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  • Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl! Jan 21, 2015 7:09 AM
    Bowling for Charity Event at Streamwood Bowl!

     
  • ‘Give the gift of shelter’ to PADS this month Jan 19, 2015 3:30 PM
    This past November, PADS kicked off its year-end giving campaign, “Give the Gift of Shelter,” with the goal of raising $80,000 for the program — which costs over $700,000 to operate annually. Thanks to the generosity of our community, PADS is 90 percent of the way to meeting this goal. “We have until the end of January to meet our goal before the campaign ends,” said Christin Kruse, Chief Development Officer. “And we believe we can do it with your help. The PADS program truly makes a difference in the lives of people in our community.”

     
  • Lindo Theatre presents classic Cold War thriller “Fail Safe” Jan 20, 2015 6:03 PM
    The Cold War Film Series continues at the Lindo Theatre with the thriller “Fail Safe” (G-112 min) on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 1 and 7 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, and tickets are on sale at the Lindo Theatre box office, located at 115 S. Chicago Ave. in downtown Freeport, or online at www.classiccinemas.com. A brief introduction before each movie and a discussion will follow the film presentation, led by Dr. Ed Finch and Alan Wenzel. The film takes place during the Cold War; U.S. bomber jets are equipped with fail-safe boxes that instruct pilots when and if to attack. When an attack order is inadvertently administered due to a system malfunction, the president played by renowned actor Henry Fonda must scramble to fix the mistake before the bombs are dropped on Moscow. He manages to stop almost all the bombers headed for Moscow, except for one determined pilot who manages to complete his mission, with deadly consequences. The film also stars Walter Matthau, Larry Hagman and Don DeLuise. The Cold War Film Series, which is co-sponsored by Highland Community College and the Stephenson County Museum, continues with “Dr. Strangelove” on March 4, “October Sky” on April 1, and concludes April 29 with a bonus movie, “The Russians Are Coming, the Russians Are Coming.” Admission to the “Russians Are Coming …” film is $5 per person or complimentary to those who purchased tickets for the entire film series.

     
  • Eighth-grade students “Discover Engineering” at Hannah Beardsley Jan 20, 2015 10:34 AM
    On Jan. 5-6, professional engineers from eight major corporations, students from Crystal Lake district 47 and 155, and representatives from McHenry County College came together at Hannah Beardsley Middle School to educate and excite eighth-grade students about careers in engineering.

     
  • Lethargy on later school start times Jan 16, 2015 12:01 AM
    A Woodstock letter to the editor: The Jan. 5 front-page article on delaying school start times for teens, “More sleep, better students?” reveals the usual lethargy among school administrators in effecting change.

     
  • Essay contest winner to be named at Martin Luther King Jr. Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Jan 16, 2015 3:28 PM
    FaithBridge is pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s MLK Essay Contest is from Richard Bernotas Middle School in Crystal Lake District 47. This year’s topic: “How do you bring about peace in the midst of challenge and controversy?” Based on this quote: The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at time of challenge and controversy.

     
  • Classic Cinemas presents annual “Predict the Oscars” contest Jan 15, 2015 5:41 PM
    The award season has begun, and Classic Cinemas has announced its annual “Predict the Oscars” contest for the 2015 Academy Awards competition! The nominees were announced on Jan. 15, and it’s time to pick your favorites to win.

     
  • Start new year in style at 4th Fridays at Starline Gallery Jan 15, 2015 4:18 PM
    Baby, it’s cold outside, but the Fourth Fridays at the Starline Gallery in Harvard is hot! The area’s biggest, most innovative art event is back and ready to kick off 2015 in style. Each month, a dedicated team of volunteers put together a new and exciting installation to greet patrons as they walk in the door.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre auditorium to be dedicated in honor of Harold Ramis Jan 15, 2015 6:17 PM
    An auditorium at the Woodstock Theatre will be dedicated in honor of writer/director Harold Ramis at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, immediately prior to the showing of “Groundhog Day.” The 1993 film, which was directed by Ramis, will be shown at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1.

