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  • Holiday open house celebrates Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer Nov 29, 2014 1:01 AM
    The McHenry County Historical Society & Museum celebrates two landmark anniversaries related to Rudoph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at its annual, free Christmas Open House from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. Christmas aficionado Dave Harms is once again spearheading the annual display, which marks the 75th anniversary of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s birth, courtesy of author Robert L. May, and the 50th anniversary of the airing of the Rankin/Bass television special.

     
  • Billy Flynn hosts blues party and open jam Nov. 26 Nov 24, 2014 2:56 PM
    Blues icon Billy Flynn with an All Star band offers a taste of the authentic Chicago blues at “Crystal Lake’s Real Chicago Blues Party and Open Jam” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 in the Listening Room, located within Lakeside Legacy Arts Park at 401 Country Club Road, Crystal Lake.

     
  • Songwriter Michael McDermott to perform Dec. 13 in the Listening Room Nov 21, 2014 11:41 PM
    On Saturday, Dec. 13, singer songwriter Michael McDermott will perform at 7:30 p.m. in the Listening Room at the Lakeside Legacy Arts Park in Crystal Lake. Hailed as one of the finest songwriters in the country, Michael McDermott started performing in Chicago coffeehouses in the early 1990s, incorporating elements of Irish music into an American folk rock sound.

     
  • The Land Conservancy taking nominations for Living With Trees Award Nov 21, 2014 3:52 PM
    The Land Conservancy of McHenry County is taking nominations for its Living With Trees Award through Dec. 15. The program was started to recognize those individuals, businesses, local governments and others who go above and beyond to ensure that our McHenry County community will have oaks in the future.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Sedgebrook Woodworker Brings New Life to Old Finds Nov 21, 2014 5:59 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.

     
  • CLC’s Artcetera Gallery Shop holds Winter Holiday Art Sale Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    Unique holiday gift ideas for art lovers will abound at the College of Lake County Artcetera Gallery winter holiday sale, which will be held Dec. 1-3 and Dec. 8-10, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

     
  • Dec. 5-7: CLC dance troupe to present Winter Dance Concert Nov 21, 2014 5:59 PM
    The annual Winter Dance Concert will be presented by the College of Lake County Dance Department’s Prairie Spirits Dance Troupe on Dec. 5, 6 and 7 in the Mainstage Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts on the Grayslake campus.

     
  • Smalley Steel Ring Company establishes CLC scholarship Nov 25, 2014 12:26 PM
    Through the support of Lake Zurich-based Smalley Steel Ring Company, the College of Lake County Foundation has established a new scholarship for CLC students in the Computerized Numerical Controls (CNC) and Mechatronics Technology programs. Applications for the scholarship will be accepted starting in February.

     
  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Conlon & Thompson Orthodontics collects 3,800 pounds of candy Nov 20, 2014 6:00 PM
    Conlon & Thompson Orthodontics in McHenry recently collected 3,800 pounds of candy for troops and veterans. The program, which began four years ago to promote a safe and healthy Halloween, donates treats to troops and raises money for school PTO’s.

     
  • Lakeside Legacy Arts Park celebrates “Christmas at the Dole” Nov 18, 2014 3:19 PM
    The Dole Mansion and Lakeside Legacy Arts Park will be filled with holiday spirit, music and cheer on Friday, Dec. 5, kicking off the annual “Christmas at the Dole” celebration at 5 p.m.

     
  • Woodstock Theatre presents “Arthur Christmas” as holiday show Nov 18, 2014 2:39 PM
    Celebrate the holiday season at the Woodstock Theatre with a special showing of “Arthur Christmas.” The animated film will be shown at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13. Admission is $1 per person.

     
  • McHenry County honors heroes of Holiday Hills shootout Nov 18, 2014 6:57 PM
    It was a day of firsts for the McHenry County sheriff's office. The department awarded two purple hearts, an award of valor, and unit citations for the entire detective and patrol divisions. The awards honored the first responders and supporting officers who saved the day on Oct. 16 when a domestic dispute call in Holiday Hills turned into a shootout. “We have so much to be thankful for this season,” Sheriff Keith Nygren said.

     
  • Share the word about volunteerism Nov 17, 2014 5:01 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: In McHenry County, there are more than 58,000 volunteer needs met annually. It’s the passion and will to give of the volunteers that keep our community running. But when’s the last time you spoke about it? We all have volunteered in some way or the other. Whether it was for a food pantry or just your neighbor, you volunteer ... now talk about it!

     
  • Sun City Train Club hosts holiday display Nov 17, 2014 6:53 PM
    The Model Railroad Club of Sun City Huntley will be running model trains this holiday season, starting Saturday, Nov. 22, through Dec. 28. Each year, the club raffles off three model train sets. This year’s raffle is a Canadian Pacific Passenger Train set that includes engine, cars, track and a transformer.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Suburban sufferer of immune deficiency fights for insurance coverage Nov 17, 2014 7:32 PM
    If she had Medicare instead of her retired teacher's insurance, Mary Ellen Karp would be able to get the infusions from a St. Charles clinic to keep her healthy. But people with immunity issues often battle with insurance issues. “I get a sinus infection and my body can’t fight it off, so I end up with bronchitis or pneumonia,” says Karp, who last had pneumonia in August. “Sometimes, I think I should just stop subbing, but I truly miss the kids.”

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • O’Hare runway plan ignores our weather Nov 14, 2014 5:01 AM
    A McHenry letter to the editor: Brisk, steady north winds brought mayhem and gridlock to O’Hare on Halloween with more than 700 cancellations nationwide due to an inoperable runway layout, the net result of a misguided modernization plan.

     
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