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  • Beer garden: Plant the ingredients you need for your home brew

    You don’t need a garden to succeed as a home brewer, but growing your own ingredients is a flavorful step up.
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Straight Talk: Coalition works to raise awareness of drug abuse in county

    When it comes to big problems such as drug addiction, crime, homelessness or domestic violence, it takes big solutions. It takes more than a single pe ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Get a Grip: Fight stigma for Mental Health Awareness Month

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when those of us who work with individuals experiencing mental health problems focus on the current and e ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • All bubbly about pink and orange

    Lately, I have been obsessed with a particular color combination: pink and orange. The origin of my ...
    May 2, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Cruze takes aim at Jetta

    While diesel-powered cars are all the rage in Europe, they have yet to catch on here in any great numbers. Still, the technology is sound, and Chevy h ...
    April 30, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do April 30 to May 7

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ORSON WELLES FILM FESTIVAL’S “CITIZEN KANE” ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Review: 'A Streetcar Named Desire' captivates Crystal Lake’s Raue Center

    Note to readers: This is an occasional theater column. Reviews of productions throughout McHenry County will be written by various members of area the ...
    April 30, 2015 - 11:30 am
  • Woodstock celebrates the 'magic' of Orson Welles at Centennial Festival

    There’s a reason why Orson Welles called Woodstock home. And through a month-long celebration of wha ...
    May 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Atwater: Stay informed about potential abuse of new synthetic drugs

    Synthetic drugs – drugs that are similar in a molecular way to common drugs – such as amphetamines, methamphetamines and cocaine have been around for ...
    April 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Planit 10: Things to do April 23 to April 30

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) “A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE” WHEN: April 24-2 ...
    April 23, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • Spring Flower Sale Fundraiser Downtown Crystal Lake

    Join us as we celebrate Mother’s Day and Spring in Downtown Crystal Lake! Make plans to purchase flowers for Mom (and yourself) at Downtown Crysta ...
    April 22, 2015 - 10:41 am
  • Study: High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

    NEW YORK – Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Time tomato plants just right

    Occasional warm, spring-like breezes and longer hours of sunlight kindle an urge in me to plant tomatoes, starting them indoors, of course.
    April 17, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Atwater: Learning to accept responsibility

    Denise had been in an alcohol-fueled car accident in 2006. It was a one-car accident, and, fortunately, she had no passengers.
    April 17, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • MCDH: Focus on men’s health

    In the 1900s, the life expectancy of men was two years shorter than women, according to the Illinois Department of Health. In the United States, that ...
    April 17, 2015 - 3:59 pm
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