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  • Toys for Tots drop off Nov 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District's Sullivan and Laschen Community Centers are drop-off sites for the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program.

     
  • Editorial: Vernon Hills and a collaboration that saved servicesNov 9, 2012 12:00 AM
    The village and park boards in Vernon Hills saw an opportunity to work together and the result should be a win for the community. That kind of governmental cooperation is needed more often, a Daily Herald editorial says.

     
  • Town meeting on Vernon Hills YMCA Nov 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District will host a town-hall meeting from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the Central Lake YMCA, 700 Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills.

     
  •  The village of Vernon Hills and Vernon Hills Park District have offered $1.4 million for the Central Lake YMCA building and grounds, 700 Lakeview Parkway.

    Village, park district offer $1.4 million as fast track solution to keep Vernon Hills YMCA open Oct 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    Vernon Hills village and park district officials have offered $1.4 million to buy the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills. The fast track "expression of interest" is intended as a measure to keep the facility open beyond a previously announced closing date of Oct. 31. The Lake County Family YMCA, which also operates a facility in Waukegan, says it faces a $6 million debt and annual operating loss of $800,000.

     
  •  Officials recently announced the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills would close Oct. 31 but the village and Vernon Hills Park District are working toward a potential solution to keep the doors open.

    Sale of Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills pondered as answer for financial woes Oct 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    A potential rescue of the Central Lake YMCA in Vernon Hills is being forged in an evolving deal that could result in the sale of the facility and land. Details are in flux as the village and Vernon Hills Park District collaborate on a possible solution to keep the doors open beyond an announced Oct. 31 closing due to financial difficulties. "Things are going 1,000 miles an hour," said Jeff Fougerousse, executive director of the park district. "We need to do our due diligence before we put something before the Y and their board."

     
  • YMCA topic of special meeting: Oct 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills village board and Vernon Hills Park District board of commissioners will hold a special joint session at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 4 to discuss the announced closing of the Lake County Family YMCA.

     
  • Take a brewery tour in Milwaukee: Sep 21, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting a day trip to the Miller/Coors Brewery plus dinner from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5.

     
  •  Music and food are the main attractions at the Vernon Hills Park Districtís Little Bear Ribfest Aug. 24 and 25.

    Down-home blues featured at Ribfest Aug 18, 2012 12:00 AM
    Down-home Chicago blues and award-winning ribs highlight the Little Bear Ribfest Friday, Aug. 24, and Saturday, Aug. 25, at Century Park in Vernon Hills.

     
  • Summer Splash in Vernon Hills Aug 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    Vernon Hills resident are invited to the annual Summer Splash from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 at the Vernon Hills Park District's Family Aquatic Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills. Poolside games, music, kids carnival games, food and other family activities, including duck races, are featured. Ducks are $1 in advance or six for $5.

     
  •  Andre Hromic of Wauconda, left, and Alex Gracanin of Chicago, both 12, splash into the water after going down a slide Tuesday at Barefoot Bay Family Aquatic Center in Mundelein.

    Pool attendance ó and revenue ó up during heat wave Jul 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Public swimming pools were a popular place for people trying to stay cool in Lake County during last week's heat wave, a Daily Herald survey showed. Attendance figures at some pools were up dramatically for the first week of July, compared to the same period in 2011.

     
  • Planting volunteers sought: Jun 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    Volunteers of every age are needed by the Vernon Hills Park District from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Park planting volunteers sought Jun 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    Volunteers of every age are needed by the Vernon Hills Park District from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 7, Friday, June 8, and Saturday, June 9 at the Sullivan Community Center, 635 N. Aspen Drive, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Park chat in Vernon Hills Jun 3, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District is hosting its first "Park Chat" of the season from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 at Cynthia Peterson Park, 200 Hawthorn Parkway, Vernon Hills.

     
  • Fly a kite this weekend Apr 24, 2012 12:00 AM
    The annual Loop the Lakes 5K run/walk will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 28 at the Century Park boat dock shelter, Route 60 at Lakeview Parkway, Vernon Hills and is followed at 11 a.m. by a free family kite fly.

     
  • JOE LEWNARD/jlewnard@dailyherald.com, 2010 The Easter bunny visits with children at Wauconda Park Districtís annual egg hunt at Cook Park in Wauconda.

    Egg-ceptional weekend: Egg hunts, candy and Mr. Bunny at Lake County events Mar 27, 2012 12:00 AM
    Brightly colored eggs, candy and a visit from the Easter bunny will be found in a host of community celebrations scheduled for this weekend throughout Lake County.

     
  •  The grass football field at Vernon Hills High School will be replaced with artificial turf, Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 announced this week.

    District 128 board inks deal for turf funding at Vernon Hills HighMar 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    School officials and a volunteer group have secured the financial backing needed to equip Vernon Hills High Schools football field with artificial turf. The final piece of the roughly $800,000 puzzle came from the Vernon Hills Park District, which has pledged $100,000 toward the project in exchange for reserved time on the field.

     
  • Child care contract extended at Hawthorn Feb 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    As it continues to examine space needs for the future, Vernon Hills-based Hawthorn District 73 will stick with its long term provider for child care service for residents and employees. Continuity as a new superintendent takes over July 1 was cited in the decision to extend the contract with the Afterschool Club for three years.

     
  • Strict policy on smoking, tobacco use in Grandwood Park Jan 25, 2012 12:00 AM
    A small park district in unincorporated Lake County near Gurnee has become completely tobacco- and smoke-free. Grandwood Park Park Districtís policy, enacted through a board vote Jan. 11, applies to all property and vehicles.

     
  • The Vernon Hills High School football stadium opened in 2002. A community group is raising money to replace the grass with a longer-lasting artificial material.

    Deal close for artificial turf funding at Vernon Hills High Jan 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    Libertyville-Vernon Hills Area High School District 128 officials are close to inking a deal that would bring artificial turf to the Vernon Hills High School football field. The Vernon Hills Park District board has approved an intergovernmental agreement with the District 128 board that calls for the park district to donate $100,000 to the project.

     
  • The Deerpath Center at 8 Greenvale Road has been sold by the Vernon Hills Park District for $95,000. The structure, originally built as a model home for the Deerpath subdivision, will be converted back into a residence.

    Vernon Hills Park District sells one of its original facilities Dec 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Vernon Hills Park District's to-do list got shorter last week with the sale of one of its original facilities — a onetime model home that, decades after it was built, finally will lodge a resident. The district last week closed on the sale of the Deerpath Center for $95,000.

     
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