Legacy Art Framing in Spring Grove recently had a client bring in an original hand-sewn 38-star American flag dating back to 1863 for preservation. The flag belonged to the client’s great-grandmother. Owner Luke DiSilvestro said it was every custom framer’s dream to work on projects of such historical significance. “It’s an honor to hold the responsibility of preserving a little bit of American history,” he said. • A couple of weeks back, I told readers about Hope Olson, a finalist in the Frame My Future scholarship contest, sponsored by Church Hill Classics, a Connecticut company that sells frames. This week, I received an e-mail from Hope reporting she was the contest’s grand prize winner. Congratulations to you, Hope, and good luck in the future. • Congratulations also go out to the 21 eighth-grade students who will be recognized during Immanuel Lutheran School’s first graduation at its Crystal Lake campus 7 p.m. June 2 at the school, 300 S. Pathway Court, Crystal Lake. • Harvard Milk Days kicks off McHenry County’s festival season next weekend. Turn to page 17 for a special pull-outsection detailing the festival, including a schedule, a history and pictures from past years. Then, once you’ve studied up on your Milk Days information, head out to the event and have some fun. • As the mercury begins to rise, McHenry County Department of Health is warning people to take measures to avoid heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Symptoms of heat exhaustion include dizziness, weakness, headaches or cramps, nausea and fainting. Warning signs for heat stroke are rapid pulse, high body temperature and skin that is red and dry. For more heat-related safety tips, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at /www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heat_guide.asp.
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