• McHenry County Planit 10: Fair, National Night Out, concerts & more

    Looking for something to do this week? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) McHENRY COUNTY FAIR WHEN: Aug. 5 ...
    July 30, 2015 - 8:38 am
  • Decorate home with neutrals – with an edge

    There are plenty of practical reasons to decorate with neutral colors. The shades we think of as neutral – whites, beiges, tans – don’t clash with any ...
    July 24, 2015 - 4:36 pm
  • Right-Center-Left brings dinner theater to Crystal Lake

    Steve Connell saw the need for a dinner theater in McHenry County, so the actor and retired teacher created one.
    July 23, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Magic show in Crystal Lake inspired by cheats, conmen

    Try John Hopkins’ tricks off stage, and you could land in jail. If you do, the magician and comedian ...
    July 23, 2015 - 9:58 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Gavers Community Barndance, movie in the park, theater and more

    Looking for something to do this week? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) GAVERS COMMUNITY BARNDANCE WHEN: ...
    July 16, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • McHenry High School brings back murder mystery theater with 'Chewing Gumshoes'

    Having sold out last year’s inaugural summer dinner theater, McHenry High School is bringing back the event with a longer-running, bigger show.
    July 16, 2015 - 11:37 pm
  • Woodstock Children's Theatre to premiere 'Lion King Jr.'

    One of the first to snatch up the rights to a junior version of the musical, “Lion King,” the Woodstock Children’s Summer Theatre isn’t taking the pro ...
    July 16, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Review: McHenry County College's 'Carnage' professionally done

    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 ...
    July 15, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Review: Raue's 'Beehive' in Crystal Lake brings 1960s decade alive

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members of area the ...
    July 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Used cars can give you more bang for your buck

    Your home, the diploma hanging in it and the insurance you pay to protect it are some of life’s biggest purchases. One you undoubtedly will make sever ...
    July 13, 2015 - 1:32 pm
  • Garden out of control? Simplify

    Too many plants, too little time? A lot of unnecessary effort can be weeded out with some time and energy-saving shortcuts, from plant selection to be ...
    July 12, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shark Week frenzy, products swim mainstream

    NEW YORK – Head over to Cody VandeZande’s condo in Chicago, and you won’t find a room without sharks.
    July 10, 2015 - 4:11 pm
  • Atwater: Getting better may be at odds with feeling better

    There’s a big difference between things getting worse and things feeling worse. Even though most alcoholics and addicts didn’t start using substances ...
    July 10, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Get a Grip: Communication and forgiveness

    To be mentally healthy, we need to be able to connect with others, to be heard by them and to be able to hear them.
    July 10, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Review: Stylish Elantra for the budget-conscious

    Elantra stretches the automotive dollar with an impressive equipment listIt’s little wonder this sma ...
    July 9, 2015 - 3:53 pm
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