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  • Poets sought for reading, rally for social justice

    McHenry – The Social Justice Committee of Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation is asking for poets to join the Resistance.
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • The Back Forty: Becoming a Hermit

    If you’ve ever thought of becoming a hermit, now is probably a great time. There are really two basic steps to becoming a hermit: 1) have a reason, an ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Get a Grip: The mental health benefits of setting limits

    In the beginning, limits are forced on us. We have to eat, sleep and take a bath according to a schedule. As we grow, we sometimes test these basic li ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Atwater: Three addicts who couldn't be saved, but why not?

    In the past two days, I have heard the stories of three drug overdose deaths. The first two were heroin ODs, and the third was a mixture of benzodiaze ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Break the mold: Winter a good time to prep basements, attics to stay dry all year

    As she passed it on her way to do laundry, Nancy Morton noticed the Christmas tree she had stored in her Harvard basement changing color.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 1:07 am
  • Short, dreary days call for a dose of Vitamin D

    It is officially winter in our household because I have pulled out the vitamin D supplements. My daughter was too young last winter to remember she ad ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Aisle denial: Is grocery shopping online the way to go?

    Grocery guru Chrissy Pate knows how to stack coupons, price match and stockpile her way to groceries for as much as 80 percent off – even scoring some ...
    Jan. 22, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Recycled decor: from scrap heap to style file

    Recycling has become the norm in many communities. The detritus of our daily lives – plastic, glass, metal and paper – makes its weekly trek to proces ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • You're going on vacation, but what about your plants?

    Winter, especially early winter, is a good time of year for gardeners to travel. Houseplants now are most tolerant of neglect and, if we plan a little ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Rich Tobiasz

    Hometown: Spring GroveYear you became a Master Gardener: 2003What is your background, and how did yo ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • 'A Dog's Purpose' premiere canceled amid video controversy

    LOS ANGELES – This weekend's premiere of "A Dog's Purpose" has been canceled following the release of a video that appears to show a frightened dog be ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • Melania Trump wears sky-blue cashmere Ralph Lauren for inauguration

    Incoming first lady Melania Trump wore a sky-blue cashmere jacket and mock turtleneck dress by Ralph Lauren, the brand that designed so many Hillary C ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:57 pm
  • Chasing Lyons: I can't march, but this is why I want to

    Dear Mallory (and Jackson, I'm bringing you along for the ride, too) ... On Saturday, hundreds of t ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • Orofacial Myofunctinal Disorders

    CORRECT SWALLOWING DEPENDS ON A PROPER RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MUSCLES OF THE FACE, TONGUE AND THROAT ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Getting your car ready for a trade-in

    In many ways, getting your car ready for a trade-in is like going on a job interview. You want to l ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 10:05 am
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