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  • McHenry County Planit 10: 'First Date' at Raue, children's 'Treasure Island' in Woodstock, Tropixplosion & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. “FIRST DATE” WHEN: Jan. 20 through Feb. 12 W ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:40 am
  • On eve before inauguration, Crystal Lake Raue to join nationwide 'Ghostlight' rally against intolerance

    The Raue Center for the Arts and Williams Street Repertory in Crystal Lake will join with theaters throughout the country taking part in “The Ghostlig ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • New Elgin theater company to present 'Forever Plaid'

    Having retired as a professor of music at Elgin Community College, John G. Slawson couldn’t give up musical theater.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:56 pm
  • Garrison Keillor to headline Crystal Lake Raue show, tickets now on sale

    Tickets went on sale at noon Jan. 17 for a Sept. 24 performance by author, humorist and master storyteller Garrison Keillor at the Raue Center for the ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:57 pm
  • Algonquin native performs as Woody from 'Toy Story' in Disney on Ice

    You could say he reached for the sky. Performing as Woody from “Toy Story” for Disney on Ice, Algon ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 12:30 am
  • An organizer’s top strategies for problem areas of the home

    Organizing is always a popular topic around the new year, as people resolve to de-clutter, de-stress and generally start over with a clean slate. We a ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Trailer-home buyers find they can save money – and face, too

    When Mary Ann Ridenour and Bill Ridenour became empty nesters last year, their 3,200-square-foot home suddenly seemed superfluous.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:30 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Ray Thornton

    Hometown: MarengoYear you became a Master Gardener: 2015What is your background, and how did you get ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Winterfest, wine-tasting at Cary Library, Get Lit(erary) & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. WINTERFEST WHEN: Noon to 4 p.m. Jan. 15 WHER ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • Woodstock Opera House, community theater spotlighted in new 'Upstaged' web series

    The main character in a new web series is more than 125 years old and still active.The first and onl ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • Wedding trends: What’s new in ‘I do’ for 2017

    If your idea of a wedding involves throwing rice and eating a slice of white, three-tiered cake, you’ve got some catching up to do.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Crafty couples dump DIY, ask wedding parties to help DIT (do it together)

    Many brides and grooms who want to craft meaningful and memorable wedding decorations choose to make one important item – the bouquet, table centerpie ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Hygge: This winter's hottest trend has its heart in the home

    Search the term online and nearly 10 million results roll in. It’s being touted by this winter’s shelter magazines, decor retailers and lifestyle mave ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 2:34 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Joe Menotti

    Hometown: AlgonquinYear you became aMaster Gardener: 2011What is your background, and how did you ge ...
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 11:58 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: American English Beatles tribute, travel & bridal shows and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. AMERICAN ENGLISH WHEN: 8 p.m. Jan. 7 WHERE: ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 12:24 am
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