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  • Portable gardens: Plant so your garden can move with you

    People on the move often spurn gardening as a hobby because they have to leave their plants behind. But new innovations and creative ideas are making ...
    May 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Atwater: Medication can be problematic for recovering addicts

    Medication, particularly medication that can be addictive, is often problematic for people recovering from alcoholism or drug addiction. It doesn’t me ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Fish ponds possible even on small patios

    When Ann and Glen Gage downsized from their expansive home and garden in Switzerland to a San Francisco town house, one of the things they missed most ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Even minor injuries can cause concussion symptoms

    When hearing the term  concussion, people think an athlete can only get them during a rough and tumble football game, rugby or a hockey game. But new ...
    May 29, 2015 - 7:49 am
  • BMW 2 Series serves up value, adrenaline

    If you’ve ever wanted a tried and true sports car, a fancy German coupe for not a lot of coin, your ship has come in.
    May 28, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Kia enters elite luxury sedan market

    Kudos to Kia Motors for unveiling a high-end luxury sedan for the discerning buyer. But can it compete? What comes to mind with Kia models is hardly a ...
    May 28, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Blood clots a possibility with varicose veins

    Varicose veins can be more than just unsightly. In some cases, they can also be a health hazard if they lead to the formation of a blood clot.
    May 28, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Milk Days Bed Races, carnival, concert in the park and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) HARVARD MILK DAYS BED RACES & BIG WHEEL RAC ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:25 am
  • McHenry County guide to summer festivals

    A certain survival instinct kicks in when festivals run as long as some of those in McHenry County.A certain survival instinct kicks in when festivals ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:26 am
  • Woodstock’s Stage Left Café to feature Yeats-inspired musical

    Joseph Daniel Sobol opened a book of William Butler Yeats poetry years ago as inspiration to write songs.
    May 27, 2015 - 4:06 pm
  • Rust and more rust

    Since we are keeping our cars longer (we are at 11.9 years on average now), good maintenance is becoming really important. It is also very important t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:13 am
  • Using CARFAX reports for used car shopping

    It’s been said that you can’t judge a book by its cover and you certainly don’t want to purchase a used car simply because its exterior appearance gra ...
    May 27, 2015 - 10:44 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Kite Fest, art events, improv and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. 1.) ORSON WELLES CENTENNIAL FESTIVAL FINAL EVEN ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:42 am
  • Theater review: 'Sense and Sensibility' world premiere captivates

    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 ...
    May 21, 2015 - 12:45 am
  • Farmers Market: 20 weeks in Downtown Crystal Lake

    Farmers Market in Downtown Crystal Lake begins Saturday, June 6th and continues each Saturday for 20 weeks until mid-October in Depot Park. This award ...
    May 19, 2015 - 11:55 am
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