     
  • Brunch to recognize conservation efforts in McHenry County Jan 15, 2015 1:01 PM
    Join the Land Conservancy of McHenry County’s annual Celebration Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at D’Andrea Banquet in Crystal Lake. The event will recognize another exceptional year of conservation in McHenry County — oak trees and native shrubs planted, acorns gathered, land preserved, Art of the Land celebrated — all through the generous support of the members and hard work of many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers.

     
  • McHenry County Board seeks commission members Jan 15, 2015 1:03 PM
    The McHenry County Board is accepting applications from individuals interested in appointment to the McHenry County Community Development Block Grant Commission.

     
  • Preschool to host open house Jan 15, 2015 12:56 PM
    Algonquin Preschool, 109 Washington St. in Algonquin, is hosting its annual open house for the 2015-16 school year from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24. Open registration will begin at the open house. Feel free to stop in for a visit with your child anytime to see their programs in action.

     
  • Conservation district offers winter program Jan 15, 2015 1:10 PM
    Discover nature in winter with the McHenry County Conservation District. They will offer programs on the winter sky, surviving as a prairie pioneer, nature open houses and more.

     
  • Local athletes to represent U.S. in Junior World Championships Jan 19, 2015 9:01 AM
    Two athletes, who are members of Norge Ski Club in Fox River Grove, have been selected by the U.S. Ski Jumping Team to represent the United States in the Junior World Championships in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

     
  • Church welcomes three new staff members Jan 14, 2015 3:12 PM
    The First Congregational Church of Crystal Lake welcomes three new people to its staff. Laura Gaszynski and Sami Dittirch are new co-directors for the church’s children’s Christian education program. Katie Zeliasz has accepted the newly expanded position as communications coordinator for the congregation.

     
  • PM Prime Steakhouse Offers Truffle Dinner Jan 14, 2015 10:17 AM
    On Wednesday, January 28 at 6 p.m., PM Prime Steakhouse will host a special six-course dinner exploring one of the most sought after culinary treasures: The Truffle.

     
  • Woodstock man makes kids' film to honor son who died at 10 Jan 13, 2015 4:48 PM
    Mason Parrish had barely turned 10 when he asked his dad, “When I grow up, can we make movies together?” Chris Parrish, a Woodstock native and graduate of Woodstock Community High School, replied, “Of course.” Three years later, Dad made good on his promise. At Chicago Studio City in Cicero. Parrish directed a kids film titled “Thrill Ride,” based on an idea and characters created by Mason.

     
  • The Oh Yeahs to perform Jan. 25 in Algonquin Jan 14, 2015 9:19 PM
    The Congregational Church of Algonquin, 109 Washington St., will feature The Oh Yeahs in concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25. They perform a collection of music including original compositions, current pop hits, showcasing their signature sound of folky three-part harmonies, and classics by artists such as Johnny Cash, the Beatles, and Crosby, Stills, and Nash.

     
  • Learn about nutrition, fitness at Centegra event Jan 12, 2015 9:45 PM
    Guests at the upcoming annual Centegra Healthy Living Event will receive information about fitness, nutrition, weight-loss options and healthy lifestyle choices. The event will be from 8:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Jan. 23, at Centegra Health Bridge Fitness Center-Huntley.

     
  • Get tickets now for Elgin Master Chorale’s gala Jan 12, 2015 9:03 PM
    The Elgin Master Chorale invites the community to "It's A Grand Night," celebrating a new beginning and building a new foundation, from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at St. Charles Country Club. Cocktails will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:15 p.m., with a cash bar. There will be dancing from 8:30 to 11:30 p.m. It will be formal attire; black-tie optional. The gala will feature a dinner, dancing, and live entertainment as Bobby G. sings timeless classics in Frank Sinatra-style. Pre-dinner music will be provided by Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Honors Chamber Ensemble.

     
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