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  • Vintage Values: McHenry County stores join Shop Hop through northern Illinois, Wisconsin

    If you love vintage finds, don’t run, hop, to the fourth annual Vintage Shop Hop on March 3 and 4. ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Chickens can be helpful – and challenging – for gardeners

    Raising small flocks of backyard chickens has been a trend among city dwellers for a decade or so, and putting the birds to work can be a boon to gard ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • What kind of cherry tree did Washington fell? (If he did.)

    Washington’s birthday is a good time to think about cherry trees. But rather than questioning whether George really chopped down the tree and then adm ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • From tiny pots to large plots, there’s joy to be found in every space

    There are windowsills all over the world filled with small edible plants, usually a few pots of fresh herbs. A city cook with a longer, wider sill mig ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:30 am
  • Can’t get enough animals? Check out these places:

    Warmer weather will bring more opportunities to get outside. Here are four places worth checking out in Northern Illinois.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:27 am
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Richard Marx at the Raue, Home & Garden Show, improv and more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. RICHARD MARX WHEN: 8 p.m. Feb. 17 WHERE: Rau ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • Review: A well-executed 'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead' at Metropolis

    My director friend, Michael, always called “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead” a “three-headache play.” Part comical, part absurdist and always bi ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 4:00 pm
  • Review: Not a weak link in brilliant 'Sweeney Todd' at Paramount

    “Sweeney Todd” is not to everyone’s taste, yet it is considered a definitive American Musical Masterpiece. Suffice to say, the Paramount audience that ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • Reducing food waste is good for the Earth and your wallet

    Remember how it was when you were a kid sitting at the kitchen table and your mother served up a healthy helping of rutabagas? Gross, right?
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 1:58 pm
  • McHenry County Master Gardener: Jerry Gudauskas

    Hometown: McHenryYear you became a Master Gardener: 1997What is your background, and how did you get ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 11:56 pm
  • PHOTOS: Marian Central Catholic High School's 'The Pajama Game' dress rehearsal

    Marian Central Catholic High School will present The Pajama Game Friday and Saturday, February 10 & 11 at 7:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12 at 2:00 p.m. a ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 5:51 pm
  • McHenry County Planit 10: Fox River Grove's Norge Ski Jump, 'Joan' at Woodstock Opera House & more

    Looking for something to do? We have 10 suggestions. INTERNATIONAL SKI JUMPING TOURNAMENT WHEN: No ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Review: Passionate, relevant storytelling in Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 'The Book of Joseph'

    “We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” – Elie Wiesel
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 3:35 pm
  • McHenry County Meet the Masters: Tom and Brenda Dahlfors

    Hometown: WoodstockYear you became aMaster Gardener: Brenda in 1999, Tom in 2007What is your backgro ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:50 am
  • Craving a fresh dining room? Try a white table

    Like fashion, decorating trends come in waves. One day, everyone wants a Sputnik light fixture in their foyer, and the next they want a Moroccan Beni ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:50 am
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