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  • Lincolnshire Art Festival takes place Aug. 16-17 Aug 11, 2014 12:23 PM
    Rated as one of the Top 100 festivals in the country by Sunshine Artist magazine, the Lincolnshire Art Festival celebrates its 17th year in 2014. The event will run Aug. 16-17 at the Village Green shopping center on Milwaukee Avenue at Olde Half Day Road.

  • Sometimes the slow, measured response is the right one Aug 10, 2014 1:01 AM
    We all sometimes say and do things we wish we hadn't. Our Ken Potts says we can avoid that -- at least sometimes -- by taking a slower and more measured response.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Aug 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of August 4.

  • Cantigny celebrates its French connection Aug 8, 2014 1:01 AM
    Cantigny Park’s annual French Connection festival celebrates all things French from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the park, 1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton. “We’ve got a large variety of activities that makes this very welcoming for the whole family,” said Cantigny Park Communications Manager Jeff Reiter.

  • St. Charles engraver put his love of art to work by creating monuments Aug 8, 2014 11:38 AM
    Preserving a memory in stone has been Jim Shoaf's craft for nearly 30 years. His art gives a depiction of those who have passed on. As a monument maker at St. Charles Memorial Works, he finds his work very gratifying. “We can help them through the grieving process, by producing a monument or marker that reflects their life” Shoaf said.

  • New staffers at Mundelein High School for the 2014-15 academic year Aug 8, 2014 6:50 PM
    Nineteen people will join the Mundelein High School staff when the 2014-15 term begins on Tuesday, Aug. 12.

  • Batavia Green Fair aims to inspire eco-friendly lifestyles Aug 6, 2014 2:27 PM
    The Batavia Green Fair on the Fox, formerly known as the Batavia Green Walk, is returning for its seventh annual event with more than just a new name. Fair co-chairman Keith Line said this year, the fair will be more interactive and will reach a wider audience with various new activities, events and entertainment.

  • District 50 to host proof of residency event Aug. 12-13 Aug 6, 2014 12:58 PM
    Woodland Elementary District 50 hosts its eighth annual proof of residency event from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 12 and 13 at the Woodland Middle School gymnasium, 7000 Washington St., Gurnee.

  • Hunter Kanya is Round Lake Area Exchange Club’s August Hometown Hero Aug 6, 2014 1:02 PM
    The Round Lake Area Exchange Club's Hometown Hero for August is U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Hunter Kanya of Antioch.

  • Fireworks highlight the annual Lakemoor Fest celebration Aug 5, 2014 12:07 PM
    The 19th annual Lakemoor Fest will be held at Morrison Park, 233 Rand Road (Route 120), Friday, Aug. 8, to Sunday, Aug. 10.

  • St. Matthew in Hawtorn Woods to host annual pig roast Aug 5, 2014 12:07 PM
    St. Matthew Lutheran Church and School on Old McHenry Road, between Quentin and Midlothian roads in Hawthorn Woods, will host its 24th annual Pig Roast Sunday, Aug. 10. Food will be served from noon to 5 p.m.

  • Garfield Farm Museum looking for volunteers to archaeological research Aug 2, 2014 11:21 AM
    Garfield Farm Museum is looking for volunteers to help with archaeological research in August and September. The hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday thru Sunday during the weeks Aug. 12-14 and Sept. 9-21.

  • Fox Valley towns, groups host National Night Out Aug 2, 2014 6:01 AM
    Residents of communities throughout the Fox Valley will be participating Tuesday in the 31st annual National Night Out Against Crime with block parties, games and other activities. It is celebrated annually the first Tuesday of August in all 50 states. Its goal is to promote crime prevention and safety programs, strengthen police-community partnerships and encourage neighborhood camaraderie.

  • Join in some Art & Soul this weekend in Elgin Aug 1, 2014 3:05 PM
    The sixth annual Art & Soul on the Fox in downtown Elgin will feature the works of nearly 70 artists, including ceramics, jewelry, woodwork, photography, mixed media, painting and much more. The outdoor art event takes place Saturday and Sunday along DuPage Court, South Grove Avenue and Spring Street in downtown Elgin, just north of Festival Park.

  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Aug 1, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of the bunch and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of July 28.

  • World of Faeries Festival opens Saturday at Vasa Park Aug 1, 2014 11:01 AM
    Fantasyland comes alive at the annual World of Faeries Festival, which opens Saturday at Vasa Park in South Elgin. Organizers say it is a chance for people of all ages to enter a fantasy land and just be a kid.

  • Master Gardeners offer peek at Idea Garden Aug. 5 Aug 1, 2014 2:15 PM
    As your garden grows this summer, are you thinking about new designs or looking to explore new plant varieties? Inspiration is close to home in the Kane County Master Gardeners’ Idea Garden, which is open to the public from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 5.

  • Work needs to be positive part of who we are Jul 31, 2014 11:05 AM
    Our Ken Potts says finding balance in life is a key to happiness. And having a job that we enjoy is a key part of finding that balance.

  • Register now as Fox Valley’s own ‘Amazing Race’ returns Aug. 9 Jul 31, 2014 1:18 PM
    The Fox Valley Park District’s local adaptation of the TV show “The Amazing Race” returns on Saturday, Aug. 9, when the sixth annual rendition of the event will be held starting at 9 a.m. from the Eola Community Center.

  • North Aurora Days ready for family fun Jul 30, 2014 6:01 AM
    North Aurora Days, which runs Friday through Sunday, Aug. 1-3, offers reasonably priced fun and a chance to get reqcquainted with neighbors.

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