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  • 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.

     
  • Sedgebrook residents honor veterans with ceremony Dec 8, 2014 9:31 AM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • 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.

     
  • See ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet Dec. 20-21 at Raue Center Dec 9, 2014 11:55 AM
    The Berkshire Ballet Theatre is once again performing "The Nutcracker" at the Raue Center For the Arts in Crystal Lake on Dec. 20-21. From a mouse's viewpoint, everything seems big! Imagine, being on stage as a mouse and growing 100 times your actual size! Watching all that you know swell and balloon and the battle of your life about to begin! Mayhem, pandemonium with swords and soldiers all choreographed to Tchaikovsky's music.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • FaithBridge announces 2015 essay contest for MLK Dec 3, 2014 5:40 PM
    FaithBridge, a consortium of faith-based communities in McHenry and Lake counties and the Northwest suburbs of Chicago, announces the 2015 essay contest for all students in sixth to eighth grades.

     
  • Magic Science Night Dec. 12 at Elgin Public Museum Dec 3, 2014 9:34 PM
    A flick of a hand here, a magic word there and magicians seems to make something out of nothing! But what is magic but science used to trick our senses? Discover optical illusions, fire tricks and other “magic” as explained through science in experiments and demonstrations set up throughout the Elgin Public Museum.

     
  • Ernest Andrew Brooks III to keynote MLK Interfaith Prayer Breakfast Dec 9, 2014 3:44 PM
    Ernest Andrew Brooks III, a multifaceted and engaging professional, is keynote speaker at the sixth annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Interfaith Prayer Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 19. His topic will be “The World House: Realizing Dr. King’s Cosmopolitan Dream.”

     
  • Fox Lake Theatre Presents Free Screening of “The Polar Express” Dec 2, 2014 4:07 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Fox Lake Theatre with a FREE screening of “The Polar Express.” This special show is slated for Saturday, December 13, 2014, at 10 AM at the Fox Lake Theatre, located at 115 Town Centre Lane in Fox Lake. The film is sponsored by the Lions Club. Santa will be on hand to greet children before the film.

     
  • Santa Hustle Chicago 5K to benefit ACS, Toys for Tots Foundation Dec 2, 2014 6:16 PM
    The Santa Hustle Chicago 5K is comin’ to town this weekend-don’t miss out on all the jolly fun! Picture thousands taking to the streets and pathways of Chicago’s beautiful lakefront, outfitted in Santa hats and beards as holiday cheer overtakes the windy city!

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.”

     
  • 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.

     
  • 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.

     
  • NIU Law alums, faculty honored by Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Nov 25, 2014 7:22 PM
    Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni Kenya Jenkins-Wright (2003) and Heather Wier Vaught (2005) join clinical assistant professor Colleen Boraca in being honored as “40 under 40” attorneys by The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

     
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