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  • You can help light up Jaycee Park this Christmas Nov 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The Cary Park District will offer an opportunity to spread holiday cheer. Register your group, club, troop, neighborhood, business, or family to help decorate the trees that will line the trail at Jaycee Park. One tree will be available to each registered group. Each group is responsible for providing their own decorations, putting them up, and taking them down. Decorated trees will stay up for approximately four weeks.

     
  • Arlington Heights Community Concert Band continues holiday tradition Nov 28, 2014 9:09 AM
    The Arlington Heights Community Concert Band will present its annual, free holiday concert at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, in the auditorium of Forest View Educational Center, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights.

     
  • St. Charles woman helping deck out White House for the holidays Nov 28, 2014 5:52 PM
    An ovarian cancer survivor, Leslie Warmus hopes to cross off one item from her bucket list this weekend. The St. Charles woman will be among 85 volunteers helping decorate the White House for the holidays, including decking out one of about a dozen Christmas trees. “It was something I always wanted to do,” she said. “I’m crazy excited.”

     
  • East Dundee celebrates grand opening of Pasquale’s Restaurant Nov 28, 2014 8:21 PM
    Pasquale’s in East Dundee will be celebrating its grand opening on Monday, Dec. 1. Village officials and business leaders will be attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony, hosted by the Northern Kane County Chamber of Commerce, at 4:30 p.m. at their newest location, 102 N. River St., East Dundee.

     
  • Cut your own Christmas tree at Richardson Adventure Farm Nov 28, 2014 8:41 PM
    McHenry County produces more Christmas trees than any other part of Illinois, and Richardson Adventure Farm, with more than 50,000 trees on 75 acres, is one of the county’s largest growers. If the Richardson name sounds familiar, that’s because the farm is home to a huge corn maze every fall.

     
  • Immanuel to host Nativity Walk, Children’s Party Open House Nov 28, 2014 11:54 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 6, Immanuel Lutheran Church of East Dundee will host its Nativity Walk and Children’s Party Open House. The walk, which runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., will feature a tranquil gallery of nativity displays, including sets of all styles and sizes, wall hangings, and ornaments.

     
  • Waiting in the cold for deals in the suburbs Nov 27, 2014 6:21 PM
    Whether it was to score deals on flat-screen television sets, or get last-minute supplies for entertaining guests, suburban shoppers were at stores Thursday afternoon. But they had mixed feelings. "I hate shopping on Thanksgiving," Rich Arment of Mount Prospect said, as he purchased chairs. "I would honestly feel better off sitting on the floor if people could be home."

     
  • 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.

     
  • Lighting of healing courtyard at Sherman Hospital kicks off holiday season Nov 26, 2014 12:07 PM
    The Advocate Charitable Foundation at Advocate Sherman Hospital kicks off the holiday season Dec. 1 with the annual lighting of the Hoffer Healing Courtyard.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Hampshire’s own Prairie View Farm Market a quarterfinalist for the 2014 Independent Small Business Award Nov 25, 2014 4:24 PM
    The national small business movement Independent We Stand announces the quarterfinalists, including Prairie View Farm Market of Hampshire, for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. This announcement precedes Small Business Saturday on Nov. 29, encouraging holiday shoppers to support these businesses; instead of big boxes and national chains.

     
  • NARFE hosts holiday party Dec. 9 Nov 25, 2014 8:27 PM
    The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Greater Fox Valley Chapter 2181 will celebrate its annual Holiday Luncheon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Grand Victoria restaurant, 250 S. Grove Ave. in Elgin.

     
  • Defenders’ annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale Nov 25, 2014 9:19 PM
    The Environmental Defenders of McHenry County will hold their annual Holiday Kick-Off Book Sale at the Woodstock Square Mall building lobby, 110 S. Johnson St., on the Woodstock Square.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • Recycle your holiday lights at village halls in McHenry County Nov 24, 2014 8:37 AM
    The McHenry County Department of Health encourages residents to take advantage of the Holiday Lights Recycling Program offered at several area municipalities.

     
  • Community volunteers help Dundee Lions prepare to sell Christmas trees Nov 24, 2014 6:15 PM
    The Dundee Township Lions are prepared to begin selling Christmas trees this Friday, Nov. 28, at Grafelman Park in West Dundee thanks to the community’s help in unloading them. Beginning early this past Saturday community leaders, Scouts, students, police, fireman, and families joined the Lions in unloading 300 trees.

     
  • 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.

     
  • Images: The Week in Pictures Nov 24, 2014 1:51 PM
    This edition of The Week in Pictures gallery features Daily Herald staff photos of people living in the coldest temperatures of the season so far, a cougar delivering frozen turkeys, and a doctor who still makes house calls, representing more than two dozen communities.

     
  • 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.

     
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