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  • McHenry County Planit 10: '9 to 5' at the Woodstock Opera House, Crystal Lake expo, superheroes at Volo Auto Museum and more

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    March 29, 2017 - 1:21 pm
  • Review: Give in to giggles at Goodman's 'Destiny of Desire'

    Master of parody Mel Brooks once said parodies were “what comedy should be. A salute… to the original…and just move it over 2 inches here to the right ...
    March 29, 2017 - 1:09 pm
  • Master gardener training creates volunteers across the country

    Like gardening? Want to share your skills with your community or family? Master Gardener programs are creating an army of volunteers who contribute ho ...
    March 26, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Esther Kaplan

    Hometown: WoodstockYear you became a Master Gardener: 2014What is your background, and how did you g ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:41 am
  • Embraced by Baby Boomers, recliners get a makeover

    Including recliners in home decorating projects used to be an interior designer’s nightmare, said Bonnie Lewis, founder of 55+ TLC Interior Design in ...
    March 24, 2017 - 11:40 am
  • Crystal Lake Raue show 'Any Other Name' will not transfer to Chicago

    “Any Other Name,” which runs through April 2 at the Raue Center for the Arts in Crystal Lake, will not transfer to a Chicago theater as originally pla ...
    March 24, 2017 - 12:49 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: 4th Fridays at Starline, Woodstock Folk Fest fundraiser, theater and more

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    March 24, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • Review: Get drawn into Theatrevolt's slice-of-life trilogy at McHenry's Hidden Pearl Café

    “Reflections & Perspectives,” the Theatrevolt production playing through next weekend in downtown McHenry, is an all-encompassing title for three shor ...
    March 23, 2017 - 12:31 am
  • Review: Jackalope Theatre's 'The Snare' fascinates, but is a bit repetitive

    “The battleline between good and evil runs through the heart of every man.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
    March 22, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • Review: Stellar casting in intriguing 'Any Other Name' at Crystal Lake Raue Center

    To what lengths would you go if you were the proverbial starving artist? What if you also had a spouse depending on you? Would you compromise your mor ...
    March 22, 2017 - 11:44 pm
  • Fairy gardens captivate imaginations of kids, adults

    A set of little wings. Ceramic fountains. Tiny versions of ornate cottages and brick walkways fit for the English countryside. These are just some of ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Lisa Faber

    Hometown: WoodstockYear you became a Master Gardener: 2013What is your background, and how did you g ...
    March 20, 2017 - 1:20 am
  • This comfy, cushioned cubby is an inviting, cozy workspace

    It’s a quiet but cozy workspace, designed to promote focus and creativity while providing an alternative to a traditional desk or office.
    March 17, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Raue's 'Any Other Name,' Shamrocked Woodstock Fest, St. Patrick's Day at Duke's and more

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    March 17, 2017 - 12:24 am
  • Review: McHenry County College impresses with 'Normal Heart' drama

    When I first learned MCC’s director of theater, Jay Geller, would be presenting “The Normal Heart,” I admittedly wondered if, even with his astute dir ...
    March 15, 2017 - 11:03 pm
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