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  • McHenry County Planit 10: Lakeside Fest, Cary summer celebration, Wonder Lake 4th of July ski show & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) LAKESIDE FESTIVAL WHEN: June 30 through J ...
    June 30, 2016 - 12:21 am
  • Delphiniums are a worthwhile challenge

    My delphiniums are now in all their stately glory, the 5-foot, blue spires reaching for the sky as they guard the gate to my vegetable garden.
    June 24, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • The right wallpapers can take you on a trip

    Wallpaper goes in and out of fashion. Right now, it’s enjoying an “in” moment.There are wildly creat ...
    June 24, 2016 - 5:10 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: A Day at Petersen Farm, Rock the Routes and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) A DAY AT PETERSEN FARM WHEN: 10 a.m. to 4 ...
    June 24, 2016 - 11:39 pm
  • Review: Joe Diamond's 'Close Encounters' full of magical moments

    When you’re used to reviewing musicals and plays covering everything from acting to costume designers, reviewing a one-man show can be a challenge. Es ...
    June 22, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Review: 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' engages at Woodstock Opera House

    A powerful American drama, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” has a 53-year history from its 1962 Ken Kesey novel’s inception to the 1963 Broadway pre ...
    June 23, 2016 - 12:33 am
  • Spiders are among most effective predators of plant pests

    Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener’s best tools for biological pest control.
    June 17, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • A guide to understanding new light-bulb terms, LEDs and more

    Anyone who has stood in confusion in the light-bulb aisle (and that’s most of us) knows that technology and the push to save energy are continuing to ...
    June 17, 2016 - 1:38 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: America's Cardboard Cup Regatta, Art on the Fox, fishing and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) AMERICA’S CARDBOARD CUP REGATTA WHEN: 9 a ...
    June 16, 2016 - 10:12 pm
  • 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' at Woodstock Opera House marks comeback for lead actor

    In many ways, a return to theater marks a return to living for Rikki Lee Travolta. He takes a break ...
    June 16, 2016 - 10:13 pm
  • Lakewood woman's theater company to host Laughter in the The Loft in Barrington

    Through her theater company, a Lakewood actress is behind a new Laughter in The Loft night of comedy at McGonigal’s Pub in Barrington.
    June 15, 2016 - 11:31 pm
  • Unprintable podcast: 40 bands at B.A.M. Fest in Holiday Hills, Lakewood actress talks comedy show, 'Batman v Superman'

    Alicia Regan joins Jami in the studio to talk about Epic Repertory Theatre Company's upcoming performance, Laughter in the Loft, at McGonigal's Pub in ...
    June 14, 2016 - 11:19 pm
  • Staking trees: Do it only if needed, and do it right

    To stake or not to stake?Too many gardeners answer this question in the affirmative. Who doesn’t wan ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Explore ways to decorate around a television

    Television screens just keep getting bigger, which is great if you’re an avid binge-watcher, but not so convenient if you’re trying to decorate a livi ...
    June 10, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Taste of Summer in McHenry, 2nd Friday on the Square, Pet Fest & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) TASTE OF SUMMER WHEN: 1 to 4:30 p.m. June ...
    June 9, 2016 - 12:18 am
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