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  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Dickens in Dundee brings Christmas spirit to life Dec 6, 2014 7:10 PM
    Dickens in Dundee: 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday in downtown East and West Dundee. 27th annual festival featuring Living Windows, family festivities, parade, Santa, petting zoo, crafts, Gingerbread Village and carriage rides. dickensindundee.org.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Gerald Subaru joins in 2014 “Share the Love,” selects CASA Kane County as “Hometown Charity” Dec 5, 2014 10:33 PM
    Gerald Subaru recently announced that they will be participating in the 2014 “Share the Love” program that offers the opportunity for new car buyers to select a charity in their community to receive a $250 donation.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Carpentersville VFW to host meat raffle Dec. 12 Dec 8, 2014 4:43 PM
    The Carpentersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 is hosting a meat raffle at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12, at the post home, 301 Lake Marian Road. There will be various cuts of beef, pork and more.

     
  • Let thoughts on aging be heard at St. Charles forum Dec 4, 2014 12:05 PM
    Federal and state issues concerning aging and disability are expected to be discussed at a legislative forum Monday, Dec. 8, in St. Charles. The theme, “Communities for a Lifetime,” will focus on how the state can address challenges to aging in the community by investing in needed supports and services that will help make it possible and desirable for Kane County residents to age in place.

     
  • Kyuki-Do Martial Arts hosts “Breakfast With Santa” Dec 4, 2014 5:39 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 6, Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, 792 S. McLean Blvd., will be hosting “Breakfast with Santa” to help raise donations for Toys For Tots. The Marine Corps League Elgin Detachment 077, in partnership with Kyuki-Do Martial Arts of Elgin, has designated KMA as a designated Toys For Tots drop-off center.

     
  • Carpentersville VFW offers Queen of Hearts raffle Dec 4, 2014 7:43 PM
    The Carpentersville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5915 hosts a “Queen of Hearts” every Sunday. Tickets are on sale at the canteen. The drawing is held 3 p.m. sharp every Sunday.

     
  • West Dundee man indicted in business fraud scheme Dec 4, 2014 11:41 AM
    Two men, including one from West Dundee, have been indicted on federal fraud charges alleging they bilked 125 business owners nationwide out of $2 million. Federal prosecutors said Alberto B. Colon, 46, of West Dundee, and a Virginia attorney named Artemio Rivera, 56, are facing an array fraud charges involving their defunct Hoffman Estates real estate business.

     
  • NISRA performs “High School Musical, Jr.” Dec 5, 2014 2:17 PM
    Exuberant sounds of singing, dancing and acting will echo through the Cosman Theater in Huntley this month when young actors with disabilities perform excerpts from “High School Musical, Jr.”

     
  • Dundee Library offers free movies this month Dec 4, 2014 8:07 PM
    The Dundee Library is offering four free movies for children and teens during December. Drop in and enjoy the movies plus freshly made popcorn. These programs are free and open to the public. Children, age 8 and younger, must be accompanied by an adult.

     
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