Bob Lee will ride again May 4, 2012 8:33 AM
    Barrington resident Bob Lee, 70, will be at Saturdays Barrington Area Kid Fest to begin his efforts toward A Ride for 3 Reasons: Part III a million-dollar fundraiser benefiting ALS, cancer and hospice. This September, Lee is planning to bike the the approximately 2,500 miles from Vancouver, Canada, to Tijuana, Mexico.

  • Schaumburg library celebrates 50 years Sunday Apr 13, 2012 11:38 AM
    The Schaumburg Township District Library will both commemorate its 50th anniversary and kick off National Library Week with a celebration featuring music, games and entertainment for all ages Sunday, April 15.

  • Celebrate “Springtime on the Farm” in Schaumburg Apr 6, 2012 2:57 PM
    Celebrate Earth Day this year by getting back to the earth in a 19th century kind of way. "Springtime on the Farm" will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 22, at Volkening Heritage Farm at Spring Valley, 201 S. Plum Grove Road, Schaumburg.

  • Houlihan’s closure sends “Lunch Bunch” packing Mar 29, 2012 4:01 PM
    The closing of Houlihans restaurant near Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg this week brought to a close a weekly tradition among a group of friends stretching back unbroken for 16 years. The Lunch Bunch met every Tuesday in a semi-private room at the restaurant. Now its members are scouting potential new meeting locations.

  • Children’s author presents ‘Titanic Remembered’ in Schaumburg Mar 24, 2012 8:31 AM
    Friendship Village in Schaumburg will team up with childrens author and storytelling performer Lynn Rymarz to give area residents a night to remember with a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic on April 13. Titanic Remembered will consist of both an early-dinner event costing $25 and Rymarzs free, one-woman show as The Unsinkable Molly Brown at 7:30 p.m.

  • Maple sugar-making demos in Schaumburg Mar 9, 2012 12:41 PM
    The Schaumburg Park District is holding its annual maple sugar-making demonstrations this month, one as a specific two-day event and the other as a bookable educational program. The 27th annual Sugar Bush Fair at Spring Valley Nature Center, presented by Whole Foods Market in Schaumburg, will include an outdoor breakfast featuring pancakes with maple syrup, sausage, juice and coffee.

  • Schaumburg-India Sister Cities committee formed Mar 2, 2012 11:15 AM
    Schaumburg this week began taking steps to make its new Sister Cities relationship with Hyderabad, India as real and productive as those it’s long enjoyed with Schaumburg, Germany and Namerikawa, Japan.

  • Schaumburg park will mark your memories Feb 24, 2012 11:23 AM
    The Schaumburg Park Foundation is offering area residents the chance to weave their personal milestones or memories of loved ones into one of the most scenic sections of the community.

  • Singers to vie for Schaumburg Idol title Feb 10, 2012 11:31 AM
    It’s time for Schaumburg-area residents to start tuning up their vocal chords to prove themselves the number one voice in the village. The Schaumburg Park District will hold auditions for the 2012 season of its “Schaumburg Idol” singing competition on March 8 and 10.

  • Schaumburg seeking volunteers to honor Feb 3, 2012 12:17 PM
    Schaumburg once again is looking to honor unsung heroes who make the community work for the benefit of all. But they’ll all remain unsung unless you sing their praises.

  • Barrington events serving up winter fun Jan 26, 2012 2:51 PM
    Winter is moving along at a pretty good pace now, but the village of Barrington has scheduled a few fun events to help area residents make it the rest of the way to St. Patrick’s Day and spring.

  • Schaumburg library celebrates 50 years Saturday Jan 21, 2012 8:54 AM
    Only six years after Schaumburg became a village, the Schaumburg Township District Library arrived to start serving area residents in 1962. The library will celebrate its birthday and other aspects of '60s culture with several free events from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

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