Digital Access

Digital Access
Access nwherald.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, weekend and Sunday packages.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Stay connected to us wherever you are! Get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Plan your weekend and catch up on the news with our newsletters.
Local

Cary resident takes top honors at pie-baking contest

UNION – Beth San Filippo of Cary not only captured "Best of Show" honors at the McHenry County Historical Society's 2013 Heritage Fair pie-baking contest, but she also took third place in the open class for her rhubarb, strawberry, blueberry and raspberry pie.

San Filippo's "sawdust" pie bowled over the panel of judges, which included Kathy Ferris of Tom's Farm Market & Greenhouse in Huntley; County Board member Jim Heisler of Heisler's Bootery in Crystal Lake; and Laura Stricker of Swiss Maid Bakery in Harvard. It features pecans, coconut, egg whites and graham crackers doubling as "sawdust." Sandwiched between San Filippo's two, award-winning pies in the open class was Jean Hunt (blueberry mix with graham crackers).

Other winners, in order of finish:

• Fruit: Jim Ratway, Woodstock (apple); Eileen Lane, McHenry (apple walnut); Jean Turner, Huntley (apple).

• Berry: Jesse Garcia, Union (raspberry); Kevin Schultz and Melissa Rosinski, Union (blueberry).

Winners received gift certificates good for museum merchandise, books, memorabilia or membership, plus ribbons or trophies. Fifteen bakers took part in this year's contest.

Loading more