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  • Mortarboard art lets students stand out

    It’s hard to stand out at graduation when dozens, hundreds or even thousands of your classmates are dressed in identical caps and gowns.
    May 22, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Believe in seeds: They'll expand your gardening horizons

    “Plant seeds” may seem like an inane suggestion for a gardening column. But I’m serious. More and more people who garden these days put plants rather ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Farm Bureau program helps McHenry County moms become savvy shoppers by learning about farms, food

    In the aisles of local grocery stores, rows of buzz words pop out from the shelves. Organic. All Natural. No GMOs. Seven grain, Whole Grain, Multigrai ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • McHenry County Memorial Day events for 2015

    The following events are taking place for Memorial Day in McHenry County. All events take place May 25, unless otherwise noted.
    May 22, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • Review: 'Poltergeist' solid remake of haunted house classic

    It's infrequent and particularly satisfying when the remake of an especially memorable film equals or exceeds the experience of the original. In 198 ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:24 am
  • Review: Clooney's 'Tomorrowland' likeable and fun, but tries too hard

    There's a lot to like about Disney's "Tomorrowland." It's got George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, robots and explosions, a positive message, and it puts ...
    May 21, 2015 - 9:18 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Kite Fest, art events, improv and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ORSON WELLES CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL FINAL EVEN ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Woodstock's Orson Welles Centennial wraps with talk of unfinished film release

    Orson Welles created his final and arguably most ambitious film 39 years ago. It has yet to be seen.
    May 21, 2015 - 9:13 am
  • Theater review: 'Sense and Sensibility' world premiere captivates

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions will be written by various members of area theater companies, as well as ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • McHenry serves as setting for new film 'The Casket'

    Looking for a spot to shoot his latest film, “The Casket,” Tim Morgan honed in on McHenry. Morgan an ...
    May 21, 2015 - 8:40 am
  • Grilled appetizers: Red Onions and Shishito Peppers

    Much as I love my grill for the low-and-slow magic it works with a monster hunk of pork butt or a thick and beefy steak, I find it often shines bright ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:34 pm
  • Frittatas are weeknight dinner that will satisfy the whole family

    Frittatas are like quiches without crusts, and that makes them an ideal fast and simple weeknight dinner. They also are the ultimate have-it-your-way ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • White sauce marks classic Alabama barbecue

    When people think barbecue sauce, they usually think something tomato- or vinegar-based. But today, I want to convince you to consider another breed o ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • 10 ways to turn toast into something exciting

    We’re not entirely sure what the difference is between a classic open-faced sandwich and the suddenly hip world of toast with toppings.
    May 19, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Ban boring baked fish with Tuna Panzanella

    We all know we should eat more fish. We all know it’s good for us. What we don’t always know is a great way to make eating fish feel new and exciting. ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:06 pm
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